Craft Desk UPDATE

Hello Friends! I’m super excited to share an update on my craft room. I’ve added another work surface and changed my stamp storage. Not a complete overhaul, but I just cleaned it and fell in love with it all over again! I think all crafters get excited and take pictures of clean work areas 😝
Here is a link to my original post showing you my craft desk: My Creative Workspace.

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I purchased this large table from a clothing store that was shutting down in the mall for $50!!! I couldn’t walk away from such a deal.

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It fit like a glove! My design paper storage slid perfectly underneath it. Two storage cubes sit on top with my solid cardstock and special paper pads. My cutting mat and large paper trimmer sit on it, as well. The containers on the right are my large sizzix dies, texture plates, sprays, and medium gels. My die cutting machine finally has an assigned spot that’s out of the way!

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In my original post I had binders that stored my stamps. Nothing was wrong with that system, it worked. However, I fell in love with the fridge containers and Elle Pockets that Jennifer McGuire kept showing off. Love, love love! So much easier to use at home or travel to crops with. The dividers are heavy cardstock with labels. Easy peasy!

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This is still the same as before, but I wanted to show how much more I’ve added to it! The top round spice containers are from IKEA and the rounds ones near the bottom are from Dollar Tree! Eh, the magnets aren’t as powerful, but they stay put.

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Ta-da! Full view of my work space. I’m head over heals for it all. Everything is within reach. Having two different work surfaces is amazing! I don’t have to constantly move things out of the way when I bring my trimmer or scoreboard out. My Project Life layouts don’t get shoved around (because then I forget how I had it) when I’m trying to work on an individual card. Love it!
I thought about getting a stool for the taller table, but I’ve managed well so far without it.
Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for visiting!

Wedding Card Box

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I’ve been dying to share this project. I video recorded the entire project from start to finish, but I’ve had trouble editing it 🎥🎬 ughhh.
This was for my Brother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law for their Black and White wedding in September of 2015.
The bottom two boxes are the largest size of the United States Postal Service. They’re free at your local post office!!!

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The small top box is a kids shoe box. I cut the bottom of the middle box and the top of the bottom box so that the two boxes are hollow in the middle. This allows the envelopes to fall all the way to the bottom. The small to box on top is just for decoration, it is not connected to the inside of the bottom two boxes.
I wrapped 11 sheets of 12×12 scrapbook paper around each side. The top box has a lid that is wrapped individually instead of around the whole thing. I finished each individual box before hot glueing them all together.

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I made mini boxes out of the same paper as the lid. It holds up the letters and flowers, but doesn’t stand out. The chipboard letters were from a $1 bin at Target. The paper flowers are from Prima. The picture below is viewed from the back.

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I used strips from a diamond mesh roll for all 3 boxes for some bling 💎

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My Sister-in-Law sent me this picture of the over flowing envelopes. SO AWESOME!

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I loved making this box! I made one for my own wedding the night before my reception LOL it was simple and a lot smaller.

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!! Lots of love & hugs ❤

Merry Christmas!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all!!! It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this creative space 😒 but
I’d like to share the fireplace and chimney I created for my work desk … This isn’t my original idea, I pulled it from Pinterest. I hand cut it from copy paper boxes! I changed the computer background to a fireplace and removed any screensaver.
I pulled this together over 2 very late nights and felt like giving up a few times lol but I successfully completed it. 🙌 Love and miss everyone here, hope to see you again in 2016!

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My Love & Happiness

Happy Monday!!! I wanted to post this yesterday, but my Hunny Bunny and I opted to pick up a pizza and watch a handful of New Releases. Sweet and blissful love. It’s what makes my world go ’round.
Speaking of love, I’m sharing a layout I made. My favorite photo of us the night of my brother’s wedding. I actually backed it on thick chipboard that I can frame and hang up.
I’m submitted this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes With Buttons.

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I impulsively purchased the huge flower waiting in line at Michael’s (those dollar bins are dangerous lol). The key too!!! Everything else I pulled from my existing stash and just kept layering until it looked good.

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BONUS DIY: If you look real close you can see some color sprays behind the flower and picture. This is the first time I use sprays or mists so I went light. Looking back now, I wish I had sprayed heavier lol
I bought empty spray bottles and gel food coloring. They don’t clog up the sprayers and the color is richer. I YouTubed tutorials and watched dozens of vids before deciding this was what I wanted to try first.

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Thanks guys! Up next: I pulled out an unfinished project from the vault😉

Copics!!!

Friends, I’m so excited!!! … I know I’ve been MIA. I’m sorry blah blah blah (how many times can I apologize for the same thing lol) … Anyway, if you haven’t liked my FaceBook page yet please do so! Because while I haven’t been on here, I have been sharing a few odds & ends over there. Including my hoarding confession LOL😉
I struggle with Copic Markers. I love them. I love buying them. But I suck at using them. I’m excited because I’ve finally been able to color an image that looks decent and I’m happy with. Woo hoo!
It’s a Saturated Canary image with Wink of Stella on the wings. Be happy for me! This is amazing progress.

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Baby Boy Babyshower Book

It’s Super Bowl Sunday!!! … and I’m bringing you another Babyshower Guestbook LOL. Last time I showed you a Girl’s book so today I have a Boy’s book. I love this one! I love the paper and embellishments I used. It looks cleaner cut and straight lined. I love that look.

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I hope you enjoyed!!! I still have another boy and a unisex babyshower guestbook to show you, but in due time. GO SEAHAWKS!!!😉

Goody Bags

My sweet friends! I’ve missed you, but I’ve been crazy busy making these super cute goody bags for my God Daughter’s 5th birthday party. They’re not too elaborate because, after all, they are goody bags that young kids will likely destroy or throw away LOL but they’re still cute enough to pine over:)
Each scalloped piece, each paper rosette, each center piece is different from the other. That was very difficult for 25 bags! I even hand stamped or embossed backgrounds on some of the scallops. Each flag banner has her stamped name on it. Of course, everything is hot glued together. CLICK to enlarge the main images so you can really see the details.

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