Feb 27, 2015

A Menagerie of Projects

Looking back at the projects I finished in February I'm amazed at just how different each of them are!

I've already shared my mixed media page and scrapbook layouts.  I've also dabbled into a new papercraft for me: card making ...

These were created for the design team call for The Inspiration Station (fingers crossed!), but I really think I've found another crafty obsession.  Each card can be considered a little piece of art.  So much fun to make!

I also started my 2015 Wood Veneer mini album from the great January Crafted Kit at the JBSMercantile.  The kit originally sold out, but has been restocked - it's such an easy kit to customize and make your own ... a great way to document a year.

The next project I worked on will be revealed fully late Saturday night (midnight CT) as the JBS Mercantile Crafted Kit for March ...

Here it is in progress.  The final project is sweet sweet sweet.   It is adorable and classic all at once.  It's something you'll keep in your family forever.  Check it out in about 24 hours at the JBS Mercantile.

thanks for visiting!  have a creative weekend!

Feb 19, 2015

No Need for Ugly External Hard Drives

Oh those ugly ugly external hard drives!  I like pretty things.  I even want my technology to be pretty.  My husband's screen saver is a photo of my pink roses because I just can't look at something ugly when I walk into the room.  

I took a stab at pretty-ing up my external drives.

I simply put some gorgeous rub-ons on the tops and they now are very very pretty.

You may need to check your rub-ons first to see which will work.  I used Jenni Bowlin Studio rub-ons which went on easily, but tried an old Hambly rub-on and had problems.  I'm sure some may work better than others.

thanks for visiting!  have a creative day!

Feb 18, 2015

What's On Your Work-desk Wednesday - 298

See the work-desks of others all over the world right HERE on Julia's blog.

I've started to knock out my UFOs (UnFinishedObjects) this year. Yahooo!  And so that's what you'll see on my work-desk today.

There's a 6x12 layout on my desk that I probably printed off 4 years ago.  The photo and background were created together digitally and I printed it with all intentions to finish it with my traditional supplies.  It's one of my favorite photos EV.ER even though my toilet is in the background.  After every bath my boys would squat down and cuddle up in their towels.  They would remain in that position for a while and I'd have to pick them up "as is" and plop them on their beds.  

You can see a box of bling to the right.   That was sent to me from American Crafts from a promotional contest many years ago (tHaNk YoU!) and I used some of the brads from it to adhere my old Heidi Swapp clear stars from my stash.  They worked perfectly.  You can also see a tag and a frame diecut as I try to figure out how to make my journaling and title.

Other things from my desk:  Two Jenni Bowlin Studio storage boxes as I'm reorganizing my vintage treasures.  You can also see my stamp pads, newly labeled.  I've also got a bottle of Glossy Accents as I was going to use that to adhere the stars, but the brads worked so nicely.

Here's the start ... and since I'm the slowest scrapper this side of the Mississippi, it may stay this way for a while.  But I hope to have something new on my desk for next week!

Thanks for visiting!