Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New Craft Studio

Hi friends,

I'm soooo excited to share my new craft studio!!!
The corneses just came this morning for the windows, and now pretty
much everything is complete!!!  I'm loving how everything turned out!!!
And how organized it all is!!!!
Lot's going on in the next few weeks.  Sarah's graduating from 8th grade,
and some of our favorite seniors are also graduating from high schoo, which
means parties, gifts, and craftiness happening!  
Will post when I get some spare moments!!!
Enjoy the photo's!


1.  The wall as you walk into my studio.  I tried to create different "work stations" so I wouldn't have to keep using the same space over and over again.  This is a photo of my card making and stamping station.  All of my inks are on top of the desk.  Most of my stamps are in the big round basket underneath.  The basket is on wheels, so I can move it...Next to the desk is the walk in closet that holds all my "extra" scrapbooking stuff that I don't want to get rid of.  Mostly, old Creative Memoris items, and another rolling basket that hold alot of our gift wrapping paper.


2.  Next up a picture of the wall you look at when you come into my studio.  This desk is my scrapbooking station.  With a wall decal above it that says:  "Creativity is inventing, experimenting, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun."  The window treatment is a cornes that I had made that has white trim,  with a purple and green trim along with beading to match everything.  The wall paint is Sherin Williams, Magical.  The green is a fun, grass green color, from sherin williams as well. In front, is a 6ft bean bag couch that all of Sarah's friends love to come jump on and hang out on! :) It has a pillow on it with the word "Inspire" 

3.  Some scrapbook photo's I've done for 2 of my design
teams that I forgot to post! Shh! don't tell anyone!!


 4.  Some scrapbook pages I've been working on for one of our favoirte seniors who will be going to college soon. Thought 
we'd send her off with a pre made book, so all she has to do is
add photo's and memoriabillia! 

5.  On the other side of the scrapbook station is a bookcase
from IKEA, "bookcase billy".  And the bathroom, that isn't 
quite finished yet....that still needs to be painted.  Most of the 
units ontop of the white table are from "Go Organize".

6.  My favorite wall:
The wallunit is also from IKEA.  And I have organized
everything into boxes that have labels so I know where
everything is.  On top of the unit is my traveling case of copic markers,
my photo printer and my dry erase calender.  To the left is a shelf
that has all of my knitting stuff, and the dresser on the other side of the
window is an old antique piece that I've had for years.  Ontop are photos,
and a picture my mom had painted for me when I graduated from college.
It has all kinds of events that happened of when I was a kid growing up...

7.  This is the other side of the IKEA wall unit, the armoir
is again, another antique piece that hold all of my 12x12 paper.
Ontop is some needlepoint pieces I've done, a TV that I usually
keep on for background noise, and my "cheerleading bear" I've had
since high school! :)

That's It!  Hope you enjoy!  Have a great week!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Mid Month Reveal for Let's Scrap Sketches

 I should so be walking with my head beween my legs!
Totally forgot to post this from Saturday!!!

Here is the mid month reveal for Let's Scrap Sketches (two days late!)
Hope you enjoy my layout and get some inspiration for it!

I will be posting again on the 23rd.  Until then, is end of the year
on-goings at Trinity School, with graduation parties for
some of our favorite seniors, and the search is on for a new 
horse for Sarah! :)  Hope everyone has a great week!




Friday, May 1, 2015

Let's Scrap Sketches May 1st Reveal

Hi everyone!
Here we are on May Day!! :)  
Can't believe how fast the time has flown!
Here is the reveal for Let's Scrap Sketch Challenge.   This time
I chose to do just one side of the sketch.  We are in search of a new horse
for Sarah, as she grew taller this winter, and has outgrown Ziggy, so the
photo's I have of him need to be scrapped and put to bed before the
new horse comes along!  So here is the sketch, and my DT entry.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.  I will be working on
graduation invitations, and picking up a new horse that Sarah will
have on trial for two weeks!



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sketches in Thyme Week #3 Challenge

Well, as promised!  Here's my second post for the week!
This is a wwek 3 DT reveal for Sketches in Thyme!
I love their sketches, so easy to work with!
Here is this weeks sketch, and my take on the sketch.
My only difference is that I used 2 pictures instead of 3.  These
are photo's of Sarah last summer at the beach.  Warm weather is coming
soon my friends!  I promise!!! Hope everyone is well!  I'll do something next
week for you!!! Enjoy your weekend!






Sunday, April 19, 2015

Use Your Stuff Challenge #180 "Anything Goes'

This is a DT reveal I am doing for Use Your Stuff.
The challenge this week, for #180 is "Anything Goes".
Which was perfect becuase I have been working on Sarah's
invitations for her classes 8th grade graduation party in June.
This was something I came up with on Friday.  All of the
word art represents different things, or special moments their
class have had together in the past 9 years.  Most of the class, 37 of them,
have been together since Kindergarten, so this is a bitter sweet time for them.

I hope you like the invitation.  I'm not sure this is the final product, 
I still have time  tweek it....any suggestions are welcome.  
I'm not opposed to adding/changing or
going in a totally different direction!

I will be posting later this week for another blog on Wednesday! So until then...


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Let's Scrap Mid Month Reveal

Hi friends!  Hope everyone is well!

We are settling in our new home, and adjusting well.
The last of the furniture came last week while we were 
away on Spring Break, and so now I'm shopping for artwork
and "pretties" as my mom calls it! :)  We are home for the 
remainder of the school year, (6 weeks) and then travel season will
start again!  Lots of fun trips planned too!

It's the 15th of the month, so it's time for our mid month reveal
at Let's Scrap.  Here's the sketch, and my take on it!  I try
really hard to stay true to the sketch.  These were photo's from
Sarah's first day of 8th grade,back in September!





Have a great week everyone.  I'll be back to post early next
week for two more design teams!!! Thank goodness for them,
becuase they are the only reason I'm staying on task!!! :)


Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop


Welcome to our Spring Blog Hop.  The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and (hopefully) the cold spell is over!  The Use Your Stuff Design Team are showing their spring fever by creating some great spring themed projects for you.

The hop runs from Monday April 13th until Saturday April 18th, so you have lots of time to play along.  Make sure you leave a comment on each blog.  If you would like to follow the blog, I'm sure the DT would love that as well!  We have 5 spring themed prizes to give away from the comments on the blogs.  You won't know which blogs we will be choosing so make sure you comment on each one.  International participants are welcome. 

I chose to do 3 Spring cards, that include some bling, and flowers~of which I'm super excited to see after this long winter we've had!  I hope this gives you some inspiration!
 Can't wait to see what you come up with!


Here is the line up for the blog: