Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Scrap bookroom

So I have finally move everything into my office which was my youngest one's room for awhile. She will shortly be moved from the master bedroom to the master bedroom upstairs to share with her sister. That move will happen in February.
 Wall by the door, this case holds all my cross stitch magazines and pattern books. I have enough patterns to do until I am dead and buried LOL. In the small book case is all my computer manuals and games. On top is my computer with the side off as the Video Card gets to hot and shuts everything down so I have a stand fan in front of it to cool everything off. Beside that is my printer which I don't use for printing pictures, I tend to take them out to be done.
 On the wall above my computer is my Drayia banner that a pal made for me in a swap. Also visible is the "S" also made for me it says "home joy I love my family". On one end of the banner is a mask also from a pal swap and on the other end is a beautiful butterfly that my DH got for me while we were still dating.
My computer corner. The shelves have a ton of different items most of what has been created for me. I love pal swaps that does altered items. I enjoy surrounding myself with others creativity, it helps me be more creative.
 Shelve above my work desk. As you can see it holds my cricut cartridges, middle has jars filled with ribbon pieces, and then my altered book for cuttlebug folders and my altered tin for lace. The clock is for pictures which I need to print off and put new ones in. You can just see a picture frame that says create on it by another pal. Also need to print a picture for it.
 My work desk. My altered recycle can for bits and pieces of cs or pp. Containers holding buttons, loose bling, brads, eyelets all divided by colour. As you can see I am currently working on a couple of things so the desk is a little messy. Containers hold my pens, glues, i-Rock accessories, decorative staples and other small things.
 I have an extra lamp in the corner to add more light as there is only a pot light in this room and it is not always bright enough. M wall of shelves LOL. This holds all my CS which is pretty much all DCWV. MS punches, asst. albums, large tools like my paper cutters, scor-pal, pencil crayons etc. In the bottom drawers are clear stamps, stamp pads, card making supplies, smaller tools, templates, embossing powders, smaller wooden stamps. The plastic shelves have finished LOs, wooden stamps, cardboard for the back of ATCs and inchies, scrap CS, 12x12 kits to be made. On top is my cricut, all those plastic boxes are sorted by holidays and seasons, themes and colours. The ones on the wooden shoe rack holds rolls of ribbons, bling, small punches, chipboard, ATCs, Inchies, and Cards.

Here is my second work area which my oldest DD uses as I am slowing getting her to try her hand at crafting. She made a scrap book for social all about the Canadian major battles during WWI and she is joining me in a card swap. The green drawers hold all kinds of wool, I use to make plastic furniture for Barbie but stopped when DD got to old for them. Now have 2 small girls again so might have to start making that stuff all over again LOL. In the filing cabinet is all my shipping envelops and baggies. You can see the lamp on my table it is from my little girl's room it has animals on the shade, might have to either buy an new shade or alter that one.

You cant see my shelving unit to well in this picture. Stored in it are my containers for flowers, cuttle bug dies, cuttle bug and embossing gun. Also stored all my unmounted pictures. The picture on the wall is of humming birds that was drawn by Natives so also includes a Native symbol of humming birds. Love humming birds and I have quite the collection of them done all in glass.  

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I am so excited. I saw this on Leslie Guerrero's Blog back in September and loved it. At the time she was having a challenge to create one and was giving a Rak away. I was too busy to participate then it but now have her permission to do a swap like it on Here is the link to my swap there if you would like to check it out and join us.

Here is the link to Leslie's Blog and be sure to check out her club kits she has for sale!

This shall be a busy month for me, scrappy wise and I am so excited to start creating again. Much rested and the creative juices are flowing, which is good because I have several things to finish by the end of this week. Now hostessing the Birthday Card Swap on, a Canadian only pal swap, and now this suitcase swap. I love hostessing it is lots of fun, some work but much more enjoyable then just sending things in. I have a lot in my stash now so there are a couple of swaps I have been in for a while that I am thinking of dropping. I really love the swaps were I fill an envelop and just mail to a pal because that way I don't have to worry about postage. Postage is an issue because it means having American cash on me at all times. Trying to get to the bank to exchange money is difficult some days. I run a day home 5 days a week and if I have kids all those days then I cant get out to the banks.

Had a great Christmas with family and friends. All the kids got spoiled which is nice to see and we did not go indebt for it. Was a warm Christmas and the snow started to melt away. Was a little sad as for Christmas Eve we go out and look at all the pretty Christmas Lights and found that half the places that normally decorate did not put up any lights. It was fun and wonderful anyways when you have a 2 year old along telling you to "Look Dad, Lights" every time we passed a house with Christmas Lights on. She loved it so it was worthwhile. Next year it will be 2 of them telling us to "Look".

Now just to get through January and then should have some free cash to again start buying some tools that I need for my scrap room. I have learned a lot this year and that I need more "things" to create with. I have a ton of embellishments but not enough tools to make pretty things. I need to get more MS punches, I like the boarder and corner sets. Would like to get more folders for my cuttle bug, these are great for card making and I am really enjoying doing that. They are a quick and easy thing to make. Need more lace, which surprises me but I have discovered I like how it looks and the dimensions of it on LOs and Cards. Going to look at upgrading my cricut to a expressions one and would like to get some Nessibles or Spellbinders and try them in the cuttle bug. Love Scor-tape and will have to get some more but would love to find an ATG gun. That sounds funny to all you Americans out there but I have not been able to find one around here in Alberta, Canada. Last but not least, start looking at my favourite company's and start getting prepared to apply in December of 2011 to their Design Teams for 2012. I am much more confident in my crafting and creating then I was a year ago and I want to share it with more ppl. Need to promote my Blog somehow to get more followers so that I can have a nice following when/if I get onto some of the Design Teams out there. This is one long post so will sign off for now. Have a Happy New Year all and stay safe.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thank you and imaginisce release party

A Big THANK YOU out to They have selected me as a random winner of a fabulous Rak. Go check out their Blog, they have monthly challenges and give out prizes to their followers too.  They are wonderful, very inspiring and they love to check out followers Blogs and leave great comments. Got to know these girls on Great site to learn all about scrap booking and other paper crafts. Been involved in several different swaps with them with helped get my stash up and I am now using it for different crafts I am making. Not so scared now to try my hand at much, I can now make paper bag albums, trying making other minis and just got sent a cute mini album made out of toilet paper rolls. I never thought of using that kind of material and it is a great way to recycle. Well off to get my older kids up for school and then maybe some crafty time in before I have to be ready in half an hour for my day watching kids. If I am lucky and not to tired I might get some more crafty time in this afternoon while all the kids are sleeping! Have a delightful day crafting and stay warm everyone. The snow is falling here again. Its starting to look a lot like Christmas!!! 8 more days to go before the jolly old guy in a red suit comes!!

Before I left for the day I had to share this link.
They have a wonderful new set of products called Garden Party and they are giving away prize packs containing the full product line. Check it out it is one of my fav. companies!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ran out of time.

Wow this last month went by so fast. I had such plans to get so much crafting done and I sooo wanted to enter some designs onto a couple of sites for design team calls. A last that never happened. Very disappointed in myself. I had 6 large swaps to finish up by today, they are finally done and postal to various people but when it comes to crafting zip got done. Started a night job for the holidays and that has taken all my time. Have a couple of errands to run today while the little ones are sleeping and then hopefully I can have some crafting time to myself :) Home tonight but we are decorating the Christmas tree which we done every year on December 1st. Maybe after the decorating I will have some more crafty time. Saturdays look like they are becoming the one and only day that I might have any real time for me. I feel so over whelmed right now that I know I need to take some time and craft it always makes me feel better. Also on my list is finishing a Christmas stocking for Veronica then find a pattern I like for Cara. I have been very lazy with my cross stitch lately otherwise Veronica's stocking would be done. I will try to do some LOs for a couple of challenges that are out there, I just don't know how some of the crafty ladies I know get it all done. I guess after Christmas I will be able to get more done as I have a week off from watching kids, my day home shuts down between Christmas and New Years every year. I only take 2 weeks a year off and that is one of them. Have kids for a half day on Christmas eve so I have to get their little Christmas gifts done. Not sure what I am doing for them this year but I have some little Christmas stockings so might fill them with some age proper treats plus need to get the baking done so I can make up my goodies gifts for friends and neighbours. UG so much to do and so little time. I love Christmas but don't feel ready at all this year...just really stressed! Have a great day all and thanks for stopping by.