|while cleaning my scraproom, (yes, still cleaning), last night,
i found this piece of plastic.
it was actually packaging to something that i had bought, but to me, it looked like a bookmark!
so, within a few minutes, that’s what i made it!
i simply applied a piece of woodgrain box tape, some words made with my label-maker, a cute little owl, rounded the corners, punched a hole and added some ribbon! you can’t see it very well in this picture, but the ribbon is actually a clear rubbery ribbon with owls printed on it—it matched perfectly!
on the back, you could see the woodgrain from the front, so i simply added a ‘k’ and that was it!
just a few minutes, some items i had in my stash, and a recycled piece of plastic becomes an ‘up-cycled’ bookmark!!!
|my scrap room is outta control!!
just ask my DH, he’ll tell ya.
so, i have begun to tear it apart,
purging (yikes, that’s hard to do),
|these are just a few pictures of some of my favorite spots in my scrap room.
i need to make room for my new toy.
i’ve only completed about 1/4 of the room….
i will post more pix as it gets completed…
and some projects that i am looking forward to working on with my new cricut!
TFL (thanks for looking!)
|can’t believe it’s mine!
i was holding out forever, while using another hand-held die cut system.
but, i finally found such a great deal!
my cricut expression…regular price $299, on sale for $202!!!!
so, i sold some of my other scrap supplies, made some extra money subbing at the school….
and now i am playing with my new toy!!!
i will post some of my new projects tomorrow!!!
…gone to play…
|i have a list a mile long of cards that i need to make for people. it just keeps accumulating week to week.
with today being “World Card Making Day”, i decided to make a few.
i wanted them to be simple, yet pretty.
i also wanted to use supplies that i have on hand. i’ve been trying to do that more often. i seem to buy way too much scrap supplies.
for this project, i simply used a few sheets of coordinating paper, a sheet of kraft paper, (which i love), a few buttons, my glitter mist and a favorite punch.
i didn’t put any type of sentiment on them yet. i’m not sure which one i’m using for which person yet. i figured i could either add a stamped sentiment later or use them as blank not cards.
did you make a card today?
|cute little clip about the upcoming wedding between jim & pam….|
|there was a chill in the air today and it has put me in the mood for the Christmas season!
i love this time of year!!!!!
time to drag out the Christmas CDs…think about Christmas projects…and simply enjoy the changing of the seasons.
|i scrapped this layout for a color challenge over on sistv. i never realized that you can put this widget into your blog and view the layouts! very cool!
with yesterday being the first day of autumn, i chose the fall color swatch for this challenge.
the picture is actually a postcard that i got at our church garage sale.
on this layout, i also tried using my sewing machine to stitch on paper. a long time ago, i owned a mini sewing machine specifically for paper, and it was awful. i hated using it. so, i’ve been nervous about trying my regular machine. but, i think you will see stitching on a lot more of my layouts! it was a lot of fun!
i also tried another fun & easy technique that i saw in a magazine recently. the chipboard arrow was a dingy color of brown, so i wrapped it with bright yellow thread to add more color and texture! too easy!!
all of this was stuff i had on hand. i’ve been trying to use more of my stash….
i hope you are enjoying the first bits of fall.
the women’s Bible study that i attend started today. it was so good to see some faces that i haven’t seen since spring. very excited to study God’s Word with these ladies!
|“i love my family…but i’m no june cleaver”
this is a continuation of my “altered vera bradley catalog” that i started a month or so ago. i had fun turning it into an art journal/journal about me project. i wanted to try different scrapping techniques….and yet journal about things like my faith, my feelings, my opinions.
this double page layout is about the fact that yes, i love my family….yes, i enjoy cooking dinner, but yet….i’m no june cleaver. i occasionally make poor priority choices, such as, maybe, blogging, when i should be cooking dinner. LOL.
|this next double layout is about the fact that people may say i’m an old fashion girl.
i modge-podged some pictures of old shows/movies that i love.
the journaling reads:
“I enjoy black & white movies and TV shows, probably because I prefer not to hear or see excessive swearing, violence or sex. I appreciate manners and am shocked when people are rude. I enjoy watching shows from times when the innocence of children were protected and marriage vows were treasured. I guess that makes me an old-fashioned girl.”
now, don’t get me wrong. i don’t live in a bubble. i’m not a prude. i just think that on some things, it would be nice if we could take a step back in time…
|well! i’ve been a really bad blogger lately. it’s been a whirlwind month of busy-ness.
but it’s over! so, life can return to normal.
first off, i made these ATCs for a “moon & stars” ATC swap over on sistv.
i’ve only seen the honeymooners a few times, but i love old black & white tv shows. back when you didn’t have to worry about all of the sex and swearing on tv.
i’m so happy that it’s friday!
“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”