Wednesday, May 30, 2012

'Lil Fry Box

Have you seen the Fry Box from Lifestyle Crafts?
I LOVE this little die. It was one I actually didn't have in my collection but really wanted. Luckiky, I won it in a layout contest last year from LC and I just can't get enough of it. Anyway, I needed a gift box for one of the teacher bracelets I made for end of year gifts so I grabbed my Fry Box die and some paper from the Simple Stories Elementary collection and set to work.
After cutting the fry box, I tucked the bracelet down inside and filled it with some paper was all I had and worked well in a pinch. ;) Next, I adhered the die cut to the front with some dimensional adhesive. I kinda felt like it needed a little something else so I cut the teacher sticker out and adhered it to a straw I had trimmed down. Again, it worked in a pinch. I think it came out really cute for a whole 10 minutes worth of work! Don't you? On another note, Scrap-Mart will be at BOTH the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, TX AND the Heirloom Productions Stamp Show in West Springfield, MA this weekend! If you are attending either show be sure you stop by and say hi! Photobucket

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Office Renovation Continues

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to FINALLY have a workspace all to myself. Rocky worked extremely hard to make this dream a reality for me and unfortunately, he's not quite done yet. :) Back in December I purchased some used, custom built cabinets that were removed from a law office. This past weekend, we finally got the countertops installed for them. Now that my space is together and uncluttered, I wanted to share some pics with you.
This is MY space where I will sit and craft. I have a 10 ft. countertop with spaces for 2 chairs. I am still working on getting the drawers organized but so far I am loving it!
This is my dedicated office space. I do my blogging, scheduling and answer emails from this desk. I also have all my files and receipts for taxes and such in these desk drawers. The black island next to the desk is my die cut area. The top holds my Big Shot Pro and my Grand Calibur. In the drawers I have printed pictures ready to be scrapped and cutting plates for my machines. Then, underneath I have my Slice, Presto Punch, Cinch and some other goodies. The computer cabinet is now home to my sewing machine. It is a perfect space for it and now I can leave it set up all the time...but still hidden from view!
And this area is my storage and display space. I have the large Expedit shelf from Ikea that holds my albums, papers and well, pretty much everything. ;) And Rocky bought me those two glass top desks which are perfect for displaying finished projects. What you cannot see is that I have a HUGE space in the center of the room. This area is going to be my classroom! I am so excited to be able to have classes and crops right here at home. I will have hosting a free crop in June as well as my first class (from home)! Details on those to come...for you local folks. Well, that's it. A peek into my crafty work space. Feel free to leave any questions you have in the comment section. And sorry the pics are not so great; they were taken with my iPhone and emailed to myself. I tried to edit them but just couln't get them any better. Thanks! Photobucket

Monday, May 28, 2012

Scrap-Mart: Thanks, Teacher

Hello friends! Today is my day over on the Scrap-Mart blog! Hop on over to see how I created these fun cards for teacher thank you's!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Teacher Gifts

Hello everyone! Today is the last day of school for my kiddos. I have been trying to come up with a gift for the teachers and while I was in Orlando last weekend I saw these cool bracelets from Craft Fantastic.
So, I picked up a few thinking I could some up with something. Then, it hit me! OU and OSU. Perfect! So I headed to town and hit the local scrapbook store, Sooner Scrapbooks, and grabbed some OU and OSU stickers and set to work. Here's the final products...
I really love how they turned out! These things are surprisingly easy to make. I made 3 in a little less than an hour. The teachers were happy. I was happy. Husband wants me to make more...and sell them. Guess I'd better get busy. ;) Photobucket