Sunday, January 30, 2011

Flower Power (Satin Flowers)

I had a request (yep, just one) to post pics of my satin flowers. The first two I have on hand, the rest have been given as gifts. I'm in the process of making more, but they each come out a little differently depending on the supplies and mood of the moment.

Purple flower. (For some reason my camera makes it blue.)

This one is really purple.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Alcahol Ink Storage

This is an Idea I got from Wende at Passionately Paper. I live in a studio apartment, therefore all of my scrapbooking and crafting is done at the end of my kitchen counter/bar area. I have to do some improvising on storage space, so as you see in this picture my Glimmer Mist, Alcohol ink, and Stickles are stored on the back of my stove. (This works for now because I dont have all that many.) The pots and pans (that I rarely use) live in the dishwasher (never use) so that I can use the cupboard where they were meant to be stored for some crafting supplies. I try to keep my obsession out of my living area. :) I don't want to live in my scrap room.

These are PVC pipe sections. I intended to buy a length of 3/4" PVC pipe and cut it to size myself. I was thrilled to discover that Lowe's sell's these 1 1/2" pieces in bags of 10 for a little over $2 each. I never could have cut them evenly myself. The bottles don't sit all the way down in these pieces because there is a ridge inside halfway down. That's ok with me. It works.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Flower Practice

These first two flowers are my failed attempt at making the roses that Laura showed on her Ustream class last Friday. I think part of the failure is due to the fabric choice. These were just two swatches of quilting fabric that I happened to have on hand. Another print or Batik would have been much prettier. The other reason I don't like them is the shape...they just don't look right. Hopefully with practice I will get better. The bottom rose is my experiment with a wider wired ribbon.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

April Journal Page

Not perfect, but it's mine, so who cares? :)

The pocket is clear acrylic. I probably will slip a picture or two in it. I just grabbed a coupon that was laying on my desk to show that it's a pocket.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Post Card #4

On this post card I used a rose that I made of satin. I gold embossed the key stamp from the 7 Gypsies Vintage Seasons Timeless Romance set then cut around it. I used Tea Dye and Aged Mahogany Distress embossing powder on the Tim Holtz plate.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

February Journal Page

I'm not crazy about it, but here is February. It doesn't show, but I put Glossy Accents on the fly and Distress Stickles on the butterfly. I forgot to add the calendar before I took the picture. It is on there though.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Journal Book

This is my scrapbook/journal. It's a work in progress. Only 11 more pages to go! :}  I used craft paper for the front for a sort of cork board feel. Also, I figured why waste the pretty paper when it will not be seen under the memorabilia. (This is just the beginning. There are more bits to include.) The front pocket holds receipts or other tidbits. The page pocket can hold a journal page, brochures, pictures, memorabilia, etc. Pictures or notes can be slipped under the ribbons on the reverse side of the page.

Calendar Box

This box is from Kathy Orta's Paper Phenomenon Ustream class. The paper is Mariposa. The drawer holds the calendar pages. I plan to change the knob when I find another one I like.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Post Card #1

This is my first post card in Laura's (Following the Paper Trail) series. This is the only one I've finished so far. I couldn't quite accomplish the twilled rose so I made a ribbon rose for this one. I will include a picture of the reverse side later. I forgot to take that one and I want to put a picture on it.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snowed in

Well, I'm not exactly snowed in against my will, but by choice. Ma nature has dumped several inches of snow on us and it is cold as the dickens outside. The high today will be 19°F. I would brave the cold just to use my 50% off coupon at Michael's but the streets are slick as well, so....I'm hibernating...and crafting.

I returned from visiting my parents Monday, just ahead of the snow. At least we are prepared. Getting snow in the winter is not unusual for us. I feel bad for the southern folks who do not typically get snow so therefore have no means to clear their icy or snow covered streets. Things must be at a standstill there.

I finished my calendar box, learned from Kathy Orta of Paper Phenomenon. No wait! Did I say I finished it? Not yet. I forgot to put the month on the calendar page! So now I have to redo that. That's the way my crafting goes, two steps forward, one step back.

I will post pictures of the calendar box later, as well as a "Fall" album I made using the "Pocket Full of Memories" technique from Following the Paper Trail. I watched A Piece of Craft on Ustream a couple of days or so ago. Marion was using self-made long envelopes for a mini. It was really cute, so one of those may be on my growing list of future projects.