Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Stamp of the Month cards

I finished the cards for the Stamp of the Month swap for April, May, June and July.  Sharing them now so you can see what's coming up!  Simply order $50.00 or more of product and you can get the Stamp of the Month for only $5.00!  To order, click on the "Shop with Me" icon on the right side of this blog.

All 4 Months

All Products from Close to my Heart
April Stamp of the Month: S1034
 Surf's Up Paper Packet: X7168B
 Cricut Artiste cartridge for bird cutout:
2" Scallop Circle Punch: Z1392
Brown & Tan Glitter Paper: Z1830
Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment: Z1754
Chocolate ink pad: Z2111

  All Products from Close to my Heart 
  May Stamp of the Month: Pinwheel  S1305
  Later Sk8r Paper Packet: X7167B
  Cricut Artiste Cartridge for the large star: Z1790
  Ribbons: Close to my Heart-discontinued, use any other kind
  Sparkles: Clear Assortment Z1752
  Sparkles: Blue & Green Assortment Z1327
  Lagoon ink pad: Z2195
All Products from Close to my Heart
June Stamp of the Month: A Flowering Bunch  S1306
For Always Paper Packet: X7165B
Exclusive Inks Markers in various colors of choice
Lagoon ink pad: Z2195
Green Glitz Glitter Gel: Z1771
Black brad from brad assortment: Z1366
All Products from Close to my Heart
July Stamp of the Month: Sweet Life
Top paper has been scored vertically and horizontally.  I then used sandpaper across the front.
Colored pencils in various colors of choice.  Watercolor pencils work great: 3505
Designer brads, antiqued copper: Z1410
Durables, artisan studs: Z1816

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

My First Pinterest Organizing Project

I have been working on my daughter's wedding details and needed a break so I spent some time on Pinterest.  I love pinning all of the organizing items and finally decided that I needed to do more than just pin something... I needed to "do" something.  My youngest daughter had volleyball practice so I dropped her off and headed over to the local Dollar General store.  I spent some time searching through their storage containers until I found some that I really liked.  I filled up my basket and when I got home, I went to work on my son's bookshelf and dresser.  Here's the before and after photos:

                     Before                After

 I created all of the labels using Word and Google images.  I printed them out onto Avery labels and placed them on the containers.  For the wire baskets, I printed the labels and glued them onto cardstock, punched a hole at the top and attached them with fiber ribbon that I had on hand from Close to my Heart (discontinued, but they have great colored twine that I could have used instead).  For the basket with handles, I wrapped ribbon around the handles to keep them up and it made easy for my son to grab onto and carry.

January 19th Crop

A few photos from our January 19 crop at Connie's.  We had a full house!  Always willing to make room for more!  Great day, great food, great company!  If you haven't joined us for one of our mini crops yet, you don't know what you are missing!