Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Pink Pineapple creations...

Here are the Pink Pineapple creations that I promised in my last BLOG.

The first photo is one that took me forever due to the water coloring that I did. It's made on Green Gable and Only Orange SU card stock, I stamped the Zoofari set in Basic Black ink and colored them all in using the lid to SU's ink pads for a painting palette, then using my blender pen I colored them in. The patterned paper I picked up at PP and I then used a SU corner punch and layered them and placed a colored brad on them.

The second photo is one that I used the Garden Whimsy set and I used various card stock including So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, Bashful Blue and Whisper White. I stamped the same image 3 different time in Green Gable, Purely Pomegranate and Bashful Blue. I also made a small tag with the absolutely fabulous set and tied it with some silver cord.

The next photo has three cards using the Zoofari set, Bronco Buster set, and the Garden Silhouettes set.

The last photo is from one of my favorite sets out there, you can use it in so many ways, I LOVE IT!! I used the All in the family set and Family Accessories set. The card stock is Green Gable and Only Orange again and the patterned paper is from the PP. I used my trusty blender pen for the coloring in of the children again using my ink pad lids for my palette. I stamped a present in the background using versa mark.

That's it and I hope you liked my new creations as much as I do!!

So this is why I have been gone...

Here are a few reasons that I have been M.I.A.

These are only half of the Milk bank cards that I send out once a month. I know it's crazy, so that is the first reason I haven't been posting anything. But I am caught up and for once have a little peace in my life with the Milk Bank, this is the year to organize and prioritize my life and my business....

which brings me to #2 reason for my not posting

I HAVE BEEN ORGANIZING MY CRAFT ROOM!! And not just cleaning and making it look pretty but really organizing it, my stamps are all number and color coded and logged into a book where I can browse for that perfect image. I am so excited about this new way of organizing. I cannot believe that I am finally done, now I only have to make a chart with the numbers of the sets, which will take no time at all. I am so excited!!

So this is what I did, I sorted out my stamps into 3 categories: Occasion and Christmas (green), Flowers and Kids (pink), and Sentiments and Backgrounds (yellow). Then i organized my shelf in box sizes so that everything would look uniform and nice and then just started numbering the cases with the appropriate color sticker, then took a hectic trip to Staples with my 3 kids and photo copied all the sets that I had and for the ones I didn't have a photo copy for I hand stamped the rest directly on the paper. So now my binder is full of inspiration and ALL my stamp sets which i realized is A LOT, but now I also realized that I do not need anymore flowers but i do need more sentiments, so it was a great way to see what I really "need" out of the new catalog. BTW this would be a great way to know what images you had if you had to store all your stamps away out of sight such as in a closet or somewhere where you can't always see all that you have, sometimes all you are looking for is a small star and what a great way to easily sort through all that you have.

The other picture is of all my paper and scraps, I am using up more scraps since I started separating them into their own individual file folder so if I am looking for a certain color I don't use a whole piece but i get a small scrap. I am very excited about saving more paper this way.

Now I can't wait to get in there and stamp finally, the only stamping I have gotten done lately is either Milk Bank or a few cards I got done at the Pink Pineapple!! I will post those a little later too many pictures on one post may be a little overwhelming. Well I hope you enjoyed my organizing tips, hopefully it inspired you to get organized this new year.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

In desperate need to create something...

Today is my day to get in my craft room and do something... anything. So check back and see what I get done. I will post later today. I have to go clean up my craft room first. The only thing in my life that I actually like cleaning and organizing.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Off to the Pink Pineapple!!

I can't wait, after a hellish day with the kids, I can't wait for some ME time!! I will post pics tomorrow!!