Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year's Eve!

Hi Everyone! Hope all is well. I'm fine & have been enjoying my time off this past week. We have plans to go to our friends house tonight for New Year's Eve celebration. Hope everyone else gets to do what they want tonight as well. Here are the pictures of my cleaned & almost organized craft room, all of Christmas has been put away & I've been able to work on other things instead, of course my camera is still only picking & choosing which pictures to download so I have to get pictures of the projects again. In the meantime here's pictures of my room:

Here's the entry as you can see just about everything is close by.

My Nestabilities, my Cuttlebug is stationed right below so these are easily accessible.
Here's a close up, all labeled for easy identification.

Here's the area my dh calls my little "Archiver's" he thinks I have all of the store stored in this area :) Little does he know I hope to expand off this little area in 2010 :) shhhh don't tell him.

Here's a close up of one side the picture of the other side didn't download...

Here's my Clip it Up which holds my clear stamps for which I organized by theme this past week. I may have to get the upper extension to store smaller sets as I think it's completely filled now.

This is my cabinet that holds all my stamps, the upper shelf holds my Angel company stamps & a few pads of 8x8 papers. The next shelf has my unmounted stored in binders as well as some wood mounted in the containers two of which are Christmas stamps. The next shelf has various other stamps mostly wood mounted & the bottom which you cannot see in this picture has my Stampin' Up! sets. The cabinet to the left of the picture has envelopes & such & as you can see I have a card carousel which holds various finished cards.

Finally, here's a picture I thought someone might be interested in, this is the inside of a small binder which holds unmounted stamps on the lids of the large SU clamshell boxes for which I punched holes in to place in the binder. These I'd say i frequent often as they are one of the easiest ways to get to my stamps :)

Well if you have any questions please leave me a comment & I'd be happy to explain something in more detail. Thanks for stopping by & Happy New Year to you and your's!

Monday, December 28, 2009

I'm Back...

Don't want you to think I've disappeared off the face of the earth... I really am still here & wanted to update my blog for the New Year as well as leave a small post to let you know I'm here. I've finished with all the Christmas festivities so I've spent time with my family for a few days & although that's not over or anything I can now concentrate on cleaning up my craft room & working on new projects :) So stay tuned I should be back this week with pictures & who knows I may have updated pictures of a clean craft room... Thanks for stopping & talk to you soon!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Missing in Action

Or so it seems... really busy still so my apologies for a lack of posts lately. The time is just flying & there's only 10 days until Christmas... yikes - I still have a ton of things to do... I'm sure I'm not the only one though. Well here's today's DT Challenge card - it needed to be in all red with the exception of the image - that in which would look funny in red :) I used last Friday's freebie since I didn't have time to work on something last Friday. Let me know what you think & be sure to join in on the challenge - just hop on over to the SMC Blog for more details & to see what the other DT members came up with. Have a great day & thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 11, 2009

It's Friday!

Yippeeeee it's finally Friday... As my previous post said this week "busy, busy" is so true these days. I'm afraid I didn't have a chance to whip up something to share with today's SMC Freebie Friday image but it's still too cute not to share:

Isn't it cute? A Sewn Together Christmas tree, I sure hope you'll sign up for the SMC newsletter to be sure to get your's remember the sign up is on my side bar :) Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Busy, Busy & Busy

That's just how I feel at this time of year... So much to do and so little time & now we are awaiting a snow storm here in the Midwest yucky... Well enough of that talk, on to business...

It's that time, time for a Sew Many Cards new release & the images this month are super cute... How many of you guessed which image I got to work with? Well here's the sample I made using it, let me know what you think :)

This little guy was so much fun to color & since I'm so late getting my own Christmas cards done one because I'm filling special orders for others and two because I've procrastinated how I want this year's card to look I've decided this little guy will be part of my 2009 card :) Isn't he so cute? On to this week's DT challenge, perfect for those of us here that have to deal with SNOW... we were asked to create something with a winter theme & here's what I came up with:

I'd love to hear what you think thanks for stopping by and don't forget to get over to the SMC blog & the Ning blog as well to be a part of the new release party! Have Fun!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sew Many Cards New Release Sneak Peek & Freebie Friday!

Hello Everyone! It's almost that time, time for the SMC new releases, the party is hopping on the Sew Many Cards NING be sure to check it out! Here are all the details:


Be sure to check the links below each day for the sneak peeks leading up to the grand reveal!!!!! When you visit our Design Teams blogs, make a note of what you think their New Release Sneak Peek is an image of....You'll have until Saturday to collect all your sneak peek guesses, and then submit your guesses through a message to (JERI), Sarabeth (Sara B), or Angela(Sew many Cards) via our NING COMMUNITY by Sunday, Dec. 6th.


Look very closely at our Design Teams blogs, as some are offering some great prizes and giveaways!!!!

Here's my sneak peak for you to guess on:

Today is Freebie Friday as well so don't forget to sign up for the SMC newsletter in order to be sure to receive your free image each week. Although I didn't get a project done with the image this week I can tell you it is one I will be using real soon :)

Thanks for stopping by and good luck on your guess! Happy Friday to you too!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

SMC Tuesday DT Challenge Card

Hi Everyone! Hope all is well! Here's my card for this week - we were challenged to make an accordion card, I used of course all SMC images with the exception of the Merry Christmas on the front, that is a The Cutting Cafe digi. Let me know what you think:

Monday, November 30, 2009

Another Monday!

Well I'm not nearly as happy this Monday as I was last Monday but I guess I have to make money to pay my bills.... Yes, that's right I had to go to "work" today. Long day! Anyway here's something I'm working on for a person at work who ordered 25 :) Her Christmas card is being made by little ole me, cool huh? She loved the Angel's Landing lab as she has 2 labs so I was off & running yesterday to be sure I was making what she hoped, here's what I came up with:

Well as you can see I used a Cuttlebug folder for the background, my circle & scalloped circle Nestabilities & my MS punch for the holly leaves along with bling. You can't see it on here but I used my Copic Clear Spica Glitter pen as well to highlight around the hat & the little ball of the hat. Anyway, way be sure to come back tomorrow to see what I came up with for this week's SMC DT challenge oh & don't forget the SMC new release is coming up too, can't wait to share my sneek peak :) Thanks for stopping by & I hope to see you back tomorrow!

Friday, November 27, 2009

SMC Freebie Friday!

Hi everyone! Sure hope you had a nice Thanksgiving mine was great, just a lot of work & I'm glad it's over :) Now for the fun to begin, decorating for Christmas, one of my favorite times of the year. Is it your favorite too? I haven't done any Black Friday shopping in years since my kids were younger & had to have those hard to get toys... I'm not fighting the crowds even though Michael's is having a fantastic sale... I'm staying in today :)

I'm a bit late getting the SMC freebie posted today as I ran out of time yesterday to get my creation completed & had to finish it up this morning. Here's my sample:

Isn't it cute? Although I don't live in a warm climate to where there are cactus around it's still cute & fun to work with. I was able to use one of my newest punches as well which matched the lights.

Be sure to sign up for the Sew Many Cards newsletter in order to get your free image you can either sign up through my blog here on my sidebar or head on over to the SMC blog & sign up. Alos be sure to stay tuned as next week is the latest release & I have a cute new image to share more info to follow soon. Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sew Many Cards DT Challenge

Happy Tuesday! So glad you came by, as I mentioned in yesterday's post The Cutting Cafe is sponsoring our DT Challenge this week. The challenge was to use both a SMC & The Cutting Cafe images on a holiday card. Here's mine:

You can find the ornament image in the Winter Pack from SMC - it's really fun to color & has so many possibilities.

Thanks for stopping by & let me know what you think.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Monday!

It's a happy Monday for me anyway, I'm on vacation from my day job! Although I've done more cleaning than I care to I'm not having to go anywhere if I don't want to & I can create anytime I want as well - so nice :)

Here's the gift card holder with Lily Elf from Shop Stamp Happens that I couldn't get to down load last week when I shared the holders I had made, she's too cute not to share :)

Thanks for stopping by & be sure to come back tomorrow to check out the challenge card I made using both a Sew Many Cards image & a Cutting Care stamp (Cutting Cafe is hosting this week's DT challenge). The shortcut is on my sidebar - be sure to go check out the site, there's a ton to look at & choose from. Have a great evening!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Freebie Friday!

Hello Everyone! We've made it to Friday & at noon CST time today I will be on vacation from my "day job"... yippeeeeee!!!!! Can you tell I need this vacation really bad? Anyway it's another Freebie Friday at Sew Many Cards way too cute again, here's my sample:

Sorry for the shadow in the picture this camera of mine is just giving me such a hard time... Isn't it cute, I love bears, all kinds of bears so I'm glad to have this one in my collection. If you too want him/her for your collection be sure to sign up for the SMC newsletter, you'll find it on my side bar. Thanks for stopping by & be sure to come back while I'm off on vacation as I'm sure I'll have more to share :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gift Card Holders!

Well it's that time of the year - time to get started on my many holiday projects, the first thing I've been working hard on that goes over well with my family, friends & co-workers are gift card holders. I came up with a new one that will fit in an envelope I had gotten a ton of for free sometime ago. If you'd like the dimensions let me know & I'd be happy to share. Here they are:

Angel's Landing Cat Image:

Angel's Landing Dog Image:

Wildflower Kid's Sage the elf - the girl didn't download from my camera - I'll share her next time.

Sew Many Cards Penguin from the Winter Bonus Pack:

The inside:

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions or "comments" please let me know I'd love to hear from you! Oh, be sure to come back on Friday for this week's Sew Many Cards Friday Freebie - note you must now sign up to receive Angela's newsletter in order to get the Freebies so be sure to sign up, the sign-up is on the side of my blog ----------------------

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday Sew Many Cards DT Challenge Card

Hello Everyone! It's that time of the week, our Sew Many Cards DT challenge card! We had to use Brown, Orange & Green cardstock/paper only & any colors on our image. Here's what I came up with:

Is this image not the cutest? His name is "Hershey" & he's one of Sew Many Cards newest digi stamps, be sure to check the site as I believe he's available now. So I used a brown base, the orange fence & green grass which happens to be made from my Martha Stewart icicle punch, makes great grass :) Let me know what you think & be sure to come on back as I have several gift card holders I've made that I will be sharing before the end of the week! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday, Monday...

Good Morning Everyone! Hope all is well in your part of the world today. I have to work, yuck... But only for this week & I'm off next week, my first full week this past year, I've just had vacation days here & there this past year. Since I host Thanksgiving dinner though my vacation is more of a "working" vacation but that's okay at least I don't have to go anywhere to "work" :) Anyway here is another card I worked on this past weekend it's also a request for a grandson's 5th birthday & he likes "trucks". Let me know what you think:

The inside:

Hope everyone has a great day & be sure to come back tomorrow for this week's Sew Many Cards DT challenge.

Supplies: Whipper Snapper truck stamp, Our Craft Lounge "Happy Birthday" stamps, circle Nestabilities, Birthday Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Sunday!

Hello Everyone! Sure hope you're having a nice weekend! Mine has been great! Yesterday my DD was in a Jazz Festival (she plays trumpet) for the IMEA - Illinois Music Educators Assoc this is something she had to try out for & was chosen - 1st time too! Anyway, I'm so proud!

The other reason I'd say this was a good weekend is today I was able to get a bunch of projects done so it's really been a "good" weekend! I also found out that Cosmo Cricket will be sponsoring Sew Many Cards as well as The Cutting Cafe so you'll be seeing things done here with both sponsors products - I can't wait! Well here is one of the projects I worked on today, it was a request for a twin baby girl shower card & here is what I came up with:

The inside, took me some time to find just the right thing to say for the inside, hopefully the person who requested it like it, we'll see... I'd sure like to hear if you liked it?

Thanks for stopping by & be sure to come on back this week as I have plenty more to share! Hope everyone has a great day!

Supplies: Stamps: Pink Cat Studio Paper: plaid from my stash & a card from my stash, ribbon, gems, sayings computer generated, stickles, tool: spellbinders ovals, long rectangles & bow easy.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Freebie Friday

Hi Everyone! T.G.I.F.

Here's today's sample using this week's Sew Many Cards Freebie:

Be sure to get on over to get your freebie, it has so much potential, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthdays just about anything. I made mine a "love" card because that was what I thought of when I first saw it :) Hope everyone has a nice weekend! I sure hope to be able to create some new stuff this weekend so if you have a chance be sure to stop on back!