Sunday, March 21, 2010
Remember, you have until the end of this month to complete all of the challenges and be entered to win a prize from our featured manufacturers!
These next few cards were all made using the Gizmos and Gears stamp set from Lizzie Anne Designs. Lizzie Anne Designs is one of the featured manufacturers for AWDML this month and they are all 25% off!
Mickey loves the train one. The wheels actually turn on it. He keeps wanting to carry it around the house! LOL!
These little trains on the inside and the large one on the front were cut using my Slice and the Big Kids design card.
I think that this tree paper is my favorite out of all the Bella Blvd papers. I just love trees!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Okay, so now we are onto the window wall.
This area right here is number one on my list to revamp. The kitchen cart has my stash of Thickers in that little aqua basket on the bottom. The rest of it is my TV and videos. I gotta watch something while I'm scrappin'! The paper boxes to the left have my Stampin' Up! stamp sets in them. They need purging and Craig's Listing something fierce! The white IKEA cardboard drawers have projects in each drawer. Oh, and a drawer for duplicates for giveaways. :)
The little chest to the left of that has my wood mounted non-SU stamps and the clear stamp pad holders above it are from either Staples or Office Max/Depot's clearance area years ago!
Now this is one of my favorite pieces! It was $25.00 at a garage sale and I didn't change a thing about it. It was already black with those cute knobs! :) The drawers are about 5" high by 7" wide by 14" deep. Perfect for scrapbooking stuff! The bottom four drawers have punches, the top two left side ones have my bind-it-all stuff, and the top three right drawers have my QK stuff. There are two drawers with buttons, one with glitter, and the other two have embellishments from Basic Grey in one and American Crafts/7 Gypsies/My Mind's Eye in the other.
On top of it are more QK dies and a cute photo holder from Making Memories that I got at Target on clearance. It's actually only got the one photo in it right now! LOL!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Mainly, because I just added a new piece to it so now all the info you see (well not all) is out of date. LOL!
So this is the far wall. It's what I face when I'm scrappin' away in my little haven. The smaller wood bookcase has all my magazines and books, along with a few canvas pieces on the bottom three shelves. The top two shelves contain ephemera, memorabila and some inspiration stuff. That section is really not so pretty to look at and needs some purging and some pretty containers. But, as I am hoping that this piece isn't permanent, that will have to wait.
The larger white shelf is original to the scrap room (aka, former master closet) and is actually in the same place as it was for the previous owners. This fact drives the hubby nuts as he removed the shelf, I painted every wall, he fixed the gap in the moulding left by the piece and then had to remove that piece of moulding to put the shelf right back where it had been. Oops, sorry honey! :D
So, the bottom three shelves on this bad boy contain all my sewing stuff. Sewing machine, crochet stuff, cross stitch stuff, fabric and notions all live here. The next two shelves are all of my printed photos. The very top shelf has my DMC floss in gingerbread jars and four little boxes of random scrappy stuff.
On top of both shelving units are some more gingerbread jars with my foam stamps in them. The jars are actually from my wedding. We had a "candy bar" with light green and white candies. I loved that even though I didn't get to eat that much candy that day. ;)
On the floor to the left of my shelves is an old laundry basket that used to belong to my great-grandmother. It has more fabric and a bag of batting. My good old (emphasis on old) ironing board hangs on the wall above it. I have a love/hate relationship with that ironing board. I love it because it's old and a hand-me-down and I love the cute Martha Stewart cover I put on it. I hate it because I cannot iron for beans!!! Seriously, I ironed a t-shirt for ten minutes and the second I put it on the hanger, wrinkle city!! My husband, he's a pro. He can iron anything. I swear he thinks I only pretend to not be able to iron so he'll do it for me but, honestly, I just suck at it!
Now this lovely little table is for sewing and guests. It's just a cheapo folding table and a lonesome little chair. The four white boxes between it and the wall contain mini albums, bulky alphabets, more mini albums and alphabet stamp sets. This is the area that got a new piece recently and not the one I had originally planned.
Okay, so that's all for now. I promise I'll try to get the rest of this up sooner than later. I'm also planning a post that tells you what my plans were/how they changed/what they are now. :)
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Here's the room before. These first pics are at Mickey's birthday party last October. But, you can pretty much see the beat up couch, garage sale coffee table and so-so rug. What you can't see is the cat scratches on the right side of the couch and the impossible to get off butterflies and flowers painted in lurid pink and green on the coffee table. (Hey, it was $4.00!)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
You in the 80's
We never seem to scrap ourselves enough so this challenge is all about you! Well, more correctly, it's all about you in the '80's. Create a layout using a picture of you in the '80's. Were you a brain, an athlete, a princess, a basket case or a criminal? (Name that movie!!!) We can't wait to see you in all your 1980's glory!
Journaling reads~Late Bloomer, Ugly Duckling, whatever you want to call it, that's what I was. Awkward and shy, insecure about my appearance and completely ignored by boys, I was a little nerdling. I was rocking the huge glasses, bad hair and I had no fashion sense whatsover! I'd like to go back and tell myself that it's almost time. That next summer I'll outgrow the glasses, grow out my hair and get a cute perm, and start wearing better clothes. That, next year in school, the transformation will be so extreme not only will my teachers and classmates not recognize me, some of my family won't either! But, I'm glad I didn't know it was coming, it was such a wonderful surprise!
(Check out that pic of me from the 7th grade! Was I a hottie or what? LOL!)
Anyway, there's still time to join in as you have until the end of the month to get your projects in.
Oh, and I've got a word jumble game over on the forums too. You want to check that one out as the winner will be drawn at random and right now, there's a really, really good chance that you'll be picked. LOL!
Friday, March 5, 2010
The ultimate 80's girl always had perfectly poofed mall bangs, a rockin' side pony tail and color coordinated stacked socks to go with her every outfit.
Here's your challenge: Create a project with ruffles (mall bangs), layers (stacked socks) and is asymetrical (side pony). You can make anything, card, tag, layout, minibook whatever your Brat Pack worshipping heart desires as long as it has the above three elements.
Here's my take on the Ultimate 80's girl!
Monday, March 1, 2010
It starts today and runs through the 10th with a new challenge given every day! You have until the end of this month to complete your projects and each project counts as an entry into a drawing for goodies from the Featured Manufacturers, Bella Blvd and Lizzie Anne Designs!
Here are a couple of layouts I made using Bella Blvd.