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Friday, February 22, 2013

How can you say no?

Ok...who doesn't love girl scout cookies? The little girls that sell them are so cute even though they have made a pact with the devil to ruin all of our New Year's resolutions...just kidding.  I've already purchased my personal needs Thin Mints but when I saw my friend post on Facebook that her girl scout was selling them I couldn't say no.  The ones I am buying this time will be donated to the troops so double bonus of good deed and no calories for me....WINNING!  Of course I have to send a card with the money and I was sure someone out there had come up with a punch art girl scout and was surprised not to find one.  This gal is a combo of inspiration from JackieTopa and Angie2.

Paper : base is crumb cake, skin is very vanilla, shirt and socks whisper white, uniform garden green, chocolate chip for all things brown.
Punches: ornament, bird builder, large oval, heart to heart, owl builder, scallop circle, itty bitty shapes,word window

I wish I could have drawn the face better but this is the best I could do.  I couldn't really put hands on and my attempt to have it look like she was holding a cookie left her looking more like Captain Hook so here she is holding a clip board and a box of thin mints ready to take your order!

The hello greeting is from Perfect Pennants.  A more mustard button and some bakers twine because every card needs a button right.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Happy 7th Birthday Liv

I've been remiss in sharing this birthday card but when the recipients mom declared it "the cutest card in the history of card-dom" I thought I would post it.  I saw a pin on Pinterest similar to this with just the paper rolled up for the candles.  I'm sure I saw the money or the cake idea elsewhere as well but I can't seem to find an example now.  The  base card is pool party.  The cake layers are island indigo, summer starfruit and tangerine tango.  Each is embossed with a different embossing folder.  I used a small crochet hook to tightly roll up some crisp dollar bills (7 for the 7 year old it went to).  I secured the dollar bills with a small piece of removable tape then wrapped each in a piece of DSP from sale-a-bration.  A small piece of pool party bakers twine is in the middle of each to give the appearance of a wick.  I hope you enjoy this card as a nice way to give money as a gift.  If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

My Craft Room




   So I was in a cleaning mood the other day and once my craft space was clean I decided to take some pictures of my little space.  I say little but this is by far the largest space I've had.  It isn't totally as efficient as it could be but we are renters so we must make do.  On a good day there is plenty of light but after hours not so good.  I've acquired 3 new pieces of furniture to help with storage since there aren't any closets here.  The desk was built by my wonderful husband several years ago.
The small organizer on top is from Target.  My favorite clear sets, markers and 2 bins holding miscellaneous items are in it.  On top of it is some favorite inspiration pieces.
Next is the punch rack.  Also built by my husband.  When he built it 2 years ago I had room to grow...running out of room now.  Under it is a unit that I use as a Big Shot station.  It also holds some of the larger dies, files and my serger...plus a junk drawer.
The next shot is all of what is to the right of the punch rack.  I have another table for storage and extra work-space   A tall cabinet that holds some more dies and stamp sets plus some DSP/ 12 x 12 paper.
The last cabinet is 4 cubes that hold more paper and magazines.



This shelf unit (again built by my husband) is great for ribbon and extra stuff.  It normally hangs directly over my desk but in this house it's a few steps away.


Lastly I have to include a picture of my helper Burt.  Burt loves to be close at hand when I'm down in the craft room.  It's in the basement next to my laundry room so in between loads of laundry I'm usually in the craft room.  The floor has radiant heating and he loves to lay on this crib mattress.  We left the crib behind but brought the mattress for my son until our furniture arrived.  Now Burt has taken a liking to it and who can  blame him.


Oh no...I forgot one picture to include....my dad made me a super sweet sign that I have on my door.  Oh well I'll have to include that later.
Thanks for coming by to take a look at my craft room....if you're ever in Germany stop by.