Sunday, January 22, 2012

What I Am Up To

Sorry I haven't been posting lately but I have been spending time with my hubby because he leaves Monday morning on a six month deployment. I have been working on a few crafty things though and as soon as I finish them up I will be posting new pics! Until then, I have some snuggle time that I need to soak up while I can!

Monday, January 9, 2012

What I Have Been Up To

I have been working on purging and getting rid of some clutter in my crafty area since I no longer have a crafty room : (. My second project (my first was using up some scraps on a few cards) was to take all of my crafting magazines and cut out anything that I found inspiring in them. I cut out any layouts, sketches, cards, minis, tags, and other paper crafts that I liked. I tossed the leftovers and organized all of these pieces in a folder that I have. My next step is to make a sort of inspirational/idea smash book. I am not sure how I want to do this yet so I am looking around online for a few ideas first. Now I have a whole cube box to organize other crafty supplies in.......
that is when Avah decides to get out of it! Maybe I will use it for my newly trimmed down paper scraps! We will see : ).

Friday, January 6, 2012


One of my goals this year is to make a stockpile of cards to have on hand when I need them. I like making cards when I'm not under pressure to get them done right away so I figure this is a good way to avoid procrastinating and then ending up buying really expensive cards. I saw a card like this on pinterest here. I thought it would be a good way to get rid of a lot of my scrap paper.

Now I'm off to make a bunch more of these. Let me know what you think! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!

I know that I have been missing in action but the holidays were crazy busy here! We had a friend move in with us so I had to move my scrapbook room out of our spare bedroom a couple days before my husband and I flew back to Washington for Christmas. I also decided that I was going to make a mini album for my sister for Christmas. Her boyfriend and her bought a house a few years back that they have been renovating so she wanted a way to show off her pictures of the journey along the way. I made the album out of Simple Stories Generations line because her house is in the same colors as that paper line. Here are the pictures I took of the finished album (without her pictures).

One of my goals this year is to learn how to take much better pictures for my blog. I realize that these pictures are pretty terrible. I also want to find a place to make better photo collages. If you have any tips, please feel free to let me know!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful and creative new year so far!