Thursday, 28 March 2013

Random Letter & Number Organization

Okay so we're all guilty of it... we pull out chipboard letter, lay them on our layout, and then decide not to use them... at least I am guilty of this {please tell me I'm not alone}.  Then when you go to stick them BACK onto their packaging, they won't {stick} - especially Thickers {I LOVE this about them, honestly, I love it that I can stick them on my layout and not have to worry about ripping the paper when I pull them off... call me crazy, but I don't mind taking my MS Glue Pen to them to get them to {actually} stick!}

ANYWAY... back to the topic - So, WHAT do you do with those random letters & numbers? How do you store them.  I USED to store them {all together} in a ziploc bag...never to be used again. BUT THEN I switched to this wonderful idea... FLASH CARDS!
I created pockets with random {leftover from a different project} envelopes and flashcards/alphabet books.
I found two letter/alphabet books at a local Thrift Store for less than 25 cents {you need two because you need the FRONT AND BACK of each page}.  I then cut out the pages.  I sealed up the envelope and then cut off the top to the size I needed {they are stored in a recollections 4-drawer day I will get pics of my scrappy room day}
Then I cut the page down to size, adhered the two pieces together and...
rounded the top corners... they sort-of resemble a LARGE library card pocket.  
FOR THE {RANDOM} NUMBERS I did the same thing, only on a smaller scale {due to the size of the flash cards}
They work perfect - and now that they are all separated they are much easier to FIND to USE!!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, 25 March 2013

The Possibilities Endless

Okay, so it's a bit late in the day to be posting...but what the heck! THIS is my Adorable {youngest} Nephew, Zood...and his adorable ears! 

The Future Is Bright
  {and pictured WITHOUT the hidden journaling envelope}
The LARGE chipboard letters were I gave them a good coat of TREMCLAD paint to brighten them up! Also, I used SMASH refill tape in mDYMO CAPTION MAKER -which is extremely exciting, because it comes in so many wonderful colours!
{vintage ledger {hidden} journaling envelope}
With a few extra pieces of this and that - including a vintage light bulb and the little {ARROW} STICKER you have to remove from your new box of TINFOIL! {scrappy supplies are everywhere!}
I cut the 'half circle' with my KREAXION'S CIRCLE CUTTER and removed that piece entirely {so what you are seeing is my desk and the top of the scanner}
SEE! my fingers go right through it!

{one more detail shot}
Thanks for stopping by!

{Product Used:}
Dymo Caption Maker
SMASH - Tape Refill {yellow}
Tim Holtz - Metal Findings Paper Clip
Amy Tangerine - Date Stamp
The Girls Paperie - On Holiday Chipboard Letters
Tremclad Yellow OutDoor Rust Proof Paint
Kreaxion's Circle Cutter
Glitz Washi {black chevron}
Vintage lightbulb, measuring tape, numbers, teeny tiny letters, ledger envelope, stickers, typewriter key
Black and Yellow Cardstock

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Thanks For Stopping By!

Happy Sunday, Everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! 
So, I really don't have much to show today...EXCEPT... We {My Mom, Sister, Niece & I} have 
I hope you'll stop by! It's all about ACTUALLY DOING the 'PINS' that we 'pin' on PINTEREST.  

Our plan is... well, it's ALL EXPLAINED over at the NEW BLOG - So Very, Very {P}interesting - so, grab a coffee {or whatever drink you prefer} and stop by! Hope to see you there!

...Here's a {SNEAK} of what we have done for this month's project!
 Intrigued?? Hope so - lol
Have a WONDERFUL {rest of the} WEEKEND!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


Look at this crazy niece, Bellie! 
TO KNOW YOU {Is To Love You!}
For this layout I used the KREAXION'S CIRCLE CUTTER to create the scallop border, placed at the bottom of the layout. 
I added a few Vintage Embellishments - including a plastic camera and zipper on the {hidden} journaling envelope.

NOW ONTO THE WINNER of the Unity Stamp Draw!
Thanks TO ALL who entered!


Sunday, 17 March 2013

Sunday Reveal Day @...

Just Imagine Crafts! Today we were asked to create something GREEN, in honour of St.Patrick's Day!
...Even Frogs
Well, look at these two adorable boys, my nephews.  On this day they were {I was} catching frogs {which I should go PRO at! - yes, I am that good at catching frogs!}
I used the KREAXION'S CIRCLE CUTTER to create a 'hidden' pocket.  I have inserted a Kraft Envelope filled with left-over pictures of this day! {sometimes I will mount the envelope on the back of the layout - this way all the pics stay together, even if I don't use them on the layout}
{pictured below : extra photos and envelope}
Let me tell YOU how to WIN IT! ...Just leave a comment below - that's it, nothing really exciting - you don't even have to join my blog - ALTHOUGH, I wouldn't stop you if you did! Also, if you don't mind - leave an email address so I can contact you if you do WIN! 
Will draw the WINNER on WEDNESDAY {March 20, 2013}

Thanks for stopping by and have a HAPPY & SAFE St.Patty's Day!

 {I apologize for the number/word security thing - I WAS getting a LOAD of SPAM}