Monday, October 31, 2011

Late Halloween Post

Seems I missed the bewitching hour with my Halloween post but thought you would like to see the project for October card club anyway because if you just change the theme it can be used for any holiday. We had to make a card using a paper bag needless to say my card is more of a mini album than card. I used the technique that I watched on you tube from "following the paper trail". The technique is called a gate fold paper bag. For the project I used orange paper treat bags the majority of the embellishments were cut with my Silhouette with a few store bought cut outs and some hand made tags.Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Updated scraproom/craftroom

Sometimes you just have to clear your space so you can feel creative. Which is exactly what I had to do in my craftroom. I cleared eveything out even those things that I am sure one day I will need. Getting rid of clutter is so freeing once you are able to let go. Changing furniture around also gives you a feeling of being in a new space. I changed my color scheme slightly got rid of some of the pink all of the blue and purple and added black for more of a pink,black and white color scheme. I was on a tight budget so I had to freshen up old furniture. My first project was spray painting my old plastic drawers. I used Krylons Fusion for plastic it really gives a neat look. I took the drawers out and at first sprayed them from the inside but that gave a matted look so I sprayed from the outside which gave it a more rich color. I added ribbon trim for a nice accent. I love they way they look and plus it hides all the junk inside.
The next project was covering my old chair. I didn't follow any of the directions you can find on the net I just kinda wrapped and stapled where needed and as long as you don't look at the bottom it doesn't look half bad.
Here are more picks of my paper storage/stamping table and
ribbon/embellishment table

If you would like to see more of my room checkout my you tube video You can also find a video of my room before the update on my you tube channel . Come back soon to see all the creative juices my updated room inspired me to create.