Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Anyway, on to the card. The base is SU Old Olive with So Saffron and Pretty in Pink as accents. I also used DSP called Petals and Paisley ( I think). The stamps are all SU, disco'd, but I still love them. A little bling w/some baubles, paper flower, and ribbon...and that's all folks!!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Yes, you read correctly, here are the pictures of my Stamp Room. First things first, that adorable 'Stampin' Studio' saying over my window is Uppercase Living, contact Dani to get your own! I currently share the room with my DH, but I have been slowly taking over the entire room. He has a desk in the room and a bookcase. I am trying to come up with a good reason to move his desk out of the room, and well the bookcase, I could actually utilize for my stuff too, LOL!!I am very pleased with the color on the walls and my curtains and flower pictures. Yes, I made the flower pictures, they were quite easy and fun! I am a firm believer that I need bright and cheery colors in my room to inspire me and keep me upbeat. I put on my I-pod and jam to the tunes while I create my little heart out.
Here is just a picture of my desk/work area. The countertop is 7 feet long and the drawer bases (from Home Depot) are 24 inches wide, which is nice and roomy, but I am already filling those up! As you can see, I love the color!!!
The next drawer is for my tools, and larger embellishments. I keep my tagger, my SU wheels, and brayer and paper crimper in here. I also store my brads and eyelets and such in here as well. I keep all those little guys in 'tic tac' containers in larger clear boxes, I have four of them. I love this idea because I can see everything I have and colors too. I have 1 box for color eyelets, 1 for metallic and neutral eyelets, 1 for snaps, brads and other tiny items. The last one has a few items in it, but it is for growth! I also have 2 little boxes with dividers for larger embellishments that are too big for the tic tac containers.
The third drawer down is for miscellaneous ribbon (that doesn't go on the ribbon holder) and silk and paper flowers. I always seem to keep buying flowers but I never seem to use them that often. I love flowers though!
The last drawer on my left side is a large, deep drawer. Here I keep all my embossing stuff and flocking stuff. I also keep all my Twinkling H2O's here as well. They are in three plastic boxes arranged by color (see photo, this is the red/pink/purple box).
The right drawer base has four drawers also. I did not take pictures of this side as they are not that interesting to see. The first one is my "everyday use" drawer. I keep my paper cutter, stampin scrubber, signature stamp, address book, note paper, mostly used scissors, and my SU paper color sample ring here too. I pretty much keep anything you can imagine in this drawer.
The next two drawers are for writing/coloring tools, misc. tools, adhesives, and cutting tools.
The bottom drawer on this side have my SU markers in and I keep all my card samples in photo albums. I am currently setting up a new card sample system, so once that is done I should have more room in this drawer. BTW, my Crop Big Bite is here too.
Okay, now at the top of my desk is my ink pad holers, and my ribbon holders. On top of my one ribbon holder are little jars with buttons and brads and page tabbers. I also have jars for ribbons, paper flowers, etc. Above that little shelf is a magnetic strip for pictures, notes etc.
Here is a picture of inside a drawer of stamps. This particular drawer is all my wordy stamps. I have each drawer separated by the sections in my SU catalog. This way I find it very easy to find a set I am looking for or I can open a drawer by category and pick a set I want to use such as flowers. As you can tell each drawer holds quite a lot of sets. The other picture is how I label my drawers. I used business card magnets and made my one labels for them. Cute idea huh?
Here is another drawer which I currently store my Cricut and Cuttlebug in.
Inside the little walk-in closet I have a lateral file cabinet that I keep all my SU cardstock in. I also have all my magazines on top of the file cabinet. Also from HL, I have 2 of the 12x12 paper holders. As you can see, I also have a new "Clip it" organizer which I have yet to utilize. Hanging on the wall is another stamp pad holder since I ran out of room at my desk (all those darn SU In colors, ha ha). Underneath that I have some pegboard hung up with miscellaneous embellishments on it. I tend to 'stock-up' on things like crazy when there is a good sale or clearance...
Lastly , here are just a couple more photos of my room. Here is my spice rack from Ikea that I keep more flowers in and coordinating buttons. The other one is just a picture is of a couple of cool pictures on my wall. I found these in Indiana. One says 'Inspire" and the other 'Imagine'. In the photo you can alse see my other filing cabinet for stamps too!
I hope you enjoyed checking out my Stampin Studio! I really enjoy spending time in there being creative... Have a wonderful evening!
Well, I am off to my stamp room for a little bit...hope to post more later :)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Thanks for looking! Merry Chirstmas!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Here is a glass jar I altered and filled with chocolates for my parents and sister's family for Christmas. I purchased the jars from HL and had fun decorating them. I used PTI stamps that we got on the cruise for the label. The paper is SU, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, and White. I also added some ric rak ribbon and some of Bella's clear baubles.
Handmade gifts are always the best!!
Also note, I am trying really hard to post my stamp room pics, but it is taking forever. I have been working on it all weekend. I am not sure what the problem is, but it took me 2 hours to download one picture. I am not sure if the individual post is overloaded or what. But my goal is to get them on here asap.
Have a great evening!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I did break away into my stamp room for a little bit to create a Hanukkah card for a doctor I use to work with. When I worked with him, my sister and mom worked with us too, so the card will be from all of us. I love making him a card for special occasions because he is awesome and he appreciates a nice handmade card (unlike other people who THROW CARDS AWAY, sons of B%&$*#+, LOL).
So here is my creation:
I used SU paper, Pacific Point & Baja Breeze and white. The snowflake pattern paper was just out of my collection. I spritz mist in a patina color on the Baja Breeze paper, but I am not sure you can see it. The big Star of David stamp I did with a glue pad and glitter...I loved how it turned out. I added a strip of ribbon for texture as well, and got to use my spellbinder die cuts as well.
Have a great evening, stay warm, and I will post more later!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Well my DH and I are back from Las Vegas and we had a really good time! It seems that we were constantly "on the go" with no time to rest. The weather was good, a little chilly in the lower 60's which was okay. We unfortunately flew home in a winter storm...so the 60's were not so bad after all, lol.
Here we are in front of a fountain in the forum shops at the Palazzo hotel. It is really fun to go back to Vegas every few years to see all the new hotels and changes there. Every couple of hours they do a show at this waterfall, we got to catch one of the shows, it was cool. Here is a picture of that too.
My DH and I actually got married there in 2005. It was a quick little wedding in one of the little chapels. It was fun, but unfortunately, we did not have a chance to drive by the chapel this time...oh well, just another reason to go back in a couple of years!
One day, we spent a few hours at the Adventuredome in Circus Circus because we went with our close friends and their kids. Val had a good time there. He was like a big kid again. I did not go on any rides because Maree and I did some shopping. Here is a picture of Val with Maree's daughter Bella on the bumper cars. I think the car is a little small for him...
Lastly, here is just a cute picture of Bella wearing her older brother's, Michael's, cap. She is such a little "gangsta diva" Too cute!
Well, I hope you all had a good weekend, and hopefully soon I can get back in my craft room!
Monday, December 1, 2008
This card I made first. It is very simple and cute. The supplies are SU paper, Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Ruby Red, & Naturals Ivory. The stamps set is Pocket Silhouettes. I just used my circle punches and oval punches and voila! Very simple. I made a total of four.
We have snow (finally), so that is the inspiration behind this card. Once again SU supplies. The paper is SU Baja Breeze, and Not Quite Navy. The stamp set is Season of Friendship. I absolutley love this set...It is one of my faves!! This card was quite simple as well. I just pop dotted a few circle punched snowflakes and added a little stickles ( I am not sure you can see it in the photo). I added a little ribbon..and BAM! another card done! I made 4 0f these too.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
So this past week my DH and I bought me a new laptop! We also finally got our wireless router hooked up in our house. I am so twitterpaited! I have no excuse now on not being able to update my blog on a regular basis. As we speak, I am sitting in the living room 'watching' a movie and playing online...what could be better? (We are pretty boring)
Anyway, I found some pics of my DH and I on our Alaska cruise in '07, so I thought I would post a pic of us two, in case anyone wanted to see my cutie patootie DH. As you can all tell, I am a TOTAL Trophy Wife!!! I guess someone has to be one, eh?? LOL, LOL
Anyway, I was super busy today making cards and such, so I will try to get those posted tomorrow. Have a good night!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Don't eat too much turkey! We must all save plenty of room for pumpkin pie!!!
From our home to yours-
Jolene & Val
Monday, November 24, 2008
This is one I pretty much used the same idea from Gina K's class on the cruise, but I used SU Perfect Plum, and Pale Plum and Basic Black. Once again, this is the bleaching technique, boy I love to bleach! Instead of the gold spray mist, I used the silver. The butterfly stamp is a Gina K out of our goody bag (Thanks Gina!!) and the sentiment is Inkainkado. I used the cuttlebug for the background also. The silver spray is also from the cruise, I love this stuff! But unfortunately, my bottle does not spray worth a darn, so I got some globs of silver on my paper. Does anyone have any great ideas for my silver sprayer not working?
Well have great night, more to come later!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
This one I took the bleaching idea we learned in Gina K's class and bleached part of my flower dress. I used SU stamp and an Inkainkado sentiment. The paper is SU retired Marvelous Magenta, Basic Black, and the new Pink Pirouette. I used the swirl folder of cuttlebug for the background and embellished with flowers and silver brads.
The next card I created was a "quickie." I had bought some new prima polka dot flowers at Michael's on Friday and was just itching to use them somewhere...so I came up with this idea!
This card is using standard white cardstock and then Pink Passion from SU. I also used the Swiss Dots of cuttlebug for the background. The sentiment is one of Stamping Bella which we got in our goodie bag on the cruise (Mwah! to Em). I embellished with white ribbon and rhinestone brad and small rhinestone. The sentiment is on a oval punch and layered on 2 more white oval punches...Hope you like...This one was quick and turned out cute!!!