Monday, January 23, 2012

Paper Storage

It only took about 12 hrs to tear down/reconfigure but my paper racks are up and ready to be loaded (just not tonight).  They are a 13" wire mesh squares coated in plastic.  I use handy dandy zip ties to hold it all together.  Let me tell you that my fingers are in pretty sore after 300ish zip ties.  Tomorrow night I'll load paper.  I'm always looking for storage ideas so thought I'd share one of mine.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

A New Hip = A New Life

I've had these pictures for awhile from when my husband had his hip replaced.  I knew I wanted to document it as his life was pretty miserable for many years.  His hip was bone on bone.  I can't imagine how he survived the pain.  I didn't share all of the pages with you because most folks don't want to see the incision and staples.  It was pretty ugly.

I'd like to enter this at Frosted Designs.  The challenge was to use vellum, acrylic or transparency.  I've used several smaller transparencies.  On the cover of the album is a butterfly, around the hospital bed is a green vine frame and in the last pic is a transparency with brackets.  Had lots of fun on the blog hop.  I only wish Blogger had been more cooperative as I couldn't leave comments on everyone's pics.  Everyone had fab creations!

Time to wind down and get ready to start another week at work.  Have a great one everybody!


Nuts About U

I have been talking for a while now about moving my scrapbooking/crafting room into my son's bedroom that is much larger.  He's in college and only home for holidays and maybe every other month for a weekend visit.  Well, I finally did it.  I moved him to a slightly smaller room that I had been using as a spare room for when my 4yo nephew comes to visit.  My nephew got moved to my old scrapbook room.  Needless to say I've been busy rotating furniture.  Last weekend I got a new tv and mount that DH put up for me.  I'm getting close and it feels good to be able to sit down and craft. Tomorrow I move the paper rack and that's about it til DH builds me some shelves in the closet.  Enough of my ramblings on to the rest of the post.

It's time for a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges.  I hope you all had fun last week with the Anything Goes Challenges!  This time around the challenge is Animals.  The prize this week will be a "suprise" from our founder Melly.  I have no doubt it will be wonderful.  I decided to combine my animal with Valentine's Day.  No stamping this time.  I have my cricut setup again after the move so I put it to work.

I used my gypsy to weld the background and create a shape card.  I used my white gel pen to jazz him up just a bit.  I think my little nephew will like this one.  I thought he turned out pretty cute.

I'd also like to enter this in the following challenges:
Whimsical Design - Anything Goes
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes
Phindys Place - Shape Cards
Craft Us Crazy - Valentine's Day and Animal

Now off with you to get crafting.  Can't wait to see all your wonderful Animal creations at DVC.  Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year!

It feels like I have been gone forever!  It was a busy holiday season and I stepped away to devote all my time to my family!  We are back today with a new challenges at Dream Valley Challenges with our 1st challenge of the year.  This fortnight it's Anything Goes.  I haven't done a scrapbook page in what seems like ages so that's what I choose to do. 

I just hate winter time and having to get a good picture inside.  I'm gonna have to break down and get some kind of lightbox I do believe.  I digress.  This is a school pic of my DD from 2 years ago.  I am working on her album so it's ready for graduation in a couple of years.  I used my Cricut for the lace background in lavendar and the word Beautiful.  There's some Prima flowers and bling.  I love the sparkle.  It shines like she does! 

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you go link up a creation at Dream Valley Challenges because "Anything Goes"!  Have a great Sunday and can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations!