Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Craft Room Inspirations via Rate My Space

I don't know if 'Rate My Space' still comes on (I used to love that show) but the website on has loads of inspirational rooms. Of course since I am always looking for ideas on the ultimate craft room that was my first inquiry on the site. Below are a few of my favorite examples.

 Very pretty and all neat and tidy. Probably will never get my room this organized. lol. Source

 If you have a closet, you have an office. She calls this her cloffice. Clever! :) Source

 Love all of the counter space. Source

 As I've said before a peg board in my next home office craft space is a must! Source

 I love the back cabinets in this office and the wall color. Source

 Turn a nook into your own little retreat. Source

 Okay admittedly this probably wouldn't function well as a craft space as is but look at how pretty the walls are :) Source

 This woman doesn't just have a craft space, she has a craft cottage. I'm jealous! Source

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Duct Tape Notebooks and Other Projects

I got some designer the other day to pretty up my packages that I mail out. (I saw a tutorial on how to make fabric tape for this but I was feeling a bit lazy. lol) I love composition notebooks so I decided to look around and get ideas on covering them. I then came across other great projects using duct tape. 

 How pretty is this notebook? Source

 Roses anyone? I got this from the duck brand website. They of course have lots of project ideas on their site

 Pretty and inexpensive. Disclaimer the crafter uses Priority Mail boxes, of course the Postal Service frowns upon (and it's against their rules) getting their boxes to use for things other than shipping (Just wanted to put that out there :) ) Source

 Can you believe this is a dress?!!! Super talented girl she is. Source

 I really like this notebook. It turned out fantastic. Source

I also came across this video on how to simply make some really cute bows.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Scrapbooking Layouts

Memorial Day is almost here. Salute to all of the military servicemen and women which includes my brother who not long ago retired from the Navy. Below are a few layouts that I think you would enjoy and that are sure to spark some ideas of layouts that you can do. 

There is a heart warming story to go with this layout as the soldier was injured in Afghanistan. See layout and read story here 

 This dog looks surprised at having his photo taken. lol. Source

 What a beautiful butterfly! Source

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Free Scrapbooking Sketch Layout for 36 Photos

Here is a great way to get lots and lots of photos on one page. This is great for vacation photos so that you can document what is going on throughout your time there. Not every event needs a whole page. You could even make the photos where you can lift them up (just tape them at the top only) to reveal some journaling underneath. The squares in the below sketch all measure 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".

You could also pair this down to 30 if you had some embellishments or wanted to add journaling at the bottom. Would also be great to make a calendar with photos to document what you are doing every day.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Really Inexpensive Storage Idea for Your Earrings

I came home from church on yesterday and my sister told me that she started to 'steal' the pair of earrings that I had laying on the sofa. My niece then replied "Yeah, auntie has earrings all over the place". Ummm, she is so right. lol. I got the supplies weeks ago to make my own earring storage and hadn't gotten around to it but I figured yesterday was a good a day as any :).

Below are the steps and they are super simple. Will take you probably all of 5-10 minutes to put together.

This turned out so cute (better than pictured and I am going to blame the lighting and not my picture taking skills). All you need is:
  • A picture frame. I got mine from Kmart for a few bucks but you can pick one up at a thrift store or garage sale for next to nothing.
  • A piece of lace. I got this piece from the Goodwill.
  • A glue gun
To start, cut your lace to fit the back (you can use the cardboard piece that comes with it as a template). Then you start gluing. My tip is to glue the top piece first and secure. Then glue each side one at a time. Then glue the bottom piece. This way you don't have to worry about the glue drying before you finish your project or the lace inadvertently getting stuck to the wrong part of the frame. Plus you get a tighter fit this way.

Then you just pop the backing back on and hang on the wall. I elected to stand my jewelry holder up on a shelf that I have in my room. That's it! You are all done. Easy right? :)

I don't mind the cardboard showing through, I think this provides a neutral backdrop for my jewelry. However, if you don't like this look you can glue a piece of decorative paper to the back front of the cardboard insert. Also, most of my jewelry is lightweight so I am not worryied about the lace getting worn out. However, if you have heavier jewelry, you could use window screening instead of lace and just use a heavier glue to set it. e6000 will work for this. Or if securing to a wood frame you could use a heavy duty stapler.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Great gifts for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is almost here! So Happy Mother's Day to all of the mommies. I am not one yet but I am an auntie and that's close enough. lol

Below are some great items on etsy. I created a beautiful treasury to showcase them. Take a look! (The pictures are clickable)


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Uses For Scrapbooking Paper Scraps - As Art

I don't know about you but I hate to throw away even the tiniest of my scrapbooking paper. I am always looking for new ideas on how to use them. While browsing the internet I came across some great ideas on scrapbooks.etc website. Below are my top 6.

Check out their website for all 29 examples as well as instructions on how to make the ones above.

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