Sunday, December 7, 2014

Budget Paper Storage!

Well, let's just not mention that it's been TWO months since I have posted.  OMG!  A week ago on the 30th of November I thought I HAVE to post tonight because I have zero posts for the entire month....now here I am finally a week later.  Oh well, somethings you just have to let go of - it seems like I've been doing that a lot lately; letting go of things.

This is one of only two projects that I did over the past month.  It's something that I've had on my mind to try for quite some time and I finally did it.  Let me know if you think it's good or goofy!!  

I Mod-Podged patterned paper to a Close to My Heart shipping box.  When I get orders in this size box, for a while I have been saving and using these for paper storage.  You can really do this with any box that fits paper well but this one I like because it holds a ton and I wouldn't want it any bigger because then it would be too heavy - much smaller and I would need too many of them.  I had a Cheez-Its box from Costco that was smaller but a good size also but I don't want to buy that many Cheez-Its! 

I was going to just use up old paper but choose this Yuletide Carol paper because it's a neutral color with a subtle design so when I change up the colors in my scrap room these boxes will go with pretty much anything. Also, since I'm a CTMH Consultant I can buy this particular paper in bulk.  I figured if I'm going to take the time to do this I might as well do it up as nice as possible.  

Again, I would love to know if you think it's a good or goofy idea?

Thanks bunches and I hope to be posting much more this month :o)

Here's the before:



Here's the after:


And the in-between:

I used 5 sheets of paper, one for each side and then one cut in four 3 x 12 pieces for the corners.


I folded the paper so it wrapped a little on the inside and a little on the bottom.  Used a cheap practically disposable paint brush, a plastic table cloth to protect my counter and gloves so I could do some bubble smoothing out by hand.  I had a sampler of small bottles of various types of Mod Podge and so I actually used three different kinds, my favorite was just the regular gloss finish one. 







Thanks so much for visiting!



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CTMH Seaside & Nursery Charms stamp + American Crafts etc.

ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM, that's what life is all about these days.

I had so much fun making this while I still had the stuff out from when I made the card in my 9/26 post.  I used CTMH Seaside paper & Nursery Charms stamp set + American Crafts Happy Birthday brads (I think the Washi tape is AC also) and other embellishments.  Embellishments - any and all - that's my guilty pleasure so I'm entering this in the Heart 2 Heart challenge "Guilty Pleasures" for this week. 





Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mojo Monday 365 and Color Dare 113

Well my ride on mower wouldn't start and I was really frustrated so decided to make a card instead of be too mad.  I made this for Mojo Monday 365 and Color Dare #113.  I'm sure I'll be using this great sketch a lot more.  

I used Close to My Heart Confetti Wishes and Seaside paper packs and You're Own Kind of Wonderful stamp set.  Note that I sort of followed the "Gallon, Quart, Ounce" rule of thumb when using the colors.  At first I thought I didn't like the combo but I figured it's a "Dare" right so it shouldn't necessarily be easy - lol.  

I tried my mower after I finished the card and it started - yay (I think)!!  I got a lot done but also really enjoyed my little break.  




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Needed a FUN fix - FAST! MOJO 364 & CTD 311

Gosh it's been way too long since I've played along with a challenge and I really needed some fun to balance out the not so fun stuff I've been dealing with lately.  I realized that skipping fun is like skipping sleep, neither one helps you get more done with the extra time, it just makes all the time you do have LESS productive.  

So while this isn't the best card I've ever made I'm still putting it in the Mojo Monday 364  and the Color Throwdown 311 challenges.  When I saw the CT colors I immediately knew I would use CTMH Seaside paper the stamp I used is CTMH Nursery Charms, it's the best You're My Sunshine stamp around!  

I also made a two page layout - so I had a ton of fun tonight.  I'm excited to show you that tomorrow...just too tired to try and take any more photos right now.  

I think I'll move the little Glacier tab over a bit, but I'm not going to redo the pic.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happy September!!

It's going to be an amazing month - I just feel it!!  One good reason I think that is because September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! 

When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our ongoing celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! Plus, make sure you check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days!



Also we have a great Stamp of the Month -  "Family is Forever" - so true.  You can purchase the set on my website pattir.ctmh.com  for just $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 with no minimum purchase.  




That's all for now, it's time for this girl to go collapse and get some sleep.