Back to share with you some organization I did recently. On the left is the "after", on the right, is the "before".
I was saving left over plastic and tin bins from the recycling to store my dies, stencils and embellishments. I was running out of room in my craft closet, so I thought it was best to upgrade to a larger box.
I purchased the boxes on the left from Michael's. The first one has adjustable separators to make bigger or larger dividers. The one next to is is a 'photo box' but it is perfect to store all the dies, embossing folders and stencils. really saved me some space and now I can see all my embellishments in one spot. One thing I would like to do next is to get some storage pockets for my dies and stencils. I think that will make the box a little more organized and easier to flip through.
Embellishment box: http://www.michaels.com/clear-plastic-case-by-recollections/10149891.html#pmpt=qualifying&sz=24&start=37
Dies, stencils and embossing folders: http://www.michaels.com/recollections-memory-box-black/10023305.html#pmpt=qualifying&start=2
I hope you're enjoying a crafty weekend!
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Part 2 of my Scrapbook Expo experience this year.
Even though I went by myself, I made a friend while eating lunch (Hi Gwen!) .
Here are all the goodies I purchased this year.
I try to pick up things that I don't already have, and of course I like see what new product some of my "favorite" booths have, plus find some new booths along the way.
I wish I could say I was more organized, but there are some booths that I do not remember what the name of the booths I bought product from!
One booth that I have fallen in love in the last couple of years isRubbernecker stamps! They do red rubber cling and have a watercolor feel to them. They were at the Expo this year and I picked up a few new items from them (background stamps - striped and script), and some focal image stamps (tulips and forest) (Note: these are not the true product names). The coolest thing they added to their line is coordinating dies! Now you don't have to fussy cut your image (I am sad to admit -- I never even tried to! I just let these images take center stage on my cards). But I picked up dies to two stamp sets I have (poppies and large tree).
I just about squealed out loud when I saw the Nicole Petersen Designs' booth had the Tim Holtz Christmas Doodle stamps. I can't wait to heat emboss these!! (I might get started on my Christmas cards a little early!). I also picked up her storage pockets*. Many of my original stamp packages have split and are falling apart, and when I saw the pockets I knew it was a sign to organized better! So I picked up a 25 pack to get started. (Note: I stored all my stamps with the original package insert, and I lay my stamps flat in a drawer. They lay flat better than before! But I know I am quickly outgrowing that storage space).
In another booth, I picked up some Echo Park enamel dots (I really love Doodlebug's -- thanks to Amy R!) and I thought these would be great to try on projects as well. At $2 a pop, I had to grab them. I also saw some Echo Park Stamp Sets. I don't have these types of stamps in my collection so I will see how they turn out on a card or two. (I love that typewriter button set!) I also picked up an Echo Park paper pack at the booth as well.
At another booth I picked up those Spellbinders dies (*One alternate link used below). I really love what Becca Feeken and Yana Smakula do with Spellbinders dies on their projects. I use my Spellbinders A2 Card Creator on just about ever card, and by 3 get 1 free was a perfect deal for me. I believe I also picked up that second paper pack in the same booth. It is textured! So fun.
At yet some more booths I picked up the Deco Art Foil (Gold), Art Impressions stamp positioner, stamp cleaner* by Close to my Heart, the Craft Scrubbie (which works fabulously btw!) and the Tim Holtz craft pick (Which I have been coveting for a looong time thanks to Jennifer McGuire!)
I had a great time and picked up quite a few products for my craft closet. They will holdme over for the coming months.
*When I couldn't find an exact match to what I bought I picked an alternate product link that was close enough to it and linked to it below
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Another post here to share a card series that I made for the Scrapbook Expo that came to my area. This year I ended up going by myself, but thought it would be fun to do the card swap workshop. Please earn from my n00b experience, I thought I would sign up the day up -- a big no-no -- it was sold out!! I tried to asked the instructor directly, but was also turned down. No luck, but at least I get to share this project with you!
Card Base is Neenah Desert Storm 80lb
Card front is Canson XL Water color paper
Stamp is by Kaiser Craft "Heart" - Dies and Stamps
Doodlebug Sprinkles in Bumblebee (glitter) and Tangerine (matte),
Hello cut using "Painted Hello" by Simon Stays Stamp with barc wood by Art Alternatives
Inks used: Momento Tuxedo Black (heart image), Splatter with Momento Dew Drops in Potters Clay, Tangerine and Brilliance Galaxy Gold
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