Monday, November 19, 2012

wounded warriors project

heather jarrett from 3 scrappy boys contacted me and asked if i would let you all know about the effort they are making for the wounded warrior project in honor of verterans' day.  she has marked everything in the shop 10% off, and 20% of all sales will be donated to the wounded warrior project.  you have until the end of the month to get shopping & contribute to this great cause!  please go check it out!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

some roller rink layouts

in my continued effort to post, i thought i would share some layouts i made using roller rink from studio calico.  i wasn't sure if i really liked the kit.  but... as it turns out, i did!  :)  sooo.... short & sweet... not much to say.  but, here are some new layouts.  ;)

background silhouette cut here is a free download from kinsey wilson's blog.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

scrap room re-arrange

trying to blog more.  i never know what exactly to blog about aside from scrapbook layouts & such.  i don't think our daily life is all that interesting... unless you consider things like laundry and running and hearing about paleo (a new thing for us) eating.  or crazy child shenanigans (you know... like your child taking daddy's tennis ball from when he worked tennis matches at the 1996 olympics and hitting it over the fence into the neighbor with multiple dogs' yard.  and you don't find out about it until late at night & you can't go over there right now until tomorrow.  by then the ball will probably be eaten.  yep.  that happened TODAY.  ugh.)  but really, it's pretty mundane around here.  tennis lessons, gymnastics, church activities, working in school classrooms and the ever glamorous toilet bowl scrubbing and the like.... ANYWAY.  all that  to say, i thought i would share some (read: an obsessive over share amount) of pics of my scrap space since i rearranged it a few weeks ago.  not that much scrapbooking has happened in here in months.  (please see note in prior post about kids' school & after school schedule kicking one's butt...)  again... i digress.  you can see how it was HERE
so.... the table & the 2x4 expedit are in the same place.  i swapped the shelf with the albums with the shelves that had kits & such on it.  (i also painted the shelves grey.)
oh, the ikea cart.  i may be slightly obsessed with these & won't share how many we are using in our home.  but i have 2 in my scrap room.  this is the first one.  it houses all of the things i use most often and sits right next to my desk. 
the top bin has all my essentials... pens, adhesive, those little ink pads that i use a gazillion of every month, photos i have printed for project life, etc, etc 
the second tray houses all my my tags, bags & bits i may use on project life 
the bottom drawer holds stamps, frequently used ink (ie my black stazon!) and some acrylic blocks 
here we have my newest piece.  an alex cart from ikea. the trays on top hold whatever i may be working on at the time.  all of the drawers are where i keep my kits. it forces me to have no more than 6 at a time.  (right now, i'm pretty proud of myself because i only have 3 plus my December Daily kit in there.  awe yeah!) 

a little view of how i store the kits in there.  the divided plastic thing is from target. 
over here we have some shelves that hold my ipod dock, cameo & photo printer.  Current favorite layouts hang on the clipboards.  also in here is all of my design team product from pebbles, cardstock, any pattern paper i own that doesn't belong to a kit, extra page protectors, and some containers that hold extra buttons & wood veneers... that kind of thing. (the green bin on the floor next to it, is my purge box.)
these are the boxes that have buttons & brads, etc.  i have plastic trays from joann's and target in the top.  and more stuff in the bottom.  

apparently, i did not take an overview shot here.  but this is my shelf under the window.  on top of it is my typewriter, a bin from harbor freight and a tiered wire basket with wooden stamps. it holds my magazines that i have things published in, some favorite punches, photos that need to be scrapped, photos paper... things like that.  

the harbor freight spinning bin on top of the shelf. 
next to the shelf is my other ikea cart.  the top bin has ink pads, embossing powder, etc. in it (the organizer in there is actually from the bathroom section at ikea.  love that thing!) 
these 2 are obvious, right?  lol.   

we move over to the other side of the room.  i have current magazines in that fun rack (total consignment sale score!) 
all of my albums are here.  plus a few nick knack kind of things.
My clip it up has embellishments from current collections.  the white drawers have alphas.  we won't discuss how i can't fit any more thickers into that bottom drawer.
and.... my favorite thing in here right now is this print & owl from home goods.  they make my heart happy!

Friday, November 16, 2012


hi there!  last week was Pinspiration week at Pebbles.  guys.... the projects last week were amazing.  ALL week long.  hop over there & peep it out!  here was my layout!