Monday, February 29, 2016

Current Projects

I'm staying crafty by working on cards and small projects.  I'm holding off on any kind of scrapbooking for right now since it seems like a major undertaking.  I haven't printed photos in forever and while they're organized, I just don't have the energy to go through them and try to match them up to paper and embellishments.

I'm opting for some easier projects now.

Like more paper dolls.  I *love* the Julie Nutting stamps.

And these awesome little 2x2x2 boxes from Stamping' Up.  I decorate and match them up to whatever event is going on.  I have some Valentines themed ones last month.  This month, I'm working on some for a Knit Guild Tea my mom is putting on in May.  I love how these turned out.

Each box will have a tea bag, a tea light and a metal charm related to knitting.  My mom ordered some silver teapot charms that will hang from the bow.  The knitting buttons you see are all available in the A (Flair) for Buttons Etsy shop.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

I wish I could say I was dreaming......

of Summer, but I'm not.  Living in the land of perpetual summer, I dream of a change of seasons.  Since the weather here allows us to be poolside or outdoors year round, this becomes the focus of most of my layouts.

I fell in love with the Simple Stories Summer Vibes line last summer and I bought at least 2 of every paper and embellishment.  I completed a mini album and several layouts and cards.  I'm down to the last bits and pieces of the line.

Flair buttons are all available in the A Flair For Buttons Etsy Shop!  My current favorite set is:

I've been super busy trying to fulfill my 2016 resolution which is to craft more.  I've been knee deep in Stamping' Up orders and making cards.  My next post will be all about my ink storage.

I'm also cleaning out the craft room again because there is just too much in here that I don't use.  I feel like I'm bogged down with extra supplies - you know the ones.  You had to have them, you hoarded them and now, years later I still can't use them.  I'm unloading the good stuff on Ebay.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

2016 Goals

Just coming off a very busy December and I spent some time reflecting on the last 2 years.  I realize its time for me.  For my family.  My job will be taking a back seat to the rest of my world.  That means I plan on crafting more in 2016.

I've been slowing ordering and hoarding Stampin' Up product for the past 6 months since joining and now its time to really use it.  I want to build up my stash of cards so I can send one whenever I'm ready and not have to worry about making one.  I want to spend some time catching up on scrapbook pages I've been meaning to make.

I threw these together based on an idea I saw on Pinterest for November.  I sent out 'fall' themed cards to family and friends.  I dressed them up a little using a Wink of Stella pen and Glossy Accents.

I used some products from the Seasonal catalog:

These are still available, unfortunately the paper line is no longer available but there are some other great lines in the shop - OR - use your favorite from another manufacturer.  I stuck with the suggested colors for this line as far as the ink goes which were:

BlackBerry Bliss

Chocolate Chip:
Daffodil Delight:
Pumpkin Pie:

You can pick up any of these items or the new 2016 Occasions Catalog items in my shop now:

Stamp with Erica