Thursday, October 23, 2014

ribbon and button storage; an MFT Organization post

This is so exciting! The MFT Design Team has a new monthly post to share with you! Its all about organizing all those awesome supplies we have for paper crafting! This month we are talking about ribbon and buttons.

My ribbon and button storage jars are probably my "cutest" storage solution in my office. I use large candy jars to store my ribbons.  I picked them up in several places, the local kitchen supply store, online, and at 
Wal Mart of all places. 

To keep track of the color names of my ribbons, I use the sticker from the packaging on the end of my ribbon. Other small stickers, like price tag stickers, would work perfectly for your other ribbons.

My ribbon jars sit on a book shelf in my office. I have three large bookshelves side by side. What I really like about the candy jars is the ability to see at a glance all the ribbons I have. A huge thanks to my mom who sorted them all by color family. I am glad she gets it. :)

The smaller jars for the buttons are from IKEA. They are called spice jars and come in a pack of four. They live in a drawer that is just to the left of where I sit. (all my most used supplies surround me for easy access) The drawers are stacking plastic drawers made by Sterlite. 

This post was fun! I look forward to sharing more of my space and ideas with you! I hope you are inspired to try some new ways to organize your ribbons and buttons. Head to the MFT Blog to get linked up to all the design team members sharing their organizational genius with you! I can't wait to check out how everyone else stores their products!

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warm winter wishes

Stop on over to the Carta Bella Blog today and see what I have been up to! Stamping, die cutting, embossing powder with glitter?!! What could be better! :)

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Monday, October 20, 2014

simple decor with Maya Road

I would love for you to pop over to the Maya Road Blog and check out a couple of my projects for the upcoming Quilt Show! I had so much fun creating hoops and wreaths, and I have some great ideas for simple and elegant decor!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

autumn inspiration

This month some of the design team at Carta Bella made projects for the digital issue of Create Magazine. It was so much fun working with their sketches and combining the beautiful lines from Carta Bella! I made a card and a tag. Here is a link to the issue. Its free! 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Cool Tools Vol. 2 + Giveaway

CoolTools 2014 Cover Cool Tools Link Up!

The latest PRINT special issue from Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine is now available! Cool Tools Vol. 2 is such a great issue! Incredibly creative ways to use the tools that you have sitting in your crafty space right now! Just look at the cover! Who still has a paper crimper hidden in a box? Be honest. :) That EAT wall hanging would be perfect in anyone's kitchen!

This is one of my projects in the issue. I love the flower on this card. I used a set of dies from Sizzix and Susan Tierney-Cockburn, called Sunflower. Her line of dies is gorgeous! It creates all sorts of flowers, but look at how realistic! Combine the dies with her Garden Tool Kit and you will be able to create works of floral art! The Garden Tool Kit is essential for people who die cut. All the tools help add heaps of dimension and interest with ease!

And while we are talking about publications, I want to encourage you to submit. Yes, you! Right now Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine has a call out for stamped projects. The PRINT special issue will be called Stamp & Ink. They are looking for amazing stamped projects. Projects with techniques. Awesome techniques! Check out what they are looking for here--Stamp & Ink pub call
Give it a try. So many of you make beautiful cards and I would love to see them in print! Try it, you never know what will catch the editors' eyes!
If you need more information about getting pubbed check out this post here--Publication Tips

And now the giveaway! I have an issue to give away to one lucky commenter! Simple leave a comment on this post about one tool in your stash that you don't use enough. I will draw one name from all the comments. You have until Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 10 pm CST.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

MFT October Release Rewind

One last look at the fantastic October release from My Favorite Things! The design team is showing off a last few projects to inspire you while you wait for your order, or maybe just convince you to pick up that one last item! 

I cannot help myself. Putting these darling Santa Claus images, from Jingle All the Way, down is not going to happen! Who could resist, really?

After cutting Sweet Tooth cardstock with Die-namics Jingle All the Way, I stamped the images with Hybrid Black Licorice ink. I colored each Santa in with color pencil.

Each Santa was foam mounted to tags. The tags were cut from Nightshift Blue cardstock using Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 2. I stamped each tag with Snowfall Background in Sweet Tooth ink

The sentiment was stamped three times with Electric Red ink onto a piece of Sweet Tooth cardstock that had been cut with Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX. There is a small number three on that image, but I masked it off. 

The tags are on two layers of Sweet Tooth cardstock cut with Die-namics Stitched Snowdrifts. So basically, you have all my absolute favorites from this release on one card. :)

Oh, and the green twine? Hemp cord colored with a Copic marker. I love that I can change the cording to whatever color I need for my project!

And I couldn't let this release end without one more ornament! 

After lining this shadow box ornament with Sno Cone cardstock, I layered a piece of Sno Cone cardstock with a piece of Sweet Tooth cardstock that had been cut with Die-namics Stitched Snowdrifts. Once they were layered together, I cut them both with Die-namics Circe STAX Set 1. A snowflake from Christmas Cuteness was stamped in Sweet Tooth ink.

I adhered the circle in the bottom of the ornament. Then I cut Kraft cardstock with Die-namics Christmas Cuteness, using the snowman and tree images. I stamped the images from the stamp set, Christmas Cuteness with Hybrid Black Licorice ink and colored the images with color pencil.

On the front of the ornament, I attached a piece of Sweet Tooth cardstock cut with Die-namics Dimensional Banners. I stamped a cute sentiment in Hybrid Black Licorice ink.

Well, that wraps up another amazing release from MFT Stamps! The MFT Blog always has more information about the release, chances to win, and other great happenings like sketches and challenges! Stop on over there today!

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Supplies for Ho, Ho, Ho card:

Supplies for Jolly Hello Ornament: