Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Montana Traveler

I have been making this crazy fold out page thing with my Creative Memories Album because I had so many photos when my youngest grand daughter turned one.  The kids (the adult ones) did this whole photo shoot thing amid gorgeous scenery to include mountains and babbling brooks.  Needless to say, I had a ton of photos because I printed them all!  Which is actually an okay thing because to achieve my folding 12X12 pages I had to complete 10 layouts to assemble it and make it work.  (If you want to see what I am talking about and use Creative Memories albums, leave me a comment below and I will post about this really cool technique!)  So here is one of the five sets double sided layouts I did:

Don't these look fun?  My cardstock and scrapbook accent paper is by Recollections.  The cute border punching on both pages was using a Fiskars Border Punch.  (I am a Fiskateer and have the scissors to prove it, are you?!?)  My chipboard embellishments are by  3 Birds, the little butterflies are Little B, and the florals are K&Company (I think!).  My big butterfly was cut using a Cottage Cutz die and then I added some rhinestones from my stash.  The journaling spot was from Anna Griffin's Totally Tags (love them!) and I matted all my photos using Perfect Layers.  I cut my arrow from my Cricut Explore and I cut my banner embellishment from my WRMK Banner Punch Board.  And last, but surly not least, the glitter stripe on the second page was created putting down a line of 1/4" Scor Tape and removing the liner and sprinkling some gorgeous purple glitter on it and burnishing it down with my finger so I have some beautiful sparkle.  I sure so love everything that blings!  

I hope you enjoyed my layouts!  Please feel free to leave me a comment below. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Turning 1

My little grand daughter technically just turned three last week, however I just completed her first birthday scrapbook pages.  She is growing up so fast!  She had a great time at her party yesterday complete with a bouncy castle and birthday cake and blowing out candles.  I wish I did not live so far away so I could have been there.  Here are the two pages I did for a double page layout: 

The paper was American Crafts and Recollections.  I matted my photos using Perfect Layers and added ribbon from my stash.  The title is American Craft Thickers, the butterflies are cut from Cottage Cutz dies and Anna Griffin glitter paper, and the journaling spot is from Anna Griffin's Totally Tags.  All the other embellishments were put through my Minc machine.  

I hope you enjoyed my layout!  Please feel free to leave me a comment!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Deflecto Caddy Organizers

This past Saturday, I had a workshop with a lot of my crafty friends.  We had such a blast!  We had a wonderful lunch and we actually each had a glass of bubbly to say goodbye to a couple of ladies that have been coming for quite some time.  We also had giveaways!  Every time you completed a project, you got a ticket in a drawing for some fun crafty stuff.  Needless to say, we all crafted our little hearts out.  I also do a segment of "show and tell".  I show off new techniques and/or products when we meet.  Since we had to cancel last month, I actually had three products to show off and one technique to share.  One of the products I shared was my absolute favorite of the bunch and everyone loved it so much, I thought I would share.  

I have recently discovered Deflecto, and funny thing I am finding that they are not new, however maybe new to our industry.  Just this past Sunday, I opened a package of recently purchased magnetic vent covers to use to house my over sized Anna Griffin dies, and who were they made by?!?...................yep, Deflecto!  Here is the product everyone went nuts over, their Caddy Organizers.  Here are some pics:

This is two of them connected together:

Here are the medium and small one and as you can see, I still have room for more stuff:

Here is the large one with rulers, scissors, pens, etc... :

And lastly, this is both of my Caddys side by side and unhooked from each other:

So let me tell you just a bit more about these, now that you have seen the photos (and please refer back to them as needed!  You can literally hook and stack these Caddys to the ceiling because you can unhook them at any place or point to grab the Caddy you need.  The three containers actually "hook" into the base unit, and get this! can buy rails for them to mount on your walls and hang them up in your craft room.  See those square "divets" on the top of the cases?  That makes for easy stacking because you can also buy all three containers separately so if you like one particular size, Deflecto has you covered.  These would be great for all kinds of crafters from paper crafters to needle point.  Recently, I am all about clear storage and I have been making my craft room a bit more user friendly, because if you can see it you will use it!  In the last photo, do you spy those bins behind my Caddy Organizers?  Yep, another great product by Deflecto and for another post.

If you have any questions regarding this product, please post a comment!  Also, if you would like me to go into more detail, a comment!  I can sure take some more photos and share some more features about this product that was all the rage this Saturday!  

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