Sunday, December 15, 2013

Scraps, Scraps and more Scraps

Hello Crafty Friends,
I know many of us have this obsession with scraps and we can't seem to throw away even the tiniest piece of paper because we may need it someday.  Well this post is to show how I, a paper hoarder, have taken my scrap obsession to the next level in a good and organized way.
This is only some of my current scraps:

This is my stack of drawers I purchase from Michaels that I normally keep all of my solid scraps in:

This is how they are labeled by colors: 

This is how they look when I open the drawer:

Now with a little help from my Paper Trimmer, Punches, Big Shot, Cuttlebug, and numerous dies this is how they are looking now.

I have cut some down to card front sizes, strips, and use the dies and punches on the other bits and pieces.  I keep the die cut/punched pieces in these zip lock pouches I found at Staples but zip lock baggies would work just fine.  In fact I may have to add a few zip lock baggies to my drawers as I cut more scraps.  I cut them into different shapes and sizes so at a moments notice I can easily reach in the drawer and grab what I need.  Works great so far.
Only a few more drawers to complete and then I move on to my Pattern Paper which are currently in Iris totes.
Die I especially like to use are:
Jaded Blossom
My Creative Time
Crafty Hugs to all,

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Jaded Blossom Announcement and December Challenge

Hello My Crafty Friends,
Jaded Blossom Announcement:
I would like to start off by saying (although I'm a little late with this announcement) that I have been chosen to be the June 2014 Guest Designer for Jaded Blossom.  I am so super excited and at the same time very nervous.  I just want to make them proud.  I truly am addicted to their products. 
Jaded Blossom December Challenge Entry:
"Anything Christmas"
My entry is this cute Advent Link Calendar I made with my mom for my 3 year old daughter who is so excited for Christmas.
I used the Cricut Lite cartridge Teddy Bears to cut out this cute teddy bear dressed up like a reindeer.
I also used:
Jaded Blossom -
 Curly Label Die
 Candy Charms and Banner Dies
Holiday Treat Tags stamp set for the words "Countdown" and "Christmas"
Bunny Poop stamp set for the word "To"
Number Candies stamp set for the number "25"
Funny Mail 2 stamp set for "Day" and "S" to make the word "Days"
Stickles - Xmas
Recollections paper - solid and pattern
Ribbon from my stash
Little gem from my stash
Hope you like it.
Crafty Hugs to all,