Sunday, March 30, 2014

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Sketch Layout Challenge

I saw on Facebook that Little Scraps of Heaven Designs was sponsoring a Sketch Layout Challenge ending March 31 and the winning entry would get $15 worth of free files from their website.  All you had to do was make a one-page layout using their sketch as reference and it needed to include at least one of their files.  So I thought "Woo Hoo, I can do this" and started going through my MANY LSHD files and decided to make an Easter layout.  I had the cutest picture of all the grandkids from Easter 2011 that I had printed a 5x7 of in like April 2011 and figured this would be the perfect reason to finally get that thing scrapped!  I used a combination of pieces from two of their files (Baby's 1st Easter and Bunny Tracks).  Why use just one file when you can use two, right???

Well, it only took me like three days to complete this layout, which if you know me you'd probably say "wow, that didn't take you very long" LOL!  The hardest part for me was selecting which papers to use.  I love having tons of paper in my scraproom, but sometimes I think that's not a good thing because that means too many choices!  I mean, seriously, does a NORMAL person really need to take a whole day picking out which papers to use for a layout???  Oh, and don't even ask how long it took me to arrange, rearrange, and rearrange the leaves under the Easter title.  I am not well....

So here it is as submitted to my fingers crossed!  If not selected, no big deal because everyone who entered got a $2 free file so I'm already a winner in my book :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My Scraproom

First off I'd like to share where all the "magic" scraproom.  Believe me when I say this has been an ongoing organizational project for WAY longer than I care to admit, but I think this is the best workable layout that I've ever had.  

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Here is what you see when you first come through the door.  I absolutely LOVE my built-in counter and the beautiful view I have from the window (thanks neighbors!).  Most of the time I like to stand while working on projects or layouts, so the kitchen counter height is really a back saver. The cabinet under my computer screen is where my printer and scanner are located on pull-out shelves.

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Next is my work desk, shelves and stack of drawers which are all from the Ikea Expedit and Alex product lines. Love them!  I have some of my favorite scrapbook page layouts displayed on the wall. Don't you just love the "My Scrapbook Garden" vinyl saying I made above the frames?  The plastic containers on the floor are home to my 8.5x11 size cardstock.

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Another view of my work station.  Lots and lots of storage!

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This is my Ikea Besta bookcase with adjustable shelves.  It fits perfectly inside my doorway and is just the right depth for all my ArtBin cases and also the perfect width for my Sizzix Eclips.

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Last, but not least, is my paper closet.  I'm lucky that this particular room in the house has the deeper closet so all my Iris paper carts and other paper organizing cubes fit in there just right.  My patterned paper is separated by theme (holiday, birthday, baby, etc.) and the 12x12 cardstock is located in the cubes for easy access.  There are more Iris carts to the left against the wall but they are not visible in this photo. They hold embellishments that are also separated by theme.  The shelf holds all my blank chipboard pages and albums and also plastic containers for more miscellaneous embellishments.

Well, that's my scraproom.  Hope you enjoyed the tour!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Welcome to my new blog!  I've been thinking about creating a place where I can share my scrapbooking adventures for quite a while now, and I'm happy that it's finally happening.  I'm planning to also share product information from some of my favorite scrapbooking and paper piecing websites.  There are SO many awesome sites out there, but I do have my regular "go to" companies that always seem to have just what I'm looking for that suits my style of scrapbooking.

So let's get started!