Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Happy Mother's Day - Card #1

For you all you wonderful moms out there...Happy Mother's Day!

This Mother's Day card is for my beautiful mom. I went to a Copics class at my LSS, Scrapbooking Made Simple and learned to make "borderless" cards. The daisy stamp is from Peddler's Pack. I loved the technique, but it's very hard to see the design when you are trying to use your markers! I finished it at home three days later. LOL! Jennie Black is a great teacher and I learn so much every time I go to class. Love them Copics! I can't wait to go to Copic Certification next month!


Supplied used are below (L-R): Zutter corner rounder 1/2", Martha Stewart bone folder, Ink pads: Close to My Heart in Chocolate, Tim Holtz Distress Pad in Tumbled Glass, small rhinestones, Tim  Holtz non-stick scissors. Oops, forgot to add Memento London Fog for stamping the design and Martha Steward Vintage Doily punch!


Copic Markers used: Y11, Y13, Y17 for daisies; E30, E44,E47, E49 for inside of daisies; G01,G17, G82 for stems (not in picture below); B00, B01 for background.


Have a wonderful Mother's Day.......until next time!
Marie

Monday, May 7, 2012

My New Craft Room



My Cricut Station and my working studio all from Ikea.

My Reflections modular furniture from Michaels.
Finally I am able to post pictures of my craft studio. I used to have it in the dining room when my parents were here. When my parents had to be moved into a nursing home, I was able to return. I picked out new flooring, went to Ikea and bought my furniture and all accessories. My son Steven brought up all my craft furniture I bought at Michaels and slowly but surely put everything in its place (Thank you Steven....your work is very appreciated)! Not only that, he built every piece of furniture that is in this room....all the Michaels and Ikea stuff. Wow!

 It took a long while as I have to do everything sitting down, but it turned out great. Now all I have to do is label everything as I don't know where things are! The first picture above is my computer desk that we got at Ikea.The "M" is from Stampin Up. Very easy to put up! I have a laptop attached to my 23" monitor. My son is also my IT man, so he did that. It turned out better than I expected. I used to dream about a room like this, and now it's a reality. I sometimes just go in there and stare. It's a wonderful feeling to be able to escape to your own little world and "just whistle while you scrap". That is why my blog is named this way!

Later on this afternoon I will post my first card made in this room. It was fantastic to be able to create in my own design studio. Hopefully, I can now use it more and post more often!