Tuesday, February 3, 2015

2nd January Guest DT Project.

Hi everyone!  Hope you are all safe and warm in your lovely homes.  I tell you the last 24 hours were pretty scarey around here with the "Flash Freeze" we had.  Between that and not feeling at 100% all weekend i didn't get as much crafting done as i planned.  I did however shoot a video of my creative process of the mixed media canvas i created for my lovely cousin Jean and her husband Matt.  I am working on getting the kinks out of my video editing issues and hopefully sooner or later i will be able to upload it.

So here are the photographs of my canvas:








Products used:

12x18 Canvas
Acrylic Gesso
Dear Lizzy 12x12 Flower stencil
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle
Smooch Spritz - Red
Ek Success Large Flower stamp
Prima Marketing Inc. Wood Icons
assorted bridal department items from Hobby Lobby
Cheese Cloth


Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to visit Scrapbookingwithme  and check out there products.

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 Annmarie Colbert - North Carolina -https://www.youtube.com/user/anniesstampingcorner
Guest DT members:Phyllis Fernandez - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1BYkVPfr0k
Beatriz Santana - https://www.youtube.com/user/BeatrizS1974
Jeanie Ellis - https://www.youtube.com/user/1486Jeanie

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

YTLH January 2015 Then & Now

Hi everyone!

Hope you are nice and warm where ever you may be.  It is freezing here in NJ today and we are expecting more snow over the weekend.  Not fun but it gives me more crafting time!

So here is my layout for the YTLH January blog hop.  The theme for this month was Then & Now.

I would like to take a moment to thank PDA Card and Craft for their generosity and also Sam Wright and Nancy Morin for keeping the hop alive!


Please stop by and take a look at all the wonderful work by these creative and talented ladies.  I think you will not be disappointed.  Make sure to leave a message at every stop on the hop to be entered to win a prize from PDA Card and Craft!

7. Tiffany Westbrook - www.youtube.com/trwestkd
8. Beatriz Santana - www.youtube.com/BeatrizS1974


My Layout :



Supplies used:

Echo Park Paper - {Times & Seasons 2}- paper & stickers  and Tim Holtz Inks in Tea Stain, Mowed Lawn, and Peacock Feathers all purchased at Scrapbookingwithme.com

Tim Holtz Distress inks in tea stain, mowed lawn and peacock feathers
EK Success flower punch, Muslin, Pearls  & Doily from Hobby Lobby

Thanks for stopping by!







Monday, January 26, 2015

My first Guest DT Project




Hi everyone!  I am back from my hiatus!  This time for good.  I am honored for the opportunity to be a Guest DT at Scrapbookingwithmeboutique!  Please visit the online store at Scrapbookingwithme.com or join the Facebook shop at FB Selling group  .    You can find all the latest paper lines and crafty goodness at Scrapbookingwithmeboutique.  


My project:   Smile

I was completely in love with this line from Crate Paper the moment I received it.  The soft muted colors are so easy to work with on all kinds of projects.  For my first project I made a mixed media layout which I titled smile.



Here are some close ups of the layout.   





List of products used

Scrapbookingwithme January Kit
Pro Art- Gesso
Faber Castell Gelatos- Bubble gum & Green tea,
Faber Castell- Big Brush Pen - Pink Madder lake 129**
Crafter's Workshop Template- Texturized
Kaser Craft- Clear Stamps- Edges
Faber Castell- Whipped Spackle
Die-Namites Die- Flower Scroll
EK Success- Large Flower Punch
Inkadinkado Dawn Houser Background Stamp-8347
Prima Flowers
Mulberry Flowers
Miscellaneous Sequins
Recycled Gold Thread
Scrap gold cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Inks- Assorted colors

Thank you for checking out my blog.  Be Sure to check out my Youtube channel here!

Monday, July 8, 2013

In Haitus!

So its been a crazy couple of years and i haven't really been creating much.  I do want to get back into it so i have been organizing all my stuff and trying to get some page kits started to make it easier when i do want to create a page.  I think that if  the layout is already decided, paper and embellishments are already picked out i may have an easier time actually scrapping.

I also want to get back into sharing via my blog. 

Any suggestions on how i can re-motivate myself to get scrapping and blogging again?? I truly miss it so much!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy late St. Valentine's day!  So much has been going on the past few months.  But finally I feel like I can once again start up my blog.  I know I haven't posted in a while but is a thing of the past.  So here is what i have been up to!  For one I am trying to get my scrapbook corner organized.  If things aren't just right I feel like I can't function.  So with that said,  I have invested in the scraprack.  You can find it here.  Because my space is very small I need something that is functional, and I need to SEE what I have.  Having things in boxes, and baskets doesn't work for me.  So hopefully this will be the start of a new scrapping beginning for me.  I have not received my scraprack yet (arrives on 2/22).  But I have started organizing using Tiffany Spalding's organization methods.  She even has a Facebook Group, and does weekly webinar's.  I have completed the paper challenge,  the ink and marker challenge, and I have almost completed the embellishment challenge.  I have about 1 inch of paper that I have managed to purge, not to mention at least 1 lb of eyelets, brads and other small embellishments.  Next thing i am tackling is my sticker collection.

In between organizing i have also managed to make a cute birthday gift for my friend Luz.  I used Laura Denison's wonderful pattern for the Baby Steps album.  I will post pictures tomorrow of my completed album without pictures. 

So that's what I have been up to!  Hope everyone is having a great new year and a wonderful February.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

For the last couple of days all my free time has been dedicated to getting my scrappy space neat and organized.  I wanted to share what my space looked like before and what my new space (Clean slate) looked like before i started moving my stuff in.  I have not gone into each individual category, i.e. pattern paper, cardstock, ribbon etc.  but had to move everything into this room because of lack of space and because my old area is being turned into a closet for our winter coats and other things we need to store.  The building we live in was built in the early 1900's so  the lack of closets are a huge issue.


No desk space





New desk and lamp


Moving stuff in

New black and white 4 drawer cabinet


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mission Organization!

So,  Here i am once again starting an organization challenge that Wookiemouse (which is a goddess in my eyes for creating this) created.  And the challenge has been started by Crisann over at the twopeas site.  You can find the thread HERE!  So as some of the other pea members have done and i think it make sense, I will be posting my progress on my blog.

Week 1 of this challenge is the space audit.  Basically you have to create a layout and take notice of how your stuff is stored and how hard or easy it is to use your stash.  Honestly i am working in a clean slate, because i am moving my stuff to a new section of my house.  Right now my stuff is stored in a 5x5 alcove in a hallway.  I am moving it to a 12x4 alcove in my bedroom which will also give me a little more space because my bedroom is huge and i will be able to include other pieces of furniture that are currently scattered around the apartment because of space issues.


So here is my space audit

Ok because i love how the rest of you ladies explained what works and doesn't work here is my list!

Okay, so what works/doesn't work for me :

- photos : No This is a big problem area.
I have about 30 years of pictures that are printed some even have doubles and triples. They are not sorted in anyway. They are stuffed into a cropper hopper photo box and a couple other boxes that i purchased at AC Moores.

Digital pictures are also a mess. They are not saved in anyway specific i have 3 computers and they all have pictures. I also have about 3 years worth of pictures on a hard drive.

- journaling : yes and no.
I mostly hand write my journaling. I would like to change that a bit cause sometimes i cant read what i write.
When i have scraps of cardstock in between projects i usually cut out little note cards or top note cards with my cricut. I store them in a pencil holder box.

- title : yes.
I mostly use thickers or alpha stickers unless i am going for something specific and then i will use my cricut and SCAL 

Posted: 10/19/2011 10:18:37 AM

Ok because i love how the rest of you ladies explained what works and doesn't work here is my list!

Okay, so what works/doesn't work for me :

- photos : No This is a big problem area.
I have about 30 years of pictures that are printed some even have doubles and triples. They are not sorted in anyway. They are stuffed into a cropper hopper photo box and a couple other boxes that i purchased at AC Moores.

Digital pictures are also a mess. They are not saved in anyway specific i have 3 computers and they all have pictures. I also have about 3 years worth of pictures on a hard drive.

- journaling : yes and no.
I mostly hand write my journaling. I would like to change that a bit cause sometimes i cant read what i write.
When i have scraps of cardstock in between projects i usually cut out little note cards or top note cards with my cricut. I store them in a pencil holder box.

- title : yes.
I mostly use thickers or alpha stickers unless i am going for something specific and then i will use my cricut and SCAL


About pens and markers! Mostly use my markers for journaling. Gel pens RARELY get used.

- embellishments :I have LOTS of embellishments would like to find a way to have them more visible so i can use them more often.

- Stamps : I mostly own Clear stamps and they are stored in a zip up binder.

- Inks : Dont have too many of these so this is pretty good

- others : paint, mists, perfect pearls... I have a plastic basket with all my acrylic paints and my mists and pearls are in a drawer in one of those Ikea ALEX drawer cabinets

- Glue : All the wet ones are kept together in a small plastic basket together and then my atg and my pop up glue dots are all in a drawer

- Cardstocks : a disaster

Scraps are an even bigger disaster.

- Patterned papers : Also a mess

Scraps are also a mess

- Albums : okay not too bad. I am not a chronological scrapper so i just make layouts and put them in one of those plastic 12x12 boxes until the box is full and then i put them in albums. Each of my kids has an album and we have a family album. 


-tools are not an issue.

- Magazines : Not an issue i dont keep too many of them and after a year i start to cut out pages of things i like and put them in a magazine holder. Eventually i would like to transport those pages into a binder

- Scraproom : Doesnt exsist. I have an alcove in my bedroom and right now its a clean slate. So i want to plan it out perfectly before buying anything. I have a 8 cubby Expedite from ikea and the Alex 6 drawer cabinet. I will have to buy shelves since my floor space is limited.

I am also buying a desk or 2. I have 115 inches of space for desk space. I do have to share this space with our second computer. So my plan is to make 2 work stations one for me and my mac and an area to scrap. and then a smaller area for the 2nd computer which mostly my husband uses.

So these are my problem areas. I am sure i will think of a few more and will post about them.


I will post pictures in a later post.  I have to take them first!

Have a great day peeps. Its a beautiful 65 degrees in NJ today a bit windy but finally the sun is trying to come out after a crappy day of rain yesterday.

I would love to read about your organization strategies.  


Have a great Thursday!