Wednesday, February 20, 2019


   I finally get to share with you that I have been keeping quiet about for a few months. I have got my first scrapbooking layout published in a print magazine. Tuesday I finally got in my hands my copy of the spring issue of Creative Scrapbooker magazine. I also, I have three cards in it too. 
   Here is a peek of what one of my cards look like in the magazine. 
   I am currently selling the card in my shop. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Review Raskog Cart

   For this month's installment of product review will be about my favorite storage item. I love it so much that I have 2, one in my studio and one in my bedroom (used as a bedside table). It is the Raskog cart from IKEA. 
   I have the teal blue one in my studio, which I think is no longer being sold. I have bought it about 6 years ago at a higher price than the $29. I am still crazy in love with it because it can hold all my go-to items.

   On the top shelf,  I store my die cuts (which I have sorted by manufacturer and type. A box holds, holidays, one holds labels and tags, one holds word die cuts and the other holds images.) I sorted them all in little baggies that holds jewelry findings. The boxed are actually recycled device boxes. the top also holds a couple of buckets from Target $1 spot, those I store my sequins and doilies. 

   On the middle shelf, it holds more of the $1 pails. This is where my enamel dots, Christmas wood veneer, and washi tapes are stored. I have my washi sorted by color. 

   The bottom shelf holds items that I don't use that often like, brads, eyelets, and ribbons. However, I have found out storing these items here has made me use them more. 

   Here is the full view of the card. I also have a couple of cups attached to the outside. The front one is magnetic which I have a love-hate relationship with since I knock it off sometimes when I walk by. The other pial is from Hobby Lobby which hooks onto the cart, which I like. 

   As you can see I love organizing but I do it on a budget. I try to reuse boxes, $1 spot items and old glassware. 
   Thanks for stopping by and come back next month for another product review. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Lightbulb Moment

   Have you ever had that lightbulb moment in the middle of cleaning your crafty area that you just had to put it in motion before the mess is cleaned up? While that happened to me last week. I got this great idea of changing my stickers into die cuts. If you are like me, you always go to your die cut stash first when creating and completely forgetting about stickers. 

   I took 90% of my flat stickers and adhered them all to white cardstock, it filled about 10 sheets of 12x12 cardstock. I spent about three days fussy cutting them out. I found it very addicting so the time flew by. 
    I now have a large stash of die cuts. I am so happy about this. However, I did find a downside in doing this, I outgrew my original storage method of storing them in little Target $1 pails. I spent the weekend sorting them and working on the storage problem. I will share in my next post of the solution. 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Feb Stick it Down

   I am glad the weekend is here because the deep freeze that hit Michigan a couple of days ago is gone. I don't like -15 temps and that was without the windchill. 
  Today's post is a quick reveal post of this month's card sketch at Stick It DownThis month's sponsor is Jenny at Scrappin Happy Studio. specializes in handmade scrapbook embellishments, such as flair epoxy. All my products are handmade in her home studio, in the beautiful state of Oregon!
You can visit Jenny at her Etsy store and on Instagram. 
One winner will receive a $20 store credit to the Scrappin Happy Studio!
   Here is my take on this sketch. I am planning on giving this card to my dad for Valentine's Day. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and Colorbok), washi tape (Scotch Brand), manual die (Spellbinders), tools (Beautiful Mess, Cricut, Spellbinders, and MISTI), markers (Crafter's Companion, sticker (Pinkfresh Studio), stamp (Simon Says Stamp), and ink (Memento)

   As you can see from this angle that I did a fun cut-out window with a manual die. I think this is the first time I ever did this on a card.  

  This stamp originally had a pizza slice in the dog's mouth but I masked it off when I stamped so I could have it holding a heart instead. 

   Be sure to play along with Stick It Down for your chance at winning the $20 prize certificate.