Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Never One to Sit Still

I was inspired by a Christmas Organizer published in Paper Trends Dec/Jan issue from last year. I intended on doing the Christmas themed one (who doesn't need organizing for the Holidays, the earlier the better). However, my love of the cute notecards I've browsed on Etsy led me to do a greeting cards organizer first. I like how it turned out, and this may just become my Christmas gifts to family and friends this year! The file organizer itself came from Target, with 6 expanding files. Paper is FancyPants line "Celebrate". Cricut Storybook cartridge provided the title. I will reacess how I want to deal with the handle. Perhaps just cutting the paper down like I did on the reverse. Maybe a bit of paint. The backside was a sheet of predesigned paper from FancyPants.
The inside dividers (I was limited to six!) are titled: Birthdays, Thank You, Wedding/Baby, Congrats, Sympathy/Get Well, and Other/Blank

Now to fill it up with the whimsical designs from my favorite artists ( I already snagged two from the lovely Melissa Phillips aka Lilybean's Paperie!)

Friday, September 5, 2008


My friend and companion of eleven + years was put to rest this morning. He's been with me when I lived on my own, through the wedding and births of three children. He took good care of us and enjoyed eating popcorn when tossed his way. Rest in peace, my friend.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Playing with glue

Been busy playing with crepe and glue again. I've been so inspired by all the flowers and rosettes I've seen on blogs and etsy I tried a few of my own. The little orange posies on the vintage book pages are very close in design to the pretties made by Eve
The crepe flowers are a combination of types I've seen from many artists and the ribbon flowers are my own design. And they use a LOT of glue dots. I vow from now on to never run out of glue dots, Zip-dry, and crepe paper.