Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Creation Station make-over cont'd.....

Good morning everyone, just popping in to give you an update. I've been so lucky to have the opportunity to do a make-over of my scrap room but even more blessed to have a hubby who left work early yesterday (which is no easy thing in his line of work) just so he could install my new shelves, because he knew I wanted to get them up before we go away. I also managed to put up a few other decorations so I've made a photo collage. The little black birds under the shelves are for displaying my cards. One of the tea cups is actually a candle (pretty fragrance) given to me by a friend and the other is one I purchased from the lovely Kylie Fraser for safe keeping of my pins. The little frames I purchased from a discount store. They are very cute & I just added some multi-layered butterflies & a photo.

Here is my handy-man:

Besides a few other little decorations that need to go up, I think I'm finally ready to start creating again.....yay!! I'm sooooo overdue for some therapy. Thanks for joining me on this make-over journey xx

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Creation Station transformation update

Happy Sunday all! Well I haven't been creative in nearly 4 weeks now and boy is it showing!  I tend to get a little tetchy when I don't have my regular therapy. The only thing that has kept me sane in the last week is the fact that I've been busy with my Scrap Room Make-over. I must say it wasn't stressful at all because I had firm ideas on what I wanted. My new room is so clean & stream-lined compared to how it used to be that I don't yet want to mess it all up. I tend to spread out & have everything everywhere when I'm working.
Anyway, I'm still moving boxes (Elise's mainly) & unpacking boxes in my scrap room, so the chances of me actually sitting down to scrap this week are virtually nil. Work also tends to eat into my scrap time too, but I have to pay for my new room some how :)
Here is a couple of before shots:

Talk about a mish-mash of furniture & storage! That chest of drawers is about 25 years old, so it went to a new home in the garage sale on the weekend :) Here is the progress with freshly cleaned carpets as well.

New desk & a perfect fit!

Drawers from Elise's room, which have now been filled with my punches, Big Shot accessories, Cricut accessories, stationery etc.

And this is the best bit. This is a book shelf that my Dad made for us quite a few years ago for our library/Elise's office.  However, when she packed up I transferred my books to her book shelves (just while she is off exploring the world), and we moved this big old thing into my new scrap room.  I wanted a colour scheme that wouldn't date too quickly so settled on the good old black & white. Most of the storage containers eg. baskets, boxes etc I picked up at The Reject Shop very inexpensively :) Three of the baskets contain my wood-mount stamps and the other three contain my embellishments sorted into categories eg. masculine, feminine & unisex. I've covered some 12 x 12 tins & boxes with black & white wrapping paper to match my theme. The clear containers come from Craftainers which I've had for years. They are so versatile. Anyway now I don't have to rummage through boxes stored under my desk to find embellies etc. And my stamp collection had outgrown my old desk & hutch. My computer is now a lot closer to my work station which makes it easier to keep in touch with people & print photos while I work :) Gotta love that.

Oh and I even got a new light shade (there was only ever a boring old bulb), just to pretty things up a bit. This project isn't quite finished yet though. I have some floating shelves to put up yet to house my ribbons etc & the wall above my computer is where I'll display some of my work in 12x12 frames as well as a few other wall decorations.

So there you have it. The reason why I have entered no challenges of late.....I'm so having withdrawal symptoms :( But we have a week in Melbourne from the 24th, so there will be no creating being done in my new room until the beginning of March.  Thanks for dropping by & I'd love you to leave a comment xx

Monday, 11 February 2013

Wall Art Part 2

As promised I'm back with pics of the other frames that I made recently using the lovely Stampin' Up! pp, punches, the lovely Medallion stamp & embossing.

Firstly butterflies in soft suede/choc chip/Crumb Cake with white embossing powder & pearls.

Classic black/grey & white birds with black embossing powder. I really love the background paper & I've used it on lots of projects in varying colours.

These were made for a couple of gal pals & I plan to make a couple for myself as soon as my work station is up & running again. I hope you like them & thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Quick Wall Art share...

I found these frames at a discount store recently & they were just what I was looking for to create a gift. I took out the ugly picture that it came with & got out my owl punch & Stampin' Up! papers & went to work. This was so easy to make I decided to purchase a few more of the frames to make myself some wall art for my new Creation Station - just another project to add to my list. Anyway this is the first of a series of three for my friends' birthdays.

And of course some closies:

I think these little owls are so cute with their googly eyes :)  Call back next week & check out what I did with the other frames!

Monday, 4 February 2013

New Kaiser Craft "Forget Me Knot" range

Good morning! Just a quick post before going to work. Here is a layout I created for the lovely Nicole over at Craft Queen http://craftqueenaus.blogspot.com.au/  Check out her shop for all the beautiful new products!

This is a pic of my two & their cousins. A very rare pic of all of them together. Now that they're adults it's more difficult for all of them to be in the one place at the same time. I love the new Kaiser Craft pp which I thought suited this pic. I also added a coaster from the venue where we were celebrating. I must say I'm lovin' that big EK Success punch. And I just happen to have a "Bee" & a "Crown" stamp (Stampin' Up!) that match the pps perfectly.

A big thank you to Nicole for allowing me to play with the new products :) Stay tuned for some more new release Kaiser Craft products over at Craft Queen.   Have a great day!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Craft Queen February Ribbon Club

Good morning all, I'm just popping in to let you know that you can now view the Ribbon Club for February over at Craft Queen. Nicole was generous enough to let me play with these beautifully coloured ribbons & I had so much fun creating with them. The colours are so vibrant & go beautifully with summer layouts. Here is the link: http://craftqueenaus.blogspot.com.au/

And here is a sneak peek but please pop over & have a look at all the wonderful products Nicole as to offer. Lots of new products will be added to the shop this month too.

Have a fantastic weekend & happy crafting!