Archive for April, 2010

April 2010 CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop

This month for the Close to My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop we are each using one of the new B&T Duo papers from the Spring 2010 Idea Book.  The papers are Veranda, Topstitch, Caboodle, You Rock, and the new Creative Basics Veranda Collection (which is a bulk paper pack great for cards!).

I chose to use the Topstitch papers because are my absolute favorite.  I altered a My Creations Memory Keeper for my daughter.  I used Mod Podge as my adhesive for the paper and inked around the edges of the boxes (and all the papers) with Chocolate ink.  Once dry, I applied another coat of Mod Podge over the top of the entire box to protect it.  The Love Story Rub-ons were an afterthought but they worked well right over the Mod Podge.  I love how it made it look like a wide piece of lace.  I painted the Just Blooms Big Pink flowers with the Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint to give them a nice shimmery look and adhered them to the box with Liquid Glass.  The Z1039 Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint is currently not available but check my website again after April 23 for it to be back in stock.  I finished off the flower with a Filigree Charm in the center.  I used brown Staz-on ink and a sponge dauber to color the charm to match perfectly.

Now hop on over to Tracy’s blog and see what she has created!

There is a list of all the participants in the previous post.

If you’d like to see more altered items, click here.

April 2010 CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – List

Wendy K.  – My Scrapbooking blog <— You are here!
Tracy O
Jenifer Bener
Danielle Chapman
Mary
Melissa Burch
Kristie
Helen Onulak
Adeline Brill
Haley D.
Jena DeVries
Paper Crafting Princess
Lori Brown
Amy Edwards
Carol Horton

Organizing your Glitter

As you can see from the picture, I store my glitter upside-down.  This allows me to easily see all the colors!  I keep mine on top of my ink pad carousel but this also works with my embossing powders which are stored in a basket in a drawer.  Would you like to be more organized?  Do you struggle with organizing a particular supply?  Come back next Monday, April 19 for an Organization Blog Hop!

Spring Swiss Pixies Kit Blog Candy

copyright: All That Scraps

Kellie is celebrating 100,000 hits with this pretty blog candy.  This set is so cute.  I would love to win it!

My Scrapbook Room

Someone said I should post pictures of my scrapbook room so here you go:

That tall cabinet in the corner is a favorite of mine.  I bought it on sale at K-Mart.  It holds all of my 12×12 papers.  The shelves are the perfect height and I love that it is behind closed doors because (1) it looks neater and (2) my papers are out of the sun and protected from fading.

The clipboard to the left is on my to-do list; I want to alter it.  It holds my layout goal list for the year and is a reminder of what I’ve completed and what I still need to do!  Notice how I fit the lamp through the middle of the desk.  I like lots of light!

This is the girls area.  I don’t think it was clean much more than 5 minutes after I took the picture.  We’ll have to work on that. :-)

Not sure anyone wants to see my closet, but here it is.  In addition to scrapbooking stuff, the closet also stores PTA stuff, Girl Scout stuff, a stash of last-minute gifts, and more.  Since I have no shelving, the organizer with baskets (from Target) is a good substitute.