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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Good morning everyone!

I promised to show you what I created in my craft room to work on, so here it goes.  This was my inspiration photo:
I got 2 desk top pieces from Ikea that were 23-5/8" wide and 78-3/4" long...
And screwed each end to the top of these 6 cube organizers that I got from Michaels...
This is what the table looks like with the two desk tops pushed together.  I found that the tables were so long, they needed some support in the middle, so I added another couple of the 6 cube organizers.  (Hey it was all good...more room to store stuff!!)  They are not screwed to the desk tops, they are just sitting there.
Then I purchased two of these Expedit drawer units from Ikea...
and pushed them in so they backed up against the organizers.
They fit perfectly, and I am able to store my cricut and vagabond on them.  The best thing is that they roll out and you have extra work space to use if you need it.  (You know... for all those Christmas cards you're working on right now.)  :)  On the other side of the table, it looks like this:
You can see where those middle organizers can now be accessed.  They sit in about a foot and a half, so they are easy to reach.  There is also room to store a stool to sit on, and I have my longer cutters tucked in the gap on the right.
These containers were purchased at Canadian Tire.  They store a TON of stuff. 
All in all, this table uses 6 of those organizers from Michaels, and it is 4' wide by 6-1/2' long.  I LOVE it.  So much room to work on and so much STORAGE!
Now I just need to get filling it up!  LOL
Hope I've given you some ideas for your room.  If you have any questions, just send me an email.  Have a great day everyone!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Thrill for Me!

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share an honour that was bestowed upon me (I'm sounding a little "royal" aren't I? LOL) by Swirlydoos a few weeks ago.

This layout that I did of my granddaughter, was selected as "Layout of the Week" on Oct 28th.  

To say I was thrilled, would be an understatement!!  

When I joined the Swirly "Savages" back in 2011, they opened a whole new world of scrapbooking to me.... layers and textures, flowers and bling, ink and distressing... I was entranced, and have been learning new skills ever since.  

This group of ladies share their talent willingly and give unending encouragement.  I have been loving every minute of my time with them.  BUT, I never ever thought that something I did would be selected for layout of the week.  Thrilled? ... oh Yeah.... I'm still floating on cloud 9!  :)

Before I go, I'd like to show you a close up of the Hot Off The Press "Color Me" paper 
that I used as a mat.

I inked portions of it with some Distressed inks and let them flow over the lines.  Doesn't it give such a nice soft look to the layout?  I just loved using this paper.

These lovely butterflies were courtesy of Lisa Gregory:

She spoils us every month with a downloadable file of beautiful new butterflies to print out!

I've been working on my scraproom lately ... come back tomorrow and I'll show you the cool table my husband I built out of shelves, etc from Ikea and Michaels.  I love, love, love it!

'Til then .... enjoy your scrapping!