Monday, January 26, 2015

My Creative Space CardMaker Blog DT

Welcome to Medway, MA and photos of my creative space.  It is not as organized as I would like, but it is mine and it makes me happy.
My first photo is of my storage cubes which mostly hold paper.  I bought my storage cubes at Oriental Trading a long time ago and they don't seem to carry the same models anymore.  I have seen similar at Joann Fabrics, Michaels and AC Moore.  I desperately need to clean mine out again.



I wish that  I had more space, but make the most of the space that I do have and I love these paper organizers by 31 Gifts.




The second storage cube stack that I have is for more cardstock, I'm sure you  are not surprised by how much I have.  I keep my Silhouette on top of the cube along with my Xyron for easy access.



I have a couple of book shelves next to my desk which have my go to supplies.




Here is a photo of my pride and joy, my Scrapbox desk with a see through top.  Seeing all my The Twinery twine, washi tapes and my tools makes me so happy.



This is the desk from the front.  It's so pretty and perfect sized for this room and my craft needs.



The last photo I want to share is of some inspiration that is on my wall.


Hope you get to craft if not today then soon.  Thanks for looking.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Caseing Christmas Challenge

Hello, friends!  Welcome to CASE-ing Christmas!  We are a weekly challenge devoted to the holiday season--year round! ;)  How does this challenge work?  It's easy!  We give you a card to CASE and you CASE it!

If you've never CASEd a card, here's what you need to do:

  1. Look at the CASE card photo.
  2. Be inspired by some element of the card.  This could be colors, layout, image, etc.
  3. Make a card based on that inspiration.
See!  Easy peasy!  We cannot wait to see what you have for us this week and each week this year!  Are you ready for this week's CASE card?!  

Here it is...

Made by DT member Rocky.


Here is my card for the challenge.  We are off and running and I really hope that you will have a minute to join us.
One more thing before we go--we have BLOG CANDY to give away!  What is it and how do you win it?  Well, I'll answer the last question first--you win the candy by following us by either Blog Lovin' or Email (see the sidebar) and commenting below when you have done one of these things.  What will you win?  Well, there are FIVE winners of small gift packs of stamps--all holiday themed!  AND, YES--WE SHIP INTERNATIONALLY!  This blog candy will last the entire month of January, so invite your friends!  Winners will be chosen from each week of challenges, so maximize your chances to win and make sure to play along every week!

Ok, one LAST thing--PLEASE make sure to check out our RULES before linking up.  There aren't many, but we do like those who follow them!  HUGS and merry stamping to you all!


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Paper Issues Design Team Announcement

I have been playing along with Paper Issues, buying from Cassie in the store and getting to know the fabulous DT for a long while now.  I am beyond thrilled to see that I was recently asked to be on the team.
I made a project using Bella Sprinkles which you can find in the store.  It is a wonderful collection of dotted papers with beautiful, stylish colors on each side.  I used the black and grey side for my igloo which goes along with the current Paper Issues challenge Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside.

I love making home decor items that are seasonal.  I took this photo on my window sill while the snow was falling in the background.


Oreo Sprinkles 12x12 Paper Bella Blvd Scattered Sprinkles


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Scrap Treasures- CardMaker Magazine

Hi Everyone:

I am so excited to be sharing my first post for CardMaker Magazine.  This is a regular feature that they have called Scrap Treasures and the idea is that we create a card using the scraps from a previous project.

I recently made a card with this lovely Pink Paislee  collection called Bella Rouge and was excited to play with it again.  I decided to use the Winter Sketch from CardMaker and had a great time planning out my card.

Here is a photo of my scraps:



Here is a photo of the sketch that I used.  CardMaker has some fabulous sketches.  You should check them out when you have a minute.  They are a great jumping off point for your creativity.


I made this card for a sweet friend that I am spending the weekend with scrapping and crafting starting today.  I love this while embossed stack that I bought from Die Cuts with A View as it does the work of embossing for you and there are lovely designs to choose from.





Tip:   When I am working from a 6X6 pad for cards I tuck the extra pieces that go along with the collection, that I might want to use again, back into the pad

Supplies Used:  Pink Paislee Bella Rouge, 6X6 paper pad and Butterflies, Die Cuts with a View, White Embossed Stack, Shopevalicious.com, Flowers and Wings Badge Buttons, Studio Calico Gems

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My Creative Sewing Space

Anita here sharing my sewing space.  I took over my son's bedroom when he moved out so this is his desk, but it works for my needs.
I got a new sewing machine and I love my Viking Husqvarna Sapphine 960Q which I got as a gift last Mother's Day.

I love how much room there is to sew to the right of the needle.

Here it is all lit up and ready to go.  Happy sewing.  Be back soon with some projects on the Love My Fabrics blog.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Pinspire Me Challenge at Paper Issues

 My dear friend Shannon Morgan creates these monthly Pinspire me challenges for Paper Issues and this is the one for January.  I was inspired to create a mitten wreath using some wonderful papers from Pink Paislee called City Sidewalks.  Love how cute this came out.  Be sure to check out all the wonderful new things Cassie is listing in the Paper Issues store and play along with this challenge on the Paper Issues Friends FB page.



Oh yeah, and there are prizes.  Need I say more??

We *{WANT}* you to LINK UP and show us what you created! 
You can link up to this Pinspire Me over in our Facebook Group...Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} 
You have until February 8th to add your creation to the Pinspire Me post/picture that will be up over in our Facebook Group. 

If you do link up, you'll have a chance to win one of two awesome {Pinspire Me Prizes}
Think a Pinspire Inspired Swag Bag...just for you! Make sure you share your pics with us on Instagram too!! We've got a super snazzy hashtag just for you... #paperissuespinspireme ...
Hugs,



Friday, January 9, 2015

Caseing Christmas Challenge

Hello, friends!  Welcome to CASE-ing Christmas!  We are a weekly challenge devoted to the holiday season--year round! ;)  How does this challenge work?  It's easy!  We give you a card to CASE and you CASE it!

If you've never CASEd a card, here's what you need to do:

  1. Look at the CASE card photo.
  2. Be inspired by some element of the card.  This could be colors, layout, image, etc.
  3. Make a card based on that inspiration.

See!  Easy peasy!  We cannot wait to see what you have for us this week and each week this year!  Are you ready for this week's CASE card?!

Card by DT member Pat

Here is my card.  I am loving how this came out and going to start my stack for next Christmas.  Won't you join us?  We have blog candy.

One more thing before we go--we have BLOG CANDY to give away!  What is it and how do you win it?  Well, I'll answer the last question first--you win the candy by following us by either Blog Lovin' or Email (see the sidebar) and commenting below when you have done one of these things.  What will you win?  Well, there are FIVE winners of small gift packs of stamps--all holiday themed!  AND, YES--WE SHIP INTERNATIONALLY!  This blog candy will last the entire month of January, so invite your friends!  Winners will be chosen from each week of challenges, so maximize your chances to win and make sure to play along every week!

Ok, one LAST thing--PLEASE make sure to check out our RULES before linking up.  There aren't many, but we do like those who follow them!  HUGS and merry stamping to you all!