When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me, Lord." I am a believer that God created each one of us with a unique talent, therefore, use it well to serve Him.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Are they worth my tears???

Woke up this morning and so looking forward to finish up my craftroom. The cubies are starting to fill up. A whole bunch of scarpbook and stamping items are ready to be stored in the garage. Yeah, you're right, I'm running out of space in my room. Since this morning, I spent the whole time unwrapping my papers and checking my inventory. When I got done, I just realized I'm missing alot of my paper collection. The vintage ones, my MAMBI kits, my Autumn Leaves kits, my stacks of DCWV and who knows else I'm missing. I cannot take it anymore, I just burst out and started crying. I've already lost 3/4 of my Close To My Heart stamp collection and now this. Our shipment has a "FULL PRICE REPLACEMENT" notation but still it doesn't change the fact that I won't be able to replace them anymore. With all the stuff that's gone, I can't help but cry.

Update on my craftroom

Here's a bunch of pictures of my craproom oops, craftroom. I really hope I'll be done with this room. So far, most of the rooms in our house are as messy as this. Hey, most of the time, its a one man job because DH has to put in 12 hours a day at work. You should see my kitchen, it was really neat and organized especially the pantry. I really didn't stop until I organized the pantry the way I want it. I'll post some pics this weekend but for the meantime, look how messy my crafting space is:
BEWARE:  It is a sore in the eyes but if you are a crafter, you would love to be in this room...
People were asking me, "What are those cookie jars for?"  Well, its now obvious that its for my ribbon stash.  My collection had grown so big and still I can't stop collecting... but I can't! Anyways, can see my craft books?  I'm so happy browsing them again while I was putting them out of the boxes.  
Time to put out my SU Classic Inkpads.  While doing some cards for the National Craft Month, I finally unwrapped and started using my SU Craft Inkpsots.  I was pleased with it and worried that I might run out of ink so I thought of ordering reinkers set.  Oh at the last minute, I changed my mind and decided that I needed the Classic reinker.  I will be exploring a different avenues of coloring stamped images using reinkers.
You can barely walk in this room.  Boy, I'm looking forward to the day when I can look at this room and be so pleased and proud of myself.  When is that?  I hope soon too!
See those Huggies diaper box, I am reusing it as my sticker bin.  They are perfect fit on those cubies and they were very sturdy. Should I paint it or cover it with pattern paper?  Painting will be easier and cheaper...
A glimpse of the walk-in closet.  As it stands right now, it now full to the brim.  This is going to be the hideaway for things that are not so pleasing to the eyes. 
Top view of the walk-in closet.  I got three shelves and there's no way that I could put anything in there. I have here my supplies, materials I seldom used and some chemicals that could endanger my two crazy kids.
Bottom part of the walk-in closet.  I need to start putting my papers tomorrow in those paper organizer but before that, I have to check my inventory first.
 That's it for now.  I will post pics again soon...
Have a great weekend guys!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My newly dressed-up blog

Life lately was a little bit maddening so I didn't have the time to work on my blog.  Moving too a new house was not a joke especially if its big.  A week ago, our household goods both in GA and from Korea finally got here.  Boy, you should see my house now, it's a huge mess.  Although most of the boxes are gone with a couple that still need to work on.  My craft room was a disaster place and I'm really running out of place to put on my things.  Purging is really must.  My plan was to share some with my kids, sell some and host another blog candy for my dear craft friends.

Speaking of blog candy, my friend, Joan and I are currently hosting blog candies, click HERE and HERE in celebration of the National Craft Month. I have been participating during the first week but like I said earlier life was a bit maddening right now.  Today, I mostly work on my craftroom and I'm taking breaks in between so I can finish my blog's new look. I can say that I was very productive today eventhough I'm so beat.

BTW, below I will be sharing my NCM projects and hope you like it:

1st Entry:  Sweet Pea:
Paper: American Craft, DCWV, GP and MS
Tools: Memento Ink pad, Copic Markers, Spica Glitter pens, MS edge punch
Embellishment: Ribbon, Prima miniflowers, MM swirls and flourishes chipboard, BG half pearls

2nd Entry:    Fiskars, Thomas Kinkade
Paper: American Craft, MS, Embassy, GP, DCWV
Stamps: Hero Arts, Fiskars, Thomas Kinkade by Cornish Heritage Farm, The Paper Company Studio, Inkadinkado, Stampendous,
Stamp pads: Versafine Onxy Black Inkpad, Brillian Moonlight White, Versamagic Red Magic, Memento Potter's Clay
Tools: Embossing powder by Stampendous, Peral-Ex, Perfect Medium by Ranger, Heat Tool, MS edge punch, craftknife, ATG gun, nristle brushes
Embellishment: Ribbon by MS, Ribbon by Heidi Grace and half pearls

3rd Entry:  Flourishes
Paper: GP, American Craft, Recollection, The Paper Studio, K & Company, DCWV
Stamps: Flourishes
Inkpads: memento, CTMH, Versamagic, Versafine
Markers: Copic markers
Tools: Spellbinder dies, Cuttelebug machine, MS edge punch
Embellishment: Prima Flowers, Melody Ross buttons, Karen Foster floss, Heidi Grace trim, MS Ribbon, rhinestone, half pearls

4th Entry:  Password Journals
Paper: Neenah, The Paper Studio, DCWV, Bazzill and American Craft
Stamps: Prima, Flourishes
Inkpads: Memento Dew Drops
Embellishment: Grossgrain ribbon
6th Entry :  Flourishes
Paper: Recollection, DCWV, Embassy, Neenah Paper, K & Company, Bazzill, and GP
Stamps: Flourishes
Inkpads: Memento and CTMH
Tools: EK Success edge punch, Spellbinder dies, Cuttlebug machine
Embellishment: Grossgrain ribbons

5th Entry: Prima
Paper: Neenah, The Paper Studio, DCWV, Bazzill and American Craft
Stamps: Prima, Flourishes
Inkpads: Memento Dew Drops
Embellishment: Grossgrain ribbon

7th Entry: Prima
Paper: Recollection, Luxe design, GP, Heidi Grace, Embassy and The Paper Studio
Stamps: Prima, Hero Arts and Stampin' Up!
Inkpads: Memento
Coloring: Copics
Embellishment: Half pearls, rhinestones, pins, ribbons

8th Entry:  Assorted Projects mostly cards
Paper: The Paper Studio, Bazzill, PTI, Recollection and DCWV
Stamp: Imaginence, Stampin' Up! and Hero Arts
Inkpads: CTMH and Memento
Tools: EK edge punches
Embellishment: Dress Up buttons and grossgrain ribbons
Paper: Luxe Design, Recollection, The Paper Studio and GP
Stamp: Hero Arts and Stampin' Up!
Inkpads: Memento
Tools: Copic markers, EK edge punch and Fiskars edge punch
Embellishment: Heidi Grace ribbons, Karen Foster floss and buttons
Paper: The Paper Studio, PTI, Recollection and Bazzill
Stamo: Upsy Daisy and CTMH
Inkpads: Stampin' Up!, CTMH and Memento
Embellishment: MS trim, PTI jute string, buttons and rhinestones
Paper: Recollection, the Paper Studio, GP and K & Company
Stamp: Thomas Kinkade by Cornish Heritage Farm
Inkpad: Stampin' Up!
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Tools: Heat tool
Embellishment: Groosgrain ribbon, buttons and PTI jute string
Paper: The Paper Studio and Recollection
Stamp: Stampin' Up!
Inkpads: Memento
Embellishment: Grossgrain ribbon, buttons, Karen Foster floss and half pearls
* A gift for a friend:
1.) I stamped a vine image in Tsukineko glue pad unto a black cardstock.
2.) Then I sprinkled it with my newly bought jewel Glitter Ritz, a very fine glitters.
3.) Adhere it to couple mats and added ribbon as embellishment.
1) Stamped vine image to a pigment inkpad.
2) The way to apply the chalk is by tapping. Tapping will let the pigment ink grab the chalk. I used 4 different shades of green.
3) Adhere to couple mats.
4) Added sentiment.
I have been unmounting my stamps lately. Some of my stamps like Belles & Whistles came in a laminated sheets. Instead of just getting rid of them, I thought of altering it. Last week, we went to Hobby Lobby and I finally found a nice trim that would look good for this bookmark project. So far, I'm happy with the result....
In a week, March will be over and I hope everyone will be looking forward to celebrate with us again the National Craft Month next year.  Please keep on posting your craftwork on the blog candies. I am so dying to finish my craftroom and the whole house so I could start playing with you guys, again.

Hope you like the new dress of my blog.  Dressing it was the next best thing to crafting.  Have a great day...
Happy Crafting...