Monday, November 28, 2016

October Pocket Pages!

Hello there! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving week with family and friends. I was able to snag some studio time in and I finished my October Pocket Pages!

Here they are!



As always, lots of the gorgeous Buttons Galore and 28 Lilac Lane goodies were put to use on these pages. Links in my FAQ page.

Have a great week!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Ready, Set, and all DONE!

All done... with what, you ask? Christmas shopping and wrapping! YAY!

I have a personal mission each year to finish all the Christmas stuff no later than Thanksgiving. I love having it all done and being able to just enjoy the holidays and time with sweet family. So, this past weekend, I spent a little time putting the finishing touches on some gifts...

To get the ball rolling, I first cut some snow flakes on my Brother Scan N Cut...
Then, as shown in the photo above, I gathered some glitter and some gold flakes, along with glossy medium. Then, once the snowflakes were covered in the glossy medium, I applied the shiny fun! For the flakes, I simps pressed them right into the jar...
And there they are... 
Once dry, I cleaned off the excess and painted another layer of gloss medium on top.

Then, I added them to my wrapped presents, along with some pretty buttons from Buttons Galore and More...




Love it!

Happy Thanksgiving!







Sunday, November 13, 2016

Studio Update...

Hello there! This week in the studio was a productive one... not with creating, but with tidying and purging. 

I am a minimalist at heart. Having a husband and four kids makes this an interesting endeavor. But, nonetheless, I persist and am continually tidying and purging. I hit a room a week, going through the house every 8 weeks with a thorough clean, purge, and tidy. Doing it so often really helps keep things at bay. But, I tend to slack off in the studio as it stays pretty messy with projects. Don't get me wrong... I am totally ok with that! After all, being a minimalist is about making sure that what you have is indeed adding value to your life. And, most of the time my creative messes do just that. 

Ah, but having some big projects finished up and a class recently produced, the creative mess had gone from creative to chaotic. And, not in a good way. So, this week, the studio got most of my tidying attention...

And here we go...

This is as clean as the desk gets:
My pile of scraps to the right, remains... That's ok, though! I use them and love them!

I pulled some scrapbooks to remind me to do certain pages...

And I even wrapped some Christmas presents...

AHHHH... white space...

The embellies are getting low...

and the punches are organized...

As are the stickers!

Woo hoo!
It feels so good to do a thorough clean out/purge of my space! Now, with some welcome white space and room to breathe, I am off to do more making!



Sunday, November 6, 2016

Croppin'

I recently spent a fun afternoon away from home with a dear friend and we scrapped! It's been a while since I created away from home and it was great fun. Here are the layouts I made:









I had loads of fun using up bits and pieces and putting some of my stamps to use!

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

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