While not everyone has the luxury of staying safe at home right now, many people have found they have extra time on their hands. Closets are being sorted and cupboards tidied, at least in my house. So it was inevitable that I'd come across some large biscuit tins that I'd saved "in case I needed them". It also occurred to me that this 'spare' time means there'll be no excuses for not having cards and other Christmas projects done in plenty of time. So having put those two ideas together I ... VIEW POST
I Work Better When I’m Organised
With a new project on my blog every day you've probably gathered that I'm a passionate papercrafter. This means that over the years I've collected a lot of stuff. I've also learned that I have more fun crafting when I'm organised. That doesn't mean I've planned out my project in advance and got everything prepared like a chef in a kitchen. What I mean is that I know exactly where things are should I need to use them. One of the tools I use a lot is the Take Your Pick Tool. This handy ... VIEW POST
Paper Pumpkin Pile Up!
If you've been following my blog for a while you'll know that I like to get full use of my craft supplies and tools. As a crafter I have come to realise that the only way to do this is to be organised. I'm still using the same card scraps solution I designed 4 or 5 years ago, and everything still fits into one biscuit tin. This week though I decided I had to tackle my Paper Pumpkin pile up. 47 BOX PILE UP! This is where I started the day, with a 47 box Paper Pumpkin pile up. All the ... VIEW POST
Crafting with Re-purpose
Do you have a hard time throwing things away because you might find a use for them in your crafting? This happens to me more often than I care to admit. So today I decided to finally re-purpose one of the very sturdy boxes that originally contained a module for the new Storage by Stampin' Up!® range. In fact to be more specific, the box contained a set of 5 trays for my Stampin' Blends. ONE BIG BOX TO RE-PURPOSE This box is 6" wide by 6" high by 5" deep. It's also very sturdy which ... VIEW POST
Artfully Aware for #WWYS213
A quarter of the year already gone and thankfully now, most of our remaining snow. Yesterday we spent time in the garden tidying up and thinking about the vegetables we want to plant this year. It was so nice to be able to sit on the deck with our coffee and not need a jumper. Looking out over the bay I was suddenly struck with an idea for this week's What Will You Stamp? challenge #WWYS213 Artfully Aware. It's been far too long since I last created a sponged scene so I thought I'd video ... VIEW POST
Storage By Stampin’ Up!
If Stampin' Up! didn't already have an exclamation mark I would have added one to my blog title. This morning it was announced that starting from Monday we'll all be able to buy products from the new Storage by Stampin' Up! range. Woo hoo! I've been wanting to reorganise the area immediately around where I create and have been looking for just the right option. Stampin' Up! obviously knew this, and created their new range just for me (and people like me). Storage by Stampin' Up! is a ... VIEW POST