Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A little of this and a little of that....

Thanks everyone for hanging in there while I was away and for waiting until the weariness and brain fog cleared. In case you were wondering, the cake pops were a HUGE hit.  I'm so glad I invested the time to make them not only delicious but beautiful.  I wish I had snapped a final photo.  I wrapped each one in a clear bag and tied it with beautiful sheer white May Arts ribbon. 

I was finally able to get back into my studio last night for a bit of catching up on the SCS challenges and just in time for WOYWW 97 over at Julia's Stamping Ground.  Be sure to pop over to see what's on the workdesks of crafters all over the world.

Since my workdesk was a bit of a mess from making the cards below, I took a shot of my paper storage.  I know everyone is always looking for a neat way to store their paper.  I  LOVE this system!!

I still need a few more pieces so I can get my basic white paper in there.  I sort my paper by manufacturer due to the DT challenges and from there by color families as much as possible. 

Now to the reason my desk is a mess.....First up is this card for the Teapot Tuesday challenge -  MMTPT141:

Our cards are going to Tom, a 62 yr. old man with Down's Syndrome, who loves guitars & cars, and he LOVES to get cards!  You can find all Tom's information at the above link if you'd like to help make his day.

My card for Tom is has all the elements heat embossed in black detail embossing powder, then I cut them out and popped everything on with dimensionals.

Next up is the Clean and Simple challenge card - CAS114.  This week was an inspiration challenge based on some cute baby bibs.

I used the largest Spellbinder's Scalloped Circle die to cut my bib shape and a smaller plain circle for the opening. 

Thankfully, both card came together easily in great part to the wonderful inspiration photos.  Be sure to pop over the SCS site for a peek.  Remember, you can click on any photo for closer look.  ;-)

The winner of my blog candy has not contacted me even though I left a note on her blog so I have chosen another winner:

okienurse said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear your arm is getting better! Very nice card. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #162

Thanks, Vicki!  PM me with your snail mail and I'll send the package right out to you!

Supplies :
Guitar card
Paper - Neenah Solar White, PTI black. DCWV La Creme
Ink - Versamark
Stamps - Inkadinkadoo Rock Star
Accessories - Black detail embossing powder, dimensionals, stick on bling

Bib card
Paper - SU Certainly Celery
Ink - Versamark, Versafine black, SU Certainly Celery (sponging)
Stamps - Hero Arts Swirl Christmas, PTI Baby Button Bits (sentiment)
Accessories - Spellbinder's Scalloped Circle/Circle dies, White detail EP, ribbon

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Carol<>< said...

I love this bib,,, I have cards to make for twins and this a great idea!!

Unknown said...

Love your paper storage system! Everything is right at your fingertips. Cute card for Tom. And the little purse/favor bag is adorable!

bonnie said...

Fabulous cards sweetie and great paper storage you have! :) hugs x

jen said...

cutie cards! and your paper looks so organized! :)

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Charlene...your paper storage is soooo organized...I love it!!!! Your cards are fabulous, too...the guitar is just tooo cool and what a sweet baby bib do such awesome work!!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Happy WOYWW! I tell you, paper storage is my worst problem. Bought the 12x12 cube storage for the DP and don't like the cubes I got...the search for the perfect storage is still on! Great cards! I am sure they will love them!

~Jeri~ said...

Awesome storage Charlene! I use those exact drawers for all my paper. I do have a paper stand I got from a scrapbook store for my DCWV stacks but my loose paper are in the drawers..all 45 of them lol and then my drawers for my 8.5 x 11 paper...I think we all have a sickness hahaha but I loveeee being sick with all of this paper around!!!
Love your projects as usual! You're always so talented and creative!

okienurse said...

Love the paper organization. I have a rack but just seem to jumble it together. Thanks for picking my name! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #78

Joanne said...

I am fascinated by your punch storage. What a brilliant idea.
Hugs Joanne x

Jona Panesa said...

lovely cards. and loved how you arrange your punchers!

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