Thursday, October 23, 2014

Working on the NEW craft room

My family recently moved, and putting my craft room has been a work in progress.  I wanted to wall of cubes to put things where I could access them quickly while crafting, and the one I had seen at IKEA was not longer available, so I have kind of been on the hunt for the perfect piece.  I wanted the cubes to be large enough to put scrapbooking supplies, and since most scrapbook paper is 12x12, this means the clear space inside the cubes needed to be LARGER than 12" so I could place paper inside of it without worrying about the edges getting crumpled up.

Just the other day I saw Okie of chatting on a Facebook group about a cube wall unit by Better Homes and Garden, sold at Walmart.  She was wondering if anyone had purchased this, and if you could fit 12x12 scrapbook paper inside of the cubes.  Here is a photo of the unit, and if you want to purchase it you can click HERE.

It seemed like other had seen this storage unit, but no one had purchased it.  After reading some of the info about this storage piece online, I decided I was going to give it a try and see if it would work for what I needed.

Well, it was delivered yesterday!  I actually purchased 2 of them, along with some of the fabric cube inserts to go inside of them.  I am VERY happy to report that 12x12 scrapbook paper WILL fit inside of these cubes!  Below is a photo I took of my Cricut mat inside one of the cubes.

So if the Cricut mat fits easily inside the cube, 12x12 stacks of paper will also fit . . . NO PROBLEM!

I cannot wait to get the other unit put together and start to fill this with all of my crafting supplies!

Happy Birthday Tanner!

Today, one of my favorite teen crafters turns 16 years old!  Tanner Bell, one of the great minds behind the site A Little Craft In Your Day, is celebrating his 16th birthday today!

If you have EVER taken a picture with Tanner, you will know this phrase . . . "Give us your best Tanner face".

What is a "Tanner face"?  Here is an example

Tanner's friend and partner in the website A Little Craft In Your Day, Courtney Chambers would like us all to celebrate Tanner's birthday by declaring today National Tanner Face Day!  So come on . . . give us your best Tanner Face!

Eyes wide open, smile, open mouth . . . .

Happy Birthday Tanner!!!!!!!

#nationaltannerfaceday #thetannerface

Sunday, October 12, 2014

An Elephant Never Forgets

My daughter has a friend that likes elephants, so she asked me to make a birthday card with elephants on it.
Since I knew I would not have a LOT of time I wanted to do some thing quick but still cute.

I used a craft paper card for the base.  Then I decided to pull out some of my scraps.  I embossed one large red scrap with my Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder.

Other scraps were cut into banner shapes and layered off to the side . . . I even added a little sparkle with some red rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique.

Then I had to work the elephants in as requested.  I used to quickly and easily find an elephant image.  This one is from the Disney Dreams Come True Cricut cartridge.  It is from one of the pages that has Jasmine on it, in the icon feature button.  I cut the elephants from a paper that was blue with blue dots on it to give them a little interest.

This card was a good way to use up some little scrap pieces of paper too.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Just For Fun

Did you know that you can search for words and phrases on

I created a very detailed blog post about that topic, that you can find HERE.  I knew for this project I wanted a saying with the word FUN in it . . . having fun or just for fun were the two that came to mind . . . so I searched for the word FUN on to find all of the phrases with the word fun in them.  I looked through them to find the ones that did not work and settled on this one from the Phrases Cricut cartridge.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MyCutSearch - 3D flower

I got an email today asking how to find 3D flowers . . . just type 

3D flower 

into the search bar on and you will find several choices . . .

yep . . . it is really THAT EASY!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Looking back . . . and FORWARD

I was sitting here thinking about how long it has been since I crafted.  I cannot even REMEMBER the last time I was creating something!  So I started to look back at my blog . . . on May 25th I posted about the fact that my family was getting ready to move, and I had to pack up my entire craft room so that the room was an extra bedroom for showing the house.  Here is that post.  Here is the post later that day showing my progress in cleaning up and packing.  So, since today is September 23rd, that means it has been almost 4 MONTHS since I have had my craft room!

It was supposed to be a short process . . . pack up the room, put the house on the market, sell the house, move and have the new craft room all set up before school started.  Well, here is how things REALLY went . . .

I packed everything up, and a couple of days before we were due to go on the market someone wanted to have a pre-market showing.  They made an offer, which we accepted and things were moving forward.  We found a house we really liked, and we made an offer . . . it was looking like we were going to move July 17th.  YEAH!!!!  Well, not so fast!

Then the rain storms of June 2014 came along.  We got a TON of rain in a matter of 3 days.  Houses that never had a flooding issue were getting water in the basement.  We also got water . . . LOTS of water.  There was not a dry floor surface in the basement.

After going back and forth with us, the buyer decided to back out of the offer.  We then had to repair the basement, including installing drain tile and a sump pump and get it ready for a NEW buyer.  Oh, and we had to talk the seller of the house we wanted to buy into waiting for us to sell our house again.
So fast forward to today . . . repairs are done, house is sold, we are in the new house.  An extra "perk" is that the owner of our old house is a Disney fan.  She said she was sad to see that I took down the Mickey Mouse saying from the room that used to be my craft room.  I told her I could make her a new one.  :)

And now, I have to start to make plans for MY new craft room.  Don't worry . . . I will post photos when I have them.  I am also getting ready for a blog hop in November.  I will be a part of the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop.  I cannot wait to show you what I have planned for this!

Then, after that it will be time to get ready for CHA 2015!  
I will be at The Buckle Boutique Booth - # 2535

Wednesday, July 23, 2014