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. 

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!