Ribbon Girl Challenge #12

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I decided to make this card for the Ribbon Girl challenge #12, which was to make a card using lilac and green.

I have seen there is so many wonderful cards entered but I thought I would give it a go.

For this card I used the Basic Grey Kioshi papers as it's full of subtle purples and greens.

Paper - Basic Grey Kioshi.
Stamp - American Crafts.
Flower - Papermania.
Button - Papermania.
Twine - Ribbon Reel.
Large Butterflies - template.
Small Butterflies - Martha Stewart 3 in 1 punch.
Border punch - X-cut.

I did the top half of the card first with the big butterflies and the flower and it took me a while to decide what to do at the bottom.

I finally decided to do some hand stitching in the purple and green and add some little butterflies and the card came together.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Utilizing embellishments differently

Thursday, October 20, 2011

When I came across Wendy Mckee's blog post last year about how she would trace around butterflies from the Internet or die cuts to use in projects I thought was a great idea as you can get so many shapes of butterflies and would bring a bit of diversity to the cards.

 I had some die cut butterflies from Jenni Bowlin and didn't want to give them up too soon  so I just traced around them and cut them out. That was how I got the two middle butterflies.

Paper - My Mind's Eye 'Bloom and Grow'
Die - Nestabilities label four
Small butterfly - Martha Stewart punch
Stamp - Hero Arts 

I don't have a digital cutting system or very many dies for die cutting so sometimes you just have to think outside the box. 

Organising and storing DVD's.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

~ I have since updated this storage here. ~

Time and time again my daughter would take the DVD out of the case and leave the DVD sticky and with scratches, which can effect the DVD.

I decided that I needed to store the DVDs differently, ultimately leaving the DVD covers available to view, as my daughter loves to look at them to chose a DVD, but to store the DVDs in a box in a cupboard.

So I started with a binder and a box.

In the box I used CD/DVD clear cases and put the DVDs in them starting with the kids.

On the front of the DVD cases I put a star which was punched from a sticky label.

In the binder I took the DVD covers and stuck them to a piece of paper and added them to a plastic wallet/ pocket.

To keep the paper from slipping out of the plastic pocket, I taped the top.

To help find the DVDs easier I stuck a star on the front of the pockets, on each DVD cover. Then just wrote the numbers on the stars on the DVD covers and DVD clear case so they matched.

To finish off I just created a label for the front and spine of the binder so we knew what it was and the binder sits next to the t.v. 

My daughter loves to be able to just flick through the binder to find a DVD  and then we can find the DVD in the box by looking for the number.  

When a DVD is in the machine, the clear case sits at the front of the box so we can easily put the DVD back in and put back in the right place.

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