First things first!! Happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans! My day started of by going out for a wonderful breakfast with the entire family. Following that, my Mom and I went down to my Dad’s grave to say Hi and place a festive red, white and blue pinwheel on his grave. It’s seems so hard to believe, but Dad passed away 10 years ago on July 5th. We all of course, still miss him so much.
Late this afternoon, we'll be having barbecued Swordfish, Halibut and Shrimp along some sweet corn and a Caesar salad at my daughter's. YUM!
Today's card is for the Scrappy Frogs Flower Challenge. This card is nearly all Papertrey Ink. I made the Background paper using Kraft cardstock along with a Papertrey Ink, The Year of Flowers, Carnation stamp. I used Copics to color the images and then stamped a large French Script background stamp from Stampin’ Up!. The Pink card stock was stamped with one of the Polka Dots Basics sets, also from Papertrey Ink.
|Year of Flowers Carnation|
|Polka Dot Basics II|
|Doily Details Die|
|Edgers 3 Die|
Next, I wanted to share with a few organizational pieces that I’ve added to my Scrapbook Room.
The first of which is a Revolving Stamp Pad Holder that I purchased from an absolutely wonderful Seller on EBay, Cameron's Toyz.. This one will hold 60 Stampin’ Up! Ink pads. He even gave me enough spacers so that I could store my Distress Ink pads too. Sweet!
I’ve also recently purchased a Memorex CD holder from Target, which now stores all of my dies in one place.
Next up, is my solution for the smaller PTI $5.00 stamp sets. I simply purchased a very inexpensive single pocket photo album from Michaels... the really, really, REALLY inexpensive ones. Using an Exacto knife, I carefully sliced all the pages out, hence …the inexpensive photo albums. For the sets that have matching dies, I just store the die on the back side of the stamp set.
I keep all of my $5.00 PTI sets right along side the larger PTI Sets in a CD holder box, purchased from Ikea.
I also, set out recently to catalogue all of my stamps, inks and dies…and I’ve almost done it too!
I took a 3inch binder…and dressed it up a bit.
Inside, I have a list of Stampin’ Up Inks and how they match up to Papertrey ink colors
Stampin’ Up! Inks
Catalogue of stamps
I have pages for all of my punches and dies too. Now, when I want to see how a stamp will work with a particular die, I just grab this book, flip to the appropriate die shape, and place it onto the image in my Stamp Book. So easy!!! I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have everything organized like this. So far, I'm really enjoying this.
If you're interested in seeing more of my craftroom, go here.
Now....if I haven't lost you yet....I want to thank you so much for sticking with me through my very long winded post!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! :)