Saturday, November 29, 2008

Oh, my!

It has been waaay tooo long since my last post. So sorry. I have been traveling, working and getting the house ready for thanksgiving, Marissa's birthday and the company holiday party. Oh yeah, and putting my new craft room together. Want to see pics? :) Okay. It is not 'finished' but at least I can work in here now. I love it!!!
Looking in from the new arched entry.

All of my stuff I moved in, but it will not be staying. Once my built ins are done all of this furniture will be finding a new home. My white folding tables will go back to storage. ;)

This is my work space. One side for tools and the other for working. I love being able to leave all of my machines out and ready to go. I have my accessories in baskets under the table. Very handy. Do you see Marissa's craft stuff? She loves it in here also. :)

This is where all of the magic happens. ;) Or where all of the mess happens. :) It looks messy, but it is really organized.

On to the projects!! I love this cute tin. It is My Minds Eye pattern paper and die cuts. The festive colors and whimsical characters make it a perfect fir in my house for the holidays. I painted a big tin (it had peanuts in it origianlly) and then covered it with pattern paper and embellishments. I used my Xyron Design Runner and Design Disc Maker to print the tag. It is so cool to be able to type whatever I want my tags to say and print it right where I want it. No computer necessary. ;) I think I will be filling this tin with a small pair of gloves, some hot cocoa with marshmallows and a cute felt cup cozy. The perfect gift for a teenage girl or babysitter.

I love to reuse a great jar. :) This is a nice, big mouth salsa jar. It is filled with wrapped, soft, peppermint candies. The paper and stamps are from October Afternoon. I did some faux stitching in a matching green around the label (spellbinders). Very homespun and sweet. Great gift idea for a teacher, hairstylist, music teacher, co-worker, etc.

This mug template was shared by Tammy McCloud. She is amazing with the Wishblade by Xyron. I love mine and I love when someone shares a great file like this one. I plan on sitting a cellophane bag of homemade hot cocoa inside and tying a sweet ribbon around it. The snowflake diecuts are from Spellbinders. Glitter from Martha Stewart. Stamped sentiment from Papertrey. Pattern paper from October Afternoon. How cute?

Same mug, different style. This one is using the Christmas Stack pattern paper by Die Cut With A View. I made a pinwheel cupcake pick out of vellum to match the paper. The snowflake punch, glitter and stamped sentiment are from Martha Stewart. I filled the mug with white shred paper and sat the cupcake right on top. What a great way to sweeten someone's day. :)



Jessica said...

I love it! Look at all that space!

Michelle said...

I love the new room...can't wait to see it with the built-ins...and to help you break it in. What a great mug ideas, too!!!

Tami McCloud said...

Your mugs turned out great! I am smiling ear to ear to see my shared file put to use! I almost feel like a rock star! LOL! =)

Dianna said...

I'm green over your new room*!*

I always love peeking in on you~always such beautiful eye candy and clever ideas...

Thank you*!*

meganklauerphotography said...

Great projects! I love how you did the stacked buttons on the lid of the first one!