Friday, May 13, 2011

See Why They Call Me ScrapHappyDeb

Ever wonder why my MB name is "ScrapHappyDeb"?
My DH took this picture tonight of me in my scraproom tonight for a contest on the Cricut Circle Blog that requires we submit a picture of ourselves in our scrap rooms. 

We decided to ham it up a bit...I am wearing my "signature crown",
surrounded by some of my Cricut machines including my new E2 while
reading my inaugural copy of the Cricut Magazine.
Sadly my Cake Machine, YUDU and V1 didn't make it into the picture. 
Now all I need is the IMAGINE
so I can have a complete and happy Cricut Machine family !

I have decked out my adorable Cricut Plushie in his own Scrap Apron courtesy of Build A Bear!
He loves being right un the lovely Circle Scarf serving dual duty as wall decor. 
Since we are here, why don't I give you a little tour of the place that makes me so happy.

When you walk into the room, my scrap space is just to your left.
I use an old oak dining room table that seats 8 for my scrap table.
It's perfect for having friends over to scrap or
when I want to really really spread out myself !
In this picture you can see my inspiration station with projects and magazines,
my cutting station with Cricut and Cuttlebug stuff, cricut cart storage and ribbon storage.
If you scan around to the right, you will see my Stamp Station,
my Paper Station and My Small Embellishment Stations.
Here's a few close up shots and explanations method to my madness...
I store all my patterned paper sorted by manufacturer and kits
in 12X12 plastic sleeves in assorted baskets.
This makes it so easy to find just what I want.
I keep all my most current scrap buys in a 12X12 rolling hanging file bin under the scrap table.
All my small embellies I store in jars on this shelf.
Buttons, brads, fabric brads, metal tags, decorative pins, etc.
And hanging on hooks form the bottom is my extensive
Flower collection sorted by color in hanging bags on binder rings.

Here is how I store my large ribbon collection.
As you can see, I have sorted my ribbon by color, type or theme by attaching
each piece on a safety pin hung on a large binder ring. 
Each large binder ring of ribbon is then suspended from a smaller ring on the rod.
The rod is just threaded through the shelf brackets above.
This system works great for me...I just unhook the large binder ring from the smaller ring
of the colors I want to try with my project, snip off what I want and then hang
back up on the smaller ring.  This system cost me about $5 total.

Here is my stamping station. All my inks, glimmer mist, 
Paint Daubers, Acrylic Paints and stamps are stored here.
I have a nice hard wood shelf that DH extended for me so
I have plenty of room to stamp and clean up here too.
Most of my stamps are acrylic so I store in CD cases.
Here is how I store all my many Cricut Cartridges.
These are large size Snapware containers with two tiers each.
   I just expanded into my third Snapware container system for my Cricut Cartridges. 
I love this system but I changed it up a bit from other's I have seen posted. 
The top tier holds the booklets divided by alpha.
I have plenty of room to add more to this A-F Set.
For now, I am storing my E2 & Imagine carts separately
from my regular Cricut Carts.
On the bottom tier, I have placed 4 drawer dividers I bought at the $ store.
I used plastic needlepoint canvas to make a few dividers I slid between slots.
This gives me room to put 5 carts in each section and they don't fall over
when I take them out of their spot and makes it easier to replace them.
As you can see I have about 34 carts in this bin so far and
room to expand to up to 60 if needed.
On the tall shelf, starting at the top:
 1) my extra trimmers and MS Scoring board and misc blank albums
2) Stacked boxes to hold my bling, all my Thickers in big box
3) Small Sterlite bins hold my journaling cards and epherma, twine,
 doilies, gaffer tape, etc. I have my heat gun and ribbon iron on top.
4) Small Sterlite bins hold envelops, tags, bingo cards. 
Large bins hold Rub Ons, Large Bling sheets,
 Metals, Stickers, Mini Alpha Sheets 
Rest of that shelf unit
5) All my cardstock, sorted by type and color
6) Specific Scrap Items sorted by Holidays in 12X12 Bins
  And last but not least is our BIG SCREEN TV...woohooo....I can scrap and watch chick flicks too !!!

I do share this very large bonus room with my DH. His geneology area is on the right of the room when you walk in but it is just a big desk with a wall of shelves with boxes and boxes and boxes of Geneology stuff in them so not really worth showing you.

Now do you can see why I am "ScrapHappyDeb", right? LOL  I love all my yummy scrap stuff and spend
most of my free time in this room creating.  Hope something you see in my room inspires you !

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

And the Grand Prize Winner is.....

Thanks to everyone who participated in the
Our Blog Designers really out did themselves with all the fantastic projects they posted for the hop ! Thanks to each of them for sharing their talents with us.  It was truly amazing to see all the different ways everyone uses their Cricut to make projects.

After spending a bit of time going through all the blogs and making sure "a little love" was left on each bloggers site, we finally have a Grand Prize Winner to post.......

Congrats to KRIS DIETZ 

You win the Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge PLUS some other fabulous SURPRISE SCRAP items
that I will include in your prize package !!  I will email you for your mail addy.  

Thanks again to everyone who hopped along with us.  Hope each of you had a Happy Mother's Day celebrating with the ones you love and found inspiration in our Blog Hop.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thanks Mom Blog Hop Starts HERE

Welcome to the "Thanks Mom" Blog Hop. Thanks for joining us. We hope you enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration in honor of mother's everywhere from the talented designers in this hop. 

Besides loads of awesome Mother's Day projects to inspire you, I am also offering up a Blog Hop Grand Prize to one lucky winner.  Just leave "a little love" {ie. a compliment about their project} on every Blog Designers "Thanks Mom" Blog Hop post.  Then pop back to my "Thanks Mom" Blog Hop Post on this thread and leave me a comment that you posted on all blog hop designer along with your email address  to reach you.  I will will draw and post a winner on Tuesday, May 10th here on my blog.

Oh, you want to know what your prize will be?  LOL  Hang on to your Mother's Day bonnets ladies because you can win your very own
Mother's Day Bouquet Seasonal Cricut Cartridge
Woo hooooo!

Alright, time to kick off all the inspiration by sharing my project...{don't forget to leave me some "love too" pretty please} :

I made this adorable Tri-Fold Gift Card Holder to give a Mom so she has a little extra little spending money...who wouldn't love that !   

I used my new E2 and the two exclusive Just a Note and Cricut Alphabet Cartridges to create the tri-fold card.  I cut the card at 5.50 inches.

I added the word "Mom" to the inside of the card with the Cricut American Alphabet cartridge
and outlined the lettering with a white ink pen.

 On the inside of the card, I added a pocket and placed the gift card in the pocket. I added a tab so Mom knows to pull the gift card out. I also cut out the "I HEART You" with the Cricut American Alphabet cartridge. Again, outlining with white gel pen.

Now the card is ready for a signature and to make Mom very happy !

Here is the list of all Blog Hop Designers for you to visit. 
If you loose your way along the hop, come back here to pick up the hop again.  

1. Debbie  Deb's Eclectic Thoughts - START OF HOP
3. Dawn    ScrappyRn
4. Chrissie  Chatterscene
5. Cindy  In Love With Paper
7.  Paula Owl Be Scrappin
8. Maria  Stamp Cut Create
10. Heather  Houses Built of Cards
11. Jami  The Paper Farm
12. Dana  Paper Memories
13. Claire  Cricuty Doodah
14. Jenny  Scrap With Jenny
15. Lauren All Things Crafty
16. Cassie  Scrappin Palace
17. Stefani  Styles By Stefani
18.  Heather  Paper Crafters Anonymous
19. Darcy Time 2 Create
20.  Kelly  KBien Designs -  END OF HOP

Don't forget to leave some "love" and then come back here to comment for a chance to win the Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge.

Your next stop is at the fabulous Brenda's Blog HERE

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Girls Rule {Enough Said!}

As many of you know, I have a granddaughter who I dote on and who loves to scrapbook with me!
She is now 8...time sure flies....and is at that great age where to her all boys are truly yucky and gross.
{Nonny says "Good girl..keep thinking that for a while longer!"} of her favorite sayings is

Over the past year she has insisted we buy her buy t-shirts, cups, ball caps and even tote bags with this saying on it so I know I had to make her this sign for her bedroom door when I saw it on a cartridge this weekend! 

It is printed from the Imagine Best Friends Cartridge at 10X10, then mounted on cardstock on top of a  12x12 piece of corregated cardboard so it would be lite enough to hang on her door.

{thank you Justice for Girls for encouraging this sentiment and keeping our girls "little" for just a while longer}....and thanks for my friend Kelly for letting me print it out on her Imagine!

Look What a Friend Made Me !

I hosted a Pre-National Scrapbook Day Crop this past Saturday for about 20 wonderful scrapper friends.  We had so much fun!  Lots of scrapping, lots of talking, lots of laughing, lots of sharing inspiration with each other.  In fact, I had so much fun that I forgot to take pictures !  I know, unbelievable, isn't it!  LOL

I do have pics of a wonderful present to share with you that Charlotte aka Buggin' Out was kind enough to make me as a hostess thank you gift.  I just LOVE IT !!!!

Is this not just the cutest thing ever?!  And it was even filled with all kinds of bling and flowers !
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Dear Charlotte !!!!!!!!! 


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