Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cd or DVD Box Project for Storage Solutions


First find you a DVD box (that is what I used and almost everyone was out of them) Found at Joanns for $2.98.

Purple not my color and because some of the box shows I painted/Primed the box (this will also help your box if paper--so that it should not pucker or peel from the glue.










The cut s needed are: 10-1/2 x 5-1/2 (for the Top)


5-3/4x8 for the Bottom
5-1/4x8 for the sides
5-1/4x5-3/4 for the back & front


Your measurements for your box may very check it before cutting.


I started adhering my bottom first.  I used the cheetah or my 714 tape runner to adhere the paper to the box entirely.















Now to adhere my sides.


I chose my paper from the DCWV Stack books. Le Creme.  The paper has flocking on it (a little more difficult to work with the glue.  Also you will notice I like more of a match set .  Although you can select # different colors for top, sides, and front/back and it look awesome.  I like the black creme look.  































Now the back side goes on.  So far so good.







































Here is a view of my progress with the lids also done.  I am doing two for my upcoming new Craft/Scrapbook Room.






Note when I cut my front piece I measured and made a template from the TAB on the front of my box.  Some boxes do not have them and you can buy them and put on afterwards.  Some are removable others like mine you measure and try it before adhering to the box.































Now brush on the mod podge for a complete seal. I did a couple sides at a time to allow drying for turning.










All Done--Don't they look nice.  I will use cream inserts in my metal tabs on front for labeling them.


Next week we will do the envelopes for our disks from the WIld Card Cartridge.  Thank you to Custom Crops for this great Idea.
















Idea from a custom crops video on you tube--check it out.


I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.






Sunday, November 15, 2009

Home Construction Update

Good morning everyone.  Just thought I would share an update to our ongoing home construction.  We finally decided to tackle some home improvement issues after many years of debating to move.  We decided to stay put at least until retirement and tackle things in the house.  I am starting with the (small) living room.  (space is our issue that is why we had been debating a move).  We will work our way through laundry room, kitchen and CRAFT ROOM.  Yes it will be last but the best things are worth waiting for.
So here are a couple pictures of the living room 16x12 (14 maybe)  We finally had the ceiling work done and textured, Crown and base molding, painted all the walls (after taking down paneling, re- dry walling and sanding etc) 1 accent wall (may still need to go darker there) still need to replace trim and inside doors. But at last the PERGO floor went in.

From here the Laundry room to build custom shelves for pantry and storing crock pots etc.  I will then have a place to empty my kitchen (no basement)  I will be removing my Island--hubby said I may want to keep it for my Craft room as it is huge and will hold lots of stuff not to mention a nice work top (but I am not sure if that is what I want yet --so take it to the garage for now.  I was all set for tile in the kitchen but a suggestion was made to carry the PERGO on into the kitchen it would open up the room giving and illuision of more room.??? HMMM what do you think PERGO or Tile for the kitchen?

This is ongoing as we are not financing but paycheck by paychecking it ourselves with work being done  with help of a friend from church.  So it will take some time but I will post updated pictures as we go.

Let me add we finally also have insulation in the attic again.  Finally it is warm. just in time for Michigan Winter.




The yellow in the hall they replaced with the same paint as they put in the living room.  (note: I had just painted the hall that color in August and although at first was not loving it ---I do miss the yellow in the hall so do the kids-not sure about the guys decision to get rid of it.)  Well time go tear up some things in the laundry room.  I'll keep you posted.

Also I will be posting a tutorial this week on Storage.  Look for it soon.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme


TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.



1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year? YUDU, Your Story Supplies, New Cricut Cartridges, Camera, and GPS

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received? I do not usually receive handmade I usually do the giving of handmade--I am a lone crafter. 

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? Printscreening Tshirts and glass etching and vinyl wall art.

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? Monopoly

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? Clothes, GPS, room makeovers and ipod touch and WII game system

6. What is your favorite holiday food? Christmas cookies
7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? scrapbooks

8. What is your favorite holiday movie? The Santa Claus

9. Favorite holiday song? White Christmas

10. Favorite holiday pastime? Baking



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The deadline to post and send us an email is Sunday, December 13th. We’ll annouce the winner on Monday, December 14th. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cardstock Challenge on Practical Scrappers

At Practical Scrappers Cardstock Challenge
This week's prize is a $10 gift certificate to Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Company.
Deadline for entry is Friday at 5:00 ET
Go on over and check them out. http://www.practicalscrappers.com/











Monday, November 9, 2009

Cardstock Layout-Featured Techniques Ripping/Tearing and Inking

Here is a quick layout I had made for my daughters night out with Dad. Check out the use of color. Also notice brads in center of flowers, and punches used for flowers


Using a white core paper I inked the edges brown.  Very quick and simple layout.
Practical stampers is having a cardstock challenge head on over and check them out.

Monday, November 2, 2009

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