Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rainbow Maker-Day 3

Day 3 is all about die cutting and it is My favourite technique so far but I've only made it through the first 3 lessons😉

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rainbow Maker-Day 2

Rainbow stamping is the theme for day 2 of the Rainbow Maker card class at Online Card Classes. I wasn't thrilled with the results, may have been the paper I was using but I struggled to get a solid stamped image.

I will have to try this one again after I work my way through all the lessons.😀

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Rainbow Maker


I signed up for the latest class over at Online Card Classes - Rainbow Maker. So many different ways to create rainbows or use rainbow colours on your cards.
Each class offers at least 3 video tutorials on the assorted techniques, I highly recommend them!

Sharing a few cards I've created so far:

Distress ink blending. 

Ink blending with a stencil brush, I used distress inks.

Ink blending with Distress Oxides using 3 colours only.

I had my friend's kids over the other day and she gifted me with these flowers which have served as the perfect rainbow background for some of these cards:

I'm off to create more rainbows! Thanks for stopping by😄

Sunday, August 6, 2017

#Craft Room Reorganization


I've been thinking about rearranging my craft room/office and when a couple of family members went off to the lake for a week I thought it was the perfect time to invade the common areas with my crap...I mean essential items 😉while I move furniture around and purge unwanted items.

Here are some BEFORE photos:

It is lovely to have 2 windows in this space but a bit challenging when placing furniture.

This wall is directly across the desk are in the photo above and houses 2 Ikea Expedit cubbies.
Another Ikea Expedit cubby to the right of my desk area. I think you can see the common theme is stuff on the floor😐
It was getting so disorganized I didn't want to spend time creating in here!

Now on to photos after the room has been emptied, purged and reorganized :

The desk/table has been turned and now I can move around 3 sides of my work area and even better, have a friend over to work in the same space!
I've moved one of the Ikea cubbies from the wall on the left of the photo to the short wall in between the windows. This area houses my planner, colouring implements, bible journal/study and some odds and ends. Notice the lack of stuff on the floor, I am so excited about that!!
This wall is across from the desk area. I've placed the cubby horizontal to gain a large usable surface area which now houses my silhouette cameo, big shot and new Epson wireless printer. The small area in between the end of the shelf and the door holds my card stock drawer and photo storage drawers.

This is my desk arrangement, so much more practical for working in, I can leave things to dry if needed on one side and still work on another project or my computer. My printer sits on a storage box under the table. The Ikea Expedit cubby houses patterned paper, card stock, specialty papers, photos to be scrapbooked, etc. lots of stuff in here that I hope to make good use of! The drawers just under the desk area are from Ikea as well. They hold my printer/cameo supplies, inks, Nuvo drops, Mini accessories, PL cards, layouts to be completed, punches and adhesive supplies.

The best thing about this reorganization is that I no longer dread going in to my space to create and I am highly motivated to keep it easy to work in. In fact I've knocked out 2 layouts in progress, a 2 page spread and experimented with my Minc!

Thanks for stopping to take a look!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Mid-Month Inspiration!

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