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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Four-Fold Get Well Card

Four-fold...great card when you need a lot of pages for many to write a message!  The best fits into an A2 envelope for mailing.

Here is the 1st page I left blank for writing.

The card opened showing all 3 pages for writing a little get well message.  Sorry for the shadow.  I just could not get the lighting to work for me today.  

Have a great crafty day!

Rubber stamps: Stampin Up "Thoughts & Prayers"
Leaves: Impression Obsession DIE334-Y
Cardstock: Stamping Up
Stamping Up Butterfly die

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

No..It Is Not Christmas Season

...but because of all the snow everyone got North of us....
I am sharing a Christmas Card I made using 

Thank you for stopping by!



Watercolor Scene

I tried out watercoloring with a stamped image that was heat embossed with white. 
 Need more practice but it was fun.  Will definitely play with this technique some more.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

So Many Dies

Wanted to show you all what I have been busy working on for the past week!  I have been working on re-organizing my dies every moment I could.  A task I have been avoiding because I was not sure what to do, but after much thought, I got a plan.

 I used Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage 5 5/8" x 7 3/8" Pockets.  I cut a piece of cardstock to fit inside the envelope and glued a  magnet on it.  The magnet size all depended on how many dies or how big the die was.  The magnets I used were the big sheets I got from Home Depot...made to cover the front of an air vent.  Worked perfect and much cheaper.   I used my Dymo to make the labels.  
I was able to go from this........(4 shelves worth of cases and containers, bags, envelopes etc)....

to this.....(1/2 shelf)..... 

 I have 2 envelopes left over so I just made it.  I was able to put 98 different sets of dies from many different companies into 60 envelopes and those all fit in one 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" container!  

Here is the side view...

A couple of them have something a small magnet on the back if the dies did not all fit on the front but 98% of them are just on the front.  I wanted to make sure I had more supplies for future so I tried to order more today at Amazon but they are discontinued.  Avery came out with an envelope slightly larger than what I have which disappointed me because I like to keep everything the same.  After much searching I found another company that had the exact size and according to the write-ups, the envelopes are pretty close except the cost.  Much cheaper!  

 I went to Michael's and found the perfect containers I wanted to store them in.  They were on sale this week for only $4 and used to put a plant in.  The sides are straight and not slanted like most baskets and such.  They hold 60 envelopes in each.  There was only 3 available so I snatched all 3.  

All the dies are now in my book 
Manetta's Organized "A" to "Z" Book and Everything Between
  so now I know exactly what I have for Dies and they are easy to find!

It feels good to get more organized in my room.  Some day I will be done...right?  


EXAMPLE of the Magnets:  Magnets
Substitute Envelopes:  CheckOut Store
Ashland Greenhouse Market Container (sold at Michaels)