Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Playroom

Wow! I can't believe I haven't posted on my blog in over two years!  I thought my "first" post should be about where I spend so much time - my  craft room.  My daughter, who was two when we developed our basement and created this room, always called it Mommy's playroom.  Now, that is what the entire family calls it.  I even have it on my door in vinyl.

This is the view as I enter my playroom.  You can see my Expression, Expression 2, my Imagine, and my double packed bookshelf of Cricut cartridges.   I have no idea how many cartridges I have.  I'm afraid to count them!  The shelf that my Cricut machines are on hold scrapbooking kits from various companies.

The right side of my playroom has my Recollections cubes that I spent about a week putting together.  This is where I keep some of my paper, chipboard, card kits, embellishments, and vinyl.  The wire racks on the top hold my Stampin`Up paper.

 The left side of my room holds my work table, old-style Stampin`Up punches, and my Stampin`Up ribbon.

 My punches are on Bygel rails I got at Ikea.  It`s such an easy organizational method for punches.

 My cat, Elsa, follows me everywhere I go, so I bought a bed for her while she`s in my room.  It is usually on my work table because otherwise she`s in my face and walking on my projects!

I occasionally make  paper chains for my daughter to use as a countdown for something she`s looking forward to, like the first day of school.  This paper chain is for a half marathon I`m planning to do in August of 2013.  I thought my playroom was an appropriate place for it since I spend so much time in here.

I got the wire racks for my 12x12 Stampin`Up cardstock at a LSS that was closing.   The organizer on the back of my door holds more of my punches.  I think I may have a little punch obsession!

I think I may have a little stamp obsession too!  There are even more in the closet.

My closet is bit of a mess right now.  It holds a mish mash of items that don`t really have a place anywhere else in the room.

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my organized chaos!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

My Creative Time Throwback Thursday Challenge

The challenge this week at My Creative Time is to create something with an animal theme using Zooballoo. I don't know how I missed it, but I don't own Zooballoo! I used Animal Kingdom instead. I used to watch Flintstones everyday as a kid and always loved the alligator purse that Wilma's mom used. So, I decided to create my own alligator purse. It would be great to give with a gift card for a little shopping spree.


Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge
George & Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge (purse is two triangles welded together)
PK-750 Animal Faces - Small from Peachy Keen Stamps
Lots of Pun stamp set from Joy's Life
Cuttlebug and embossing folder
Cardstock from my stash
Ribbon - Stampin' Up
White Gel Pen - Stampin' Up

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge for My Creative Time

Emma at My Creative Time has a Cricut challenge each Thursday to use an older cartridge. We were challenged to make something with a baby theme using New Arrival. Since I don't own New Arrival I chose to use Stretch Your Imagination. I am trying to get caught up on my daughter's baby album so I thought this would be a good opportunity.

Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge
Simply Sweet Cricut cartridge (font)
PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment from Peachy Keen Stamps
Cardstock, paper, white gel pen, punch, & ribbon from Stampin' Up

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I have decided to get with the times and create a blog.

My first post is my entry for the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #31. The challenge is to create a card or scrapbook page using the following sketch:

I used stamps from and The paper and markers are from Stampin' Up. I embossed the water and sand using my Cuttlebug and embossing folders. The embellishment is from my stash.