Monday, October 22, 2012

My Ever Evolving Scrap Space

Aside from the fact that I am unpacking more of my supplies, I think that the most recent addition to my scrap space is the skirt and glass table top for my crafting table.  Now I can hide supplies down there and no one will know...well, not from the front anyways! 
 Here is another angle.  I hope to add a cork board soon but I haven't found the right one yet.

                                                                      Cricut storage.
                                               Another angle and view of my craft table.

My space hasn't changed that much but as I work in it I am finding out what works and doesn't work as far as placement goes.  Love the evolution of it all.  One of these days I will take pics of the other side of the room.  The computer sits in the other corner and there is a closet along the other wall.  Since we don't have a closet in our room our clothes are in it but hopefully will house more scrapbooking supplies.  A girl can dream!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Still working on Pumpkin patch pics! Love these paper pumpkins from Making Memories, I picked them up awhile back at Tuesday Morning.  The flowers are Prima, I bought them on clearance at Micheals.  Gotta love a good deal.  Just like my LO from yesterday I used some Scenic Route paper that I have had for years!   One of these days I need to go through my stash and really be ruthless and actually get rid of some stuff, but it is just so hard for me to part with scrapbook product!  I wonder if I am alone in this..I can imagine that I am not! I used to buy new product that I loved but  was afraid to use it because I was saving it for "that perfect LO",  years down the line...I still have that paper and wonder why I ever bought it! Thankfully that phase of my scrapbooking psychosis only lasted for a little while and I quickly got over it! Now I use whatever strikes my fancy because hey, if I use it... I can always buy more! 

Speaking of buying more...I foresee a trip to my LSS in the near future! I have been out of the loop for so long I really don't even know what is out there right now.  What manufacturers are still available? What are the current trends? I can't wait to see!

Sunflower Power

Since I had the fall products out I figured I might as well continue on the fall theme! I pulled out some of my favorite Scenic Route paper and crafted this LO.  I still have so many pieces of Scenic Route, I was so sad when they went out of business. I had fun with these pics! I love the one with my hubby and the flowers, I also opted to use color selection, which I don't do very often.  Since it was pretty early when I took the picture of the LO this morning the light was not great and the LO did not photograph as well as I had hoped. 
I still have a few more fall pics to scrap but after that I have to catch up on summer and pics from last Christmas! I will save the pics from last Christmas till December though.  It will create the illusion that I am super on top of things although I am an entire year behind! LOL

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I finally scrapbooked!

I was actually able to get two LOS done but one had all of Evan's classmates so I didn't post that one.  I have been in such a busy state lately, between work, house and school work for the kids it has been difficult for me to find the energy to scrap.  Sunday, however, I made myself sit down with the kids and create! Evan had fun with the caterpillar (my Cricut) , Sophia is working on her own album and hubby watched football in the living room..the perfect creative storm!  I had a fresh batch of pictures and I was off!
I can't tell you how good it felt to create again!   I get so busy and caught up in things that I forget that scrapbooking is such a huge stress reliever for me!  Yesterday I had lunch with a couple of my scrap girls and we planned a few scrappy outings and crop swaps.  It feels so good to be getting back into the swing of things.  I pray that this forward momentum holds because I am a much happier person when I am crafting!  Thankfully with cooler weather more time will be spent indoors.  So....let crafting begin!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Happy Fall

I have always loved fall.  I took these back in September.  I have added a few items since then but I have been so horribley updating my blog lately that I figured I had better get moving!  I love this red table and will try to get a better shot of it next time.  It is a great place to merchandise my holiday items!  Come Christmas time it will house my village.
 Today the urn is surrounded my many pumpkins plus a smiling jack o lantern on the chair. The flowers don"t look as good as they did in the beginning though! Right now they are blooming again though and they will be lovely again! (I hope)
 My white shelves...I love these things.  They flank the fireplace and took more coats of paint than I care to remember!
I actually scrapbooked today and tomorrow I hope to have some los uploaded and ready to share!