Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pickle Jar Make Over!

What a little busy week it has been here and my hobby room feels so abandoned. I have been pulled away too many nights with outside "life" stuff.  But never fear, I had a reunion with my hobby room last night and we transformed an old commercial size pickle jar (leftover stuff from sis's wedding). It has been holding ribbons up to it's make over night.

We are preparing for our big event at the LSS I work at and I thought this huge pickle jar would be great to hold some tall stem flowers or fru fru for our guest's table. I also thought I should play with some gold paint as our guest loves gold. Why not!

I did not get any before pictures as I really did not have faith this would work. I used Krylon gold spray paint. The can said it would work on glass. I used some old washi tape to tape off some stripes on the jar and then taped off the top so no sprays would go on the inside.

Sooo, it turned out OK for my first go with spray paint and glass jars. 

Lessons learned: Be patient and wait for it to dry! Be observant and actually pay attention to how close you are spraying to the jar! Don't tape stripes over the curve of the top of the jar! Gold Sharpie pen actually helped a couple of boo-boo areas!

I also sprayed an Dollar Tree silver serving tray while I was going after the pickle jar.

I hot glued some natural fiber ribbon around the threaded top area. Inside I made a tube with some scrap paper to sit on the inside as an option.

This is the jar with nothing inside.  You can see the top area is jagged where I taped off on the curve of the jar.  But I think it turned out ok for a first go. Now I will see how it holds up just sitting around on the table, if it scratches and peels.

Thanks for stopping by and saying hello to me and this Pickle Jar! :)  Tisha

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Feed Your Craft Forum Challenge

This is my layout entry for the "Goodbye Two Peas" challenge at Feed Your Craft Forum. Link to Feed Your Craft Forum  There were three choices for the challenge. I went with the second option, to scrapbook a layout about scrapbooking.

I was excited but also sad that just when I thought about what I would do for the challenge, I received in the mail my last Two Peas in a Bucket order. So it seemed that I should use the photos I took of my last order for my layout response to the goodbye challenge posted at the forum.

I originally thought I would put my journaling on a tag when I started scrapping, but then when I had my page laid out the way I wanted, the journaling just did not have anywhere to go on the layout and I absolutely needed the journaling to complete this kind of layout. So I thought I would add a second page, a 6x12 page. And I liked it!

The first page is 12x12 and the second page is 6x12. I plan to add to the back of the 6x12 my last order invoice from Two Peas. I will just fold it and slide behind the page. I had ordered some Thickers and it will be interesting in the coming years to look back at the itemized order to see the names of the Thickers and prices.

Here is where a boo boo happened but then became part of the embellishment. When I was trying to decide where to add the sticker "I will always remember", I accidentally let it touch my title. When I pulled it off, the sticker pulled some of the teal off the title letters. So, I just decided to leave it. I will say  the title is distressed. 

I will also note that I used part of the brown bag my order came in under the main cluster on page one and then I also used the "Two Peas" circle sticker that was on the bag.

Supplies Used:
Teresa Collins Urban Market Papers
Scenic Route Craft Paper
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Papers & Die Cuts
American Crafts Thickers
Jillibean Soup Sprinkles
Teresa Collins Brads & Enamel Dots
Studio Calico Chipboard Hearts
Evalicious Flair
Two Peas Arrow Paperclips
Maya Road Heart StickPen

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Tisha

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lovely October Afternoon

I am so happy to use some of the new to me Daily Flash papers for a cute photo of us girls with Dad. This page will go in my album of my youngest sister's wedding. I am just scrapping photos from the wedding as I am in the mood to do so. 

I truly love the square cards from the sheet of paper. I am thinking I need to buy some of the page protectors for the 4x4 cards to add to my pocket scrapping. I fussy cutted the camera off one card and pop dotted it over the yellow. 

The title for this page is small and low key. I like doing this on occasion when it just feels right. I did not want a lot of embellishing as I love the subway art paper and wanted it to speak on the page.

My really exciting moment was using the camera paperclip above the title. Simply because I bought a pack of these paperclips and can not ever seem to really get them to look right on a page. So it was a big moment when I got that paperclip to look cute sitting up there in the corner! Yes!

Supplies Used:
October Afternoon Daily Flash Papers, Tins, and Chipboard
Teresa Collins Tags,Button, Brad and Stickers
Evalicious Paperclip Camera
Cosmo Cricket Vellum
Generic White Paper

Happy Tuesday! ~Tisha

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Card Share & Happy Independence Day!

So far, it seems like everyone is a little in disbelief that July is here. I am also in disbelief. We have been enjoying cooler weather and rain here in our little bubble. So I am treasuring being able to crack the window a bit to hear the rain when I get to play in my hobby room in the evenings! I just finished some cards to mail out this July and thought I would share.  I was happy I used scraps for these cards. Oh, how lovely it feels to use those scraps! 

I used some Amy Tangerine Plus One scraps and my new found love of bows.

I also used some scraps I had with gold stuff. I created the large gold heart by rubbing Viva Inka Gold over an OLD (did I say OLD) Cosmo Cricket chipboard shape. I am pretty sure I get a "gold" star for that one.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the start of July!!! ~ Tisha

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Scrap System

I am so happy that I will have some time to play in my hobby room this coming week. I have a clean slate to start working on some scrappy something.  It is fun to know I get to "start" something!

Today I will share what my scrap system is. My scrappy system is new to me. Last December, I totally pulled all my scrap stuff out of my hobby room. My hobby room was a disaster! I had piles of stuff everywhere and I am not a clutter person. It was just life being too much! I had stuff in piles from my LSS job and then stuff from my stash and then stuff that seems to find it's way into my hobby room even though it does not belong in here. I hated being in my hobby room and felt claustrophobic. So what's a scrap gal to do. I 100% redid my room. The only thing that is the same is my wall paint and my craft table. I even redid how I scrap and play, my system. I'll share that today.

So, new system.  I have always stored my papers by company and embellies by type. That has not changed. However, I have changed what I will scrap with on my current work. As of December, I leave my stack of papers sitting out on my desk and my little tray of coordinating embellies also out. I did not invest in a pretty bamboo tray or embellie container until I knew I would enjoy working this way. I bought both the bamboo tray and clear container in April. It was my reward.

My bamboo tray neatly holds all my recent paper collections. I just layer them on top of one another. I have refilled my stack of paper once since December.  I just recently added a new Teresa Collins line-Urban Market.

What I LOVE about working with this system is... 
1. it keeps me in check of buying habits (my LSS part time job can quickly overwhelm me with new product) 
2. I can quickly start scrapping because my paper is "right here"(No digging through a large stash trying to find something that inspires me or is the colors I want).
3. I can quickly pull embellishments to go with my project because they are also "right here". 

My embellies are stored in a clear tray with 3 compartments. I have restocked this container once, as well, since December. I love being able to see what fun things I have to use and keep it neatly contained. I keep the bumpy stuff (brads and such) in the first compartment, tags, doilies, stickers in the second compartment and diecuts in the third compartment. 

I do store all my larger stickers and alphas in my usual area in my stash, but it is easy to just pull that when I need to do so.

Yes. I do have a stash. But No, it has not grown since December. I am actually using my papers and embellies!  I am finding it hard to believe this system is working for me. But I have said "no" to several new releases because I can see by my tray, that I have a good supply of product to work from! 

When I have used up all I can from a paper collection and embellishments, I will move it to my stash storage. It is very small amount so far that has gone into my stash. I am totally digging my new system. I can't believe I didn't start this sooner!

Here is wishing you a great week to start a new scrappy something! ~Tisha

Sunday, June 22, 2014

All About Bows

There has not been any time this last week or this coming week for adventures or the like in my craft room. It is busy "day job" time and busy "after 5:00 job" time here. So not much time to be creative for myself.

However, I have found myself playing with my paper scraps when I can grab a couple minutes here and there. I am fascinated with this bow template I found via KSimone's  Inspired Me Blog which she got from howaboutorange blog

Oh my goodness! It is so much fun! I printed it off and shrunk it down to 50% and 35% to make small bows. It is the small things that entertain me sometimes, well ALOT of the time! 

Hope you can find some small things to bring smiles your way this week.

Happy Week To You, ~ Tisha

Monday, June 16, 2014

Maggie Holmes Layout Share

It is all about using up some Maggie Holmes scrap papers in the craft room! Here is a layout using some scraps from the Flea Market and Maggie Lines. I am so resisting the urge to go stockpile some of the wood plank paper. I so love it. I may just grab a couple pieces of it. :) But to the layout. I am using gold on this layout as accent. Getting alot of use out of my gold! The large aqua piece is from the Carta Bella Wildflower collection. You could call this a piecemeal layout. :)

It is also fun to note that the tiny blue tile alphas are from a 2004 sticker sheet, Yes!! The date is on the price sticker on the back. :) Extra special when I get to use some old stash!

I used a Faber-Castell Pitt metallic gold pen to outline paper pieces/elements and Elmers Opaque white paint pen to outline around photos. Some of my favorite techniques. 

Supplies Used:
Maggie Holmes Papers, diecut elements, overlays, vellum.
Dear Lizzy and Studio Calico papers
CartaBella paper
Glitz Design rhinestones and stickers
Teresa Collins stickers and enamel dots
WRMK Gold Alphabets and Two Busy Moms Alpha Stickers
Heidi Swap Gold Mist

Thanks for popping by! ~ Tisha