Friday, July 8, 2011

Mini Wallet Album

Hello all. It's been a bit of a rough morning around here. For those who don't know, I have 3 English bulldogs--2 girls and a boy. For some reason every once in a while the girls start fighting. If anyone hasn't seen dogs fighting, it's a pretty scary sight. It's even scarier when you have to break them up. These guys have lock-jaws like a pit bull. It really freaked me out because usually hubby is here when they start and he gets them apart really quickly. Needless to say, I'm having a bit of trouble typing as my right thumb is mangled and swollen. At least the girls have the grace to look sorry about their fight. It's a good thing I had today's project done because I don't think I'll be doing any crafting today.
So here it is, a simple wallet mini.

There are spots for 6 photos (dark) and 3 journalling spots (light).
That's it for now. 
Have a great day!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Envelope Mini

Today I have an envelope mini for you. It's made with 5 envelopes, 2 pieces of chipboard and a package of 6 x 6 paper from the dollar store. Inside there are loads of pockets with tags for photos and journalling, and some flip pages that will hold more pictures.

I will be doing a class on this for those in the GTA. If you would like to join in just leave me a comment with your email addy and I will get back to you.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Just for Me

Today's project is a sign for the door of my craft room (just in case the hubby and dogs forget whose room it is LOL).
The wood plaque and white foam letters came from the dollar store. I just brayered Chocolate Chip ink over the sign, added the letters and sponged with Soft Suede ink and added some stamped decoration. It took longer to colour and cut the floral image than everything else combined. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Always Be Prepared

No, I'm not a Boy Scout, nor do I have one in the house. As applied to me, the motto means "Always be prepared to plug your business". 
I'm off work this week (yay!) so I'm trying to come up with some new projects. Today's is a folio that will come with me everywhere--fits nicely in most of the purses that I use.
The folio has a notebook and pen (to get peoples contact info!), a place for business cards and a place for some samples. Since it's difficult to carry around full size cards, I have done some ATC sized samples and put them in sports trading card sleeves. Makes it easy to change them out whenever I want.
Outside cover. I added an initial charm for a bit of bling (didn't want anything too bulky as this will live in my purse). The closure is held with velcro dots.

Inside view. On the left are cases for my business cards and samples and the right holds a notebook and pen.

View of business card and sample cases.

View of notebook and pen.
Aside from the folio, a few mini cattys always reside in my purse so that I am ready for anything.
I'm thinking of doing a class for this with an option for those who don't need it for business, so if anyone in the GTA is interested just leave me a comment with your email addy and I will get back to you.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy "Stampin' Up!" New Year!

Today is the day we've all been waiting for: The 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue is live! It almost gives me goosebumps thinking about all the fun new products I'll have to order.
This weekend I'm starting my craft room makeover with some new furniture--this means there probably won't be much stamp therapy going on today as I have to start clearing out and moving things around in here. It's worth the trade off though, as I can't wait to have my new room all set up!
Hope everyone enjoys their long weekend!