Saturday, March 29

Stop and Smell the Roses...

Meari suggested to paint my ribbon organizer black and white to match the rest of my craft room.  I bought this from Dek Development a few months back.  I finally did two days ago.  I just used regular black acrylic paint, and using the White Ultimate Gel Pen by American Crafts (the best white pen I've used so far!), I added the doodling with the aid of the pattern by The Crafters Workshop.  Then I added purple flower sequins for a little touch of color.  You can see more photos right here.  I also made my own ribbon holders/spools using the centers of the GlueDots and my Scotch ATG tape.  I knew I can make good use of those things.  I didn't want to throw them away.  I was able to make 5 of them.  There were some empty spools too, so what I did was just cover them with black paper and stamped over it.  It looked just like the rest of the spools I made.  It's really easy to make your own ribbon spools.  I made a tutorial right here.

While I was at DekDevelopment, I saw a new item in their product line.  Their Pen Organizer Box (scoll down to see) looks really interesting.  I like the idea that the organizer is inclined a bit, which is ideal for storing pens.  I want one.... maybe two???

Here's my latest traditional layout I made for FreckleFriend's March contest.  The theme was "lucky".  I used DCWV Rockstar and FarEast for the paper; K & Co and Colorbok for the alpha die cuts; Stampin' Up and Magnetic Poetry for the stamps; EK Success, Staedler, Spica and Sharpie for journaling; Ranger Inkssentials and Beadazzles for the flower accent in the bottom right; and Scotch, Duck and Glue Dots for adhesive. Misc. materials are spiral paper clips, blue brads and nail accents. I also used Adobe Photoshop Elements to tweak the photo and Canon MP700 Printer for printing.  While I was doing this layout, I realized there are so many things to be thankful for.  Most of the time, we don't even think about these little things.  Like what they say, it doesn't hurt to stop and smell the roses every now and then.

Time for me to eat lunch!


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