Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spray Ink Organization: My Raskog Cart

Hi there!
It's no news to many of you that I've been involved in the unpacking and organization of my new space for quite a few months now. It's definitely taking longer than I ever expected, but it's because I keep changing things around, trying to figure out what's the best way to organize and store things, so they are actually organized how I like, as well as easy for me to access. I'm far from being done with the whole project, but after my recent visit to Ikea, I finally think I'm getting closer to feeling comfortable, and organized in my new space. 
In the mists of all this unpacking, reorganizing, and restructuring my way of working in this new space, I've managed to make it an area where I can still create, which is helping me a lot, because I'm actually seeing what works, and what does not, in terms of organization, and placement around my work areas.
One thing I am thrilled and have been thrilled ever since I changed it up, is my cart from Ikea, the famous, and much coveted Raskog. Everybody and their mama owns one of these, and for good reason! They store SO MUCH STUFF, and fit practically everywhere, not to mention they roll around your space like butter with those wheels which is so convenient.  I have the gray colored version, as I want my room to be all white, gray, and lime green ------you all might be familiar with the turquoise colored one. 
In my old space I used to store my small 6 by 6 paper stacks, and a few roller stamps and embellishments, but after the move, when I unpacked, I decided I would now use it to store all my Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays. (You might be familiar with this picture if you follow me on my Instagram account, as I shared it as soon as I first set it up).

I totally love the change, and I think it's totally amazeballs!!!! Yup, I said it, amazeballs, because it totally is! Even though you can't see it in the picture, there is tons of room for me to grow on the second and last level of the cart, and I can organize all the sprays by collection sets ,which comes in handy for me as I design for the company.
I strongly recommend you get one of these for your space. No matter what you decide to store on it, it will store so much for you, and I think it is so worth the money. It is super easy to assemble, and you can find tons of other inspiration pictures for storage on this cart (everything from markers, to project life storage), if you just Google it by name. It's one of the best purchases I've made for my new studio...and to think I almost didn't get one! Ha, that's a whole other topic! Until next time friends.

Friday, April 11, 2014

I'm rusty....You are blessed

Hello everyone!
Today I'm excited to share with you a Copic colored card and tutorial using I Am Roses Flowers. It has been quite a while since I've used my Copic markers. Ever since I started the process of selling our house and then the move, I have not touched them pretty much. Sad story, but true! Over six months (8months to be exact really) has been quite a long time, and I was craving to color.
As many of you know, I have been working, slowly but surely on my new studio/office, and I've finally managed to get my Copics organized in a place that is convenient for me, so I decided to finally use them, and color Some Odd Girl's "Thank You Mae" stamp. As time has gone by, I've come to love more and more her images, and have been itching to color a few. I'm a little rusty on my coloring, but I had fun!

I used several I Am Roses flowers, and Simon Says Stamps Dies (which are new to my collection, and I love them!), as well as one of Simon Says Stamps' stamp set. Please see the list and links of the products that I used at the end of this post (Copic color combos will also be listed). I've also made a start to finish video tutorial which pretty much gives all detail on the process of making this card, and what I used, and you can watch that by clicking HERE.

Without further a due, this is the card I created:
Here are all the things I used:

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Leave a comment, follow me using the button on the right of this post, and subscribe to You Tube Channel for more video tutorials. I really appreciate all of you. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

One Layer Easter Card

Hello there again!
So happy to be back today to share with your a card, for my Super Simple Project Series here on this blog. It's been quite a while since I've shared a super simple project, and Easter is right around the corner, so I thought, why not give it a go now, right? You can find more of my Super Simple Project Series by clicking on the "Super Simple Series" label on the lower right hand side of this blog post (scroll down and check the toolbar for the labels list).
I created this one layer Easter themed card using some Lindy's Stamp Gang products, and it's an easy and quick one to create. I used several Lindy's sprays for the back ground: Curioser Chartreuse, Pink Ladies Pink, California Poppy Gold and Tibetan Poppy Teal. I also used Midnight Copper embossing powder by LSG. If you have not tried Lindy's embossing powder, I have to tell you, you are missing out. The two tone on the powders is super unique, and I truly do love them. The effects you get with them are like nothing you get with regular embossing powder. I totally recommend you try some, you'll notice the difference immediately, from all your other powders for sure.
I created a short video guide on how this card came easily together. You can watch it by clicking HERE. If you are interested in more about LSG I suggest you check out the online shop, their blog, and Facebook page. We are always sharing a ton of inspiration with all the products. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. If you are a new visitor, make sure you click on the "follow" button over on the right on the toolbar, and know as soon as I post a new project. Hope your Easter is blessed.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Mini Altered Canvas April 2014

Hi everyone!
Happy Friday! I come to share with you a mini altered canvas I created as an inspiration piece for the Lindy's Stamp Gang April Color Challenge.

I created it using this month's color challenge palette:
And I used the following Lindy's Stamp Gang products: 

You can watch a start to finish tutorial on it by clicking HERE.  I hope you enjoyed this project, and if you are interested in joining the challenge (the prizes are always fabulous!), you can find more information on the challenge post HERE.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Easter Canvas Panel Tutorial: IAR April 2014 Challenge

Happy April everyone!

I'm very happy to announce that I've been asked to join the talented group of ladies on the Design Team! Super exciting news, as the ladies are a great bunch, and the I am Roses products are fabulous to work with.
For today I wanted to share with you my inspiration piece for the I Am Roses April Challenge. 
Contest Details/Rules:
  • Contest runs April 1st - 26th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
  • Theme: EASTER
  • Challenge: Incorporate an EGG or EGG SHAPE
  • Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • One winner will be chosen
  • Participants need to upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “Apr. IAR Challenge”
  • Participants need to add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided at the I Am Roses blog HERE. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to the challenge blog post, and leave a direct link to your project)
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
  • Winner will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 1st.
I created a layout using a canvas panel, a lot of wood veneer (which if you follow me on my Instagram, you know I'm addicted to!), Lindy's Stamp Gang products, and a variety of I am Roses flowers.

The Iam Roses Flowers I used are linked below, and are the following:

The Lindy's Stamp Gang products I used are also linked below, and are the following:

I have made a Start to finish video tutorial on this project on my You Tube Channel. You can check it out by clicking HERE. Hope you enjoy!
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