Monday, July 26, 2010

2 More Layouts and "Movin On Down" Pics

It's been a busy couple of weeks but I have had a few quiet moments to get some scrappin in.

Challenge # 6 ==> Reflections Half & Half - Top Focus and Treasure Pocket - pg. 84 & 118

I'm still using up the Key To My Heart paper pack and getting down to the nitty gritty. I didn't make the pocket on the layout as I liked the way it turned out. Everything is CTMH except the black felt flower band. The black is so dramatic with these colors. I love using the black card stock as the base of these layouts.

Challenge #7 ==> Imagine Understudy pg. 110

This one is less embellished. I seem to sway back and forth on straight design to blingier. Is that a word? Well it is now because it should be! On this one I just added a striped ribbon and a small lace border. Again, I'm not sure what I plan on using the pages for but may bling it out later.

And now the source for my busy-ness. Below are my moving pictures. I am moving from the upper to the lower level of the house. My new room is being set up so that I can hold classes with 4 people. As my business grows I will have to expand but this serves the purpose for now.

My daughter - the organizer - was on hand and made me do a "Hoarder" episode. Yes, my name is Christine and I AM a hoarder!! So we got to work and I went through each and every package box and bag and tossed! Here are pics of the original room 3/4th empty.

This is the new space starting to take shape.
As you enter the room you see my work desk centered to accomodate 4 people. This massive desk was moved down by my SIL and 2 of his strong buddies! Oh my gosh what a procedure! No walls or toes were damaged in this maneuver!! 
The south wall is full of cupboards. This was a secondary kitchen. DH and I removed the gas stove and fridge to clear the space. This is where my cutting stations will be. I have my Cuttlebug and Cricut set up in this area. The cupboard hold all the folders, nesties and cartridges. The grey cabinet was a donation from my lovely neighbor when she did her clean sweep earlier this year. It will be perfect for holding all my misc. embellishments.

This bookcase is my new stamp holder. It fits my hundreds of stamps and in the next few days will have my extra inks hung up above it in an old cassette holder I bought at Value Village for a dollar. Yes, I am a treasure hunter and love to find new uses for old items.

I have already designated the one huge drawer as a punch holder. I can lay out all my punches and with a quick glace I can grab exactly what I want.

These last 2 pics show tower components from a closet organtizer DH bought on sale at Canadian Tire for DS's bedroom. DS decided he'd rather hang all his clothes instead of having to fold everything for the shelves. PERFECT! I can use these in my space. The one behind my desk will hold all my catties, How-To books, and my business supplies. The other one by the door will hold miscellaneous crafting tools such as my extensive stash of adhesives. A girl can never be too rich, too sexy, or have too much adhesive!

That's the end of my scrap space tour for now. I will post final pics when it is completely organized and ready to start crafting in.
Where did the Hoarder throw out take place? In the rec room!! Take a look at this!! This is after a full day of touch and toss.

On the floor are 5 containers of stuff that will not join me in my new space. My big basket will come back in but empty - to be refilled with goodies for my class and workshop participants. The rubbermaid container will find a new use elsewhere.

And for those of you close to where I live - this coming Friday and Saturday (July 30-31) I am having a yard sale where all these much loved items will be looking for a new home. If you are local call me at 780-307-9379 for directions and come give some love to these beautiful papers, stickers, tools, etc.


  1. I love the black felt, makes for a very stunning layout!


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