Tag Archives: Crafts

Works in progress

I have so many things in the works, sometimes they get relegated to a “later”box or a”see-you-later” trash bin.  Somethings I managed to start, but not quite sure where to go with. These Tim Holtz boxes were not the best purchase for me because I like my things in containers or canning jars on the shelves.

I tried to put a little decoration on them, here is the second.The paper is Basic Grey  Urban Couture and  Motifica,the trim is SweetPea Jack collection: Carmella Sky.








The  gear image (and the others you cannot see) are are by Debrina Pratt who has them for sale on Etsy. If nothing else since beginning my training in mixed media, it was to learn and document who my products are by/from. Since they are only for personal usage, I just tossed the packaging..then came the questions: “who’s stamp/paper/image/sprays/ brushes are those”?Sorry about the photo staging. I have only one window and the lighting is not so great because of the weather. This is a jar and stopper that I bought from the flea market ions ago. Painted it with regular white glue then applied crackle glaze that I bought from Panduro Hobby Love the crackle effect and now to find a suitable color. I saw the idea at Kristen’s blog. Her link is in the sidebar.

There was a challenge to modify a can of your choice,but I was not able to water proof the fabric which meant mold after it got wet, so I removed the hanging chains, replaced the bottom in the #10 can and it became a brush holder.  Another recycle project in use.

Last, but not least. …need suggestions on sorting paper. This is how I store the 12×12 and the bottom left has a box with 6×6 and 8×8 pads.  Any tips would be appreciated!  Have a great and creative week. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Any ideas for sorting paper? Started with colors and types, but too confusing.



Filed under crafts, loppis, Mixed media art, organized smorganized, recycling

Channeling creativity or at least trying to.

I watch so many people create things, that I often don’t have time to do my own things.  While I love learning new things, I am afraid my skills will not get any better unless I try and fail a few times on my own.

Sarah over at the Handmade Card Blog does the most fabulous little cards and die cut decorations.  I blatantly made an effort to channel her style and here is my effort, lol: She has the most wonderful flower collection and I was so psyched to try and FINALLY use some of mine, I forgot to put the matting behind the music :p .

Kathy at Paper Phenomenon has an awesome stream where she constructs projects out of the kits she sells.  You can purchase the kits through the subscription or the tutorials to DIY.  I am SO getting this tutorial.  I love this book and cannot wait to construct it by her directions!  My version:The inside is a secret. Christmas cards are on the desk, computer table and foot stool… When will I learn not to wait until the last minute.  I believe it is Gin-O’ Clock,. but alas, we are bone dry.  Forgot to go to the Systembologet*.  Here in Sweden, if you don’t plan to drink, you sure won’t have one, lol.

* State Store, Liquor store, Gin Mill, Oil store, Off Licence…you get the idea 😉



Filed under crafts, life, Sweden, Systemet woes