Friday, July 23, 2010

Layout, card, & scrap room

It's Friday!! Yay.... One more week before my CHA Super Show trip. I am counting the days! So looking forward to meet some crafty blog friends. To meet them in person would be so much fun and the shopping?? Super duper excited! :)

I was so inpired by all the goodies that I received the day before that I actually made a layout! It's been awhile since I made pages for myself. This past couple of years I completed several albums, but all of them are for presents. It feels awesome to make layout just for myself.

The papers I used is not part of my goodies, but I've been wanting to use it ever since I got it. It's from American Crafts Dear Lizzy line. This pic was taken on hubby's birthday last year.

Just like my card style, I like clean and simple style as well for my layout.  Those tickets were made using my latest Papertrey Ink goodies "Just The Ticket" set. I loved, loved this set. I have the matching dies as well and I can already tell this is going to be one of my favorite stuff to use! Sigh... love Papertrey Ink very much!

Hmm.. back to the layout, I am really slow in journaling part. I love writing, but I have to be in the right mood to do my layout journaling. I probably will added some more personal journaling later on.

I also made a simpler version of my Gallery Idol card. This one just flat, instead of accordion folded, so it can be framed. Planning to give this to my niece, Maddy who's such an animal lover. I love my niece to pieces, she's just so beautiful inside out, goofy, & smart. Entering this card for Jenny's Wee Memories Summer challenge as well.            

I am not sure how smart it is for me to put picture of my scrapbook room. It's so messy lately as I've been so busy working on many cards & projects, that I haven't really get a chance to straighten my room. So, don't laugh, okay!? :)

As soon as you enter the room, to the left is my paper rack and computer desk that also hold my Cricut and Silhouette cutter.

Next to my computer table is my Ikea shelves that I so need to re-organize. As you can see this shelves hold all kind of stuff. One day soon I want to reorganzie it and make it looks neat the way it loooks in catalog! Next to it is the drawers that holds my Hero Arts and Stampin Up! stamps.

On the opposite side of the wall is this messy area (that's why no close up pic of the desk, LOL), which is my working area. The tall glass cabinets hold my completed albums. The drawes hold all kind of stuff. The plastic drawer next to it holds my most often used inkpads, chalks, and Papertrey Ink stamp. On my desk, my Cuttlebug, spices tubes that filled with buttons, papers, drawers where I store my pens, color pencils, embellishments, etc.

Above my desk is a skinny ledge shelf that holds variety of pics. Some of them are my brother's photography works. That sleeping owl on the right edge, is one of my favorite of his works. You can view more of his photograhpy work here. Next to the desk is another plastic drawes that holds my 8.5x11 papers & embellishments. On top of it smaller drawers that holds my scraps. On the floors 3 additional boxes of scraps. :) What can I say, I don't like to waste stuff. The very last drawers holds all my tools, fibers, & adhesive. And the red magazine holder has the latest magazine or idea books.

Messy, yes. But this is my happy place and this is the way it looks most of the time.  One of this day, when I actually have more free time, I want to redo this room. Not sure if I will change the color, since I do like the color blue. Or maybe I'll use lighter blue. For now, I am thankful that I actually do have a scrap room that's all mine. OK, I share with Nick my sheltie, since he always follow me everywhere and like to guard me. :)

Okay peeps, that's a long post for today. Hope you enjoy your stop here and I wish you all a super duper great Friday & may your weekend be filled with loads of fun stuff! Hugs, Vera. 


Tenia Nelson said...

What great projects and man....can we say super clean craft! I just cleaned my area and I might have to do it!! Have a super great day!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love your LO and card Vera. Cute photo of you and your DH. And your room is great! Thanks for sharing the pics!

DtsArt said...

A messy room is a sign of a creative crafter...and it sure is true that card you posted for summer is just adorable!

Regina Mangum said...

Hi Vera! I love that pic of you and hubby. Your craft space is so nice! Have fun at CHA...I am so jealous!!!

B said...

Fun projects! LOVE the layout -- such a cute pic of you and the hubs! And what a fun scene card -- hope Maddy loves it!! And wow, what an awesome craft space!

Jenny said...

Such cute projects, LOVE THEM!!! :D Great room too!! Thanks for playing my challenge. A new challenge was posted yesterday :) Hope you can play again!! Hugs :) :) :)

JoAnn V. ( said...

I love your layout - so cute! Thanks for giving us a peek into your scraproom! I'm jealous! :)

Deb Neerman said...

This is gorgeous!

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