Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A Tini Note

It's time for another sketch challenge on the MFT Challenge Blog. I got a little wild for this week's challenge. The martini shaker is filled with some gorgeous blue, green, and yellow gems. The background was created with Aquamarine, Pool, Dandelion, and Citrus Alcohol Ink. 

Be sure to check out the MFT Challenge Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the team has to share with you today.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Blow Out the Candles

We are back with another fabulous sketch. I had the Make A Wish stamp set on my desk, so I inked up another card with it. If you don't have that set in your collection, trust me, you need it!

I stamped the candles in Blu Raspberry, Limelight, Lemon Drop, Orange Zest, and Razzle Berry Premium Dye Ink..

Be sure to check out the MFT Challenge Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the team has to share with you today.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Painted Prints Card Kit

The Painted Prints Card Kit is available now. Be sure to get yours early as you won't want to miss out on this one, it is gorgeous! One of the things that I love about this kit are the fabulous stamps. This kit contains the floral set, Painted Prints, and the sentiment set, Brushstroke Expression. Both are fabulous!

I stamped the tulips in Peach Bellini, Coral Crush, and Persimmon Premium Dye Ink, the leaves were stamped in Sour Apple and Gumdrop Green.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the amazing creations the design team has to share with you today. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Painted Prints Card Kit

I hope you all enjoyed all of the gorgeous cards the MFT design team shared with you. The Painted Prints Card Kit will be available Tuesday, May 22 at 9pm EST.

There are so many fabulous floral images in the Painted Prints stamp set to choose from. For my card today, I once again worked with the tulip images. I just love the depth you can acheive with the two step stamping. Isn't ink amazing?

The sentiment is from the Brushstroke Expressions stamp set that is included in the kit. This set is full of sentiments that you will use over and over again.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the fantastic creations the design team has created to share with you. 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Painted Prints Card Kit

We have another gorgeous card kit for you this month. The Painted Prints Card Kit will be available May 22, at 9pm EST.

Tulips are my absolute favourite flower, so it should come as no surprise that I played with the tulip images from the new Painted Prints Card Kit first. I inked up the stamp in Pink Lemonade, Cotton Candy, and Razzle Berry Premium Dye Ink, I used those same three inks to create the ombre background.

The sentiment is from the new Brushstroke Expressions stamp set that is also included in the Painted Prints Card Kit.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the amazing creations the design team has to share with you today. 

Organized Crafty Stash - Stencils, Embellishments, and Tools

We are back for our final day of organization. I hope you have been inspired and have found some ideas that you can implement in your crafty space.

On our final day, I thought I would give you a quick look at the two main walls in my craft area, so you could see an overview of where everything I have shared over the past few days is located in the room.

This wall houses my stamping desk, a couple of Expedit shelves, my photobox, and my cutting desk.

The opposite wall houses my paper organizers, stamp & die storage, and a shelving unit full of all sorts of goodies that I am going to share with you today. The other end of my office, that is not pictured, houses my work desk, a tv, and a chaise lounge for Mr Tibbs.

This little shelving unit replaced the Ikea cart that I used to call my color cart. I store all sorts of paints, powders, and tools here.

On the top of the unit I store all my glitters, embossing poders and some of my large jars of sequins. My stencils and backgrounds are also stored here. Both items are stored in labelled 6x6 Paper Protectors, sitting in InterDesign Linus Bins.

Here is a closer look at the top two shelves. Here you will find Gelatos, brushes, tools, twine, Distress Paints and Stains, felt, buttons, and shaker pouches.

The bottom two shelves contain Distress Spray, Color Burst, Distress Refills, Nuvo Drops, ribbon, and stencil brushes.

You may have noticed the clear drawers in the top center compartment. These drawers are filled with all my shaker pouches. They fit just perfectly in here.

I also store all my MFT mazes, slider elements, and other replenishments in here.

Throughout the room I have eight of these black and white polka dot tins. I beleive I bought them at Target. I've had them for years and I LOVE them. Each one is filled with a type of tool or brush. The one below is full of paint brushes.

This one sits in my desk, it is full of tools that I use often. They also store extra MISTI magnets. :)

I have a little Expedit unit that sits beside my desk. The top shelves are filled with watercolors and pencils. The bottom sections are filled with all sorts of embellishements and floss.

I use these containers to store my floss. I usually buy two of each color when I purchase DMC Floss. I wind them on these little plastic bobbins. I use DMC labels for my floss. They are adhesive backed, but the adhesive is not very strong, so I adhere them with Extreme Double Sided Tape. I have three full containters now, with a fourth one on the way to hold the overflow that I currently have sitting in a box.

The other side of the shelf is filled with four of these AMAZING Bead Storage Trays. I can't tell you just how much I love these trays. It is so much easier to see exactly what you have, and everything has it's own sopt. This top one is full of Pretty Pink Posh Sequins. I store the 4mm and 6mm sequins side by side.

My stamp desk is a weird L shaped desk, the part that sticks out isn't desk space, it is storage space, that was probably meant for a printer. It is a great spot for extra storage. On the top of this piece, I have all my scissors, stamp blocks, Post It Tape, and stamp cloths.

The shelf underneath houses my MISTIs, Mini MISTIs, and Scor-Buddy. I also have a bin full of Blending Tools. I really need to find a better way to organize these, I'm hoping to get some ideas from the team this week! The shelf underneath is where I store my patterend paper.

I have a couple of clear holders on my desk that hold the current MFT release and my most used adhesives. I like to have all of this right on the desk for easy access.

My cutting table holds a few of my favorite tools, my Vagabond and my Rotatrim Trimmer. I've gone through a few Vagabonds over the past few years, but I am still on the original Rotatrim. I have had it for at least 10 years and it still works as well as it did the first day I used it.

The spray paint cans there are for my ink pad holders, they serve as a reminder that I need to paint the holders. LOL

At the end of my room I have an Expedit Unit filled with Fabric boxes. These boxes hold all sorts of goodies, like adhesives, mixed media products, and alterables. I also have a bunch of Tim Holtz stamps, dies and embellishments tucked away here.

Herre is a quick peek inside of my adhesive boxes. As you can see, I don't like to fun out of tape.

I also have one that is full of foam tape and foam dots. I might have some issues. LOL

This one is full of different pastes, glazes and other goodies.

I hope you have enjoyed this look into my space this week. There are some things that are still a work in progress, but overall I love my craft area.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see how the rest of the team organizes their goodies.


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Organized Crafty Stash - Card Stock, Patterned Paper, and Felt

Are you ready to see how the MFT Design Team stores their card stock, felt and patterend papers? I know that most of us have more of it than we will ever use, so we need to find the best way to store all those gorgeous sheets.

I currently store my card stock in these paper organizers. I have four sets of them, for a total of 96 slots. I wasn't sure when I moved if I would continue to use this method, but I have quite a bit of room so I decided to keep it.

One of the things that I love about this system is that I can move the individual shelves around to have a taller stack, or multiple shorter ones. I like having that flexibility. I also like that I can see what I have at a glance.

In the first three columns, I have two colors of card stock in each slot. Each color of card stock is stored in a Vinyl Envelope, which has been labeled with the name of the card stock. I do store my scraps in these folders as well. I try to grab a scrap before using a full sheet so having them together helps force me to do this.

The right hand side of the unit is full of specialy card stock, watercolor paper, vellum, and acetate sheets. This side doesn't look as pretty as the colorful side, but it is still full of treasures.

I have two random columns in the room, and while I don't love the look of them, they are perfect for storing my larger papers and my backup Smart Grid Paper Pads.

For each of my patterned paper packs I print out a Color Chart from the MFT resources section. I adhered the sheet to a piece of gray card stock and slip it in 6 x 6 Page Protector.

I slide all my scraps from that patterned paper pack into the page protector. I look there first when I need a print.

My patterned paper is stored on a shelf on the side of my desk. Of course I store them in the Inter Design Linus Bins. I keep the page protector in front of each pack of card stock.

All my envelopes are stored in these really old Stampin' Up containers. I have had them forever, but they are the perfect size for envelopes.

I store the gorgeous new felt in the Inter Design Linus Bins that I use for everything! I seriously love these things. So far, I have kept the felt in the original packaging that they come in. Down the road I may switch them over to the way that Steph stores her felt. I LOVE that idea.

Don't you just love seeing all those pretty colors together?

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I store my card stock, patterned paper, and felt. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see the way the rest of the team stores their goodies.