Paper Doll Layout | January 2015

Hello! Today I have my first paper doll art journal page to share for 2015! My awesome friend Nichol is a fellow paper doll lover and last year she created monthly layouts featuring her paper dolls. I loved the idea - especially because I love creating the dolls but then never know what to do with them lol! ;)

I decided to let her inspire me to create monthly pages for 2015. My plan is to create pages with favourite quotes or sayings, that kind of pertain to the month I'm creating them for. So for this first page, I did a new year's theme. ;)

This layout features the doll in a swing dress and I created a new year's eve scene in New York city. I thought it would be cool to have her standing in front of the buildings and the ball before it dropped to mark the new year.

I used lot's of glitter and gems on this page, since I think it goes so well with new year's theme! It's one of my favourite nights of the year and I really wanted to try and capture the magic of it on this page.

I created the doll first and paper pieced her together with some patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and some DCWV glitter paper. I wanted her to look festive and like she was ready for a night of fun lol! ;)

I didn't add a title to this page, but I did add a quote. I've shared this quote on my blog a couple of times because I really love it at the start of the new year. I am a sucker for romantic comedies and New Year's Eve is a great one! I love the scene when Claire says this speech. I think they're some really great words to live by so I thought they would be perfect for this page. ;)

You can see how I created this page in the video below:



I'll be back next month with a page for February! Thanks so much for stopping by! ;)

Winner

The winner of the February Simon Says Stamp card kit is Ruby N! Congrats Ruby!
I'll be in touch to get your contact info! ;)


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Winnie & Walter Shaker Card | Sneak Peek!

Hello! Just wanted to let you know that I have a card (and video) over on the Winnie & Walter blog today, to help celebrate their 1st birthday!! ;)

Here's a little sneak of the card I created:


You can see the full post here and don't forget to check out all of the fun challenges they have going on this month for their birthday celebration. Lot's of fun and prizes available for taking part!! ;)

Thanks for stopping by today!

I'll be back tomorrow with a paper doll layout (and video) and the winner of the February Simon Says Stamp card kit! ;)


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MFT | 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash: Ink

Hello! This week, My Favorite Things is sharing all kinds of fun organizational tips and tricks for organizing your crafty stash including stamps, stencil, dies, cardstock and ink! Each day will feature a different product and will include ideas for storage, organization and keeping everything in a system that works for you!

The MFT Creative team will be taking part all week long, sharing what we use to organize and what works for us. Hopefully once the week is done, you'll have a lot of different ideas to help you get organized and ready to create!

Today's post is all about ink storage! I use an ink storage system from Organize More for my most used inks, that sits directly in front of me on my craft desk. It holds 60 ink pads and I love that I can just look up and quickly find the ink I want to use.

The storage holder I use, holds 60 regular size ink pads and I mainly keep it filled with my MFT dye inks since those are my most used. I also keep some pigment inks in it in one row, but those will probably get moved out soon as I add more dye inks. ;)

I keep the inks in this unit organized by colour, and keep my basic inks (Versamark and my Black Licorice Hybrid Ink) along the bottom row. It is such a great unit and I wish I had the space to have a couple more. But since I don't, I utilize drawer units that sit on the desk to the left of me to hold additional ink pads.

These drawers are super handy because they hold a lot of ink pads. There are 3 drawers total in each unit (I have 2 side by side) and each drawer can hold 24 ink pads. It's a little more work to find the ink colours I want since it's more compact, but I make it work. ;)

I use the same label maker that I use for all of my other organization, to label all of my ink pads. I use 6mm label tape, since there isn't a lot of room on the side of the ink pads, and only put on the colour name. I don't worry about adding the manufacturer name.

Since I always store my ink in a system that only shows the ends, I only add colour labels to the ends of the pads. I don't bother with the sides, since for my system it isn't really needed and would just waste my label tape. I love having the colour name right there where I can see it. SO convenient!! ;)

So that's a little peek into how I store my ink pads. Make sure to head over to the My Favorite Things blog today (and all week long) for a lot of ideas, links to the other MFT Creative Teams blogs where they're sharing their storage ideas, and awesome amazing giveaways!! ;)

Thank you so much for joining us this week for the MFT organization feature! We hope we've provided you with some ideas to help get you organized and keep you that way! ;)

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MFT | 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash: Cardstock

Hello! This week, My Favorite Things is sharing all kinds of fun organizational tips and tricks for organizing your crafty stash including stamps, stencil, dies, cardstock and ink! Each day will feature a different product and will include ideas for storage, organization and keeping everything in a system that works for you!

The MFT Creative team will be taking part all week long, sharing what we use to organize and what works for us. Hopefully once the week is done, you'll have a lot of different ideas to help you get organized and ready to create!

Today's post is all about cardstock storage! I love cardstock and use it a ton in my card designs. I generally use white cardstock for all of my stamping, but I love adding pops of colour as well. I currently store my cardstock in 12x12 Cropper Hopper paper holders that I've had since my scrapbooking days. I have recently started to switch over to letter size plastic holders from Ikea that I love... it's currently a work in progress. ;)

The shelves that hold my paper are under my desk, so I like to have my paper stand straight up and have all the dividers at the top so I can easily see them when looking down. This makes it quick and easy for me to find the colours that I'm looking for.

All of my coloured cardstock gets stored together and as I update the storage containers, I've also been updating the order of the colours to make it work better for me. I used to just add in new colours at the ends or wherever it would fit, but I'm really trying to keep the colours in order now. ;)

Since I need to know the actual colour names, I always add labels to my paper before I put it away with the colour name. I don't worry about adding the manufacturer name - since I don't use a lot of different manufacturer's cardstock, I don't really have a problem knowing who makes it lol! ;)

To label my cardstock, I use these awesome Post-it Filing Tabs. I like them because they are re-positionable, so you can move them whenever you add in more cardstock. The top area on them is white, and you can either write directly on them or add a printed label to them.

I label all of mine with my Brother label maker and 6mm label tape. This size of tape fits perfectly along the top of the tabs. Once I have them labeled, I stick them to the top of the coordinating cardstock and then put the rest of that colour immediately behind. I just add a new label with each new colour.

So that's a little peek into how I store my cardstock. Make sure to head over to the My Favorite Things blog today (and all week long) for a lot of ideas, links to the other MFT Creative Teams blogs where they're sharing their storage ideas, and awesome amazing giveaways!! ;)

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MFT | 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash: Dies

This is 1 of 2 posts today. You can see my Hello card using Create a Smile stamps by clicking here.

Hello! This week, My Favorite Things is sharing all kinds of fun organizational tips and tricks for organizing your crafty stash including stamps, stencil, dies, cardstock and ink! Each day will feature a different product and will include ideas for storage, organization and keeping everything in a system that works for you!

The MFT Creative team will be taking part all week long, sharing what we use to organize and what works for us. Hopefully once the week is done, you'll have a lot of different ideas to help you get organized and ready to create!

Today's post is all about die storage! If you've seen my posts for stamps and stencils, then I'm sure you'll guess that I use the same Sterilite mini crates for my die storage, and you'd be right lol! These little crates are perfect for all three and keep my craft space looking organized and matchy matchy - two things I love! ;)

I store my larger dies in the same My Favorite Things pockets as my stamps, since they can accommodate the dies that are too tall to fit in the smaller pockets. The smaller dies go in the MFT small storage pockets, which are the same as the larger ones, except they aren't as tall or wide.

I keep all of the magnetic backing sheets that come with the MFT dies so I can store them on them. I use wire snips to cut them all apart and then I add them to the pockets. All of my die pockets also include backing cardstock for extra stability.

I love how great the small and larger pockets store so well together. I just put the taller ones in the back of the crates and the smaller ones in the front. This allows me to easily see what I have as I flip through them.

Once I have all of the dies in their pockets, I use my label maker and create labels the same as I do for my stamps and stencils. I put the manufacturer name on the top and the die name on the bottom. This consistency in the labeling process makes it super easy to always find everything. ;)

I can fit quite a few dies in each of the crates so storing them is these works out great. I don't have one room dedicated to my crafty obsession, so I am always looking for ways to stay organized without taking up a lot of space.

So that's a little peek into how I store my dies. Make sure to head over to the My Favorite Things blog today (and all week long) for a lot of ideas, links to the other MFT Creative Teams blogs where they're sharing their storage ideas, and awesome amazing giveaways!! ;)

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