December 31, 2011

Ink Cube Storage

Recently a member on the Papertrey Ink forum asked about ink cube storage, so I thought I would share how I store my ink cubes.  I love ink cubes; I think it's a great way to get all the ink colors without buying all those large ink pads, especially since I don't use certain colors all that often.  I have all the Memento dew drop inks and most of the Papertrey ink cubes.

While I was in Joanne's one day, I found this:

StorNCarry Slim Scrapbook Case

It looked like it might work for my ink cubes, so I used a 50% off coupon and bought it.  It worked perfectly; it also holds the old Papertrey ink pads:


I like that the slim case holds the ink cubes and pads in place when it is closed.  No digging through a box or drawer to find the color I am looking for.  And I can easily grab the case and take it with me when I go to a crop. 




I store the case on a shelf in one of my Jet Max cubes within reach so I can easily grab it when I need it.  I can easily flip it to store the inks upside down or to find the color I need.


This has been a very handy way to store and use my Papertrey ink cubes/pads and Memento dew drops.

Now if I can find a practical way to store all my other inks: TH distress inks, Colorbox pigment inks, Jenni Bowlin dye inks, A Muse pigment inks, etc., I will be thrilled.  For now they are stored in drawers and not so easy to access since the drawers are stuffed full and I have to dig around to find the ones I need at the time.  I'll have to work on that in 2012.

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December 30, 2011

2011 Year in Review


Last year I noticed that many crafters showcased their favorite projects from the past year. I thought this was a great idea so I am joining in this year!  




Here are my favorite creations from each month in 2011:













Hope you enjoyed this review.  It was fun to look back at all the cards and posts I made last year.

December 29, 2011

Holiday Projects Review

With the year end fast approaching, I thought I should get my act together and post some of my favorite Christmas and holiday cards and projects for this year.  I totally got swept up in preparing for the holidays and ignored my poor blog in November and December.

Like last year, I participated in our annual craft fair at work this year.  I made most of my holiday cards in October and then spent November and early December making other items, mostly tags.  You will see that I used a lot of patterned papers this year.  I am totally addicted to patterned papers and this year there were so many amazing papers.  I especially love 6x6 and 8x8 paper pad collections with coordinating papers.

The craft fair was pretty successful for me again.  I made just over $300.  My biggest seller was cocoa sliders again! People are just fascinated with these.  This year I sold only a few of my holiday cards; I sold more of my non-holiday cards.  My tags (gift and wine bottle) were pretty popular also.  I made ornaments using the PTI damask snowflake dies and sold a dozen to one person, not one to anyone else.  It was certainly interesting to see what sold and what didn't.

Here is a photo of my table from just before the fair started.  Sorry for the quality, I used my cellphone to take the photo.


Here are photos of some of my favorite cards and other projects:








Gift card holders (using PTI's gift card holder die)

 Pretty tags (I added baker's twine)

 More pretty tags (I added baker's twine)

I am not adding a supplies list because there is so much displayed here, but if there is something you are interested in, leave a comment and I'll be happy to share.

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