My Craft Room Video

Hey there!  If you visited the CardMaker Blog on Friday, then you would have seen a few pictures of my craft space.  Here is the link to that post.  I share a little about my space, and myself as well as pictures, so head on over and check it out.
Today, I am sharing a video here on my blog.  I have received a few questions about my craft room, so I will try and address those at the bottom of this post.  Also, if you have a question feel free to ask in the comments section.






Answers to some questions I have received.

Where did you get your long table?
My work table is something that my husband made for me.  It is two Martha Stewart book shelves (purchased at Home Depot), with a half sheet of plywood on top.  Behind the shelves, are brackets that you cannot see, that support the wall side of the table top.  The top is sanded, corners were rounded, white washed and then finished with a polyurethane.

Where did you get the peg board, and peg board accessories?
The peg board was purchased at Home Depot, and we cut a few inches off of the length.  I then painted it red.  My husband attached some wood on the back, so I could insert brackets into the holes.  I bought a box of peg board accessories that came in a kit from Home Depot.

Where did you get the containers that store your buttons?
The containers that are on the shelf above my work table are from Ikea (kitchen area), and the buttons on my Ikea Expedit are mason jars that I purchased from the grocery store.

Where did you get the red bins in your shelf?
I purchased those bins at AC Moore, they came bare wood, and I spray painted them red.

Where did you get the shelves and brackets above your computer desk?
Home Depot.

How did you get your bottles of stickles to stay upside down?
I purchased a package of Sticky Back Velcro.  So all i had to do, was adhere a piece to the bottom of the bottle, and to the shelf.

Where did you get the baskets for your peg board?
Home Depot.





CardMaker & Gina K Spring Hop

Welcome to a CardMaker and Gina K Stamps blog hop!  Make sure to visit the Gina K blog, (which is at the end of the hop) she is giving away a $50 gift certificate to the store (awesome)!!  The full hop list will be at the bottom of my post, but the next person up is Laurie, and be prepared for something gorgeous (I think I may have a craft crush on her), her cards are always amazing!



I made a fun, card for you today. Gosh, I'm a seriously loving the new Spring kit!!  So, so, so lovely!!
Here is the full blog list for you!

Lawn Fawn Year 3

This is the April Inspiration Week over at Lawn Fawn.  So there is a lot of great projects being shown as well as great giveaways!  Head on over there now, for a chance to win and to check out the design teams work this month.
Today, I am showcasing a cute 4in x 4in card using the Year 3 stamp set.  I added some Lawn Fawn Trimmings and a sliver of pattern paper, and the little cake was colored in using Copic Markers.


Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Stamps year 3
Pink Lemonade 6x6 paper
Lawn Fawn Trimmings
Copic Markers
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares & EZ Runner
corner rounder

Riley's ABC's

Wow!  Can you believe its is getting close to the end of another school year?  Some of my daughters friends are graduating this year, so I need to start on Congratulation cards.  It is a little sad to think that this time next year, my own child will be getting ready to graduate and to head off to college.  I am not prepared for those moments yet.
Anyhow, head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog and check out all of the projects using the Riley's ABC Alphabet set.


Critters on the Savanna

I have to admit, I seriously love to color these two critters.  As I was thinking up a card idea, I really wanted to use both of them, and have them in grass somehow.  When I tried to stamp grass, it just didn't give me the depth I had in my mind.  All of the sudden I thought "aha!" I can create some grass with pattern paper, and have the critters sitting in it.
To achieve the depth, I used some Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares (both sizes) on each layer of the grass and critters.  
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, for more inspiration using this stamp set.  I used the Lawn Cuts that coordinate with the stamp set as well.
*tip*
I die cut the lion and giraffe onto white card stock first, and then stamp my image second.

Stamping a Scene

Have you ever wanted to stamp a scene, but are unsure about masking?  Head on over to the CardMaker Blog, where I have a masking tutorial up.


Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 
Gina K ink
Ranger ink
Spellbinders die template
corner rounder
Tsukineko ink
Copic markers
Gingham ribbon
white card stock
yellow card stock

Spring Parade StampTV blog hop day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the Spring Parade StampTV kit blog hop.  Today, you will find more great projects with this kit, along with a video.  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs listed, a random winner will be selected to win this kit.  The kit includes, 4 mini stamp sets, pattern paper, cardstock, ribbon & brads.

I decided to make another card for today.  This little bird with the umbrella was calling me out to color him in, and the sentiment is so perfect for the image.


Here are the list of designers that are showcasing projects today!

Materials Used:
GinaK StampTV kit (cardstock, pattern paper, stamps, ribbon)
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dodz small
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ runner
Memento tuxedo black ink
Spellbinders die template & embossing folder
Copic Markers

Gina K StampTV Kit: Spring Parade Blog Hop

Today's blog hop, is dedicated to my fellow Gina K designer, Sean Fetterman.  Yesterday, he suffered a heart attack, and is in the hospital recovering.  If you are in the mood to send out good/happy/thoughts/prayers, keep him in mind.  When you first join a design team, it is kind of like your first day of High School.  You don't know who is going to be in your classes, will you have lunch with any of your friends, will people like you? ...it is all of the angst and anxiety, of wanting to be liked an accepted.  I know that sounds crazy, but its how I feel lol.  Well, from the second I joined the Gina K team, Sean has been such a cheerleader an always so supportive.  We have never met, but he feels like an old friend to me.  So when I learned of his heart attack, I was so sad, but more worried.

If you would like to send Sean a card here is the address.  Gina is collecting the cards, and will be sending them right away to Sean.

Sean Fetterman
C/O Gina K. Designs
4916 Triangle Street
McFarland, WI 53558


The Design Team for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another awesome blog hop!  This time we are featuring the brand spanking new StampTV kit.  We are hoping to truly inspire you with many beautiful creations and ideas.  As you hop along, make sure you comment on all of the blogs because we will be choosing a winner from each day (2) to win an awesome grab bag of goodies from Gina K Designs.  Just check back in a couple of days on StampTV and check the Big News forum to see if you are the winner.

This is such a great StampTV kit.  From the stamps, paper, ribbon and card stock...everything screams happy, sunshine and spring to me.  Except for the doily, everything on this card came in the kit.  The following designers, are all sneaking a project using this set, so take a minute to see what they whipped up for you today.  I'm not sure if Sean has his post up today, but maybe stop by and give his blog some comment love.




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