Friday, December 6, 2013

Happy Saturday and scrap challenge!

I love the weekends, don't we all! 
One weekend a month my husband is on "drill", when Steve is on drill I spend my Saturday as a volunteer at a local shop that supports a ministry to feed those in need.
I enjoy the Gals that I work with very much and the time goes by fast!  This is that weekend for us and I have to say I'm really having a good time in my craft room and I know I won't want to brave the bad weather we are having and go to work.  I'm a wimp.
I'm still working on my Christmas cards, they are done and now I have to address them and get them in the mail.  Hopefully tomorrow!

I thought I'd show you a few cards I've made this week that weren't Christmas themed.

For an Oriental Stamp Arts Swap - the theme is black plus gold

 For an Oriental Stamp Arts Swap - the theme is black plus silver
 
 
 
For an Oriental Stamp Arts Swap - the theme is black plus brown
  
For an Oriental  Stamp Arts Swap- Panda theme
 
  
  I've come up with a little challenge for myself, to de-clutter and keep the scraps under control. I think I'll dedicate my weekend craft time to clearing out things and not starting new projects.  This seems like a good use of time and supplies.
I've tossed everything in to one container and will make cards from this mini stash and then toss the rest on Monday. 
 
  
I do have drawers for scrap paper, but if I could eliminate those and get more cards made I would be very happy!!
 
Looks like I have the bits for a few more cards, I'll make this a Monday posting.
  
Last night in the wee hours I made 5 cards from "scraps"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
I'm also working at getting my craft room in better order, seems like I have lots of little things in disarray.  I've gotten a lot done today including cleaning up my computer and backing up files!!. 
 
I alpha ordered my scripture box, these are scriptures that I have printed and organized:
 
 
Oops this is the before photo!!
This makes it much easier for me to find what I am looking for when I need a sentiment.
 
I redid some of my supply shelves to make things less visually cluttered;
  
Colored card stock for layering and
my cut 12x12 pads into 6x6 pads
Below that  my company cut 6x6 pads and 8x8 and a few other sizes
The shelves are really nice and straight, it's just the photographer (me).
 
  
 
I love working from these 6x6 pads!
 
My card base Card stock - uncut
 
  
This was jammed up with shipping supplies, I moved those to a closet and  put my un-cut 12x12
 
  
My Friend Lori Kinney made that beautiful cross stich sampler for me!!
  
Tidied my cut cardstock and envelopes. A2, A5, A6, A7 sizes
 
 
  
The closet where I keep all my ribbon, fibers, shipping and cleaning supplies:
 
 
 Last but not least my desk ready for the next time!
 
 
Thanks for stopping by I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Ginny M


3 comments:

  1. Can Ginny come to play at my house and help me organize???? You are to be congratulated!!!! Good job!
    Hugs,
    Jan

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  2. Love those cards made with scraps and the OSA ones... and great tidy up what room would love to come and play! Shaz in oz.x

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  3. Good for you! My cads JUST went out today. I've been cleaning my area bit by bit, but it needs more sessions. You've convinced me to go do a bit more... Hugs! Cindy Connell

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