Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 30

Well, it's almost back to school! Yippee!!!!!
Awhile ago, my friend Leigh posted how she was storing her brads. I'd share a link, but I'm not really sure how. lol. Basically, she made a 12x12 sheet of chipboard and poked holes in it and put all of her brads on one sheet. I loved the idea, and have wanted to do it for a long time, but never got around to it. Today I was thinking to myself that it was time to do something about the 10 packages of brads I had and was going to do what Leigh had done. Then, I started thinking some more (and the smoke started coming out of my head as the gears tried to turn at this old age. lol) and I wondered about whether it would work if I stored them like I do my stamps. hmmmm...

Well, I took a sheet of that grafix paper that I put my stamps onto and laid it on top of my grid mat that I use for scrapbooking. Then I used my paper piercer and poked holes at every 3rd small square. Then, I added my brads, some white cardstock for the back and inserted it into my Tim Holtz pocket folder!

And this is what it looks like.

I am hoping that now that I see my brads, and can lay them over top of a page, I will use them more. I really had no idea that I had 140 brads, not including the ones I just ordered today. (hee hee!)

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29

What a weekend! We survived the annual Corn and Apple Festival. It was a little crazy. Lots of family came out for parts of the weekend, and I also worked. Corbin had a blast playing violin on the street corner and so many people gave him money. So nice and affirming for him. Bryn had a great time on the rides with cousins and friends. By the end of it all, however, I was DONE!!!!! I needed some "me" time! So, today, I sat down and made some cards. I really liked Leigh's idea of a set of cards for someone, so I made these for my mom for her birthday. I used the Turning a New Leaf stamp set for all of them, the Woodgrain stamp set, Mat Stack 5, Half and Half dies, and some sentiments, all from PTI. I hope she likes it!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 25

My new stash came!!!! So excited to open my box of goodies from Papertrey Ink, and so I actually sat down and made a few cards! I'm pretty sure that the Birthday Wishes one is copied from one of Leigh Penners, but I used Fancy Flourishes stamp set, and the new Think Big Favorites. The patterned paper is Fancy Pants.

The other one is using the Rhythm and Soul stamp set, the Music Backgrounds stamp set, and my mat stack 5 all from PTI.

Thanks for looking!