Monday, April 5, 2010

Craft Room Projects

I hope everyone had a fantistic Easter yesterday! I spent the day crafting and spending time with my husband. I am thankful to be as blessed in this life as I am.

During the March Papertrey Ink countdown, Nichole Heady made a storage container our of the boxes their stamp sets are packaged in. She used the new Mini Scrapbook Series: Tabs set and dies from Heather Nichols. This is what her's looked like (this is her post and she's even got a video showing how she put it together):
The, a few days after that I was checking out some of my favorite blogs and happened upon Michelle Wooderson's blog, where she was featuring her new sketch book that I was lucky enough to pick up from her Etsy shop (here's the link):

I love that little sketch book, and if you were lucky enough to get one too, you know what I mean when I say it's the cutest darn sketch book I've seen in a while! Anyway, I was so inspired by Nichole and Mish that I had to create a few projects of my own, mimicking these designs because I loved them so!! I made my organizer using colors and pattern papers that matched my craft studio (I'll have pictures of that coming soon) and then made two more 'sketch' books that match the one from Mish, but are in different colors. Here's my organizer:
My pockets are for 'doodles,' 'to do list,' and 'shopping list.' I put the sketch book I got from Mish in my doodles spot, since this is where I will put my sketches, color combos, and doodles. Mish's book is a combination of plain, unlined paper and graph paper - perfect for sketches and doodles. I made my books out of plain, unlined paper. My second tab is for my to-do list, and here's the book I made for that:

The final tab in my organizer is for my shopping list. I tend to make a big list of things I need/want from stores and/or websites, so this is the perfect place for me to put a running list of items I either want or need, and just cross them off as I get stuff. LOVE IT! Here's that book:

Thanks for stopping by today.!!

This & That Organizer (all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted):
Cardstock: Terracotta Tile, Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper:L Autumn Aubundance
Ink: Terracotta Tile Hybrid
Stamps: Mini Scrabook Series: Tabs, Take Note
Ribbon: Terracotta Tile Saddle Stitch
Buttons: Terracotta Tile
Felt: Vintage Cream
Die: Mini Scrabooks Series Tab Die
Other: Scallop Border Punch (Fiskars)

Things To Do sketch book (all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted):
Cardstock: Rustic Cream, Kraft (Stampin Up!)
Pattern Paper: Autumn Aubundance
Ink: Terracotta Tile, Black (Memories)
Stamps: Take Note
Ribbon: Terracotta Tile Saddle Stitch

This & That sketch book (all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted):
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Kraft (Stampin Up!)
Pattern Paper: Paisley and Green Brocade (The Girls' Paperie)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Black (Memories)
Stamps: Take Note
Ribbon: Raspberry Fizz Saddle Stitch


  1. Great projects! I love covering notebooks! Congrats on taking the plunge into blog-world!

  2. Those are great! They look fantastic!

  3. Fantastic notebooks and organizer...and welcome to the Blogging Fun!!!

  4. Fantastic projects!! I love your colors. Welcome to the blog world.

  5. Really great projects! I loved those sketch book of Mishies too, I am hoping to put one together myself! Such a nice job on your new blog. I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

  6. Deb, your projects are fabulous!!! I really love the colors and patterns you used, great job!

  7. Great projects! Love the look of them.