Friday, September 23, 2011

Guest Designer + Organization Fridays

Good morning to everyone!! I was recently asked to be a guest designer for a challenge over at Love to Crop! So of course I jumped at the chance again! This is my 2nd time over there and I hope to have MANY more! :) I'm sure you have been to Amy's blog many times but if MUST go!! Amy is a wonderful person with SO much creativity!!

Our challenge this time was to make our project with all SCRAPS!! I heard that & thought "hmm, that sounds easy enough"! But it was NOT!! I maybe took it to the extreme but I wanted to make sure my entire card was scraps...card base, mats, even down to the twine! Well, I accomplished just that!!
I used a "new-to-me" cart "Hoot n Holler" to cut my owl @ 3 1/2" ...using ALL scraps! Here are my scraps that I started with...
And here are my scraps on my mat getting ready to be cut....
Then using my white scrap again, I stamped "You're A Hoot" (Stamps of Life- Owls2love) Now this stamp would not fit in my punch shape as it is a one line stamp....BUT I just inked up the "You're A" and stamped that, then inked "Hoot" & stamped it underneath! :)

And here is the inside...again with scraps, I actually had this piece already punched from a previous project that I didn't use! I just added the small owl stamp from Owls2love!
I have been thinking about starting a series of posts about how I organize my crafty supplies and what better way then today!! So today will be the first in the series of Organization Friday and for today I will focus on what?? SCRAPS!!

I have tried just about everything to store my scraps! File boxes, plastic drawers, ziploc bags in my file cabinet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock...but now I am SURE I have found the right solution...for me! Here is how I store my scraps...
 This is from Cropper Hopper & it is actually a Sticker Stadium which can be found here! (and of course I used my coupon!!) I then used my label maker to identify each section. I like to use the old school way of "red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, brown, white" I don't even do "indigo" or "pink"...just plain 'ole colors! And in the very last section on the top is my Stampin Up designer paper scraps! I like to keep these separate! Here is a side view to show it isn't even at it's full capacity...yet!! What is nice about this too, is you can put them in any order that works for you!
And I have it sitting right in between my Cricut & my 12x12 solid cardstock
So when I go to make my cuts, I look in my scraps FIRST!! I have been using my scraps a lot more since doing this! I love love love it!! :)

Now it's your turn! Organize those scraps & jump in on the Scraps challenge over at Love to Crop! Be sure to "link up" your project over at Amy's so we can all see what YOU have done with your scraps & for your chance to win a special prize from Amy!!
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Until next time...
♥ Laura ♥


CaseyByDesignCrafts said...

Love the owl!! and I never would have thought to punch a border on the paper inside the card....great idea!

Brenda said...

LOVE your card. What a wonderful way to use up your scraps. I got a kick out of how you showed what you started with and even using your scrap twine. Wonderful!!!
thanks for joining us at Love to Crop as a guest designer.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

BecciRay said...

I LOVE the owl! I also love how you used the twine. Great added detail! TFS

Jessica said...

Hi Laura,
Stopping over from Love to Crop. I adore your owl card. The punched border on the inside is perfect. It found its rightful place, huh?!? I love all the owls you have used. I have a lot of owl elements laying here and there that I have been wanting to use. I also love that Stadium. I color coordinate my scraps, too. It makes it a bit easier to use them up (for me anyway). Happy to be a new follower and I look forward to reading some more of your tips!

Patti B said...

Your little owl on the inside is beyond cute. You did a great job. And thanks for the tip of storing scraps. My are growing with each day. I try to use scraps first but alway seem to add as much or more than I use. ODD!!'


Patti B said...

I forgot to thank Amy at Love To Crop for introducing me to your blog.


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Whooo likes your card. Me. Like also how you have your scraps & such organized.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

callyannc said...

I love this Owl card! Super cute! TFS CallyAnn
Guest Designer LTC

JustYolie said...

I love owls!! Your card is so cute!! Oh I love how you organized your scraps I need one!! TFS!
I have blog candy, please stop by when you get a chance. :)

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