Friday, November 18, 2011

Can't...Stop....Making...Rosettes!!! And Organization Friday!

Ok I am seriously addicted!!! =/ I made my first rosette MONTHS ago and wasn't too impressed! SO I never made another one...then a couple of weeks ago I was at my BCB's (Best Crafting Buddy!!) house and we tried one..not impressed again!! SO the other day, I see a video on a Tim Holtz die that makes rosettes, I also saw that there is a Cricut cart for rosette's too....well I watched the video & thought "Hmm, looks cool but then you can only make one size!" and then I thought "I can do this myself"!! So I got to work...cut the strip, scored it, used a border punch for fancy edges...and OMG!!! I am addicted!!! I can't even begin to tell you how many I have made in the couple of days!! All different sizes, colors, name it, I have made it!! 

So then yesterday, Mom asked me to make her a baby card & a gift box for a co-worker...and guess what I made for the card??? :)
 I took the paper from the background (only one 12x12 sheet of paper) and made the card, the rosette AND the box! LOVE when that happens!! I used a My Pink Stamper stamp & curved it to fit the scallop oval punch...added some pearls and some really cool ribbon I got in a swap a few months ago (wish I had more of that ribbon!! Love it!! If anyone knows what kind it is...let me know!) 
And here is the set together...
Mom loved the card & gift box! :) 

Now on to Organization Friday!! Today I am showing how I store my Big Shot "stuff"!! I have A LOT of embossing folders, dies & other stuff! I'm sure some of you have more...but holy moly I think I have a lot!! SO I had a friend of mine make me this box a few years ago...We measured the folders and all the different sizes of dies and then she came up with this...This bottom part slides into the big box to take up space...almost like an open drawer! 
(BTW: I have my XL dies on a shelf above this!) I had gotten rid of some of my dies (a while back) because I just wasn't using them, especially after I bought my Cricut! So these are the ones I really like and still use! But the embossing that is a different story!! I ♥♥♥♥ my embossing folders!! In fact I just bought about 5 more over the weekend that I haven't received yet! I like the big ones, the small ones & the border folders too! Here are close-ups...
I label all my big folders & keep them in alpha order (Stampin Up folders are in front, then all the rest) 
And here is the top of this box....with all my border folders and all my plates...which I keep in a letter sorter
Well I hope this helps you in some way!! Please let me know how you organize your stuff too! I always LOVE new ideas!! 

And don't forget to enter my give away for the My Memories Software!! So far there aren't that many entries!! SO you have a super great chance to win!! :) Leave a comment on the original post...Go HERE to see the original post!! You have until November 20th to enter!! Or use the code on my sidebar to get $10.00 off the software AND a $10.00 store credit!! :)

Until next time... 
♥ Laura ♥


Sweet Creations said...

Love the cards like always. I also love how you use the draw for all your dies and embossing folders. Can't wait till next Friday Lol

Suzys Crafts said...

Love your cards Laura. I too have not had much luck with the rosettes. Yours look wonderful!!

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