Friday, July 16, 2010

Frugal Friday: Christmas in July..Candy Bar Wrapper $1.00 today only, organizing paper scraps, and tooth fairy.

It's Friday again! July is half way over! Amazing! Do you all have the same speedy clock I have? Well it's time for my Frugal Friday special. Since the weather is soo warm I decided it would be a good time to focus on some Christmas items. Now is the time to get started early on those Christmas projects. So to help you out I have a Christmas Candy Bar Wrapper file for $1.00 only today. Just think if you start making these will have enough to give one to all your friends and family by Christmas. Click words below to purchase.  Hurry though this price will magically disappear at midnight EST tonight 7/16/2010.  Before you go please scroll down as I have many things to share with you!

Christmas Candy Bar Wrapper

Well I finally got Manny Monkey in my store.  I am pretty happy with the way he turned out and I hope you are too!  Here is the card I completed.  I even did some stitching on the card.  It's my first ever attempt at sewing.  I am definitely not a seamstress but love the look at stitching on a card.  I was thrilled when my parents bought me a Janome Mini sewing machine.  I have to practice at getting the lines straight but I had soo much fun!

I used one of Penny Duncan's wonderful shaplies file for the background of Manny.  The paper used was from a Transparent Touches kit.  The image was colored with Copic markers.  Next time I create with Manny I want to put some flocking on him.  If you would like to take Manny home simply click on the words below.

Manny Monkey

Kelly Stone has provided me with sooo many projects I have not be able to show them all in one blog post.  So below is one more card.  She used Aussie Caz's awesome sketch in addition to some of my files.  I love how the flourishes turned out!  Genius idea Kelly!

Here is what Kelly had to say about her great card:

"For the June card sketch, I used most of the components supplied by Aussie Caz. I stretched the card size to 5x7, and substituted the scalloped circle from Shelly's Hummingbird card file (SS00123) for the plain circle. The swirl on top is from Shelly's Floral Mom Tag 2 (SS00093). I cut 2 of them, cut 1 into pieces and glued them together. The long vertical panel is embossed with the floral screen cuttlebug folder and then sanded. The hello sentiment is cut from vinyl."

If you would like to purchase any of the files Kelly used click on the words below.

Hummingbird Card File

Floral Mom Tag

In hopes of getting my craft room ready soon I've been collecting organizational ideas.  Any you guys want to share would be great!  I have always been at a loss when it came to organizing my paper scraps.  So when I found  Jennifer's post  (scroll down to find her post) on the Creating Keepsakes Club blog about how she stores her patterned paper scraps I couldn't wait to try it.  I've posted photos below.  I just love it!  It's very similar to how wallpaper books are bounded.  It's great because you can just flip through the books to see what you need and everything is uniform so things don't get ripped.  I need to purchase some more binder clips as I have more scraps to organize.  Jennifer cuts the scraps to the closest inch.  I am such a paper hoarder that I had a hard time cutting off some of the paper to get to the inch.  I also reluctantly got rid of anything less than 2 inches.  I gave these to the kids to create with.  These books will be kept in the storage drawer but once I get my craft room done I might hang them up as inspiration!

Here is the before picture all the scraps in this one overflowing drawer.
Now for the awesome make over!

Wow!  This post is getting long!  Sorry!  I have a one more photo to share as I promised to show what the tooth fairy left Tyler.   It was soo cute!  Tyler was watching the TV show Super Why and the kid on there wrote a note to tell the tooth fairy asking if he could keep his tooth.  So Tyler did the same.   He even wanted to leave the tooth under my pillow instead of his.  I am going to scrap this note and maybe even put his tooth in a memoriablia keeper to put on the page too.  Tyler was soo happy to have his tooth still  but what made him even happier was the gift the tooth fairy had left!  He says the electric toothbrush feels like Mr. Tickle..this is what the dental office uses to clean his teeth.  As you can see Adoree had to get into the photo too.  She is such a ham!



Sue aka barracudasue said...

Tyler and Adoree are so adorable! Love the picture, Shelly!!!

I have NO organizational skills to share with you as my craft room looks like hurricane Sue went through it. If I do clean it, I can't find anything. If I leave it in total chaos, I know exactly where everything is...I just look on the floor! ROFLOL KIDDING...kind of....

Vanessa said...

No worries Sue, my scrap room is indistinguishable as anything right now! No wonder I never get any scrapping done. That and I've been on a sewing kick lately.

K Andrew said...

Shelley I absolutely love the scrap flip book~brilliant!!! Thank you for sharing this fantastic idea

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