May 13, 2007


I made this Mannequin today. Took about 8 hours to do but, I think this was well worth it. The mannequin is from the Bare Elements collection by Creative Imaginations. I got the idea from seeing a large dress form done by Marah Johnson. Used both White and Vanilla Cardstock and the Stampin Up Spring Bouquet Punch. Each flower is layered and has either a mini button, Rhinestone white brad or Silver flower brad in the center. I used up all my mini buttons and silver flower brads. I also used up 5 rolls of ribbon including all my white and vanilla Ric rack. Yeah!!! I am going to call her Phoebe. For those that are interested I have still not bought anything!

May 7, 2007

Metallic Pencils

Some of you may have done this card but for those of you that did not here are the directions. I used the Doodle this stamp set (big suprise here) . The image was stamped with versamark on Close to Cocoa and embossed with copper powder. The coloring was done with three different metallic pencils and then blended with Gamasol.

May 6, 2007

Day 5

I just wanted everyone to know I am doing well, it is Day 5 and I have not bought or ordered a thing!
Pictures of my Embossing Powders and some of my other brand of inkpads. All my Stampin Up pads sit on a caddy on my desk. The SU pads you see in the photo are actually retired colors or Pigment/Craft inks.
The second photo is another view of my Patterned Papers and ink pads directy on. You can see how well I have used that wall space.
On top of the ink pad holders are jars with Pigment powders, embossing markers and fat/long ink pads that don't fit in the slots. The only ink pads besides the SU ones on my desk are two small boxes of little pads that sits on one of the shelves beneath my desk. I love these white shelves, they each old 72 ink pads and the one in the middle is perfect for all my embossing powders, alcohol inks, and other specialty coloring items.

May 3, 2007

Day 2

Here are some more pictures of my space: The first one is of my Prima and Silk Flowers. The second picture is of my 12 x 12 paper. The only paper that is not in these holders is holiday paper such as Christmas, Halloween, etc These are located along with the appropriate embellishments so that I can just pick up the case to create. Oh, I almost forgot, I do have a shopping bag filled with paper that will not fit into my current system. Hopefully I will use so much paper by the end of this month that I will be able to get those papers in :)
Day 2 of my personal challenge was quite easy despite being offered two free albums and some new papers. I was offered these by two different people numerous times who said if they gave it to me then it would not count. I felt quite virtuous saying NO!!!

May 2, 2007

1st Day aand photos of my space

Some photos of my stuff. The first picture is of my ribbon jars. I took the ribbons off the spools and wound them onto clothes pegs. They are also sorted by color. The second picture is of the drawer where my ribbons are still on the card. The third photo is of the spools waiting to be rewound onto clothes pegs.
It is apparent from these photos that I do not need to buy any more ribbons. But it is also apparent that I am very organized. Stick that in your face Clean Sweep!!!!
Yesterday was the first day of my challenge. I was doing okay before I went into work. We received the new Lil Davis papers in, I had ordered the new line, absolutely beautiful. I did have the thought that I could buy it and then start my quest tomorrow or put it in the back of the store and buy it June 1. This is obviously not a good start! I did however resist. I did NOT BUY ANYTHING! I am so proud of myself. :)