I hope everyones new year is off to a great start! I updated and re-arranged my craft room a couple of months ago and am just now finding the time to share with you. Michael's Arts and Crafts had a 50% off sale of the white Jetmax storage cubes and so I took advantage and got some of those. I really like them and although I've filled some of them I still have many that are empty so I'll definitely have space for new stuff! My sweet husband got me all of the Jetmax shelving and the roll cart at the door.
The best part of the update, was getting a huge monitor so that when I use Make the Cut (MTC) I'll be able to see what I'm doing. I bought this monitor from my mom and then purchased a holder so that it attaches to the table but keeps it up off of the table so it takes up no table space. I have a small little netbook and now I just keep it closed underneath my table and use this second monitor as it's monitor. Works wonderfully! I just use a cordless mouse and purchased a little cordless keyboard for those times I need to type something in MTC.
Also, when my son visited home for Christmas he fixed my internet connection back in my craft room. For some reason it wouldn't work wireless or even when I hooked it up with a direct cable. Justin figured it out and now I have internet which is useful when using the Lettering Delights ART function within MTC! Plus, I was taking my Maxtor drive back and forth from my craft room to my main pc in another room when updating my cut files. Now, I can just get them directly from the other pc or online at Dropbox or Box or SugarSync!
Although I use this room mainly for scrappin', I also knit and crochet. So, the room has a yarn closet and fiber goodness here and there. You'll notice these huge fabric yarn balls in the middle of the room as I have just started crocheting these fabulous crocheted rugs using these fabric strips. They are so soft to stand on barefoot and are one of my favorite fiber projects.
Well, thank you for taking time to stop by and I hope I've inspired you to spice up your crafting space!
I just wanted to say "Thank You" to those of you that have followed this blog this past year and to wish you a very Happy New Year! I haven't posted here on a regular basis, but hope to do better in the coming new year! I truly love scrappin' and cutting on my Black Cat Cougar, but I also love knitting and crochet! I tend to go back and forth between my crafting loves! I still use and love MTC and the updates to MTC just keep coming that I find it hard to keep up. LOL
I'm looking forward to sharing more projects with you in the coming year~!
Thanks again to all of you and thank you too for all your comments and encouragement!
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I saw this box awhile back here at this blog and had been wanting to make it. So, with the Christmas in July crop going on at the Black Cat USA forum, it was the perfect opportunity to get it done. When I first saw the box on Dannie's blog my immediate thought was to make it Make the Cut friendly. I've had the MTC file ready to go and so the only thing left to do was make it!
One of the things I changed was to make the lid look like a roof and to place a house facade on the front of the box. This turned my box into a little house hiding stationary goodies inside. I replaced the note pad with a tiny 2012 calendar that I printed and cut from here.
For the tags I made 12 using the #14 tag from the Basic Tags set from Lettering Delights and printed out the 12 days of Christmas from this file, cut them apart and adhered them to each tag. You can download my MTC file below. All files and links included in MTC file!
I'm planning on using these as holders for my knitted baby washcloths that I will give as gifts. I put one in the baby buggy and let it hang over the edge to look like a baby blanket! Too cute! For gift giving 2 baby washcloths fit well in the baby buggy. I didn't get pictures of the rocking horse with the washcloths in them as they were not completely dry when I took the photos. I think 2 will fit nicely in the rocking horse as well.
I embossed certain parts of each project which I think gave it that extra oomph! I also added stickles and a light misting of a clear glitter spray on each of the rocking horses. I used my distressed tea ink pad to distress the edges of all the rocking horses. A little extra trouble but well worth it. Last I tied a cute bow using some Bakers Twine that I recently purchased from this great etsy seller.
Ok, here's the video showing my little bundles of joy!
Thanks for watching!
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