Sep 28, 2011

You Can Never Have Too Many Pearls!!!

Hello all!

It's Barbara again,with some reorganization.

A few months ago I had a post about the Clip it Up Swinging Wall Arm. I use them to store new product that I purchase. Below is a picture.

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I really don't like to have things laying around and the Clip it Up Swinging Wall Arms are great for stopping the clutter. When I have time, I find a new place for the purchase. Well, I did find a place for it, but then I went to a CKC Convention in Charlotte NC. I ended up getting 30 more packages of those pearls because they were only .99 a package. So, I decided to move all my pearls to my Mini Clip it Up. Thanks to those clips, reorganization is a snap. I really love my Clip it Ups! They really do make organization easy! If you have been hemming and hawing about whether to purchase one. Stop! Buy one, you won't regret it! I purchased my first one a few years back, and now I don't know how I lived without it!

  Here's a picture of the Mini Clip it Up and my stash of pearls.

Today's layout is a heritage layout using Graphic 45's Curtain Call collection. I know I have said it before, but I LOVE their papers! I simply can't get enough!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!!


Sep 26, 2011

Sep 19, 2011

Quote of the Week

"It's never too late. Never too late to start over, never too late to be happy." ~ Jane Fonda

Sep 14, 2011

Clip it Up and Hair Accessories!!

Hi everyone,

 Misty here with you today!  How is the weather where you are?  It is still pretty hot down here in Texas...still hitting the triple digits.  On top of that, the wildfires that are burning all over my state are a little bit say the least.  I have a brother and 2 cousins that are firefighters...and they have never been so busy in all their firefighting careers.  Please say a little prayer for everyone that has been effected by the fires and for the men and women risking their lives to put them out. Even with fires burning all around, life still goes on.  

School has been in session for 3 weeks down here...which means, of course, that I have been working busy as a bee making all kinds of accessories for my daughters.  I actually found myself crafting just to keep my mind off of everything going on around me.  As a matter of fact, I made so many hair bows and headbands, that I had to think of another way to store them.  I found the perfect use for my altered Clip it Up...a hair accessory organizer!


I use the tabs to hold the bows, and the tri-arm to hold the headbands. I even place a few of the "poofy" bows around the base to complete the display. Genius right?  LOL.  It actually works magnificently, and the girls say that they feel like they are "shopping" for their hair accessories when they pick them out each morning!  It is a great way to start a day...Diva style!  I LOVE the fact that it makes them start out in a good morning every day.  I even heard my six year old say that she felt like Hannah Montana!  LOL


I have also been sorting ribbon and getting it ready for my next projects.  I have a few things sorted for bows, home decor projects, and my favorite upcoming son's Homecoming Arm Band!  I am so excited to do that...I just can't wait!  The drop down bar of the Ribbon Organizer has allowed  to "Clip Up" my ribbon and get it ready for the intended project.  LOVE Clip It Up!!!!


Here are a few pictures of my latest project using some gorgeous ribbon that i took from my clips on my Ribbon Organizer and supplies from my Jumbo. 



This layout was made using some Jillibean that you sent to me when she donated at CHA.


I have never been so organized in my craft area as I am now with my Clip It Ups.  That is the honest truth!  I used to feel overwhelmed with my "Stuff" because it was just so MUCH!  Now, I feel like there is a place for everything and everything is in it's place.  THAT makes me one Happy Crafter!!!!! 


Visit our website For specials- Jumbo on sale for $55.00 and 36” Ribbon Organizers on sale for $25.00. Great prices!!

Sep 12, 2011

Quote of the Week

"You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That makes you a winner right there." ~ Venus Williams

Sep 7, 2011

Fall is in the Air

Hello there! …

I can feel it in the air… summer is over… kids are back in school… the air is cooler… and I’m getting my house back to rights after the chaos of summer!! Does that sound like you? Looking for some tips on getting things organized? We can help you if it’s your craft room you’re organizing! Matter of fact… more than your craft room! The amazing Clip it Up products are fabulous for every room in your house! Check out some of the past posts from the Design Team… they help organize recipes, bills, school work, sheet music, cards… you name it! Anything that needs organizing, the Clip it Ups can help!! ... Well… almost anything… they still haven’t come out with something to clean the mess of clothes in my closet… but if they do, I’m first on the list! LOL!

Ok, on with the post!

It’s Tina here, and today I am going to share with you a layout and a few organizational tips!

I Can't Help FALLing in Love With You

I created this fall themed layout using an older Basic Grey collection that I had hanging on my Floor Model Clip it Up. I would have forgotten that I had it, but there it was… hanging right in front of my nose! And it worked perfectly! I also snagged a sheet out of a completely different BG line as well… just to bring out a bit of the blue in my son’s jacket! I think it did the trick!


Let me share one fun technique I tried in this layout that you can try at home. I cut a square of cardstock just a bit larger than the oval. I trimmed strips of various patterned papers and lightly distressed the edges. I adhered each of them to the rectangle. Then I ran it thru my SpellbindersGrand Calibur ® die cutting machine using the Grand Nestabilities ® Grand Ovals die template. This cut out the large oval mat! To make this photo mat even more fun, I also cut out a larger Grand Scalloped Oval to “mat my mat” so to speak! How fun!! Add a bit of Stickles glitter and this unique photo mat is ready for my oval photo!

I Can't Help FALLing in Love With You detail

This technique would be an awesome one to do using scraps!! Bits of this and that coming together to make a fabulous photo mat!!


Speaking of scraps… how do you store your scraps? Here are a couple of ideas for you…

*I like to store scraps belonging to a particular paper collection with the rest of the collection. In other words, I don’t store the cut papers separate from the whole sheets. I like to keep the collections in Extra Large Ziploc baggies on my Floor Model. This way, even if there is just a little piece of paper left, the next time I’m working with that collection, that little piece may be all I need! And it’s right there when I need it!!

*For storing cardstock scraps, I like to use transparent plastic storage envelopes. And I hang these on my Floor model as well. I don’t really use a lot of cardstock, but you could have one of these envelopes for blues, one for greens, and one for reds… etc. And all the scraps are together and within arms reach!

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How do you store your extra clips?

I have come up with this simple idea to keep them right where I need them… I keep the full bags clipped on the lowest arm of my Floor model… (that’s all that’s there for now… to many little fingers to get into that stuff!) But I always keep a good supply of the clips and the clip grips in this little bag… it’s always open and is so easy to get into! Not to mention… cute!

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Well, that’s it from me! I hope that you’ve been inspired to create and organize!!

Until Next time…

Happy Scrapping!!


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