Happy Birthday...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

This is a simple card I created for a friend... I remembered I had this cute owl... and thought he'd be cute sitting on an arrow, just happens I had some matching paper for the background in my stash!

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Get well card...

Monday, September 28, 2015

I created a simple get well card for a friends adult son, using a 6x6 paper from American Crafts called Color Crush Paper Pad I picked up at Winners for $3.99... and some cog wheels from Michaels. The stamp set I used is from Inky Antics and is called Balloon Buddies!

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DIY Craft Organizer...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I recently changed my craft and office spaces. Here is a tutorial on how I converted a 15 cubbie shoe organizer to fit 6 shoe boxes and work for craft storage.

I used to have all my craft supplies in a very small corner of my bedroom, and it just wasn't working. It was always a mess as there just wasn't room for proper storage. I got the organization and decluttering bug a few weeks ago and have been going through my house. It is starting to look way better.

I have built my desk, and I still have my moms desk and 2 armoires to build. That will get done sometime this week. I am combining my office / computer / craft spaces all into the living / dining rooms... it should look really good when done.

Here is my desk, and my new organizer I just finished building.

I bought this rubbermaid 15 cubbie shoe rack for $50 (Canadian Dollars) at Wal-Mart, I thought the compartments looked a lot smaller and it would be good for my future copic marker addiction I plan to have LOL... well the compartments were too big. I had just bought 2 white photo boxes and my mom was looking at it, and she said why don't you take the 2 outer pieces of wood out and it will fit 6 photo boxes... BRILLIANT IDEA!!! Why didn't I think of that lmao Anyways, I just bought some brackets to support it as once I put a few things in it was already sagging. The Brackets were $2.84 (Canadian Dollars) for 8 at Home Depot.

I had already built the shoe organizer so I had to get creative... To decide where to drill my holes I took a non permanent market (black zig pen)... anything that stays wet and doesn't dry instantly will work... then I measured 2 inches from the front of the unit and put marker on the end and lined it up and pressed the end to where the whole should go... it left a marker stamp which I later used to drill. I used the 1/4" drill bit.

My holes went all the way through the sides, you can buy white furniture stickers to cover them, I have some left over from my Desk.

I then decided to turn this around so the slots wouldn't be visible once the boxes were in place.

I didn't like the brown wood showing so I used some of my white acrylic craft paint and a paint sponge to paint it. One coat was all it needed.

Tada... matching white... looks much better!

It turned out beautiful. I love it! I bought myself a craft carouself from Michaels and a little makeup organizer that fits my post it notes (post it note addict)... and I should be able to fit some markers standing up in it too.

I LOVE my new desk. My old desk was on an 8 foot long utility table and it had no drawers or any storage, so again, always a mess. This will be so much better. 

I also bought some wire baskets and will be putting my power bar and cables up out of sight soon... I saw this idea on pinterest and have wanted to do it a long time. I bought these 2 baskets at Amazon for $7.99 (Canadian Dollars).

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Blog Changes / Craft Space Makeover...

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hi everyone,

I have moved my photography from this blog over to a new blog called Photography by Pam Hardy.... you can find it here. I want to get into cardmaking as a hobby, and this is where I will share my cards, as well as other art projects like ACEO's and Mini Albums.

I am working on moving my craft work space from my small bedroom to my living room. I have ordered some furniture that will be here between 7 and 14 days, and it all has to be put together. I thought I'd give you a peek...

I forgot to take a before picture before tearing it all apart, it has changed so much over the years, but this will give you an idea. This was a few years ago, only picture I could find. Before I had my crafts stored in my 2 dressers and in a cube bookshelf in the black bins. I had a utility table as a desk. And 2 rolling carts with drawers under it.

This "Monarch L-Shaped computer Desk Set" will be for me, it will have my computer & printer on it.

I ordered 2 of these "Bestar Pro Linea armoires"... They have 5 shelves inside but I think I will get 2 extra shelves cut for inside, so that I can store a lot more inside, as all my stuff is smaller stuff. Then I am going to buy some plastic fridge binz to store my items inside and other small containers. And also a label maker to get everything organized.

Then this Monarch "48 inch Reclaimed Look Computer Desk" is for my mother's computer. She rarely uses it so doesn't need a big desk. Then I will set her computer up on my printer and sell our extra printer. 

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Pet Brag Book...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A friends birthday is next week and so I had some fun last night making this little pet brag book. She has 1 dog and 2 cats.

To make this book I used free scrapbook elements from Salt Town Studio - I used the Must Love Dogs and Must Love Cats Journal Cards - they come in large sizes and you can resize them, and they also come in square so that is what I used as background paper, and I used the Must Love Dogs and Must Love Cats Word Art. I also added some charms to the spine of the book, and some binder clips that she can use. And cut a few tags out.

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