Sunday, November 18, 2018

Quartet Glass Whiteboard

Well hello there. Today I am so excited to share with you this new product I got by Quartet. Now, as a crafter, organization can be difficult. And it seems the more it is let go, the quicker the mess becomes unbearable. I am always looking for ways to organize my desk and my small work space.

One of the ways I kept myself organized and on top of projects/requests due was sticky notes. I have found a product to replace those darn sticky notes! The Quartet Glass Whiteboard is now quickly one of my favorite organization tools.
Upon opening my package, I found a nice set of whiteboard markers, the whiteboard itself, as well as a personalized thank you card from Quartet. How fun is that?! Scroll down to see how I customized my board.
 The board is 18" x 6" and elevated for easy sight and use.
 See those pesky sticky notes.
 All of which have been knocked off several times as I need things under my monitors.
But wait, can I really just let a blank space go without any customization at all? Nope. Not in me so I pulled the vinyl out to personalize my board.
 I felt a little inspirational quote would do me some good.


And I cannot possibly be organized without my 'things to do' list for some design team projects.
I do have a calendar for these things, but for my regular teams I like to have a visual at all times on what projects I need to make for what deadline.
 I made sure to leave some space for random notes needed
 For easy convenience, the top tray holds 3 full size dry erase markers.
Okay, what is organization without more hidden compartments?! I love multifunctional tools that can help me just that more keep things organized.
 Look, no more sticky notes!
I highly recommend the Quartet Glass Whiteboard for any desktop. It's easy to use, no assembly, and the markers write/erase smoothly. 
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FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. To view my complete disclaimer, click here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Christmas Cards

Christmas cards, already?! Say what. This week, Xyron has teamed up with Waffle Flower Crafts to bring you a variety of creations. 
I decided to focus on Christmas after I received my stamps since that is just right around the corner. I know naughty me for bringing it up. 
 I was able to make three cards with similar design, yet different looks. 
The Christmas paper I chose has gold accents in some pieces so I decided to play off of that. I was a little nervous using such a large stamp with embossing powder. Usually stamps with a larger area of liquid coverage do not stamp all that great. But as you can see, the Christmas tree came out perfectly when stamped and heat embossed.  
Next I grabbed my favorite mega runner, the Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron® to assemble the three cards. 
Sticking to the gold accent theme, at the last moment I decided to throw in some gold brads I had lying around.  

 Final Project: 




Materials Used: 

  • Paper
    • DCWV
      • Cranberry Christmas
  • Die Cut Machine
    • Silhouette Cameo 3
    • Silhouette Studio-Designer Edition
  • Waffle Flower Crafts
    • Christmas Tree Stamp set
  • Adhesive
  • Extras
    • Teresa Collins ColorBox Fiesty Red ink
    • Recollections Gold embossing powder
    • VersaMark Watermark ink
    • Darice Heating Tool
    • MementoLuxe Tuxedo Black ink
FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. To view my complete disclaimer, click here.


Friday, November 9, 2018

3D Memory Keepsake

Hello all! Oooo so this week, both Jillibean Soup and Xyron are giving away prizes as well as a boat load of inspiration for all papercrafters. To win these prizes, you just have to hop over to Jillibean Soup and Xyron facebook pages to see the rules. Each company has their own rules by the way. 

  1. Jillibean Soup Facebook page click here and to visit their blog, click here
  2. Xyron Facebook page click here and to see more about the products I used for todays project, click here

For my project, I used Jillibean Soup's 12 in x 12 in double sided Garden Harvest paper pack
When I saw this paper pack, I felt like a 3D Memory Keepsake box was in order. After cutting my box and all the pieces out, I grabbed my Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron® to start assembly. 
Next I cut background squares out of the Garden Harvest paper pack and adhered them to the background of my box. 
Next I decided to add some color to this box. I pulled a yellow sheet of cardstock to match the yellow with this set of paper. 
I decided at this point that not only did I want to use a Jillibean Soup quote from the Silhouette Design store, but I also wanted to match the flowers from the paper to match the box. 
I decided the best way to cut the quote was in vinyl. Why? Because I love working with vinyl and it can be easier to cut quotes from vinyl over paper. 
Using simple contact paper, I transferred the vinyl to its placement within the box. 
I decided to make some simple corner decorations for the box while I was at it. 
 Next I took the 1.5" Sticker Maker to adhere the flowers together. 
The Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron® was easy to use to decorate the rest of the box. 

 Final Project: 

This paper stack has die cuts, washi tape, and sticker sentiments/decorations in it so it made it really easy to decorate the box. 



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FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. To view my complete disclaimer, click here.