Friday, January 01, 2016

Season's Givings Blog Hop Year 4


Hello, friends!  Happy 2016!!! 

Welcome to Year 4 of the Season's Givings Blog Hop!  I first want to thank the amazing Latisha Yoast for giving so much of her time and energy to help knit our community of crafters together....she's awesome, isn't she!? And then, I want to thank YOU, for taking time out of your schedule to peek into this little space of mine. I am SO happy to have you visiting me here. I hope the holidays have treated you kindly and that you are ready to plant two feet firmly on the ground in 2016, and are freshly inspired to craft, craft, and craft some MORE! We all need more time to do a little more of that, now don't we!? And if you aren't inspired to craft yet, you SURELY will be after you've clicked through the list of participants and completed this hop! There are some mega-talented folks sharing along with me...not sure how I got so lucky to be among them, but I'll stay until they kick me out! HA! 

If this is the first time we are meeting I'd love to have your company over on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook, too!

Today I'm sharing a seasonal home decor item that can freshen up your living space after you've taken down all those Christmas decorations and it is one you can leave up all throughout the winter months. I even have the entire step-by-step process to share with you, as well, but if anything is still unclear, feel free to email me using the link over there in the right-hand sidebar and I'll get back to you right away. Cool? Cool. Don't be shy. And, well, if you live in a climate that doesn't have snow, I'm hoping that you can still be inspired by something I've shared here.....or maybe click around the blog a bit and find a little something else that suits your fancy?


Before I get started, you might like to know that all of the products used in this project are from Fun Stampers Journey.

The Unfinished Wood Easel is the perfect décor piece to intertwine into your holiday decorating. For this project I've used the Large version.  By combining stamped images from Snow Burst Stamp Set the with the coordinating Snow Burst Die-Cut pieces, and mixing in a nice dose of Journey Media products you can pull together a delightful wintery scene quickly!

To start, you’ll paint your easel with two coats of Butter Cream paint, allowing it to dry between each layer. As your easel is drying you can start to prep the other pieces that are needed to assemble the scenery on your “Let it Snow” easel insert.

The base for your “Let it Snow” insert is a 12” x 12” Whip Cream Cardstock that is cut in half and sprayed with Cool Pool Color Splash. After allowing it to dry, layer it with 2 coordinating 3” x 6” strips of paper from the Winter Fresh Prints Paper Pad and adhere them to the left-hand side leaving a 1 ½” margin.


On top of the printed paper, using foam squares, you will layer one large steel rule die-cut snowflake cut from the Specialty Paper Pearled Celebrations and embellish with a Cool Pool Bezel Dot. Also using foam squares, adhere additional snowflakes stamped with the Snow Burst Stamp Set and Journey Silver True Color Fusion Ink, and then die-cut with the coordinating dies. Each of the centers of these snowflakes are embellished with either a Sparkle Drop or a Cut Rhinestone. Add additional dimension and shine the the project by allowing some of the smallest snowflakes to rest on top of a Metal Accent. You’ll notice in my piece I’ve placed them in a visual triangle which is more pleasing to the eye. When placing your snowflakes, be sure to leave a space for your “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow” sentiment which is stamped in River Stone Ink on Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock and then die-cut and double-layered using the Tag Elements Die Set.


Lastly, create the look of a blustery winter’s day by twirling and swirling your Natural Journey Twine around and behind the arms of your snowflakes. This is easiest to do with two 24” pieces of twine rather than one super long piece that is more likely to get tangled as you work. As you twirl and loop your twine, use Journey Glue Dots and the Foam Squares that are holding the snowflakes to hold the twine in place. You can hide where the ends start and stop behind a snowflake.

Supplies:
Snow Burst Stamp Set SS-0144
Snow Burst Die Set DI-0061
Tag Elements Die Set DI-0094
Snowflake Steel Rule Die SR-0015
Journey Silver True Color Fusion Ink Pad IP-0107
Cool Pool Color Splash IP-0076
Unfinished Wooden Easel Large JM-0062
Butter Cream Acrylic Paint JM-0019
Square Paint Brush TO-0102
Bezel Dots AC-0170
Metal Accents AC-0176
Sparkle Drops AC-0022
Cut Rhinestones AC-0023
Natural Journey Twine AC-0005
River Stone Satin Ribbon AC-0139
Specialty Paper Pearled Celebrations CS-0120
Winter Fresh Prints Paper Pad PP-0018
Whip Cream Cardstock CS-0042
Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock CS-0023
Journey Glue Dots AD-0083
Journey Foam Squares – Small AD-0084

So now the AWESOME PART!  Every. SINGLE. blog on this Season's Givings Hop is doing a Giveaway!  HOW COOL IS THAT!?  So, my giveaway is everything you see in these three photos.....all going to ONE person!



Entering is as easy as leaving me a comment on this post, but to make it a bit more fun, I want you to do ONE of these things in your comment AND leave me your email address so when you win I have a way to contact you for mailing out your prize:

1. A link to you favorite watercolor technique because I need practice.
2. Your best organization tip for your craft supplies because my space is a hot mess.
3. A photo of your crafty space because mine needs an overhaul!
4. A link to the blog that inspires you the most because I need some new reading material (linking to your own blog, too, is perfectly fine!)
5. A link to your favorite art journaling blog or you-tube channel because I recently got a Journaling Bible that I can't wait to leave my creative mark in.

Nitty Gritty Details:  One entry per person please. Anyone may comment, but at this time I can only mail to an US address. I'm so sorry my international friends. My giveaway will remain open until Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced on Sunday, January 10, 2016. 

And here is your entire Hop List! Now go forth and BE INSPIRED! 


Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

Technique Tuesday

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Verve Stamps

Donna Salazar

Richard Garay

AdTech

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Inchie Arts

Avocado Arts

OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)

Rubermoon Stamps

Latina Crafter

A Jillian Vance Design

JustNick

Your Everyday Stamps

Latisha Yoast

AJ Otto

Kimberly Crawford

Julia Stainton

Laurie Willison

Teri Anderson

Jennifer Gallacher

Vera Yates

Wanda Guess

Nichol Magouirk

Kelly Klapstein

Anabelle O’Malley

Kim Watson

Chari Moss

Laura Bassen

Lydia Fiedler

Lisa Adametz

Alice Wertz

Daniela Dobson

Jenn Shurkus

Lori Craig

Amy Tsuruta

Lisa Henke

Margie Higuchi

Lee Murphy

Lori Tecler

Dina Kowal

Loretta Lock

Darsie Bruno

Marcie Sharp

Veronica Zalis

Barbara Anders

Maria Levine

Dana Joy

Melody Rupple

Keri Sereika

Asia King

Jennifer Ingle

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Beth Pingry

Erica Houghton

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Piali Biswas

Ashley Newell

Nicole Maki

Julee Tilman

Leigh Penner

Christina Griffiths

Lindsay Amrhein

Laura Williams

Debbie Seyer

Christine Emberson

Kerry Urbatch

Linda Lucas

Tosha Leyendekker

Giovana Smith

Bunny Vance

Stacey Schafer

Lee Ann Barrett

Ruby Naz

Julie Dinn

Jill Hawkins

Christiana Reulling

Jodi Collins

Gracie Chavez

Michelle Woerner

Tania Willis

Karisse Schilling

Lori McAree

Ashley Harris

Emily Leiphart

Heidi Blankenship

Coralynn Murray

Tenia Nelson

Pretty Philosophie

Jillian Vance

Misti Oblander

88 comments:

  1. Fabulous project...love all the soft blues and snowflakes...Organizing tip...storing dies on magentic sheets with the matching stamps. Happy New Year.

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  2. Happy new year! What a pretty project! An organizing tip is using file drawers to organize your cardstock by color and store any scraps in it's corresponding color folder, that way you won't waste any paper. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  3. Fun blog! I'll be following for inspiration in 2016. My organizational tip is to destash! I had a room so full I could no longer be inspired in it. I happily gave away supplies to other crafters which brought both of us joy. Then I kept what I loved and I found I do more with less. Getting new supplies now is SO much fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I get a ton of ideas from Catherine Pooler, Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuirk, and Laura Bassen. I am a YouTube craft video addict.

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  5. I'm always inspired by your beautiful creations. So happy to have met you at convention and look forward to so many more fun times this year. Thanks for always sharing such beautifully creative projects with me and other FSJ lovers...Love the easel...and I can't believe I don't have one yet! That's just sinful, right? My favorite watercoloring youtuber is: Vicky Papaioannou. Her techniques can be transferred to the FSJ reinkers beautifully! :)

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  6. Beautiful project.
    I love Jennifer McGuire's tutorial videos.

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  7. My best organization tip is to put dies on a piece of magnet that has been cut to the size of a cd plastic sheet. I put them in a cd box alphabetically. I no longer have to worry I will lose them and it's easy to flip thru. Larger dies are in plastic pencil keepers and put in a zippered binder.

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  8. here is a link to a blog that inspires me.I love lawn fawn product.my email address is joanshanks@eastlink.ca Joan

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  9. Happy New Year! I love your project. No surprise there because I love everything you do ;)
    My organizational tips are to label your storage containers because it saves time when you're looking for a particular item. I'm fond of clear containers because for me, out of sight is out of mind. Also as soon as you finish a layout, take a minute & put it in an album. That helps keep your crafty space less cluttered & protects a project that you just spent a lot of time working on. I also store my cardstock by color. It saves time when you need that certain shade of blue etc. plus it's visually attractive.

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  10. My most inspiring blog is: http://memoriescrafter.blogspot.com/ This person is the kindest most generous person I know. She's very uplifting when my days are not. I love her artwork very much too.

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  11. Happy New Year! Fabulous Giveaway, thanks!

    I store as much as I can hanging on the wall, like stencils, rulers, scissors etc.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I have purchased a number of storage items from Stamp-n-Storage. They have quality products made in the USA and their customer service is wonderful!

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  13. Gorgeous project Tania! I have two storage tips. The first is to use plastic gutters to hold my ribbon. I have them screwed to the wall in rows and I simply line up the rolls in the gutters. No dowels to play with and I have easy access to any roll of ribbon. My second tip is how I store all of my metal dies. I use ArtBin Magnetic die sheets that fit into a handy carry case so I can take my dies on the go. I just so happen to have an upright freezer in my craft space (or you could attach strips of magnets to the wall) so I attach the magnet sheets to the freezer and I have full view of all of my dies. Happy New Year!

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    1. Oh, the plastic gutter idea is genious. I bet that would work for washi tapes as well - I have so many! For the magnetic sheets, you could also get a piece of metal sheeting from the hardware store and screw it to the wall... I've stored things that way for years. You can get magnetic spice jars, baskets, bins, and hooks as well.

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  14. Your best organization tip for your craft supplies:
    I use the chipboard boxes from my GlossyBox subscription to organize my supplies. They are the perfect size and very sturdy - I just label them and stack them on shelves. So easy. Plus, the GlossyBox subscription makes me happy, too!
    Happy New Year!

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  15. I would send you a picture of my space but I'm not that computer-literate. I had the wall between two closets taken down, the walls widened in the big closet and the doors removed. Shelving was installed and now I can see all of my goodies. I had lots of duplicate things stored in different places. Now they are combined so I gained some space. Love my new area. Enjoy your posts. thanks for sharing. happy New Year
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  16. That's a terrific giveaway! Have a warm and crafty 2016! I would send you a pic of my craft space but it's a mess right now - -I have calendars and mail and pens laying around all over I should be putting away, but I'm here hopping instead! But I will give you a great organizing tip I use. I have a huge antique oak library table in my crafty room. Underneath the table I put in two plastic totes -- one with patterned paper and one with 12 by 12 colored cardstock. When I'm working, I simply slide out a tote, pull out a few sheets, then slide it back. Sometimes I just slide back and look at my papers, deciding on color combinations for a project. Easy and accessible.
    Cheers!
    Michele

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  17. Hi Tania beautiful work as always! Thank you for the chance to win. my tip is keeping a small basket near you so all garbage can be put in it.

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  18. Fabulous prizes! My favorite blogger, YouTuber and techniques teacher is Jennifer McGuire.

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  19. Lindsay is one of my favorite teachers of watercolors. I grabbed this one because it has tips too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTjvbj5mL7w&index=99&list=PLGpKBcc_Otfz0I-Z5XOzGODNEiohF8Cn8 Have a happy new year!!!

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  20. For organization check out Jennifer McGuire http://www.jennifermcguireink.com She has some of the best organization tips. She also has a series on her favorite things which is very informative. Thanks so much for the giveaway,I hope you have a wonderful new year. Charliemmh@aol.com


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  21. The best the best organization tip I can give is to know how you create... Do you need to have everything in sight or do you enjoy digging in piles etc... Then find systems that match this style rather than trying to fit products into containers etc.., if it's a system with you in mind... It will be the most organized one for how you create

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  22. Great give away! My latest organizational idea was to put my vinyl laying flat in a 12x12 scrap book box. Best thing I did! No more bubbles. :)

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  23. Thanks for a chance to win your fabulous prize package! For my organizational tip to store my dies, I got extra deep clear CD cases. Lined the bottom of the case with a nice strong magnetic sheet. Labeled the spine and color coded by shape (square, rectangles, circles, etc.) Got a CD tower that fits on a bookcase in my craft room and holds 230 CD's! Larger dies I put in page protectors with a magnetic sheet on piece of cardboard. I then made a list of all the dies, alphabetized it in MS Word so I know if I have the die before ordering new ones. The 15 mil magnetic sheets are plenty strong enough to hold the dies. Link to magnetic sheets is: http://www.lyt.com/self-adhesive-magnetic-sheets-and-rolls/8-5-x-11-self-adhesive-magnets/
    My email address is: judybennett11205@comcast.net

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  24. I love your winter project! I live where we have a lot of snow and love it! Thanks for sharing and your giveaway! My craft room needs a lot of updating and organizing also, but one thing I've already done is finally organize my cardstock into a file cabinet next to my desk!

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  25. I love snowflakes but I do not miss inches and inches of snow. My fav organizing tool is a big lazy Susan I got at a local artist's market in San Jose Costa Rica. But any large substantial L S will work. Ladyj711@live.com.

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  26. Your project is so beautiful!!! For organizational tips Jennifer McGuire http://www.jennifermcguireink.com has the best tips around I think. I am in the process of trying to do some of the things that she has suggested in her videos!

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  27. I am so sorry I forgot to leave my email addy. bre36@hotmail.com

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  28. Wonderful home decor--I like the easel you used. I am like Sabrina and recommend Jennifer McGuire's organizational posts. I have implemented many of her ideas and am pleased with the results. I also sort my embellishments by color.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  29. Thanks for sharing your amazing home decor project! One of my crafting organization tips is that I use a filing cabinet for my card stock and scraps. I have a hanging file folder for each color family and then another hanging folder behind each one with all the scraps. This makes it easy to locate the right color and it helps me to use my paper scraps because they are easy to access. Hope this helps. Wishing you a happy and blessed 2016!

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  30. I try to think twice before I make a new purchase so I can cut down on the number of things I just never use.

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  31. I have made a conscientious effort to keep my scraps organized by using 1 rubbermaid tote made for file folders and it is in a large pull out drawer in my desk. (Colour coded files of course!) I refuse to go larger because where it is right there I go to it first before I cut a new sheet. Sometimes my card idea will start from a scrap/scraps and go from there, just so they get used. I would rather spend my money on stamps & dies. Thanks for the chance to win your generous gift!

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  32. I am not too good on organization of my paper craft items. I need some of those links too.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  33. That is a gorgeous decor item! But I love blue and snowflakes, so I might be a bit partial. : ) My tips aren't earth shattering, but I put my clear stamps in blank CD cases and store them in a standing CD rack and I bought magnetic vent cover sheets from Home Depot, cut them down to the size to fit in a 3 ring binder and store my dies on them in plastic page protectors. My binder is getting heavy, but I can flip through the binder to find the dies I am looking for. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. Happy New Year!!
    Such a pretty project!

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  35. Great project. The best organizational tip I can share is this. I have hung an over the door clear shoe bag on the craft room door. It houses all my punches. This way I can see them and I am using it often too.

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  36. Wish you a great 2016. Thanks for the great blog candy. My favorite, most inspirational blog is by the one and only Jennifer Mcguire! jennifermcguireink.com

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  37. I so miss Little Yellow Bicycle and those layouts you did for them. Happy New Year.

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  38. Love the FSJ easel and your creation! Let it snow!

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  39. Love the FSJ easel and your creation! Let it snow!

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  40. Great let it snow card! I keep my like items stored in containers and in organizer cubbies.

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  41. Your snowflake project is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
    Your cards are adorable and beautifully colored! Thanks for participating in this fun blog hop and for the prize package you are offering!
    I've just become a follower of your blog via email and would love it if you returned the favor. I just started my blog last July and get very excited each time I have a new follower!
    My address is: http://carriescustomcards.blogspot.com
    Have a very blessed new year!
    carrieannsheridan@gmail.com
    I wish I had some organizational tips for you, but if you saw my craft area, you would realize I've got nothing for ya! I still need to get all my Christmas stuff sorted and put away!

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  43. Hahaha... lets see if I can get this right this time. lol!
    Adorable piece (but you can have the snow! I'm keeping the FL sunshine!!) Fab package - thanks for the chance to win it!
    I love the stained glass watercolor technique... I have a post about it here: https://dannscraftingwhims.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/you-are-simply-wonderful-watercolor-cards/ It has a link to the video that got me started on it. Since my crafty space needs an overhaul, I'm going to bookmark your page and come back some day to peruse the comments for ideas. : ) dcomer1 [at] gmail [dot com]

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  44. Love your project!
    My best organization tip, only 3 moves to get what you want to use. My blog has a few ideas as well under organization. I also like this for inspiration and organization http://snippetscrafter.blogspot.com/2014/09/color-swatches-v2_77.html.
    Lovely give away!
    Contact me via yukikocole at gmail dot com

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  45. I too would like to learn how to watercolor. I love the look but even my backgrounds turn out yucky. LOL!!! http://www.jennifermcguireink.com Has lots of techniques and good organization tips.

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  46. Love your winters creation! So pretty! One of the places I visit often in blog land is http://mitralee.blogspot.com. I find great inspiration here. Thanks for being a part of this hop! Happy new year! Bzscrapper66@blogspot.com

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  47. Thanks for sharing your adorable winter card...loving the snowflakes! My craft space is pretty chaotic too, but I try to keep things under control by having a basket near my table where I put items and tools after I use them. I put everything away once a week but at least it keeps it off the floor!!

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  48. Oh my I keep seeing so many new tools and embellishments that I had no idea was out there. And your comment challenge is harder, for a new card crafter, than you might think. Let me give this a try -
    1. A link to you favorite watercolor technique: I don't have one yet, but please share because I need practice, too!

    2. Your best organization tip for your craft supplies: I'm trying containers for each type of product but depend mainly on the adage "A cluttered desk is the sign of a creative mind"

    3. A photo of your crafty space: Sorry no camera and my "stuff" is all over the dining table.

    4. A link to the blog that inspires you the most: No blog of my own and I have found so many on this hop, including yours, that I can't choose!

    5. A link to your favorite art journaling blog or you-tube channel: I'm not sure what art journaling is, but I love YouTube and will search there to find out!

    Thanks mjcussi at q dot com

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  49. happy new year. I love that everyone is participating and being so generous. thanks.

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  50. WOW so generous you are. Way watercoloring is using Distress Inks and water. crat organization tip...store in clear boxes or plastic pouches as if you store in opaque boxes you end up wasting time just opening things to rummage inside
    and Thank you for a chance to win
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    soniasv@rediffmail.com
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  51. #2. (because I love playing with watercolor, but mostly for backgrounds; I can't upload
    ANYTHING; my craft room is knee deep in the need for organizing; and I don't know the links, but I have learned a lot from Jennifer McGuire's blog and YouTube, also the Frugal Crafter, Kristina Werner, and Sandy Allnock. So...My favorite organizers are over the door pocket hangers or closet organizers. Unfortunately, I am out of doors! I have several that house some of my papers, and a large round one I found at a Goodwill store in NC for $4 that has shelves and shoe size pockets, which will be perfect for my punches once I attach a plant hanger from my big cabinet so it can turn! I also love my CD holder for a place to keep cards finished ahead of time for the occasion or cards in progress. This is good b/c every horizontal surface in my home is a black hole and things disappear if I put them on the table! bigjmom@verizon.net

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  52. The Ken Oliver Color Bursts is my favorite water color technique: http://holylise.com/?p=133
    This is a card I made a while ago. Love that they are different every time!!! Happy New Year!

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  53. I'm not the queen of organization, but I have used an over-the-door shoe organizer for many of my craft and sewing supplies. It's one of those long 4 foot clear-pocket jobs that can hold lots of great things! duchick at gmail dot com

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  54. I have a great " she cave" but can't figure out how to attach a photo. Great she cave does not mean great organization although I do try . Always looking for tips including the good ones posted. Southernbubbles@gmail.com

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  55. My favorite organization is to put peg board up and have curtain rods to hold my paper punches. Works great. Nice prizes. Thanks for chance to win.

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  56. Thank you so much for your blog and this giveaway. I'll give you a link to my main artist website which has a link to my blog in it: www.Artist4God.net God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  57. My organizing tip is to just stay on top of it (and yes, I don't follow my own advice, but I try). Thanks for the giveaway.

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  58. Your winter decorative piece is so pretty! I just recently turned my daughter's old bedroom into a craft room, so much fun to have my own space! I bought 2 ink pad holders and I love them. No more digging through drawers to find the pad I need! Thanks so much for being part of this wonderful hop! Happy 2016!

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  59. Happy New Year's! Here is my favorite YouTube channel for art journals https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbtWi24JfohnP-sNaVGv-LQ

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  60. One of my favorite You Tubes is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsSK2ksfQ9k. Frenchie just did a card using a differfent paste medium which came out really cool. Thank you for the opportunity to win! Happy New Year!

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  61. The thing that helped me organize my stamps best was unmount them from the wood. Not a new tip but wow it saves space. This blog hop is great!! I've been introduced to many new blogs, products and websites. Thank you.

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  62. Wonderful blog hop!
    Here is a picture of
    my craft shed with my
    washi tape holders.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/52846995603041032/
    Check our my craft shed.
    Carla from Utah

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  63. I just moved so nothing is in it's right place at the moment, but I love storing my stamps and dies in the plastic envelopes like Jennifer McGuire, which is a blog I love to read because she has some great crafty tips

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  64. HAPPY NEW YEAR! God is so.... good. Being purified is not always easy or pleasant, but such a blessing. I get a lot of inspiration from Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace and from Christina Griffiths. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to following you though out the new year! God bless you. Emichaels12@hotmail.com

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  65. Happy 2016! That is beautiful. Love the blues. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.
    Here is a link to my crafty space: http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com/2014/11/my-crafty-craft-craft-space.html
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker at {Gmail} dot com

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  66. Great card! Love the dimension and layout!

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  67. Happy new Year! I love your project!! I am a huge fan of anything snowflake :)
    One of my favorite blogs is The Paper Baker (https://thepaperbaker.wordpress.com/) She is always doing something super crafty and creative :)

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  68. Wow love the details on your project, love that winter feel to it. Have a fabulous 2016. ria_m_ph@yahoo.com

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  69. One blog that I've followed for years now is www.designsponge.com - it's not a papercrafting blog, but she does post some paper crafts! Mostly it's just a place where I can find beautiful inspiration and things to drool over. As for organization of your craft space, I've been a fan of Jennifer McGuire's tips - although I have yet to implement all of them! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. Hi Tania and Happy New Year! I love love love your decoration! The background is soooo pretty, the snowflakes and twine really make this fun and the matted sentiment is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us and for offering an amazing giveaway! I haven't tried watercoloring....yet....but Sandy Allnock is a pro at coloring with anything and has art journaling videos too!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTeJ5OOOvKM
    I hope 2016 is extra sweet to you!

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  71. Hi, Tania! It's Jean#8889. I love your decorated easel project. Very pretty. I am going to leave you the link to my blog. http://ez3dpopups.blogspot.com/2015/03/more-fun-with-eileen-hull-designs.html and also the link to Eileen Hull's blog. http://www.eileenhull.com/ I love Eileen's Dies and she has fabulous designers who are very inspirational.

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  72. I keep my 12 x 12 papers and cardstock standing upright on top of an old dresser in order of colors and that way I can finger through them to easily see what one might work for my project. I use some magazine stands to hold them up and the rest stand up on their own. Speaking of projects, I quite liked yours. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  73. Your card and photography are really beautiful!

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  74. I keep my 6x6 paper pads in a show box - holds them upright and easy to access. I also keep a large, flat open box near my table to throw all my scraps into - easy to find paper for small embellishments, etc.

    mcclelland@sympatico.ca

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  75. Jann Gray is an amazing Bible journaler/ Here's a link to her YT, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6znzUueU53Q
    ajjupiter58#gmail.com

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  76. Jennifer McGuire has awesome tutorial videos. I love what you created with the easel...so cool!

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  77. Jennifer McGuire has great organization videos. Online Card Classes has some good watercolor classes. My favorite art journal videos are from Vicky Papaioannou (you can find her on YouTube). Happy New Year and thank you for the chance to win some cute stuff! julie@saint.org

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  78. Hello! Thanks for the great home decor project. I always feel a little let down after I remove all the Christmas decor and everything feels a bit blah, I think making this would be a lovely idea for celebrating the rest of winter, and of course you could chance up what you put on it to make one for spring or summer too! I am not sure how to attach a photo, but if I can figure it out, I will attach one of my craft room. I have two tips for organization that work well for me. One is the rings that The Reset Girl sells in her Etsy shop for Washi tape, they hold tons, keep it accessible and I enjoy seeing all the pretty colors and pattern out in my space. Plus I can get to my tapes and use them. If I put stuff away I tend to forget I have it! The second tip is a great and inexpensive way to put out more of your supplies - from wooden stamps, to bottles of craft paint, to sprays and mists, you name it without a lot of expense. I bought the rails that ceiling tiles sit in, you know the industrial ceiling tiles that are in dropped ceilings? They sit on aluminum rails that cost less than a buck for a four foot section at any hardware store. I got mine at Home a depot but they are sold everywhere. They can put onto your walls with a small screw and they provide a ledge that is wide enough for a wooden stamp, a spray bottle of mist, craft paint bottles, etc... Again , I use them to put my supplies out where I can see them, but also to organize them and keep them off the desk. It is very inexpensive and you can cut the four foot sections with tin snips if you need to change the size. I hope one of these will be of help to you in your craft room. I also Bible journal and I highly recommend Susan Hiles(Shiles728 on YT) and Rebekah R. Jones (Rebekah R on YT) for wonderful video tutorials for mixed media bible journaling.

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  79. I love the snowflake home decor piece!! Gorgeous!! Normally I would be gung hoe to make a winter snowflake piece for in the house. However, if you have been keeping track of weather in the mid Atlantic region, we have no snow. Even Christmas Day, temperatures were in the 70s. So, I feel out of whack. Anyway, my favorite bible journaling website is- http://www.triplethescraps.com . She even has a weekly bible study, which may be going to less because of personal problems. Thank you for sharing and participating in this blog hop and Happy New Year!!

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  80. I'm not an expert on organizing, but... . My new year resolution was to get my craft room cleaned up and in some sort of order. I just do/did not have the correct storage -- everything was here and there and all over the floor. So I started by putting a tall bookcase in the room. Then I went downstairs and thought about what to put on the shelves and how. The next day I moved all my books, folders, papers, stamps, dies and embossing folders to the bookcase -- just piled them on the shelves to see what I had. Went back downstairs to think more. Then I decided I would use baskets for containers. I have baskets in my closets and pantry - excellent storage containers, easy to handle and colorful! Went to Michaels today and purchased five small, rectangle baskets (50% off). I started filling the baskets this afternoon. So far, so good. Now I just need to do something with my paper....

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  81. Happy New Year!! Thank you for being part of this great blog hop!! My best organization suggestion I can give is using peg board on your walls. I say this because at the beginning of 2015 I did a total remodel of my craft room and while going through my supplies to try and slim down my stash (yeah right!!) I realized that there was a ton of things I wasn't using and some stuff I had totally forgotten I had, because everything was in a drawer or something like that, so I found I'm more likely to use my supplies if they were out so I could see them! So now I have 2 peg boards that most of my stuff hangs on!! Hope that helps!!!

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  82. I'm in love with your snowflake easel. Since I live in the desert I'm all about the snowflakes, lol. I'm just starting back into paper crafting after a long hiatus so some of the organizational skills I've discovered are from Jennifer McGuire. I love her videos and website:http://www.jennifermcguireink.com. One thing that I have followed from Jennifer is that I keep my dies in Avery Elle storage pockets. I tried the CD pockets but since some dies are bigger it was frustrating to have two sizes so now I store them all in the bigger pockets. Dies for stamp sets I store with the stamps in my Scraprack. I'm also storing my cardstock in job ticket holders, filed in magazine holders on their spines. This gives me easy access to each color as well as any scraps. I decided to make an inventory catalog for my stamps, dies, and inks so that I know where I've put them and what I have. This also helps give me size ideas for dies and punches and it doesn't take me forever to find supplies when I've got time to stamp. I've just started using Evernote, this way I have it with me whenever I'm at a store so duplicate purchases have been reduced. One other thing I've found helpful when I'm die cutting - I have a clipboard with a magnet sheet on it so I can keep any dies I'm using for my project in one place. It helps to keep what I'm using visible and I know they won't end up in the trash or buried under everything. I also keep my cardstock with adhesive in one basket so that when I want to use word dies I don't have to mess with getting them glued down although the fine tip applicators have made that easier. Thanks for being part of this blog hop and your generous giveaway.
    Teresa Pires ta2pires@yahoo.com

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  83. Happy 2016! I love my label maker! I'm still trying to organize too :)

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