Thursday, March 22, 2007

3.22.07


HOUSTON SCRAPBOOKERS: If you live in the Houston area or want to just drive there... :) I'm teaching at a scrapbooking retreat in June, sponsored by Lone Star Scrapbook Co. Here is the information about the dates, hotel, teachers, etc. Don't wait to register..it will fill up! :D
Storage...it's one of my favorite things. :) I'm trying to move away from plastic storage in my scrapbook area and incorporate more of my antique and junk shop finds. I also like to use unexpected items for storage. Above, I used sugar and cheese holders to store some of my favorite flowers by color. Below, I used an antique printer's tray that I've had for a while to hold buttons, brads, and a few other small embellishments, also by color. It's very inspiring and easy to find what I need. And yes, the tray is portable! Just cover it with Glad Press 'n Seal wrap, running your finger over each compartment edge. This will seal it, making it easy to take in your car. (just keep it level, on the floorboard) The printer's trays are available at any antique store and come in a variety of sizes. (this one is 11x17)
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And this is a vintage green 45-record holder I found at Uncommon Objects.
I keep all of my rub-on and chipboard alpha sheets in it. :)
Still has the old acrylic handle and buckle closure.
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I've been working on a canvas class, big 16x20 size.
I love scrapbooking on canvases!
Here's a peek at some of it laid out...




And finally....a big huge congratulations to my good friend Kimber McGray!
She was chosen as a 2007 Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame winner!
I'm SO happy for you, friend. :)
(if you click on her name on that list, you can hear her phone call from Lisa) :D

Have a wonderful evening!
- Jennifer

"Prayer is asking for the rain and faith is carrying the umbrella." - Anonymous




21 comments:

Jana said...

I love the thought of incoporating antique storage ideas too, sort of Rebecca Sowerish! I saw a printer drawer today for sale (and thought of you!). I nearly bought it but it was HUGE, too big for my small space unfortunately.....but it was really awesome. I probably just should've gotten it anyway!

Lynn said...

I just love your storage ideas, very cute. I don't think I would've thought to use a painters tray for small embellies. Thanks for the ideas and keep them coming!

ScrapDiva said...

LOVE your storage ideas. Very cool!! Working on canvas sounds like fun. Love your setup so far :)

Curly Sista
Fatima (RAHS)

Robyn said...

Jen, I have decided you are my new organizing scrap favorite!

toners said...

Awesome storage :) The flowers look so pretty in those glass containers! Your canvas project looks beautiful, too.

your girl chelsea morning said...

LOVE the sugar shakers--great idea---they might start popping up in my scrap room! I too like using antique and "junk" finds in my room--I've found some great old jars and luggage.

Thanks for sharing!

Vee said...

great organizing!!
love the items in the shakers
and that draw is sweet!!

scrapbook911 said...

WOW...you should consider doing some of kind organizing gig. I'd pay you to come in and help me get organized!! Love it all.

Tinka said...

Jennifer, as always you are an incredible inspiration. I'm feeling very motivated to hit the restaurant supply store this weekend for sugar shakers!! Also, I'm so looking forward to seeing you at 911 in April!!

Jenn said...

Love your storage ideas! That's what I need to do this weekend while cleaning my scrap corner. Thanks for the tips! Very cute!

FlipFlop Mom said...

LOVE IT!! THANKS for sharing.. I love your blog.. it's so colorful!!! and fun!!! Keep them coming!!

Scrappersher said...

I just love love love the shaker holders in your blog picture...what a great idea! I also love the 45 holder...should have saved mine. That store looks so cool...I wish they sold online.

Anonymous said...

Hi -
I have found your blog through Stacey Kingman and have to ask where or where did you find that house to do your project.

I live in Seattle, or otherwise I would be right there in that class.

If they are able to be purchased anywhere on the internet, I would so appreciate knowing where.

Your creativity is fabulous.

Carrie

Jill said...

Who'da thunk I would have been complementing someone on how PRETTY her storage was? Looks so nice!!!!!!!!!

Sonia said...

ahhh that tray is fabulous!! I would love to find one of those. i too have found lots of joy in organizing lately. Weird...cause I"m a pretty messy person.

StaceyKingman said...

I just love visiting your blog. It's so comfy.

Kimber McGray said...

gorgeous gorgeous stuff as always! love the way you organize/store product!

and i can't believe you posted my call! LOL.

love ya!

TracieClaiborne said...

Cool storage ideas!!

karen lopez said...

Very cool containers/storage ideas!! Love them!! How are you, Jennifer?? :)

J Lizzie said...

love those storage ideas! i can't wait to incorporate some of them into my stash!

abby (whitepaintandribbons from etsy!) said...

Oh how Fantastic! I *LOVE* the way you're storing your flowers and your buttons. I just bought an old curio shelfy thing kindof like the one you have your buttons in and i have it standing up, holding my vintage thread. I just mentioned how I was trying to get away from plastic storage - small world, huh?