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Prima Doll Challenge

Howdy folks! Its a cold, wet, snowy and sleet day for us out here in Texas so staying indoors works well for me even if I do have to work :)

I am sure many of you have played with the Julie Nutting Prima Dolls and most likely have already started your collection.  I was only recently introduced to these stamps and then tried my hand at paper-piecing...fell in love with it! I decided to ask my Design Team to participate in a Prima Doll challenge just so I could see what others are doing and to share this new found love of mine with them.

On Sunday, March 1st, I would like to invite everyone to click on the Bonus Challenge tab and see what the Design Team has created for you and then you get to vote for your favorite creation. Since I know it will be hard to select I am giving you an opportunity to vote twice but you'll have to visit twice (I think).

Once you vote make sure you leave a comment and add your name to the challenge using the Add A Link button.  Remember this is effective March 1st!

Additionally, our standard monthly challenge will be in effect as well and to keep it Easy Peasey our theme for March is "Anything Goes!"  

We hope you all will join us and play in both challenges

Having said all that I decided that I too would join in the
challenge and enter a few Prima Doll projects and
I am going to share one with you here.

I had the most fun creating this card! Thanks for stopping by and save the date...March 1st! for both challenges.

I used copics to color my doll and then proceeded to paper piece her dress.  Dies included the gate die from Spellbinders and the heart banner die from La La Land Crafts. On the inside I used more layers and a border punch from Martha Stewart to finish this card off. 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Paper Piecing/Paper Piercing (3/8)
Scrapper's Delight #41 - Anything Goes (3/3)
Penny's Paper Crafty #216 - Lots of Layers (3/3)
Crafting for All Season #96 - Dies or Punches (3/2)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #62 - Anything Goes "Paper Piecing" (3/3)

Hugs ~Lesia~
I appreciate any and all comments....I really do :)

Say it With Hearts

Hello All.  Hope we all ate chocolate, went on long needed dates, got lots of hugs and kisses and enjoyed creating memories to recall next year.  Hopefully there weren't to many scales being thrown threw windows...chocolate and other delicious sweets do seem to change the numbers on those things quite easily. :)

Once I was finished with the hugs and the kisses it was time for me to relax so between looking for missing items and moving items from one place to another I actually found a few minutes to sit down in my new craft-room and create something. Trying to get things back in order created confusion for my little old brain and old habits die hard. 

I found myself not knowing where I had stored items and of course they weren't where I was accustomed because I no longer had my storage units. But I am slowly getting things labeled and stabilized in their rightful place and trust having things labeled does make it easier to create.

So to keep from digressing let me move forward with sharing my card. My inspiration for this card comes from "Vicky of Sticky with Icky" and the image is one by Sylvia Zet named "Amy."

I used copics to color the image and I'm not real sure but I think my paper collection is from one of the Prima paper pads (maybe Tea Thyme or something like that) or I may have combined two collections to come up with this combination. I used pieces that were no longer tied to their original pad so I am guessing at this point. The lace I purchased from Hobby Lobby when they had their 50% off sale.

I used two images from the paper collection on the inside to add interest along with a scrap piece of the paper doily. I included a personal message space and turned it a bit to keep it fun.

Copics Used:
E13, E11, E21, E000, E00
E59, E57, E55, E53, E50
R85, R83, R81, RV10, RV000
E35, E33, E31
B97, B95, B93, B91 

I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges listed below:

Digi Galore Challenge - Anything Goes w/That Craft Place (2/27)
Gruffies & Guests - Anything Goes "Love All Around" (3/1)
Krafty Hands - Hearts and Flowers (2/27)
Aliciabel Challenge #4 - Anything Goes "Love is in the Air (2/27)
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge 107 - Valentine's Love (3/3)
Sister Act Challenge #94 - Anything Goes (2/25)
Dragon's Lair Design - Hearts and Flowers (3/1)

Thanks for stopping By
Hugs From Texas

Project Craft Room

Photo Heavy Post (viewer beware)!

Hi everyone, Lesia, here to invite everyone on a sneak peek at my craft room which I have finally started to bring together in the name of "organization".  Its not totally organized at the moment but its better than it was, and no, there aren't any before photos :(  (they would have been way to scary)

The goal was to get my items out of plastic containers that were stacked on the floor (very neatly) and to try and get everything into one room (I had to use part of my office as well as my craft room for storage).

I researched three possibilities to meet my storage needs. Ikea was a possibility but the closest one was a bit of a drive.  Next was the cubicle system offered by Hobby Lobby and Michael's. A great choice with the budget I had so it was definitely a possibility. My third option was the Elfa System from the Container Store. It was convenient but a bit higher than desired.

I decided to combine the Cubicle System and when The Container Store had their annual 30% off on both material and installation I could at least get this project underway. The trick would be to get the two products to blend well so I went with platinum/silver and white for my color combination hoping to eventually accent it with black or red.

Although this project is not yet complete I am pleased at how it has come together thus far.  Here are a few photos of the different areas, but remember its a project still in the making and I keep changing my mind, therefore I currently have no labeling on anything.  I will soon....well most likely this year :)

This is my work area (for crafting with grand-daughter). Here is where I sketch my designs/layouts as well as my coloring and pre-creating of my projects before I adhere them together. I keep my copics, Spectrum Noir, and Pro Markers here where I can reach them easily. On the shelves which are totally adjustable, I have my brads, trinkets, charms and other small embellishments. Additionally, in the decorative boxes I have bling, pearls, 3D Stickers and small wood stamps. The drawers on this unit are deep and can hold quite a bit so I've filled one drawer with lots of Petaloo and Prima Flowers. One of my favorite things about this system are the peg boards (ACC). No more searching for scissors or craft knives.  
On this wall I have a shelving unit that can grow to accommodate my Martha Stewart punches should I buy more. Next to it is a cubicle system that holds my 12"x12" paper and various 6"x6" paper pad collections. My spellbinders are currently stored in the three green containers beneath (I'm working on a better storage idea for these). The drawers on the wall are simply fabulous! I have dabbers, paints, inks, sponges and all sorts of small items neatly stored in these drawers.   The two peg boards are functional but I'm not sure if I'll keep them. On the top is where I keep my Big Shot, Scoring Board, or Envelope Maker just depending on what I'm working on. Beside the cubicles is where I stand and surf the internet (until I get a drafting chair), print out my digi stamps and store my embossing folders (which will soon have a drawer to call home). Until later I am using one of the shelves to hold my WOC flowers and my stickles which will end up in one of the wall unit drawers.
Another area is where I sometimes work when I need to stand. This unit is awesome with 12 drawers (S-M-L). I've filled one drawer with my supplies, another with Ribbon, one with Sizzix dies, and they were perfect to hold my border punches as well as my miscellaneous cling stamp collection.

In the corner is another cubicle system that is used for my 8.5"x11" card stock, a few 8"x 8" and 6"x 6" paper pads. In the drawers I keep my rubber cling stamps  by collection type on the left and on the right is all my loose lace (not spooled) to include any scrap pieces that are at least 4" long. This area also has my sewing embellishments like threads, zippers, patterns and etc. as well as an array of buttons both vintage and traditional stored in the drawers hanging on the wall.  On the door I keep my Fiskars Squeeze Punches.

I decided that I needed a space for using my Cricut and my sewing machine so I added this table and now I want another one to make it just a bit bigger (that will be a last minute decision). This will give two people ample room to craft together. I threw in a couple of padded folding chairs for those non-crafting visitors :) On the floor in the little rolling wagon are my Graphic 45 paper collections so they will need a home soon. And those curtains really have to be replaced and maybe the blinds as well.
Okay this the last area I want to share. This is my inking and embossing area. On the wall I keep mostly all my ink pads, embossing powders, and ink sprays. On the portable I have my everyday products that can be moved about the room and it has most of the things that every craft-er will use when creating. Again I have a container (red container on the floor) that has more of my embellishments so I need to see what I can negotiate to get that off the floor.

My other items such as wood stamps, mats and things such as that have been moved to the closet until I can decide how to accommodate them.  Maybe I'll add shelving to the this point I'm not sure but I am really pleased at how neat and calming my piece of serenity is for me. 

What do you think of this project? Leave your comments and if you have any ideas for me please let me know. I want to keep things off the floor and in its own space as much as possible. How do you store your wood mounted stamps and your spellbinders dies?

Any ideas will be appreciated.  Well thanks for stopping by and I hope you will visit again and often.

Hugs from Texas

Cupid is Smiling

FEBRUARY - is the month where women and men alike find courage to seek the one that adds a flutter in their tummy and makes their breathing rhythm increase.  This is the month when the color Red represents the color of our heart and not Santa's suit.

Anyway here at Mema's Crafts there is a challenge going on to celebrate 
Cupid's chance to spread love with his arrow, so don't forget to 
enter early for more chances to win.  
Just use the tab above to enter or click here to jump right to it. 

Here is one of my cards for the challenge using a Bugaboo image.  The DP is MME and the cardstock is Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin - Challenge "Love"
Digi Design - Include A Heart

Another project I created for the challenge is this simple treat box with 
matching note card that has a matching envelope. 
I filled one side of the box with Hershey kisses and then included the thank you note-card 
on the other side.  Perfect to give to someone for a caring act or something.

That's all I have for tonight...wishing everyone lots of hugs and kisses from family
and those we love for whatever reason.


Hugs From Texas

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