Sunday, May 30, 2010

Welcome to Little D's Place!

Finally and after quite some time - I have pictures to post of my craft space - AKA converted attic!

So welcome to Little D Creations.  This is my main space that has everything in arms reach - well in my case maybe two arms length!  All of the white furniture you see and the small silver file cabinet are all my ikea purchases - which have definitely made my space comfortable and easy to create in!

The wooden desk that holds my Scor-Pal, Cutter and Cuttlebug is a drafting table that used to belong to my late father-in-law who was also very creative.  He was a painter and I'm quite honored to have this as part of my creative space.  I originally was going to use this as my main desk area - as you can adjust the angle of the table which I thought would be great.  However - after using it a couple of times  it felt a bit awkward and wasn't 100% solid which made stamping images a bit of challenge.  However it's new purpose is absolutely perfect - and works great as a 2nd dairy work space for when I have the girls over!

This is to the side of my main work space.  This is where I store my cards I've made plus other storage.  Again an Ikea product and this is also the only space in my room where the wall is completely straight!  You can see how the walls angle up to the roof.  And it's quite a sharp angle - so much several people have bonked their head coming into and out of the room - Sorry again, Allison!!

My stamp storage.  I actually started to get quite organized and placed all my stamps in CD cases and have catelouged most of them in the white binder between the shelves.  This definitely has made finding images must easier!

My main work desk with my special edition Cricket Expressions machine - which I'm still loving!!

And finally my connection to the blogging world!  My Mac which is all better and making my life enjoyable again!  This rolls perfectly under the desk so when I don't need it - it's not in my way - but it's always just a roll away when I need to do some searching on the net!

And I'm a huge Pooh fan - if you haven't already picked that up from my blog page!  There are over 80 Pooh's in this corner plus a few other special stuffed animals.  And yes - that little hole in the floor is the main access to Little D's!  You can see how much the walls are slanted in this picture and the reason for the several bonkings!!

So this is Little D's!  I'm very happy with how this turned out and even tried a few different locations within the room to see where the best mojo was felt and have been absolutely delighted with how this has turned out!  It was fun knowing that when the house was done I would have an amazing crafting area - but I could never have dreamed that it would turn out as good as it has!  My wish is that all crafters out there get their own space to call their own as it makes crafting much more personal and enjoyable!

And now onto my latest project.  This is the banner that I have done up for my niece's 4th Birthday coming up in a couple of weeks.  I unfortunately won't be able to attend the party as we are in Vegas on that weekend - but I've been very happy to create this for her.  She is having a Fairy themed party and with the help of my cricket was able to do this up.

All of the smaller fairies that are sitting on the paper are all likenesses of the kids who are going to be at the party.  I had my sister tell me the hair color and eye color of each child and colored each fairy accordingly.  This makes it a bit more personal for the kids and my sister will use these for the goodiebag tags.  Here is Machayla's:

So all in all it's been a fairly productive couple of weeks getting my room finished and getting the banner and Fairy cards done for my niece.

I still have a few projects to do - Tracy's Christmas Challenge (which I think might be late again!!) and another little project for my team leader's granddaughter!

But in the meantime - thanks for stoppin' by!

Little D

Monday, May 24, 2010

Back To Normal?

Okay, so I think things are starting to get back to normal!  My Mac finally crapped out and ended up having a complete hard drive crash.  So finally got the hard drive replaced and seems things to be running smoothly!  Other than I'm having issues printing to my printer in my craft room so I'm currently working on that!!

I know it's been quite a while since my last posting and and even longer time since I've posted some cards!  Well today I'm going to rectify that!  In one of my older posts I was talking about a card I needed to make for my boss who turned 50.  Here is that card!  Again had fun using my Cricket!

And another card that I had to make was for my mom's cousin.  They are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary this year - can you imagine?  To put it in perspective - my mom was their flower girl!! She was 4!  That is pretty amazing!  The fact that they haven't killed each other after all that time!! ;)

Here is the card I made for them:

The designer paper I used is  I love this!  And the stamp set is a new set I bought at Michaels as I don't have much in the way of wedding/anniversary stamps.  

And finally - almost 2 months late - but finally got Tracy's Christmas Challenge done from last month where the main image had to be DP.  I am working this months and do want to get this done in time - but  at least I'm still getting them done - even if they are late!!

Here are the  5 cards!  I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch and quite like how they turned out.  Not your normal Christmas colors - but I think it works!

Anyhow, it was great to be able to post some pictures and I should have a few more projects up and coming - another wedding - another Christmas Challenge and my neice who turns 4 this year is having a Fairy Themed birthday so I'll be working a few projects for that!

AND I believe I finally have my craft room complete and set up!  Did another Ikea run and got the final pieces I wanted.  I'll get some pictures posted soon!

It feels good to be back to "Normal"!

Thanks for Stoppin' By!

Little D

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Home again, home again

Well we are on our way back home from Vegas just hanging out at the airport. And alas no camera kits available for the iPad. We will just have to wait and get them at the end of may when they are available in Canada! So in the meantime I will have to see if I can figure out how to download my pics through iTunes. Wish me luck!

The weather was amazing and we had a lot of fun! On Friday night we were at the Voodoo long on the top of the Rio and it was a beautiful night with absolutely no wind. The shopping was great as always-again over our limit of what we were allowed.

Anyhow back to reality and hopefully warmer weather!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Little D

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Off again

Well another quick post. We're off again to Las Vegas this time. A bunch of my hubbies friends and including my hubby turn 40 this year so there is about 30 of us going for the weekend. And of course it is one of our favorite places to go!

Things have been pretty hectic since we've been back so much so that I didn't even get a chance to tracy's Christmas challenge this month. I'll still do them as I always need to do my Christmas cards and I love doing these types of cards.

And I'm hoping in vegas we'll be able to pick up the camera attachment for the iPad to make it easier to get the pics on so that is the goal this weekend so that I can get some pics on this blog.

Thanks for stoppin' by

Little D.