Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Busy Creating Again!

That's what Linda's doing again tonight, making a card and gift for a teacher and a card for the music teacher too.  Last night it was creating a bracelet for a mini jewellery class we had today, I'll show you that later, it was gorgeous and the three ladies that made it were so pleased with the results too.
I can't show you the cards being made tonight just yet, but thought you may like to see the ones Linda made for the dance teachers....drop down gorgeous they were too.  Inspired by the girls dance costumes, this is what Linda came up with.

Emily in Swan Lake. Doesn't this card show the costume beautifully and wouldn't it make a lovely wedding or sympathy card

Rachel in her ballet Czardas.  This card is taken from one  that we created in a Thursday night Technique class and beautifully reflects the elegance of Rachel's costume.  A lovely birthday or anniversary card.

Emily in her Hip-Hop Dance Pata Pata.  Isn't that the most fun costume, so much nicer in my opinion than the slouchy style of dress you often see for hip-hop.  And look at that card, wouldn't that make a great birthday card for a young person.....fun fun colours.


Rachel in her Jellicle Cats Acro costume.  This was a cute costume with all the cats a little different.  Linda and Rachel added whiskers to her nose after this photo was taken.  How about the card, can you see the likeness?  Great circle card with the fun elements of the googly eyes and whiskery nose, surely a child would be thrilled to receive this for a birthday.


And finally we have Rachel in her Senior Competition Tap Dance Queen.  What you don't see here, is that they begin their dance with blue jeans and the top on.  A few moments into the dance they disappear off stage and re-appear seconds later with their jeans off and the skirts on (that was a challenge for all the dancers), hence the blue jean Authentique paper on the card.  Wouldn't a teenager enjoy this card for their birthday.

So are you inspired when  you see these drop down gorgeous cards that Linda created to thank the girls dance teachers Miss Meagan and Miss Tammy.  We were priviledged to watch the dance recital on Father's Day sunday at the Rene Caisse Theatre.  What a truly professional performance The Dance Connection puts on.  With five shows to accomodate all the people that wanted to see the students performing, you know that it must be exhausting, and yet Miss Meagan and Miss Tammy are there through it all smiling, encouraging everyone.  Amazing role models for these students young and older.

And now we have another Guest Blogger.
This time it's Bev and she's participated before in our blog challenge cards and has come up to the plate again with some more organisational tips.  Here's what Bev has to offer all of us.

What great ideas Di.   Thanks for the tips.  I love the spice rack idea, as a matter of fact I have one in the attic that I will dig out as soon as I finish this blog addition.  
We don't often take the time to really look at something and say, "now that could be used for....."
I came across an old beat up 2 drawer filing cabinet, spray painted it black, bought a few hanging files and stored my 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock in it.  I keep smaller cut pieces in front of the file with corresponding colours.
A dear friend gave me her, no longer used, CD rack.  It's great for holding embossing folders.  You know those old CD's you never listen to any more, throw them out and use the empty CD case covers for storing your die cuts, they fit perfectly.
This tip isn't free, but close to it....buy little containers from the dollar store and keep all those odd ball things handy such as glue, spritzers, scissors etc..
Save empty plastic spinach and fruit containers for all those little pieces of ribbon that just might come in handy some day.
Empty cookie tins (of course they're empty because you ate all the cookies), can be used for stamped shapes, pieces of card stock cut outs, etc. 
Small spice jars are great for brads, tiny embellishments, flower petals and so on. 
Join in ladies and with all these money saving tips we will soon be able to take that vacation to our dream paradise!
Thank you so much for your ideas and great blog contribution Bev.  I know I've used some of your ideas myself, like the dollar store containers for my smaller pieces of cardstock when re-doing my craft room.  Look back on the blog (you'll have to scroll down as it's near the bottom of the page) to see that photo. 
Now how about it ladies, you have two challenges here from Di and Bev.  Lets have some fun inspiring and challenging one another.  What do you have to share
Perhaps like me you've recently revamped your crafting area and would like to show us what you've achieved. 
Maybe like Linda you've been busily creating some cards for outstanding people in your life and you can inspire us through your creativity.
How about Nancy who created a really special album for someone that you'd like to share with others.   Just email your ideas to the store linda@scrapbookingncrafts.com  and once we've taken a look, I'll be happy to blog them for you.

Well though this may have been a long post, I hope that you have gained some inspiration from it.  Don't forget that you can keep up by email when something new gets posted to the blog.  Just look down the right sidebar where it says keep up by email (near Rachel's ballet photo) and enter your email address and you will receive an email each time a new post happens.

Until later... Happy Crafting



  1. Bev's use of CD rack reminded me of something I read - using cassette tape racks for storage of promarkers, they slot into the grooves and you can keep them in the hue/colours and easy to find. (i'm forever rummaging in the bottom of the tool box for the exact colour I need) I've just got to find a cassette rack and I'll be sorted!
    (I assume Canada have promarkers?)

  2. In Canada we have Spectrum Noir and Copic markers that are both alcohol based like the Pro markers. Great idea to store them in the CD rack, hope you can find a rack in a car boot (garage) sale.