Here’s the results of my Sunday afternoon/evening craft session on this Kathy Orta Files (Paper Phenomenon) Hidden Treasures Trunk project.  I did not work on it Saturday as I originally planned, but I did get a lot done on it!  All four sides of the trunk are completed except for a few hinges that I need to stain and let dry to attach them to the left side.  Tonight I hope to start work on the {gasp} curved lid section that is made out of CHIPBOARD!!
Oh, and as promised…the paper collection on this trunk is the Tim Holtz Paper Stash pad–“Wallflower.”  It is super, super gorgeous and I’m so glad this is what Kathy picked out and put in our kits for this project.

This is a quick post today to just keep me accountable on my progress for this project.  Once the trunk is finished, I’ll start working on the mini album that will be stored inside the trunk!

Tomorrow is April 1st!  I’ll try to post a photo of my April Calendar Stand page.  Have a great day!

Isn’t there a quote about “the best laid plans…” or something like that?  Anyway, on Friday my plans were to lock myself in my crafty room Saturday and Sunday and work on my current Kathy Orta Files (Paper Phenomenon) project.  Yea, well…that didn’t happen.  The weather was way too nice for that!  Plus hubby wanted to drive to a couple of other towns in search of things he needed for work so I went along for a little road trip.  We went to Fort Worth first, which for those of us who live in Weatherford probably doesn’t count for a road trip at all but then we headed south on 287 to Mansfield, Midlothian and then Waxahachie. Let me back up a bit to Friday night.  As I was working on that trunk project I ran out of 3/8″ Scoretape. Gasp!  I was down to my last two rolls of the 1/4″ stuff and figured I could keep working on the project though it would certainly take me longer to pull off the extra backing paper, but oh well.  And then Saturday morning when hubby wanted to drive away to various places I figured it might be a chance for me to find Scoretape in the size I needed and I did!  In Waxahachie we stopped by The Crafty Scrapper and I got 4 rolls of the stuff. Hopefully that will get me through the trunk assembly.  And while I was there I got some “junk findings” by Prima and some Prima flowers.  I love the Prima line of product but my LSS doesn’t carry it, so finding it along with the Scoretape was a bonus for me.  
Anyway, that’s not really what this post is about except that by the time we got home Saturday afternoon late (and we did have lunch in Mansfield and then dinner in Weatherford) I decided to finish up some of my Journal 52 pages and get caught up with the challenge.  I was TWO weeks behind and a new prompt came out Saturday morning!  The first photo shows the one for the prompt “Stars.”  I love the song “Fly Me To The Moon” so I used part of the lyrics for my page.  I love how the moon and stars turned out! I used stencils and Gelato crayons to get that look.  The rocket is clipart I collaged on to the page.
The next prompt was “A Day in the Life of Me” so I found a cartoon likeness on the internet and collaged the image on to my page and wrote out things around me that I do in a day.  The background color is done with Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads.
And lastly, the newest prompt: “How Does Your Garden Grow?” I drew flowers and colored them and the space around them with Gelato Big Brush Markers.  I wrote out the quote by Anais Nim and then cut the works out and collaged them on to the page.  I love how the page turned out.  AND I’m happy to say that I’m all caught up with Journal 52!!  Until next Saturday.

And now, this afternoon I’m locking myself in my crafty room.  Really. I am.  And I’m going to get busy, busy on that trunk project!
Have an awesome day!!

Just a quick post on this cloudy, sort of rainy,  Friday afternoon….this is where I’m at on my Kathy Orta Files (Paper Phenomenon) Trunk (Everyday Kit Club) project. My time in the craft room has been limited this week due to work, life, a major inspection in the office yesterday, etc.  so I don’t have as much done on this as I’d like.  Plus I have made some mistakes (correctable I think) on the sides that I will be re-doing tonight but this part that I’m showing is done!  That’s a drawer on the bottom with a frame on the top. The paper with the pretty flowers and the bird are attached to the box but you can slide a photo in, if you wish, down into the frame.  This whole section will be covered with a drop down “door” or side panel of the trunk and will be hidden.  So,  this is what you’ll see when you “open the trunk.”  I can’t wait to get more done to share it with you.  And I so love this Tim Holtz paper pad.  I’m downstairs as I type this or I would share the name of the paper with you.  I promise, though, to post the name in a future trunk post.

I’m hoping for a lot of time this weekend to work on this.  I think I will lock myself into the crafty room and only come out for food, drink and to potty.  Well, and to sleep. Ha, ha.

Have a fabulous weekend and perhaps I’ll have more photos of this to post on Sunday afternoon or Monday.

As I snapped this photo this morning to document my progress on my current project, it occurred to me that I should share it on my blog for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday!  I have not shared on Wednesday in quite sometime and think I need to get back into the groove of sharing each week.  What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday is a wonderful group of crafters who share each Wednesday by linking their blog post to Julia’s blog post on the Stamping Ground.

A bit about what’s going on here on my desk.  On Sunday I started working on the February Everyday Kit Club project from Kathy Orta Files of Paper Phenomenon.  This is the Hidden Treasures Trunk and it will have a mini album.  So far, I just have the base assembled and one drawer done.  There will be a trunk type lid on the top and the drawer you see will be covered with a trunk panel so that this drawer is the hidden part.  I have done several of Kathy Orta Files’ project but this is the first time I have joined her quarterly Kit Club.  I have a kit that I haven’t started on from January and one that will be coming in soon for March that I’m really excited about!  It’s a dollhouse and mini album.  I’ve seen Kathy’s finished one and it is adorable!

Anyway, my desk this morning is fairly clean.  Just a few of the tools lying about that I used last night and the chipboard that I’ve cut for the lid.  It’s a semi rainy day here–cloudy with light rain showers off and on.  If I can finish up a few things here in the office I may sneak upstairs this afternoon to work a bit more on this trunk.  Can’t wait to start covering it with the beautiful Tim Holtz papers that came with the kit!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Hello and Happy Monday!  Great news! My main computer is back home and all fixed up! Seems it had a couple of corrupted Windows files. No virus or such.  It’s working fabulous again!

Today we have a new sketch for you and challenge over on Seems a Little Sketchy!  The sponsor this time around is Aurora Wings!  I selected “Forget Me Not” as my image.  I had so much fun coloring her with my Copic Markers!  The colors I used are shown below.

Here’s Sketch #61 that I followed and it’s the sketch for our two week challenge. It’s a fabulous sketch and I loved how my card turned out!

Here are a few additional details on what I used to create this card…

  • Papers – Authentique 6×6 pad, “Carefree”
  • Forget Me Not Digi Image from Aurora Wings
  • Copic Markers
  • Purple Hug Snug Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Petaloo Flowers {Floral Embellishments Pack}
  • Acrylic Sentiment Stamp from Papertrey Inks Signature Greeting II set
  • Prima Teak Wall Brown Chalk Ink
  • Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Punch
  • Stampin’ Up! Piercing Template
  • Piercer & Mat
Now to entice you to make a card using this sketch and to link it to the Seems a Little Sketchy challenge–the PRIZE to one random participant will be a $15 Gift Voucher from Aurora Wings!  That is awesome!! I hope one of you will take on this challenge AND win this fabulous prize!
Have a great week!!