Saturday, December 29, 2012

Desktop Calendar/Card Storage

This is a card storage that I made.  The top of the box has a 12 month calendar that and easily be changed for the next year.  The pages and the journaling spot and pages remain the same.  The paper is by Graphic 45, the line is called Le'Romantique.  I used 2 different papers from that line called: Le'Romantique and Loves Labyrinth.  This item can be purchased at my etsy shop -


Friday, December 21, 2012

Completed Monthly Bill Organizer

I completed the bill organizer and wanted to share it with you.  The paper that I used is bu GCD Studios called Sonate Paris Nights Collection, and Black cardstock from Recollections.  The knobs are from Tim Holtz idea-ology called Curio Knobs.  The embellishments on the front cover is diecuts make of chipboard using the Tim Holtz Alterations die called Gadget Gears umbossed with clear UTEE, Black and Hematite Peridot embossing powders.  The facing on the drawer front is made using the Spellbinders Nestabilities die called Labels Six.  The completed item can be purchased at my etsy shop -


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Making the Monthly Bill Organizer Part #3

This is the final part in the making of the organizer.  In the video I show how to make the stand, files, tabs and how I decorated the paper clips.  I hope that you found the videos helpful.


Monday, December 17, 2012

2012 Graduation from YSU

This is not a crafting post but a very proud mom post.  Our oldest son graduated with his BSAS in Computer Information System from Youngstown State University on Sunday.  We are so very very proud of him.  Now I have one more to go.  I remember my little baby in the hospital when he was born now he is a man.  I hope he looks back on these times as some of the best.  Now that all this is over for now I will be completing Part #3 of the Bill Organizer.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Making the Monthly Bill Organizer Part #1

This is the first of three parts in the making of the Monthly Bill Organizer.  This video shows how I made the bottom box for the drawer.  You can see in the previous post the cutting measurements and supplies.
*Sorry but don't apply the decotative paper to the back of the box until after completing part #3.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Supply List & Cutting Guide: Making the Monthly Bill Organizer

These are the supplies needed and the cutting measurements  (so far) for the Monthly Bill Organizer.  As I continue to make it I will add the other supplies.

      Dividers:   6 - 6x9
      Box:  2 - 2 1/4x6 1/2
               2 - 6 1/2x9 3/4
               1 - 2 1/4x9 3/4
      Stand:  2 - 3x9
      Drawer:  2- 2x9 1/2
                    2 - 2x6 1/4
                    1 - 6 1/4x9 1/2
                    1 - 2 3/8x10

     * Cut all strips 1 1/2 and score at 3/4
     Box:  2 - 9 3/4
              4 - 8
              4 - 2 1/4
              2 - 9 3/4
     Drawer;  4 - 9 1/2
                    2 - 8
                    4 - 3
                    2 - 6 1/4
    Stand: 2 - 9
              2 - 6
              *1- 2x9 (score at 3/4)

    Files: 6 - 8 1/2x 11
             6 - 2x9
    Stand: 2 - 2 3/4x8 3/4

Decorative Paper:
     Box:  2 - 6 1/4x9 1/2
              2 - 2x6 1/4
              1 - 2x9 1/2
     Drawer: 1 - 3 1/2x 12

      4 - 1 1/2" Wooden Ball Knobs (Darice)
      2 - Curio Knobs (Tim Holtz idea-ology)
      1 - Tyvek Envelope


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Helpful Hints #7

Wanted to share with you a few more helpful hints that I came up with and found very useful.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monthly Bills Organizer

I made this on the order of my Rolodex Mini Album.  I wanted somewhere other than a file filder to store my bills in and thought a larger version of the Rolodex Mini Album would work, and it did.  After I made it I thought that it would also work great for the cards that I want to send out.  I added the drawer to hold the things that I need for paying my bills and mailing out cards.  I'm also going to add a book of stamps for mailing things out.  I'm happy with how it turned out.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Toilet Paper Roll Gift Card/Money Holder

I woke up this morning with this idea on my mind, so after I fed the animals I gave it a try and this is what I came up with.  These are toilet paper rolls that are flattened, painted the edges then decorated with paper, stickers and die cuts.  Add a pull out tag and there you have it, a gift card or money holder.  These would also make great holders for birthdays or graduation gifts.

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