Good Evening All!
I hope you have had a good day!
I just wanted to take a sec and say thanks to everyone who has been stopping by to visit my blog, those who are followers and to everyone who has ever left a comment! You guys make my day! And just so you know, I read EVERY comment you leave and try to respond when you have questions.
Which leads me to today's post. Jennifer left a very sweet comment on my "With God All Things Are Possible" post (you can see this post HERE). She also had a couple of questions for me. Jennifer wanted to know how I covered my chipboard album with paper (you can see the album HERE).
It's really very easy....just trace the outline of your chipboard onto the back of your paper, cut it out and adhere with some really good glue. I like to use Zip Dry Paper Glue. It dries fast, but not so fast that you can't move your paper around while you line things up. I usually have a bit of paper here and there that overhangs the edges of my chipboard. To smooth out all the edges, I use my little paper-sander and just sort of buff the edges. Final step...I ink up the edges like crazy until everything sort of blends together!
Jennifer also asked about my fabulous crafting island. This island is amazing and I can't tell you how much I love it! Let me give you a peek.....
Isn't it beautiful?
A wonderfully talented friend/wood-worker/cabinet builder/firefighter custom built this for me!
His name is Mark Wells and he is awesome. Mark listened to everything little detail I told him I would like for my island, told me what would work and what would not....and....ta da! Mark lives in the same area as I do here in LA (lower Alabama). You can find Mark on Facebook HERE or you can send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll get you in touch with him.
One of my biggest requests was shelves on each end to house my ever increasing cartridge collection.
I love having all my cartridges together in alphabetical order so I know exactly where to look when I need one. These shelves are on each end of the island. (The other side isn't full....yet).
There are 2 cabinet doors on each side of the island and each cabinet has 2 pull out shelves.
These are awesome! This cabinet holds my nestabilities and the bottom shelf is where I keep layouts that I am still working on or just haven't put into an album. I love this because I don't have to worry about pages getting bent or messed up if I'm not ready to add them to an album.
In the center of the island, I had Mark put 2 open shelves, these go all the way from one side of the island to the other. I have baskets for all my paper scraps. Each basket has a label...so when I need a tiny piece of pink paper to finish that cute little flower, I know just where to look. I don't know if you can see it or not, but look above the top, right hand basket, just under the middle drawer. Mark installed a power strip with 4 or 5 plugs so when I need a glue gun or heat gun I can just plug 'er in and let 'er rip!
My Imagine, my paper cutter and my rarely used sewing machine live on this table.