Daily Archives: October 24, 2012

Moxie Fab World Journaling Tag Challenge


Moxie Fab World has a Journaling tag challenge up today. Create a paper crafted item that uses a journaling tag in an innovative way.

I’m not sure that this counts as innovative but here’s my submission –

Chevron and polka dot papers are Making Memories Boho Chic Olivia. Tag is combination scrap black cardstock and Wausau Fleck. Journal lines are from the Autumn Leaves Stitched Journaling Panels and the sentiment is from the TPC Studios Hugs and Kisses set. Brads are Recollections, washers are Wausau Fleck. Organza Ribbon.

(This also counts toward my Kara uses a 6×6 pack of paper to make cards. Here’s the first post in this series,  the second, the third, the fourth and the fifth. This card puts me at 32.)

OWH Reverse Iris Tutorial


Operation Write Home put up a new tutorial yesterday – Reverse Iris Folding.

I decided to try with some paper that I have that I’m not super fond of – the colors are fun, but the patterns leave a bit to be desired. I like that you use fairly big pieces of paper for this so it’s a good way to “get rid of” stuff you don’t see yourself using otherwise.

The paper is all from a stack that was purchased coverless at a thrift so I’m not sure who made it. Sentiment is Hero Arts Happy Birthday OWH set, cupcake is popped on with dimensional foam and is from the TPC Studio Cupcakes set. Colored with Spectrum Noir EB1 and Stampin Up Pencils.

The colorway is very sweet – vanilla, chocolate, raspberry and butterscotch. Perfect for a birthday greeting.

Creative Reuse of a CD Holder for Marker Storage


Since I’ve learned about Operation Write Home, I’ve also discovered the joy that are alcohol based markers. Copics are the big, well know ones. They’re also, imho, insanely overpriced for someone who is just using them for making a card or two.

Spectrum Noir are an affordable alternative. Most craft stores sell the twelve packs of six markers that make up the basic set for $12-$15 a pack. I’m a thrifty girl and never like paying retail. I’ve purchased eleven of these sets so far using coupons, paying about $8 per pack. I’d had them in a carousel holder but then learned that they should be stored horizontally. A display rack is made for them but, again, I’m not paying that much to hold some markers.

I’m a thrift shop afficianado so started looking around at one yesterday, trying to see what I could use instead. I had a VOILA moment. I found a sturdy CD holder and a pack of thin CD cases.

I can fit 7 markers per “shelf” and there are 18 shelves. That’s 126 markers in one holder and I can get a second to stack on top if need be. I spent about $4 for this set up. Quite pleased with it. 🙂