Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Back in NJ after my visit to TX, so what card do I work on next? Why, one with a Texas theme, of course! Lol. I actually just got this cute Greeting Farm image (Wild West Anya) from when I sent off for their new Copic swatch book. I don't have that many Copic markers but I figure it'll help me organize them.

On my desk:

DCWV Blue Jean stack, a great pad for a western theme. I was able to pull out red, blue and white jeans images, plus there was a page of smaller designs that I used for paper piecing her outfit. You can see the cut outs of her clothing, hat and boots on my desk. Let me say right here that I have a long way to go in coloring with Copics! ( I subscribe to a newsletter from a website called I Like Markers that gives tips on using Copics but I don't think I've gotten the hair tip down yet. Hee hee. I think it's also a matter of not having an arsenal of matching shades. I'll just imagine my Anya is a free spirit that likes blonde hair with brown streaks. Lol.)

You can see that I like to use mini glue dots from the long curling strip on the desk. I don't like leaving the gluing to the tape runner alone. I've seen cards come apart so I reinforce with the glue dots. I guess I like scissors cuz I have two on my space---well, one for large cuts and one for trimming. I pulled out several border punches cuz that was the one main element asked for in SC293, the Splitcoast Stampers Challenge that I used for the structure of my card.

This has nothing to do with my card, but the black ribbon sitting on my desk is the subject of today's frugal tip. Frugal tip #28: make your own crinkly ribbon. I bought a handful of this seam binding(?) from a vendor at the CKC I went to last month and she gave me the recipe for crinkling. She said to take one strand and wet it completely. Then scrunch it to remove as much water as possible. Keep it scrunched, put it in a plastic baggie and leave it for a couple of hours. Then remove it, leave it scrunched and let it dry. Once dry it will be nice and crinkly. Adds a great texture on your work. Try it. Oh, and that cute little bag that holds the ribbon is made by a company called Your Pictured Memor-EZ. TFL!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)


Sue said...

Hi Ya
lovely creative desk, gorgeous card, fab ribbon storage, thanks for the ribbon tip,,have great day, happy WOYWW,sue,x

Candace said...

Wow, love your card

Thanks for the snoop on your super crafty desk

hugs Candace

Helen said...

Love the desk, and your ribbon storage is a great idea!

joey said...

Hi Cindy

fabulous desk love the paper stack, great card


judie said...

great desk, love the storage for the ribbons

judie xx

Cheryl said...

oh great desk just love the card,and ribbons,you have stored hugs cheryl xxxx

Wipso said...

What a fab desk to snoop round. Thanks for the tip with the crinkly ribbon.
A x

Lou and Mel said...

That's what I'm supposed to do with ribbon!

Victoria said...

like the ribbon bag need something like that myself. those papers are new to me too x

Nancy said...

great scrapping desk and I love the cute card you made


JoZart said...

That is one lovely interesting crafty space. Thanks for the snoopand must say I love the earlier posts, gorgeous cards.

Carola Bartz said...

Love your idea of the crinkly ribbon.

Sarpreet said...

these are beautiful, sorry for the late visit - Happy WOYWW! Thank you for visiting my blog.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Welcome home belatedly. Love the Texas card and spotted the ribbon before you mentioned it. Great idea and I will try it. BTW, I hope that ribbon holder works. It looks like it would make a mess to me. Happy belated WOYWW.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

What a fab busy desk, thanks for the snoop. Love all your projects.

Happy Creating.....sorry i'm a little late!