Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Copic - Kraft Parmesan Container Storage Tower!

As you know, in a previous post I won the huge black Copic marker travel bag at the 10 second Marathon Run at Absolutely Everything, Topsfield, MA last summer and ever since,  that is where my Copic pens have been stored.

  Last night, I was coloring an image and was reaching for a color and the individual mesh basket inside this huge box spilled over---blah, blah, blah...<swear word here> ha-ha

After regrouping my mess, I was looking around my studio thinking... how can I store these on my desk so I can see each color in their proper color family without dumping them out onto my work station...
Kraft Parmesan containers - glued together with hot glue!  BINGO!  I glued two together and the hot glue did not distort their form and supported the weight of the markers...itsa go!

Now, we are not of Italian decent, but I guess big parm-pasta consumers and I have made it a habit of upcycling these wonderful clear plastic containers in my craft room.  I have used them for buttons, doodads, giving a jar of Cricut pre- cut die leaves to my secret sisters and and now my Copic's!
My Copic's have a brilliant new home, lying securely at a 45 degree angle, on my desk in clear sight! I need to invest in some re-inker's to put my entire stash up there...and as my collection grows-I'll yank out the glue gun and add another container to the stack!  Brilliant!

Question...Any ideas what to do with the Parmesan caps? I suppose I could use them for glitter or embossing powders--but the horror of the cap not being closed properly could really make my head spin! 

*Note: Dishwashers melt the plastic-hand washing a must!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Since I have to multi-task while chatting on the phone (one can only play so much "Mahjong Titans" w/o going cross-eyed)...I grab a 12x12 stack/ pad of decorative papers and get crackin' on assembling envelopes!  So far these envies have journeyed to the UK, Germany, FL, Chicago and AZ without fail!  This "Lick & Stick" glue works beautifully-even with my full-figured  6x6 cards!  I am saving myself bundles on envies!  A big round of applause to 
 We R MemoryKeepers!!!

This spring I worked for Absolutely Everything ,Topsfield, MA for a short stint--actually 18.5 days and really enjoyed myself.  One of the best perks was given the opportunity to 'create from scratch'-Kate Farricker, owner of AE, let me run with the ball on some new images. This image is from IO Stamps (Impression Obsession-Mermaid). She is holding something else-but I could not help myself to use a use something "real" as her focal point--Yes, I always think about what the image is doing!  I am pretty sure that sand is from Anna Maria Island, FL.

Paper Smooches "I love Shoes"

"Tracie's Specks-tacular Cabana"

Tracie, from our SCS swap gave us the challenge of working with this digital image; Sunbathing Beauty by Dearie Dolls-she was originally lying down on a beach blanket--but I sent her to work in her beach cabana instead!