Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

Wow, this was so cool to watch tonight. It even inspired me to use a tripod with the camera for the first time. What a difference! Why haven't I done this sooner? Anyway, here are a few pictures. They were taken with a Fuji FinePix S9100 on night setting.







The first picture was taken at 10.7 x optical zoom, the second and third pictures were taken at 10.7 x optical zoom plus 2 x digital zoom. The third picture was also cropped in Photoshop Elements.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Let's get organized!

Finding storage solutions for scrapbook products can be challenging. Especially since everyone has different size spaces and different ways of scrapping. I am lucky enough to have a room in the basement that I can devote to crafts. Which is great, since I am the type of scrapper who needs to see things to use them. Here are some of my favourite ways of storing scrapping supplies.

Ribbon Storage I love these square glass jars I found at Dollarama. They are perfect for storing loose ribbon.


Button Storage These flip top jars are perfect for storing button collections, like these from Basic Grey.


Small Embellie Storage I store all my other buttons (as well as brads, eyelets and photo turns) by colour in this 60 drawer parts cabinet from Canadian Tire.


Alphas and More I built my own version of a Clip It Up and have all my alpha stickers, Plain Jane chipboard, Queen and Co Felt and other small packages hung up on it. I have almost 100 clips on it already and there is still room for more.


Paint Storage I asked my husband Michael to buils this storage rack for my paints. It's very basic, but it lets me see instantly what I have and I don't have to pull 10 bottles out of a drawer to find the colour I'm looking for.