Some new layouts with SWR and the cupboard in use

I haven't posted much about this but I've been on the Scrap Within Reach design team for a few months now and just LOVE working with their papers. I love their girly papers, of course (who doesn't??) but I have to say - they have got to be one of the leaders out there with really nice boyish paper too.

Future Football Superstars
(my boys in their uniforms last summer)
all product: Scrap Within Reach

House of Boys
(my 4 nephews)
all product: Scrap Within Reach except Chipboard Cogs: Clear Scraps

Happiness is...
(a photo of my kids in our neighbour's pool a couple of years ago)
all product Scrap Within Reach except chipboard: Maya Road & misc. glass pebbles

and lastly, thanks to all of you who weighed in on how to arrange my new cupboard pieces. For now, I've gone with the original arrangement....vertical paper, one on top of the other. Hopefully the red Coke Crates are a temporary solution to these wide, short spaces. I'd love to find some nice bamboo or wicker baskets that will fit in here but we'll see how that goes. And, as soon as my DH finds our Router/wireless passwords...the top of this cupboard will be a new home for my Epson Artisan 810 printer which I'm loving more and more with each project I do!

OK, one more thing.
The MCC store I shop at occasionally has buttons in large jars. I guess, in the back where they sort clothing to see if it's sell-able or not, they often have to throw things out but they cut off the buttons first and then sell them in large jars. Of course, when I need them for a project, they're are never any this week, even though I'm not desperate for buttons right now, I bought 5 jars of buttons (50 cents - a dollar/jar). When I got them home, I started in on a very labour-intensive job of sorting them by colour. I'm LOVING how they look in little jars but realizing this is a very large job that may require enlisting my soon-to-be-out-of-school children for. This is the start of the sorting process:...and this is the cookie sheet still full of all the ones left to be sorted.
I've found a few really nice treasures in here - some gorgeous glass buttons and a few shell buttons, a couple of wooden buttons with carvings on them and all kinds of cool metal buttons.


Lydia said...

Nice buttons LOL I am a button lover too!! abd great summer time layout!!