Digital Designers Blog

May 29th, 2009

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I’m really excited about a new digital designer’s blog that is part of Two Peas in a Bucket! Its basically a place that all the Two Peas designers can go to share info, sneak peaks, contests, challeneges, the works! I posted a little blurb about me (with the above photo) and there are some other introductions to designers as well as a give-away for one of Carina’s new kits!

Anyway, check it out if you have a minute!

Oh and to decorate my photo I used: Rhinestone Bling KitOrganic Grunge Masks,  The white grunge border is going to be released this week as part of Urban Chic Boutique , and the crocheted border will be released next week! Keep your eyes peeled on my store!

Closet Organization – Free Download

February 24th, 2009

Today I was feeling especially motivated to organize (one of my favorite thing to do). So I finally bit the bullet and got some great clear bins at Costco. Although I live in a small apartment in San Francisco, I have 2 really nice big closets. Since moving here they have become increasingly more frightening to open. So I took a little time this evening and I went through both of my closets and organized everything that I could into bins:

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The next step in my organization was to make some cute labels! My second favorite thing is to make cute labels! What a good day! So I designed these labels (Available for free download at the end of this post), printed and cut them out:

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Once they were all cut out, I ran them through my xyron 250 machine. If any of you don’t know what this is — its the most amazing invention to come to paper crafting. you basically slide your paper (or buttons or ribbon anything thin enough) through the front and turn the wheel, and it comes out the back A STICKER! I’m being completely serious here. You have to see it in person, but whatever you put in, comes out with the perfect amount of adhesive adhered to the back. Get one!

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Once the labels were all made into stickers, I just threw them up on the containers! 

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And some up-close shots:

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I am so so happy to have this done. The closets look amazing and with the labels, everything now has its own little home! Hopefully this will motivate you to do a little bit of spring cleaning and organizing. Be sure to download some labels so that you can keep all your stuff straight! I’d love to hear about your organization methods and be sure to leave a comment if you do download the labels. xoxo Jen Allyson

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Download  PDF Labels>> Label Page 1 & Label Page 2

Featured Blog: Balzer Designs

February 13th, 2009


bowThis week’s featured blog is an awesome handmade art site with really great tutorials. I know you all will love it. Balzer Designs, a blog authored by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, has a lot of great ideas, techniques and eye candy.  

Here are a few inspiring images of the great thing’s going on over there:

Really amazing paper-crafted flower

You have to see this tutorial -- I love the whole "diamond glaze" craze

What is better than dangly hearts?!

Julie’s projects are sure are beautiful to look at. I love her unique, slightly grungy style and all the inspiring ways that she uses paper crafting products.  Be sure to check it out and leave a comment letting her know you found her here.