New Desk Part 1

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I had this big idea for building a craft desk out of some panelled doors from my old house. I shared the idea with my friend Kim, who is much more capable of building things than I am, and she started to blow my mind with constructing legs and adding this and that. Then I called the glass shop to find out how much it would cost for a glass top. The price was around $80 bucks which wasn’t awful but I couldn’t justify $80 for something I was going to glue and paint on. So the idea fell flat until a picture came up on Pinterest for a door/desk that used cheap bookcases as legs.  So I started to scour the net and local  discount stores for bookcases that were cheap and were the right dimensions.  Some were too tall, some were too narrow.  The shipping costs on some were more than the bookcase.  Our local Wally World (a.k.a. Walmart) had these on the web site.  Unfortunately they were only available in store and didn’t come into stock very often.  So I stocked Walmart for a month or two and picked up these two cases.  $15 a piece,  30 inches wide. and not too tall but tall enough.  $15 is less than what it costs for a set of legs at the home improvement store plus I have some added hidden storage.  I painted the door, took out the door knob and installed a retracting keyboard shelf.  The left over door knob hole makes a great way to fish the cords down to the outlet.

I have one more to do to create an “U” shaped desk.  I was fortunate to already have a cubed book shelf that I removed the wheels from and turned on it’s side for added counter space.  The cubed shelf is nearly the same height as the desk, what luck.  I can’t wait to finish the other side.  That will be my primary work space.  I always find myself standing up to do my projects so the added height is going to be awesome and save my back.  I need one last piece to finish up the space.  I need a chair that will rise just a bit higher to make typing a little easier.

For more info got at www.upminsterlocksmith.co.uk.

Used a Kensington keyboard extension.

Bunny In a Pot Too Cute

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Hey gang here is another great cut from Creative Kuts from the Easter Treats Collection.  Our local Lutheran High School is holding a silent auction.  Our Pastor and his son-in-law got together to make an enormous planter and I put this basket together for our Ladies Aid group.  The basket has potting starter for a herb garden,  herb seeds, a watering can and some silk tulips.  The bunny tag is adorable if I do say so myself.

This is the quote from the tag.

“Rabbits have a habit of coming for breakfast and staying for lunch. Now there’s one leaf instead of a bunch.” – Gerry Krueger

bunny svg

As I said earlier the SVG file is from the “Easter Treats” collection at Creative Kuts.  I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  Added stickles to embellish.  The background cardstock is DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies.

 

Friday Freebie: So Egg-Citing Bunny

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Here is this Friday’s Freebie.  Egg-Citing Bunny.  He will be free until 3/29/2012 so be sure to get him today.  You can use this bunny as a digi stamp or cut with the SVG, PDF, MTC, SCAL or DXF files in downloadable zip file.  Just add this guy to the cart to download for free until 3/29/2012

Egg-Citing Bunny SVGIn addition to Friday Freebie you can earn a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Adams Acres plus get published on the blog.

Here’s what you do.

1.  Like Adams Acres on Facebook

2.  Post your picture on Adams Acres Page

3.  Share it on your page.

I will Pick a winner on Friday 3/30/2012

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.  If you have any questions about posting on Facebook please leave a comment below I will definitely help you.

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If you like this file check out these other Easter files

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Birthday Boy Layout from Creative Kuts

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I had some good news last week.  The gals over at Creative Kuts put me on there design team.  How about that?  This is my first adventure on a design team.  I am looking forward to trying out the files at Creative Kuts and learning a little bit more about making great layouts.

This is the Birthday Boy Bear file from Creative Kuts.  What do you think of my first project?

Birthday Boy Bear from Creative Kuts

Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop

This hop is sponsored by Ginger Snap Scraps, an online store run by Cori Wagner.
Ginger Snap Scraps

The store will be opening in April.

Cori is giving away a $10 gift card to the store to one lucky winner.
You must be a follower of Ginger Snap Scraps, the blog in order to win the $10 gift card for your kids.
Ginger Snap Scraps will carry Cricut products, Echo Park, Lawn Fawn, Bazzil Cardstock, The Twinery, Copics, My Mind Eye, La La Land and many more popular brands that you love!

The hop begins at Created By Cori. If you came from Anita’s Blog then you are in the right place!

Last week we had a taste of summer not spring.  I think we all had red checks after enjoying some 80 degree whether.  It was a little season confusing.  We all felt like we should all be out planting something.  I know this is justt a preview of great summer to come, but I’m not ready to put my snow boots away just yet.  I’ve been a Nebraska resident long enough to know that it can still snow, and snow a lot, all the way until may.

In the meantime I hope you enjoy this spring/Easter layout I did for you.  I used Spring in Bloom DCWV paper and also paper from my stash.  I inked or chalked eveything.  The die cut was created from the my “Spring Chick file”.  This file is cuttable or you can use it as a digi stamp.

spring chick svg layout

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You next stop is Theresa’s Blog

We hope you have enjoyed today’s hop!

Here is the complete hop in case you get lost:

Free File Friday “Kiss Me Anyway”

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My heritage is just about 100% Germany but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to particpate in St. Patrick’s Day too.  So today’s File is for all of you who are not necessarily Irish but want to have just as much fun on St Paddy’s Day.  This file contains a Shamrock SVG, Scut, MTC, DFX, PDF and PNG.  You can cut the shamrock and lips and either cut the letters or why not try out the print and cut feature on your die cut machine.

kiss me svg, scut, mtc, pdf, dxf, png

Enter your email address and download for free until March 23, 2012.

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Sweet Dreams Little Sheep by Guest Designer Mary

I have a guest designer.  I am fortunate to have Mary Perterson working with a set of my SVG files.  Mary is working with the Animal Barnyard collection.  Mary used the sheep from the collection to make her first of hopefully many projects.

Mary tells me, “The star and moon paper, and the plaid paper is from Paper Studios.  I used Recollections pink to create the flower border (a file I created) and Recollections yellow cardstock.

For the sheep, I did a print and cut for the face, using MTC and my Cougar.  I cut out all the pieces in three different sizes.  I wrapped the single body piece with Red Heart Buttercup white yarn to give the sheep some “wool”.  I also used the yarn on the tail and the head.”

I can’t wait so see more from Mary.

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My First BAP Layout “My Little Peeps”

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This week I tried out the BAP from Creative Kuts.  Here is how the BAP (build a project) works.  Gina emails you a file and you send back your creation.  You can add your own flair, embellishments and SVG cuts but the base of the cut is from the BAP file.  So this is what I came up with.

The title the border and the journal square are all from Gina.  She even gives you the layout sketch which awesome.  The chick here is mine from the animal barnyard collection.  From there I added some Paper Studios ribbon holders, some fiber on the chick and google eyes.  I was sure to chalk and ink everything to give the whole thing dimension.

Now on to page 2.

The second page was just as much fun as the first.  Gina again provided a sketch an I added my elements such as the ribbon holder and brads, the big background flower from the my “Bird Cage” collection and the Egg and Chick which is a new file for download today.  This was an awesome challenge.  I receive a great new SVG file and a new page layout.  Thanks Gina for putting the BAP together.

Here are the links for the free download and other SVG files.

Enter your emaill address below to download the chick and egg.

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Pop Up Cross Card

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Tis the season of confirmations and Easter celebration.  I love the bunnies but you always need to keep in mind the true reason for Easter.  Today I have a pop up Easter Card in SVG, PDF, MTC, SCAL and DXF format.  You could also print and cut the card if you don’t have an electronic die cutting machine.

I used DCWV paper collections, perfect pearls and chalks to highlight the die cuts.  All the images on in the picture are included in the card file.
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