Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tip Tuesday #1

So I want to start at least one weekly post that has a reoccurring theme of some sort (I would love to have one each day of the week but I don't think I can keep that up!) So for now I am going to start with "Tip Tuesday". These posts will feature original tips from me or tips I find from other bloggers out there. Tips can range from scrap room organization, card making, scrapbooking, techniques, thrifty hand made gift ideas, the possibilities are endless!

So here is the first edition of Tip Tuesday!

This week I would like to feature the tip that inspired this whole idea of the Tip Tuesday weekly post. It is from a fellow Close to my heart consultant Tammy.

She had a tip to sort her distressing sponges in a tackle box and have them labeled by colour. I really love this idea since I cannot stand mixing colours when I want a nice crisp colour accent on the edge of my papers for cards or scrapbooking layouts. Currently I was just dropping them into an old baby wipe container but I had to fish through them to find the colour I was currently using so I did not mix a black with yellow or green with orange! I am going to get me a tackle box or bead box from Walmart and get my sponges organized!!

Here is the Tammy distress sponge organization solution!

How do you keep your sponges? I would love to hear from you!

Created this card using the resist technique with white embossing powder on white daisy card stock.

*Edited to add sponge technique artwork*

Paper - Hollyhock, Black and Daisy White (CTMH)
Ink - Blush (CTMH)
Stamps - Priceless Love and February Word Puzzle (Both CTMH)


Anonymous said...

I actually don't use a lot of sponging I just started. So I can't wait so see what others do.

Also Katie...thanks for the tip on the site to change a blog from 2 columns to 3. however I am having a problem. I want my posts in the middle of my blog with the columns on the outside...kind of like yours. Which insturctions did you follow to have it set up that way? thanks for your help.

Please feel free to email me at kristin9312@hotmail..com

Thanks again.

Stay Funny said...

Yes you were so close!!!!
I added you in my "new blog section", thanks for stoping by on my blog! We had a blast in Toronto! The Copics are really amazing ~WOW! Enjoy your week!
Ohhhhh and i really need to change to 3 columns too... need to find thaty info too!

scrap your heart out with Jen said...

Cute blog. Love your themed idea. Wish I could be that organized, but as you can see from my blog and family life, that will never happen....at least for now. Love this bloggin thing...you get to cyber meet really neat people.