Monday, January 11, 2010

New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Blog Hop! 17 fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the release of the Spring 2010 Idea Book by showing you some of our creations with the wonderful new products from Close to my Heart!

If you have come here from Erin’s blog, you are on the right path!

This is simple to do— just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

With the new year, I decided I needed to get more organized so I thought I would use Topstitch, one of my favorite new paper packets, to create a couple of projects to help organize the massive amounts of craft supplies that I have. The first project is a little set of drawers made out of cardstock. I found the template for these “darling drawers” here. I loved hers so I thought I would make a couple sets for myself to help organize some of the embellishments that I use frequently. I plan to keep them on my desk within easy reach.
I used some Corduroy Brads from the Autumn Garden and Winter Cozy Mini-Medley Collections to make some fun paper flowers. To make each flower, I punched 4 pieces of Topstitch B&T papers using my Extra Jumbo Marvy Scallop Circle punch. Then I inked the edges with Chocolate Ink and used the brad in the middle to hold them together. Then I scrunched up the edges to form the flower shape. You can get more step by step instructions here.
My next project was simply altering a couple of ScrapOnizer Organization Sets that I got from HSN a couple of weeks ago. I loved how they turned out. (They look really cute on my shelf.)
This is what they looked like before I altered them...
This is what they look like now...
This is the back of one of the organizers.
This is a closeup of my labels.
This is a closeup of one of the chipboard labels on the front.
By sponging some Chocolate ink on it, it almost gives it a suede-type look.
As mentioned earlier, I used the adorable Topstitch paper packet. I also used two chipboard labels from the Booksmart Collection. I sponged some Chocolate ink on them and added a couple of Pewter Brads. The labels on the front of the box and on the side of the cases were printed on my computer. Now if I can just get the rest of my life organized, I will be all set! LOL!

Now “hop” on over to Brae’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs, My Acrylix Stamp
Sets, and amazing new embellishments!

**Link not working? Missed a Blog? Here is a list of all the participants in the New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop!
Erin Herring
Lisa Stenz - you are here *Ü*
Brae Montogmery
Carla Ironside
Helen Onulak
Adeline Brill
Jody Gustafson
Haley Dyer
Antoinette Herrin
Sherrie Thornton
Jessica Moore
Wendy Kessler
Dawn Ross
Dawn Heuft
Kimberly Smith
Amy Edwards
Amy Schultz

All supplies are from CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Paper Packet
Ink Pads
Winter Cozy and Autumn Garden Mini-Medleys, Scallop Circle Punch, Foam Tool, Piercing Tool, Booksmart Dimensional Elements


  1. Wow - you guys are killing me with all of your clever organizational supplies - my desk is a mess! beautiful!

  2. Love your organizational projects Lisa! I can just imagine how pretty your workspace is!

  3. Oh these projects are so cute! I need to get organized too!

  4. These are amazing! Even if you don't end up organized (but how could you not?), your space will look great!

  5. These are amazing! Very cute and simple, and they add just the right personal touch to your organizing! I love how you sponged the chipboard- looks great! Thanks for inspiring!

  6. Fabulous Lisa!! I would never leave my scraproom if everything in there was that pretty!!!

  7. Absolutely beautiful... Love the embellishment organizers

  8. Wowzer!!! You are just amazing. I LOVE that first project so much.

  9. Thank you Lisa, for showing a great storage idea. I just bought two. I love the way you decorated yours. You have such great ideas all the time. Larie M.

  10. Very nice! Your scraproom must be "the cutest organized room" in the west. lol

  11. Wowsers - these are great! Thank you for sharing where you got the second organizers - will have to look those up.

    The Topstitch papers are so pretty and fun! Can you come organize my craft room....LOL!

  12. super duper cute girlfriend! I LURVE your organizational goodies, so inspiring! We'd be so dangerous if we lived next door to eachother!!!

  13. Great ideas! You'll have the prettiest craft room for sure!

  14. Both projects are amazing. YOU ROCK!

  15. Lisa,
    beautiful projects, I love organazational stuff!

  16. Lisa!

    These are ABSOLUTELY Gorgeous!!! You decorated them beautifully!

    I actually sell these at Would you mind if I used your photographs (watermark included) as an example on my website?


    ~Inky Smiles~
    Erin Grotegut

  17. Oh, and I am referring to the ScrapOnizers for what I sell..

    Love the little mini "dresser", too!

    tee hee!


  18. I LOVE those organizers! I need to get me some!

  19. What a great storage solution and beautifully altered!