Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Spring Birthday


I am so excited to share the very first card I made in my new studio. This is a card I made for one of my sister’s birthday. She loves dogwoods so I thought she might like this one.

Stamp: La Blanche
Punch: Martha Stewart
Paper: Scraps I found while organizing


The Challenges:
1. Splitcoaststampers FS323 – Feature Stamper bearpaw’s O Christmas Tree
2. Sugar Creek Hollow –Stamp It!
3. HIMCR #93 – Super Scraps Saturday!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Garage Sale Find!

I know, I know! I need to start posting some cards here! I will very, very soon but today I have to show you what I got at a garage sale:


A Big Shot! Yes I do have one (one of the original turquoise ones) and it still works quite well but I have been afraid that one day I will kill it. So when I saw this I was so excited. It has barely been used and I ended up getting a bit cheaper than her asking price!

So now I have a back up Big Shot for that day when Big Blue (yes he has a name) dies.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Welcome to My Studio

Today I thought I would give you a small tour of the studio that my super sweet Hubby gave me.


So come on in!



Yes my studio is in a shed. The outside is not finished. I will be adding a small garden and a better porch later on.



When you first walk in this is what you see when you turn to the right. This is the main desk where I sit at. Underneath is drawers of pens and markers as well as my heater.



The CD tower has my large background stamps. The four chest of map drawers is filled with my wood mounted stamp. The two large ‘closets’ are from Ikea and are filled with cross stitch supplies, paints, my sewing machine and so much more.



Here is another view of the front desk. The book shelves beside the door are filled with craft books and magazines. They also help the door not slam into the wall when my kids come in for a visit!



This is my second desk area. I am not done getting this space set up but for now I have my paper trimmer, inks and buttons stored here.



Another view down that wall. Most of the scrapbook paper comes from garage sales.



Here is desk number three. My Big Shot, Spellbinder dies and Papertrey Ink stamps are things that mostly take up this area.



On this side we have these drawers that are filled with odds and ends. The cart that you see peeking around the corner has my adhesive, favorite inks and a few other things that I use all the time. They are in the cart to that I can just push it around to whatever desk I need it at.



Then on this side we have these shelves filled with paper and unmounted stamps. The purple containers have ribbon and more stamps. That is my next project, getting my paper organized by color.



These drawers have punches in them. The CD towers has some random unmounted stamps. The stamp shelve I bought off of Craigslist has my collection of Eiffel Tower stamps and some miniatures.



Then we make the turn to desk number four.This is really a desk that has become a catch all. There is everything from paint, adhesive, embossing powder and so much more in these mini cubbies.



This is what I call the island desk. I love this shelf/desk combo from Ikea.The shelves has scrap paper and the black folders are my large Spellbinder dies. Oh and my Copic are in here as well. Not my brown Copics because they seem to be missing.



This is where I have some of my Stampin Up Sets.



Another view of the island desk. And my fan is stored underneath it.



Last view of that desk, facing the door.

So that is the short tour of where I go to make my cards and other goodies.This is such a blessing not only to me but to my whole family. They are so excited that all of this isn’t crammed in our dining room like it was at our old house.

As you can tell most of the furniture came from Ikea, Michaels and garage sales. If you have any questions please feel free to ask!