Friday, February 27, 2009

The best part about this room is that I now have space to stamp with my 7-year old niece. She is totally into it. Here's a note my mom found in her bedroom to me - she 'needs' to make March cards! How cute is that. She has a permanent spot right across the table from me.

The wood chest on the floor my dad made me many years ago from an old tool box. I decopauged cosmo cricket paper onto the sides. I spray painted the MM wall shelf brown. I had an extra brown birdie so placed above the door.

Just showing how I have my clear stamps stored, and above that PTI 8x8 paper pads.
This is how I store cardstock and ribbon. Above the ribbon are little plastic boxes I got at Storables to hold things like stickles, floss, all Melissa Francis doo dads, etc.
Here's the piece that started it all. It's supposed to be for a TV, which would go in the center. When I saw the CD holder up top I knew it would be the perfect place to store stamps and small paper packs, and it is. All my nestabilities are on the wall where I can just turn and grab them. It's kind of funny how most things in stores hang on a peg so I can bring them home and hang them on my racks too. I love the glass work surface. Mainly because it can't be damaged but here's another interesting thing: clear stamps stick to it! When I'm done with one I just lay it on the glass. When I use backgrounders I always lay them face up, ink them, then put the paper on top and with this table they stick to it like they would an acrylic block. Bonus:)
The upper cabinets are for things I need to get to often: magazines, alterables, tins, etc. The lower piece is a kitchen island with a butcher block top. The drawers hold mostly punches. Top three drawers are (1) all hot fix items (2) embossing tool and powders (3) scraps. I love cutting both paper and fabric at counter height. That lamp I got on ebay a few years ago and I love it because it has 2 outlets on the base of the lamp so I can plug tools into it rather than having to plug them into the wall.

New Craft Room

The wall color is called Forget Me Not and is a Benjamin Moore color. I really like how it looks with the brown carpet. This used to be a spare bedroom so the brown chair in the corner doubles as a twin bed when needed. It's a twin sleeper. The tree and birds are decals from All furniture is IKEA except the chairs.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

CPS Scketch 104

Upper left Sweet Blush paper is stamped with PTI B. Blooms leaves and a K & Company flower. Added the little butterfly button and hot fix pearls. Sentiment is from PTI Damask Designs - I LOVE the font - just the right mix of formal and casual. Patterned paper is Basicgrey, ribbon is PTI raspberry fizz, and all solid cardstock is PTI. My new favorite tool is the Tim Holz paper distressing tool.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Spring Card

It's a rare occasion when I make a card that doesn't have a flower on it! I love anything floral. So the requirement this time is to create a card that signifies spring. When I think of Spring I instantly think of tulips. Since I received the Melon Berry cardstock I wanted to combine it with Spring Moss cardstock and the bitty dots papers. I punched the tulips out from various colors in the bitty dots paper pack, and attached them to a strip of Stamper's Select white cardstock matted with Melon Berry and sewn with a scrolly stitch. The patterned paper is Chatterbox. Sentiment is from PTI Tags for Spring set, stamped in Burnt Umber Palette Ink. The Left upper photo corner accent is Spring Moss bitty dot paper cut with a Quickutz die.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

CPS #103 Card

This card is done with Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz and Sweet Blush cardstock and Raspberry Fizz patterned paper for the flower petals. The sentiment is from PTI Borders and Corners, Circles. Flourishes stamps are Autumn Leaves. Medallion under flower is PTI Spring Moss cut with a petite spellbinders circle.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dawn McVey's Color Challenge - PTI

Here's my card for the challenge to use one of Dawn's unique color combinations. I stamped a pattern on to Spring Moss with Dark Chocolate ink and Guidelines stamp. The sentiment is from Flower Garden Sentiments and Simply Stationary. Placed a strip of Chocolate Remix behind the focal image and added some flowers, a button and a pearl accent.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

CPS Sketch #100 Card

I made this for the CPS sketch #100 challenge. The image is Tim Holz, sentiment is Kim Hughes Mocha Chica, and the Sweet Blush PTI cardstock was stamped with Sweet Blush ink and a CHF backgounder stamp. Patterned paper is MME Laundry Line. Finally had the chance to play with the paper piercing goodies - very fun.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Friends to the End Card

Here is my card for Jennifer - my BFF. I've known this girl since we were 2 and we've shared everything together. I used Guidelines, Boxes, Bags and Tags, Polka Dot Basics and Fresh Alphabet for the stamping parts of this card. Inks: Sweet Blush, Black and Aqua Mist. I had a hard time getting this one to come together - maybe I don't work so well under pressure. LOL. Had to get it done in time to enter the contest.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

CPS #102

CPS is one of my Google Reader subscirpiptions but I haven't played along until now. Since Papertrey Ink is sponsoring this one I wanted to join in the fun. This card uses PTI Polka Dot patterned paper and the sentiment is from PTI's Heart Prints. Pink paper is BG.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Connect the Dots Challenge Card

I got out Quilter's Sampler for this card. Sentiment is from
the quilters sentiments set. Aqua Mist and Vintage Cream
cardstocks along with BG patterned paper.

Friday, February 6, 2009

1Papertrey Over the Rainbow Challenge

Here is my card. I decided to use the leaf ribbon for my olive component. Stamps are Beautiful Blooms and Mixed Messages, my most used stamp set ever. This isn't a color combination I would normally choose so this was fun.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Papertrey It's In the Bag Challenge

Here's a little Raspberry Fizz treat bag. I just love all the raspberry fizz patterned papers and this one seemed just right for a bag project. The monogram emblem was stamped with the Fresh Alphabet and Simply Stationary sets. I used Basicgrey magnetic snaps to hold the flap closed.