Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Here is the project I will be sharing. It uses my new background I had not even inked until today. I love the white gel pen accents. But of course, better in real life!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Here are more pics of my stamping area. Some of you asked how I store stamps and paper and I thought I would show you my actual desk where I create - while it was actually cleaned off!!!
Don't you think there is too much empty space? Definately could use more stamps!!! What you don't seee are all my retired ones I keep and use. The top left corder are backgrounds. I hope to have them out of their boxes and on a shelf so I can see them! The whole bottom shelf are words. I am a BIG sucker for the word stuff. More than flowers even!!! Got to have just the right sentiment for every occassion.
The container was a bargain several years ago at Staples. It has mettal side rails or I surely would have killed it many years ago!
Obviously no magic at the moment, it is WAY too clean!!!This little oragnizer makes me less stressed. I saw this in a friend's stamping room (thanks for sharing your AWESOME space Cindy!) and LOVED it. So when I found it on sale with a coupon just before Christmas I offered to buy it for Gregg to give to me. I am so helpful when it comes to his Christmas shopping. Tee Hee! I actually put my tools back in rather than loosing them on my desk! Novel. It is all at my fingertips and organized.Found this yesterday. Only one left at Michael's and the manager wanted it out since they had no more coming in and he let me have it for $5!!! They are $23 (not the price I pay!) at Target! Did the happy dance. Not sure what to do with it. I was looking for one with a glass door or some desktop ones. Still on the hunt.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
The stamping room is as good as it gets for now. I will post more pics later. Everything has to be temporary while we continue to try and find the time and energy to finishe the basement. I am just grateful to have a space I can leave the mess in!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
For me to stay up until 11pm last night meant something was up. I started putting the organizer cubes together and once I start a project, I like to finish. I was having a REALLY good time moving things around. I could have kept going but the sensible side that remembered I had to take three children to church in the morning went to bed.
Now I need to organize and put everything in its place and label it. Oh that makes me soooooooooo happy. Probably won't happen today though. The family keeps mentionig they are hungry, I have my seminary lessons to prep for the week and it is probably the best Sunday activitity. Good thing Gregg has tomorrow off!!!!
When we first got married he liked to play computer games and I would bug him becuase I was bored and wanted to do stuff with him. He repeatedly told me I needed a hobby. I remember telling him he would regret it one day when I did. He recalled that conversation yesterday when he came down in the middle of the construction project with stuff everywhere and said, yes, I was right. :) Is that good or bad?
Isn't this just so cute? It makes me soooooooo happy!
This is so organized it is almost sick. But it is so much fun!!!
Happy punches!!! Two layers is just a beautiful thing!
A place for all the big scraps and adds a little color too.
Oh! I will get to more playing tomorrow and post more pics when it is clean.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The coat was stamped on Designer paper and cut out and laid on the white and I just colored the rest with blender pens. I don't like the words so I borrowed "Happy Valentine's Day" from a dear friend (who always bails me out - thanks MB!) and it will be better. I just love the coat! I will have to post a polka dot version later!
Sorry to spoil any surprisese for tonight!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
I have been waiting for my first SU order from the NEW catty to arrive and Mr. Brown was nice enough to come this morning. I thought that would fix all my stamping issues. The main one being I have all this stuff and don't know what to stamp. Well, turns out the one set I was really counting on did not come. They sent the wrong set. So now I have to rethink what to do. Add to that I ordered blue and green new striped ribbon since those are my fave colors (ok and pink) and now I am kicking myself for not thinking red with Valentine's. Always a day late and a dollar short - that is called forced creativity.
And with all the free time I have with the three kids all home and Mak not napping - there should be lots accomplished! EEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Not too much to post because it looks like I will be changing my blog host this weekend and I am affraid to loose things. My techy husband has good intentions and wants to "simplify" things. Hmmmm, with computers I am not sure that is possible! But in general it means my blog will move to our own server, my address will shorten and it should be better he says. He really is so sweet. He is trying to help me create a watermark for my cards and taken a real interest in helping me even though this is a silly thing I do and not important in the real world. What a great guy! :)
I'll let you know when the change happens and post where to find the new and improved me, I promise. Because I know there are THOUSANDS of you out there reading this EVERYDAY and making sooooooooooooooooooooo many comments! :) ROTFLMBO!!!!!!!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
The ribbon was District from the Ribbon Originals. This particular ribbon is the Basic Gray color and although it is not very clear, I used my new Nestabilities to dry emboss a rectangular frame. Lots more cards with that to come!!!
I know, the first one was plain boring. I was just getting warmed up. But sometimes I do like really simple and elegant one layer so it looks printed instead of home made. And I thought it was masculine too. I had The Sweet Sampler stamp set out I kept going. This one got a little more colorful. The only time I ever seem to use orange is Halloween - yea, outside the box!And finally this card was more of a piece that just evolved trying to make a background and then I added some layers. That and a lot of coloring with a gel pen. I actually started by trying to cut pieces out (where you see white) and layer white behind it until I looked up and saw my gel pens in my cute little lazy susan organizer Santa gave me. I am still trying to figure out how to add some words or if I should just leave it.
Well, cards as promised. Don't start to think there will be this much every day. I will be lucky to get one up most days. If you have any questions about full recipes for the cards such as colors or accessories, please ask but I hope they provide some inspiration. Now to go work on that watermark so my ideas do not get claimed. :)
Friday, January 4, 2008
This other view is what I see when I sit at my stamping desk and look up. I asked the hubby to leave the holes in the wall when (if we ever) sheet rock so my kids can always sit there. I love it. And someday there will be a wonderful playroom on the other side - he told me.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
I got the name for the blog after quite a few tries. Everyone had the same ideas I did. The name came from my favorite pair of shoes my daughter wears. I picked them up on clearance at Old Navy and they are a deep red velvet, old fashioned, Converse style shoe. Everytime she wears them, not a soul can resist telling her how cute they are. They are just different enough to be eye catching and make you smile but still comfy, functional and a bargain. That would describe my life!