Monday, February 27, 2012

My First Stampin' Up Event!

I live 2 hours away from Columbus and finally got my chance to attend one of these events.  I went with my upline and my daughter.  We all got to meet Shelli. That was a real highlight of my day.

My daughter signed up to be a demo that day, so I now have a downline.  I think we all enjoyed our day and I can't wait til I can go again!

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

SU Stars Blog Hop: Stamping Spaces

Welcome to the SU Stars blog hop.  This is stop #4.  You may have come here from Loni's Life.  If you began here or get lost along the way you can find a complete list of hops here.

This month we are showing off our studios.  I warn you, if you can't stand to see some messiness, you better stop right now on this blog.  My studio is always a work in progress and gets quite messy at times.

This first pic shows my tables before I began cleaning up a little bit.
I love having this large picture window in my basement studio.  I have to be very careful that the sun doesn't fade my stuff.  That is why I have such dark curtains.

 My cardstock is stored in these rolling file tubs.  There are 2 color families in each tub.  I have 2 more that store my retired cs.

My designer series paper is stored in the 12" plastic paper holders that SU sells.

 Here is my cutting and scoring station.  And behind that you will see my ribbon storage.  I need to add another piece of gutter.  My two are completely full!

  My old style punches are on this pegboard along with some other brands that I hardly ever use.  Need to clean some of them out. This section of pegboard is 5' wide by 4' tall.  On the opposite wall I have about 18' x 4' of pegboard (the whole length of the room!).  I love having my things out where I can see them.

 I have these DVD towers to hold my clear mount stamps.  I put a colored dot stickers on my retired sets.  Behind the towers are my small stamps sets on the pegboard.

 And these shelves hold my wood sets and lots of retired sets among other items. I also have another shelf for retired sets.  I haven't been bitten by the urge to get rid of any of my stamp sets yet.  Maybe someday!

Below are some pics showing my room set up for my next group of stampers.

And this young lady thinks it is her  room!

The next stop is Eileen's Stampin' Fever Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

1.  Pedstamper's Stamping Tree House
2.  Denise Foor Studio PA
3.  Loni's Life
4.  CJ Stamps
5.  Eileen's Stampin' Fever Blog
6.  Jayne Stamps
7.  Stamping is My Therapy
8.  Shari's Stamp Pad

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tea Shoppe

I finally got a card made with this beautiful tea cup.  I love this set.  I also love marina mist but hardly ever find myself using it.  I really need to remedy that.  But that is the color that came to mind first for this image.  And I love it paired with the elegant eggplant, sahara sand and bashful blue.  The layout for this card came from a couple different sources, but I don't remember whose cards they were.  Sorry for not giving credit.  I think it was also for a sketch challenge, but right at the moment that isn't coming to me, either!  Senior moment!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This is the second card for my stampers this month.  I finally used the beautiful doily sizzlits die.  It is really amazing, even though it takes a few minutes to punch out all the little pieces.  The sentiment is the single stamp, Happy St. Patrick's Day.  The always artichoke cardstock looks more gray than green on my monitor.  Hope it shows up better on yours.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Elementary Elegance

I have been very lax in my posting lately.  I have made some projects, but just didn't have time to get them photographed, edited and posted.  And it has been very chilly in my basement studio.

This card was made about 2 weeks ago and it is one of the cards my stampers are making this month.  Elementary Elegance  stamp set is probably my favorite stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  The beautiful frame is heat embossed with tempting turquoise embossing powder.  I had seen it cut out and tried that (see below) but really didn't like it that way on my card.  My color combo is crumb cake, tempting turquoise and certainly celery.  The ribbon is retired.

I will try to get some more posts up really soon showing the other projects I have made lately. I'm also hoping to find time to do some challenges, too!

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