Saturday, February 18, 2012

Stampin'Up! Stars ~ Stampin' Spaces Blog Hop

Hi, and welcome to my blog! Today I am joining the Stampin' Up! Stars Stampin' Spaces Blog Hop!  I am very excited that you have made it here from Jayne's blog: she has a really wonderful set up for creating beautiful handstamped projects. 

I have to tell you that I shot a video of me walking around telling you about my stampin' area.  It turned out pretty long, so I thought I would do pictures for now to get my post ready to share, but I promise I am going to edit that video down so I can post it for you to see as well. 

In this corner is where I store alot of my Stampin' Up! supplies! I have my ink shelf, organized by family, ribbon dowels in the middle and reinkers at the top along with VersaInk and Stazon pads. To the right are my towel rods from IKEA that are overflowing with punches! I do need to pick up a few more next time I am close to one.  In the boxes below my inkpad shelf are embellishments, adhesives, markers, embossing powders, and more.  I really love these little drawers because you can organize alot into them without taking up alot of space.  That pile of paper on my desk are scraps that I need to file away, but haven't gotten around to yet ;)

So moving clockwise around the room you will see several paper racks.  The first one holds my In Color papers, the next one holds all my 12 x 12 cardstock, the third holds odds and ends of pieces I need to clean out!  On the black shelf I have buttons in jars, items to alter and decorate, my stampin' wheels, unfinished projects and the bottom shelf is full of paper kits that need to be put together into scrapbook pages.  The shorter black shelf holds most of my clear mount stamp sets and some current wood mounted ones that I haven't put back into my storage cabinet.

Next I have my cabinet that holds stamps, more stuff to alter, scrapbooks, photos, and whatever else I am forgetting about.  On top of it I have my extra Clear Mount stamp cases.  I found that awesome 12 x 12 paper rack on Craigslist and have all of my current Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper on it! On the white shelf to the right I have photos of friends, family, projects I have made this past year for classes, craft fairs and teacher gifts.  I also keep my old catalogs on the bottom shelf, because you never know when you might want to look something up.

The next photo shows the middle area of the room where I have two tables set up that I do most of my work on. I have two other tables that I can set up to fit 12 - 14 people total in for classes and workshops.  My Big Shot sets on a rolling utility cart that I found at Sam's Club.  Underneath I have my Big Shot Dies, Textured Embossing folders, Sizzlits and Embosslits stored.  It has big wheels that make it easy to push around on the carpeted floors.

On this wall I have a big wood frame that a friend's husband built with chicken wire on it.  I bought a bunch of small clothes pins at one of those big box craft stores and pin my card up on it.  Right now I have mostly Sale A Bration swaps, and Occasion Mini swap cards on it.  I also have a bathroom down here so no one has to climb the stairs to use the restroom.  I also keep some of the newest products on a table displayed for customers to look at.  I was trying to get everything cleaned up so my Stampin' Space would be somewhat presentable ;)

I hope you have enjoyed checking out where I stamp!  I have been stamping for 10 years now and have been a demonstrator for almost 4 years.  I really enjoy the creativity that I get from stamping in my room.  ~Charlotte

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I have been busy this weekend working on new projects.  This adorable new stamp set from Stampin'Up! is called Somebunny and it is so stinkin' cute!  I stamped this cute little bunny girl with Chocolate Chip Classic ink and colored her in using Blender pens.  I used Lucky Limeade ink & cardstock, Blushing Bride ink & pleated ribbon, More Mustard ink and Bashful Blue ink. I gave the Crumb Cake 3 x 3 card base a spritz with Blushing Bride Spritz Spray.  The flower accent is made with the Newsprint DSP and an Antique Brad.  I L-O-V-E how beautifully this all came together.  I hope you enjoy and have a great day!