Friday, May 16, 2008


Before I get to the cards I made last night, I want to call your attention to my new slide show. It shows pictures of my stampin' room. I'll start with the photo of my desk (the big black one with the hutch). I got my desk last year at office max. I keep my 8 1/2 x 11 paper in the slots of the hutch. My primas, hodgepodge hardware and punch boxes are on the shelf above. Going from left to right on my desk, is a 8x8 paper holder, two x boxes, which hold my copics, a little tower of drawers which hold my craft spot (each set fits perfectly in one drawer), water color pens, blending pens, etc, and all my sakura pens. The CD's will be moved - they are just the ones that won't fit in the cabinet of the hutch. The green boxes I got at Tuesday mornings. They hold new paper that I don't want to forget I have, tutorials I plan to use soon, all of my scissors, 6x6 pads, my cutting mats, embellishments and photos to be scrapped. Around the corner is a turning caddy I got at target. It holds my prisma pencils and craft knives. The little bin next to it is my storage for clear stamps. And, then of course, my stamp pad caddy.
Now going back to the left of my desk, is my cubes. The file drawer holds 12x12 paper (and it's clear full). I will use the 4 drawer set for cd cases of stamps. The 2 drawer cubes house my cricket cartridges, paper and scraps I use in the cricket machine. Just a sidenote - I've found that for the disney cartridges, which have tiny little parts, it's best to just use a pack of cheap cardstock that I got at hobby lobby. SU cardstock tends to tear. On top of the cubes is my cricket and my tv. The cube shelf houses various embellsihments and stuff for different projects. On top are sets of drawers that hold individual stamps, embossing supplies, sharpies, etc.
The next picture (sorry, it's a little blurry, it looked fine on the camera, I'll try to redo it this weekend) is of my ribbon storage and my photo bookshelf, which holds my bg stamps. The green chair is for either Kai or Wasabi, whoever is in there with me at the time.
My tall shelf hold albums, diecut supplies, Kai's bank :), and the big jar that I used to keep my ribbon in that now holds various junk. My black table is my diecutting station and just a clean space I can go to if I need the space. Gage sometimes sits there and does his homework while I play. The bookshelf next to it holds my personal filing system (for financial stuff etc), a spice rack of embellishments and various other things. The black shelf above it has foam stamps in the baskets and alphabet soup embellishments from KI.
The last photo is of my ribbon bulletin board. It has a window box feature that holds my chalks and my eyelets and brads. The round thing on the wall is an altered pizza pan with magnetic containers stuck to it. The frame is also a magnetic sheet. That's Kai laying on the floor in the hallway, waiting for me to hurry up and finish taking these photos so he can come in and mess up my room!
I made this card for my ex-husband's grandma. She loves birds. It was inspired by melissa1872, at SCS. I used pomegranite with basic grey papers and the bird and sentiment from pun fun. The bird was colored with copics.
This On the Fly card, was made for my brother in law. It is a gift card holder. I stamped the mellow moss cardstock with the fishing lure using bayou blue ink. The image is stamped in chocolate chip and handsome hunter. I colored the guy with copics and the water with a watercolor pen and cool carribean ink. I colored them and the trees with an embossing marker and embossed them. Next I used a brayer with close to cocoa for the shore and a combination of bashful blue and not quite navy for the sky. The image is mounted on creamy caramel cardstock. Inside, I made my own coin envelope out of not quite navy and stamped and embossed fish in mellow moss.

This card was a play on the TCPTues07 sketch. I decided to try it on a circle card. I used dream street dp and blue and green bazzill. The brads are hodgepodge hardware. The cowboy is from cat's pajama's Having a Pow Wow set. I colored him with copics.
Sorry, for such a long post today - what with all of the photos, plus the description of my room. If you have any questions, just leave them in the comment section!


Lizette said...

Great cards ! Love your mascot too, too cute !

SeaStar Creations said...

adorable little cowboy! thanks for sharing all the storage info about your craft area .... that is always helpful. i reorganize mine frequently :)

Sarah said...

You do a great job coloring your images. Your cards are beautiful!

Valerie said...

very cute! that cowboy is so cute!