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Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile, I had surgery a few weeks ago and have been recovering.
It’s time for a little spring cleaning in my Etsy shop so I’ve marked down a bunch of soldered pendants to only $7! (regularly they were $12 and $16).
Click here to visit the sale section of my shop, hurry at these price they probably won’t last long!
I haven’t had much time to participate in any changes lately but I finally had some free time this week to make a card for the latest Lawnscaping challenge. It’s inspired from the photo, I used red rhinestones for the apples, all stamps are Lawn Fawn, pattern papers are from CTMH and My Mind’s Eye.
I adore the Pure Innocence stamp line from My Favorite Things, it’s one of my faves, I’d love to own them all
Here’s a card I made for the MFT weekly sketch challenge. I took the little girl holding the pumpkin and drew a jack o’ lantern face on the pumpkin and added a witches hat to her to take it from being a more fall image to Halloween. The sentiment stamp is from the Pure Innocence Fairy stamp set. The papers are from Cosmo Cricket.
The Silhouette blog featured my Robot card on their blog today…..super exciting!!
There are lots of great “challenge” blogs out there, especially for stamping. I don’t usually have a lot of time to participate but there’s a great new one called Lawnscaping and it’s for Lawn Fawn stamps, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite companies. The challenge this time is to take a stamp and use it in an unconventional way (a way it wasn’t intended for) so I took the Lawn Fawn winter bunny riding a sled, cut off the sled and his scarf and turned him into a woodland bunny. I also used the log from another Lawn fawn set, clouds from Hero Arts and words from Close to My Heart. I think it turned out pretty cute!
Since we got our house almost 7 years ago I’ve been using half of our guest room as a “studio”, using one of my husbands small old computer desks and an unused entertainment center as my work space. It was not ideal, I made it work but of course I wanted something a little nicer and better organized. For a long time I looked at different computer desks, shelves, cabinets, etc. and finally came across what I thought would work for me and my limited space. I wanted a long desk top space so I could keep all my big tools (like my Cuttlebug, sewing machine, Stampmaker, etc.) out all the time. I found if they were packed away I didn’t use them as much having to drag them out and make space on my tiny desk for them. I also needed lots of open storage space for cardstock, books, etc. What I finally went with were units made for closet storage, I got four shelf units (one with a door) and two long pieces of shelving wood which I laid over top of three of the shelf sets and screwed into the top. I added the other shelf unit at one end and on top of the desk a small double shelf. It’s surprising sturdy considering it wasn’t meant to be put together in this way. I’ve now got lots of desk room, lots of storage room (though I filled most of it up:)) and it all cost me less than $150! I’m so thrilled with it and find it’s so much easier to create now! Big thanks to hubby for all his help.
Now for some pics. This is my “studio” before:
Our dog Mahogany “Mommy, whatcha’ doin’?”:
and now this is how it looks………….
I added a shelf to display some of my favorite pieces, published items, etc. (thanks to my friend Marti for the “create” letters!):
across the room is my stamp storage, plastic bins with pull out drawers:
extra points for those that noticed all my Twilight items, calendar, cup, trading cards