My Stampin' Up! Classes

Friday, April 20, 2012

Something Borrowed for Monkey105, and my newly organized stampin' area

This isn't a Stampin' Up! image. It's rare that that happens on my blog. And the reason why is this week's A La Card Monkey Challenge #105: Something Borrowed + Sketch.

I used Paisley Petals dsp on a Whisper White card base. I borrowed the stamps from a friend of mine. I wasn't sure of the color for the mice, but I ended up using an aqua painter and watercolor crayons. The mice are More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie with Pretty in Pink cheeks. I used a stamp-a-ma-jig for the words, punching them out with the 1-3/4" circle punch and added an Itty Bitty flower with a rhinestone. Have a wonderful weekend!

I almost forgot! I pulled the retiring Stampin' Up! stamps from my shelves and took a photo of what's left. It looks pretty organized right now.

This is where I create. It's the landing at the top of the stairs in my house. I'm a very visual person, so I need to see what I have in order to remember it's there and to use it. I love using punches, which is why they're all within arm's reach. I had my hubby pull out some of the shelves on the wall so I could fit the stamps on them with the cases. Previously, I had to store the cases in a cabinet and line up the stamps because the shelves were so close together. This works better for me, and it's freed up room in a cabinet! All of the words are near the middle where they're easy to see. Scissors and ribbons are behind the fan and Ott Light (a must-have since I stamp at night). A caddy with my brads and buttons is out of the photo on the right.

I love having all of the Stampin' Up! ink pads - including two years' worth of In Colors, StazOn and VersaMark pads - at my side. I keep card stock in a filing cabinet just below the countertop, which is only 2 feet deep.

This built-in bookshelf is on my left, and it looks so much neater now. It holds mini catalog sets, more punches, all of my clear blocks (in the tin on the bottom shelf), and the rest of my clear stamp sets. The top shelf holds extra markers for my kids to use, sponge daubers, hobby blades, adhesives, glitter, shimmer paints and empty brad containers I use for punched pieces when I have classes.


kim said...

WoW!!!!! I love it! It's so pretty!
I want to be like you when I grow up...
love ya, kim

Shirley Pumpkin said...

What a cute card, two little mice kissing!! I think this card should go down in the History Books because this is not an SU stamp. Love how nice you space looks! It will get full again when the new Catalog comes out!

Laura Roethle said...

where did you get the stamp pad holder? i love that!

Laura Roethle said...

where did you get the stamp pad holder? i love that!