Saturday, January 10, 2009

New Storage and a Sugar Nellie!



I promised new photos of my stamp space, so here you go! My cute husband said he wouldn't get me the clip-it-up and then he got it for me! Isn't he sweet? He seems impressed with what it does, too! I have been mentioning quite a bit lately that I need to get things out where I can see them. I do, however, like them to look organized. If it is messy looking, then it gets hidden! LOL! I have included the photo that SU! took of my room in October of 2007 so you can see the addition of the new shelf. It is the same system, just smaller. They are both from Ikea! I like how it blends nicely.
My room was much cleaner when SU! came, I am noticing from the photographs! Oh Well!
Not only was I able to get my current SU! stamps onto the shelves and out where I can see them, I got four more cubbies for other things. I am also excited because the shelves are not full with stamps, there is more room behind for new ones! The basket under my SU! markers and accessories is full of my TJ Designs stamps and the basket above the markers is full of my hodgepodge hardware and small mat stacks. I tried to move the things over that I reach for more often. The striped basket/tote on the left side has all of my CTMH, The Cat's Pajamas, Sugar Nellie, MFT, etc. stamps. Since it is easy to get to now, I have been using them more than ever before, as you can see from today's card! A little change goes a long way with me. I like how good it feels to be newly re-organized.

My card for today is for my daughter's friend that I babysit after school. Her birthday is coming up and I thought I would get it done so I wouldn't leave it to the last minute! Can I just add that it feels so good to make cards that are actually leaving my house and not getting stored. I also made this for Jen's SFYTT today and for today's Inspiration Challenge over at SCS. I colored the little Sugar Nellie with copic and prismacolor markers. I bought her so long ago and I am not sure she has ever seen ink. I have a couple others that I have used once. I have a feeling she is going to be getting used quite a bit. I know I have a lot going on in this post, so I will end for now! Thanks for fluttering by!

Supplies: Sugar Nellie Stamp, Wow Flowers STamp Set
Ink: Palette Noir, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress ink, prismacolor and copic markers
Paper: Sandylion Pattern Paper, PTI White
Ribbon by Offray, lace edge punch by Martha Stewart, sponge, foam squares, buttons by the Paper Studio, linen thread

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Kelly, I love how organized and beautiful your craft room is, and I love your cards even more. You are so very talented and thank you for having this wonderful blog to share your art and your stories. (I first saw your cards at SCS, and found you had a blog just two weeks ago, so I try and visit your blog on a regular basis.) I can't tell you how much you inspire me to "get up to my craft room and make a card". Thank you so much for sharing your talent, your fun and warm personality, and your time. I look forward to visiting your blog always.
Tammie K. from Minnesota

Marie said...

Oh wow!!! Now I can say I know who's room that is!!! I so wish I had a room like yours. How nice it must be to have all of your stuff in the same room where you create. I find that having to have mine in a hall closet makes creating a little slower and less effective. Anyway, love your card too - very cute!!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

How fun to see your organized space-- looks like a marvelous space to create in!

Love your Sugar Nellie card as well-- the layers, scalloped bottom and adorable image all make up such an sweet design!

harrahx2 said...

Now that your area is cleaned up, please drop by for a cup of chocolate and organize my space while you are her! Then maybe I can make cards as cute as yours. Does organization and ability go together? Maybe that is what I am missing...

Bethany Paull said...

Very sweet card Kelly. I really like the four squares bg.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word Kelly, I love your organized space! Those shelves are wonderful...I LOVE white, it's so crisp and clean looking and that helps me be creative. LOL I tried to organize/clean up yesterday but after 20 minutes I gave up and stamped...haha!
Your card is SUPER sweet! I love the soft pastel colours you used and the layout is fabulous...great one to showcase some awesome designer papers!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous space. I'm so jealous. When can I turn the kids playroom completely into my stamping room????
Julie

Kirsten said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! I've always been a big fan of yours, and this card is just one example of why! :)

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OMG!! Super sweet card Kelly!! Love it!! Great colors and dp!!

Love your stamp room!! Its beautiful and so organized!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Okay, I TOTALLY have stamp space envy!!! Your room is FABULOUS and I LOVE your card!!

Julia Stainton said...

Wow! what an incredible space! Love your organization and beautiful room. Gorgeous card and coloring too. Your colors and details are so sweet!

Norine said...

you look so organized LOL
love that card it is so soft and pretty
Hugs
Norine

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Your workspace looks so wonderfully serene and peaceful to be in!!! I just love it!!! Great clip thing you have, too!!! I have been trying to get my room clean/organized enough to photo, and try as I might, it just isn't happening -- LOL!!! You are very inspirational!!! Thanks for sharing!!!