Sunday, March 29, 2009

My Very First Challenge

OK, I've decided to try a few challenges now that my room is done. For my first one, I decided to take on Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #2. I just love the colors she picked for this one.

Here is my card - Unfortunately it's been pouring rain here all day, so I can't really get good light to take the picture. It really does look much better IRL

The items used on my card are Papertrey Craft Cardstock, Dark Chocolate Ribbon, Dark Chocolate Ink . Stamps Polka Dot Flower stamp is from My Minds Eye. The Polka Dot Background stamp is from Papertrey Ink - Polka Dot Basics and the Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink - Everyday Classics. Other Items are Versa Mark Ink, Zing Embossing powder in Cricket (Love this stuff!) , Signo White Gel pen, Button and ric rac are from my stash. The card design/layout was inspired by a card by Kristina Werner.

Monday, March 23, 2009

It's Done! (Well, 99% done)

My Scramp Room is pretty well done. Here are some pictures. They came out kind of dark, but the room isn't really quite as dark as the pictures show. This is still in a basement so the ceiling is not finished and the floor is concrete.

The color on the walls is called "Baked Squash" from the Martha Stewart collection from Lowes. The tall white cabinets,the "Formica" countertop and the long white shelves are from Lowe's as well. The tall CD wall unit, the black storage boxes and the white drawers holding up the left side of my work station are all from IKEA. The desk is from a local church rummage sale and upper glass from cabinet I picked up at a local resale shop.

This is the basic view from the door. The new work station is on the left. The Desk with the glass door cabinet is the die cutting station and the two tall white cabinets hold my stamp stuff (cabinet on the left) and my scrapbooking stuff (cabinet on the right).

This is the view of my new workstation. The counter top is 8 feet long, so there is plenty of room to work as well as keep my sewing machine out. The black IKEA storage boxes hold all of stuff. For example, one box is marked Embossing, Sparkle and Bling. This box holds my embossing powders, heat gun, glitter and anything that sparkles. Another box is marked Chipboard, that's pretty obvious what is in there.

Here is my die cutting station. This is the old desk I used to use for all of scrapping and stamping. The desk and upper cabinet hold all of my Quickutz, Sizzix, Nestabilities and Cuttlebug. I like the idea of having a separate Die Cutting workspace.

This is to the left side of my storage cabinets. There is a tall CD tower that holds my clear stamps. Most of my clear stamps are in CD cases. Also there is an old style Cassette Tape box, this holds my ink pads perfectly.

I have all my buttons and ribbons displayed on the shelf about my work station. They look really pretty.

I hope you can get a pretty good idea of how my room turned out. My photography skills are lacking for sure.

Hope you enjoyed the little tour.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

I will be updating this blog soon.

I realize I have not posted here in about 10 months, but hope to begin posting again soon. I'm in the process of remodeling my scramp room. Once it's done, I hope to post some pictures of it and then posting some projects and cards. Hope to have everything done in the next 3 - 4 weeks. Of course, this still entails painting (after KISA repairs the walls), buying the furniture, assembling the furniture, painting existing furniture, then organizing everything that has been boxed up. Once things get to that point, I will probably take a day or two off of work to organize and play.

Hope to "see" you all soon!