Saturday, August 11, 2007

Just about done!

Well, as you can see from the pictures, I'm just about done with my Stampin' Studio! I'm very excited, and I had my first real workshop on August 5th, before I left for vacation. It went very well! I did a "Mystery Hostess" and had good enough sales to have one person win the Hostess gift, and another person win $20 in merchandise. I'd love to do these once each month, along with other kinds of workshops.

This is a cute little corner rack my sister had in her basement. I took it. ^_^

I thought this was a neat way to display current samples. The clothespins are tied to the string so they don't slide. I can just change my samples as I need!

More samples on string. I suppose a vertical string would work too, but I wanted to fill up space.

I needed to fill up another section of wall, but didn't want to hang more card samples. So, I dug out pics from last summer and made my very first ever Scrap Book page! I never made one before so this is very simple. I love it though!

I decided to try stamping a small section of wall. I think the colored StazOn or the craft ink would work better. Since I didn't have them, I used the Classic Ink. Where it was extra juicey, it ran just a tad, but I'm still happy with it!

I was able to seat 10 people here with the two tables. That's a shoe bag in the back on the closet door. I keep my punches in there. I LOVE PUNCHES! And, yes, that pitiful bunch of stamp sets on the top of the black rack is all I have at this point. :( But I will have more! Oh, yes! I will have more!

Hubby ran out and bought me a new air conditioner for my room. Ain't he sweet?

The connecting room is still a mess. I plan to expand into there for bigger workshops, but for now I just put a curtain in the doorway to hide it. That also keeps the poor air conditioner from blowing up!

I managed to hide the hook-ups for the washer and dryer for now, but I plan to put in some kind of counter where they'll be permanently hidden.

Well, that's the tour! Hope you like it and found some ideas you can CASE. I plan for my next blog entry to be more about actually STAMPIN'! *lol*

Sunday, July 29, 2007


Out of the last 12 hours, I spent 11 of them painting! I feel like I'm going to drop over! BUT...looking at that room...I feel really, really good! I keep looking around at the pretty walls picturing the handstamped clock I'm going to put on the wall, and all the other neat things I'm going to stamp to decorate! It will be sooooo worth it! I think I burned and scrubbed a layer of skin off in the shower, though.

Here are four shots of the kitchen. Remember, I still have the dining room to do, and all this (plus the normal cleaning, preparing, and decorating) by Sunday the 5th. AM I NUTS?? Probably, but if I don't give my self a ridiculous deadline, I never get anything done. Anyway, to the pictures!!!!

And yes, after all that, I forgot to give the window trim at least one coat. Guess I'll start with that tomorrow, move into the other room, then come back to do the second coat. Tell ya what. When we go to sell this house someday, I am NOT, I repeat emphatically, NOT going to be the one to paint ANYTHING!!!! Sorry, just had to get that out.

Oh, and just so this entry can have something to do with actually stamping cards...I spent a few hours with Susan, my Upline in Stampin' Up! yesterday and we made six great cards! I'll put them in my gallery tomorrow, if I take a break. I'm starting to finally unwind now, and I'm getting sleepy...zzzzzzz.....

Saturday, July 14, 2007

A new blog is born!

Welcome! I have a lot of ideas for what I'd like to do with this blog and I hope you'll enjoy watching it progress. I am pretty new to stamping and I love visiting other stampers' blogs, so I hope you'll drop me a link so I can come see you.

Below are some pictures of the space in my home I want to use for stamping and hosting workshops. Normally, I would never want ANYONE to see this disaster next door (we own a duplex with a connecting, inside door) but I want to keep a photo record of the progress I make. Maybe it will remind me to keep working on it too!

Mostly, I hope that current and future customers will use this site to keep track of what I'm doing, to get some new ideas, and to keep in touch! However, I love for anyone who's interested to stop by, comment, make suggestions, or whatever! Please feel free to share this site with your stamping friends.

I do plan to get into scrap booking soon, so if that's your bag, hang in there! Thanks for coming by!