With every Wednesday comes a peek at the current week's Pals Paper Arts Design Team card. I had a wonderful time creating this card...and it is pretty simple...for me. It features three products from the Holiday Mini, as well as one of my favorite Designer Series Papers, Mocha Morning! Please join me for the reveal on Thursday!
This Card Can Be Yours....
...simply by leaving me a comment on today's and Thursday's post! It's that easy! I will randomly select one of you to receive this card. I love to share my creations!
Where I Stamp and Store...The Stampin' Pantry
I have been asked so many times to share pictures of my stamping space. The fact is, I don't have a studio, or even a dedicated room for stamping. I actually stamp on the kitchen island or the dining table. Many of my supplies are stored in my pantry, where they share space with the Crock Pots and bread machine, or in the kitchen. I would love to have a beautiful room some day, but for now, I will share pictures of how I make my space work for me.
With a room this small, there has to be a place for everything, and everything must be in its place.
The paper rack works better for storing things like cutting mats and pads of designer paper.
My inks, refills, and daubers share space on an old antique desk.
Ribbons are stored by style in the ribbon keepers that Stampin' Up! retired. I would love to have the rods like so many people have, but I don't have the place to put them.
Paper is stored in two sizes of simple paper holders, and was once organized by color family.
My apron and demonstrator bag hang from the end of an old wardrobe.
Older stamps are stored on the shelves of the wardrobe which has had the doors removed.
New releases and "mini" stamp sets are stored in a clock case in the dining room.
Stamps from the Holiday Mini are stored on the top shelf, while sets from the 2011 - 2012 Idea Book and Catalog are on the bottom shelf.
Dies are stored in the kitchen next to the refrigerator. My husband and son have learned to accept this.
I move my paper cutter and Big Shot out from the pantry and onto the kitchen counter when it is time to create.
My one big concession was removing the gorgeous light fixture which actually went with the kitchen decor and replacing it with this modern fixture complete with special bulbs for less color distortion. The end result is that it makes the kitchen look like an operating room. Arghhh!
The lights are positioned right above my island, where I do the bulk of my creating.
And so there you have it. I took what I had, and made it work for me. Remember, your comments are important to me. I do read each and every one! Of course, if you have questions, remember I am only an email away! Until next time...