18 April, 2009

I've Been Sick and really Busy.

Finally the photos of the studio before and after the move. I still have some things to finish up in the new space but it is pretty much done. These first photos are before when I was in the extra bedroom. This was my work space. I did have a window to look out onto the side yard. My computer desk.

storage And this is what it looked like when I started the move. Too much stuff.

The living room before I painted and moved stuff out. This is the TV corner

This is the view looking into the family room/ kitchen area.

This is the TV corner now. George has been collecting Bird Cages for me. I'm going to make paper birds and use flowers and vines to decorate them.

This is looking at the room from behind my desk/work table. And my desktop is a mess as usual.

The curtain rods against the wall to hang the punches on worked great. On the right side of the shelf are two shoe bags that I use to hold my SU wheels.

I have access to the space under the table from both sides now. It gives me a lot more room.

I have tons of room to work now and it is so much more light and airy, I can hold classes and have open house weekend now and not have to hall everything from one room to another.

This is my mom and I a very long time ago. 1955 actually. Like the way mom dressed for camping? We spent a lot of time camping when I was growing up and then My husband and I always have camped. Not anymore though. The ground is too hard any more. The paper I used is cosmo cricket and the trees that are across the back on top are a Tim Holtz stamp.

I have several of these frames that I bought at the dollar store a long time ago. I put the inside together with paper, vintage photo, and ribbon and then I put the smaller frame on the outside of the glass along with layered flowers and a few charms. I can't wait to do the others. I love this photo and I really like the eyelash ribbon.

This is an 8"X8" layout that I made using the Mojo Monday Sketch week before last. I'm going to do a album of 8X8's using all Mojo sketches. That will be fun. This is the imaginisce paper again. I do like this stuff.

I dyed the fabric flower with felt pen and then added a Verve stamped flower to the center.

More flowers, a journal tag and some buttons finish it all off.

Cousins: Maddie and Kylie laying on the couch at Nana's house. This is some K & Co. paper that is perfect for little girls and Vintage projects. I love all the distressed layers on this.

Claudette and KayLynn on spring break. I had so looked forward to having Claudette around and then I ended up getting the flu the second day I had her and was so sick all week I just wanted to die. I did get this Layout finished for 52Sketches52Weeks though. The paper is Me and My Big Ideas. I love everything about this piece. I cut all the flowers from the pattern paper and layered them up and added rhinestones and glitter for the centers. I stitched around the outside edge of the circle and stitched the beads on the inside edge. I added some pink pearls, and ribbon and a few buttons.

I love this stamp. Kathleen let me stamp some images the other day and I couldn't wait to make something with it. Images are colored with colored pencils, the background dot paper is from Target and the mustard colored paper is SU. Claudette made this puppet for a school project and it turned out so cute. The paper is imaginisce, I love those little birds and the flowers

Can you believe that adorable little fox is one of imaginisce Snag 'em Stamps. $1.00. Yea! The ovals are cut with my new Nesties scalloped ovals and plain ovals. The flower strip across the center of the page is another Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Verve Stamps had a release party last night and these are the 4 challenges that I made for it. My #'s weren't picked but I will try again next month. I really like the sketches on the Mojo Monday Blog, The Verve Forum at SCS and the Julie always has great samples on her blog at Poetic Artistry. This first card is made with SU paper and stamp. Playful Petals Stamp is Inkadinkado paper is some new K & Co. that I picked up at Michaels last week. It is so cute. Actopus to Zelephant

The stamps are digital from Digital Stamp Oasis. They have some really nice stamps. I need to figure out how to do that link thing. Any way the paper is imaginisce. This paper is so cute.

Paper is Su and the image is Magnolia. I colored this with colored pencils and then use Flower Soft on the flowers and Crystal Effects on the boots and gloves.

I just finished this layout this morning. It is for the weekly Sketch at 52Sketches52Weeks #15. This is so springy. The paper is Basic Grey. I cut out flowers from the paper along with the stems and leaves and then I machine stitched the stems and leaves. You can see it better in the next few photos. I also distressed the stripe piece of paper and stitched it down. I ran the edge of the photo through a cuttlebug border embossing folder and then took a sanding block to the design. The flowers shown here are made from some die cut flowers and flowers that were on the paper as well as one acrylic die cut that I painted with mod podge and then sprinkled chunky glitter on it. The alpha stickers are from the dollar store and I put them on a piece of acrylic and hid the dimensionals with rhinestones.

The butterfly and a few of the flowers come from a dollar bin somewhere. I added some stickels to the centers of the flowers.

This was a really fun layout to do. I have a new one that I want to get started on and I think it will be one of my best yet. At least I hope so.

More flowers.

I got to get the new Tim Holtz Light and Bright Alcohol Inks today and they came in one of the really nice TH cases. That is how our local scrapbook store put them together. I sat down and made a color chart today and I will be using them on my next layout. I'll be back soon, I hope.
Have a great week!


Karen Lee said...

Hi.....I found your blog via Karen Mattison's new group! I love your studio!!! I have something over on my blog if you would like to go pick it up.

hugs, Karen Lee

Karen Lee said...

I don't know what problems you are having taking the award....but did you right click on it and then click on save as? Then you will be able to add it to your blog. I hope this helps. Have a good day.

hugs, Karen Lee