Thursday, December 27, 2012

More Studio pictures!

Time to share more pictures of my wonderful studio! Here is my collection of ribbons, I was lucky to get this ribbon cabinet from a friend, I just love how I can stand there and choose what colour suits my card! In the large cupboard i have quite a few large clear containers that house my rub-ons, stickers, alphabets stickers, paper embellishment, all stacked and labelled for easy access!
This area is in my laundry, behind the wooden stamp shelves. The shelves have all my paints, embossing powders, re-inkers, mediums etc. Hanging up are my screens and masks, as I have said before I am a visual person and I like to see things otherwise I would forget! It may look like a mess but I know where everything is.
I use this gorgeous rusty tin to store all my Washi tapes, this picture must be a few months old as it's over flowing now LOL! I do love Washi tapes!
These are my acrylic stamps, I have them sorted into themes in baskets so I can flick through them! I don't think I have many punches as I have seen a few of my friends collections!!
This is my office area, I don't sit here much LOL. The shelves are filled with some of my favourite things that friends have made for me or items I have created. I also have my most treasured item on one of the shelves, just below the little clown my Dad gave me, it's a display piece that Tim Holtz made and I had won it at a charity auction!! I can't tell you how excited I was to win it and I soooo treasure it!!
Well that's about it, I'm still adding pieces and there are always more pictures to show you, one day soon maybe. I don't want you to get too jealous!! Now remember I did start out with a shoebox many, many years ago filled with items to create my cards with, I would get that out and create at my dining table and pack it all up again, so I do know how spoilt I am :-) Thank you for looking, maybe you can join me one day in my studio and create with me?? Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

My Studio!

I thought it's about time I showed off my studio on my blog! It's our double garage that I have converted to a creative studio, I'm sooo lucky to have it but it's also my job so it's great I can escape and create!! I have a passion for all things old as you can see and I'm really pleased in how it turned out! Most items are family heirlooms but some like the old typewriter I managed to pick up at a local junk yard for $30!! So this is what you see when you first walk in, I have covered the garage roller doors with long pieces of calico fabric that have been sewn together then I made a doily banner to hang at the top, I just love, love, love doilies and I'm very fortune that I have wonderful family and friend who feed my addiction!!
I purchased this old dilapidated screen door from the local junkyard as well, The peeled paint and tattered fly screen makes my heart happy!! I hung it up and use it to display all my pretties! The wicked baskets are filled with delighful chipboard pieces, 6x6 paper pads and flowers. You can just see underneath them are my shelves for all my A4 cardstock!
These are my work tables where I create, have friends over for craft days and where I teach. The chairs are padded and I have plenty of daylight globes which is wonderful! Sometimes these table are literally covered and nearly over flowing with just my mess!!
Okay this is my wooden stamp area and my work bench where I do most of my messy work, I seem to prefer to stand up when doing these things! I'm a visual person so I like to see my stamps and they look sooo pretty! Yes there are two rows of them on each shelf but I have been creating for 15 years now!
This picture show what I called my smorgesborg area, I have vintage glass bowls filled with resin pieces, cameos, Tim's Holtz bits and pieces, vintage jewelery etc, sometimes I just stand there and look and smile!! Love it!!
Okay that's just a taste, I will do another post with some more pictures soon!! I did say I'm a very lucky girl he he. Happy Stamping!! Jane

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Quick Christmas cards

Okay, what do you do if you need Christmas cards in a hurry? You pull out your stash of already created backgrounds!! I have an overflowing box of UFO's and most are these wonderful backgrounds that I have created when I've been doing demos for classes and for my feature in 'Cardmaking, Stamping & papercraft called 'The Classroom'. These have been lying around for ages and finally I have a use for them! I trimmed them down, layered them on my cards front, added a Stampin' Up! (discontinued, sorry) stamped image on top and a bow, viola!! I got ten cards made in half an hour, mind you I have about 100 more to make!
At least they look like I have taken a little longer than 3 minutes each! Have a great Christmas and a safe and happy New Year! Happy Stamping! Jane

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