Here with a quick post for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday #108 "Inked Backgrounds"
. I needed a wedding card for my dear friend Kyleen who is getting married this weekend to her Rudy.
Here is what I came up with:
This photo taken outside while it was snowing this morning is the only one I like and shows the truest colors:
This photo (below) shows the whole card but the colors are a lot brighter than in real life - taken inside in my light tent:
I embossed in white and then after inking the background with various pink inks I grabbed some copics in pinks and greens and colored the embossing....
Stamps: PTI Mini Blooms.
Cardstock: Sweet blush and Linen vellum
Dies: all PTI
Copic Markers and embossing powder - white.
Continue reading if you are interested in a little CRAFT ROOM UPDATE and some new shelves and storage items:
Some of you know that I am working on re-organizing and purging my craft goodies. For the first time ever I have a little bit more space to spread out in - in the basement of my house. For a long time my space was very, very small - just a table and a small cart.
One of the projects that I have wanted and needed is some shelving for my stamps. This is one of the projects I have now completed. I ordered and built two tall white CD/DVD storage towers from Amazon.com: HERE.
I wanted something very tall to use the vertical space in my room which is why I chose these.
I set one unit up to hold CD sized cases (the old style Papertrey Ink sets fit in here for example). The other is set up to hold DVD sized cases. I have many of my stamps from a variety of companies stored in DVD cases and they are now on the shelf next to my desk which makes them so easy to pull out and USE!!!
Here are some photos:
I still have lots of empty spaces and open shelves left as my collection continues to grow over time.
I purchased the turquoise baskets from the dollar store and they hold my smaller size sets - like the $5.00 sets from Papertrey Ink which I use all the time - shown in the photo below:
These baskets are still mostly empty so I have lots of room to grow into them too and could even combine them more in the future if the space is needed. I love how easy it is to pull a basket out and take it to my desk or just stand and flip through to get the set that I need.
I also put general label headings on each shelf that holds CD or DVD cases so that I know where to look for particular sets....see below:
I love how much time it saves to have everything labeled and sorted like this finally. Before I had no space for shelves and had things stored in photo boxes under my little desk. It was no fun getting down on the floor to try and find a set that I wanted to use. The shelves on the other hand make finding stamp sets sheer and total BLISS! It is just so EASY to find what I need! Space, organized and labeled space, really does make creating faster and more enjoyable.
Here are a couple more organizational items I have been painting lately:
A small (6" round) two-tier basket I got in brown at Ross Dress for Less becomes bright with some spray paint. I have found that in my dark basement bright colors are very, very, very welcome!
A straight on view...oops I see in the picture that I need to use a paintbrush to finish
painting the wood handle....but you get the idea....it holds my fabric tapes and Washi tapes. I have used them WAY MORE since I put them in here and set them on my new giant work table....
Below: Another item that sits on my desk and holds some of my wood-mounted birthday stamps. These are some of the very first stamps I ever purchased when I started card making to help use up my scraps from scrapbooking.
I like to have birthday stamps out on my desk as sometimes I need a card or tag for a gift in a hurry and that way I can just reach up and use them! So easy plus this little stand is like a 3-tiered birthday cake full of stamps to gaze at which is a gift to myself in inspiration every single day! I love surrounding myself with things that make me smile!
Here is a view of it at my desk - sorry about the lighting but this was taken this morning and that is the best I could do with the lights available and the snow falling down....
Okay - that is it for me...thanks for looking!