January 20, 2008

BEATE'S SKETCH CHALLENGE AND A SNEAK PEEK!

Hi all! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I have been VERY busy putting my scrap/stamp room together and I have to say it is coming along beautifully! So, this will be a long post, but worth it I think! But, before I give you a sneak peek (I will, I promise!) I want to share the card I did for Beate's sketch challenge. I have not been able to do to many of these lately as most of you know, so I was thrilled to sit in my new room this morning and put this one together. I have to say, maybe my stamp room gives me great mojo because I am really excited with how this card came out and that does not happen very often! I am not much of a card maker, I am more of a scrapbooker, BUT I am getting better *wink* So, you all need to tell me what you think! I really liked this sketch although I changed it slightly - since my stamp already had a sentiment, I did leave that extra embellishment off but the basic sketch is intact. The base of the card is Kraft (for Kimberly!) which I have never liked but is growing on my thanks to my enabling upline who is awesome! Then, I used some of the new Berry Bliss DP, which is totally yummy! I then layered Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa, and on the main image, Whisper White cardstock. I used my Corner Ticket Punch on all the layers as well. The main image is the cute little skunk from the new stamp set Pun Fun, which I see myself using alot! I colored the image using my Stampin Write Markers and my blender pen. For the little sidebar, I used my 3/4 inch circle punch to make circles out of Regal Rose, then used pewter jumbo eyelets to make it pop. I put these in using my Crop-A-Dile which I love! Around the main image I used Pretty in Pink brads and then added some Purely Pomegranate ribbon to draw out the colors in the DP. And, there you have it! Now, on to my scrap room. I am still working on it, but it is about 90% done so I will share a few of the pics today and maybe some more tomorrow -can't give it all to you at once *wink*. This first one is of my actual work space, which I totally love because there is sooo much room! I have a shelf underneath the work area where I have storage bins full of different embellishments, paper, paints, etc. All of my SU! stuff is located within arms reach so that I can easily and quickly take care of business. It may be hard to tell from this picture but my workspace table is ten feet long!!! So, there is plenty of room for my inkpads, and such. This next shot shows all my SU! punches - Tony is building me a storage for these but right now this works just fine because I can easily see what each is and pull it out for use! Underneath is my storage containers for my glitters (all the new SU! yummy ones), snail refills, and my sponges. To the side you can see a stackable storage container, well, each drawer contains my different SU! adhesives, dimensionals, and such. Very handy! And, the brackets Tony chose have little storage areas so I was able to hang all my scissors, hand punches, and my crop-a-dile for easy reach as well! This next one shows my carousel for my brads as well as some ribbon. But, the main thing here is my paper storage for some (yep, I said some) of my non-SU! DP. I do a TON of scrapbooking and have so much paper that I don't want to part with it just because I am SU! demo. This storage unit is awesome and still has lots of room for more (oh, no!) This next pic is a quick view of how I store my stamp pads and
such so I can reach them easily while creating. And, above them is where I store my SU! DP and cardstock which I use ALOT and has easily become my favorite paper because it is such great quality.
And, of course, my room would not be complete without having a spot for my two little weiner dogs to keep my company. Aren't they so cute!!! So, now you have had a sneak peek at one corner of my room - I still have several things to show you but that will have to wait. Until then!

26 comments:

Beth Norman said...

Oh my goodness that is some gorgeous studio!

Rose Ann said...

I LOVE your card for Beate's sketch, Alex!! I love the cute image, pretty papers, and jumbo eyelets! Awesome, girl!

Your space looks absolutely fantastic!! Wonderful!!

Melissa said...

Awesome, awesome awesome!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Marlou said...

well I love your beautiful card!!! what a cute stamp!!! and love!!! love!!!! your new craft room enjoy it xx

suzann said...

I love your room! It looks so neat and organized.

I especially love the Dachshunds! I have one, too!!

Suzanne said...

Great card love the stamp..I also had a go at this today card is on my blog. As for your craft room well to say I am green with envy is an under-statement....all this and sunshine no wonder your mojo is on top form!!! Sue :o)

Sharon said...

Your new space makes me jealous. Dogs and all! Take care!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is adorable, Alex! I have to look at that set! I missed it! Love your card and your craft room!

pescbrico said...

Wow! First your card is really lovely! I like it a lot too :)
Your room is so great! I need to find a way to be able to reach my punchs when I need those instead of digging in my box... Thanks for sharing :)

beate said...

Alex, your new room looks fabulous! What a wonderful place to stamp.
Your card looks wonderful! I am glad you got time to particate in the challenge. Hugs and smiles

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Whoooowhooooooo!!!...I would LOVE to come over & PLAY!!!!.....and THE CARD....is wonderful!...My FAVORITE new SU DSP...yummy!...and the jumbo eyelets just POP!....a PERFECT PRESENTATION, my dear! Isnt it amazing what a cool studio does for our mojo????...TFS!!

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card and wonderful craft area.

Dawn Easton said...

Super cute card Alex! I can't wait to get that set and that DP...think it'll be my new fave! Great colouring!

Oh my goodness...your space looks wonderful!!! Your puppies are so cute too!

Amber Porter said...

This card is absolutely adorable!!! I have this set on my wish list! Would you be willing to send me some images of this set? I'm willing to return the favor with sets that I have!!!
Love your craft room too! Awesome!
SBS9

My Paper World said...

Your card is super cute! and your new room looks fantastic!

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Love this card and your craft room looks fab. Keep up the good work.

Tracy.H said...

What a great card! I love it!! Your room looks awesome...especially with the sleepin' puppies! :0)

Deborah said...

Love your card for Beate's sketch! Your room is wonderful! I love the natural light that pours in! You will be creating some beauties for sure there! Hugs, Deb

NattyK said...

Great card and what a fab craft room. You could be lost for hours and hours in there. x

Manna said...

Lovely, lovely card! And your stamp room is so organised. I wish I could keep my room half as nice as yours.

corinnesomerville said...

Your stamping room is gorgeous !!! I'm trying very hard not to be jealous !!! What a wonderful place to go and scrap/stamp to your heart's content !!!! Love the little space for your dogs...they're adorable !!
Hey...I was just talking to my team leader Alicia Ryckman and she said that she saw you at Leadership...she's personally giving me the hug and kiss from you when I see her next week !! Thanks, sweetie !!!! Are you going to convention? I'm planning and budgeting now to hopefully get there !!!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

First off, that card is fantastic! I love the image, the sentiment, and the color you selected! Wow, that new paper is gorgeous! Just wonderful!

Next, WOW! Your new space is fantastic! Yes, the mojo would be working in that room!

Last, your dogs are adorable! Tell us their names! They're so very sweet!

Enjoy your space! I don't think that's going to be a problem for you!!

Nikki Bond said...

Wow! Your room looks great Alex! Lots and lots of space!!!! Your card is "stinkin" cute too! I've never spotted a pink skunk before! Must be a California thing! LOL I got my blog candy today and boy is it YUMMY!!!! Thanks so much Alex! I can't wait to use them! {SMILES}

Kimberly said...

giggle... love the Kraft paper. :) I know you will learn to love it. Smooches!!!!

scrapnnMO said...

OMG your studio is fabulous and to die for! I want one so bad! YOur card is also fantastic to. Cute image! Awesome job on the challenge!

kathleenh said...

Alex, your card is sooooo cute! I love the colors and embellishments. Your craft room looks great! It must feel good to be able to sit down and stamp.