Thursday, January 16, 2014

I finally found some more pictures of the studio. Here is the outside after the painters were done. It actually looks like it belongs to the house. The 8' tall walls is what makes it look large in my opinion.

Now for some of the inside. I am still tweaking the space. It does quadruple duty. I have to have a desk area to help with the hubbies business. I also need a stamping space, scrapbooking space for 4-6 people, and I have to have an area to store Pocket Angels that I make and ship out all over the world. I believe I have changed some things since these pictures. I figure I'll wait to take new pictures for a bit since I am planning on changing from Creative Memories to Stampin up. CM no longer has the products I or my clients use on a daily basis.

On this wall, are the cabinets. I found the slat wall at a store that was closing. It holds 12" paper that I am currently using in certain projects as well as cutting tools. To the right is my stamping station and any tools or supplies like adhesives are in the drawers. The left side is where I do all of my scanning, printing, etc. The lower cabinet has pull out bins which at the moment hold my wood stamp sets.

Here is another work space. On this table I do my pocket angels. It also is a spot for me to do my scrap booking. When I have others over to scrap with me, I can take the small table out and put in two 6' tables. Most of the supplies I need are right there in the cubbies or shelves, close at hand.

 The next pictures are where I store my punches and keep my cricut machine. The cricut is on a repurposed printer stand. The shelf pulls out so I don't have to move it to a larger work space when I want to cut something. The punches are resting on rails I bought from Ikea. They are on the side of a free standing closet. Did I mention that This space can also double as a guest space? My computer desk is a portable drafting table. It can be folded up out of the way and allows us to fit a queen size air bed if needed.

Even the door does double duty. It is a steel door, so I use it as a memo board for myself. I see the things I need to do as I try to leave the room. Really helps to keep me on track :-)
My space still needs some fine tuning and personalization, but its getting there.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The beginings of Studio B

I know I promised to get the pictures of my new craft room posted. I just haven't had the time. Trying to find the pictures I need has been a royal pain. Too many cameras and phones. Once I get them compiled in one place, I will get them on here. I keep changing things too. My OCD at work. Here are some of the in process photos.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Seems life just keeps wanting to change. Creative Memories is kinda up in the air. Its been a fairly frustrating experience. We shall keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best. Good news... my studio is finally finished and I have been putting the final touches on the inside. Will post pics once I clean up the remaining clutter. A space of my own! Finally! Too bad I can only fit 6 scrappers at a time ;-)

Once all of the last minute ordering and delivering is accomplished, I hope to be able to start giving some classes on card making and scrap booking.

Hope you have a pleasant week!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Haven't had much time  to create lately. We are building my art studio in the backyard. I'm getting really excited. I probably won't purchase the cabinets and counters til next year. You never know though. If my old desk sells at the garage sale, I'll need to purchase something to work on :-)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Here is a card I cased by Michelle Zindorf. She is such an inspiration. Not just in stamping either!
I played with my new owl punch. Life is so much easier thanks to stamps withmatching punches. I added an black scallop circle in the upper left corner and put 3 different sayings in the package that the buyer can choose to use.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

practice makes perfect

Well, I tried to duplicate some of Michelle's cards after taking her class. I picked some of the direct to paper, but had to change the colors a bit. Sorry, couldn't figure out how to rotate this one.

Monday, October 22, 2012

took a class or two

Well  I actually did it. I bit the bullet and saved for two classes by Michele Zindorf'. Hopefully you will see more brayered and direct to paper cards in my future. Right now, I'm busy with Xmas cards. Then the hubby asked me to make some gift sets for him. If only we could all purchase extra time ;-)

Hopefully will have something to show soon.