Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Stamp Room and a Mojo card


Hello my stamping friends!! It's a new week, and I'm excited to say, my Stamp Room remodel is finished, and I'm all moved in again. In fact, this is the first card I've made in my room since its completion!! Woo-Hoo!! I used last weeks Mojo Monday Sketch #177, because I loved the angles so much. I also used a huge variety of products that I got from Stamper's Dream. If you've never been to this on-line store before, you really need to check it out. Not only does Michelle carry a large variety of stamps, but she also has many different embellishments, papers, ribbons, and dies. Here's a list of what I used on my card: Kraft Envelope (Maya Road), Newsprint Cover-a-Card (IO), Lg Open Dot Tag (IO), Fancy Tags and Nested Frame Custom Dies (JustRite), Burlap String, and Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress Ink). I also included a button (PTI), a charm, and some staples, along with Making Memories Ledger Paper Pad dp. That about sums up my card for today. Now I'd like to share my new Stamp Room with you. Click Here to see the before pictures (you need to scroll down a bit)

I painted all my cupboards white, the walls Herbal Garden Light (Prismatics), and the shelf interiors Baby Blue Light (Prismatics). I also added some more lighting (although the pictures were taken with the lights off because it yellowed the green too much). I had some shelves added to an existing closet and had the doors removed too. Here's a 360 of the room starting with a view from the door, then from the left.


I displayed some of my favorite cards and projects on the shelves, along with some cards from friends. I also have my Perfect Pearls and Stickles on the Silver Lazy Susan on the third shelf from the top, and magazines on the top and bottom shelves.


Here you can see my buttons, sewing station (with the chair my Shih tzu "Bear" has to sit on while I'm in here...it's his throne.), and my CD carousel that I store my Verve images in. I also store my Spellbinders Dies in one. I purchased these CD carousels at Racks and Stands.com. My sweet husband is going to make a couple of plaques with antique glass knobs for me to hang the Verve image cards on. Right now they're stacked next to the CD's. Unfortunately he wasn't able to finish it before today.


Here you can see my island that I stamp on, and how I store my inks, Copics, Tombows and Spellbinders dies. I used to store my Tombows in the Storage Center on the left, but I just had too many markers...*sigh*. I got this storage center from Storage Units Ink and More. I got the Cubbies to store my Copics in from Studio 3 Solutions.


In this photo, you can see my closet. I have Martha Stewart Storage Units, as well as boxes that I have cards categorized by Theme (Birthday, Friend, Holiday, etc.). On the bottom I have all my ribbons stored by color, lace, string and seam binding.


My husband made a wall piece for some of my punches. Unfortunately I out grew it quite fast. The rest are stored on shelves and in some cupboards.


Here you can see where I store my papers, punches, and more. The baskets on the left have my embossing folders in them, and I also have my Verve Dies stored in one of the white boxes, and my MFT dies stored in another box along with other miscellaneous dies. The little basket on the bottom shelf holds all my Versamagic inks. Stored in the little clear drawers are the following: Sponge daubers large and small, double stick tape, acrylic blocks, signature stamps. I also have my Grand Calibur, Cuttlebug, Scor-pal and Scor-Buddy, Fiskars Rotary Cutter, and other stamping tools on the counter.


Here you can see the entrance, as well as my scrap paper storage that is arranged by color.


Lastly, this is the view from my room. If you look closely you can see the snow caps of the mountains.

Whew!! That's finally it for the tour. I hope you all enjoyed seeing where I spend quite a bit of my days. Now that it's all white, it's brightened it up considerably. In fact, I photographed my card in there...not in the usual photo tent. The natural light was perfect.

Happy stamping my friends!!
Tosh

58 comments:

Valerie said...

Holy smokes, Tosh! What a beautiful space to create in! I would never want to venture into the rest of the house! LOL

Maureen said...

LOVE THIS!!! Oh, my Tosh...I'm going to have to fly you up to Canada and help me with my new studio in the summer :) So many wonderful ideas :) I love having everything organized :) It must feel so good to stamp here...I can tell by this masterpiece you made on the maiden voyage :) congrats!!

Stamp like you mean it said...

Sistah...seriously, I am dieing right now to see such beauty! Oh my word- it is even more beautiful than I had imagined. I am so taking my shoes off next tine I 'enter in'. Lol! Tosh, your style & organization have made this a place to dream up new creations and grow. What a beautiful place to stamp! I am so happy for you! Snugs.....

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Tosh your space is GORGEOUS!! Love your card!!

Jami said...

AAAAACCCCCKKKKK! When can I come up to visit? Your studio is MAGNIFICENT! Holy Cow! Thanks for the tour!

Michelle said...

Love your card, Tosh...but the room has taken center stage in this post!

Good grief, what an AWESOME room full of fun things! I love how organized you are! So when are ya gonna come organize ME!!! :)

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, the studio is absolutely gorgeous!! You did a fabulous job on it!

Lori Craig said...

This studio is absolutely gorgeous! GORGEOUS! G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S... My mind is made up...visit Tosh on my next trip to Fresno! Congrats, sweetie!

Gabriela said...

What a dramatic facelift you've given your studio. It must be absolutely delightful to spend time in such beautiful place. Your new cabinetry and walls are so beautiful. Congratulations.

Your card is adorable. I love the three staples.

Jackie Pedro said...

THUD.......................I'm comin' to you!!! There is no way you can come here and see my sad little craft area! LOL! This is amazing, Tosh!! What a gorgeous space and such a gorgeous view!!

Love your card!!

Leigh said...

Oh my goodness, your room is just beautiful. All that space and all that gorgeous natural light. Love it.

Keva said...

Whoa. That room is a dream room! It looks absolutely fabulous. Congrats on that room - just stunning.

Love your card, too. The colors are great and I love the extra details.

Grace said...

Wow Tosh!!! Where do I start? First let me say your first card in your new space is fabulous.... I love all the vintage touches!!! I am in awe of your incredible room!!! I love the white cabinets and all the light you have... your organization is incredible! No wonder you have such wonderful mojo!!! Seriously I could use you to help me organize mine!!! :) Enjoy it Tosh! Beautiful view out that window too!

StampOwl said...

oh this would be a dream to work in ... love love love it

Stamp like you mean it said...

Ooops...did I mention how *gorgeous* your card is? Sistah, you are working your usual magic! Love it all! Hugs....

wannabcre8tive said...

Tosh, I love this card, so pretty.
Your office is just beautiful. I love the white cabinets and all the natural light with the view of the mountain top. You are so organized.
You did a fabulous job planning it all out. I am ready to come and stamp with you.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW. That pretty much says it all. Wow.

Wanda Cullen said...

What an incredible crafting space!! Love the white with green and blue...so serene! Oh, yes...your card is gorgeous as well! :-)

Merry said...

Such a beautiful card...love all the embellishments. Now your crafting room is what I would call heaven....so much room...so much storage and the scenery outside the window...aaaaaahhhh! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Paper Paradise said...

What a fantastic room, it is just amazing. Love the punch storage on the wall, fantastic! The card is lovely too. Must be great crafting in such an amazing place! x

renee said...

your card is wonderful as always! love your creative space...so proud for you!

irishgalkelly said...

Tosh,
What a wonderful craft room you have. So bright and cheery, fabulous natural light, awesome view, and beautiful soft colors. Enjoy!!

ps...love your card too, great rustic vibe.

Peggy said...

Beautiful room and even more beautiful view.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Jessica said...

Holy smokes, gorgeous can I move in? With my husband and 5 kids? LOL we would love to live on a farm. Truley this is beautiful!

Cook22 said...

So light and bright with such a view - who wouldn't feel creative in there. Fabulous makeover.

Betty said...

WOW Tosh that is some stamp room and your view is awesome...is that green grass? All I see is snow, that's all I've seen since November. :(

Sheila H said...

Your room is super fantastic! And the view is to die for! It's a wonder that you ever leave it :)

Mrs Ham said...

WOW!!!Tosh, you craft room is absolute beautiful. So much space and so organized. Love it.

Carolyn King said...

wow Tosh...totally gorgeous. So worth the time and energy. Now you can come do mine :)
Love your card too...just mesmerized by the room at the moment!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the card you did a wonderful job with that sketch!
Love your room, it looks so fresh and just happy, and what a beautiful view you have!

Betty Wright said...

Your card is wonderful! Love the style and textures! Your new craftroom looks absolutely amazing! And, to have that snowcap view....priceless!

Linda Yamakido said...

Just color me GREEN.. I dont care if you use a copic, water colors, pastels or ink... I am green with envy... Love your room Tosh :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh girl...you are so incredibly blessed. What a gorgeous space to work in and so neat and organized!! You so deserve it girlfriend!
hugs,
Chris

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*GASP* I can only DREAM of having a craft space like that!!! It's totally gorgeous!!!! Love your card with it's antique feel - stunning!

Tanya said...

Lucky lucky girl, this is gorgeous!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I would die just for the view....how gorgeous....and so beautifully framed by this beautiful studio......you deserve the BEST, my friend....and it is looking to me like you have accomplished the BEST

Congrats

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Omigosh, Tosh! What an amazing and dreamy stamp room!! You are so organized, and I love all the white. I suggested to my husband that he let me have his play room to add to my stamp room space so I could add an island like that. He just gave me that blank stare; he already thinks I'm way spoiled! LOL! So, I told him I was gonna go live with you so I could craft in that well-lit, beautiful room with the GORGEOUS view! I don't think I would ever leave that room. I'm happy for you, sweet friend!

kim.mom said...

WOWSA!! Love your studio!!!! So clean and bright!!! What a view!!!

America said...

What AMAZING and INCREDIBLE end result!! WOW! Talk about a serious makeover. FAB Lighting & Magnificent VIEW!! I am in LOVE everything you've done with this GREAT and inspirational CraftRoom! So, When can I move-in to this BEAUTIFUL place??!!

Rose Ann said...

I'm in love with your space, Tosh!! So perfect!! ☺ Congratulations, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it!!

Oh and I love your card too!! What a cool Maya Road envelope!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Lucky, lucky you, Tosh! Man, that room is stunning -- just beautiful and sooo clean! Does it stay that way, always? *sigh!* Just color me green with envy! :)

Robin Barwacz said...

Beautiful! And what a view....amazing. I am so very jealous. LOL. Maybe in my next lifetime I will be able to have a craft room that is not in my basement. Seriously, best of luck in your remodeled digs. Happy stamping and thanks for sharing. Robin b.

Leslie Miller said...

I've been lost in your stamp room for I don't know how long! Oh, it's beautiful, Tosh. So bright and big and clean and uncluttered. I'm totally in love with it!

Laurie in MN said...

WOW!

Marisa said...

I'm jealous!!! Your space is AMAZING!! Great job :)

Anonymous said...

Nice style. I wish I could write that way.
Tapety na pulpit
Tapety

Tania said...

What a great space, my space could never be that tidy,or organised I am envious.

Kari Webster said...

Gorgeous space, and organized! TFS!

Joy said...

Found your blog through Crafty Storage..WOW! loving your room, what a transformation...isn't it amazing what a lick of paint will do..thanks so much for sharing your lovely room..I will be back for sure. Hugs!

Primitive Seasons said...

Your space is stupendous! Very inspiring. How hard was it to paint the cabinets. Did you prime, sand, how many coats? I've always wanted to do this but everyone says it's labor intensive.

Marywww.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Kristie said...

What an amazing room...& the view is pretty spectacular too!!! Thanks for sharing Tosh

Anonymous said...

GOOD GRIEF! I would never want to leave - for anything!. That is one amazing space. MUST BE NICE! I will never know

Crafty Lu said...

Your room is amazing! The view of the mountains is gorgeous!!!

Crafty Lu said...

Your room is awesome! The view of the mountains is absolutely gorgeous!!! Glad I stopped by to see it all.

Creative Escapes said...

This is beautiful! I love how it is so bright and white!

MichelleB said...

Love Love your stamping room so neat and well organized. You are wonderfully creative Lady!

Anonymous said...

Wow...I'm speechless which almost never happens...You are so blessed and Hubby helped you as well God bless him....This is the best use of space I've ever seen..so well planned out everything within reach as you need them....your room and you are my inspiration..thank you so much BethVelosa

snippy said...

OMG !!!! I would be in heaven, if I had a beautiful room like you have. Wish I had that space. I actually used kitchen valance rods for my MS punches. They r expandable. Filled them up real fast. Love, love, love your room. Every scrappers dream.

 
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