Thursday, December 15, 2011

CST challenge

Hi Everybody,  Hope your week is going well.
Just 10 short days left until Christmas.  I am almost done.  The house is decorated.  The cards are sent. The shopping for grandkids is done.  Only have to get a few gift cards for my kids.
Since we had a Christmas in July, our Christmas this year will be scaled down a bit.  One of my sons and his family are in Switzerland this year so we celebrated before they left during the summer.

I added a couple cards to the CST challenge this week which was to feature snowmen.

This first card is one I sent to an online friend who has supplied me with scads of card fronts to remake and sell to raise money for our local Relay for Life.  Thanks Sue.

The card measures 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  I started out by stamping the background snowflakes randomly in different shades of blue. Some of these snowflakes are from Stampin up and the rest are from Inkadinkadoo. I put a wide piece of Scor-tape over this and added clear Glitter Ritz glitter and burnished well.  I did the same thing for the little snowman tag and sorry, I don't know who made this stamp.  I then matted everything, added the ribbon and adhered everything together.  And it was done.

The next card is a very simple easel card. 
I put some kraft paper through the Cuttlebug and sponged it with white craft ink from Stampin Up.  I really like the look of this.  The image is one of my all time favorite Christmas stamps.  It is from Penny Black and I have had it forever.
The sentiment was cuttlebugged with a Sizzix embossing folder.  The inside of the card says "Peace" and "Joy".  It is also done in blue and matted with kraft paper.  This card seems a little plain to me, but I was making it for someone who is not the "blingy" type.

I hope you liked my cards today.
Bye for now and have a great weekend.
Theresa in Kitimat

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Masculin cards, CST challenge

Hi everybody.  Hope your week is going well. 

 I have been busy finishing my Christmas cards.  All done-woohoo.  I will try hard to get them in the mail before the end of the week.  I have turned over a new leaf.  I usually get my cards  into the mail about Dec 20 knowing that they will arrive late but with the thought that late is better than never and maybe.. people will appreciate them more because the Christmas rush is over and they are still getting mail.  Who am I trying to kid :-)?

Anyway, I am tired of Christmas cards so decided to add cards to the CST challenge that were not Christmas related.  This weeks challenge was to make cards that were for a man or boy.

This first card is one I made a while ago for my Dad.  It is a pretty simple card, but took a fair bit of time to create.  I think the card measures about 5 X 6.  The base card is white cs.  The whale silhouette  is one I had saved to my computer a long time ago.  Sorry, I so not know who made it and I lost the template  in a computer crash.
Anyways, I printd it out and then used that as a template and cut it out of black paper with my X-acto knife.
I glued the cut out to a dyed dryer sheet for the blue background and then cut around everything leaving the narrow border.  I think the finished card ended up looking quite dramatic.

This next card is one I just finished.  It has gone into my "for sale" stash (for Relay for Life).
It is pretty straight forward.  The image and sentiment are from a wonderful stamp set made by Sugarloaf Products.  I have done a search and can't find a link for them so I am not sure if they are still in business.  I used Nestabilities for the scallop and to cut the image out.  The twig is a real twig I got from my yard.
The inside of the card has a sentiment that says "You're HOW old?"  This is also from the same set.

Sorry,  the card is crooked.  I was not very careful when I scanned it.  Got to work on that.

Hope you liked my cards today.  Any questions...just email me.
Wishing you all a Happy Day
Theresa in Kitimat

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Follow up to last post

Just as a quick follow up, I forgot to post that I never send a personal card to anyone that is not created completely by me.  I figure if I am selling or donating cards, anything goes, because the buyer/ or giver did not make the card in the first place, but if I am personally giving a card to someone, it should be something I have created (even if it is cased :-).

Theresa in Kitimat

SAS4K and a question

I got a dozen cards in the mail yesterday for this very wonderful cause, SAS4K.  You can learn about it by clicking the link in my sidebar.  I created some of these cards and some were repurposed from card fronts that my online friend, Sue Rapin sent me.  Thank you, Sue. 

These two were created by me.  Along with a couple others.

And so, here is my question.

Do people mind if we reuse the cards we have received in swaps or as Raks?
Here are my thoughts on this:
I have saved every card I have received over the last 14 years.  I have about 20  binders full of them, all tucked safely into photo sleeves.  I love looking back and seeing them and using them for inspiration.  But I now have a scanner and a digital camera and I digitally save all of the cards I get .  I have come to the point where I can comfortably reuse some of the card fronts that  I have received to extend their life and give joy to others.  I sell as many cards as I can to raise money for our local Relay for Life and now I am sending cards to SAS4K.

Don't get me wrong, there are some special cards from special people that I would never think to reuse, but will cherish always.
I know I would love to know that the cards I have sent to people would have a second life.  I often use a removable sheet on the inside for the sentiment with a little note at the bottom that says "Please reuse this  card".

When I reuse a card, I always give credit to the original stamper.  I have made a label that says:
Origainal art by:
(space to write the card maker's name)
Repurposed by:
Theresa in Kitimat
and I put this on the back of the cards. 

I would love to get some feedback on this subject.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Happy week to you all.
Theresa in Kitimat

Saturday, November 19, 2011

CST challenge and SAS4K

Hi everybody,
This is a card I made for our CST challenge this week (make a round card).  This card was fun to make and is pretty straight forward.  I used Nestabilities to cut the base out of white cs. Cut two, scored one at the top for the back and sealed together so it would open.  I then used my Fiscars circle cutter to cut out 2 yellow circles and sandwiched the ribbon between them.  The ribbon is equal all the way around even if it doesn't show up like that in the photo.  I think it was the angle I took the photo at that makes it look so uneven.  This was then adhered to the card base.

I then cut another smaller Nestabilitie scallop circle and embossed it and added that on top.  All that was left to do was add the little elfin girl image (digi stamp that was colored with prisma colors, sorry I could not find where I got the digi from, I am usually good about noting where I get digis, just not this time, my bad.) and add the sentiment (Inkadinkadoo) using nestabilities, once again.  The image is popped up and I inked the edges of all the white cs with yellow ink.

This card will be added to a bunch I will be sending to "Send a Smile 4 Kids".  This seems like a very worthy cause that donates cards to Sick Kids in Vancouver and Stollery in Edmonton so that families and staff can give cards to children that are in need of care.  If you would like to know more about this cause, here is the link.

I was told about this organization by Gail, a new blogging friend.  Gail has to be one of the busiest people I know.  She gets more done in a day than I do in two weeks.  And she is a great crafter.  You really should check out her blog.  It really is an inspiration.

I know I live in BC and Sick Kids is a wonderful hospital, but I thinkI will send cards to Alberta for Stollery. I have a close connection to that hospital.  . I spent countless hours there a few

years ago when my young niece was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Right after the diagnosis, I went to Alberta to help anyway I could.  I thought I would be caring for my sister's other children while she and my niece stayed in Edmonton for treatments.
Found out treatments were 15 minute bouts of radiation, 5 days a week.  So we decided to travel back and forth for 6 weeks of treatments.  They live a little over an hour out of Edmonton.  I became the designated driver.  My sis was not comfortable driving in the city, especially with so much on her mind.  Many of the trips included visits to Stollery for checkups and support.

Long story, short...sadly, my niece lost her fight at only 13 years old.  But I remember how much she enjoyed receiving hand crafted cards from some of my online friends.  And I remember how much support and caring she and the family received from Stollery.  I would like to pay some of that back and this is one way I can do that.

So that is about it for today.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend and keeping warm.  It is cold here.

Take care.
Theresa in Kitimat

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

CCAYR November Challenge

The challenge for November at Christmas Cards all Year Round is to make 5 cards following a sketch.  I finally got mine done this afternoon.  Sorry, the picture is not the best.

This is a pretty straight forward card without a lot of special techniques, except for the emboss resist of the medallion.  I used mainly Stampin Up images, ink and paper except for the sentiment which is one I have had forever made by Penny Black.

There were a lot of steps to go through to make this card.  All of the white edges were lightly inked and then I used a glue pen and added glitter. Gotta have bling, you know :-).
The most finicky part was punching out the snowflakes and snowballs, glittering them and then attaching with teeny weeny pieces of foam tape.  I think it was worth it though, to have them stand out.

I have been trying hard to make cards that don't have a lot of bulky embellishments so that they mail for regular postage.  This is hard for me because I love to use ribbon and paper flowers and charms etc.
These cards work because they go through the dreaded slot.  In Canada, the post office has a plastic template which has an opening that is 5mm (just shy of 1/4").  If your mail fits through the slot (and not too heavy), it can be mailed for regular postage.  I bought one of these templates so that I can be sure how much postage I need to use.

I hope you like my cards today.

I enjoy playing along with these challenges.  It is such a great way to get Christmas cards done early.  Maybe this year I will have them in the mail before December 20. 

Wishing you all great week.
Theresa in Kitimat

Friday, November 11, 2011

Finally, I'm back

Well, I took a long break from blogging.  Crazy as it is, life does get in the way sometimes.  I was away most of September.  Got home and decided to get a bunch of fall work done.  You know, clean up the yard, put all the gardening tools away, put the wood in for the winter...all that stuff.  Then I was called into work for a few weeks.  I know, I am retired, but my former boss (and friend) had someone quit unexpectedly and was swamped with work so gave me a call.  I was more than happy to help out and enjoyed it immensely.  I really miss the social interaction a person gets when they are working.  But not enough to come out of retirement :-).
Anyway, I was doing some card making over this time.  Just not blogging.  Now I would like to show you some of the stuff I was working on.
This first card is one I made for a sketch challenge on CST.

I had a few people inquire about how I made the frame so I made another card and took a few pics.  This is the next card I made and a mini tutorial on how I made it.

Although it does not show up well, the light layer is a light blue, not white.  I did bleach out the snowman and snowballs.
First, I used my nestabilities to cut out a rectangle from some thin foam rubber that I have.  If you don't have the foam rubber, you could use a thin fiber batting or even layers of paper towels. And if you don't have nestabilities, you can jsut cut the frame with scissors. 

The next size up of nestabilitie does not make an even frame, so I just cut the frame to the size I wanted.  I then laid the foam frame on the beautiful pliable paper from Paper Ya (a wonderful shop on Granville Island in Vancouver that specializes in paper) that I bought several years ago.  I must admit that I have been hoarding this paper for over seven years.  I know this because I bought it before my DH passed away. 
I am getting far to old to hoard.  One day I will die and all my beautiful STUFF would  be left, not especially appreciated by my children who would  have to decide what to do with it all.
Sorry about this rant, but I just wanted to give a heads up to everyone that keeps stuff, because it is just to beautiful to use.  What are you keeping it for?

I then used a smaller nestabilitie and cut out the center of the paper.  This step is important bcause you will want the center of the frame to lay flat.


I then cut a piece of cs the same size as the foam frame and glued the fame to the cs. I put a layer of double sided tape around the inside layer of the foam frame, but did not take off the top release layer just yet.  I centered the paper over the frame and taped it down on the back, mitering the corners to make sharp corners.

Then I clipped the inside corners of the paper, took off the top layer of the tape and taped the paper down to the cs.

All that was left to do was glue down my image that I stamped, colored and cut with the same nestabitlitie that I used to cut the foam.  I then added that to my base card and finished it off.
Here is another card that I did in the same way.

These cards are a lot of fun to make and really, they are simple to do.  One of the nice things about them is that they add a lot of dimention to a card, but squish down flat and can be mailed for regular postage.

I hope you enjoyed my post today. Please leave a comment or email me if you have any questions.

And now I am off to our local Rememberance Day Ceremony.  Please take a moment to remember.

Take care.
Theresa in Kitiamt

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Christmas cards all year round challenge

This month I decided to make some Christmas cards and enter them in the Christmas all year 'round challenge blog.  You can find it here. If you follow the blog and make 5 cards a month, you will have 60 cards done by the time Christmas comes around.  Great idea.

For the August challenge we were to use 4 of the 9 items listed.  They were
C chip board
H hand stitching
R ribbon
I inking
S stamping
T textured paper
M metal embellishments
A alphabet stickers
S stripes.

I actually used 5 of the items-ribbon, inking, stamping, metallic embellishments and textured paper.

This is the chipboard shape I made to Cuttlebug the wreath shape. I cut out two layers of chipboard and glued them together. I used Stampin Up Petals a Plenty embossing folder.

I put the white layer in the folder and then carefully lined up the chipboard on top of the folder to emboss exactly where I wanted it.  Only the area under the chipboard embosses, giving the wreath shape.

I then inked the flowers and added Glitter Ritz to the centers in the same color I used for the accent layer and the little sentiment banner.  I also sponged the edges of the white layer.  It does not show up in the scan very well, but the gold on the purple card is Glitter Ritz.  Very nice and sparkly.
I added the ribbon and sentiment banner, adhered everything together and it was done.

I hope you like my cards today and thanks for stopping by.

Happy Day.

Theresa in Kitimat

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

CST challenge, tip tuesday

This is a card I made for a challenge at Canadian Stamp Talk.  This week's challenge is to make a sympathy card.  Unfortunately, we all need them from time to time and it is always best to have some on hand.

This card is a standard 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  The base is a light blue by Stampin up.  Not sure which one.  The next layer is cream cs that I sponged the edges with black. I stamped the sentiment (Stampin Up, Brighter tomorrow) on this layer in black.  Now for the TIP.  Always, always, stamp your sentiment before you assemble your card.  Nothing is worse than getting your card together and then stamping the sentiment, only to find out it is crooked.  Ask me, I know.
 To make the image focal point, I stamped the image (retired Stampin Up- Measure of a Life) on vellum with versamark and embossed with black opal embossing powder.  I colored the wings with pearl-ex on the front and the body with purple marker on the back.  I cut this out, leaving a 1 inch border.  I cut a piece of heavy cs just larger than the image.  I layered the cs with a thin piece of foam rubber, and then yellow tissue paper, wrapping the edges around the back and securing with tape.  I then layered the vellum over this, clipped the corners and taped the overlap to the back.  I do not think it shows up in the picture, but this focal point has a raised, puffy feel to it.  I then added the ribbon, assembled everything, and I was done.

I hope you like the card I made today.  I know, I do.

Hope you are all having a great Tuesday.

Theresa in Kitimat

Monday, August 8, 2011

Step it up

This is another version of the card I posted a couple days ago.  Same idea, only some layering and cuttlebugging added.  I like this version better.  What do you think?

That is all for today.  The weather is fabulous so I am headed outside to work in the yard.  Hope you all are enjoying sunshine, wherever you are.

Happy Day to you.

Theresa in Kitimat

Saturday, August 6, 2011

CST challenge

This is a card I added to the Canadian Stamp Talk challenge (favorite coloring medium).  It is actually a thank you card I made for a friend who gave me the most delicious fresh salmon.  The card is pretty cas.  It is 6X6 folded on the side to make a 3X6 card.  There is no white border around it.  This just showed up because of the way I scanned the card.  The images were stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Stampin Up inks, used as water colors.  I used a retired Stampin Up set called Fishy Friends.  Not sure, exactly, what colors I used.  I sponged the edges of the base card with black.  After everything was colored, the only  thing left was to punch everything out and put it together. 

Btw, I prepared the salmon by keeping it whole, except for the head and tail.  I kept the skin on but removed every bone,  stuffed it and then barbequed it. It tasted amazing.  I have been cooking salmon for many, many years so this is a no brainer for me.

Hope you like my card today.

Happy day to you.

Theresa in Kitimat

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Baby announcements and a little tip

Hi Everybody,

Here is the first baby announcement I have made.  It is very simple, just coloring and layering.  I will try a few different layouts.  Probably do some sponging and try different color base and background paper.  For this card, I used 28 lb bond paper and made an old fashioned 4-fold card.  All the info is on the inside.  I used the digi that Nikki at MelonHeadz made for me.  Don't you love it?  I printed the words with my computer.

I thought I would add a little tip on how I aligne my brads and gems.  I use magic mesh (or in my case, drywall tape).  The square grid makes it so easy to place your bling exactly where you want it.  I have made this little pic so you can see how I line up the edge of the paper with the grid and then use the spaces to place the bling.  I just used paper punces here to show you what I mean.  The mesh has a slight tack so stays in place until all your gems are placed and secure.  Then you can easily remove the mesh.  Love this stuff.  I hope this tip will be helpful to someone.  Any questions, just email me.

That is about it for today.  Hope your Sunday is going well.
Bye for now and take care.

Theresa in Kitimat

Monday, July 18, 2011

Baby Update

Well, I just have to share some pics of our family's new little person.  Mom and baby came home yesterday.  I was busy travelling back and forth for visits, so did not have time to post until now.  This first pic is of big sister, Camryn and baby, Coen Kenneth.  I was very pleased with the name.  Took a while to warm  to the name Coen.  I had never heard it before.  But I do like it.  And Kenneth was my late husband's name.  Makes it kind of special.

Proud and happy Grandma here.

And had to add a picture of Camryn.  What you see in this picture is what you get.  Just a happy and fun loving little girl.  She will be the best big sister, ever.

I will be making birth announcements and I think I will use this digi stamp from Nikki at Melonheadz.  She made this digi just because I asked for it.  Got to love it.  Nikki has a great website with wonderful, fun digis.  You should check it out.

That is about it for me today.  Weather is good and I have some outside work to do. 
Hope you are all having a great day, like I am.  Who can't be happy when the sun is shining and life is good.

Theresa in Kitimat

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

We have a baby

My daughter gave birth to a beautiful little boy late this afternoon.  Mom and baby are doing fine.  Big sister is very excited.  The little guy was 4 weeks early but still weighed in at 7 pounds 3 ounces.  Maybe a good thing he did not go full term.
It was a long but very happy day.
Wishing you all Happiness as well.

Theresa in Kitimat

Everything is a go

I just heard from my daughter.  Her water definitely broke and she is 3 cm. dialated.  They are going to try the gel to bring on labor.  If that does not work, she will get a drip first thing tomorrow morning.  Keep your fingers crossed that everything goes well.  Thanks.
Happy Day.

Theresa in Kitimat

I'm on pins and needles

Well, I was woken up in the middle of the night by my daughter who dropped her dogs off.  She and my sil were on their way to the hospital(45mins away).  At 36 weeks pregnant, she started leaking amniotic fluid.  It has been 7 hours and I have not heard any thing yet.  I hope everything is going ok.  I will keep you posted .
This is a card I made for a "Summer" challenge at Creative Accents Challenge blog.  It is a simple card that uses a 3-D sheet by Pixiedust.  I can no longer find her website so sorry, I can not give you a link.  Because this is 3-D, it does not scan very well, but the batteries in my camera are dead.  As I look at the scan now, I see I should have sponged the edges of the tag, and I still will do that.  To get the texture in the middle of the background paper, I inserted it into my crimper and only crimped part of the paper.  It gives a nice effect, I think.

I hope you like the card and I hope everyone's summer is going well.
Bye for now and Happy Day to you.

Theresa in Kitiamt

Friday, June 17, 2011

CST challenge #5

This is a simple card I made for the CST one layer card challenge.  I have trouble making one layer cards.  Something just seems missing.  But this large embossed flower fills up the space and looks ok without matting.  Still had to sponge the edges to give it a finished look.

For the sentiment I stamped the words and then used a reverse mask to sponge the defining oval.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope it is a good one for you.

Theresa in Kitimat

Thursday, June 9, 2011

CST challenge

I got a new embossing folder, made by "Craft Concepts".  Love it.  It doesn't show up in the scan, but I embossed the tree on a piece of white textured paper that has a very light grey speckle.  Then sponged that with brown and sage green and brown around the outside.  Stamped the For You(Stampin Up) with sage ink and then mounted it on sage base card.  I punched the bird from orange cs sponged with brown and then added with pop dots. 
 I make my cards mainly to sell to raise money for our local "Relay for Life".  I have found that people are much more willing to spend $1.00 for a card that takes 10 minutes to make than $3.00 for a card that takes an hour.  So my cards are becoming simpler and simpler.

This next card is the one I made for a CST (Canadian Stamp Talk) color challenge.  The colors to use were
Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise, and Regal Rose.  The card is basically the same as the last one except I used the required colors and added the die cut tag and ribbon.

That is it for today.  Hope you are all having a good one.
Theresa in Kitimat

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Birthday card

This is a card I made for a young friend who loves kitties.
I used Stampin up stamps for the pocket, flowers and sentiment.  I used a digi stamp from Spyder's website.  Here is the link to her site.  This digi is no longer available but she always has new things to share.
The inside of the card has another pocket, with money tucked into it and a sentiment that says "A little something just for you"
I hope you like this card and Happy Day to you.

Theresa in Kitimat

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Have to share

I  attended a surprise birthday party for a dear friend a couple days ago.  She is my granddaughter's auntie, on the other side and is very close to her especially because Camryn's daddy (my son in law) passed away
4 years ago when Camryn was 2 years old.  Now, I know that my friend is uncomfortable with receiving expensive gifts (or any gifts at all),  so I chose to make something for her.  It cost me very little, except for time.  So as the gifts were being opened, and there were lots of beautiful things, I started thinking that my little home made gift looked pretty small in comparison.  And then I thought "No, she is going to love it.  And it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks".  And you know what?  She did love it.  She told me later that my gift was the most special of all and she would treasure it.  And I believe her.  So here is a picture of what I made for her.  You have to know, that if you ask Camryn what her favorite colors are, she always says, "pink and purlpe and gold and sparkles", so that is what I used.

And here is the card I made for my friend.
Here is a link to the sayings on the pull out tabs.
She liked the card too :-).

Happy day to you all.
Theresa in Kitimat

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Challenge card

I made a card today for challenges on Late Night Stampers and Scor Pal Pals (yahoo groups).
This is a twisted easel card.  The picture shows it open.  Here is a link to the video tutorial on how to make this card (this tutorial is not made by me):
Everything I used for the card is current Stampin Up products except for the pearls.  They were from my stash.
The colors are Wild Wasabi, More Mustard and Pretty in Pink.  The stamp sets are Vintage Vogue and Just Believe.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this card and thanks for visiting my blog.
Happy Day.
Theresa in Kitimat

Monday, April 11, 2011

We Have Babies

Ok, they are puppies, but babies just the same.  The white one is a boy and the black and white, a girl.  They are about 4 days old in this pic.  I waited until they lost that baby rat look before I took any pictures. They are 8 days old now and still do not have their eyes open, but are getting cuter by the day.

This is a picture of Momma.  This is her first litter and she is a good Mom.  It is so amazing how animals just know what to do.

This is a picture of the Daddy.  He is a little older now than he was in this picture.  He is interested in, but afraid of the puppies.

I am planning on spending all afternoon in my craft room, so hopefully I will have some new project to show you soon.
Happy Day.
Theresa in Kitimat 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Misson accomplished

I  have finally finished the clean up.  Took over a week, I knew it would.  Here are some pics of what the room looks like now.

This is the shelving unit I got from my DD.  It is holding all my cs, except for my Stampin up cardstock.  The top of it holds all my 8 1/2 X 11, 11 X 17 and larger paper.

This shows a rotating rack that I bought from our local recycle center.  I thought it would hold paper when I bought it, but the spaces were not big enough.  So now I store stampin up sets, and nesties,  attached with magnets on the corners.  The iris carts hold stamps, punches, embellishments, stamped images, and how to papers and templates for paper embroidery and paper cutting (3-D pics, templates and pop up cards etc.)

This is another shelf I got from my DD.  As you can guess, she also was doing a cleanup at her house.  The shelf houses misc. stamping stuff and all the ribbon overflow from behind the door and the iris cart.  The drawers hold my pergamano crafting stuff, teabag folding stuff and general crafting stuff.  I have a lot of STUFF.  The top of the closet shelf holds boxes of ribbon and lace, wall paper books, all my scrapbooking albums(I have 7 but don't know why because I do not scrapbook).

This is my file cabinet that holds templates, paper, hand made envelopes and lots of instructions how to do stuff.  I do not know if you can tell, but the outside of the door has a hanging  fabric storage unit(can't think what they are called, kind of like a shoe holder) that holds 24 stampin up stamp sets.
To the right of that is an iris cart that has ribbon and fibers.

The back of the door holds some of my punches. The space behind the door and the iris cart hold ribbon.  There is also a narrow shelf (against the wall) here that holds wood mounted stamps. The shelving unit beside this holds my brasss stencils, quilling supplies and misc. paper and supplies.

This is where I do my cuttlebugging.  The squar shelving unit holds all my little scraps tha I use for the cuttlebug and mypunches.  The iris carts, below, hold Stampin up cs, (left hand unit) wood mountd stamps, foam mounted stamps and ink pads. 

The corner of the room here has a narrow shelf for wood mounted stamps.  The iris cart holds prima and silk flowers as well as some wood mounted stamps in the bottom shelves.  The white shelf holds several color box petal point ink pads (some of which are nearly 10 years old and still work), my crimper, my circle cutter, and oval cutter as well as glitter glue, stickles and liquid pearls.  This is sitting on my light table, which I hardly ever use any more (since I got my cuttlebug).
The parts holder, behind the light holds pearl x, radient pearls and embossing powder.

This is my main working area, to the left.  The desk to the right will now be for stampng freinds.  I have made myself a promise not to let it get piled high with STUFF.  All the shelves in the back hold markers, scissors, glue, tape, clear stampin up stamps, ink pads, bling, embossing powder, etc., you know, all the stuff you need to make cards.

Well, that is about it for my room makeover.  Now, all I have to do is get rid of the overflow that is in my bathroom, upstairs hallway and master bedroom.  This may take another week :-).
Hope you have enjoyed seeing what can be done when you (actually I mean I)  put your mind to it .

Happy day to you all.
Theresa in Kitimat

Half way through

Well, I am finished my room for now, but I just wanted to show you what the process looked like as I went along.  These pics show what my room was like as I rearranged.

Lots of stuff that had to find a home.