Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas to All!

I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to all my followers.  I can not believe that I didn't even post anything in the month of November.  Yikes....
I'm all healed from my Gall Bladder surgery and I'm ready to get back to "normal".  Thanks for being patient with my absence.

Here are some Christmas greetings for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge to share our Holiday spirit!

These are a couple of Christmas cards we made at my clubs in November.  I just love the bright colors of the "Believe" paper pack.  This Santa is my favorite too, he is from the Believe WOTG kit.  I used the polka dot Alphabet on the pennants.

 This card is one of the cards I made this year to send out to friends and family.  It is 12" x 5 1/2" then scored at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2" to make the "Z fold" shape.  The picture that is in this photo is actually a couple of years old, so I had to have a new one printed before I could send the cards out this year.

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's All in the Numbers

This week's challenge at H2H blog is all about the numbers.  The goal is to use numbers in your project.  Here is the link to Heart 2 Heart.  I made this card:
I also used the Mojo Monday sketch for the design of today's card.  Click Here to go to their blog.  Here is the sketch:
  I used X7140B Roxie Paper Pack for my card.  I also used C1440 Take a Picture for the corner piece and the swirls.  I used the beautiful flower from D1470 Dreams Come True set.  I stamped it 3 times using the rock-n-roll method with Smoothie ink first then rolling the edges in Tulip ink before stamping onto the Colonial White paper.  I then cut it out into the three layers inked the edges using Desert Sand ink and stacked them back up using 3-d foam tape.  The sentiment "Happy Birthday!" and "you" came from D1475 Card Chatter-Birthday stamp set.  Finally the number 2 is from C1401 Friendship alpha small.

Be sure to check out what the other wonderful artists have done by checking out both blogs.
Have a great day!

Friday, October 7, 2011

It's a Sketch Challenge

Hi Friends
This week it has taken me all week to get the challenge up on my blog, so I apologize for the delay.  Here it is....
It is a sketch challenge!  Oh, how I love those.  I don't know why, but I usually can just whip out the card with ease when someone else tells me how it is suppose to look.  On to the challenge:
Here is my card:
I used the wonderful new Dreamin' paper pack X7142B. I just love those colors. The background piece is actually one full sheet then I put the blue leaf pattern over the top of that backing the two strips with some chocolate cardstock. Then for the horizontal line I used a piece of off-white twill ribbon and two Pacifica colored brads from the fanfare brads. For my center image I used a very old retired stamp set for the journaling frame which I stamped in a second generation Pacifica Blue so it would be a little bit lighter. Then I stamped the Birthday sentiment from D1475 Card Chatter - Birthday set. The flowers are from the D1306 Treasure Life stamp set. I really love that stamp set. I just matted that with chocolate cardstock and attached it using 3-D foam tape. Pretty simple, but a lovely card.  I made it for an upcoming birthday.  Is it yours?
Click Here to see what other creations the design team and other followers came up with.
Have a great week!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sentiment-ally Yours!

Hi Stamping friends-
This week at Heart 2 Heart they are asking for you to make a project that has a sentiment stamped on it, but do not use any other stamping on the card.  I thought, oh this will be easy but I found it hard to not want to stamp an additional image on the card. 

I pulled out the new Cricut and the CTMH cartridge to help me with this one.

My Sentiment is from D1492 Christmas Love. I cut off the star image that was connected to the words.  I used the CTMH AP Cricut cartridge to cut out the plaque that the sentiment is on and the three different sized trees.  The trees are in two layers, the bottom solid layer is using Sky Blue and the top cut-out layer is using Sweet Leaf Green.   The sparkles on the trees are made with Z1313 Stardust glitz glitter gel. I used the Believe paper pack for the background papers.  I added the wide Grosgrain ribbon in white and a cute little bow too.   I also added Z1263 Bitty Sparkles to dot the "i's" in the sentiment.

Be sure to check out what other have done with this challenge at their blog.  Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Cardstock Only!

This week at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog the challenge is....
We want to see what you can do with cardstock only - no patterned paper! In addition, we want you to use at least 3 different colors of cardstock! Oh yeah, time to put your thinking caps on! Click here to see what the DT came up with:

For my card I used Crystal Blue, Pacifica, and Goldrush cardstock.  I also used Colonial White cardstock to stamp my images and then cut them out.  It was hard to get a good picture to show the true colors...

The stamp sets I used are C1456 Heartfelt Treasures for the flowers, D1361 Thank You for the sentiment, C1450 Electic Edges for the border trim, and D1335 Intrinsic Backgrounds for the small leaves and the diamond weave images.  I added pearls to the centers of all the flowers.  The large flower is cut out and layered using 3-D foam tape.

I hope you enjoy this card, I had a great time making it.
Now lets see what you have created!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Die Cuts Challenge

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog in honor of CTMH's new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge the challenge is Die Cuts.  If you aren't lucky enough to have the new Cricut Cartridge made exclusively for CTMH any Die Cut you have will do the trick.  Or if you got to have it (and you will) you can order it here - at my website. 

I was able to make this card with the new AP cartridge thanks to my friend Laura that let me borrow hers.  She is so nice!

  I used the Shaped card at 4" square, then I cut out the cute tag with the cut out hearts.  I also cut out the ticket and then stamped on it with the wonderful new Blue Ribbon C1464 stamp set.  I also cut out the small bracket too.  The corregated star is from the new Milepost Shapes Z1464, I inked it in Vineyard Berry ink.  The paper pack is the new Typeset X7139B.  I wanted a card to match my previously posted backpack box.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Back To School Challenge

Can you believe that it is already time for Back To School?  Here in Gresham our summer weather just began about 3 weeks ago.  We are hoping the warm dry weather will continue into fall around here.

Anyway, this weeks challenge from Heart 2 Heart is anything related to Back to School.  Again I have the privilege of being a guest designer this week and I have created this cute little Backpack Box.

I made one of these a couple of years ago as a present for my daughter's teacher.  They are so cute and fun to make.  You can fill it with Chocolate candy - who doesn't need a little chocolate to make it through the day?  I was excited to make this using the new CTMH Typeset papers (X7139B).  I found the original template created by Mary Arima at Split Coast Stampers.  Click Here for the template.

I also used some chocolate grosgrain ribbon and two wooden buttons.  I used some velcro for the closures, but if you have the small magnetic closures that would work even better.  To give the Juniper Cardstock some texture, I stamped the linen background stamp from CTMH's D1477 Universal Backgrounds stamp set.  I used Juniper ink and dabbed on some Chocolate ink to the stamp before stamping onto the paper.

If you have time between shopping for school clothes, supplies, and getting that last minute vacation in join us for the challenge.  Be sure to post your artwork, so I can see what you have created!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hot Hot Hot

This week the challenge at Heart 2 Heart is Hot!  Anything that reminds you of the hot hot hot of summer.  I'm thrilled that they picked me to be a guest designer this week and I had fun creating my brightly colored card with the cute crabs singing Hot, Hot, Hot!
For the background I used the backside of the Fanfare paper pack stripe that is in Sunny Yellow.  Then I used a strip of black cardstock and my corner rounder to make a scalloped edge.  I stamped the cute crab from the Down By the Sea C1451 stamp set using Pear Ink, Cotton Candy ink, and Sunset Ink.  I mounted them on the same color cardstock and popped them up with 3-d foam tape.  I added the bracket image on the yellow background by stamping with Yellow Ink on top of the background paper.  Then just to make it even hotter I added Bitty Sparkles Z1263 to the scalloped cardstock and a little Stardust Glitter Gel Z1313 to each crab belly and Liquid Glass Z679 to the eyes to make them glossy.
Be sure to post your Hot creation on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog so I can see your wonderful artwork.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sketch Challenge

This week at the H2H Challenge Blogspot they are having a sketch challenge.  As you know I just love those.  Go to their blog and check out what others have done with the sketch.  Here is the sketch:

On my card I used Ann's idea of using the Color-Ready Kraft Borders for the three strips.  You can see her card here.  I used the Cherry-O pink plaid paper from the Creative Basics set.  I adhered three different Kraft color ready borders to the front.  I used the stamp set D1495 You & Me from the May and June Special.  I can not believe that I haven't even opened this set yet.  I stamped the swirl a couple of times using Hollyhock ink right on the plaid paper.  Then I stamped the "Time To" sentiment on Colonial white paper using Chocolate ink.  I cut it out, inked the edges with hollyhock in, and used 3-d Squares to raise it up.  I added a brown pearl like the sketch shows in the lower left hand corner.

Here is the inside of the card.  I used the tickets and the word Celebrate and the swirl again from the You & Me set.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to post your artwork so I can see what you have created.
Have a great day!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Color Challenge

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges they are having a color challenge.  I just love those.  The colors this week are:
I choose to use Indian Corn Blue as my "Any Blue".  Here is my card that I created. 

I used the July Stamp of the Month available starting tomorrow.  It is called D1458 American Celebration.  I also used a retired stamp called B1332 Good Times for the sentiment.  The background paper is a sheet from a retired set called Independence.  It is Bamboo with words written on it.  I stamped the large fireworks image using Barn Red ink.  I then stamped the smaller star fireworks image using Indian Corn Blue ink.  I added Z1313 Glitz glue gel to make it sparkle.  I stamped the rocket image using Barn Red ink on Colonial white scrap paper and the stars using Indian Corn blue, then I cut them out and dabbed a little bamboo ink with my sponge to distress the paper a little and mounted it to the card front using the 3-D foam tape.  I did the same for the sentiment and then mounted it on top of Indian Corn Blue Cardstock.  I added the three buttons to the right of the sentiment.  Then I added a little more glitter glitz on top of the stars for that extra sparkle.

Give this color challenge a try it is perfect for the up coming Independence Day Celebration!
Have a happy 4th!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Love is in the Air...H2H Challenge

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges they are looking for wedding cards or projects.  This is the season of love and weddings as summer is approaching.

Here is my entry.  It is a standard sized card -

I used White Daisy cardstock for the card base.  Then I stamped the background images using black ink.  The stamp set that I used is B1376 Wings WOTG set.  Then I cut a piece of white daisy cardstock at 3" x 4 1/4" and stamped the swirls using Sunny Yellow ink.  The swirls are from D1470 Dreams Come True stamp set.  Then I stamped the word Love using black ink.  D1445 Amore stamp set.  Then lastly I stamped the border image using Grey Flannel ink.  That image is from C1450 Eclectic Edges.  I added a matt around it using sunny yellow cardstock.  I made my very first ever rolled flower using sunny yellow organdy ribbon.  I added grey pearls from the Z1335 Licorice Opaques package to the flower and along the border.

Be sure to go to to see what the other talented ladies have created.  Enter your artwork too.
Have a great Monday!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ABC = Anything But a Card Challenge

What a fun day I had creating on Monday.  A little laundry, a little stamping.  A little house cleaning, a little stamping.  Actually I did more creating than cleaning, but we all need days like that, don't we?

This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to create "Anything But a Card".  You will have to go to their blog and see what others have come up with.

I have seen these adorable picnic baskets around and I really wanted to make one.  So I did some web searching and found a template that you can buy from Paper Wishes.  I really didn't want to wait for a template to arrive in the mail, so I did my best to re-create what I saw.  I did make a few changes like adding two handles instead of one and I changed the shape of the lid to work with what I made.  Anyway, here is my version of the Picnic Basket:
Both lids lift up so you can put a lot of goodies in here:

Here is another view that shows the buttons and elastic thread closure:

I used the Fanfare paper pack (X7138B), Fanfare Level 2 brad assortment for the red brads on the sides (Z1400), Blue and Red button assortments, Flurry chipboard for the yellow stars (Z1225), The sentiment "Life's a Picnic" is from Campin' Fever stamp set (D1353), and the star is from Wishing Star stamp set (D1333).  The completed basket measures approx. 5" wide by 3 1/2" tall without handles and 2 3/4" deep.  Check out paper wishes if you want the template.  I don't think that I could post my version since I tried my best to copy what they had.
Have a crafty day!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose

This week's challenge at Heart2Heart challenges blog is in honor of the upcoming Earth Day - Recycle!  They would like you to show them ideas of things that you have recycled.  Using CTMH products of course to make something wonderful.
I took this challenge very seriously and started by pulling items out of my Recycle "Curby" bin.  I took a brown paper bag, an envelope with a clear window, and a mac n cheese box.
At first I had no idea what to do with these items, but there must be something.....I cut the mac n cheese box 6" tall and 3 1/2" wide, used a corner rounder on the edges, then folded the left hand side in like this.

Alright I thought, this might make a cute notebook.  So then an hour and a half later.... this is what I ended up with.  I covered the back and the front with the brown paper bag using Mod Podge.  I used striped B&T for the spine.  I used the clear window from the envelope on the front.  I stamped the branch and the swirls right on the brown paper bag and then I used my Coluzzle tag cutter to cut the pretty B&T paper.  I thought that it looked like a fancy window.  I stamped the bird and then cut it out.  Added a black mini-brad for the eye.  Adhered that behind the window.  Took three small white flowers that I sponged with smoothie ink and added pearls to the centers.  Added those to the top along with a strip of Kraft Color-Ready border and a piece of Honey B&T paper.  I even used some older computer paper that I've been saving from my working days that I cut to fit inside the book for pages.  I used my crop-a-dial to punch holes through the book and the papers and used ribbon to tie through the holes.
Here is the front:
Here is the back:
And here is a side view:

CTMH stamp sets used:  A1104 A Tweet for bird and branch, D1263 Blooming flourishes for flourish.
Paper is from X7136B Mayberry.  Used Olive, Smoothie and Honey Inks. 
Have fun digging in your recycle bin and be sure to add your creation to the H2H site!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring has Sprung - H2H Challenge

I know that it is actually the end of the week, but I really enjoyed making this card and I just have to share it with you.  On the heart 2 heart challenges blog this week they are challenging you to make a project that depicts spring and the saying.."April Showers bring May Flowers".  Here is my entry.
My inspiration came from Paper Crafts magazine "Card Creations Favorite Occasions, Vol.2" page 81.
The CTMH stamp sets I used are: C1350 Dainty Thoughts for the flowers, D1377 Around the Block for the cloud, D1415 Springtime for the raindrops, and D1333 Wishing Star for the sentiment "You Brighten My Day".
I used Pear Cardstock and White Daisy Cardstock.  Black ink, Pear ink, and Sky ink.  Also used Pear and sky markers.  Assorted buttons and white embroidery thread.  The Polka dot ribbon is from my stash.  I used Liquid Glass on the raindrops.The white center piece and the cloud is raised using pop dots.

Thanks for looking and here in rainy Oregon we can always hope for sun!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sketch Challenge at Heart 2 Heart

Hi Everyone - where has the month of March gone?  I can not believe that it is already the last week of the month.  Wow!
Today at Heart 2 Heart Challenges they are doing a sketch challenge.  I do love a good sketch challenge, so I was excited to make this card today.
Here are the two options for the sketch:

You can make it a circle shaped card like this.....

Or...You can put the circle on a standard card like this:
I decided to do the second version.  I used a standard card base made with White Daisy Cardstock.  Then I cut out a circle out of scratch paper to make a mask, and placed it on my cardbase.  I used sponges, Blush Ink and Hollyhock Ink to sponge around the circle.  Removed the mask and it left a perfect white circle on my card base.  Here is the card:

I used the beautiful Sophia paper pack (X7131B) from the new Spring/Summer Idea Book.  I just love those colors.  I added some black cardstock too.  The stamp sets are C1397 Smiles for the funky little flower and flourishes and D1475 Card Chatter - Birthday for the sentiment.  I added three black pearls from the Licorice Opaques embellishments (Z1335).  I cut out the flower and colored it in using Blush and Hollyhock Markers.  For the center of the flower I just stamped the flower again using Goldrush Ink and then added the pink dots with my Hollyhock Marker.  Then I cut it out and glued it right on top of the center.  I'm thinking about adding a little liquid glass to the center to make it shiney too.
Be sure to post your artwork, I just love to see what everyone comes up with.  If you want any or all of these products you can order them on my website
Have a great day!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Color Challenge Birthday Card

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges they are having a color challenge.  I really like these because it forces me to put together colors that I wouldn't normally do.  Here are the colors for this week:
Here is my card that I made.  I used X7129b Hooligans paper packet.  I also added Creme Brulee cardstock and White Daisy cardstock.  Stamp sets used are:  D1437 Party Animal for the Monster and the caption bubble.  C1257 Happy Birthday (retired set) for the sentiment.  I used Watercolor pencils and the water pen to color in the monster.  I used Black ink and Creme Brulee ink to edge distress my papers.  The three circle Epoxy stickers are from Z1386 Sweetheart assortment.  Finally I used my Martha S. loopy edge punch on the creme brulee cardstock.

Enjoy making something beautiful with these colors and don't forget to post it so I can see what you have created.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cold Outside...BRRRR

This weeks challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is to make something that reminds you of the cold.  That works perfect for me today, because here in Oregon we finally received a little snow.

It snowed just about 1 1/2 inches total today, but enough to cancel school today.  My kids thought that was awesome!  They got to get out and enjoyed throwing snowballs for a while.  It all melted by this afternoon, but I made a card that reminds me of the chilly snowy weather.
This is a picture out our back door early this morning.  Looks like about 1" on the railing.

Here is one of my kids enjoying the snow before it melted today.
Here is the cute card I made today.  I used the back side of the Miracle paper with the stripes.  I also used Amethyst paper and Heavenly blue paper.  I stamped the snowflakes using Grey Flannel ink.  I also stamped the cute snowman using grey flannel ink and then colored it in.  Stamp sets used are:  D1317 Feathery Flakes for the snowflakes and the the word "Winter" on the hat.  D1244 Snow Friends set for the adorable snowman (I think it more like a snowgirl).  I added a couple of sparkles to the buttons and some Glitter Glitz to the snow coming down.  I added a little velvet ribbon on a piece of white cardstock that I punched out with my SU border punch.  Doesn't it just warm your heart.....

Thanks for looking and remember to post your creations so I can see your beautiful chilly artwork.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day LOVE Box

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges they want you to share anything made with a heart on it.  Here is a 2" square box that I made for one of my stamp clubs this month.  It opens up and you can put candy or a small gift inside.

Here are the instructions to make this lovely little box:
Love Box

By Debi Davis


8” x 8” White Daisy cardstock
(4) 1 7/8” x 1 7/8” Tulip cardstock
(4) 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” Black cardstock
(4) 1 ½” x 1 ½” background & Texture paper
(4) 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” White Daisy cardstock
(2) 1” x 2” background & Texture paper
(1) 1 7/8” x 1 7/8” background & Texture paper
(1) Scallop Heart punched from Tulip cardstock
(2) 6”-8" pieces of Ribbon
Red Lines tape
Tombow adhesive
3-D Foam Tape
Black, Tulip, Baby Pink and Blush Ink pads


Score the 8” x 8” piece of cardstock at 1”, 3”, 5” and 7”.
Turn 90° and score at 1”, 3”, 5” and 7”.

Cut out along the score lines as pictured.  If you cut out the shaded triangle spaces the box will fold better.

Add Red Lines tape along the box tabs as shown: Peel off the red lines backing and build the box.

Decorate your box as desired.

Glue on all the layers of paper on the sides, bottom and top of box. Use 3-D foam squares to attach the side white squares. Punch two holes in the center of the top of the box, going through all the layers including the heart.  Tie a knot on one end of the ribbon and run it through the hole. Do the same for the other side. Fill with candy or gift and tie the top closed with a bow.

I hope you enjoy making this box and don't forget to check out what other people have come up with at the Heart 2 Heart blog.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Sketch Challenge

This weeks challenge at Heart 2 Heart is a sketch challenge.  I just love those.  This one I really enjoyed working with.  Here is the sketch:
Here is the card that I made.  It is a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Birthday card.
 I used the Miracle paper pack X7133B.  I'm so glad that CTMH decided to make a whole paper pack out of these colors.  I just love them, they are Bamboo, Crystal Blue, Heavenly Blue and Sweet Leaf.  I also used Desert Sand ink for my distressing.  I used the Miracle Chipboard Irressitibles Z1354 and the Kraft Color-ready Borders Z1377.  Those are my favorite new item from the upcoming catalog.  They are so easy to use and they are self-adhesive.  The happy birthday is from a retired stamp set called Birthday Scripts.
Thanks for looking and be sure to enter your artwork if you decide to play along.  Here is the blog.  Go see what the design team made.
Have a great week!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Time to go Wild!

The heart 2 heart challenge this week is Go Wild!  Use wildlife in your project.  click here to see what the design team and other players have come with.  Here is my card:
I used CTMH stamp set C1362 You're a Hoot for the owl and branch images.  C1323 Whooo loves you for the sentiment.  The paper is a retired CTMH paper pack called X7112B Animal Cookies.  I added the Z1377 Kraft Color-Ready Borders from the new catalog and a wooden button Z1387 also from the new catalog.  I stamped the owl in Desert Sand ink and then stamped the branch in Topiary ink.  I colored in the beak with sunflower yellow marker and the flower shaped eyes with Dutch Blue marker.  Then added two red mini-brads for the centers of the eyes.  All the background papers are ink distressed with desert sand ink.  The heart is a chipboard piece that I colored with Tulip ink.
Enjoy this weeks challenge - get wild!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Baby Boy Onesie Card

This is the cutest card if I do say so myself.  Thank you to Jennifer for the easy to follow instructions on how to make these adorable onesie cards.   I didn't see the instructions on her blog, but I'm going to ask her if I can post them on my blog.  I will as soon as I have her permission.   Click Here to get to her blog, she has a lot of fun things to look at.

I have a friend that is going to have a baby boy - matter of fact her due date is today!  Good Luck Marcia, I'm thinking of you today.  Here is the card:
 I used a white cardstock base that is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" with the fold on top.  I used dutch blue cardstock for the blue.  The puppy face is from and the words are both retired CTMH sets.  The little buttons on the bottom are from D1308 All Decked out.  I popped up the puppy face and added a sparkle for a little dog tag.
Here is the inside of the card:

Friday, January 21, 2011

Craft Room Organization

For this weeks Heart 2 Heart Challenge, they are asking for pictures of our craft rooms and how we organize them.  I have to admit that I'm very lucky, because I have taken over our whole downstairs family room area for my craft room.  I just received a cabinet for my Christmas present this year and let me tell you I LOVE IT!  I bought it on Craigs list.  There are a lot of entertainment units for sale now that everyone (except for us) has a flat screen TV.  It works perfect to store all my goodies in.  Here is a tour.

This is a view of most of the room.  I have two folding tables from costco that I can get 8 - 12 people around depending on how I set them up.  My husband cut out 14x16 pieces of hardboard and then I put kids craft foam on top of that with scratch paper to make a perfect stamping surface.

Here is my three-piece entertainment cabinet that I got for Christmas off of Craigs List.  I love it because I can just close that center piece and all my "stuff" is hidden.  I'll have to tell you it took me over two weeks to get everything organized in there.

 Here it is opened up.  Man does it hold a lot of stuff.  My husband didn't think that it would all fit in there but it did.  Well most of it anyway.  We had an old shelf from his bachelor days that fit perfect in the center.  It has a hole cut out of the back from the previous owners, but I just covered it with fabric.  You can't even tell.

 Here is my paper rack that I made out of the wire grid cubes from Target.  It is several sets put together.  I used zip ties to add all the shelves.  Looking at the picture reminds me that I need to cut those extra tabs off.  I also have a small rolling rack that holds misc. items next to the paper.

This is my problem area, still a work in progress for organization.  It is kind of my catch-all.  Not really sure how to handle the embellishments.  Usually the black board is filled with samples, but I'm waiting for my swap for the new catalog to come.  It should be here soon......Yipeee!

This is the ledge that runs around three sides of the room.  Great for displaying items.  I have a wonderful customer (who is also a consultant) that gives me gifts all the time this is her little corner.  Thanks Tracy!

This is the area were we put the food and drinks for workshops and my 3 monthly stamp clubs.

This is my daughter's area.  I love that she likes to stamp with me, but I prefer for her to use her own supplies for most things.  The boxes holding the papers are old USPS shipping boxes.  I saw on the CTMH bulletin board a long time ago that someone used those.  They fit perfectly.  Oh, the Tombow is not hers I just buy it by the case to get a great price on it.

Well that is pretty much it.  Of course I'm not showing you all my messy areas and no one is allowed in the room that is off to the side.  That door stays shut and it is my goal to get that organized sometime in 2011. (oh, sure I've been saying that for years now)
 I would also love to paint the walls a color instead of white, but I can't decide what color to paint.  If you have any suggestions, please leave me a comment!