Sunday, March 25, 2012

Where in the World is Your Vagabond?

Sizzix is doing a promotion on their blog asking everyone to show where in the world is there Vagabond.

I finally got around to adding my picture to their blog today. They are offering a set of new gauge Keys and some limited edition Vagabond travel stickers for playing along.
Hop on over to their blog and show them where in the world your Vagabond is.

Mine is in Conyers Georgia, 20 miles east of Atlanta.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pop Up Card, Tim Style

I have had this die for a while now but since I have been busy moving into my new craft space I haven't really had the time to play with it. So the other day I made time.
Sizzix shows this example on the packaging and on their website. It is die # 657130
Pretty nice looking, but not really my style.

This is my example, Not really that elaborate on the outside. I just stamped the wore celebrate and embossed it with shiny copper embossing powder.

But when you open it up you get the pop up surprise. I actually cut the "pop up" piece from clear plastic packaging so the hands of the clock appear to be floating in front of the clock.

Here is a close up of the clock hands to where you can see that they are really out in front of the clock and the back ground.
Pretty Cool Huh?
Im going to enter it into Simon Says Stamp and Show's

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Craft Studio Reveal

Well folks I finally decided to just go ahead and show you what became of the empty studded room. I kept trying to get it just perfect before I took the images and shared them with the world. But today I decided that just like art it will always be a work in progress so here goes nothing.

When you open the door on the right side you are greeted by my pegboard wall of Tim Holtz and Sizzix dies and embossing folders.

I cant get the angle right to show it all at once, so this is the top half.

And this is the bottom half. I got the peg board and most of the brackets and hooks at various yard sales for literally just a few dollars.

Here is a peek further into the room

As you can see I really need more paper, LOL Yes those are 12 x 12 pads.
The best part here everyone is all the shelves were free!! A friend was having an estate sale and these all came from her mothers home. All I had to do was go take them down. Sold!

Shelves beside my work space. Again all from yard sales for just a few bucks.
Most of the binders are all Tim's stamps, Not all but most.
Notice the chest sitting on the shelf?

This little gem I got for $2 buck at a yard sale. What could be inside? Hmmmmm???

All of my Distress stains of course. It was originally a display for note pads from a local gift shop that had a liquidation sale. Again the owner sold me the box with the risers inside for only $2 dollars. Who could resist? all I added was a piece of Tim's paper to the inside and its perfect!

This is it, where I make all my art happen... My little space.

Here is my spinner with all my ink tools. Sitting on top of a spice rack I got for a buck.
Works great re-purposed for spinning my inks around.

Beside me is a bank of file cabinets with 3 drawers each. 2 small ones on top and a large one on bottom. I got 7 of these, Are you ready? For FREE!! A local public storage location was throwing them away out of someones storage unit. Just had to pick them up and give them a coat of paint. Oh yeah all the table tops came with them too. How cool was that?

Here is a closer look where you can see that there is pegboard all the way across the space. There are all my stickers and rub ons. The drawers are housing my punches, paint daubers, and other various tools. Crop a Dile, iron, glue gun etc...

Yes there is a second work space on the far right. Anybody want to come play?

Turn around and its die cut central. I got this kitchen island, again at a yard sale for only $15 dollars.
It has a marble top and one large drawer. In the drawer I am housing all my embossing powders and extra cutting plates.
I added a peg board panel on the wall to house more embossing folders and dies.
Most of these are Cuttlebug and Spell Binders with a few Sizzix mixed in.

Guess where my new Vagabond will live soon?
Underneath is more paper, mostly Basic Greay and Bo Bunny Collections.

To the left is my old paper shelf now housing magazines and books. Along with other assorted storage holding game pieces, ephemera and other assorted treasures.

To the right is my wall of wooden rubber stamps being housed in 4 new custom built shelves.

I even got the light fixture for $3.00 you know where.
I didn't realize how much I have actually have purchased from yard sales for this area,

I even have a shelf in the closet that I bought for $8.00 that is metal and has 30 drawers. Was used by a florist for Mylar balloons. Each draw is 8 inches wide and 12 inches deep. I have all my 6x6 and 8x8 papers in here plus my 4x6 mats. Other drawers house tissue tape, metal findings, paint brushes, fragments.
You name it and I probably have at least one. Its truly a blessing to have it all and now to have it all in one organized place.

If you have read this far, Thanks for sharing in my excitement. Lots of art coming soon!!