Monday, April 27, 2009
Stamping Room Pictures #2
Okay.....I needed a break so I shot some more pictures for you to see what I have been doing. The first two pictures are of the table that is set up directly behind my desk. This was absolutely the best idea I came up with! I was continually moving the tools when working on the desk to get them out of the way. Now I can just leave them where they are, and just swivel on my rolling chair around to use them. This is what is on there from left to right. My mini garbage can, Scor Pal, my Stampin' UP paper cutter which can cut 3 sheets of card stock at once and it really helps speed up preparing for workshops. Next are a couple of die cutting machines: the little red one is my Sizzix sidekick (These normally sell for about $50.00 and I picked mine up for $4.00 at a garage sale), and then my Big Shot die cutting machine which I am constantly using. I have 12 x 12 paper stored in the Sterlite drawer's below the table. The other two pictures are of the bookcase and I took one of the top and one of the bottom, otherwise I would have been too far away for you to see anything! In the three ring binders there is one just with different stamping techniques, one with card samples, another with ideas that I want to try, one has all my issues of Stampin Success in which is a monthly magazine that you receive as a demonstrator that has lots of cool stuff in it. I purchased all the back issues on line when I became a demonstrator. I read non stop the first few month's as a demonstrator so I could get up to speed as my stamper's knew more about stamping than I did! So I really did all the studying that I could to earn there respect. Hopefully I did! Also up on the top is the current scrapbook that I have in progress, a wall paper sample book, etc. The top shelf holds all my Stampin' up cutting dies for the Big Shot, and in the red bag is my Bind-it-All machine. For those of you really studying the picture's...don't worry, I don't have cancer. This Onocology Bag that I found at the thrift store fit's the machine perfectly and I can keep my wire cutters, and other tools for it in it. They wanted about $40.00 dollars I think for the Bind-It-All bag and I thought no cigars!!!! Later I found this. Perhaps someday I will cover up the Onocology label on it with some fabric or something, that was the plan when I bought it. The second shelf down on the book case has more Sizzix dies on it. The third shelf down has a basket of clear stamps, a basket of embossing folders for the Big Shot, some alphabit dies, xyron sticker maker, xyron design runner, Paper Gator, and nesties. Shelf 4 has by 9" Xyron Adhesive/laminator/magnet machine, DreamKuts paper cutting machine. Alot of these items I traded for or found cheap. The fifth shelf has a row of alphabet die's that I use for scrapbooking and some Jenga blocks that I picked up thrift shopping so that if I want to split up an image on a stamp set from the words I can mount the words on a separate block. Row 6 has the different cartridges for the Xyron machine. The bottom shelf has boxes of buttons on the left that are sorted by color or style. I use a lot of buttons when I am embroidering pillows. These may end up stairs in the sewing room. Then we have page protecters, hanging file folders, new scrapbooks, 12 x 12 refill pages, 4 slot card holder sleeves for 3 ring binders, clear sticker holder sheets for the black Crop in Style zippered cases that are on the top shelf. I am very fortunate that I have two of these book cases. My brother-in-law built these for me when I was a representative for Thrivent and I put all my manual's on there at that time. Anyways, I stoled some shelves from the other one that is currently upstairs waiting to be filled with fabric, so that I could add some nice matching shelves and maximize this space. I figured I can have Breezy make some more shelves for the one that it is upstairs. That one won't be in view. That's all for today...back to the grind stone!