Sunday, January 27, 2013


The mix of dye inks with a touch of water always amazes me. The swirling colors and the opportunity to create any mix of complementary colors is just fun.  I decided to use the inspiration from Cath's Moxie Fab World create your own background challenge to play with the inks.

The focal point is a beautiful sentiment from Verses Rubber Stamps - Memories and then I added the flowers from Hero Arts.  I created the same scene in the front and the back with a coordinating ink. The stamped images were enhanced with a touch of water color pencil to add a little hint of brown. 

I promised to share a  few photos of my craft room after the cleanup. In hindsight is still looks cluttered.  Too many things and not enough room. But too me this is clean. :)

This is the view from the door. (We usually keep it closed when we have company.)
My hubby made me this desk per my instructions with a laminate scrap for the top. We designed it so I can have a second person join me on the other side to stamp and lots of drawers on both sides of the desks. 

In the background you can see my shadowbox for taking photos. I also bought new chicken wire baskets and used them for all my bits and pieces of ribbon. 

In the corner  I added a new bakers rack to the corner replacing a bookshelf:
 I picked up some new containers to hold things but probably need another shelf in there as you can see the double layer in the middle. :) 

This is my cuttlebug station with dies and embossing folders.  Also my meltpot is down in there too.
 Finally the last bit of all my clear and cling stamps.
I had all my stamps in shoeboxes but they tend to start breaking down when you pull them in and out over and over again.  I bought these chicken wire and leather boxes at Hobby Lobby.  I have my stamps sorted by manufacturer with a few leftover bins to catch the odds and ends.  The drawers in my desk have all my wooden stamps again sorted by manufacturer.  The bottom shelf is all my alterables. 

The drawers on either side contain stencils, Christmas odds and ends, ephemera, cloth, moss, chipboard, jewelry beads and a variety of things.    

I hope you enjoyed a sneak peek in my craft room.



  1. I loved seeing where you create Suzz, love the desk and you are so organised , love it. Gorgeous card too, love the image and sentiment. Tracy x

  2. Loved taking a peek into your craft room, Sue!
    Your card is gorgeous!

  3. Love this beautiful card ... and how nice to peek in your room ...

  4. a very charming card ! lovely colors, great result
    greetings, martina

  5. Your craft room is fabulous Suzz, wish I had that much space. Your card is so beautiful I am inspired!

  6. Love love your card Suzanne - its wonderfully pretty and inspiring. Adore your craft room - what a fabulous space and contents! I'm jealous!! Nicola x

  7. beautiful card Sue and what a wonderful sentiment. Love your craft room. looks well used and a great place to create.

  8. Great card, love the craft room - and looking forward to seeing you at Paperartsy!!

  9. A really super card love the ink effects and water that you used to give such delicate colours and muted hues. The sentiment is really touching.
    Loving your craft room and oh how neat, tidy and organised you are, Everything in its place and such a clever desk....well done hubby!!!LOL Thanks for sharing your crafting heaven, I have enjoyed having a peek and have to say always have a great time following you on your blog. Thanks again for sharing
    Carol Tadden xx

  10. Hi again!!!! Have just popped over to another blog I follow greatly only to see this card and think oh ho, what's going on...... then I read further. You are the guest designer next week at PaperArtsy!!!! Congratulations and well done...where do you find all the time!! I'm glad you do though. Just had to pop back over to you to say how much I shall enjoy following you there nexy week....can't wait!!
    Carol x

  11. Love the subtle colors on your card, gorgeous. I also love seeing your crafty room :-)

  12. Love this card - so light and fresh, and such a wonderful sentiment too. Just beautiful.

    Your craft room looks fab - I really like the rack - so elegant!!

  13. Your craft room certainly puts mine to shame for being clean and tidy Suzz and so organized too! Love your custom made desk and the baker's rack! Thanks for sharing the pics.

    The card you've shared is beautiful as always. The colours are lovely and I really like the way you've echoed the main card stamping on the topper.

    Congratulations again on being Guest Designer this week for PaperArtsy. They couldn't have picked anyone better to showcase their products (of which I have quite a few, lol).

    Lesley Xx

  14. What a gorgeous card - the background is just beautiful! Lovely to see your workspace too... lots of storage ideas that I'm going to "borrow"!!
    Can't wait to see what you have in store this week at PaperArtsy!
    Alison xx

  15. Love the card. TFS your craft space photos!

  16. Your cards are fantastic..this one is no exception....

  17. Hey Suzanne! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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