Friday, September 08, 2006
Fun in the stamp room
What else is there to have there?
My friend and upline, Sharon, came over on Wednesday and we had a ton of fun stamping! Here's what she made (she actually made two and gave me one!):
Cool, yes? I am so lucky. I called Sharon to sign up with Stampin' Up! when I had never even met her. She had done a workshop for my former SU! demo who was going out of business and wanted to turn her customers over to someone else. Stampin' Up! recommended Sharon and I didn't go to the workshop, but got a catalog and was going to place an order. Unfortunately, the workshop was just before 9/11 and after that, stamps didn't seem very important for a long time. As a result, I never did place the order.
Then a couple of years later, I decided to sign up. I didn't have a demo, but I still had that catalog, so I called the number on the back of the catalog, made an appointment with Sharon to go fill out the paperwork and we hit it off immediately. Now I not only have a great upline, I have a wonderful friend too!
This is what I made. I don't have this set, but Sharon brought hers over and I have borrowed it for a little while. I used sponge daubers to "burnish" the color inside the images, then highlighted using the Signo white gel pen.
I've decided to let you see inside my stamp room...it's not exactly clean (don't tell Flylady!) but it's fairly tidy...comparatively anyway! You don't want to even see it after I've spent time getting ready for a workshop; then it's a disaster area!
Here's some pictures. I've scrounged more than half of what I use in my room from other areas of the house. Shoe organizers were in my daughters' room until it became patently obvious that they had no intention of putting anything but trash and dirty clothes in them. The closet shelf pieces were in all the bedroom closets and were "liberated" to become my stamp shelves. Rolling carts used to be used for toys, but no longer! Old dressers, an old filing cabinets with a piece of countertop over them that used to be our computer desk, and my grandmother's yellow formica kitchen table all have found a home in here.
Usually, my bulletin boards are full of display cards, but you can see this one is empty...so I need to make more samples, obviously! It's time to start working seriously on Christmas stamping, so I placed a large order on Monday evening and will be getting it next week. In the meantime, I can play with the stamps Sharon lent me. But today, alas, I have to go and set up for the big retired stamp sale at my church our group is having, so playing with stamps will have to wait until tonight.