Good morning! Yesterday was a VERY EXCITING day!! As I was leaving the house before noon, the postal truck drove up and had not one but TWO packages for me :) Then, when I checked our mail box ANOTHER package had arrived. THEN our new living room furniture arrived!! Oh, it felt like Christmas all over again. I also spent some quality time in the studio, organizing more paper and making a few cards. The colourQ challenge was on my “to do for sure” list and I had fun using some new and old items on this card. The challenge this week is to use black and white with a splash of one other colour. Hmmm, which colour?! After some auditions, I went with HOT PINK!! She wins almost every time when adding a pop of colour :) The paper is from last year’s Echo Park’s Be Mine kit. I still love this and you will probably see more of it as we get closer to Valentine’s Day ;)
I took a couple of pictures of the studio as it looked last night. It’s a bit make shift right now until the new cupboards and counters come in and I can hang my ribbon holders on the wall. But it’s starting to feel like “home.”
These are the 2 Ikea shelves we picked up in October. They hold a LOT of things and were much cheaper than the ones in Nichole Heady’s new studio (if you follow the PTI newsletters). HA! There’s Seinfeld on t.v.!! I picked up a cheap flat screen at Costco and it will be mounted on the wall soon too…counter space is expensive real estate in a studio, so anything that can be mounted on the wall will be :)
Now for something incredible that I discovered at Michaels this week! The perfect die storage for my beloved Verve dies (which are on SALE right now!) and PTI dies. I had 2 GCs from Santa to spend and LOVED going in after Christmas with them to pick up some Christmas and organization items on sale for 50 – 70% off!! This little jewelry/drawer organizer was in one of the main aisles with a bunch of other matching organizers. I thought it might be the perfect die holder and once I got home, I discovered it WAS!! My dies fit perfectly!! I went back to Michaels and picked up 2 more…for future growth!! The right side, where my Verve dies are, is divided into 3 sections. SCORE!!
Well, that’s all for me :) I’m off to the gym and then for a pedicure this morning. Then back into the studio for some more inky time :) Hope your week has been fabulous :)