Friday, August 31, 2012

A Big Thank You with Betsy's Blossoms

Today I bring you the first hand stamped card made in my brand new stampin' studio :) The studio is not fully outfitted yet, I'm still missing my punch racks and am still trying to sort out storage. But I'm getting there. And very fittingly the cards I made were 'Thank You' cards for the people who helped us move. I will be ever so grateful to them because let me tell you... that move was NOT a walk in the park ;) Next time, movers! Lol!


The photo isn't the best, I know. I have yet to sort out how and where the lighting will be the best for photographing my cards. But it's better than nothing, right? I've currently got an eBay bid in for a collapsible photo tent, so cross your fingers for better photos soon!

For my card, I used this week's Freshly Made Sketches sketch. A cute and simple sketch :) I also layered two of my favorite patterns from the Patio Party DSP: the gorgeous flowers and sweet little hearts. I hope the folks who receive this card (as well as a little gift) know how much their help meant to us. For the large blossom, I stamped off before stamping my image to make the blossom a bit paler. I did add a little Basic Pearl in the bird's eye for a bit of extra dimension.

I did promise some pics of my studio. Here we go... please keep in mind that I'd still like to do a bit of stenciling on the walls, and a bit of decor. But it's functional and should be good to go soon!

Back wall. Dasher will probably hang on the right. Any tips with SU!'s Decor stencils? What type of sponges would I use?













I know that SU! doesn't do Decor Elements anymore. But I couldn't resist:













Storage unit (IKEA Expedit). Sadly, I need even more storage ;) Already.



















*My* gorgeous workspace with the serene trees in the back. :)













My daughter's workspace/Big Shot table:













Ribbon storage. I got the rolling storage unit below it for only $15 at Home Depot!













Thanks for visiting and looking at my new space! If you're in the Ottawa area and would like to come to my New Studio Grand Opening Party, sign up here: http://studiograndopening.eventbrite.com/ . 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity :)


4 comments:

Carol said...

Great looking space! Could you tell me about the top right square in your expedit? Is it one of their inserts? I can't tell by the pic. Thanks!

Tui Nathan said...

Such a pretty card .... love your patterned papers, love your style - clean, fresh and perfect!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Jen Brum said...

Great card Monica! I love the colours and paper choices! So cheery! Who doesn't love Betsy's Blossoms?! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty card, Monica! I love the patterns and colors you selected. Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches!