Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Clean desk - Crafty Mind

Doesn't it feel good to have a clean desk to work on? I spent a lot of my time last night cleaning and sorting my desk off. I found some more of my clear plastic desk accessories on clearance yesterday... so I had to buy them. The ones I had were more than full. You see I have greatly added to my CDs of stamps over the past year. I had maybe 50-60 CD's cases of stamps when I set up my desk last Spring. Now... Well lets just say I am closer to 200 than 100 of them now. Good thing I have a hubby that don't mind my addiction. He laughs and says well you don't drink and you don't smoke... so you have to spend money somewhere. Gotta Love him! Anyway now all current sets that I own have a home in a case and are labeled on a shelf right in front of my work space! Last summer hubby helped me put all my wood blocks on the wall with metal roof edging, so I could see them all. Now if the rest of my house was this organized life would be perfect! But as long as my stamps are I can live happy.

Ok now you can't tell me that this image isn't cute... I fell in love with Cornish Heritage Farms new Friendly Kritters that were just released as soon as I saw the sneak peak on Sherrie's Blog Card Creme. If you haven't ever seen her blog before make sure to check it out she is great. I knew I wanted to get them as soon as they were available. Oh they are even cuter in person! The detail in these stamps is just amazing.

I have really gotten into these square cards! Reminder to self.... I need to order more envelopes... The card stock is Bazzill and the pattern paper is again Basic Grey Blush I think. I can't believe I had these packages of pattern paper for so long and didn't even open them. I am really loving the colors in them. That is another reason to clean and re-organize once and a while. Anyway I used my Fiskars Border/Embossing Punch to create the lace edges, and stacked the pattern paper with a green card stock. The image is colored in with my Copics and then once again I "stitched" the edges with the Sakura souffle Pen. I have been doing that a lot.. guess it is my thing at the moment. I love the saying that is available with the Friendly Kritter stamp "Serve One Another in Love Galatians 5:13" How cute is it all!

I can't wait to show you the next project I have been working on.. it should be ready to post in the morning... I am calling it my Magnolia Savings pail. It is to sticking cute.

Card Info:
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms Friendly Kritters

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black

Accessories: Fiskars Border/Embossing Punch, Sakura Souffle Pen


~Michelle~ said...

oh, to have a clean desk!! I strive for that...but I need more TIME!! I need to get my new stamps cataloged and put away. They are piling up....I do say this is a *sickness!!* Yay to have a good hubby....I have one too!! ;)
Cute card....awesome coloring!

Emma Phillips said...

My craft desk is never clean!!!

Gorgeous card and yes that is a VERY cute stamp x

Jenna P said...

hi! Just wanted to say that I love your stuff and am glad I found your blog! What an inspiration.. your words and images! Reminds me that I need to actually buy a desk so I could have a clutter free (maybe) desk to work at. I currently work out of a laundry basket overflowing with "essentials" and a few rolling bins with the rest of my items. College and graduate school kind of made my crafting scatter.. now Im getting settled again so I can begin again!

Thanks for the inspiration!


Chrissy said...

My desk never stays clean for long. Your card is adorable! I love everything about it the image, the color, the design everything!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I did the same thing on my day off last Friday....clean my scraproom but it does feel good to get it done....cute, cute card as always and I love the detail and colors...can't wait to see the surprise tomorrow!!
Patti Smith

ink'n'rubba said...

beautiful stamp! love the way you have coloured it in and the papers you used to put it all together.

Mona Lisa said...

Very very CUTE Michelle!