Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My first MAGNOILIA and my winnings!

WOW, I miss stamping, even when it’s only for a few days.

This weekend my DIL (Brittany) and I were talking about moving my stamp room. And then we did. UGH! and YEAH!

I was in the foyer. My foyer is about 11 x 13 and it was just too cramped. I know, I know! Some people would be thrilled with a room that size, but this foyer did not work. I had the front door on one wall with floor to ceiling windows on each side of it, a double size doorway with pocket doors to the living room on another wall, window on another way and open staircase on the fourth partial wall, plus the doorway to the kitchen. The space made it impossible to make everything flow. There was no stretch of solid wall.

So we tugged, and huffed and puffed and schlepped everything into the dining room which is about 13 x 15 and feels HUGE. I only have 2 doorways to deal with – one double size doorway with pocket doors to the living (these are not the same ones as the foyer ones were) and one single doorway to the kitchen. Plus I have a wall of windows with a window seat. We swapped out furniture pieces to get a more finished look, swapped out an old dining room table and put a small dining room table in the foyer which is now the dining room.

The best part is all of this did not cost me a dime. I love to repurpose furniture and whatnot and we were able to do just that. A cabinet in the basement came upstairs to the new craft room and now houses all of my stamps. We got rid of the bookcase I was using. The rest of the stuff was in the old craft room and just repositioned, rearranged etc in the new room.

So, since I’ve been busy reorganizing, moving, recovering and recuperating from the move, I’ve had little time to stamp. But I did find time over three days with stolen minutes here and there to make this card. My color inspiration came from kwernerdesigns, CI25 - Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron and Ruby Red

The Magnolia stamp is part of the blog candy I won from Heidi over at Create-reach for something more here. And here are all the other goodies I won! I was thrilled because I never win anything and this was my very first blog candy winnings! Now you absolutely have to check out Heidi’s blog. Not only is she amazingly talented but she is so very sweet and wonderful!

Happy Stampin'!

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Jackie said...

That's awesome Michelle and I'm just a tad bit jealous! Enjoy your new space girl!!! Cute card too....love those Magnolias!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Cute card Michelle!!! Great coloring! Congrats on winning the blog candy. It never happens to me either. Have a great night.

McStamper said...

Wow you got all rearranged? Good for you! Nothing like a new space, mverything look new and exciting again! You had such a sweet helper too. I'm so excited! Love your cute card too.

Miss and Love ya!

Heidi said...

Nice job with the card, I love it. Glad you like your goodies!
Nothing better than a new scrap area, hubby wants to redo mine so I am getting ready to do some schlepping soon.

Scrubbysue said...

How exciting!! congratulations michelle!