Hello from snowy Minnesota! I woke up this morning to a blanket of snow across my driveway and a very, very cold house. Our heater isn’t working! A few repairment came today to see what was wrong, but it comes down to that they need to get a new motor for the system and install it on Monday. Let’s just hope the quick fix that the last repairman did lasts through the weekend. Anyways, here was the look outside my window this morning:
And here’s my house this morning :)
Isn’t it pretty? Sigh. I love the first snow. I made a card to celebrate the occasion justing this adorable Winter Bunny stamp from Lawn Fawn and using some Papertrey Ink Dies (Mat Stack 4 and Victorian Lace Border).
I colored the cute little bunny with copics and some colored pencils (for the sled) and then masked him and the hills off with paper and inked the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. After I peeled up the masks, I accented the hills with silver Stickles and added some glitter “snow.” Isn’t he adorable?
Here were the colors of Copics I used:
Supplies: Cardstock- Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, Kraft, and Pure Poppy), Dies- Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 4 and Victorian Lace Border), Ink- Tsukineko (Memento Black) and Ranger (Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass), Stamps- Lawn Fawn (Winter Bunny, Frosties), Glitter Glue- Ranger (Silver Stickles), Markers- Copics.
Next, I wanted to share with you a few storage solutions I’ve come up with lately. I always love seeing how people organize their supplies; it gives me ideas for scrappy and non-scrappy organization. I did a post and video a while back about my studio space overall, but this is a little update. :) Note: Click on any of the photos to see them bigger.
My ink labeling system. I simply printed the labels off of Ranger’s site for my Distress Inks (I’ve accumulated quite a few now- I think I’m up to twenty oh my favorites now). When I bought my most recent ink loves, Jenni Bowlin Studios inksby Ranger, I decided to do a similar system but with the colors on the outside. I’ll go back and do this for my distress inks someday, but for now, this works for me.
I keep my inks on the corner of my desk. This way, they’re in reach and I can see all of the sides to choose the one I want quickly.
This is a closer look at my JBS inks. Aren’t they pretty? I love seeing the colors on the side like this!
Stepping back from my desk, you can see the usual set up that I work with. I keep my craft spinner in front of my inks (which can easily move out of the way when I need to reach an ink pad), my little craft tools caddy, and a plastic cup full of other pens and tools next to my crafting surface.
Next to me, I have my stamping and glitter drawer. (I bought this desk off of Craigslist, and then my wonderful mother refinished it for me.) The inside of it looks like this:
These storage bins are also from Target (the Itso storage section, once again) and hold my stamps from Papertrey Ink in their CD cases, Stampin’ Up! sets in their DVD cases, and other SU! cases that hold my smaller Hero Arts cling sets.
I labeled my PTI sets with some Vintage Cream cardstock and a pen. It’s so simple, but it makes finding the set I want to use so much easier. Love it. :)
Here are my clings stored with the label in the sleeve and the stamps showing on the back.
The other basket on top of my Sterillite rolling cart holds all of my wood block stamps.
Next to my desk are two more (also Itso) bins that hold my adhesive and ribbon.