I jibber-jabber don't I?
Today has been mental. First of all, I thought I'd stuck to a commission request to the "T" when an email came back saying they needed the graphics to be bigger (ie I supplied in A5, the commission was A4). "Huh!" I thought - "EASY....I back up everything". But the smugness was soon wiped off my clock when indeed there was no back up and the whole thing had to be started from scratch again. I can't tell you how much I "wept with self pity". It was not a pretty emotion, I can tell you. And that was on top of other errands and a delicious migraine to boot. And they say that the 17th January is the most miserable day in the calendar....... they are not kidding.
Anyway - I thought I'd show you some of my storage solutions in addition to the ribbon storage yesterday. These are my whimsy shelves. Everyone who has been to Ikea will love and cherish these (which you find in the nursery department). They are a godsend to me. Ive had them about 18 months now and hold an assortment of things I need "to hand".
This is almost all the left hand side of my "converted garage" I have no natural daylight in here, but I manage to get things done without it and make use of spot lights and the strip light.The front part of this long desk is where I sit at the Mac (just out of shot, to the left).
These little shelves hold all my stationery and leads and batteries and pogo printer stuff. I always have to have tissies for tears (I cry a LOT, always blowing my nose, wiping spills etc too) and candles - I love having a smelly room. It could be better displayed but its MY mess!!! On top is my diary, my art journal and jars storing buttons, threads, stickles and all sorts of odds and ends. Polka dots are my life, by the way - that MIGHT become apparent.
This is the end shelving, below (the far end of the office). This is my most utilised storage. It holds:
Top left: Tags - im obsessed with tags
Top middle: Scissors, staplers, pokey tools and blades
Top right: I have about 30 distress inks. I didnt buy them all, I was luck to get a set of 24 for free, once. Honest....I am not super rich.
Bottom left: squirty spray inks from Dylusions. She gave me her entire collection. Must use them soon
Bottom Middle: Pastels, mini stamps, glues, sprays - all sorts
Bottom right: Dabbers and liquid pearls plus my beloved Rose Quartz Crystal. I hold it when Im feeling like poo, it calms me. I also shove it in my pocket (or even in my bra, close to my heart). Don't knock it until you try its healing properties. I swear by it.
Nothing is matchy-matchy nor is it minimalistic, in my room **sigh**. Its functional, truly functional.
This is my middle set of whimsy shelves. It holds:
Top left: Tim Holtz Alteration dies and some sizzix dies
Top middle: Sizzix and Cuttelbug dies
Top right: Stampin Up inks, I got these at a good price when I signed up with them 2 years ago. Otherwise I wouldnt have that many.
Bottom left: THE GIVEAWAY! See near the bottom for info about that
Bottom Middle: Embossing folders and cuttlebug plates etc
Bottom right: Stampin up inks again
So? The giveaway from Banana Frog. I had to step down from the team, before christmas, because my mojo just went pear shaped on the stamp front. I was not greatly happy about explaining to Bev, who was very supportive of my decision. I asked her if I could keep a few to show off at CHA next week when I demo for Letraset and asked if I could use the rest in a giveaway. Some of them have been used and some, well - not! If you fancy snapping up an absolute steal of a giveaway (I'm thinking £120 worth of stamps, here - maybe more!), please go and have a look at the BF blog and make a comment on any one of the millions of projects you LOVE and then come back here and tell me what you wrote and which post.
It truly is a very inspirational blog, honest - what people can do with stamps just fascinates me.