Monday, December 20, 2010

Clean stamping area, the WINNERS, and a Christmas card

Hi everyone!  Thank you to everyone who commented on my giveaway.  What amazing readers you all are!!  I am glad to know that I am NOT the only one with a crazy messy stamping area.

Well, crazy messy NO MORE!!!

After 3 days of cleaning out, including a marathon 6 hours with my sister's help Saturday night (yeah, I have no life), I am happy to announce that my stamping area is CLEAN and ORGANIZED again!  Yep, let's just say someone who shops at my local Salvation Army will find lots of stamping and craft items.  And, there may be a few more items tucked away with the envelopes of stamping goodies I am sending away.

Speaking of which, here are the winners from my giveaway!

The two winners of the MME Breaking Free kit and a Verve stamp set are:
1.  Lisa said...
Thanks so much for the chance!!! I love your blog and try to visit once a day cause your inspiration is limitless!!!!

2.  Tanya said...
EEEKKK! thank you so much for the fabulous chance! Have a great weekend! :)

The FOUR winners of 2 Verve stamp sets (and maybe a couple more goodies) are:
1. Tami said...
how fun! Cleaning is always a good thing :) Thanks for the chance! miss chatting with you!
2. Terri Milstead said...
Thanks for a chance to win some goodies. I want to say thanks also for sharing all of your beautiful cards all year. I truly enjoy stopping by and looking at your creations. Have a wonderful holiday!
3. Anonymous said...
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity on this great giveaway. Couldn't help but give alittle smile when seeing the string on back of your chair. May you all have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy and Blessed New Years. ColleenB.
4.  JJH said...
Hi Michelle - It is interesting that your craft area mimics mine: lots of stuff and a little area to work in. Happy cleaning. I will do it too. Thanks for all your inspirations! Roses are my favorite flower which is why I starated reading your blog!

Congrats to everyone!  Please email me at with your address.  Regarding the Verve sets, I will allow the first to email me to get first pick from the list and so on. 

Here are the "after" pictures of my stamping area.  Scroll down to my previous post if you missed the "before" pics.
Here is the wide shot of my main wall, which is 2 IKEA desks side by side.  The desk on the left has a "L" pull out piece, the one on the right has a drawer/door combo.
Here is a closeup of underneath my main desk.  That light mounted underneath on the right makes all the difference and was less than $10 at IKEA.  It turns the underneath into a fully functioning area.  I keep all my buttons, clear stamps, Gina K stamps, flat punches, ribbons and extra cardstock there.
Here is my cutting/embossing area.  I keep my new Grand Calibur, Score-Pal, Tonic cutter and 12x12 paper on top and my Cuttlebug and JustRite stamps are on the rolling cart underneath along with my sewing machine.
Here is a pic of the "ribbon" corner.  The storage boxes hold extra bling, adhesive, chipboard and glitters.
And I will leave you all with a Christmas card.  This one uses Gina K's Light of the Season and Mugs and Kisses (for the sentiment) sets and Mistletoe PP from Memory Box.  I just loves me the circle cards!

Thanks for stopping by and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!!



  1. WOW! I want to come stamp with you!!! :)

    Great card!!

  2. I so love your craft room! Can I come and stamp with you :)

  3. I need to borrow your sister for a few hours LOL! You two did a fabulous job cleaning and organizing. Looks fabulous. Missed the before pics when I first say your other post. Yup, can relate a little too well LOL! Enjoy playing in your new space! Almost forgot, lovely card too :)

  4. Hi Michelle,

    Oeh, your area looks just amazing!!! You've cleaned up perfectly!!! I don't have so many crafting goodies yet, but I've only started collecting since March this year, hi hi, would love such an area like you!! I only have one desk and closet to myself... oh well, we can keep on dreaming, right?! Congrats to all the winners!!

    Hugs, Wendy

  5. WOW! I can't believe that I am one of the winners. Just sent you an email with my mailing address. Thank You.
    Congratulations to all the rest of the winners.
    Oh, how I would like to come and 'play' in your craft room and wish mine looked as nice. You're very organized.
    Beautiful card as well. I love the round cards.
    Thanks again

  6. Oh your space is beautiful!! I don't have a crafting area, I have shoe boxes and craft on the floor or dining table. But now you make me want to straighten up my boxes, lol! Thank you for picking me as a winner, off to email you! :)

  7. Glad its all organized and looking great. Your card is Beautiful Michelle. Merry Christmas!

  8. WOW! I'm coming over! Love your stamping space...mine has never looked so good!

    Your card is adorable! Beautiful image and I love all your circle cards! stamps arrived on Friday...thanks for being so quick with them!

  9. WOW! sure beats my kitchen table!

  10. YOUR HIRED!! come on over and help me clean MY area.....holy cow is it ever a MESS!!!

    However, I DID make the most awesome wallet photo album from some of the paper you gave me!!! It turned out wonderful and I can't wait to give it as a gift.

    As always.


  11. okay, it took me a few days to comment because I really wanted to look at those pictures closely :) okay, you are officially hired to come and help design my studio for the new house!! I love how everything has its place!!! What a dream it must be to stamp in :) And I see you have a ribbon collection that more than rivals mine!!! I'm close, though...very close ;) Sweet little circle card...I've ordered those lacey circle dies never know when something special might happen and you'll need them ;) ;)

  12. OK, first of all - ADORABLE card! Now that that's out of the way - I think you need to hop on the next plane to Maui and help me with my big Craft Room Re-organization I have planned for next week!? I promise to supply you with ample beach time and lots of wine and Mai Tais in order to keep you adequately sloshed so that you won't even know I'm forcing you to work! ;-) I completely remodeled my crafty space over a year ago with custom built-in cabinets, a huge work table, etc and I STILL haven't shared photos because it's never clean enough! But I'm DETERMINED to organize it, purge things I'll never use, and get it clean enough for photos before the New Year. Maybe I'll finally share photos!? You've inspired me...

  13. your circle card is sooo adorable Michelle, you know I luv those circle cards.....your stamping area is stamp in a tiny would get lost in a room that size....I am impressed looks wonderful!

  14. I just cleaned my work area - but it sure doesn't look as good as yours!!!! I dream of the day when I can sit down and stamp with you!! :D

  15. Hi Michelle,

    What an exciting art room. I told my husband just the other day that I need so peg board on my walls...and he thought I was joking. It seems like a great way to store things!

    Your room is a great play about a sleepover card making could easily fit...6 or so of us in that space? lol

    Congratulations to all of the winners! And, Michelle, thank you for your generous heart to have these give-aways and such. Not only do we (I) love visiting your blog, but we can often win more than your knowledge...we can win these treasures. Thank you! Have fun, Winners!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.