Monday, July 26, 2010

Method Playground Challenge 73

Method Playground's Challenge #73 is to create a mono-chromatic white layout with a doily.

I kept it simple this week, to keep the focus on the irresistible photo. I used a distressed cream, white, and gray background and added an off-white photo mat, white doily, and collage and metal elements.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Home...New Scrap Room

OK, we've moved in and (mostly) unpacked. Here's a quick peek a my new scrap room, at least so far. Knowing me, I'll move things around a bit for a few months as I figure out what works best.

Here's a photo into my room from the hallway. I have a ton of natural light and a ceiling fan(!). We've laid down two 8x10 rugs to protect the new hardwood floors from the rolling chairs and paint, etc.
My main work surface is two tables placed right in the middle of the room. The Cricut is on a rolling cart beneath the tables.

The the left of the main working space is an Ikea Expedit with my paper, copic markers, and art tools. I still have about 5 or 6 empty cubes for "expansion". Also a lamp and the closet door (back to that in a second).
In front of the main working space is the TV (go Rays!), a large window, and
a standing height table. I use this table for cutting and other activities that are easier to do standing up. The table also holds my spray inks, Sizzix machine, and sewing machine (which I can move to the main tables when needed). Below this table are two sets of drawers that hold my art and sewing supplies. These drawers are only about half full (more expansion space!).
To the right of the main working space is another Ikea Expedit which holds my albums, printer, scanner, computer supplies, and Etsy supplies.
Also to the right of the main working space is my desk and another large window.
Behind the main working space are two bookshelves that hold embellishments and tools.
Oh, and the bathroom door is here too.
Here's a peek into the closest, which is where all the mess is:
I'll post more photos after I actually get a chance to "decorate".


Lots to share over the next few days, including new scrap room photos. But first, what do you think?

This is what came with the house we purchased as far as landscaping goes, 3 years of leaf buildup and no structure:
This is what we tried out this weekend, just on one corner to see if we liked it. I can't decide, what do you think (and yes, I know I need more grass, that's NEXT weekend)?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Still here....

I'm still here, I promise. Just been busy putting the house together. Pictures of my new scrap space soon, I promise!