Innovative Designs: Ink It, Stamp It, Create It with Maggie Mathern

18 October, 2008

My Studio Finally Has It’s Sign!!!

Filed under: craftroom, Stamping — Tags: , , , — maggie mathern @ 10:52 pm

Yep, this is one of the projects I told you about in my last post.  I did manage to complete and photograph it the next day, however couldn’t get the picture to load into PSE6 to edit it.  Don’t ya just love technology LOL.

Oh well, it is done now.  Let me know what you think of it.  If I did it over, would have made the main board green and maybe a different patterned paper behind the name, but went with what I had at hand at the time.  Besides, could always make a different sign for different seasons of the year *wink*.

 

Studio Sign

Studio Sign

 

 

Hope you are all taking time out of your busy lives to create some fun projects too.

Keep Smiling & Stamping,

Maggie xxx

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19 September, 2008

A Long Day….

Filed under: craftroom — Tags: , , , , , — maggie mathern @ 10:14 pm

Ok, it’s official, I am pooped.  I never realised how much of a job a revamp of my studio was going to be.  After getting the computer and desk out the day before, I thought today was going to be a breeze.  Think again.  I never realised now much ribbon I have purchased over the years and not used *red face*.  You know the story, gotta have it but can’t possibly cut and use it cos it is too pretty!  I have culled and given away a lot of it and the rest I am revamping the storage of.

I started, yes you heard right, I started to put the bookcase together today.  I opened the instruction book and took out ALL the pieces of wood and hardware and thought, hmmmm lots of stuff here.  Now anyone who knows me well, knows I have had considerable experience in putting together flat packed stuff in the past.  My major problem is I get to the end and usually have bits left over LOL.  BUT, in my defence, the item still worked well LOL.

So armed with all this stuff I set about matching the hardware to the diagram of them in the manual.  Mission accomplished.  I went from steps 1-5 in 30 minutes, not bad, but took 1 hour to get to step 6 hmmm.  Well it really isn’t easy to hold stuff together on ones own, line up nails and drive them home, and don’t even get me started on the lack of space and the awkward positions I had to work in.  No wonder my shoulder is sore tonight.  So tomorrow I have to put on the shelf supports on the two fixed shelves, add the decorative moulding and fit the adjustable shelves.  Oh and get it off the floor and stand it up.  Will definitely need help with that job.  Fingers crossed I can get this accomplished AND get my stamp collection in it BERFORE I have to go to work LOL.  I’ll keep you apprised of developments and I hope to uncover the camera so I can post some pics of the changes.

Keep Smiling & Stamping,

Maggie

17 August, 2008

A Cold, Wet Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — maggie mathern @ 1:57 pm

As much as I have been enjoying the bit of rain we have had recently, the cold is sure bothering me this year.  Must be getting older eh? LOL  I would love to be tucked into my studio creating, but have to go and brave the elements and go to work.

My appologies for no update in the last few days, good intentions and all.  I have spent some much needed time in the garden weeding and attending a myriad of other tasks that I have not had time for in recent weeks.  Playing catchup can be all consuming as we all know too well.

I intend to lock myself in here tomorrow and create up a storm.  So many new ideas I have found lately that I want to try.  Inspiration comes from many places.

Keep smiling and stamping,

Maggie

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