{nerdspecs gets crafty}

~ adventures in rubber stamping & scrapbooking ~

Saturday, June 24

Busy, busy ...

Thanks for the comments in my last post! I didn't think anyone was checking up on this thing. ;)

This afternoon, I taught a Summer Sparkle class at Pretty Paper in Blaine. The ladies were so much fun! I definitely hope to see them at future classes. We made five fun summer cards with *sparkle* ... my favorite. :)

Here are a couple of the cards we made today ...

I have the house to myself tonight. Yay! I just baked some lemon cookies, and I'm off to clean up the living room a bit so I can justify stamping from now until tomorrow night. I have a*muse*a*palooza classes coming up, and class samples to make! My box of ~70 holiday prototype stamps arrived last weekend, and I have not had time to even ink one. Can you believe it? :(

Oh! A little something fun for you - the one and only Jen Pebbles is having an A Muse giveaway on her blog - go check it out! While you're there, check out the pics of her newly remodeled studio! SUPER FAB, don't you think?

Monday, June 19


We found a new home! We close on July 27, and hopefully move in that weekend. The best thing about this house ... I finally get a craft room. *bounce*bounce* No more using the coat closet as a craft closet! No more crafting on the dining room table! No more piles of crafty things taking over the bedroom!

So, naturally, my priority upon moving in is painting/decorating/setting up my new craft room. I told Geoff he could handle unpacking the rest of the house. :)

Geoff's mom is really good at faux painting, and she did a very cool technique on her living room walls - they are sage green with rows of large diamonds down the walls in a lighter shade of sage green. I've recruited her to help me paint the craft room pink, with rows of metallic silver diamonds down the walls. :)

Lily and I made a trip to IKEA yesterday, and I've found some fabulous items for the craft room. Lots of silver things, to coordinate with the silver diamonds that will be on the wall. And I figure we can just spray paint the black things silver.

So, check out my finds!

I will buy a few of these rails.

Then, some of these buckets for scissors/colored pencils/etc. Lily will have a rail with 4-5 of these above her art desk with all of her coloring/cutting supplies in them.

Also, one of these cool paper towel holders. How handy will that be?

Then, maybe some baskets in this size, this size, and this size.

In a couple of these baskets, I will put these jars filled with small embellishments.

There is a ledge along the wall under the window, and I'll put my desk there. On the ledge I'll put a row of jars like this one and this one filled with ribbons!

Oh, and the desk I want? Yeah. It's a kitchen thing, really sturdy, with all of those drawers! Wow. Geoff said it's too expensive, but that he and his dad can probably build me one! :)

Heather's IKEA curtain rod for ribbon storage/display is so awesome, I'm stealing it!

I also love what Jenn and Heather have done with the shallow shelves for stamps. I'm going to have Geoff help me find some shelves like that to display/store my ever-growing A Muse collection.

If anyone has any great craft room storage/organization photos, give me a link! I'd love some more ideas. This is so exciting for me ... my very own craft room! I never thought it would happen.

Sunday, June 4


It's coming!


A Muse Holiday Launch Event!
July 10-18, 2006

Visit the link above for a-muse-a-palooza details. This is a nationwide PARTY to celebrate the launch of new holiday images by A Muse!

Even if you aren't able to attend any of the parties happening across the nation, visit the site! You can still register to win PRIZES and CONTESTS!

Add yourself to the a-muse-a-palooza map while you're there!

I am so excited to be participating in a-muse-a-palooza. Join me!

Monday, July 10 - 6:00-8:00 pm
Memory Mania, Woodbury
Class: Christmas in July (5 cards, $22)

Tuesday, July 11 - 6:00-9:00 pm
Pretty Paper, Blaine
a-muse-a-palooza event - Make & Takes, Prizes & More! (free!)

Wednesday, July 12 - 6:00-8:00 pm
Memory Mania, Woodbury
Class: Holiday Dazzle (5 cards, $22)

Thursday, July 13 - 5:00-7:00 pm
Pretty Paper, Blaine
a-muse-a-palooza event - Make & Takes, Prizes & More! (free!)