As you may know,
when my son was in second grade he dubbed my craft room
and the name stuck.
Today, I'm working on my version of a
And while I'm waiting for glue to dry
thought I'd give you a look inside my world.
I can't get rid of them.
And on the counter top is my
paint and altered station.
And here's a little story about a couple of those stamps:
I was a HUGE fan of Tim Holtz when he first appeared on
Carol Duvall show & did some demos for Club Scrap.
When I started working at
For Keeps Sake
I would go to the Craft & Hobby Shows with the owners.
The first booth I would go to is wherever Tim was featured.
And believe it or not . . .
there were no lines, he was sitting there by himself
and he was giving away autographed stamps.
And this is the very first Tim stamp I received. Still one of my all-time favorites.
Further down the same painting station counter is my
and across from the Big Shot
are some of my favorite/frequently used dies.
Nothing is fancy or pretty but it is functional and organized
and it works for me and my Crafty Crew.
At the end of the counter is a spinner with random inks.
The inks I use the most are on my island work station.
On the other side of the painting station
are more stamps
in labeled bins and sorted by type.
i.e. background & border stamps:
I need some of my favorite things hanging,
& in my sight line.
If I can't see my stuff I forget about it.
The rolling cart has 12x12 specialty paper from various companies like
There's more to Nancy-Land
but I think I've probably overwhelmed with stuff.
I really admire people who have nice & tidy craft rooms
all put away and beautiful.
But obviously that's not me.
And having worked in this industry in one way or another for
well over 20 years, I've got quite a collection.
This is what I pull from when I'm working on projects.
The coffee is on.
Wish you could come over and play!
I miss my crafty friends.