I love anything old . . .
Gingham Gardens Mini-Book . . .

A little trip to Nancy-Land . . .

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 

Junque Journal.

And while I'm waiting for glue to dry

thought I'd give you a look inside my world.

IMG_6163I have a wall of wood mounted stamps that are some of my

all-time favorites.

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

Big Shot


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,

easily accessible

& 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

Club Scrap.


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.


Patti Kappel

NancyLand is amazing! Well organized and functional. It obviously works for you, Nancy, considering the beautiful creations that come out of that wonderland!! Being neat and tidy is over-rated😂😂💕💕.

Mary walker

Miss you more. Thanks for the look around your magical place of Nancy Land . So many amazing things made inside this kingdom, love you Mary


Thank you for giving us a glimpse of Nancy Land!

Rosemary sturm

Amazing collection of wonderful “stuff” for extreme fun and creativity. So, so much to keep a person busy. I am thinking it would be difficult to get bored in your world. Absolutely love it.

Lori Geisman

Such beautiful things come from that room. Looks very organized to me-very functional! Miss you! Such a very talented artist. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your creativity domain!

Susanne Valthauser

I can only dream about this work space. It's sooooo organized. Great job and thanks for sharing your NancyLand.


Lovely! Thanks for sharing! Loved my visits to Nancy Land! Love the Tim stamp. Didn’t know the story, but I can see why it’s still a favorite!

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