Monday, September 13, 2010

Papertrey Peeps Challenge #14 and Storage Cubby

Good Monday morning! How was your weekend? Ours was good! Saturday morning was cool and rainy. 
It was so relaxing to have the windows open with cats perched in them and listen to the rain--one of those perfect moments! I did a little stamping., starting on dh's  birthday cards; his birthday is in a couple of weeks.
Yesterday, was an absolutely gorgeous day! I spent some time on the screened porch reading with a little cat nap thrown in.  I made lasagna for dinner which we enjoyed on the porch. It is wonderful to be able to eat on the porch again after such oppressive heat and humidity this summer.  There is definitely a touch of fall in  the air now!
Speaking of fall ,Angy  posted this gorgeous photo as inspiration for the Papertrey Peeps Challenge #15.

I chose PTI's Autumn Abundance set for the focal point of my card

I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and mounted on Terracottta Tile cs which I stamped with Embellishments in Versamark. The card base is stamped with Text Time in Versmark (It was sooo difficult to see the stamped text to stamp the next section! Fortunately, there is only  a small stamped border  to be seen, and hopefully no one will be looking too closely--there is definitely a handcrafted feel to this portion of the card--in other words, imperfections!)

I also wanted to share a photo of a new addition to the study/studio.My crafting space is a  portion of our small study . On one wall between two windows, I have a small desk with a hutch and a small matching two drawer cabinet. On another wall between two doors I have taken over a small chest for storing supplies as well as my paper trimmer.
As many people do,  I love this cubby organizer from Pottery Barn.

 However, I didn't like the fact that it's shallow depth meant my cd cases would protrude and the size meant it would have to go above the small chest.
So hubby built a smaller version that is deeper  And it only lcost $5! He had the stain and several pieces of left over wood, so all he had to purchase was a piece of wood for the back. This fits snuggly between the window and desk  hutch. It's always a joy to determine where we can attach something thanks to our uneven log walls and the chinking between the logs.  :)  Although my first choice for height didn't work out, we did find a good spot to hang the storage cubbies.

As you can see,  I am currently storing my PTI stamps and nugget tins with buttons here with my colored pencils on top   I think I'll have to add a couple of more stamp sets this week. :) I am so lucky and thankful that sweet hubby likes to get handy around the house.  I think some storage cubbies for copics would be another nice little project for him.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Stamps: Autumn Abundance, Embellishments, Background Basics: Text Time(PTI)
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo,Versamark, VersaMagic-Red Brick (Tsukineko)
Paper: Smokey Gray, Terracotta Tile, Stamper's Select White (PTI);white (Georgia Pacific)
Other: Mat Stack Die 4(PTI),Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Prismacolor Pencils


  1. What a gorgeous card, Cammie! I just love your colouring and those colours! Way to go on the bargain storage solution too!

  2. Beautiful card! Love how you have colored the image. Autumn is such a beautiful time of year. Enjoy!

  3. This is lovely Cammie! Your coloring is fabulous!

  4. Cammie, this is so lovely! Beautiful job with your coloring--you have really captured the feel of autumn!

  5. Cammie this is such a pretty fall card..I too have had the windows open a bit each day.. I think I will come eat at your house. You made me hungry for lasagna.. I also love your hubby's handiness.. That is an awesome storage unit.. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my card today.. You made my day. :)

  6. Great job! I have been thinking about using these images for this challenge too. Love the unit your hubby built for you. I am sure you will enjoy it!

  7. Beautiful fall card!
    I love the cabinet that your husband built, it's perfect for storing all those PT sets!

  8. Very PRETTY fall card! I hope you all have a beautiful changing of the colors this year!

  9. What a beautiful card! I love the mat stack for your focal point and those delicious Embellishments details!! The extra picture inside is so special and your colouring is wonderful! I'm quite green with envy about your gorgeous cubby - what an elegant way to store your stamps!


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