Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Silver Wreath and Updated Studio

Hi everyone.  This week I've been inspired by the Merry Monday challenge being run by my friend Linda.


I do love wreaths and this was a simple one to make.  The silver glimmer paper did most of the work.  It's so shiny and sparkly. :)  I added a few red glitter balls and a die-cut red glimmer paper sentiment.  Thanks for the great challenge, Linda!!

Updated Studio
Hubby and I started a renovation on my Art Studio several months ago.  Life got in the way for a few of those months, but we got back on track and are just nearing the finish line.  A few little details to take care of, but most of the reno is done.  I need to get some art up on the walls!

Here's my Studio.  Warning ... picture heavy (and wordy too!). :)

I LOVE my new floor.  Isn't it cool??!! :)  Painted the walls a soft gray and installed bright LED light fixtures that are on a dimmer so I can control the amount of light. New chair (Source - Burnaby, B.C.) that is super comfy - will be buying a second one to replace the computer chair that has done it's time. :)  Two new work desks from Ikea (one for crafting and one for computer work).  In the picture above, the desk is in the "sit" position. Picture two will explain.


This picture shows the desk in the "stand" position.  With a click of a button, the desk raises and lowers so that I can work either sitting or standing. :)


Computer desk with my light box (which still needs a brace --- one of the outstanding projects).  Drawer unit (Walmart) hold lots of "stuff" and my Silhouette Cameo sits on top.  I even have all the drawers labeled! :)  This desk is also a sit/stand desk.


Storage unit is 6 feet tall.  Holds LOTS ... all my stamps, dies, and some of the papers I use most often.  The tower holds all kinds of adhesives, sequins, cording, pearls, etc. Again, all labeled so I can find things easily.


Two more drawer units (Walmart) and a small cabinet that holds my ink carousel. The drawers are filled with mostly colouring mediums (labeled) ... brushos, alcohol inks, markers, embossing pastes, etc.  The small unit has my card sleeves and envelopes.  My new cutter is on top of the middle cabinet (LOVE IT!).  Big Shot is on top of the cabinet in the corner.


You can see that the drawers and inks are within easy reach of my desk.  And I have a 6ft shelving unit (Ikea) to the right of my desk that is filled with the products I use every day. Easy reach again. :)


Here's a close-up of some of the shelves beside my desk.  Everything is labeled ... embossing powders, sprays, inka gold, distress inks, oxide inks, zigs, stencils, paint brushes, etc.  Green and blue containers are from the $1 store.  Notice the beautiful wooden container ... it was hand made and gifted to me by a sweet friend.  Thanks John!


Last is a picture of my closet.  There are three bookshelves (more Ikea) in there which are pretty much filled with overflow ... extra paper, coloured papers, extra baskets, punches, ribbon, etc.  These are the things I don't use that often.  Still needs a bit of organizing, but it's not bad.  See that weird shaped piece of wood in the middle?? Hubby made me a stand for my camcorder so it will be easier to film videos. Hopefully will be putting it to good use soon.

Thanks for taking a look at where I create!







Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Silver glimmer paper (SU!); Red glimmer paper (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Breezy Wreath die (Poppy Stamps), red glitter balls ($1 store), Merry die (Simon Says Stamp)

Challenges:
Merry Monday #244 - Wreath

46 comments:

  1. Love your glittery wreath! Very merry indeed! Love your studio! It looks so neat and organized! All those containers will help to keep everything in it's place. Too bad our stuff can't put itself away when we're finished crafting!

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  2. Gorgeous silver wreath, Lol, & I just love your craft room!! Mine is still in the "dreaming about" stage but you've really inspired me!

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  3. Fabulous card! You studio looks wonderful ... a dream for me, I just have a corner of the dining room!
    Elaine

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  4. First, absolutely gorgeous Christmas card! Lots of sparkles and a wonderful CAS vibe. Looks like it might be easy to mass produce for the holidays. Love it! And *sigh*.... that's one amazing craft room!!! From the floors to the color coordinated bins, to all those perfect labels; it's fantastic!! And I love your cutter (wink, wink)!! Thanks so much for letting us have a peek into your creative space. It looks like the most perfect place to craft!! Sweet!!! Bev

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  5. Wow, this card looks like a million dollars! Amazing CAS and so elegant !!
    I'm so happy to see what your new crafting room looks like. It makes a great impression! But the more depressed I view my "mink crafted items": - ((
    Hugs and big kisses
    BożenA

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  6. Love the wreath card...I have a small'ish, simple wreath die and never have known what to do with it...now I have a great inspiration to CASE. Loll, your studio is absolutely awesome! "A place for everything and everything in its place". Love the look of the floor. What a wonderful job you did. May you enjoy many wonderful hours crafting cards for us to drool over.

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  7. What a great space Loll - but aren't you a tidy bod! Mine looks like a nuke has been dropped on it and my floor is NEVER that clean!
    Beautiful wreath card - don't have a wreath die - but am going to get one! LOL x

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  8. Beautiful CAS glittery wreath design, Loll TFS your card and especially thank you for sharing your new redone Studio...Wow!!! Way cool artsy floor!

    I loved seeing the views from a far and all your close ups. Visually it felt like I was there.....and to think on May 8th thru the 13th...I will be creating with you, Susan and Christine in their homes and in your new studio and soon after getting back home I am going to want to redo my craft room or at least get more containers...lol! All your organizing ideas turned out beautifully.

    Again TFS your studio and beautiful creations my friend. A big Hug...

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  9. Fabulous card Loll! But your studio is something else!! Outstanding! Yes, your flooring is really cool and I LOVE how you have it all organised and you are so good having labelled everything!! I MUST do that myself! Thanks for the 'tour' it is always fun to see someone else's work space! Have a wonderful day my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  10. So many eye candy to look at in this post. Love the silver and red wreath card. And your studio looks awesome. So neat and organized. .

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  11. What a beautiful sparkly wreath, Loll. So CAS and elegant. And I loved seeing your craft studio. Where did you get you desks? So nice to get ideas form other crafters. Oh and thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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    1. The sit/stand desks are from Ikea. I've now added in the write-up, where I got most of my units and containers.

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  12. That is a gorgeous sparkly wreath, Loll. I'm envious of your studio space. I love the floor and all the shelving you have to keep things on. I'll keep dreaming. ;)

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  13. Love the wreath! Need to find one.... I usually do it piecemeal. Your room is quite marvelous. Containers are my passion but you have yours labeled too. Space is at a premium in my crafting area but some of your ideas will be put to use. Thank you! TFS

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  14. Firstly, I LOVE your sparkly wreath, Loll! The red ornaments are perfect with your CAS design and I love the font on your sentiment!
    Congrats on your new Studio! Your new flooring is really cool and I love how your table raises and lowers with a click of a button...what a great feature! I also love the soft gray walls and how you added a pop of color with your dollar store containers...way to go! I hope you enjoy your new space for many years to come! Thanks so much for sharing your photos with us :)

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  15. What a wonderful, practical, working studio. Some layouts that I have seen are so outrageously expensive looking and prestine that they don't seem realistic. Love those sit-stand desks. Enjoy it to the fullest.

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  16. Oh this was a great post. Loved visiting you in the "new" studio Loll!! It looks like you have thought of everything and I also love your desks sit or stand with a button sounds awesome! BTW, LOVELY wreath, so totally Loll style! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday Loll! Hope you had a happy Easter and are having a fantastic week!! Heart Hugs, col

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  17. Love the statement your card makes! Your craft room is a statement too! It's beautiful!

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  18. I've been waiting for this post! Before I forget, Lolly, I love your schparkly silver and red wreath Christmas card! It's a winner to me! Your newly renovated craft Studio is superb in every way! I'm rocking how organized and efficient and clean everything is! And that floor and sit/stand desks are incredible! You must take a second to smile every time you walk in - with perhaps even a quick pirouette of happiness?! Thank you so much for sharing!! Hugs, Dolly

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  19. LOVE your new studio! Don't you just love IKEA? My craft table is from there, too - that seated/standing position is a really nice feature. Thank you so much for doing the reveal for us.

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  20. the card is CAS perfection, love the glittery silver wreath and the crafting space is out of this world and so organized. Oh I wish mine was so neat and tidy. Loll, you definitely have an eye for detail right down to the coloured containers :)

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  21. Love that new studio, the floor, storage, organization and the really cool desks. But the thing that made to happiest (other than the thought the transformational fairy might come to My studio, lol) Was the last paragraph, more videos of you creating....count me in!

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  22. Wow amazing room, green with envy. I have a tiny corner in our spare room! Gorgeous card, love the sliver x

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  23. Beautiful card Loll ..... I love your sparkly wreath.
    WOW!!! What a fabulous crafty space. Love, love, love the floor and those work desks are a fantastic idea. Everything looks so organised, the perfect place to create ..... enjoy your new space xx

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  24. Adore the beautifully glittery card! And now I can envision where all the magic happens. Cool desks! Thank you so much for sharing your crafty space. Looks like a pretty near perfect fit for you! Congrats! :)

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  25. Mmm well you won't need me to explain why I deleted that previous comment 🙄.. nor will I repeat myself... simply stunning all around Loll.
    Well done on it all. 😁👍
    Thanks for sharing your card inspiration, wonderful as usual!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  26. The wreath is beautiful! But your craft room overshadows the card today. It is so well organized and labeled with bright, cheerful colored containers. I would love to spend the day in there. It is a wonderful space.

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  27. Beautiful card! I love all the shimmer :) You're craft area is awesome. Gives me ideas for my own someday!

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  28. CAS perfection on your wreath card Loll...love it!! And your craft room looks FABULOUS!! I'm totally in love with your floors and the sit/stand desks!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday! :0)

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  29. Your card is beautiful and your craft room is amazing! Enjoy it!

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  30. Gorgeous CAS design!! Love the silver wreath!! And thanks for sharing photos of your craft room, it's wonderful!!

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  31. Love your sparkly wreath with the red glittery balls.
    Your craft room looks fab, I try to keep mine tidy but as a friend once said" Squirrels shouldn't clean their own dreys"!

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  32. Yeh ...I so enjoyed reading your post! You've been busy and your craft space looks fabulous. Love the desk's that go up and down. The floor is amazing and loving the grey walls. Now lets see how long it stays this way ...LOL x You'll no doubt feel so much better for the organising, sorting etc and feel it's all been so worth it...Thank you for sharing Loll and thank you for shairng this ever so pretty and delicate card x

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  33. This is SUCH a gorgeous card with the sparkly paper, Loll! And that craft room- WOW! What a shame to even mess it up!! Love the space and I'm so impressed with the incredible organization. That will never happen here. This is beautifully laid out!

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  34. Just noticed the Rotatrim cutter!! Is that thing the best or what?

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  35. Lovely sparkling card Loll and WOW what a fabulous working space and so organised I'm so envious but so nice to see where you create your beautiful artwork...

    Anne

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  36. Oh, Loll, that Christmas card is one of the most beautiful Christmas cards I have seen, my friend!!!! That silver wreath with the red glitter balls are simply wow, wow, WOW!!!!! What a wonderful CAS creation - I have to pick up my jaw from the ground!!!! Absolutely LOVE that card!!!!
    And how fun to see where you create your fabulous cards, Loll!!!! You are so super organized and everything is so neat!!!! It must be such a great pleasure to create cards in such a wonderful craft room!!! And the floor does look great, hey and I love the grey on the walls!!!! TFS these photo's!!!!
    Hugz

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  37. Thanks for sharing where you create all those pieces of artwork! The floor is fun! And everything is so organized and even labeled! Fabulous!
    Your glittery holiday card looks so festive and elegant!

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  38. Beautiful wreath card Loll, gorgeous sparkle. And wow! what a fantastic space you have for creating your fabulous cards! My room is a higgledy piggledy squash of old wardrobe, desks and filing cabinets! Sigh lol!

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  39. Great craft room! Love the flooring!

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  40. Awesome studio, Loll ... such a wonderfully organised, fresh and clean space for creating your fabulous works of art! Your shimmery, glimmery silver wreath is a beauty ... gorgeous with the sparkly berries and slender sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

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  41. First off I love your card Loll! That wreath is so pretty in the glitter paper. Love the red berries and the merry. Secondly, wow! I love your crafty space Loll!!! It looks great, so organized. But it is the floor that caught my attention. I am totally and utterly in love with that floor!!! That is more on the lines of floor that I wanted, rustic looking. I know you will enjoy your space even more now Loll, a great crafty space for sure! It so deserving too!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  42. Your card is so gorgeous and glittery! And your room - swoon! That floor is STUNNING! Thanks for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

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  43. A delicious card and an awesome craft room! Wow - so neat and spacious! Mine is a total mess....

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  44. WOW...thanks for the tour... love seeing out others organize their space. I love yours! Love how organized you are!!!

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  45. Loll, What a lovely, workable, exciting studio! I also think the wreath is stunning. My space is similar to yours, in that it is narrow. I've been living with/in the space for a number of years and seem to have the need to reorganize about every two years. I'm in the middle of a re-organization again. Thought I'd let you know you are not alone with the mess and getting everything in its place. The life of artists! Enjoy you space!

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