Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cleaning and one more DE project

Hello! Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful time last night whether you stayed at home and relaxed or whether you partied it up until the wee hours.

We had a small get together with family/friends (only 5 of us total, and the dog). I also finished up my last Decor Elements project since I'm doing Christmas tomorrow with one of my dear friends. She is a HUGE Life is Good fan and when I saw the Decor Elements of that saying, I knew immediately that I HAD to get it and do something for her. Plus, she just recently moved into her new condo and the bedroom was already blue. So, blue and brown - PERFECT!

The frame job is AMAZING, courtesy of my favorite shop that I've talked about before, Frames for You in Summit NJ. What you can't tell from this picture is that the saying is on a piece of glass that is floating underneath the top two mats. The blue mat is behind all of it.

So, in case you're looking to reproduce this at your own local frame shop, the stack is (from front to back): top glass, white mat, brown mat, foamcore spacer, glass (with Decor Elements applied), foamcore spacer, blue mat, foamcore backing.

I applied the Decor Elements to the glass and then some of my rub-ons from last year's SU! SAB (Love and Happiness) to the blue mat. Here is a close up. I love the dimension and the shadows that are created from the Decor Elements on the glass.

I'm so glad that a few others have decided to join in on the One Little Word for 2009. I've heard from a handful of you and really encourage you to visit Ali's blog and read about it. I'll be giving you Balance Checks occasionally so you can see how I'm doing. This ties in again with my gymnastics background. Coaches are always telling you (especially on the beam) to constantly do balance checks to make sure your center of gravity is where it needs to be.

Moving on...

I love before and after pictures. I desperately need to clean my stamping studio. I know I've said that before but I've been too embarrassed to show it to you! But who cares, right? We're all friends here. :)

Plus, now that you've seen it in its disaster form, you can appreciate all the hard work that went into it once I post after pictures! This is what I'm working on over the coming days. Be sure to click the picture for the larger version to see my 8 x 4 working space in all its gloriousness. It's hard to believe that in a 250 square foot room that all I have is 32 square inches of space to work in! That has got to change...and soon!

Do you have embarassing, messy pictures of your space? I'd love to see them! It would make me feel SO much better! Please link to them below if you care to share! I'll be back (hopefully sooner rather than later) with after pictures to show you.

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!


Amber said...

LOL @ your 8x4 workspace!!!
My stamping room gets messy but doesn't stay that way for long because it gives me anxiety if it's unorganized. lol

Ann said...

LOL! I love your "workspace." I was too chicken to post my messiness, but my after pics are posted--one of my New Year's goals is to keep it that way! We'll see how long that one lasts! ;)


What a wonderful workspace you have hunny, you are so lucky. Okay it might be a bit messy, but aren't they all? mine is not tidy either, i am going to be working on that soon, as i actually have to move out of here and back into the conservatory. sad but true, my dear son needs a bedroom of his own, and this is the only spare room!! im still looking for suitable storage solutions for the conservatory, but i think it will need a trip to ikea! will leave that for a few weeks though. Thank you for sharing your photos, i am looking forward to the after shots! hugs Linda x

{pam} said...

whew . . . i thought i was the only one who lost things in their crafting room! LOL!!! it's always amazing the things you find when you have time (and desire) to clean up your room! LMAO!! i applaud you for being brave enough to post pics!!! :-)