So I am afraid that the Easter holiday got the better of me over the past couple weeks and I don't have a Stamp Out Chaos update to share this week. Sad face... :( I promise that the next Stamp Out Chaos post will be on May 7 and Lindsay and I will be taking on the topic of Embellishments.
Over the past couple of weeks I have made progress on my space including purging over 6 boxes of craft supplies and donating it to Sophie's Kindergarten teacher. I have also pulled out some under-loved stamps and dies which I will be listing for sale in the coming week.
I am afraid I have come to the point though in my organizational journey that I have to get serious about making improvements to the room. After all, there is only so much that can be done within the confines of an Expedit cube. Yes, friends, I am talking about spackle and paint. I can tell myself that spackle is like embossing paste for the walls, but that won't change the fact that I have a messy and time-consuming project ahead of me. I have picked up a few paint swatches and have taped them up on the wall to try them out a bit.
So far, I am leaning toward the lightest shade on the middle swatch card called Polar Star (aka light gray). I think I am looking for something neutral against which I can accent with bold accent colors.
Once the painting is complete, I can hang a shelf above my work area that I think will be critical in helping me keep some essential supplies orderly and within reach. I will also be able to tackle die storage which will help immensely. More to come on that in the coming weeks.
Well, I don't want to sign off today without something creative, so I wanted to share a card I made for the Get Well feature in the April 2014 issue of Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine. It was featured on the Plugged In with Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking magazine a few weeks back.
It's call "Get Well Cone of Shame." Those Paper Crafts editors are too clever. The dachshund is a Silhouette cut file and I fashioned a cone from vellum and wrapped it around the dog's head. The shadow is from a watercolor stamp set and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.
Well that's all for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by!