Today is the day that Shannon returns home from Spain - yay! Currently winging her way across the Atlantic. Soon be home and will be so happy to see her and have her back :-)
Grab a coffee, picture heavy post :-)
Yesterday, I came into the craft room to tidy my desks, which I did.
However, instead of sitting down to craft I decided to sort my ink storage out, which I have been meaning to do for ages.
Now, I tend to hoard pieces of cardboard etc, for those well, you never know moments. You know you all do it too - don't try and deny it!
Well, we got rid of a very old rickety wardrobe last Autumn, you know, one of those ones with the hard cardboard backs.
Well, I saved the back !
The panel was perfect, because it was already scored along those two long lines and that centre section was the perfect fit for the cubby I was putting it.
After measuring and then cutting into the sides to form the box - I put it together.
Had to give it a test fit, here is where it is going. The bottom of those two big shelves.
Quick test to see if it was going to fit - and it couldn't fit any better. It's not going to stick out like that, you'll see :-)
Then using a criss cross, sort of wine rack, I had plenty of the board left over to make the sections. I, still may change this part to foam though - we will see.
Adding some tape along the edges to secure them better.
All done and in it's place. Best I load it up now too :-)
Each ink pad, had its own little sponger, made those a while back with some old wooden stamp blocks that I no longer needed. I am also going to finish the edge of the box, once I replace or decide to keep the sections I have already made :-)
Here's a little close up.
I still need to tidy up the edges of the main box, and as I said earlier may redo the sections to foam.
Now this morning whilst I was having a coffee, I was having a surf and found that there was a huge scrapbooking garage sale locally. I wasn't going to bother, but Andy said, come on lets go for it.
We got there nice and early 8.30am, and it wasn't due to start until 9.30am, but she let us go on in :-)
Oh my goodness you should have seen it, she had over a 1000 stamps, tons of papers, inks, you name it. I was really good, in that I didn't need any paper, so didn't buy any, well, accept the decoupage booklet below :-)
So I came away with a decent haul. Several large stamps sets, which I have checked for cost and would probably be in the region $15 (new) if not more.
Some Magnolia stamps and Sarah Kay stamps in there too.
The little tray box, contains 1" squares in all different colours. A decoupage Christmas booklet and some wooden stamps. That Dragonfly one is over $20 new.
The chalk stack is acutally 3 layers of different colours. Some ink dots, Gel Glaze pens. Container full of little metal letters. Some Gelatos and a little Cut'n'Emboss Christmas envelope seals.
I reckon around $350 worth of stuff - maybe a little more. I got it all for $117. Was really pleased with this lot.
Anyways, I need to do a little more sorting out of the craft room and hopefully will be in to play tomorrow.
Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.
I'll be off in a few hours to go collect Shannon from the station.
Thanks for stopping by.