Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Ima Back"

That is what Luigi says every time you continue your game in the new Super Mario Bro's for the Wii.  I did not mean to be gone so long but one day led to the next and then to the next and to the next...time you just cannot stop it.

So as you probably guessed  I have been playing some video games. I have also been making super cute cards that I will be sharing in the very near future but tonight I thought it would be fun to show off my new studio!

Here it is before. As you can see it is very basement family room from 1970. The paneling and the carpet...whoo hooo!

We really would love to rip it out but we just don't have a budget for that right now and we are pretty handy.

I had my dad come over and help us put up some wood to give the look of bead board. I really was so thankful that he came to help us as my hub and I are handy but my dad has done this for a living for oh 25 years or so...anyway it was a lot of fun to watch him work his magic and to help him out too.

My hubby sanded and painted the walls for me. I kept going back and forth on color. I really love green, think Sweat Leaf from CTMH or Celery from SU. I am leaning towards painting my daughters room that color. I also wanted something bold since it is a creative space...light bright just painted Savannahs' room that I might use that someplace else in the pink! no per Danielle everyone does hot pink and I should so something else. I decided Coral, a color I have always liked a lot and have never really gotten sick of. I went with Simply Coral from Lowes. I am not sure the hubster liked it at first but when I gave my reasons he totally understood.

Here is what it looks like now from the same view point as up above. I have room for 8 scrapbookers or 12 card makers so I am super happy with my space. This is my space over here

I have plenty of storge and lots of room.  It is nice to be able to have my paper and embelishments right at my fingertips.

I also have a little "library" area of sorts with my idea books, my Cricut, some of my alterned items, catalogs and what not. I wanted to put one of those really awesome book shelves from IKEA here but I think I will save the $100 since this fits so well.

Here is the little closet behind my desk...more shelves. I am happy because I can have my files and some of my other things such as wooden stamps and photo's that I am not currenty working with available when I need them but out of sight.

It was hard work to do all this in a weekend but so worth it and everyone pitched in...even little Maizie. I have 45 of these photo's on my camera in her favorite shirt of course. Haha!!!


  1. Wow this is awesome Amy...what a wonderful place to create.

  2. I love it! It turned out so great. Can't wait to stamp there in person!

  3. What a difference!!!

    Love it!!


  4. So cool to see the transformation pictures. You've turned it into such a cozy stamping space.