Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lily's Ink Pad

Often, I get asked why my stamping email and website is lilyinkpad. Well, it's a bit complicated, but here you go. When I decided to become a demonstrator, I knew it was to make this a business, a second income for me that at least covered my hobby expenses. I also knew that I wanted a catchy name. I was brainstorming with Bubba using lily and he actually came up with Lily Ink Pad. I don't know how I didn't think of it first! The lily comes from being called Lily as a Girl Scout camper, junior counselor, Program Director, Naturalist, Crafting Director, and at Resident Camp Lakamaga!

But, there really is a Pad, where I create. I am lucky enough to have my own room to myself in the house. It's on the second floor and I love it. I like being upstairs. Good thing, because Bubba loves his Raider Room in the basement.

Over my Winter Vacation from school, I first needed to reorganize and clean before I could play. I had let things slide and my room was an embarrassment. You see, I am the kind of person that focuses on the project, not the mess, and it gets out of hand. I'm not good at putting my toys away! I love a clean room, though, so I let it get out of hand and then clean it all up. That's my process and I am not apologizing for it!

Here is a visual tour of my space:
On my door, I have a display of cards. I love this holder!

The room is pretty large. I use an old kitchen table for my table. I like it because it is sturdy and I fit a group around it for workshops, classes, and fun times! Plus, all my stuff fits on it when I get going!


Here is how I keep my tools close at hand!


I got these bookshelves on clearance last spring at a local store. They match the colors of my most of my stuff and hold a lot! I keep resources, workshop stuff, and scrapbooking on the first two. The cabinet holds forms, catalogs, envelopes, etc, and the final one holds shoeboxes with projects for my next events. I try to use the tops for a display.

I love this metal cabinet. Bubba and I got it from a family member. It so cool. It holds my stamps, Big Shot, and the bottom holds things to alter and adhesives. The purple parts are part of my new storage for 12x12. I needed to expand, so I got these folders. It then took a year to find a holder that fit them! My new ribbon holder fits nicely! What you can't see is my desk, my computer, and another two cabinet full of stuff. Boy, I need to stamp more to get rid of some stuff!

Happy Stamping!

5 comments:

  1. okay - TOTALLY jealous of your work space!!! I also have area in our 4th bedroom - but it shares space with my DH's guitar equipment, an extra computer table, and junk!

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  2. Looks like a great stampin' space Sara. I wanted to let you know I've given you a blog award over on my blog so go check it out. Thanks for shring your creativity with us!

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  3. Your pad is awesome!!! Its great having a space just for you isnt it. Im lucky to have that also!!! I love your punch rack. I need one toooooo. My basket is overflowing *sigh*

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  4. I'm just like you! I too tend to focus on the project and wait until sometime later to clean up (i hate cleaning). One of my resolutions is to keep everything better organized and plan ahead. I hate it when i can't find something because i didn't put it away............here's to success. You have a very nice room btw. I love the blue walls :-)

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  5. I'm just like you! I too tend to focus on the project and wait until sometime later to clean up (i hate cleaning). One of my resolutions is to keep everything better organized and plan ahead. I hate it when i can't find something because i didn't put it away............here's to success. You have a very nice room btw. I love the blue walls :-)

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