You might have just noticed that there's a new little blinkie in my sidebar - yep, I'm super proud to say that I've made it onto the DT for Shopping Our Stash!!! Now, the whole idea behind this challenge is to use things that are in our stash - and more often than not, have been there for some time - rather than using something new all the time, which I think alot of us are prone to do. I'm the absolute worse for doing it - like when there's a new release of Magnolia stamps for example, I'll buy quite a few of them and then only get the chance to use one or two before the next release and then I'll move on to them. And so, I was well pleased to make it onto this DT and finally have an incentive to ink up those poor neglected stamps and cut into the dusty papers!!!
So - to kick off the challenge, we're holding a virtual 'open house', where everyone shares a look at their crafty spaces and stash. Last week, half the DT shared their pics and today, it's the other half's (and my!) turn.
Ready.................be prepared for loads of pictures!!!!!!!!!!
Now, I'm not lucky enough to have a craft room, so I have to make do with the dining table - although I've gone from clearing it off every night to now just leaving everything there and we eat off trays on our laps!!! And my stash is taking over the house - mainly the living room and hallway but it does extend up to my bedroom too (which makes for a rather messy house, but hey, there's more important things in life to worry about!!). Once I started taking pics of my stash, I didn't seem to be able to stop, so sorry about the excessive amount of pics LOL! I think I surprised myself just how many stamps, etc that I've actually got - I guess I should feel embarrassed but for some reason I don't, in fact, I feel oddly proud. Hee, hee.
Right - this is my crafting space (aka the dining table) (sneak peek of my Sugar Bowl entry in the background!):
This is behind my crafting space - there's a box for 12 x 12 papers and then there's stamps I use alot (sentiments) and some of my 6 x 6 pads on the top:
Here are my punches:
And the rest of them:
Here's the corner of my living room where alot of my stash is kept:
And this is the 'tower of stash' in my hallway:
Here's some of my stamps:
And my magnolia stamps and magazines:
All my Elzybells stamps with my lovely 'bug in the background (I keep all my dies and embossing folders in the box):
All of my Lili of the Valley stamps:
All of my Sugar Nellies (my collection has expanded rather rapidly since they started the Simply Sassy range (and set 7 came through the letterbox this morning!!):
And, last but not least, here's some of my 6 x 6 papers (not all of them I hasten to add!) and that's not including all the 12 x 12 papers that are scattered around the room and behind the sofas in pizza boxes and files!!:
OK - that's about it then from me. I hope you're still with me!!! All you have to do now is take some pics of your own and link them up over here by 23rd May - there's even a prize (to add to your stash LOL!) for a random winner.
I'll be back later with some cardage...................xxxxx