Inky Antics “Stamping Spaces” Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Inky “Stamping Spaces” Blog Hop!

The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, August 28th at midnight Central time. Please visit each Inky DT members’ blog to view their stamping space and leave a comment for each designer. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win, (limit one comment per blog, please).

One person’s name will be drawn at random to receive a fun Inky prize pack. The winner’s name will be announced on the Inky Antics blog next Monday, so remember to stop back and see if you’ve won.

I wasn't too sure about making a video of my stamping space. I actually videoed my son giving a tour of my room... it was comical watching him give descriptions. Maybe one day I'll share some of those excerpts. Please excuse my slip-ups... I was very nervous and I felt like I rushed it.



For those who rather not listen to me ramble, I also took pictures. This is the view as soon as you enter my stamping space, then the right and left side of the room.







This is how I store Reflection Kits from Close to My Heart. I take them out of the original packaging, place them in 12x12 storage folders and label them with each collection name. I also store Close to My Heart cardstock the same way and it is organized by season.





This little container holds 6x6 paper pads (My Minds Eye, Basic Grey, etc.). If you watch the video you'll see these pads in a basket my sister made. I keep the scraps from each paper pad separated in baggie, in front of the paper pad.



I absolutely LOVE Bazzill cardstock. This is how I store my scraps... the colors are so pretty! I also have another container of scrap storage for Close to My Heart cardstock (the containers on are the tall book case, bottom shelf).



More ribbon, Copic's and buttons.



If you would like to see more photos of my stamp room or storage you can find them in my Flickr collection: Stamp Room , for the update photos make sure to look in the August 2010 albums.

Your next stop will be to see Crystal's stamping space, Crystal's Crafty Creations. Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Roses

Every Spring when I visit our local nursery I spend a good amount of time in the greenhouse with the roses, the fragrance is just wonderful and I can't get enough of it. Each Spring, for the past six or seven years, I would bring home at least two rose bushes and plant them in our backyard. One would think with as many that I've purchased I would have the most excellent rose garden... I don't and it's so frustrating. I currently have two planted and those two look like twigs sticking out of the ground, no greenery whatsoever... ugh!

I'm staying positive and I'm determined to have roses in my backyard, one year I'll get it right, until then I have to settle for rubber stamps with rose images!

Everything is Coming Up Roses

For this card I used the image Everything is Coming Up Roses and I think I finally found the perfect rose color, Henna (Prismacolor Pencils). I added Diamond Stickles to the rose bud to give the card that little extra touch since I added no other embellishments.

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Stamps: Everything is Coming Up Roses (House Mouse/Stampabilities) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Sky (Close to My Heart) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Desert Sand (CTMH), Twilight (CTMH), Simple Pleasures (CTMH) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Give it a Swirl Punch (Fiskars) ~ Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5

Fatal Liaison by Vicki Tyley



Fatal Liaison
by Vicki Tyley
(Kindle Edition, Mystery/Thriller)

The lives of two strangers, Greg Jenkins and Megan Brighton, become inextricably entangled when they each sign up for a dinner dating agency. Greg's reason for joining has nothing to do with looking for love. His recently divorced sister Sam has disappeared and Greg is convinced that Dinner for Twelve, or at least one of its clients, may be responsible. Neither is Megan looking for love. Although single, she only joined at her best friend Brenda De Luca's insistence. When a client of the dating agency is murdered, suspicion falls on several of the members. Then Megan's friend Brenda disappears without trace, and Megan and Greg join forces. Will they find Sam and Brenda, or are they about to step into the same inescapable snare?

Vicki Tyley is a great mystery writer and I have enjoyed all of her novels that I've read to date and once again she did not disappoint.  I enjoyed the story itself and especially found it more interesting because I have a couple friends who are currently using a dating service to find that special someone... they definitely need to read this novel.