I recently revamped my studio a bit. I had to get rid of some furniture that just wasn’t working. Even though it was good storage, my old computer chest was taking up too much room. Getting rid of that helped me purge a lot of supplies. I replaced it was a wall cabinet. I will do a studio tour soon.
But as I was moving things around, I needed somewhere new for my roller stamps. I have too many to keep them in my Harbor Freight revolving tray.
I read somewhere that they are magnetic, so I thought I would try to find some heavy duty magnets to attach them to the side of my drawers. My drawers are actually a rustic (think industrial farmhouse) sideboard I purchased from World Market that is no longer available.
I ordered some magnets from Amazon that were small and round. Then on Zulily one day I saw the square cube magnets and order them as well. It ended up working better with the cube magnets and I didn’t need to glue them or anything. They are strong enough to adhere the stamps to the sideboard just by the positioning of the cube.
The cube magnets can be found at alaboard.com and I’ve also seen them in Paper Source.
I have a few extra I am using on the fridge.
‘Tis the season. I have to admit, I am not a huge Christmas lover, but I am actually feeling good about it this year. I think I’ve gotten better at cutting out the stress and just enjoying it. I feel ahead of the game as far as gift buying goes and once I finish decorating (hopefully this weekend) the house will feel more content.
I’ve skipped doing any sort of December Daily or scrapbooking project this year, but am participating in the photo challenge with Susannah Conway for #DecemberReflections2016. I like the bit of getting outside of what I normally photograph and being creative.
There are a few decorations I want to work on making, but I am just doing it as I go and I don’t really care if I actually finish by Christmas or not. Going to just use the time sitting by the fire & watching my fav classic movies to do a little crafting.
I know which cookies I am baking and will probably start next week. I start with shortbread and sugar cookies because those freeze well. I am excited to use my new oven. The old one was not keeping temperature and Home Depot had the right deal around Black Friday. Hoping I can get my baking times figured out without too many fails.
Listening: Joni Mitchell, Polar Express soundtrack, Pentatonix
Reading: Pretty Paper by Willie Nelson (I like to read a seasonal story – so far so good, I recommend it if you like music!)
Eating: Chocolate Chip Dunkers from Trader Joe’s
Watching: Elf, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, White Christmas & the Flyers!
Thankful: for B, who keeps me sane & on target all times of the year, but especially this one where I sometimes lose my mind.
I love the magic of Halloween. I have such fond memories as a kid, trick-or-treating with my brother & best friend in our neighborhood. We always planned our costumes out together.
I love Halloween movies. My favorite is an oldie, Garfield’s Halloween. But I also like the Tim Burton movies and, of course, Hocus Pocus. I guess I like the more cute, kid movies versus the thrillers. Although I still get scared watching Scream, even though I saw it a million times.
I love pumpkins and carving and roasting pumpkin seeds.
I love black cats (and all cats).
I love ghost stories and how my nephew likes to tell them, but then turn it into something funny.
I love the idea of being something or someone else for one day. I like when kids make their own costumes and come up with creative ideas. I have never bought a packaged costume. I still always do a little face painting or mask to get into the spirit.