Friday, February 24, 2012

My new "Office"

I could not be more proud of the fact that I have an actual office space.  Being a military family we move around more than 1 wishes to do & I personally find myself putting "my" area on the back burner.  With my hubby's new orders it looks like we will be here for some time now & I thought what better time to make my own space now!

The 1st thing I had to do was replace my old computer desk!  I really loved that old desk.  My husband bought it for me over 4 years ago.

The "old desk" picture is far from an new picture.  But you get the jifts of the image.  That poor desk was falling apart, I had added more hard wear just to keep it together.  The 2 front cabinet doors had broken off in moves & that is why you see little curtains.  My new desk is a smaller than my old desk but for the price I couldn't argue.  It was what I needed & only $89 at Wal-Mart.

Since I have 2 monitors, I'm using the desk a little backwards, but I'm still happy with it.  Under the hutch is my nifty leaser printer & my catch all cork board.  I even recycled some key from a broken keyboard to make tack pins.  I got that cute little pen holder for a $1 at hobby lobby!  It has the cutest little bird on it & See my pretty computer below - it glows blue! 

I did not like the cheap plastic handle that came with the desk, so while I was hobby lobby I grabbed 2 little drawer pulls to replace it.  Since one of the pulls was in the shape of a  Fleur de Lis I found a matching set of 4 adhesive vinyl wall art & used the Fleur de Lis from it & saved the other to go on the side of the book case.

My mom bought me that pretty little bird canvas art while she was visiting, I feel in love with it.  The little yellow "Budda Kitty" I have had since 2001 when my husband & I got married.  It is suppose to symbolize a long & happy life.  So far I guess it has worked ; )

This is the top of my book case, that basket is making a great catch all with out being an eye sore.  That is the door from my old desk in the middle.  The door originally god badly damaged during one of our moves & I decided to fix it with some modpodge & scrap-booking paper.  As you can see I do game from time to time.  Do you really think I create collage sheet 24/7 ;)  I got that cool Dolly Parton coaster set from Recycled Album Art

...And that sums up my office space that I'm so glad to call my own <3

Thanks for reading & stay crafty!

Monday, February 20, 2012

I'm here & with new Digital Collage Sheets

This post is more than over due, I hate being on hiatus for this long but as many people may know my family & I had to move back to Mississippi due to my husband's job.  While I am more than just pleased to back in the south, I have never liked moving and getting back into the swing of things has been harder for me than I expected.  I am happy to say we are all unpacked & I have gotten my little "office" back up and running.  I have been able to create new collage sheets these past few weeks & I have posted them.  You can see all the new sheets here.

Among those new collage sheets are Clocks.....
And by popular demand, more OWLS!
I have also listed some other popular designs in 1in Circles & Scrabble tile size, so make sure to stop by and check out what is new!

I would also like to give a shout out to one of my loyal buyers, Marie of Skye Jewels, & say congrats to her for being published in the February issue of Bead Trends with her beautiful necklace.  When seeing the magazine I was very pleased to see that this stunning necklace included one of Calico Collage's images.

Time to sign off and get back to crafting!  Thank you for reading & Stay Crafty!

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