Friday, September 14, 2012

The Little Ink Shelf That Could

Alrighty, let me preface this post by saying that I am no carpenter, I am no architect, and I'm sure not a builder of any kind!  With that being said, may I present to you, my newly constructed ink pad shelf/holder/thingy!


I made it out of foam core board from inspiration I found over at Robin's Creative Cottage and instructions from Syzygy of Me.  I made my own modifications for the drawers and the smaller TH Distress Ink pads...and by made my own modifications, I mean completely changed all the measurements around, so that by the time I was done, nothing quite fit together right!!  I considered scrapping it and starting fresh, but it took me so long to make, I didn't have the heart to. I may go back in the future and make a new one, but this one is functional, so it will do for now.


There's room for 72 ink pads.  I made color-coded labels for all of my Distress ink Pads so that I could see what's what. The drawers are big enough to hold all sorts of goodies.  I'm using them for acrylic blocks, Ink blender pads, embossing powder, pretty much anything that involves stamping.  It allowed me to clean a ton of stuff off my desk, so I'm growing more fond of it by the minute!!


On a COMPLETELY unrelated note, as I was loading up the ink pad shelf, hubby and Megan the kitty were having fun playing with a box they found in the craft room.  Megan is 16 years old (the younger of our two cats) and was playing just like she was a kitten.  Although it looks like hubby was flipping her off, he was actually pulling his hand away as fast as he could...but he wasn't fast enough.  Let's just say, thank goodness he didn't need stitches!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

10 comments:

CLaire said...

Looks lovely.... I just wish i had ink to put in one.. I really need to invest in more craft things... and the ktty cat... how cute does she look in that box.....
CLaire x

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Sherry said...

Absolutely brilliant! Thanks for the links, I'll be checking them out!

Love your cute cat. We have two new kittens (well, they're almost cats now!) and it's so nice to hear that they'll still be acting like kittens when they're all grown up!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

well done, i think even with the instructions mine would look like a hot mess!! Love how it has drawers!! Great idea colouring coding, i hate that i have to tke all my distress inks off the shlef to see what colours they are, i may just have to steal your idea and colour code them!!
Kristan

Susie Craft Happy! said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ink pad shelf!! It turned out GREAT! I need one of these! Wow, you're crafty!

DIANA L. said...

Great job!!! I love the cat in the box.

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Stacy H-W said...

How cool! I'm jealous! I need one of those. ha Ready for the weekend??!

Marty Walden said...

Nice job! Don't you feel good about yourself? By the way, I have a post on my blog that includes all the posts I've been reading that have helped me move my blog forward. I know you were interested in that. Have a great weekend!

scrappymo! said...

Oh my gosh...you are so hand! Great job!.
You have visited my blog before as I coupon too:)

The Archiving Angel said...

Great job! I have got to try to do this too.
Love that your hubby & kitty were keeping you company (a little). Hope he is okay!