That's what MAMMa tells me, and why don't I listen? Mark got here this morning at 7am and got the water heater fake wall dealie up, and all was good. Monday he will come back, and put up the crown molding and other little things here and there and then I will go around and take better pictures, and Jeff said he would even tape me (egads) going around showing stuff too, as it will be easier then me doing it with one hand on camera and the other one opening drawers and stuff.
I did take some pictures of the room this morning before anyone got here, and I'm such a turd and was so excited to see everyone, I took ONE PICTURE, yeah one picture the whole day, I really should be better about taking more…grrr….I think everyone had fun, and everyone likes our new studio. Mark even came over for a bit so he could meet some of the girls and so he could get many a "well done" said to him. I even got some nice gifts, even though I didn't expect any. A cute shamrock plant from Valna-Rue, an awesome chicken pail and a fresh eggs sign from Emilie, Julie & Karen, and a pretty mum flower from Sandy. Thank you so much my sweet friends, I am so glad you all were able to come share the grand opening so to speak even though we have been having classes with everything going on.
Here's a few pictures to tide you over, and then this old gal is going to bed, and you know what? I am turning off the alarm and am going to sleep in!
As you walk in the door, this is what you see on the left side of the room.
So basically I stood at the door and kinda panned with the camera.
What I thought it was doing was making a panorama, cause it was doing the whole have the picture before be there so I could kinda line them up, but then I didn't know how to save it, so they are all individual pictures, I'll have to figure out how to do it.
This is standing at my desk and looking at the cutting and big shot counter, and cardstock storage.
My infamous red shelf that I had orders from Mary to NOT PAINT! Ha! I did however dust it…ha!
This is the view from the other corner. The center table today we used as the snack table, the other two were the make n takes.
Here's another view, showing the now covered water heater…ha! embellishment cabinet, computer station and other storage…like I said I'll take better pictures later, I was just going quick today.
So after I took pics of the room and got it ready, I had to get the cupcakes done. When I went to the store to get the cupcake liners with my girlfriend Rhonda for our spring fling event, I also picked up liners for myself as well as this little thing that scoops out a hole in the center of the cupcake.
After I gave all the cupcakes a belly button, I filled them with marshmallow creme and butter all blended together, it kinda tasted like ding dong filling.
Who woulda thunk that marshmallow creme and butter would be so yummy? So I put the filling in a bag, cut off the end and piped it into the holes, I felt like a professional baker doing this.
Then I put cream cheese icing on them and added some chocolate sprinkle things. They were very good.
So this is how much fun I had today and how busy I was, there were people here from 10 am – 5 or later, never was there someone not here, so it went fast, but I only took this one picture. You'll just have to imagine all the fun going on.
OK, well this girl is whooped, my niece Lauren and her honey Josh came over tonight so we all went to the Olive Garden to eat and the wait was over an hour and then they forgot about us waiting, so we got a free appetizer, so it is late, and my belly is full.
Have a blessed Sunday and thanks so much for stopping in.
Wanda M. says
WOW Di, your cooking and baking pictures always look so yummy. I may have to look for one of those items that made the hole in the cupcake. I know your group of guests loved the stamp camp and all that food. Would love to see pictures of the cards though.
Oh, what a great room and pictures and open house and cupcakes. Jealous, I yam. Marshmallow creme and butter. Hmmmmm. Ooops, just gained a pound!
Oh Wow!! I am soooo jealous! I want a room just like yours!!
Congrats Diana and your new studio! It is fabulous!
Mary Grace says
Love the room!!!! It looks so organized! Do you find when you go to make a card you wreck the whole room??? I really want to know your cupcake recipe and where the heck you found the center scooper outer thing for the cupcakes!!!
your room looks awesome and glad everyone had a good time!!
Holy Moly, Diana! That looks awesome. I can't wait to see it one of these days.
Doris D. says
Your room is a dream come true. Can't wait for the formal pictures. Sounds like Saturday was a hit all the way around. You are special.
Debbie West says
Your studio looks fantastic! I love the cabinets – a place to put everything. Wish I could see it in person and eat one of those cupcakes, although I'm sure they all got munched. (Recipe, please?) And the fact that you were having so much fun and you only took one picture, well, that's great, too! Thanks for sharing your stories and your talent!
Barbara M says
OMG… Your crafty space is fabulous!! A place to work and have class all on big beautiful area. Congradulations!! Oh so dreamy! Those cupcakes looked mighty good:)
Looks like an awesome studio!! Enjoy!
Lynn Mercurio says
That's not a room, Di…that's a store! Complete with teaching room. OUTSTANDING!
connie smith says
What a nice big area!! I am jealous!!
Patti C says
Beautiful room – so much space. Congrats and best wishes for continued terrific creations.
Ann D. says
Oh, my goodness, I may have to travel from Baltimore to Phoenix just to see that stamping heaven! … How much marshmallow creme did you mix with how much butter? Those cupcakes look wonderful! Thank you for sharing!
OMG One day I will have a big room….Love your room and those cupcake look so good would you share the receipt???
Have a great one and enjoy that beautiful room
Carey Rogers says
How wonderful!! It turned out so gorgeous. If a stamper or two has Mark do something for their room because of you do you get a commission? Just something you should take up with Mark. Glad your room and cupcakes were a hit. Take a well deserved rest my dear.
Carey and Roscoe
Patrice H says
I'm so happy for you Di! I bet you are just overflowing with pride. This space looks fantastic.
I know everyone had a ball!!!!
Mary Lecuyer Noble says
Your room looks like there is a ton of space now – and that wood for the cabinets is beautiful! I had to click on each of the pics cause I had to see more of the details…noticed all the matching green items (tub, wipes, and even the kleenex box) and the chandelier…and even saw Toby in 3 of the pics!! Bet he thought he was hiding from your picture taking – one cute one there of him under the table thinking he is safe from the camera! Ha, NOT. And of course I sat up and noticed you mentioned my name!! lol But I didn't see where you hid your Twilight stuff…yet. Looking forward to more pics and actually seeing it all IRL (In Real Life)!!!! Mary
Jacqui Lines says
Wow the room looks great. I am super jealous!
Carolyn G. says
Congrats, Diana! AWESOME room! So organized, colors are great, and I wouldn't pain the red cabinet either!
Maria Hover says
Wow-the room is amazing! I'm SOOO jealous of the space you have. It looks great! Now I want chocolate cupcakes too! 🙂 Yum!!
Beautiful room!! I know you are loving it!!!
OMGosh!! Your room turned out gorgeous!! It is so amazing!!! I love the color, the cabinets, the accesories, everything is just perfect and ready for me to move in!! lol. You really planned it out well and thought of everything.
Also love the cupcakes!! they look so yummy, the little tool is pretty neat too, haven't seen anything like it.
TFS, it was so fun to see it all come together.
Dana Wilkerson says
Beautiful! You have def. been rewarded for all of your hard work! Thanks so much for sharing!
Mz. Cookie says
Di, can I come live with you?……I so love your room cuz you have room. yes I am jealous but it's a good jealous! lol