Hello, and welcome to my craft room. I hope you have enjoyed the CASology Design Team Craft Space Tours. I am the last stop on the tour.
The photo below is the view from the door looking into my room. I am fortunate enough to have a room of my own upstairs. I use this room for all my crafting, as well as paying bills and anything else I need a computer for. Do you see my crafting buddy? Yes, that is him in the most comfortable chair in the house.
I had a large built in desk made years ago, with the idea that my daughters could sit on one side doing homework and I could sit on the other doing my own stuff, and we would have about 3 1/2 feet of desk space between us.
You can still see my daughters' chairs, but they do not use my office much any more, so I have spread out more and more of my stuff across the desk. The cabinet on the far side of my desk was originally intended so my girls could each have a place to stash their stuff in my office, and it is now filled with extras of every adhesive imaginable plus a couple of Xyron machines.
On the left side of the room, I've got some more built ins with a closet in between them.
Let's take a closer look at the left side. I keep all my patterned paper pads there in baskets and bins. My patterned paper pads are organized by brand, and I keep all the scraps for each pad clipped together, and all the clipped scraps for a particular brand together in a zip lock stored in the back of each section. It is pretty much impossible to use up a pad of paper using this method, no matter how often I use it.
The other side houses all my PTI sets that are in CD cases, white and cream paper, a few baskets of stamps in Tim Holtz folders, felt, buttons, and more. If you want to see more about my stamp storage, please click here.
Ready for a peek into the closet?
On the right side is lots of 12X12 paper left over from my brief foray into scrapbooking, SU stamps and wooden stamps. Click here to see the post where I describe how I store my wooden stamps. I store them in horizontal picture frames.
This is the middle section of the closet, and I have extras of all my PTI papers and patterns on top of the cubbies, and various other things like office supplies, ribbon, eyelets, etc. in the cubbies. The left side of the closet is too messy to show, so we won't go there today.
Continuing around the room, this wall has a table where I keep my paper cutter, scoring board and die cutting stuff. The most important thing on this side of the room is my super comfy chair and my best crafting buddy, Sherlock.
I keep all of my completed cards in bins under this table. Click here to see the post where I describe how I organize and store my completed cards.
I store all my dies, impression plates, and embossing folders on the shelves right next to my Big Shot. Click here to see more detail on how I store and organize my dies.
Who is this handsome and furry guy, watching me make cards?
Continuing around the room, we come to my desk, where I have tidied up my work space just for you. I have lots of things right at my finger tips--inks, markers, pens, scissors, glue, etc.
I have lots of coloring stuff right at hand, stored Jennifer McGuire-style.
Do you see that amazing ribbon rack on the wall? Kim's husband Dwight made it for me, and Kim actually brought it down to San Diego to me on the plane. Talk about great friends! The rack is filled with ribbon and Washi tape I almost never use but love to look at. Click here to see a little more on how I organize my inks.
I keep my most used stamps stored in Tim Holtz folders in baskets on the left side of my desk. They are organized by topic and then by company.
I like to use binders to help me keep track of things. My most used binder is my sentiment binder. I stamp every sentiment from every stamp set into this binder, and I organize it by type of sentiment. It makes it easy to find the right sentiment for each card.
Here is an example from the 'Happy Birthday' section--kind of messy, but very functional.
Here is a quick peek at the binder where I keep samples of all my die cut words.
The last thing I will highlight is this wonderful cart from The Container store--I have a couple of full pieces of every color of card stock stored along with all my scraps in rainbow order in the top of this cart. The bottom holds sequins, twine, embossing powders and other stuff. Click here and here to see more about this cart.
Thanks for coming by to visit me in my craft room. Happy Crafting!