Monday, April 25, 2011

My Stamping Space!

Hello Friends! Frances, our wonderful Design Team Coordinator for the Right at Home Scrapbooking store, thought that it would be fun for some of us to share our crafty spaces. So today, it's my turn to share. This is the view as you walk into the room. Last year, my husband built this beautiful desk for me. It is similar to one that I had seen at a Pottery Barn store. It has a huge drawer that pulls out. I keep my large Memento ink pads, Baker's Twine, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Scor-Tape, and a few other odds and ends inside. Everything is right where I need it. On the top of the desk is everything else that I use each time I sit down to work. My tray for neutral scraps, my Making Memories Carousel (filled with crafting necessities), and my OTT light are on the left of the desk. The blue polka-dotted bowl (from Target) houses all of my Die-namics, CutUps, and PTI dies. My Janome Sew Mini sits on the front part of the desk and I just pull the chair over from the computer desk when I need to sew something. The bucket (also from Target) filled with Copic Markers is within arms reach as well as my paper cutter. Then I do most of my work on my Scor-Mat.

This cabinet (from the Bathroom section of Target) houses my rolls of ribbon (in the purple bin...a gift from my parents) and most of my stamps. You can see the Papertrey Ink sets on the top left. Then the pink cardboard bins (from Target...Yes, I LOVE that are filled with all of my stamps from My Favorite Things, The Cat's Pajama's, Stampavie, and Penny Black. I have a few Lockhart stamps placed here and there on the shelf and then a few cards and projects set out for inspiration.

These storage units (from Michaels) are just behind the desk and they house all of my patterned papers, my large colored ink pads, my ribbon scraps (large Mason jar), some more projects for inspiration, and my jars of Papertrey Ink buttons. The large cupcake cookie jar (a Christmas gift from my darling husband) holds all of my mini ink pads (Memento Dew Drops, Colorbox Cat's Eyes, etc.) The tin bucket (you guessed it...from Target) is filled with October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket paper pads. All of my other paper pads (mostly from My Mind's Eye) are on one of the top shelves.

Here is a close up of this area.

This is one of the baskets that I keep on the floor next to the desk. I use it for paper scraps. Each color family has a file folder and when I need a particular color, I start here. I have a few for patterned papers too. These are separated by company. The other basket has file folders with the individual colors written on them. These folders hold full and half sheets.

So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed my crafty area! I LOVE having my own space to work in. I find that I am much more creative since I took over our guest! Thanks SO much for visiting with me today...Toodles! :D


Wanda G (stampcat) said...

It's so's so Cute! LOVE your space. It's perfectly organized. That desk is beautiful. I love seeing where everyone does their creations. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week. :-)

Linda Monroe said...

Great photos. You've really done a wonderful job capturing that gorgeous space you have. I only wish my space were so neat and tidy! I was busy crafting this weekend and then with cooking Easter dinner, never got to pick it all up. You inspired me to clean up and organize!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What a GORGEOUS room you have girlie! LOVE how organized you are! I spy my card too!! I feel so honored!!!

Shirley said...

Your workspace is wonderful and sooooooo neat too! Love that desk your husband made! TFS

Melanie said...

Thanks for opening up your workspace to the world, well to Australia for me at least. I am impressed that you have disposed of the messy oddments most of us start papercrafting with. I am in awe of your stamp collection, its a shame you arent just around the corner! I am in the middle of converting our guest room too. xx