I spent the first 18 plus years of my papercrafting journey in the basement. I was the family cellar dweller .... really! Two years ago we purchased our empty-nester home. The first room to get finished was my new upper level craftroom! That's right ... I moved up two whole floors and have discovered that natural light and fresh air actually enhance creativity! No more cellar dwelling for me!
Will I be rewarded for my cleaning and sharing efforts? You bet I will. Each team member who participates in the challnge will receive one of Brenda's handcrafted cards. Well worth the effort!
So ... here's my space:
Welcome ... Come on in!!
This is my craft table. It's a hand-me-down from my little sister.
Love my OTT Lights, magnetic cutting mat,
and fun containers for the supplies I need handy at all times
Across from my craft table I have an old desk that is used for cutting and stamping.
The smooth glass surface is easy to work on and easy to clean.
My trimmer, printer and various related supplies are stored underneath.
Every stampers best friends are kept nearby ... paper towels and baby wipes!
I used the dishpan to catch all my large scraps. I sort that all out when the bin gets about half full. The little orange basket is for my throw-away stuff.
I am a huge fan of Target's ITSO storage system. I built this over the course of about 18 months. Waiting for these to go on sale is well worth it!
I'm an even bigger fan of my labeler. In order to make the most of my craft time, I need to be organized. I have to be able to put my hands on supplies quickly. I get frustrated if I have to dig for something. Labeling my bins helps to locate supplies as well as put them away.
My utility shelving from my cellar dwelling days came with me when I made my move up.
This is where all my paper and books are stored.
I use cookie jars and vintage containers to store ribbon snippets, extra die-cuts, and small items I can recycle or repurpose. The 3-ring binders contain class materials, my stamp catalog, cricut cartridge catalog, pre-cut AP and Artiste shapes, and ideas I clip from magazines.
- Colonial White
- White Daisy
Again, utility shelving was used to create this"stamping" storage station.
I recently found those floral storage cubes at Target. They store 60 Close To My Heart stamp sets.
. No more overflowing waste basket for me .... I use a shredder to handle my paper waste. Shredded paper comes in handy as gift basket filler too!
It's important for me to be surrounded by the art other people create.
I am inspired by gifts I've received, color, music, and sometimes a movie.
I hope you've enjoyed my space today as much as I've enjoyed sharing it.
Thanks for stopping by!