Monday, May 20, 2013

My Creative Space... Version 2.0... AKA... The Longest Post Ever...






Well, it's that time again...
To share my creative space...
I don't have a craft room,
but I do have a space that I create in...

I am organized and everything has a place...
Very basic, but it is what works for me...
One day I will have a craft room,
Or several rooms dedicated to creating...
As every single one of my children are artists...
So what we really need is a warehouse to create in,
and a small space to live in, since we create and play all day... LOL

Well, be warned... I took too many photos...
And this blog post can possibly be the longest post ever... 
This time I  put descriptions...

And So here it is:
My Creative Space...


Very simple... To the left a small table that holds my Cricut, mats, cords and extra cards. 
The center is my "desk"... really a card table...
The right is my Frankshelf cabinet...(LOL) and 
Further to the right is my other cubby, that hold my big shot, printer and wifi...



 This was an awesome find... only $70 and it holds my Cricut perfectly... underneath I store completed cards. The table has a drawer on the left side that i store my cords in....



 My desk...
 In the stacked compartment boxes are all my treasures from The Scrapbooking Queen's - 
The Royal Castle Shoppe ...it has  flair, dew drops , charms and all kinds of awesome little find... In the stacked drawers from top to bottom ... 
In the 1st tower:
 I have washi, Spectrum Noir, Copic, mini ink pads, acrylic blocks...
In the 2nd tower: 
 Sakura pens, Action Wobbles, Martha Stewart Glitter glue and Stickles...




 Under my desk I have two bins of 12x12 paper on wheeles (from Michael's)...  
I have a little of everything from Recollections to G45...
 My two metal shelves that I store my little ribbons on rolls ...
 a plastic bin for my huge punches... 
and my little scrapbox that i toss all my discards in and my friend Miss Kitty gladly takes home... LOL




 In my Frankenshelf there are two cupboards on each end... 
the left has software, the far right has notepads and ink supplies.... 
but the best part are the 3 shelves between...  
in the middle shelf here...
 I store all my 12x12 cardstock and single sheet DP... 
In the 2 blue tubs are my embossing folders and old sizzlets... 
and my paper trimmer, so it is right by my side when I need it...
and under it on the bottom shelf I store all my huge dies...




 The 1st center shelf I store all my packs of Core'dinations cardstock... every color I could find, and one whole stack of Snowcap (I just love to print on it) and in the center are my card envelopes...



 Still in my frankenshelf I have black boxes that contain supplies for Jewelry making, clay, ATC, and Glitter... 
But in these two baskets I have my punches  I use most often and all my sprays, mists and stains... And you will note my really long dies are up there with the cutting plates and adapters... 
and my heat gun...





 Oh, but there is so much more... LOL... 
I told you...
 Also on the frankenshelf on the desk part there are more cubbys and I put all my 6x6 pads, 
my 8.5x11 card stock, my mat stacks, ink pads...
 And that lovely tower of mini plastic storage containers hold all my treasures from 
Miriam's Crafting Supplies... 
(like I said, I love to have every color at my hand)...




 The drawers hold stamps.. adhesives of every kind, rub ons, and sleeves for my cards... 
the black trays hold scraps I keep according type and card bases according to color...
And of course, I have my children's creations placed all over to inspire me... 




 And of course it is blurry... 
to the right I have more shelves, and here I keep my dies, my completed birthday cards and in the mini drawers just office supplies... 
post its, pens and other odds and ends...




 On the right hand side upper cabinet I have my sewing machine... 
black bin is full of ribbon, twine and all other fibers... all  sorted by company,
 and the two pink containers are all ATG and adhesive supplies... 




 Left hand side of cabinet I have all my Cricut cartridges, my paper flowers and all my Polaroid film paper for my portable printer (Pogo)... 



 This is how I keep my dies... 
I put them in DVD sleeves on magnetic sheets... 
I wish I could remember where I saw this, but it was on You Tube...




 Keeping my dies this way eliminates packaging, 
and with the magnetic sheets I don't have to worry about them falling off 
and I still have room to keep the paperwork...




 If I move my dies out of the way you will see how I store my everyday cards and birthday cards... My family has been know to come by and pick up cards they need...
all they have to do is just go through the box, 
It's a simple system but it works... 
and yes, more paper, but these are my October Afternoon pads, and my G45 8x8 pads... 








And this is my favorite piece...
 I keep my Big Shot, my Wifi and my Wireless printer on top... 
Underneath in the small shelf, I have Chipboard, Photo paper, printer paper,  Art tablets and Sketch books... 
As I said my kids are all artists,
 so we go through art supplies like we are heirs to the company... LOL





 Inside of the cabinet are 2 bins of photos that need to be sorted in to my system for dating to be scrapped ( believe it or not I do scrapbook... I have over 30 of them... )
 Also I keep Clay tools, a clay machine, all my  Photo DVDs and my baby's art bin for school...
 he needs to have a back up ready to go, as he like to loose his supplies... 




 My cabinet closed... and it looks so nice and clean... 




 Overall view of my Frankenshelf...



Overall view of my desk...


If you have stuck through my post... thanks and I am sorry... 
I have not cleaned or organized my stuff, this is the way it always looks... 
To be totally honest, 
If I took a photo of the carpet, you would laugh so hard, 
I have so many micro scraps of paper all over, it looks like confetti... 


Well there it is... Not pretty, but it works...
 and as you can tell, I have enough supplies to run my own little store... 
But I do love to have everything I need, and so much of what I want... 
I keep it well stocked and I let my kids use whatever they need or want for any and all their creations...

For me this is my place to be...
 this is me... 


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7 comments:

  1. WOW!! What FUN stuff! Awesome crafty space.
    TFS your crafty space with us.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

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  2. Love your space and all your awesome goodies inside!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas link party! Guest Designer Carri~Abusybee

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  3. Love your space. I like how you showed everything. You have lots of goodies. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Show me your craft space “ Linky Party.

    Tara
    Craftin Desert Diva's

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  4. Lots of solid storage space and I too love putting my dies on magnetic strips that I bought at Home Depot. I don't use the sheets , I find them too heavy. TFS
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  5. boy you are very organized! I love your space and how you have it. Come help me with mine....lol.... Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's. We hope that you will join us again for future linky parties!

    Robin
    Cut One Designs by Robin

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  6. What a great space, you have some really good organization ideas!!

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  7. Wow! What a fantastic space. I wish I had the space to be as organised as you. It all looks great with you.

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