Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Studio Tour

It's Studio Day!

The happy happy day when I get to share my new studio!

(This should be some sort of day-off-work holiday shouldn't it?)

I just want to preface this with the fact that my studio is totally set up & functional, but not yet decorated.  

I'll post more photos when I get to that part.

For now, come on inside!
 This is the view from the door.  
I'd like to do something to jazz up the back of that shelf, but I'm not sure what to do with it yet.
 The bottom shelf unit holds paper stacks & albums.
The top shelf unit holds mat stacks, foam stamps, SU stamps in boxes, a few large punches & some misc. 
It's my least accessible unit, (being short stinks) so I put my less used items on it.
 This is my work table.  
I put a glass topper from an un-used coffee table on top & LOVE having the glass surface to work on. 
So much easier to clean off.
 That's my Cricut Table there on the right.  
At some point, it will get a table cloth (to hide all the stuff under it) and the window will get a curtain.
Baby steps.
 This is the cubby & shelf unit behind my work table.
All Primas on the shelf unit, in rainbow order of course.
The cubby holds buttons in jars, brads & eyelets, 8x8 paper, & my quote binders.
This is the cubby to the right of my work table.  
It holds my stamp binders & loose stamps in fabric bins.
I was able to sort all of my loose paper into home-made paper holders.  
I love love love these.  
I should have converted to vertical paper storage years ago.
I have 26 of them lined up on top of the cubbies in rainbow color order.

 This is my Cricut table.  
It holds my Cricuts & Jukeboxes (my Expression is not in the photo, but it lives here too), my large Tonic Trimmer, my Cuttlebug & folders and a 3 tiered basket that holds extra blades, Cricut Colors, my Gypsy & all the cords.

The 2 shelf units above the table hold Cricut cartridges. 
I have a bunch, but not enough to fill both shelf units, so I've got some misc. stuff hangin' out up there too.

 This little shelf behind my work table holds my Sizzix & dies, as well as my sketch binders & the binders that I keep printed copies of my SVG files in.
 This little shelf to the left of my work table holds movies, my adhesives, etc.
Both of these little shelves are just space fillers for now.
Eventually, I will get a computer desk to put here.
 This is the built-in bookcase in my studio.  
It's perfect for all of my scrapbook mags & idea books & a couple of decorative items.

 I put a screw in coat holder on the inside of the closet door to hold my ribbon rings.
 The closet had some built in shelves that I was able to use to hold my theme boxes.
 Any misc. ribbons & fibers go in the dresser drawers.
The top is still my drop spot, but I'm hoping to remedy that soon.
 On the right side of the closet, I pulled out a shelf & a hanging bar so that I could stack my Iris carts-filled with alphas & emblies.
 I was able to fit 5 Iris carts & a small filing cabinet.
The filing cabinet holds 8.5x11 cardstock.

I've still got a little bit of work to do on it, but mostly I'm really really happy with it.
My favorite thing is that I can sit at my work table & see almost everything I have, making me sooo much more likely to use things.

I'll do another post in a few days with more info on how I organized things.

Thanks for looking & I'd love to hear what you think!


  1. I LOVE your new studio! I would love to know how you made the home-made paper holders. I love them. Your paper looks so organized!!

  2. This is so great! So nice and organized!

  3. Wow! That's an awesome room. Love your ribbon storage - I do mine on rings too and hook them to the sides of my metal shelves. But the over the door hook is cool too! :) Have fun playing in your space.


  4. It is great! Like your own scrapbook store. Can I shop there sometime (wink wink).

  5. Great play area! Now, get a lock for that door and don't let anyone in there with you. LOL

  6. It's a great room! You inspire me!

  7. Fabulous space! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Your room looks great! Thanks for all the pictures and details!!

  9. Great space and so organized!! Doesn't it feel sooo good to be able to find your supplies!!

  10. Amazing scrap space you have. Love all your paper and flowers. What fun you must have scrapin in there....

  11. Great job on your scrap room!

  12. It's beautifully organized! Can I come to your house and play? lol! You definitely put a lot of thought into where you'd store your supplies and have maximized the storage in your square footage!

  13. Its really nice. I think you should use the back of the shelf that you see when you enter the room for a display. It looks like you could get 6-9 12x12 layouts on the back. They have plastic holders to display LO's then you can move them to albums later and replace with new LO's.

  14. I love your room! Isn't it so nice to have a place??!! I just finished mine this week! I think my family is a little jealous! :))

  15. HOLY COW! That is one impressive scrap room!!! I shared it with my best friend and my mother and they both said the same thing - OMG!

  16. Thank you all so much for your sweet comments! It means a lot to me that you take the time to tell me what you think! And ya'll are welcome to come play any time you want! lol

  17. I love those shelves, that can hold the papers below and then the small shelves on top.

    Can you share with us where you purchased those?

  18. Woweeeee!!!!! I share an office space with DH, and my work space is about six by six with one six foot wall. Oh my goodness, girl, this is beautiful! So glad you shared, and yes, it definitely SHOULD be a day off work!

  19. Jeez, how many lives do you have? To actually use that stuff I think you'll need to get to 120 years of age :) just kidding, love your place, incredibly organised, really good ideas! thanks for sharing this!

  20. Oh my word! your room is like a little store on its own! totally awesome!

  21. great space. You should do a tutorial on how you made your home-made paper holders.

  22. I love your studio!! What a great use of space. You must never want to leave your room :) I found you by way of the Crafty Storage blog. TFS!!!

  23. Wow! Absolutely amazing! I would never want to leave! LOL

  24. Such a wonderful place to be creative in! :)

  25. What a great studio! I can see being very productive!

  26. Really nice studio and lot of Ideas. Can you tell me where you got the shelves in which you have stored your cricut cartridges?

  27. OMG love your room!! Yes I too would love to know where you got those shelves that hold your cricut cartridges???!!!


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