Monday, February 27, 2012

My Studio and getting organized.

I've been getting organized in my studio since I got back from CHA. 
 Organizing your studio is almost as important as the creative process itself. I sometimes get frustrated looking for that perfect something to add to my projects when I know I have it but can't find it. 
Here are a few ideas that work well for me and it will always be a work in progress.
  
This is my wall of wood stamps. The shelves were hand made by my Dad and Son. It's so nice to be able to see them at a glance. The cabinets below the stamp shelves are from Jetmax Modular storage from Michael's. They have been great for me, I started out with just a few of them and then kept adding as I needed. 
The drawer next to my work station has some of the products I love and use the most. 
Dividers come in some of the drawers. They worked great for my Tags and ATC cards. 
I've collected several dies and embossing folders from the Alterations line. The unit with the 4 cube drawers works great for dies, embossing folders, clear stamps, etc..
This is my work space were I actually get work done.  


In this little cabinet on the wall I have inks I use the most, buttons and a few spools of twine and ribbon. I also got this at Michael's. Plastic jars hold Buttons, Game Pieces and Watch Parts. Labeling your ink pads on the side really save time. Ranger Ink has downloads for all there inks on the Ranger web site. They now also have Color Swatch Chart down loads to keep track of your pads. 

This is an antique stamp holder, works great for my Blending Tool Handles. 
Next up! Book shelves hold some of my class supplies, art tools like colored pencils and markers. The baskets have ephemera in them. 
Lots of my art is here for inspiration. Ikea Curtain Wire and Hooks is at the top of the wall, I hang cards there. One package of hooks is not enough. I'll be going back for more.
This cabinet was one of those lucky day things! My husband is a contractor and these cabinets wouldn't fit on the job. So, I had to make a sacrifice, take them of his hands and install them in my studio. It was amazing that they fit with only 1" on each side, like they were made for me. Love them! 
The upper cabinet has all my Tim Holtz cling stamps, they are just on the shelf, no binders just on the shelf like books. I can flip through them very easily to find which ones I need to use. 
I needed a station for my Vagabond. Off to Ikea I went. I wanted a unit that would be able to roll around the room and this is perfect. As you can see it has 6 drawers, 3 thin drawers and 3 larger drawers. 
In the thin drawers I have my Idea-ology charms, trinkets, and more. The charms and trinkets are in a Basic Bead Container also from Michael's they are fairly inexpensive. 
In one of the larger drawers I have all my plates for the Vagabond so they are handy when I need them. 
This storage idea comes from my friend Carol. Thanks Carol! You know all those "Movers and Shapers" they are magnetic right. This is a Magnetic Board, from Ikea, they will stick to the board. So your dies are all there at a glance. 

Thanks for stopping in. 
Please leave a comment with a storage solution from your studio or workspace. 

Have a great day.
Richele





55 comments:

  1. WOW! LOVE IT ALL! Fantastic craft room.

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  2. Ohhh, that is some heaven right there! Love how nice and tidy and how everything has a place. {sigh} my sweet soul sister. <3

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  3. All I can say is Wow! What every crafter would give to have a studio like yours........we can dream. It is wonderful and so tidy - lovely.

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  4. Love your space! Thanks for the inspiration! - Now I know there is someone out there with more scrap stuff than I have! LOL

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  5. Oh, that is stunning! I so wish I had everything so that I could see it at a glance. You have inspired me to try a bit harder to get organised!

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  6. beautiful space. What a dream it would be to have a studio like this
    Lee:)

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  7. WOW!!!! I wanna come play there!

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  8. Now that is my type of heaven! Wow what a beautiful space xxx

    Kaz x

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  9. OOohhhh My! I would just lock the door and Live in there...diving through the bins of Timmy stuff! LOL!
    Beautiful workspace girl!!

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  10. I'm trying to get my room set up now....such a process. Love your fabulous space....

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  11. Love this! I use magnetic material from Michael's to hold my Spellbinders. It has adhesive on one side and I apply it to the inside of a cabinet. Was thinking of using cookie sheets to hold the movers and shapers, but love your idea!! Yes, if I could have a more organized craft area, I would be playing much more!!! Thanks for sharing some great ideas! Just became a new follower!

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  12. Wow, i love your working space.

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  13. So crisp, clean, and neat! Everything has a place! I love all of your idea-ology pieces!

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  14. What an inspiration your studio is! Love everything about it!

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  15. This is my dream to have a room like that...Makes it so much easier to work when its so organised.... Just got to wait for the kids to move out.. Till then ill still have my corner of the room...

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  16. AWESOME post and photos! Love your room! So many wonderful creations come from that magic place. Have a great weekend girlie! ♥♥♥

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  17. Totally, Totally AWESOME!

    ~Linda

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  18. Great post. You might like this cartoon about "getting organized". http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/cartoon_23.html

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  19. You are my hero. Love, love, love your craft room

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  20. totally awesome craft room. Would like to know what was used for the stamp shelves, if you don't mind sharing.

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  21. That is one perfectly organized craft room! Such inspiration! I have passed on the link to many friends.

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  22. Your studio is the first I've seen with as much crap as I have. You have done a fabulous job! You are my inspiration for sure. I have thrown everything into huge plastic bins so I have no idea where anything is which subsequently leads to not attempting a project because I can't find all the right ingredients. It's so frustrating. I am going to print out your pics and aim for that. It is amazing. I am in awe. I wish I could have you visit for your input!

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  23. Wowzers!!! You can have me over anytime :)

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  24. Your DH could make a fortune if he sold those FABULOUS shelves for your wooden stamps!! Gorgeous room!

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  25. And I thought I liked to organize... *bowing* I'm not worthy... So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. What a wonderful room. So beautiful!

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  27. I absolutely like your craft space! Very nice & organized!

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  28. Jealous!! And people say I have a lot of scrapping stuff! LOVE IT!!

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  29. Jealous!! And people say I have a lot of scrapping stuff! LOVE IT!!

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  30. I am waiting for my new house to be ready to move in. Whenwe were drawing up the plans for it I told hubby that if I didnt have a craft room then we were not building! Needless to say~~~I am going to have a craft toom! I am dying to get in and start setting it all up. I will post pics when it is all done. I love the magnetic wall die storage and if I have enough wall space left I am going to steal it! Thanks!

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  31. Excellent and inspiring organization. Thank you for sharing your space and ideas. Hugs and Happy crafting!

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  32. I love how organized and well-laid out your studio is. Mine is organized, but not harmonious. I share the space with my dh's business office, so some limitations. Love how you used the crown moulding for stamp shelving. Genius. And the magnetic board is really, really amazing. The little cart from IKEA just went on my wish list! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  33. You look very organized! Your drawer dividers are handy! I'm just in the process of organizing my space in a different room of the house and looking for ideas. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  34. This is very impressive. So jealous

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  35. This is AWESOME!!! I would love something like this.

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  36. Love the organization of it! I too have a 'scraproom' but my husband calls it my 'craproom' because it's dis-organized chaos. I'm inspired to re-organize it now! :-) Thanks for sharing!!!

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  37. Love your craft room. Great ideas
    Thank you for sharing

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  38. Wow! What an awesome craft room. I wish I was were your neighbor who visits a lot!! You have a lot of great ideas and the room is so bright and I can see how it can give you inspiration. Well done.

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  39. Just love your studio! Your solutions gave me some great ideas that are easy and affordable. You should really make a video - this is good stuff!

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  40. Your studio is amazing!!! I need more space for my crafting stuff :(

    Graziella xx

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  41. I have the same Michael's 4 drawer units. It never occurred to me that the TH dies would fit so nicely. I love seeing how others organize! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  42. I love the Ikea cart idea!! It would be perfect for all of my jewelry making supplies =)

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  44. I just took a break from moving my craft area to a whole room. I thought wow I am really going to get it organized. Not... It is hard trying to figure out how to arrange the area so it will be the most convenient. You have given me some great ideas. My area is half of yours, but I can use some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Please tell me how the stamp shelves were made. I have hundreds is stamps and I love how you have them organized

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  46. Love your organized studio. I'm still in the process. It's difficult to track each little piece down and put it in its place. ha... Thanks for the inspiration!

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  47. I loved the tour of your craft room! There were lots of ideas I can use.

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  48. Wow is all I can say! Thanks so much for the tour.

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  49. Saw this on Pinterest and said...I've been to this craft room! Still love it. Wish you the best Richele! Jenny

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