Thursday, November 29, 2012

Where creativity happens - My Office/ Craft Room #1

I wanted to share with you all a room in my house. I am very proud of this room because it is my sanctuary, where all my creative ideas come out, where I keep all my crafts, my "woman cave". Sometimes, I am in here at wee hours of the night, brewing up cards, blogging, writing in my Filofax. I try to keep it organized and easily accessible, though my daughter also shares this room with me. I have given her some space to also do her coloring and help her with her creations. I hope to give you all ideas on how to organize your creative space. Enjoy! 


 Starting from the Left is a bookcase from Ikea called SMADAL. It holds my books and small trinkets from weddings, birthdays, & other special occasions.

Next to that are ITSO storage cubes from Target. On the top sits my Lamiator &Spellbinders Grand Calibur. I will focus on this in a bit. 

Then, I have a Closetmaid Drawer Cabinet base also purchased from Target. It holds a cricuit expression a friend is loaning to me. Inside I store all my printer paper, envelopes, white cardstock. and photo paper. I used to put this underneath my desk to hold my printer, but I've now repurposed it because I was not able to access my printer the way I wanted to. 

Against the next wall I have the 4x4 EXPEDIT shelving unit from IKEA. I will focus on this as well. 

Next to that is a MIKAEL 3 drawer unit again from IKEA. Stay tuned for what's in store. It now holds my EPSON 4+1 print, copy, scan, fax machine. 

Then I have two VIKA AMON table tops with silver legs from IKEA. 

And of course not to forget my Recollections Embellishment Center from Michael's. 

On the other wall is my daughter's desk, as well as my husband and my diplomas & certificates.

 This is how I store all my cardstock and chipboard.

  •  Top Left: STAMPS! STAMPS! and face painting supplies!
  • Bottom Left: Stamp cleaner, some small ornaments, mounted stamps, small paper pads & index cards. Puffy paints.
  • Top Middle: Tape & Velcro, Adhesives
  • Bottom Middle: Ink Blending tools, Acrylic Blocks, small paper pads matstacks
  • Bottom Right: Post-it note pads & tabs, Labels, and Photo Corners. My Cinch binding machine.


 I will not go into detail of what I have in here because there is so much, but mainly it holds:
  • magazines
  • embellishments
  • my martha stewart score board
  • paper trimmer
  • cricut cartridges
  • photo albums
  • label maker
  • spellbinders die book
  • smash books
  • sticker folders
  • filofaxes
 If you would like me to do a post on what each cubby holds then leave me a comment below. The bottom row of bins are called LEKMAN boxes from IKEA. They are a clear dark plastic, see through, so I put purple 12x12 cardstock inside the back so the box looks purple. =) 

On the top: A blank frame, a ballerina stand, 12x12 plain cardstock, scrap ribbon & twine, more ribbon, copic markers, and some nice flowers in vases.


Here you can see on the side how I store my office paperwork in these shelves. Each folder is labeled with my label maker to hold: address labels, stamps, outgoing mail, receipts, and bills to pay. Also, if you look on the top, how I store my copic markers. 


Here are some blog posts on how this was created: 
I don't have that many markers so I used a smaller storage box, which has a lid so I can carry it to classes. This way I can see the colors easily. As much as possible they are organized according to the Copic marker color chart. 


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