Friday, July 13, 2012

Where Bloggers Create - 2012



I am joining in this FUN hop of crafting spaces.  This is the 4th year and WOW are there a lot of participants!  It is going to take days [and a lot of coffee] to get through all of these.  That's okay - I am always looking for ideas for storage in my stamp room, and I love seeing where people create!  The Hostess, Karen Valentine, keeps this on her blog My Desert Cottage for the next year until the new hop in 2013. 

Let's get started with mine: It is the 3rd bedroom in my house, and it's all mine.  I love my room :)

I have a lot of before and after photos, along with some storage ideas I currently use.  [Get that coffee -- its going to be a long picture filled post.]

I have done some re organizing and sprucing up for this hop.  It is kind of like company coming  -- you clean before they come visit right?

Here was my stamp room

This is now - Oh I am so happy with this transformation.








COPICS storage
I had DH cut a drain spout that my fil had in his garage.  I [double sided ] taped them together, and put some cardboard in the back so they stay forward.  I got this idea over at Splitcoast Stampers.  

INK storage - Can I just say cassette holders are awesome! :)


Good heavens I am shocked every time I look up!  Who has this much ink? Eeek! These are all within arms reach.  The 2nd photo I made colored labels for all 4 sides of Tim Holtz ink [So much easier to put them way].

DIE storage
I store my Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies in jewel cases, with magnetic strips.  I have CD labels and a template so I can label all cases.  I love this system.  I can see what I have and grab only what I need.














I made a book to hold the misc impressibility folders,  borders, and longer dies.
[I need to replace the tabs so they are more consistent]

OTHER DIES










I used mini file dividers labeled by company, and again, I used magnetic sheets so I don't loose them.
Cubbies BEFORE:

While, it worked for me - I knew where everything was, I HATED the cluttered looking mess.
 Aww - SO MUCH better now.

STAMP storage














Since I am on the Gina K Designs Design Team, I am fortunate to have an amazing collection of stamp sets.  I used Tim Holtz Brackets to make stamp set labels and attached to the actual set, and then I file them alphabetically by Illustrator.  My baskets are labeled with the illustrator's name.  I keep a master ring of all sets, again by illustrator.  Once I find the image I want to use from my master, finding the set [alphabetically] is easy.


My other stamps [other companies], are in cd cases, or in baskets.  I really do not buy stamps at this point.  Between the 85 SU sets I have [I started stamping 16 years ago], which are in my closet, the few misc stamps I have purchased - I have stamps to last me a lifetime. Plus, I get new ones every month from GKD :).  I struggle selling any of my stamps!  You never know when you might need that ONE image. :)


I use a dresser for my Big Shot.  I had my SU stamps in the drawers, but I wasn't using them all that often, so off to the closet those went.  I now use the drawers for my scratch paper [by color], and my cuttlebug folders etc.  Again, I have labeled the drawers for convenience.

I found this garage sailing - $5! [Can you say CHA CHING]



check it out
BEFORE just a regular shelf -- boring and too high to even reach!


AFTER - at this point I have my jars of twine and washi tape in this cupboard.  I just got it put up last night, I am sure I will fill it up soon enough.


Okay, one more item to show you (I have more but this post is already too long) - In the stamping world, I am known for the gems I have in all my card photos.  I get a lot of comments, so I feel it is appropriate to show you how I store all the different colored gems I have.

This magnetic board is right above my photo tent and within reach, but totally out of the way of my actual work space.  It works perfect for me.

That's it for my stamping space.  I hope I gave you a storage idea or two.  I am off to go peruse all the other blogs participating.  AND, KAREN thank you so much for hosting this event.  I had a great time, and I got a cleaner stamp space from it!

Want to see other spaces?  Click over to My Desert Cottage for the entire list of bloggers.

Thanks for stopping by~

59 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

What a great space for stamping! Love the gutter idea for holding pens and using the old cassette tape holders!

Michaele said...

Wow Vicki! You are the Ink Queen! I'm a papercrafter (punches, layers, adhesives mostly) and am trying to think of a way to store my punches. I love the bars you have- everything within reach and easy to see~ thanks for the inspiration!

I do hope you'll have time to come by and visit (you'll see the tubs of my punches) this weekend.

Thanks for sharing,

Michaele

http://twigsandtulle.blogspot.com/

craftyles said...

Wow, what a fantastic and organized space. I love all the ink storage and the shelves are so nice. The gutter idea is a great one. I may try it. Thanks for sharing some great ideas!

Helena White said...

Wow!, love your organization! Great storage ideas. Thank you for letting us look around Vicki ♥ ஆ

Cyn said...

Yes..hello neighbor!! Great space!!! Love all your copics! I have none. :( soon I hope!

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, you are so organized. Love those cubbies! Thank you for sharing.

scrappymo! said...

What a lovely, organized space. You have your inks so well displayed. Love that you label them on all 4 sides.
Another favourite of mine was your copic marker storage...great idea.

I'm a scrapper too...drop by for a visit!

Breana said...

Great space and storage ideas! Thanks for sharing

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Hay Vicky,

Wauw...your space is lovely..
Your materials are so organized...

Thanks for sharing with us.

Please take a look into my space if you like..

Love from Marijke
from Holland

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

The transformation is so lovely -- definitely much neater. Such a wonderful space for creating! thanks for sharing ! And have a great weekend. Tammy

Lisa Kind said...

My stamp room is a mess! I need some organization...are you available? LOL! Great room!

Carol L said...

Your organization skills make me feel completely ashamed! LOL I love how you store your GKD stamps - VERY clever and easy to find when needed!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Well, I am just blown away by how many people have entire rooms devoted to their craft! Your room is amazing. I've just started stamping so will look for inspiration from you. I'm following you back!

Something Special said...

So organized and so accessible to every stamp pad and stamp

art by pam said...

Thanks for sharing! Loved the gutter drain idea. Love the colors - looks like a great place to get the creativity flowing!

Geralyn Gray said...

Great organization for all those stamps......looks like a great space.....I love the holder for your starbucks cup!!!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW I so need to come over and play, loads of amazing things here, thanks for sharing with us, Hazelxo

Marisa said...

That's quite the space, Vicki!! I'm jealous LOL!

Karen Valentine said...

Vicki your stamp room is AWESOME! I love the new changes. There are subtle but oh so worth it!!! I love how everything is at your fingertips and very organized. When you are in that creative place you don't want to spend time searching for the things you need! Thanks for joining the party my friend!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, you are so well organized, Vicki! I need to take some tips from your room and try to incorporate them into mine. Love how you've set up your inks and markers and that they are within easy reach. Great idea to use old cassette storage! I'm sure they have come in handy for you. Such a great space and I'm sure you save a lot of time knowing where everything is. Thanks for the tour!

Nook and Cranny said...

Let me just say, ORGANIZATION!!!
Your space is so fantastic, everything has a place and a place for everything.
I could come over for a visit and just poke around in all of your goodies.
Thanks for sharing your space.
Michele

Lavender Cottage said...

I am impressed with your storage ideas. I attend a SU workshop twice a month and have been buying things to stock my work area.

Sandy said...

The first thing I noticed about your space is the use of amazing pops of color, love that! Your desk makes me want to get my markers and crayons. Really great space, thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

wow I love all your cabinets and that metal shelving rack is awesome! Great space.

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What a colorful and organized space you have. I love your storage solutions and you have inspired me to try a few. What a wonderful space you've created.

Kristi S said...

Hi Vicki! Thanks for sharing your space,it's wonderful! I love how everything is organized. I haven't gotten my stamps under control like you have.You have inspired me to start thinking about a system for my room. I still have every stamp I bought in the last 10 years: I don't think I'll ever sell them!

Have a great day!
Kristi

Cheryl said...

What a great space to work in! That cabinet is fabulous... and for 5 bucks? Lucky you!

just me... jan said...

Vicki..
I'm simply gobsmacked that someone can have that many inkpads at their fingertips! I'm givin' you gold stars for comin' up with that solution girlfriend!!

just me...sendin' snaps from Texas...jan

LauraO said...

What a great space to work in! And I love the idea of using cassette holders for inks. Thanks for sharing your space with us.

StasaLynn said...

You have great ideas for storage.... and yes I have a little bit of ink envy right now ;)

Love your space and I also have the third bedroom..... Before this I had a cubby in the kitchen.... so having your own space is wonderful. I will be back to see your stamping and cards...

Take care,
Stacey

fairyrocks said...

Wonderful colorful storage solutions. Boy you sure have the die's nailed down.
Keep smiling and creating thanks for sharing

melanie said...

cassette holders for ink pads? Brilliant! Love your storage ideas...and your room is so wonderfully cheerful! thanks for sharing it with us all...
melanie

Cache-Mire said...

What a difference! Know what you mean about cleaning up for company, but think I over did it :-) Anyway, love your space! ~ Terri

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your space is so organized and it must be a joy to create and stamp in there. Love the idea of using the tape holders to store your ink pads. Thanks for sharing your studio.

Danielle

Denise said...

I'm amazed!It looks like a store.Ooo your so blessed to have that amount of supplies.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

This is a wonderful space! It's so neat and organized! I love it! A dream! What great third bedroom! Thanks for the tour!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Vicki,
What an awesome creative space. What a blessing to have everything so organized and right at your fingertips. All you storage ideas are wonderful.
Great find and price on the cabinet.
I can see you enjoy many happy hours of creating in this wonderful space. Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Have a great week ahead. Hugs,
Celestina Marie

Angela Weimer said...

What an amazing space Vicki! I love the organization. the drainpipes are a fab idea and that 5$ cabinet looks great. love the before and after shots too. What a difference. Thanks for sharing your space and have a great day.

Charmaine Hansen said...

Boy did I get some great ideas...Soooo organized...Thank you for your creativity and for sharing!
Charmaine

Victoria said...

Vicki, your stamping space is amazing! I love the way you have organized things in such a cheerful and colorful way. You've given me some great ideas on how to organize my stuff and get it out in the open. Thanks for the tour, and thank you for leaving a comment on my WBC party post.

Blessings,
Victoria from Brushstrokes

Lori said...

What a great room you have! Love the transformation. I also love your stamp storage idea--definitely need to do this myself. I'm so glad I stopped by--I'm so inspired now.

Art in the garden said...

Hello Vicky,
Your creative space is so well organized so full of treasuries.
Thank you to share and thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Have a nice creative summer

Hélène

Maureen Hayes said...

Your space is lovely and I love your storage ideas. I am always looking for unique ways of storing as I have to craft in my bedroom. Thanks for sharing your special stamping area with us.

Beth said...

Hi Vicki, Love your crafting room! The cards you make are awesome, Vicki! Have a great week.

Deb S said...

I can see getting inky in that space!! I really need to find some cassette cases - great storage.

Lisa said...

Love your space! Thanks for sharing your before and after pix too! Looks great!!

Shari Replogle said...

SOOO many INKs! Soooo well organized.
You definitely carry more ink than Michaels ! I love to look at it!!!

. said...

Im not a stamper, but if I was then this would be the place to dream about. Its an interesting craft and I like how you are able to use one same stamp to create such a very different designs and styles, that takes a lot of creativity. You have also very clever storage ideas, the drain spouts are super neat (would be cool for my ink pens).

Thank you for sharing your space, it was a treat to look and read.

JD said...

What a fabulous place to stamp and create! Thank you for sharing.

Marty Walden said...

Looks great! I could have fun playing in your room!

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Vicki,

Wow! Your creative space is an artists haven, plus it's so organized. I Love it.
I liked how you had your computer, tv and lets not forget the yummy starbucks, right there at your fingertips.

I had a chance to take a look around your blog at your work, and it is wonderful!

Thanks for the tour :)

~Diane

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Great space, Vicki. Love all your copics. I'm just getting to hear about them, so I might be checking them out this weekend at the craft store. Love to stamp, but I keep it pretty simple. Currently trying to get my husband to enjoy his artistic gifts again so that I may combine his illustrations with my love of tags.
Keep creating!
Much love,
Marcia

bobbie said...

LOVE your organization!! Do you make house calls?!

Thanks for stopping by my blog ~

Cindy said...

Great space! Love the baskets! Thanks too for the nice comment on my blog. Cindy :)

Linda Carole Bloom said...

So glad you did before and after photos - you have done a wonderful job of organizing! I need More Shelves! Love your space!

Maureen said...

What a great organized room! I love your new cabinet and all the baskets... Thanks for the tour!

Creative Grammie said...

What an absolutely wonderful transformation you did on your creative space! I love it! You have a very impressive collection of stamp pads and inks! Your creative way of organizing your pens and Nestabilities are awesome. I think I'll have to store my Nesties like that too. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful space.

Terry said...

Vicki,

Your room is fantastic! I love Karen's party because, like you, it forces me to clean up and spruce up my space. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Terry

Patty said...

what a fun place to create! I could move on in and get going! It's so nice. I bet you make some neat things in there!

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