You should have arrived here from Eileen LeFevre's blog Stampin Fever. If you are just starting on my blog, you can go all the way around and see everyone's posts from here, or you can always go to the beginning at the SU Rocks home page if you get lost.
Now, on to my stamping space. I am very blessed to have an entire room that was built and designed just for my stamping. My hubby has built three houses for us, so he's pretty handy (and when I say "built", I mean he framed the houses, ran all the electrical, did the plumbing, etc., etc.). So I was able to tell him what I wanted in a stamping room. It's located in our basement, but I have a large window, so I don't feel like I'm in a dungeon.
Here's a look at what people see when they walk down the stairs. My stamping room is off to the left and the family room (or stamping class room) is on the right.
I do like to have some creative things around me to inspire me and brighten things up, however. This is right above my stamping "desk". Most are things that I've made or gifts I've gotten from Convention or incentive trips. I also keep some stamps and other items from the most recent mini catalog (and Sale-a-bration right now) right above my desk so they are handy to grab.
I purchased this shelf to use in my kitchen, but then I re-purposed it for my stamp room. It's a great place to display some more recent creations or some of my favorite ones.
Now on to how I store and organize some of my things. Most of my punches are stored in a couple of drawers. Most of them are the "old style" punches, so this works well for me.
But this little wire shelf is for some of the new style punches. I keep the newer punches and unique shaped punches on here.
My Big Shot and Bigz and Original Dies sit out on my counter top. I use my Big Shot a LOT. The larger dies like the Bigz XL are stored in the cabinet above. (Did you notice the M&M lights under my counter top? That's my "mood lighting". HA!)
I keep my 8-1/2" x 11" paper in hanging file folders in the four-drawer file cabinet to the left of my stamping desk. Of course they are in their appropriate color families and then filed alphabetically within each color family.
My 12" x 12" paper is kept in this storage unit so it will stay flat. Since I don't have enough of the storage boxes for each individual color, I have them grouped by "reds", "blues", "greens", etc. On top is a plastic milk crate where I keep all of my current Designer Series Papers. I keep each "set" of paper in individual craft keepers.
So that's pretty much how my stamping space looks. I have actually spilled over from this room into a few closets... you know, things just tend to accumulate - even when you're organized! So I hope you've enjoyed this little "sneak peek" into my house. It's been fun showing you around!
Wait - what's that? You say that I've forgotten to show you the most important storage idea?
What could that be?
Oh, you want to see where I keep my stamps, do you? Well, okay, but just because you asked so nicely.
Remember when I showed you the first picture looking into my room? I didn't show you the closet that is immediately to the right. That's where I keep my stamps stored. On their sides. In alphabetical order. And I occasionally rearrange the shelves to see if I can get some more room. Anyway, here's a peek at some of them. And no, I don't know how many sets I have. Let's just say a lot. But they're a business expense!
So now you've seen it all! Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions on anything. If you do want me to get back to you, leave a comment below and please include your e-mail address. Otherwise I can't get back in touch with you.
Now you'll want to head on over to the next stop in the blog at Charlotte Hollingsworth's Stamping is my Therapy. Which reminds me, I saw this adorable notepad the other day and just had to get it. It's so true!
Until next time...
Just lovely. I love an organized woman. LOL Thanks for sharing all of this with us.ReplyDelete
This is just spectacular. I would love for you to come over and help me organize. It seems I get organized then get a lot more stuff and can't figure out where to put it. Thanks for the great ideas.ReplyDelete
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)
Great room, Jayne! We should do an actual tour of everyone's stamp rooms. We'll all come play at Carey's, then Jayne's, then...ReplyDelete
I AGREE Shari! I'm up for a road trip!ReplyDelete
This blog hop is so much fun! I have really enjoyed checking out "where" everyone works!ReplyDelete
Love your room Jayne! What are you using to store you Big Shot dies in? I couldn't tell.ReplyDelete
I think your space it great! What a fun place to play!ReplyDelete
Inkedx2 - those are storage "towers" that I purchased from Sizzix.com. if you need more information, I think I have the actual item bookmarked, so I could send you the link. E-mail me at email@example.comReplyDelete
I love your stamp room and all the built in cabinets and shelves. I desparately need to organize my room! I have been looking for something like the little wire shelf you have your new style punches in, where did you get it? It is perfect, I think I need 3! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org I really need to know!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love your craft room. I need one like that. I've commandeered an unused bedroom; it's the smallest one in the house and oddly shaped. Every spare bit of space is in use but sure could use better organization.ReplyDelete
I also love your creations, they are very beautiful.