Thursday, November 20, 2014

An update and a little re-organization of my craft studio!

Hi bloggers! Gosh, it sure seems like it's been a while. 

My youngest kiddo began to have some medical problems in September. So far he's undergone 2 surgeries and is looking at one more sometime next year. I took some time off of crafting so I could take care of him. He's doing much better and is finally on the mend. He even gets to go back to school on Monday! :)

Prior to that, I had been busy reorganizing my craft studio and it's finally done! I was able to do a little de-stashing, but it seems like I still have a ton of scrap supplies. But now that it's all done, I hope to be up and crafting soon. In the mean time I figured I'd give you all a little peek into my craft studio (viewer beware: upcoming photo overload!!)

I finally made a trip to Ikea to stock up on some Kallax units for my studio. It's about a 3 1/2 hour trip, and I thought I'd never get them. But I was able to drag my hubby and our boys around for a little bit, as long as that was our only stop. I wasn't allowed to go to any scrapbook stores! For my desk, I used two of the 2x2 Kallax units for each end and then just put an Ikea table top on them.
I also have some of these Office Depot bookshelves in my studio. I've had then for nearly 8 years and they have held up wonderfully. The Ikea Alex drawer unit holds some sprays, mists, and a ton of little extra goodies!
The tall shelves hold my Project Life supplies, 6x6 paper stacks, and 8 1/2 x 11 card stock.
I use the long bookshelf for my stamp storage (well, my smaller stamp sets). I have accumulated a TON of stamps and have already filled  it up and am using the top of it!
I also have adapted the stamp storage that Jennifer McGuire uses! I absolutely love it! You can see her original blog post here. :) I am using a different style of Fridge Binz and the Avery Elle stamp storage pockets. The smaller stamp storage products are from Simon Says Stamp. I have not yet labeled all of my stamps (that will take forever!) so I have kept the inserts with them until I get that done. Here are some of my favorite stamps.

And of course some miscellaneous companies, such as My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant, The Greeting Farm, and Pink By Design. The list goes on and on!
 Most of my supplies now fit onto this Kallax unit. This is a 4 x 4 unit with a 1 x 4 unit stacked on top. I purchased some organization products from Stamp-n-Storage to fit in the cubes. These are the best organizational products I have found! They have a ton of products for ink pads, punches, paper, and even a fabulous desk! You can find all of their products here!
 The 12 x 12 paper packs in the middle of the Kallax are stored in the new Cropper Hopper style vertical files. While all of my individual 12 x 12 paper fits into these Stamp-n-Storage Paper Holder for Ikea
 Whew! Well, I think that's it!

Have a wonderful day!

30 comments:

Stefani said...

Amazing! Everything looks so awesome! Love it!

snappy scrappy said...

WOW...amazing space!!!

Creative M said...

WOW!! Your crafty space is Beautiful!!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Cynthia said...

love your craft room...so organized...

Carole Corey said...

You have an awesome room, Jeanne. I too have been stocking up on Stamp 'n Storage organizational products and can't wait to get everything arranged. Yours is beautiful!
Carole C.

Randellyn said...

Amazing and beautiful room! Just lovely!

Leann Rivano said...

Beautiful craft room!!!

Helen L said...

I saw your craft room on Stampin Storage and had to come visit. Your room looks fabulous!!! Someday I'll get a free room to do something similar with!! Have a great weekend. Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Cassandra said...

OMG!!!! I am so coming over to your house to play. This is AWESOME!!!!!

Kim H said...

Jeanne ~ well I thought I was moving in before ~ HA ~ I am really moving in now!! I LOVE it! You always do an EXCELLENT job on everything you do! LOVE how your other furniture mixes in PERFECT too! Hope all is well with you ~ hugs!

Joanne McClintock said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your creative space!!! I've been trying to figure out how to organize my space and you answered my prayers. Only one question though. I have the Cropper Hopper vertical paper holders as well but mine don't seem to fit. I went to Ikea with one to see. I'd have to scrape off a tiny bit to make them slide in. Did you have this problem?

Joanne McClintock said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, your room! It has totally inspired me to redo mine. I never had a clue how to start but all your fabulous ideas will totally work in my room! Question though. Do the 12x12 vertical Cropper Hopper paper holders fit into the shelves easily? I took one with me to Ikea and I'd have to shave a little off mine to fit.

Got2BCrafting said...

Oh my gosh... your space is absolutely AMAZING!! This is the craftroom of my DREAMS!! You did a fabulous job organizing everything. Thanks for the links to all of these awesome products. :)
Happy Holidays.
Lori

Georgiana said...

WOW! Your craft room looks amazing! Hope you start crafting and sharing again.

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

Wow Wow Wow!

nana of my 3 said...

Wow oh Wow !!!!! dream craft room

Jenn Beautiful said...

Wow!!!! It's beautiful!!!! I'm on the search for just the right storage system, as for my Christmas gift my hubby said he'd do my storage in my new studio!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful studio with us!!! So pleased your lil one is doing well and back to school!! ♡♡♡

surleen said...

where are the cubes from? thanks :)

Cindy Rountree said...

LOVE IT! Can only dream my craft room will be this organized one day! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

Laura1943 said...

What size is your room ????

itsmeamanda01 said...

I love it but wow! I looked up the 12x12 paper holders.. you have 8 of them.. thats over $600....

Barb said...

A thing of beauty.....and so inspiring!! I LOVE how organized everything is!

Michelle said...

Awesome! I want your room and your supplies! I'll trade you! LOL

Sheri Whitfield said...

Hi Jeanne. Your room looks fabulous! I'm wondering with Ikea table top you used that fits so perfectly on your Kallax units. Thank you.

T Jay said...

Gawjuss! I love the hexagonal "lazy Susan"?? type of thing you have on your desk, what is that called and where does it come from?

Mel Barwise said...

oh my Gosh how wonderful!!
I only wish i could get some of these here in Australia!
But as Dad is a Cabnet Maker by trade I will get some help!
what a beautiful set up hun!
WELL DONE!!
**so jelly!**

Kelly Ray said...

Why haven't you responded to any comments?

Jeanne said...

Kelly Ray, I have responded to comments, but for some reason, the replies aren't showing. When I figure out the different settings, they should show up. :)

Mai Larsen said...

Wow. I'm amazed on how beautiful your craftroom is. I love it all and love how well organized it all is. I have the Simon Says stamp storage, but where did you get the smaller ones? Also what did you use for dividers in between the different collections of stamps? LOVE IT All thanks for the inspiration!

Magdina Creativa! said...

Beautiful and smart space! Congratulations!