My Crafting Space

EDITED TO ADD - I know my photos aren't showing, I had a photo issue with Blogger and they got accidentally deleted. I will add them again when I have time, sorry for mess up.
In an earlier post I shared my video tour and if you missed it then I'll add it again.

However I know many people either can't watch You Tube or prefer photos so I have them too.
Be sure to click on the photos for the larger images so you can see all the details.
If anyone has any questions about anything you see, where you can buy it, how you make it etc, feel free to leave a comment or email me through the link in the sidebar.
I will try and add details to all photos, but beware, there are 27 of them! LOL

I have my room set up in "stations" so that all alike products that do a certain thing are organized in the same space. This means it's so much easier to create quickly and with deadlines speed is often of the essence in this room!

This is what greets you at the top of the stairs as you enter my space. My Cricut lives here with the cartridges and then all my stuff waiting to be altered. I also use this space for my mailing station, I have a postal scale and boxes for when I sell my crafts.

Here is my wall of punches. These are all "old style" pre Martha Stewart. I have been a "Punch addict" since I started paper crafting and so have gathered a big collection. Sadly these tend to get a little neglected in favor of the newer styles but some, such as circles, squares, tags etc, will always be used.

This is where I keep over-sized dies, embroidery floss and some craft idea books/patterns.

Martha! I use can risers to store the punches as it makes a little space work really well. I got mine at Target but I know the container store sells them too in the pantry section.

A closer photo of my favorites :)

Here is my coloring station. All my Copic's are here (this is almost a full collection, less than 20 greys to go to complete it). In the silver caddy I have my other alcohol markers and the wooden container holds "hot" tools like my glue guns, heat guns and heated knife.

Here is what I fondly call the "Make Up Station". Here are all the things to make you shine! Glitter, Stickles, flocking, micro beads, fabric paint, liquid pearls and all the special adhesives are stored together.
Above the unit is my Magnolia clock.

The die cutting station.
I have a full sized Accucut that I use for long dies and when I want to cut multiple dies at one pass. The Big Shot is used for embossing and all the wafer thin dies.

Under the die cut machines I store my 6" by 6" pads, ready to grab.
Also there are other types of glue, Mod Podge etc. Then next to them are the embossing folders and wafer thin dies.

Here is my wonderful desk! The work surface is a full 4' by 5', lots of space to spread out. The island is made of Jetmax cubes that are raised up on my plinth that my lovely husband made from wooden and base board molding. The top is a piece of MDF trimmed with wooden beading and then painted white to match. The front side holds all my 12" by 12" cardstock and my paper stacks and other designer paper.

On this side are small drawers that hold my wooden dies, Sizzix dies and Big Shot dies.

The other side has paper too. Sorted by color.

This is one of two Expedit units from Ikea that I have in my room. This one holds all my completed scrapbooks, photos waiting to be scrapped, ink pads, embossing powders, tape refills etc.
The brown boxes hold large chipboard sheets, some larger acrylic stamps, specialty papers and other things that don't have another home :)

This is the other Expedit and it holds (going from top to bottom) my rubber stamps, my color cubes, Christmas products and then my acrylic stamps.

This embellishment center hold my distress inks and refills, memento inks, rhinestones, printed chipboard accents and vintage style paper flowers.

These boxes hold my chipboard letters. They were from Ikea but have sadly been discontinued. I took all my chipboard letters apart from their original packaging and sorted them alphabetically.

A close up of two of the "color cubes". I am a "by color" crafter and so it made sense to organize by color too. All embellishments come out of there original packets and get sorted by color. There are a few exceptions (Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima flowers for example) but the majority get stored this way. I can grab the embellishment jar of the color I'm working with and have all my buttons, brads, etc all ready to choose from.

My rubber stamps are stored in these boxes by Sterilte from Target. They fit perfectly in the cubes and I sort by company apart from the wood mounted $1 stamps (from Michaels and Joanns) and they get sorted by theme.

Here are my embellishment letters. There are letter brads, acrylic letters, letter tiles etc and they all get sorted into the spice jars from Ikea. Also here are other metal accents such as jewelry finding, charms and metal beads.
For the jars for the letters I used Rajtan Spice Jars set of 4.
The Burken jars that fit are the 17oz ones
The Burken Spice Jar fits but only in the larger sections of the Making Memories unit so I was limited to their use.

Here is my computer and my theme drawers. Each drawer holds items relating to a distinct theme, for example Baby Girl, Birthday, Wedding, Summer, and all I have to do is take out the drawer and all the items are there. I store stickers, themed ribbons, so themed paper etc in there.
The rug was another Ikea purchase, I thought it looked like a piece of designer paper!

Here is an example of what is in the drawers.

Above the window I have floating shelves that I keep my favorite items I've made on.

Sorry for the bad shot. Under the shelves are florescent tube lighting.

These final photos show the layouts I have on display around the room.
I use curtain rods from Walmart, the Better Homes and Gardens brand.
I looked online and they don't have the exact ones I used but they've been up a few years. The trick is to use the Clip Rings to hold the layouts. They come in a pack of 7. I get 6 layouts on each rods so need 12 rings. They work with any rod less than 1" thick.

If you made it this far I hope you liked it and if you want to know more just let me know!