This week I thought I would share some photos of my craft room--I don't really have any cards to share since I was busy setting up an Etsy shop this week (see link to the right). No sales yet, but I remain optimistic! It's also the cleanest it has been in a very long time...
When we bought our house, this room was the previous owner's baby's room. It had a baseball theme and the walls were neon green and bouncing baseballs were painted all over the walls. Not any more!
I painted the walls a much lighter shade of green, and purchased this desk at Pier 1 Imports a few years ago. It really suits the room well. I love the cubicles on each side of the desk--this is where I am able to store most of my stuff...and I make myself sell old stuff if I want to buy new stuff that won't fit. On the side of the desk you see here, I have stored all my stamps, including an entire cubby for acrylic stamps stored in CD cases and my paper, which is bundled in clear magazine holders from Target.
On the top of my desk is an ink storage system from Organize More...this is the most recent addition to the room and I *LOVE* it. I even have cubbies left over in it to store my scissors, rhinestones, etc. It is great! Because I wanted to have all the inks readily available, I was forced to move my radio onto the floor under the desk-I can change stations with my toes.
On the other side of the desk, I store my envelopes, punches and ribbon. None of it is organized in a fancy way, but it's clean and neat enough for me. I don't use my printer enough--it's an Epson Artisan. I have to say that having tried a Canon MX860 elsewhere, I found the Canon to be much more user friendly. The Canon will also print on ultra-heavy cardstock because paper can be loaded from the back.
The other spot in the room where I have things stored is in a bookshelf under the window:
Sorry for the poor lighting! I store all my PTI buttons in plastic jars that come in a pack of 6 at Michael's. I find that one whole bag of buttons fits perfectly in a single jar. There are some larger jars for ribbon scraps. On the center shelf, I store my dies and embossing folders in a pink metal gardening box that I found at Homegoods (I originally purchased it for my wedding, as a place for people to drop their cards). The botton shelf stores an accordion-style box that contains lots and lots of scrap paper, my OTT light, extra white paper, and my Cuttlebug.
The top is decorated with a scrapbook and the Christmas card that my husband gave me this year--it has a bulldog on the front. For whatever reason, he has kinda nicknamed me Bulldog. I have no idea why--I think he thinks it's hilarious.
You'll also note the dog bed for our dog, Teddy. He never sleeps in it because he's too busy eating scraps off the floor. The other item that I love is the heart-shaped cardholder on the wall to the right of the window. I have lots of handmade cards there from friends and it is nearly full at this point.
That's pretty much it! The other side of the room is really boring...just a clothes hamper, a closet, and a wicker basket containing a few other doo-dads that I don't use very often.
So that's where I go to relax...I will be heading up there shortly to finish some baby cards. I hope you're all enjoying your Sunday. Have a great week!