Hi paper crafters! It?s Jennie and today I get to share my creative space with you. I wish I were a neat, tidy stamper, but sadly, I am not. My space is functional and I am quite thankful for my hodgepodge of storage units I have acquired over the years. I have a mix of bookcases, storage cubes, a kitchen buffet and I am blessed to have a MiniBox from ScrapBox.Â I managed to purchase the latter used after a stamping friend of mine bought it new, quit stamping shortly thereafter, and sold it to me for less than half the price.Â Obviously, my best stamping bargain ever!!!
Now for a few close-ups of what makes this functional for me.
As you can see I never close my MiniBox;Â every flat space is going to hold something!! The left side holds lots of sponges and markers.
And on the right of the MiniBox is where I keep my metal dies and embossing folders.Â This is in easy reach of my cube storage container, which is where I use my die-cutting machine.
I am fairly short and the buffet cabinet is the perfect height for cutting cardstock. The corkboard is a nice catch-all, whether it is pictures of the kids, cards from friends, or upcoming publication call information. The cubed bookcase is my newest addition and I love that I can keep my stamps and supplies fairly organized (and out of sight if they are not organized, lol!) within the canvas bins.
I use plastic containers for holding my cut cardstock so hopefully I will look there beforeÂ I cut a new piece. The blue is for full-size cards that haven?t yet been scored and the green basket holds card-front panels.
The inside of the buffet is where I store my cardstock.
When I first started stamping back in 2005, I bought this rolling cart to hold my supplies. I have obviously outgrown my cart, but I still find it handy to have in my space as I can wheel it where I need it.
And in order to keep it real ?Carolyn style,? here is reality:
All of this clutter was on the other side of the room under a table and well,Â I still need to purge a LOT of it! Thanks for checking out my space and while it isn?t fancy, I am blessed to have my own little space where I can close the door and pretend it is tidy!