Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My Creative Space

I often get asked about my scrapbook studio and several people have asked me to post pictures.  I recently moved from a smaller room to a much larger space in my basement so I wanted to share photos of both.  I loved the built-ins in my old room, but once I started Artsy Albums, I quickly out-grew that space.  Now, I have my little piece of paradise in a larger room down the hall.

This was my room before Artsy Albums.

My built-ins were wonderful, housing everything from inks and paint, to tools, stamps 
and computer equipment.

This was a favorite cabinet!  All of the plastic bins on top held scrap paper by color, the bins on the bottom help my wooden stamp collection by category and theme.

This is my new space. Much roomier with space for my three project tables to be centered in the middle of the room with easy access to everything.

Instead of one IKEA expedit unit, now I have 2 and they hold everything from Artsy Albums kits on the top shelves, to supplies and paper below.

This one holds years of scrapbooks (even from high school) and my collection of acrylic stamps, which are in binders by category and theme along the top shelves.  To the left of this Ikea unit sits my 12" wide format printer -- a tool I could not live without!

These are my three (soon to be four) project tables -- the taller desk on the far end is from Home Depot (Martha Stewart Project Table) and the other two are from Ikea.  Need one more and then I might have enough space to control all of the creative chaos that occurs before a new kit hits my website. 
(And so more of my scrappy friends can come over to play)!

This is a bookshelf that I keep completed kit albums on, in addition to baskets 
of "soon-to-be-a-kit"product!  You can see that some of this has over-flowed 
on to a folding table to the side.  

The bookshelf below holds more extra product and my smaller die cut machines.  
I have another table in the corner for my large AccuCut machine.

This is where all of the "not-fun" side of the business happens -- paying taxes, 
printing invoices, supply ordering etc.  I do love my corner table and drawer units however...these are guessed it! Ikea.  The drawers hold inks, paint, office supplies, computer cords, etc.

Finally, these shelves hold most of my little embellishments -- brads, buttons, 
flowers, chipboard, and ribbon.  

So that's where I spend a good 80% of almost everyday.  I love it and am blessed with a husband and two sons who agreed to move the big screen TV into a smaller room.  What's the saying?... "happy wife, happy life"? or...."if Momma's not happy, ain't nobody's happy?"

This wife and momma is very happy :)


  1. Sweet!! It's always fun to see everyon'e crafty space.
    How on earth do you keep it so tidy and organized? :o
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. wow! you have an amazing space! Thanks for sharing. I had to show my husband because my space already feels too small. You do amazing work too!