Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Stampcave is operational

Some of you may have seen me post comments about my Stampcave. This is my fun way of embracing change and the fact that I had to move all my stampin stuff down to the basement. I call it the Stampcave because it is very dark down there. But there are some unique benefits to me being in the basement:

#1- It is nice and cool (it was a sauna upstairs even with AC because we have vaulted ceilings)

#2- I can be as messy as I want (can leave my projects lying around in progress and no one sees the clutter)

#3- I can blast my music (tunes make me more creative)

I spent all last weekend and about 4 hours this weekend trying to get it organized and operational and I am thrilled with the results. It may not be the snaziest workspace I have seen, but it is working out great. I don't have to get up out of my seat to reach anything important that I use frequently. I used to have to hunt and search for everything before, and that was very tiring after a long day at work. Here is a tour of the cave!
The hanging sweater organizer holds my retired stamp sets. The drawer cart has all of my tools and embellishments.
To the far left is my Big Shot. The dies are in the storage box underneath. In the center are tidy trays for embossing. On the right is my Michaels storage cube, inside are my favorite retired stamps, circle cutter, and in color paper.
On top of the storage cube is my card bar where I keep envelopes and different pre folded color card bases, ribbon, and a cute Generations picture organizer where I store completed cards only $3 at Lot Less. The giant pink clothes pin holds my favorite card. This one has Bambi and Thumper on it. I adore those cute little 'animules' from the Forrest Friends stamp set.
Under the table are my rolling scrapbooking totes. (And the sombrero that I got from Chevy's for my 31st birthday!)
The center table is my workspace. Here are my inks, markers, and most used tools all in arms reach. I just got this little Ottlite. It is really great, provides natural lighting for my main workspace so I can really see what I am making. Got those great tan faux leather trays for $3 each at my fav store to scavenger hunt in- Lot Less.

I made this cute sign with vinyl lettering to inspire me.

To the right of the desk is a large storage shelf. In front of the shelf is a mail tub filled with scraps and alterable items like journals, metal tags, and planners. The scraps are filed in filed in hanging file folders by color family. My punches are hung in a shoe organizer. Storage tubs hold misc. To the far right are more crafting supplies, my bind it all supplies, and my publications (Stampin Success, Scrapbooking mags, and books) are in a basket on top.The middle shelf holds all my current stamp sets in baskets. Under that is my paper collection. The 8 1/2 x 11 paper is filed in rainbow order in a basket, wheels are in front, and 12 x 12 is in a cropper hopper holder on the right. The bottom shelf holds business supplies and misc. tools. More tools, ink pads, sprays, and misc items are on the top shelves.

Thanks for taking the tour!

1 comment:

  1. i like! i am trying to get mu stuff to fit in one bookcase...almost there:)


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