|My little corner...|
I have had to baby proof my setup recently so I don't have things set up exactly as I'd like just yet. I would also like to get some shelving above the desk so I can display more of my stash and projects. I find that if I see the pieces regularly I'm more apt to remember to use them. "Out of sight, out of mind" rings true for me. I recently reorganized how I store my alphas and embellishments. I used to store them in 3-ring binders in clear page protectors. That worked for me for years...but I find that now I just want to be able to grab one box and find alphas, one box to grab stickers/labels/2-D embellishments, and another box for journaling cards. I am liking the new system but will tweak it a bit. I am going to get another small box to store word/phrase stickers separately since I use those quite a bit and would like easy access to them. I would also love to (ultimately) find a better way to store my clear stamps since they are in a pile in a drawer...the "out of sight, out of mind" thing happens. I try to go through them periodically and put less(er) used sets on top as a reminder to use them!
I don't tend to have a lot of products so my little space works for me...
Here is my corner....
|This was a piece I reclaimed from my dad. It had been a part of a desk he put together for my mom when I was little. I use it to store my stamps and inks and love it. It is also difficult for the baby to open so I don't have to childproof it (yet)!|
|Ellie is helping to show you how it is organized. Here is one of 2 drawers of wood stamps.|
|This is the bottom drawer of clear stamps. I really want to figure out a better system for these...any suggestions?|
|Second drawer of wooden stamps. These drawers are shallow but deep...absolutely perfect for stamps.|
|These 2 cubes sit on top of my stamp drawers...|
|Drawer of punches...I don't use them too often. More for cardmaking.|
|Speaking of ....my blank card/envelope stash.|
|The top drawer has misc...ATC's, origami paper, 4X6 cardstock, index cards...|
|These 12x12 boxes from AC Moore are great. I use one for scraps and the other two I keep my old Cocoa Daisy kits inside. It makes it easy to grab one. And on top I keep my pouch of often used tools and paper cutter...far from baby hands!|
|Scrap box. No order to it. This is my favorite system! Easy and it works well. I often find inspiration for cards when I rifle through this box.|
|Top Left of my desk. This corner bugs me. Especially the modem and internet box. Unfortunately it is right next to the tv and the cords don't reach my husband's desk across the room...so on my desk it landed. Have to fix that...|
|Inside the desk...behind baby-proofed doors! Small embellishments in that white box, rhinestones in the clear box, all my glues, adhesives on the bottom shelf. Though I keep my most used taperunner in my travel pouch on the desk.|
|Bottom shelf of desk. Lesser used stuff....random.|
|My alpha box. I just got 2 12x12 boxes at the container store...this is working so far. Though from here on out I will keep alphas in thier original packaging. I used to take them out so some are all over the place.|
|Box of journaling tags....it might be a little too small I'm finding since I love these and do buy them a lot. But so far, so good.|
|Inspiration board above my desk. I have been tacking up things I want to remember to use...I also use it to put up coupons and reminders that have nothing to do with scrapping!|
|And finally, my chair. It isn't the most comfortable. But I love it. It is an antique chair my parent's had. I just love it's history and its shape. It is one of my favorite things..sounds funny I know. But for some reason I'm attached!|
Thanks for looking! Let me know if you have any suggestions for organizing clear stamps...I need a new, small system....
Have a good day!