I finally got my work area in the stamp room cleaned up and usable. I found a couple of old wooden spice racks that work great to hold my punches, now they are displayed around the room where I can see them and will be able to use them more often. I decided that I am not going to get a space at the local Bazaars this year so I used some of my display racks to hold my embellishments which make it easier to see what I have. I have some of my 12" x 12" scrapbooks on the corner shelf to the right. The drawers under my printer hold all my adhesives and CM cutters along with extra cutting blades for my Cricut and my paper cutters.
This desk is an old sewing table that we purchased from a Mervin's store that was closing in Eastport Plaza about 18 years ago. It reaches across the entire room, there are shelves on the right for storage and drawers in the middle, I have the top one pulled out with a cutting board laying on top for an extra work surface right now.
This is on the left side of the drawers, I have all of my stamps stored under the counter and a mini bakers rack with more punches then in the corner I have my bins with eyelets, hinges, picture hangers and lots of other non CTMH embellishments. On the next shelf, I have my homemade Alcohol inks and a spice rack with CTMH embellishments. On the next shelf I have my Keurig rack that holds all my embossing powders, my Rolodex and pictures of family. On the top I have pictures of my Daughter and her family. I have my non CTMH inks in the rack on the wall and more punches. Under the Big Kick I have a 7 drawer unit that holds Magnets, glitter, sponges, sandpaper, extra Xyron 510 cartridges, Plastic binding combs, staples, Non CTMH ink refills and much more. Another spinner rack sits on the top of the cabinet that holds all my Cricut cartridges and my Sizzix dies, literally at my finger tips.
My desk is actually a sewing table. It is a little messy because I had just finished making the Scarecrow card that is sitting on my desk. I will show you the card later in this post. On the right side of my desk, I have a shelf with my Cricut and my scrap paper sitting next to it so I use the scraps first. Next to the scrap paper I have a set of drawers with ribbons and then my really cool vintage file cabinet that holds all of my 12" x 12" papers, there is a shallow drawer on the top that holds all of my Cricut cutting mats including the 12" x 24" mats. We found that at the St. Vincent De Paul Thrift store in The Dalles last Saturday on the way to Dufur to pick up the goats. On the desk I have my colored pencils and glitz, liquid glass and a basket of small punches. I have small baskets hanging under the Cricut that hold my markers and tape gun along with my stamp scrubber and Cricut tools.
On the left side of my desk, I have a legal sized 2 drawer file cabinet that holds my 8.5" X 11" papers and labels, even my Business cards. On top of the file cabinet sits my Ink tower and my tool turn-about. So far I have put together and sorted over 300 cards to go to Operation Write Home. I still have to go through the rest of the room, and closet before I am done, but at least I am way closer to my goal. I have taken about 5 van loads of crafting supplies and projects to the thrift store and I still have more to take. That doesn't include the boxes of papers that I gave to Tarina and Dawn for their Scrapbook stash. This room is the biggest bedroom in the house, bigger than the Master Bedroom and it was packed, I hardly had room to walk in and get supplies to carry to the Dinning room table, where I created my projects and then carried it all back to the stamp room again. I love the 2 big windows and don't really have to use the lights till later on in the day.
This is the card that is sitting on my desk, it is from our Stamp of the Month for September Fall Favorites. I plan on posting more artwork soon, so check back often to see what I have been up to.