Saturday, July 28, 2012

Finished Studio Pictures

View of New Studio

Right side / Cricut machines


Left side

OK, I promise these are the last pictures I will post of the new Studio! But I was finally able to hang things up and it makes a difference in the room. Some people asked me about the organizational things I used, so here goes!!
In the first picture you will see an overal view of the room from about where my desk is in the room (desk area not pictured)
There are 6 chairs setted around the 4 tables. I have more area for tables if more ladies from my scrappin' group come over! Second pic shows the right side of the room after my desk.. I have small tools ie. sticker maker/ cords for all machines/ DMC floss/ tiny ribbon bobbins/ Stickles/ and large punches (for now )
The 2 chairs are in front of the Cricut stations/ tables are IKEA/ Chairs from American Signature.
Three tier ribbon holder I got at Kirklands Home for cheap / in the white plastic drawers are misc supplies ie. chipboard mini books etc.
Above that are containers purchase at Michaels with large accessories in them ie chipboard letters etc. The containers are on IKEA shelving.
Center area is full of great stuff! Ribbon, accessories, flowers more ribbon (yes, I have alot of ribbon!) idea books, catalogs etc. On the wall are scissors and bling on a roll/ some punches
etc. I may be putting curtain rods up to hold punches to keep them all in the same area at a later time.
 Left side houses alot of items as well.. I have CTMH stamps, Stampin Up! stamps, along with many purchased stamps from misc stores. I love my stamps! The entire shelf on the right has stamp sets and individual stamps in the containers on the bottom shelves of both left and right cabinets. They are all categorized according to theme.
The left white cabinet has stamps from the bottom shelf up to the white boxes. The white boxes have cards I have made and also accessories in them  (but they will soon have another home!) above that is a shelf for made items.. from misc home parties.
Above that, of course are my Cricut Carts.. that are continuously added to everytime Joanns or Michaels has a sale! ! Shhhhh
The White metal shelving unit has my many photo boxes and paper paper paper.. Stickers are in the black and turq boxes on the left and right 3rd shelf from bottom... then we have other tools and scrapbook albums.
To the left of that is a silver metal shelving unit with misc crafting supplies, ie flowers, picture frames, acrylic paints, beads etc. I will soon have a sewing station next to my tv cabinet (not pictured) and another cabinet as soon as I paint it! LOL.
I have a mini table in the corner for my Sizzix machine and paper is pretty much where ever I could put it.. I hope to one day have a shelving unit just for paper.. one day!
Well. I have rambled .. I hope you have enjoyed the tour... if there are any specific sections you would want a closer look at, please don't hesitate to ask!
If you're ever in south  Florida and want to crop.. Look me up!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

New Studio!

I have been crafting since well, let's just say a very long time. One thing I have always wanted was a room of my very own- to have space to not only work, but to spread things out so that I could see what I actually had as far as supplies. I would have stuff in the garage and in my scrap room (10x10) and in closets etc. There is nothing more frustrating than having something you know you have and you can't find it! Well, those days are over. I now have the ultimate room, that I have decided to call my STUDIO! The room is located upstairs in our new home in Riverview, FL. It is 20x22 in size with 2 windows which brings in a lot of light! I hope to paint it white soon, but I have a kermit the frog green bathroom to paint over first!
I now have a permenant work station area for my Cricut machines, my Cuttlebug and sewing machine. My stamps - ALL my stamps are in the same location which makes them easier to find. And my misc items have a home as does my ribbon and accessories. I still have to hang some shelving up along with my Michaels shelf that holds lots of glass stuff, so waiting for hubby to do that! When those things are up and on the wall, I will take close up pictures of each work area for you to see! There is no glamour here, just so you know. I decided to keep it basic. I wanted to keep it functional vs cute. I will be hosting crops here and I didn't want a bunch of fluff in the way when my croppin' ladies come over.
Check back at later dates to see the completed room. I will be posting pictures after our first crop in August as well!
 NABS ladies.. I can't wait!!!

(NABS is our Florida Croppin' Group)

Saturday, July 21, 2012


WOW.. what fun that was!!! If you missed it.. Megan Elizabeth and Britten Linn were live tonight in WI talking about CHA. They showed a bunch of new products and were very entertaining due to lack of sleep I think! 
If you haven't gotten your CROPPED Mystery box yet, go sign up for it now at
And if you are interested in being at the crop and meeting Megan, Brit and surprise guests, don't delay!

Check back tomorrow for updated photos of my new STUDIO..
My new room is 20X22 in size and is totally for papercrafting and other crafts!

Thanks for visiting my site and look forward to seeing you again!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sneak Peek!

Ikea Expedit shelving with Michael's shelf ontop.


Ikea Billy Bookcases with my Stamps and Cricut Carts

Here is a Sneak Peek at the new Studio.. Lots still to get done..but it's coming along~

Sunday, July 1, 2012

We are moved into our new home. It has been a lot of work, but I know it is all worth it!
I am currently working on getting the house set up. Once that is done, I will be able to dedicate all my time to my new STUDIO! I will post pics throughout the process. Any suggestions on what I should include, speak now!
Can't wait to have my Scrappin' ladies over for our first CROP! See you soon!