My Little Studio

I always wanted a little studio... somewhere that I could be close to my family but still get a lot done. It started in a spare bedroom with a $50.00 desk and a bookcase. Although that wasn't a bad space, it did use the spare bedroom, which we needed for when guests came to stay AND it kept me hidden way upstairs away from my family.

Everyday, for years, I have walked through my empty dining room and thought, "What should I do with this room?" Our kitchen has a table that seats eight and if we had a "formal dining room," it would sit empty except for two days a year. That's not the best use of space in my opinion.

So about six months ago, I decided to make the dining room my little studio. Right off the kitchen, it seemed like the perfect spot to be near all the action and free up the spare bedroom for guests.

After looking at Pottery Barn, (WAY out of my price range...) and Walmart, (I didn't think anything there was sturdy enough for all of my junk...stuff...) I decided to order the IKEA catalog.

The IKEA catalog and I were best friends for about three months. Each night, we would head to bed together for some bonding time.

Then, one spring day, I said to Rina, "Let's drive to Chicago and go to IKEA!" She said, "Sure! As long as I can get something too..." Ha! That's my girl. She loves to organize just like I do!

And so the shopping began. I spent a whopping $832.98 in furniture and about $60.00 in accessories and transformed my dining room in my dream space. (It may be small to some people, but it's just perfect for me.)

Rina helped me choose the pieces and the colors. I am so glad she decided on the blackish brown. My walls were already painted a dusty sage so all I had to do was build and fill.

So here it is... My Little Studio.

Here are some views from all around the room. The room measures about 10' X 11'.
You can click on each photo to enlarge it for more detail.

On this side of the room is the main workstation. All of my cutting and coloring tools that I use the most are hidden inside the large Expedit Unit from IKEA. The desk is also and Expedit item that you can add on for $50.00. The drawers and doors are add-ons as well.



Here is the view from behind the desk of the same area. My desktop has my laptop and Cameo and a turn style organizer for scissors, stamp-a-ma-jig, paper piercer, rulers and all of those other important tools that I can't go a day without!



Here is the view of the right side of the room. Many more frequently and not so frequently used items are in these two units. I turned the 2 X 4 Expedit Unit on it's side so I would have a counter top and I added the 1 X 4 Expedit Unit in the corner.


Here is a head on view of that area. I keep my wireless printer there since I don't use it as much as the Cameo. The Cameo is right on my desk.


Above this area are three thin shelves for my ribbons and embellishments and an IKEA Bar with hanging stuff for more tools and embellishments. I am not quite done organizing this area yet.


I keep my biggest jars full of the ribbon colors I use the most.


And my smaller jars for the specialty colors. Jars are by IKEA.


These little jars and the holder are also from IKEA in their wall storage area.


I am a mixer. I mix all the stuff together and grab one jar to find what I want. I tried the separate containers of individual colors. They didn't work with my crazy personality. One jar, one grab... easy. I plan on mixing ALL of my buttons in one big cookie jar. I just have to go find the jar I want...


Underneath this unit, I store all of my stamp sets in Binder Boxes. It makes it very easy to find what I need and nothing falls out, ever! I have a few to label still...


Also in this Unit, I keep embossing powders, in one of the drawers.


And Glitter, Perfect Pearls, Stickles, Liquid Pearls and other fun stuff in another drawer.



Next to my desk is my file rack of card stock. Each color has it's own fo
lder. I got it at Staples many years ago but I think they still have them.

Behind me is a little black desk I got at Walmart for $24.00. I had to put it together of course but it is the right size for my paper cutter and scraps.



On this desk sits my scrap basket...



And my 6X6 paper pack basket.



And inside the little drawer on this desk is my Scor-buddy, Mat and a couple of current magazines.



Back to the larger unit- in one drawer, I keep everything sticky, from Glues Dots to Pop Dots to my Xyron and my Mono-adhesive refills.


Right over that drawer is a drawer with all of my acrylic blocks.


Next to me, in an open cubby are all of my Memento Ink pads. I need a few more racks... The racks are from Hobby Lobby. My distress pads are right below this in an open cubby.



Up top are baskets and tins with my colored pencils, Bic markers and Sakura Glitter pens.



Inside some cubbies within reaching distance are coloring tools, more ink pads, ink refills, my stamp scrubber and Ultra Clean.



Copic Markers are also behind a cubby door but within very easy reach!



I like having these things easy to grab when I am sitting at the desk. My light is tucked away inside along with my foam applications and a little basket of quick grab items like tape, another paper piercer, etc...



Some of things I don't use very often are my paper punches, jewelry making supplies, and my clay and molds. So these items are tucked away in these boxes waiting to be labeled. I also have a couple more of these with older magazines and technique supplies like shaving cream, alcohol, marbles, rubber bands, etc...

But right by my feet are my Dies and my Cuttlebug...


And my Grand Calibur and Cuttlebug Folders. There are some frequently used loose dies in that taller basket. They are the dies that coordinate with our stamp designs. They are easy to grab all in one basket like that.


And of course, my Janome Sew Mini is tucked away on a shelf too but never too far away.


So there you have it! My Little Studio. Not too expensive but it's very practical. And it's a place that makes me feel very creative. That part I love...

Hugs,
Gina K

86 comments:

  1. Hi Gina K. im looking to buy the border lace stamp or the set but i cant find where to start, and i use a lot of lace on my cards . i seen the video on the sympathy card in black and white and the video was made may 24,2012, could you guide me to where i need so i can buy the stamp or stamp set to it. thank you so very much.

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    1. You can find it here in our store: http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=1259&categoryId=-1
      :)

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  2. Fabulous, well thought out job, Gina. When people insist on a formal dining room, I really wonder why. I had one for years. It was just a room to walk through on the way to the living areas. I don't have one now. We just have an eating area off the kitchen that will seat 2 or many. Makes more sense. Happy for you on your room.

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  3. Love love love your room!! Now you can come visit me and do mine:)

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  4. Oh my Gina! This room is amazing. How wonderful that you converted that space to be more functional for your lifestyle. I also converted the dining room to be my craft area. I have an IKEA close by and that's where I got all my stuff too. Here is my blog post with pictures:
    http://stopandstamptheroses.blogspot.com/2010/12/clean-stamping-area-winners-and.html
    it's not as clean as that anymore and much more stuff has found it's way. But it's fun to look back at that post. You will also love looking back at these pictures! Hugs to you Gina!

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  5. Great Job Gina! Love Ikea Expedit for scraprooms. When My room is bigger I want that large unit. Wish I was closer to you, I'd come over to create!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous and we must think more alike than I ever thought possible, because the Expedit units and IKEA jars, shelves, buckets etc. are all on my wish list! (such a great store) Enjoy your new crafting space, it's wonderful.

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  7. oh GINA I LOVE IT!!!


    ok what are the name of those racks from Hobby Lobby?? I am going to be near one in Sept and want to check them out :D

    Fran :D

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    1. I am interested in what the racks are called, too. We have a HL coming to our area and I'd love to take a closer look at the racks.

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  8. Wowzers Gina...it looks beautiful!!! LOVE the wall color, really just pops with the black and oh to be so organized...sigh. It was my goal this summer but alas, too much keeping up with kids/their sports and camp to get it all done. You inspire me though and have considered using our dining room...perhaps a great project for next summer as the little one isn't nearly as mischievous as he once was... :) Thanks for all of the pictures...amazing!

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  9. Great job. It looks awesome. I have a dining room that is very seldom used also. I just wondered how it would look right by the front door. Is yours open to the front door? Great use of your space! Makes me want to go organize something!I'd like to visit IKEA too. I have never been there because there's not one close to me.

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  10. Gorgeous space Gina. Soooo envious!!! You are gonna love being in there. And the best part is that you won't be isolated from your family. I bet you'll have lots of visitors poking their heads in and out when you're in there!!! Lovely job!

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  11. Love your space Gina! I have a small bedroom that I use and while I try to stay organized, my room will never look as organized as yours :) Love IKEA too! The one I've gone to is by the Mall of America. It's a fun store to wander through.

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  12. Excellent, well thought out - good use of all the nooks and crannies! I also love your use of your Longaberger baskets. I love using mine and they look so pretty.

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  13. Happy Happy Happy for you! I can't believe all of that furniture for under $1,000.00 LOVE it! I know you are close to your kitchen, but I think I would add a Keurig coffee dispenser and NEVER leave that room. Oh Happy Day! :) ENJOY~~~

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  14. Fantastic use of every nook and cranny. I just adore your new room. I am sure you will have many hours of pleasure and thank you for sharing all your time and talent with us.

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  15. I love, love, love your crafting space! When can you come to my home to help me organize mine! ;-)

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  16. Gina, your room is terrific, just like you! Hope you have many a happy, crafty day! I hope to someday have a room like yours! I love that you've shown us this space! Very much inspired!

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  17. Wow! What a wonderful job you've done, creating your studio! You DO deserve the perfect space and arrangement for all the creating you do! Kudos!! :-)

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  18. Lovely, lovely room! I think we're getting an Ikea here in ABQ, and I'm still nagging (gently) at the Container Store to come here as well.

    We'll want a status report in a few months to see how the arrangement is working out and what you have adjusted, if anything.

    Anna in ABQ, aka CraftyTravelFrog

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  19. Gina, love your space. I love the window also for the natural light. I am trying to get some ideas for my space when my son-in-law builds his shop in Ala he has promised me a pace at one end of it. I don't know the size yet because he hasn't dcided on how big he want to build it. He has a lot of tools, saws and such. He likes to tinker with wood. He made my daughter a beautiful cedar chest last year. We will be moving to the house in Ala in about 5 yrs when he retires. You have given some ideas for me to play with. LOL Enjoy your new space.

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  20. Fabulous room and I love your organizing. I also have The Expedit unit and LOVE it along with some of the Ikea Alex drawer unit....my issue is now very clear...i HAVE too MUCH stuff....and would have imaged you to have tons MORE than me...! I could NOT fit ALL my stuff in the space...and now I know for sure...it's time to sell off a bunch and limit my amounts..! Great share!!

    Wondering what size your stamp binder are. I love the idea but would need a several...to hold all my stamps!! Again TOO MUCH STUFF!!!

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  21. Well "my" craft-room is also in my dining room...but it's still my dining room. (lol) I don't have enough space to dedicate a room to crafting..."sigh* Maybe someday. Who knows! There are great ideas in the craft-room you just build. I like the Expedit system. My only advice, if I may, is to get a stand for your laptop. It will raise it a good 2 inches and make more room on the desk. Also, if you're clumsy as I am and spill glue or coffee everywhere, that may save you a couple of bucks :)Enjoy your craft room!

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  22. What a huge undertaking, but it looks gorgeous. I'm jealous. My workspace is the unfinished basement...pretty cold in the winter! LOL!

    Enjoy every minute you spend in your lovely, efficient workspace.

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  23. Gina, I enjoyed seeing your new stamping area so much. Everything is so perfectly organized. I hope you can do a better job of keeping it nice and neat like that. My stamping room always looks like a bomb went off in it. Thank you for sharing. I think you made the perfect decision to create a lovely stamping studio in your dining room instead of letting it go unused. I am inspired to get my room cleaned up. Thanks for the kick in the pants.

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  24. Your room is beautiful, Gina. Rina's color choice is fabulous with your walls and carpet, and of course, I love the tidiness! Ikea just rocks for affordable makeovers! Choosing to use the dining room was a great idea. We have a formal living room that is used only twice a year, for a few minutes each time - such a waste! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring, today, and always!

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  25. Fantastic! Love the way you organized everything! Very inspirational! TYFS! Hugz

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  26. Gorgeous. Don't you love it when a the stamp room as all neat and clean?
    FYI, that paper will fade in the window

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  27. Fabulous space, Gina! I'm an organizer, too, and you've inspired me to RE-organize now (just cleaning up my current space would probably help)! :) Enjoy!

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  28. Oh your own space is beautiful and so organized! I wonder what it looks like when it isn't organized, LOL! I just love the idea of having the cardstock in the free flowing files, mine are in the cabinet and my 12x12 are on racks. I love your idea and I hope to rearrange my space "crap room" when messy and "craft room" when organized. Thank you for sharing and giving more ideas to improve our own spaces!

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  29. I am such a neat freak and my craft room always looks so disorganized to me. Couldn't possibly be because I have to share the room with my husband and son computers too! What a beautiful way to organize and store all the things I love while making the room look amazing. What's really cool is I am 1 hour away from IKEA. Can't wait to show my husband and see what we can do. Thanks for sharing!!

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  30. sigh...haven...where did you get the storage stands for the Memento pads?

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  31. FABULOUS!!! Ummm Gina... you obviously do NOT have enough!!! LOL I WISH I could put ALL my stuff so neatly organized!! LOL I'd need way to many boxes and jars and bins! Oy! LOVE your space and let me say.. our "formal" front room was NOT being used either and that helped my decision to move my studio back home. We NEVER sat in there only when "special" days came around but even still... we mostly ended up in the family room. So... out with the furniture and it's now MY studio which is used DAILY and so so sooo much now! ;-) Great job!! Love it!

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  32. Your new space is lovely and very useful. I did the same, but outgrew the room so my husband bought me a 12x32 portable building, now it is full. I have been trying to rearrange and get rid of the things I seldom use; so I loaded my oldest granddaughter with bags full of scrapbooking and stamping items. Needless to say she was overjoyed.

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  33. This is a great space Gina!! bigger than mine @ 6x7!!

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  34. This is a great space Gina!! bigger than mine @ 6x7!!

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  35. This is a great space Gina!! bigger than mine @ 6x7!!

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  36. Well done, Gina! I too went to IKEA for my bedroom/craft space storage. Ended up using a "useless" wall with a window right in the middle of it. Now its a full wall of storage with the "bench" area under the window holding a flat screen tv to watch design shows while I'm crafting on a matching IKEA desk. I even have room for my ironing board when the craft table becomes the sewing station.

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  37. Truly a dream come true! Well thought out, and accessible. IKEA is amazing for utilizing every tiny space in an efficient way, and they should have a crafters idea section! They can just use your layout - sans the wall mart desk!

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  38. This is so beautiful and practical. I love IKEA! growing up in Europe, I missed it until finally they built one 2 hrs. from here. My 'formal dining room' is now a library. by-the-way. Thanks for sharing this. I'm inspired. IKEA here I come!

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  39. WOW, beautiful room! I love the colors and will be using some of your organizing ideas - (like the little jars with mixed brads!)

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  40. Your room is great and so nice and neat!
    I'm wondering if it looks like a tornado went through while you are doing your creating. My craftroom is a disaster while I'm working ;-)

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  41. Love your studio. I had looked at the desk you have and unit for my space. Haven't gotten around to buying anything yet.

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  42. Thanks, Gina. I'm in the process of reorganizing my den (which I know is one less bedroom) but I have a living room that isn't being used but not sure I want to redo that room. My quilting will stay in the basement. Thanks for the IKEA ideas!

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  43. I love, love your your craft room. It's so clean and will organized. When and if I ever get my craft room back, I will definitely will use some of your ideas.

    What is the name of the rack you used to store your memento ink pads? I have ink pads all over the places and I can't seem to find a good solution to store them.

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  44. What a great space Gina--I think you need to have a stamping get together at your house some time for those of us who live in Wisconsin!

    I think your room is so well organized and I am sure you are happy creating some of your awsome projects in there!

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  45. Gina, I just saw the pics of your new room and I love it. It's just beautiful and I love how just organized it.
    I think it is every crafter's dream to have their own room, space and place of refuge.

    Great job on your room and congrats.
    Deborah

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  46. I love your crafting space. However, I noticed that it is not the same background as your videos? Are they shot in a different place?

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  47. Love your studio...Expedit seems to be the way to go for crafter's studios. And the most economical I've found for my Creative Memories albums. Am waiting for my opp'y to make the drive to our closest Ikea in Charlotte ASAP to get my studio set up instead of my hodgepodge of furnishings. My studio is in our formal dining room, too, for the same reasons you mentioned. I can even sneak in here to work while keeping an eye on dinner or homeschooling our sons. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creative space!

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  48. It certainly looks like you planned it out well with everything within close reach it looks wonderful, thanks for sharing it.

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  49. Oh me, to be so organized ! Will you come and organize me? I am fortunate to have a 24 x 24 room all to myself (well, shared with cats & dogs)and it is a total disaster. Too much stuff and I tend to hoard things I will never use again. Help!

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  50. I love your new crafting space Gina so organised and everything at hand, which I love.
    It would cost us here in Australia about three times as much to purchase those items from Ikea.

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  51. Hi Gina

    I love your photo's of your office for all your crafts. I to also have an Ikea right here in the nations capital city of Canada.

    Your photo's give me idea's to make a few changes to my tiny, tiny office in the corner.

    Thanks for sharing

    Sofia Khrystyne

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  52. I love your room, it's beautiful!! Can you please tell me, though, what size of hanging file folder you use for your cart, and what the size of the cart was--is a letter size file folder cart, or?? Thank you in advance, I would love to use one of those for my papers! Alas, we have no Ikea close, but we do have a Staples :-)

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  53. I must say...this is gorgeous!!! I always thought Ikea was only white!! Love the dark. There are many great things to look at here, my fave tho, is the basket with the cardstock in it! I believe you cut and folded many cardstocks to make cards to have on hand! THAT is a great idea! Think I will steal that one!! Thanks Gina!

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  54. Hi Gina, Thanks fror sharing your space and all your helpful hints of where and how you store your goodies. I have a small room but my problem is no wall space. One wall is a double door closet that was for my daughter's clothes and two walls have windows. I just decided to take the clothes out of the closet and start filling it with cubby bubes and shelving, I saw a great picture on Michaels website and now your update. I can't wait to get started... but not today, taking Christmas down today. Enjoy your Sunday!

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  55. Hi Gina, Thanks for giving us a tour of your craft area. Good pics and neat to have you tell us how you organized each section. We don't have an Ikea here but would love to visit one since seeing what a wonderful set up you have. The neat thing is you got it mostly all at one place. Happy New Year and Happy Stamping.

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  56. Hi Gina your craft room is amazing I share my room with our water pets the family computer and spare tv, a very versitle room. I love your shelving setup had to show my husband, problem is my stuff always on the move as I share it at a craft group I organsise I love your work its always an inspiration to me, have to check out my IKEA catalogue for more ideas

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  57. What a lovely, sensible space you've created.
    I enjoyed learning how you organized, and what works for you.
    Your stamps are so neat, I'd love to learn more about how you organized those so that you can find what you need when you want something.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  58. Wow I'm just discovering this now...yes I live under a rock! What a gorgeous room! I have done the same thing with our dining room. Broke my heart to have this wasted space that was only used once or twice a year. We're going to be moving and I've got fingers crossed that I'll be able to find a good space in the new house. Thanks for sharing your beautiful room!

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  59. It looks like you have everything right within reach. I love your colors, very soothing and warm, just like you :) unfortunately I have to share a room with my husband, who is retired but still needs his office space. He complains that I am encroaching on his space, however I need more " stuff" then he does. We moved in to a much smaller home seven years ago and I gave up a formal dining room, so I can't convert that room. At least our office is on the main level and very handy to everything. Gotta go, I need to order more "stuff"

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  60. Beautiful and well organized! I just love Ikea! I have to drive about an hour to get there, but I love to make a day of it! I too, have to share a room with my artist husband. He has more space, but I have the closet, where I keep my Cuttlebug, folders, die cuts and large Fiskars paper cutter. My husband built me a desk there to keep my things. I also am trying to unmount all of my stamps and use cling mount so they will cling to the blocks. It is a big job and I have been working on them for years! I am trying to keep my stamps on the sheets that you can buy, but I only have 3 large binders and I don't know where I can buy more without spending an arm and a leg! If you have any ideas, let me know. Thanks again for sharing your space with us!

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  61. As usual, you don't disappoint! Beautiful job~~well thought out and by sharing it gives others inspiration, so thank you for allowing us into your home!

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  62. My craft room is full of Expedit, too, only mine is white. I love the small drawers in yours; those must be new options, or I missed them before. GREAT space you have there!

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  63. Totally jealous, of the space and how clean it is. It really is amazing how functional little spaces can be when they are well planned out.

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  64. Wow your room is beautiful...Wish I was so organized! Sometimes takes a few minutes to find things...lol But I think that's because there has to be so many senior moments in my day or I would be disapointed...LOL Hugs

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  65. Gina- you did beautifully!!!!! What a nicely organized space. I converted a first floor bedroom. I was lucky and got a whole kitchen cabinet selection from a neighbor that was remodeling. We paid a kitchen cabinet dealer to install them for us, and some new counter tops , as well. I have soooo many supplies, but I can close the door- so no one can see it. I do need to purge and reorganize it again, and I will now that I am recovering from the burst anyuerysm that got me down last year. That brain thing put me behind schedule!!! I am so much better now!!!!! Good luck in your new space.

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  66. Thanks so much for the tour of your craft room. It is great. I have combined my office and craft room right now so, the 2nd bedroom can be used by people displaced by the flood here in High River, Alberta, Canada. So my space is extra crowded and I look upon your craft room with more envy than I usually wouldd.

    So glad you have a great place to come up with your ideas. I love your cards and product.

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  67. Not sure if I had ever commented on your room or not, but..I am in love with it!!! The organization is crazy!!! I soo need organization...big time!!! I have a ton of paper that I have stored in dresser drawers ...ugh..I am in need of a professional!!

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  68. I love your room!!!!! I use a spare bedroom but it also is an office with a lot of mismatched furniture. Wish IKEA was in Nebraska. If you could see mine at the moment you would wsonder how I find anything. The answer is I can't. I am on the hunt constantly. It gets organized and then I start something and it is like an explosion happened. lol.

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  69. Okay, I adore your workspace and am just a teeny bit envious! I'm working on my dining room table, much to my husbands chagrin. We're waiting for a house with a spare bedroom (craftroom) for me, and a garage for him. ** Sigh ** Soon I hope! Anywhoo..I have a question, what can I use to refill a Versamark pad aside from Versamark Ink? I have clear embossing ink that's in a dauber bottle from Recollections. Would that work?

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  70. Love your work space, but how do you keep it soooooo tidy!

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  71. Very nice! My craft area is in a corner of my basement, so I have a lot of white to try to brighten up the area. I didn't see the lovely white shelving unit that we see in the background of your tutorial videos. Was that before the black furniture?

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  72. WOW GIna! Thanx so much for sharing your beautifully done craft room! So many great ideas for storage! I will be buying a new home soon and I will have my own SPACE for my card making! Can't wait to design it just the way I want! A place for everything and everything in its place!

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  73. LOVE your space! Just wondering how tall the counter is that your printer is sitting on? Did this come in lighter colors?

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  74. Your space has given me some great ideas. It's ironic that you chose your dining room because I started on my dining room table two years ago. Since then my dining room has become the craft room. I've yet to move my furniture but utilize it all the same. It's nice to know we are all creative and resourceful. Thank you for sharing.

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  75. I love your craft studio! It looks like you did this almost two years ago, and I was just wondering if you have changed it at all, or found that some pieces didn't work out like you thought they might. I am trying to make a little studio space in my dining room, and the Expedit line looks very promising, but I really need a second opinion :)

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  76. Sweet digs for creativity. I absolutely love all of the organization. IKEA seems to have great pieces.
    Fight now, I have a huge mess in my craft room, that borders on the ridiculous.
    My own fault, cutting way to many images, or coloring extra stuff, and thinking I would use them up. YIKES.
    I am in the middle of challenging myself to either use those images, OR donate them, and clear off the craft table once and for all. I would love to have a clear self-healing mat, AND my craft mat beside it.
    So, I am always envious of the tidy organizers. BTW, that's "envious", but, in a good way...It inspires me to tidy and organize, myself.. LOL Well, I am getting there.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful space. It is very charming, and most definitely a huge inspiration.

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  77. Love what you've done. I turned a TV Cabinet/armoire into a storage cabinet for my stamping/crafting supplies and still working on organizing it. You've given me lots of ideas here! Thanks for sharing!!

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  78. Love your space! I am in the same situation as you, unused dining area, so I just might copy you! Love your use of the jars, although I don't have an IKEA anywhere near, I will improvise p, maybe get my cleaver husband to build what. I need! thanks for all you share with us!

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  79. Your craft room is fabulous. You have it so nice an organized. Thanks for the detailed pictures. My husband intends to make a craft room for me in our finished basement and I so looking forward to it. Thanks for the tip about Ikea.

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  80. Love the craft room! How do you store all the cards you make??? Your stash if you will!!!

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