Workspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Part 8 | Desk Tour!

Hello! Today, as the final part of my Workspace Wednesday series, I wanted to share a special place in my craft room where all the magic happens, my desk!

Workspace Wednesday | Desk Tour | JM Creates Blog

My desk is very special, as it is an antique piece of furniture that once belonged to my grandparents, and is a place where I played when I was a child! It used to have the standard brown wood finish, but a few years ago my mom refinished it for me with a glossy white paint. It’s a small desk, but I have so many great memories attached to it, so it’s my favorite piece of furniture in my room.

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On my desk is a carousel from Michaels. It’s terrific for holding all my must-have tools at hand.

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I change out the decor on my desk all the time! Right now I have a pen cup holding all my precious pens from The Planner Society and a couple other favorite pens. I also have my Prima Sophie TN on my desk, because, it’s gorgeous to look at!

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Next to those is a small file folder holder from TJ Maxx that I store current favorite Planner Society goodies in.

Workspace Wednesday | Desk Tour | JM Creates Blog

There is always a planner or two on my desk everyday!

Workspace Wednesday | Desk Tour | JM Creates Blog

Inside my desk drawers is a huge mess of things! ๐Ÿ˜‚ But seriously, I keep a my hard drives, washi card, notebooks, paper trimmer, and other tools in here.

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Here’s my view…

 

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I hope this post and my other posts in the series have inspired you a little to help with your storage challenges or to just clean up your space a little! I know looking at others’ craft spaces always inspires me to change things up!

Here are links to the other parts of this Workspace Wednesday series:

Week 1: The Planner Society Kits

Week 2: Washi

Week 3: Raskog Cart

Week 4: Bookcases

Week 5: How to Make Your Own Happy Planner Sticker Book

Week 6: Scrapbooking Paper

Week 7: Stamps

Coming soon: a full look at my crafty space!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Workspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Part 7 | Stamps

Hello! Welcome to another installment of my Storage Solution Series! This week is all about stamps.

Stamps are a very common supply for most crafters, scrapbookers, and even planners. How do you store the many types of stamps out there? Here’s what I do to contain my collection.

My clear acrylic stamps outnumber any other stamps in my collection. A few years ago, I put all these stamps in a large 3-ring binder. It’s easy, and doesn’t take up much room. I still have quite a few just hanging out in the pocket!How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogHere’s a look at the binder…

 

I took all my clear acrylic stamps out of their original packaging because it was getting too difficult to store them and find the stamp I was looking for.

I found these hard plastic sheets (here’s a similar system) to put my stamps on. They just cling to the sheets. It is really hard to them on the sheets, so I put colorful cardstock in between. Plus, it keeps the stamps from sticking to the wrong sheet.

How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogIf I had to do it all again, I would probably buy sleeves or stamp pockets to put all these stamps in, because one of the downsides to this organization is that you can’t really see the stamps when you’re looking for a particular collection, and it’s not as pleasing to look at as the pockets would be. But, this is what I have right now, and it is a convenient way to store a lot of stamps.How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogI have a drawer full of my wooden block stamps, and extra ink pads.How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogThese are my roller stamps. They are so pretty, so I have them in this organizer I found at TJ Maxx a few years ago.How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogA few supplies to go with my stamps…

An acrylic block, ink, stamp cleaner, and a shammy. I just got the Lawn Fawn Shammy, so I can’t really review it yet, but I’ve heard it makes clean-up easier- which makes me want to stamp more!How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogThe tools from above stay in my carousel on my desk.How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogMy extra ink pads are housed in this plastic box. I think most of these ink pads actually came in the box.IMG_3536How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogA couple of my vintage stamps- I should use these more often. They’re perfect for planners.How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogThis is my vintage Heidi Swapp date stamper. I love that the years on it start last century!!IMG_3544I hope this gives you a few ideas!

Here are links to the other parts of this series:

Week 1: TPS Kits

Week 2:Washi

Week 3: Raskog Cart

Week 4: Bookcases

Week 5: Happy Planner Sticker Books

Week 6: Scrapbook Paper & Layoutsheart_jen

Workspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Part 6 | Scrapbooking Paper

Hello! I’m back today with some more storage ideas for your crafty supplies.

Today is all about paper. Scrapbook paper is the base for so many projects. It’s an easy supply to find and is affordable, so it’s easy to find yourself with a lot of it and it can get unorganized easily.

I have a few ways I organize my paper collection. First, I have paper racks that came from a local store that was not using them any more. I was very lucky to get them at the time, and there are places you can find these racks, or something similar. Another great option are these stackable paper trays and magazine holders.

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I organize most of my paper by designer or collection. This is a close-up of my Dear Lizzy collection.

Workspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Scrapbook Paper | JM Creates Blog

This paper rack below stores my holiday specialty paper and my cardstock. It’s located in the corner of my room, as I use these papers the least, but I can’t part with them yet. On top is a Felicity Jane box, which houses more papers. I just love the black & white design of the box, so it stays!

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Now onto another storage issue- what to do once you’ve created with those scrapbook papers?

I used to store all my scrapbook layouts in 12×12 three-ring albums. Those things are big & heavy! If you only have a few, not a problem… but once you get into double digits like me, it’s too much.

So after a lot of thought, I started buying Iris boxes to store my layouts in. These boxes are awesome! They hold tons of stuff! I left my pages in page protectors, took them out of my albums and organized the pages by subject, just as they were in my albums. Workspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Scrapbook Paper | JM Creates BlogThe Iris boxes, even when full, are light and easy to handle. They stack easily too. Workspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Scrapbook Paper | JM Creates BlogWorkspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Scrapbook Paper | JM Creates BlogHere are links to the other posts in this series:

Week 1: The Planner Society Kits

Week 2: Washi

Week 3: Raskog Cart

Week 4: Bookcases

Week 5: How to make your own Happy Planner sticker book

Thanks for stopping by today!heart_jen

 

Workspace Wednesday | Storage Solutions | Part 4: Bookcases

Hello!! Today, I am continuing my Storage Solutions Series with bookcases! Bookcases are a must for me in my craft space.

I have two large white bookcases that I got from Walmart several years ago. There are 5 shelves on each, and I load them up! I keep my albums, journals, some of my planners, washi, and much more in these bookcases.Craft Room Organizing Solutions Part 4 | JM Creates BlogHere’s a straight-on view.

Craft Room Organizing Solutions Part 4 | JM Creates BlogI love this shelf with my washi containers and the goodies on top, such as paperclips and sticky notes.

Craft Room Organizing Solutions Part 4 | JM Creates BlogMy favorite shelf with some of my A5 and Happy Planners.

Craft Room Organizing Solutions Part 4 | JM Creates BlogThese photo boxes, which you can find at craft stores super cheap, are perfect for storing photos. I store mine in chronological order.

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On the other side of my room, I have a few of these 3 drawer storage units from Michaels. It’s great because you can stack them. I have mine on top of an old vanity unit.

Craft Room Organizing Solutions Part 4 | JM Creates BlogThis little carousel spinner is a must-have!! It’s great for all kinds of tools.

Craft Room Organizing Solutions Part 4 | JM Creates BlogHere’s a look at what’s in the drawers. In this drawer, I keep doilies and some stamping supplies together.

Craft Room Organizing Solutions Part 4 | JM Creates BlogIn this drawer, I have tons of embellishments.

Craft Room Organizing Solutions Part 4 | JM Creates BlogIn another corner of my room, I have a small 3 shelf black bookcase from Hobby Lobby that I purchased last year. I keep my printer on top, with a cute storage box next to it with my 4×6 photo paper. I like to keep my supplies handy for when I’m ready to print.

Craft Room Organizing Solutions Part 4 | JM Creates BlogOn the first shelf, I keep my beloved personal size planner collection.

Craft Room Organizing Solutions Part 4 | JM Creates BlogNext to my planners, I have a decorative box from Target with all my small zippered bags, which hold pens and other accessories.

On the bottom two shelves, I have my laminator, some older planners, and inspiration binders.

Craft Room Organizing Solutions Part 4 | JM Creates BlogI hope you found some ideas here today! There is still more to come in this series, so check back next Wednesday!

Here are links to the first three parts of this series:

Part 1: The Planner Society Kits Storage

Part 2: Washi Storage

Part 3: Raskog Cart

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Workspace Wednesday Storage Solutions Part 3 | Raskog Cart

Hello! Today is part 3 of my storage solution series, and it’s all about the Raskog Cart! This little cart is very famous in crafters’ offices all over the world! Mine is actually the Target version. It was super simple to assemble, and is very sturdy. It’s a great way to store all kinds of supplies!

I have a lot of different things on my cart, and I do sometimes change what’s on here, depending on my current crafting needs.

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On the top shelf, I store my favorite stickers and sticker books. I have my Happy Planner sitcker books, and the Happy Planner binders you see towards the back are the books I assembled myself, filled with Happy Planner sticker books that I took apart. I do sometimes regret that… so that’s why there are books in their original format at the front of the stack.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

The craft binder and file folders at the very back and on the side have stickers from Etsy shops and printable sticker kits. IMG_2690#allthestickersStorage Solutions | Raskog Cart | JM Creates BlogIn addition to my stickers, on the top shelf I keep my big Happy Planner punch, as well as my A5 and personal planner punches from Michaels.Storage Solutions | Raskog Cart | JM Creates BlogOn the middle shelf, it’s kind of a collection of different things. On the right, I keep extra paper and old Mini Happy Planner supplies. Storage Solutions | Raskog Cart | JM Creates BlogOn the left, I keep a few of the small pencil cases from past Planner Society kits. They are filled with pens, stamps, and paper clips.Storage Solutions | Raskog Cart | JM Creates BlogFor the last shelf, I keep all my 6×6 paper pads, organized by designer and season. It keeps my papers handy, but also organized and out of the way.Storage Solutions | Raskog Cart | JM Creates BlogDo you own one of these carts? What do you keep on yours?

Thanks for stopping by!heart_jen

Workspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Part 2

Hello! Welcome back for another installment of my storage solutions series. This week is all about washi! There are so many different ways you can store your washi stash.

The main way I’ve found that helps me keep my collection in check is this storage organizer from Michaels. I actually have three of them side by side in my main bookcase. The best part is, is they are stackable if you’re working with a vertical space. Workspace Wednesday | Washi Storage Solutions | JM Creates BlogWorkspace Wednesday | Washi Storage Solutions | JM Creates BlogWhile I love my organizers, I also love seeing my collection in the open. My Planner Society washis are in this cute pink bin on the right in the picture below. I also have a couple cute tiny bowls with my favorite washis sitting on my computer desk. Seeing your favorite things may actually inspire you to use your supplies! Washi is one of those supplies that rarely runs out- so don’t be afraid to use it either!!Workspace Wednesday | Washi Storage Solutions | JM Creates BlogHope this gives you a few ideas for your washi storage! I’ll be back with some more fun solutions for your stash next Wednesday!heart_jen