Thursday, July 23, 2009

Showcasing My Creative Space!


Welcome to my creative space. This is the place where I sit with my muse and do my best to come up with some fantastic layouts (well, sometimes), alter an item that had been trash to one person and is now my "treasure", and a place where I can craft other items to my heart's content. It's a place to rejuvenate, to become inspired and to inspire. Some of these storage ideas have come from scrapping magazines and websites and some I came up with by repurposing containers found at yard sales and flea markets and even from around the house! If it can hold something, it can be used in my room! I hope all of you find some inspiration here as I'm sure I'll find some in the places I plan on visiting today! Please leave a comment as I love hearing from visitors. And, if you feel comfortable in coming back more often, do sign on as a follower. I'd love to have you join me on my creative journey. So, without further adieu, here are some pics of where I create. Thanks for visiting ladies!

This is a built in shelving unit to the right. This holds containers of embellishments, everthing from A-Z in the scrapping world!

This shelving unit is to the left of the window (to the right of the computer). These shelves store boxes and boxes of photos (the lower 3 shelves!) and other larger embellishments.

To the right of my desk sits a book shelf housing all my scrap/craft related magazines and books. The entrance to this room is through a set of French doors from the livingroom.

Below is a stack of vintage inspired boxes that house my kits and unfinished mini albums

This is my desk --it's not much, but it's comfy.

A vintage birdhouse that hangs in front of my window between the two wall units.

A little vignette of birdhouses and a teddy bear--it makes me smile

Ribbon Storage. It has since grown! I wrapped my ribbon around cards (think of oversized embroidery floss cards)and then put them in this basket that once held a Pyrex casserole dish!

A hodge-podge of items sitting on the window seat. This tends to change constantly!


A vintage suitcase that stores my stencils.

I didn't like the "clutter" of what was inside my bigger Sterilite boxes, so I covered the insides with decorative paper and labeled the box with a paper flower. Viola'

Scraps of vintage looking fabric in a wire basket

My first piece of Wall Art. This was created from a challenge being offered at Vintage Flaire--"A-Z Wall Art".

Bookcase displaying notebooks--everything from Book of Me ideas to Photography. More page kits and patterned paper are store here as well. The narrower book shelf (which sits directly to the left of the computer desk) holds completed mini albums, photo albums, notebooks, and binders for CD's. There is also a wire paper organizer that sits between the computer and the narrow book shelf. Excuse the blurriness.

And this is the computer where I enter another world....


Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my creative space. Please stop by again!

74 comments:

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I love that wall that is all shelves and window. Wonderful storage!

Liberty said...

Super ideas, super space, and your blog is awesome! What fun to browse everyone's space!

Blessings,
Linda

Terri said...

Ok my statment on the creative space still stands...now I forgot what the name of the other blog was..anyway ..It's a wonderful creative space to do what ever it is you wish to do.

Annabelle Bulat said...

What a cute space you have! It's all so organized. I love all of your storage ideas.

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

You are so organized and your studio so clean...WOW. Love all of your shelves and books. Wonderful creative space. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers

Debra said...

Just love your room!!! So pretty and organized. I am having fun and getting very inspired with all these rooms. So pretty love all the personal touches.

Claudia said...

Hi Lori! So nice to see your space-beautifully organized! I love what you did with the Sterilite boxes! You have given me a wonderful idea - thank you. And thanks for sharing your space with us.

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Lori~ This is my first visit and I'm so glad I came. Your room is wonderful and shows how organized someone can be even if they have tons and tons of stuff...like me! Everything is so carefully planned out and easily acceessible. I loved you wallhanging with the wooden hanger. Thank you for the tour. I added my name to your follower list!~Joyce

Christine Edwards said...

What a beautiful space so nicely organized. I love your idea of covering the front of the bins with paper to hide the clutter that's inside. I may steal that one for my own drawers. Thanks for sharing.

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

What a sweet space you have! So tidy and organized, I bet you can find everything you need instantly. Thanks for the tour!
Karen

Marsha's Mpressions said...

You have some great ideas for organizing. I'm a scrapbooker too. Isn't it fun.

zandra said...

Great space! I enjoyed my visit! Thanks for sharing. Hugz, Z

Rhondamum said...

I love the way everything is so organized and pretty at the same time. Wonderful space you have! Thanks for sharing! Rhonda...

KarenHarveyCox said...

wow,
this is clearly the most organized space that I have seen so far on Karen's adventure. I would surely be able to find everything in your creative space. It is lovely and I can tell you enjoy your time here.

Karen

Karen said...

HI Lori. Oh isn't this fun? We all get to peek into everyone else's wonderful spaces. Yours is so pretty. It's so comfortable looking - just inviting all to come on in and sit a spell. Love the idea of lining the plastic bin. As for your little spot on the window seat that is always changing, some spots in my room change often too. You see something new that would work wonders for something and it spins everything else along with it. And sometimes its something as simple as a piece of vintage lace. But isn't it nice that it can be the little things that inspire us?
Had a wonderful visiting your space. Thanks so much for sharing. Karen

fromthepines said...

Great storage ideas! Very nice.

Cheryl

Karen said...

Hi again! Got the containers at Home Goods (deadly store). The round wire "thingy" for lack of a better name I got at the thrift store. Painted it and now it holds my little vintage bottles of glitter. Pretty fun!
On to more spaces . . . man! this is too fun!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey!! Great idea on putting labels on everything! easy to find! big mermaid hugs

toodles-
sarah

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Looks like a great place to create! Enjoy!

Kdottie Designs said...

What a nice creative space! You are so organized - something I need to be! Thanks for sharing with us.

Kimberly said...

Love all the organization! What fun you must have in your space. Thanks for sharing with us.
Kim

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Thanks so much for the tour. I love your idea with the sterlite containers...much prettier than without!
Hope you'll stop by to visit me at brynwoodneedleworks.blogspot.com.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Donna

LillySue said...

What a nice place to create! I love your idea to put pretty paper in the front of your clear bin drawers....I may have to do that too. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings~LillySue

Brenda said...

Very nice space you have here! You're ultra organized and have managed to make this so beautiful! Such imaginative storage too!
Brenda

Sandi said...

Very organized. Thanks for letting visit. I can see how you could create many interesting projects in this room.

Sandi
Impatient Cajun

dancinglydenise said...

I love your studio...it is much like mine I think (probably cuz we are both scrappers)
Thank you for sharing it with all of us!
Dancingly, Denise
A Day In My Life at:
www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love your creative space! Isn't this just too much fun! Come visit me, too!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Wonderful dear!

Miss Sandy said...

Your space looks so cozy. I love all little vintage touches. I like the ribbon storage idea. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Lori! Oh I'm so jealous of all those wonderful goodies you have to play with! You space is wonderful and so well organized. Thank you so much for joining my little party. I hope you are having as much fun as I am!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

The Chateau of Remnants said...

My goodness.. You are so organized. I really need more space..lol So I can fill it more! Thanks for Sharing you Creative Space.

{ttfn}
Renee

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Lovely creative space. I love seeing how all you women stay so organized.

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

I love the idea of how to store the ribbon and hope you don't mind if I copy that. mine is in a pile and is a mess..thanks for the tour and inspiration

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a great storage unit!
Like you, I repurpose all kinds of things to use for storage in my studio....
I didn't get mine pulled together enough to photograph for today's event, but I will be hosting a Christmas in July giveaway on my blog tomorrow (Sat), if you'd like to stop by!
:)
~Becca~

Caleen said...

Great space. You have utilized it well. Love your organized ideas.. Love the ribbon storage on cards.. I need to do this.. This is so fun visiting everyone's space.. Just lovely.. Thanks for sharing all your special treasures.. Keep Creating!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

This is a great space and so pretty too. My studio is missing the "pretty" factor and this inspires me to work on that. Visit my studio at:

http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/01/stitches-by-sturman-studio-makeover.html

I am lovin' this party!

Molly Alexander said...

Your wall storage is so very organized, and looks so pretty to boot! I love your birdhouses and your vintage storage finds - thanks for sharing!

:-) Molly

fairychildheirlooms said...

I like your idea of labeling the drawers! Please stop by and visit me too!
:) Missy

Rebecca said...

Oh my goodness...what a fabulous place! Thank you soooo much for sharing with us all. I promise I will be back.

Very organized and lovely.

May God continue to bless your hands...

Love, Rebecca @ AGP

LiLi M. said...

Hi there, nice to meet you. I love a lot of your storage ideas, I'm fond of vintage stuff too, so I don't use plastic in my studio anywhere visible. So I am always looking for storage ideas, as your suitcase idea. I have old suitcases in the front of our bed to keep in the spare blankets and duvets in summer. Have a nice day filled with inspiration for your studio!

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful space...
Great storage!
Nice to meet you, thank you for inviting me
Blessings
Rebecca

Cathy said...

What an absolutely wonderful space you have. I love all of the storage and how beautifully organized it is.

Cathy ♥

Natasha said...

Your vintage birdhouse is TOO adorable! I dream of living in a cottage in the woods with that charming trim. :) And your vintage boxes are delightful! What a beautifully creative space you live in. It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

Enjoy the party!

Warm Wishes,

Natasha
www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

fawndear said...

Love your simple but cozy desk. Sometimes, small and simple is better than huge and cluttered.
Thank you so much for the tip about how you hid the clutter of your see-through boxes. I will definately try it.
Love your creative space. It shows me a little about your enchanting creative spirit. Thanks for sharing.

Bella Dreams said...

WOW! Super organized and fun!

Shannon said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! I'm a follower now! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jane said...

What a great space and I love your blog as well. I have gotten so much inspiration from visiting all the creative spaces and yours is one at the top of my list. Thanks for sharing.

Keli Hansen said...

i really like your ribbon storage... need to get on that myself... beautiful studio...

Luisa Migon said...

I'm here to say hello and visit your space! A lovely place to create!!! :O)

Paradise Blog Design said...

WOW! You are so organized! It's wonderul! Your wall art piece is great! Thanks for sharing!
Deb

m i c h e l l e said...

AMAZING! Love how organized you are and your artwork is just glorious! Glad to have found you!!! :-)

Jayne said...

I love your space and would love to prowl around it in person. One of my favorite storage items you pictured is the vintage suitecase! I may look for one to store my roll and rolls and rolls of ribbon I use on greeting cards and picture frames.
Happy creating!
Jayne at mysongwithin

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi there,
Left my message on your other Site. Love it, Love it!
M.L.

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Lori!
It's DAY 2 and I'm still party hopping! I agree with your post today (Saturday) that this was truly a fun and inspiring party!

As for your space, it is absolutely fantastic! Lots of creativity flowing in there!!! Thanks for giving us a peek...I enjoyed my visit!

everything vintage

kandeland said...

Great space! you are sor organized! it looks like a fun place to create! xo natalea

paintinpatti said...

I love your ideas for storage - especially how you disquised the Steralite box with fabric - yummy idea! I wish I would have known about this event - my husband just made me a wonderful creating room! I'm having such a grand time in there! Your room is amazing! I know what you mean about loving to create! I loved seeing your creative space! Hugs, Patti

cindy said...

It's all simply fab! You are so wonderfully organized. Looks like a great spot to create in! :D

-c
yapping cat

Kara Ward said...

Wow...
Love all the little crafts.
Such a beautiful place to creative!

KV Creative Designs said...

Hi,
Love your space! I just want to go through EVERYTHING so I can see all the goodies! Thank you for sharing with us and I hope you will come by and see mine too!

Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Marina Capano said...

I Love your studio!


xoxo

nfaband said...

Wow ... what a gorgeous space to be creative in. I think if I had a space like that I could be more creative. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Her Art Nest said...

Great space.....just love how organized you are! Sometimes I wish I had more shelves. And I love the relaxing colors. ~nan

debi @ life in my studio said...

You have a beautiful studio. Everything is so well organized and arranged. What a wonderful place to scrapbook and craft. tfs

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

I love all the colors and pattern, textures of your space. Thanks for sharing

Marina Capano said...

Hi!
What a cute space you have!
I love your studio room!

xoxo

Simply Susan said...

I *LOVE* your space! You have utilized every corner of space and I just love that in a scrapper ;o)

You have given me some great ideas for my room and gotten some creative juices flowing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for becoming a follower. Hopefully, my site won't be too dull for you. I have also decided to become a follower of yours. We scrappers have to stick together ;o)

debi @ life in my studio said...

Love your studio! It's so nicely organized, and very pretty! tfs

chicroses said...

I have enjoyed looking at your work space. I especially like the tall shelf...thats what I need. You have organized it very neatly...love it. Sally

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am a little late to the party, but better late than never. My daughter, the fashionista, will soon be leaving the nest for her new apartment. I will have the luxury of decorating her old room (specifically the closet) as my creative space. I cannot wait and will incorporate many of the wonderful ideas you have shared here. Thank you.

paperbird said...

You have a wonderful creative space- very well organized. Thanks for letting me peek it has been a wonderful party.

Holly said...

Hello Lori! I am still making my way around to tour creative spaces, so I hope you don't mind my tardiness. Your space is wonderful! I love the way you have everything so organized! Thank you for the tour!

Stephani Gorman said...

So organized! I love your cozy space!!! Thank-you for sharing.
:)Stephani

Michelle (Shell) May said...

What a fun space you have! I can just feel the excitement! Thanks for taking me on the tour! I enjoyed it!
bunny hugs,
shell

Her Art Nest said...

Beautiful creative space for all your creativity! You look so organized!!! Thanks for sharing your space and your lovely artwork. ~Nan