Friday, 23 October 2015

CASology DT Craft Space Tours



On Thursdays and Fridays, CASology is featuring the DT's craft spaces.



I've done this a couple of times before (see the page 'Craft Room' at the top of my page) so I thought I'd just show you a few things I've changed since last time.

The photo above gives you a view of my main workspace. All through my crafting life, I have wanted all my supplies visible and within reach. I didn't want to forget that I had anything! I don't know why, but lately I've been feeling claustrophobic and have been working to get stuff either put away or sold.

The cubby that sits in front of me on my desk has my black inks, blocks, coloured inks, copics, scissors, glues - things that I reach for almost every time I make a card.

I have also taken my laptop off my desk - it takes up space and I find it distracting. 


On my desk is now only one stack of small drawers - from top to bottom - masking supplies, stamp positioning, distress inks (see below) and pre-cut Gina K 120 lb square card bases. Next to that is an old paper organizer with un-cut Gina K cardstock. My MISTI and foam tape are to the right. The bin of stamps and dies on top of the paper organizer is all my Paper Smooches products - handy for my October Guest Designer posts!


The distress inks fit perfectly in this drawer and that makes it easy to take a long when we get together on our stamping days.



 The other major change I've made is to move all my coloured cardstock (I know, it's embarrassing - I'm not buying any more for a long, long time!) under my desk. It gets it out of the direct light and frees up shelf space.




28 comments:

Hannelie said...

Love your space!

Marianne said...

IMO, your craft space perfectly underlines the type of crafter you are: CAS
Love how your distress inks fit so perfectly in the drawers.

Marion said...

I love looking into other's crafty spaces - thanks for sharing Ardyth! I just LOVE all your card stock - I wish I owned that much. It is so pretty. (And I just smiled when I spied a somewhat familiar card on top of your craft shelf ;)

~amy~ said...

Awesome space....I removed my desktop from my desk for awhile...it is such a space hog but here it is back in my room again. Love all your cardstock.

Susanne Vargas said...

Thank you for sharing your updated stamping room! I love it! It looks so clean and organized, just like your cards!

I Card Everyone said...

Well done, Ardyth ... though, one day, I'll get that invitation to come craft with you beauties, and see it for real!
=]

!neke said...

well organized !!!!

Looks great !
Ineke X

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your space, Ardyth! Can I ask where you got your desk? I am looking for a new one soon. Thank you!

Abi said...

What a lovely craft room Ardyth, So clean and neat and well organised. Can I hire you to come do mine?! I particularly love the rainbow of cardstock under the desk, it's beautiful xx

Joyce said...

Fantastic crafting space, Ardyth. Now that I see it, I realize it is exactly what I would expect from you. I am cracking up at all your colored card stock. I don't think I've ever seen you use it.

Kara Lynne said...

I love seeing your crafting space! Organizing and pairing down is a constant process, and you've streamlined so well!

Cat Craig said...

It reminds me of your style of cards, clean and colorful.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I've always felt a kinship with you when it comes to loving things well organized and efficient and this update just thrills me no end, Ardy! I really love the curve on that desk, too!! I'm not sure if you've had it forever and I say the same thing every time, or I just noticed it for the first time. Maybe removing your laptop made it stand out for me? Anyway, love it! Hugs, Darnell

Lindsey said...

So organized and thought-out! I'd like to be you when I grow up. ;)

Lisa said...

Neat and tidy, just the way I like it!! Thanks for sharing with us Ardyth!

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth your craft space is amazing, I know I have been in it. I love the changes you have made and now I am nervous that I am not going to get mine done for my post--eek! Great organizing and Ii hear you about the claustrophobia, but there is none of that here. Beautiful!

wienerhoneymooners said...

I NEED that awesome colored cardstock stash!!!! Wonderful tour!

Petra Swart said...

What a neat and wonderfully organized craft space, Ardyth!!! ...and I thought I had a lot of coloured cs!!!

Lynn said...

Love, love, love seeing your space. I'm with you...desk needs to be clear, but I have to have all my supplies within reach!

Anita in France said...

I enjoyed your last tour so much, Ardyth ... and it's lovely to see the updates you've done. Just my sort of space ... neat, organised, clutter free, inspiring ... just like your cards! A space to aspire to! Hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Melissa said...

I've always admired your craft space, Ardyth! Everything looks so organized and that's something that appeals to me personally! I prefer my craft space somewhat efficient and yours looks like it's just that!!! Love how you have all the bright, cheerful colors of your supplies displayed! :)

Geri said...

Your tidy and organized space nearly sent me into cardiac arrest! The perfect space for all your creative energy to flow freely and create one amazing card after another!

Judy1223 said...

I love your craft space...all that open white space, so perfectly CAS!!! :)

Bobby said...

I love looking and getting ideas from other crafter's rooms. Yours is so neat and appears to be pared down from your original set up, Ardyth. I'm always arranging and rearranging, too.

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Wow, there are definite similarities in the way you and I have arranged our craft things, which you will see next week. I also like the things that I am working with to be in easy reach, and opt for drawers instead of caddies. Unfortunately I can't move my computer monitors, as my craft desk doubles as my work desk. This has been such an interesting journey through everyone's craft spaces. I have absolutely loved it!

Jen W. said...

Have just scrolled through all your old craft room posts. I swear I spend as much time reorganizing my space as I do using it. :) I love the big window in your room and also the clever use of the cutlery drawer organizers - they're perfect!

Tanis Scott said...

That looks exactly like my paper stash, except that mine is in a cabinet. I like to keep everything where I can see it, except the paper so it doesn't fade, and the older wood stamp sets that I rarely use.

Maria A. said...

Hello Ardyth: I apologize for the lateness of this comment, time just ran away from me.
Your crafting space is beautiful as well as functional, I specially like the way you store your colored card stock, and your work table has all the essentials close at hand, you also get lots of natural light, which I think it's best for crafting.
Thank you for the tour, I love it.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.