Since the day I shared that we were moving from Madison to Tucson, you have been asking about the future of my stamping digs (previously known as the Stampin' Pretty Stamping Zone, now renamed the "Loft"). I thought it was time to provide some snaps of my progress. There are still a few things to be done relating to lighting and artistic touches. However, for the most part, the Zone is up and running.
You'll note some modifications to match the new space dimensions. My paper storage racks (found them on clearance at a craft store in Madison) are side by side vs. stacked. My ink pads and reinkers adore their home in the Stampin' Up! Color Caddy (104355) on the right.
Ribbon is tucked into the hutch above . . . very neat and organized this way. I used to have it on the open shelves. It's very craft-friendly combined with Stampin' Up!'s Ribbon Keepers (Small, 107634; Medium, 107635; Large, 107636). A Stack and Store Caddy (109127) on top of the hutch spins and efficiently shares brads, buttons, and more.
My 12 x 12 clear, stackable paper storage trays house Designer Paper and Textured card stock. You can find them on sale at www.scrapbook.com. They are pretty pricey but fit the bill and will last.
My stamps are organized alphabetically in the hutch. I still keep a
"bible" of images to look them up quickly. The Tabletop Paper Cutter
(106959) and Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) are always ready and
waiting for their next assignment.
I use Ikea Bygel Rails to store my punches. For $1.99 each (21 3/4"), they are a real bargain. There's also a larger size (39 1/4") for $2.99. The shipping is typically more than the cost of the product. If you have an Ikea nearby, save on shipping and grab them at the store.
I confess. I have always pooh poohed recliners. However, these guys are ultra comfy and roomy . . . perfect for blogging on my laptop or watching a movie with my daughter, Caroline. The fireplace will be a delightful indulgence when Tucson cools in fall and winter (it can even snow)!
Can't forget the view! The sun rises over the mountains and it's breathtaking. When it sets in the west, it still casts a gorgeous glow on the mountains. I get to witness a family of quails daily at the seed block below. I hope I never lose the thrill of experiencing such natural beauty.
I'm headed to the Stampin' Up! Convention (my first) in Salt Lake City today (8/4). I plan to be on the look out for fresh and cool stamping ideas and have plenty of paper crafts to share in the mean time, too.