I hope you all had a great weekend. It’s Cicily with another Studio tour. I met Samantha of ScrapMaster’s Paradise when I applied for her Design Team a while back (no I didn’t make it :-() and I fell in love with her blog and store. She recently moved and set up her all new studio. She agreed to share some behind the scenes pictures and details on how she not only crafts but runs a retail store out of her space.
I think we share a favorite color!
I love this behind the desk pic!
Lots of storage and organization going on along these 2 walls.
Samantha has her own line of stamps and she recently started carrying binder storage for the stamps. I immediately inquired about this shelving since it’s so perfect. Wouldn’t you know, it’s Ikea! here’s the link.
I also was curious about her ribbon storage and it was custom-made by her hubby!
This is her Closet-Office! If you place an order, now you know where it came from! Oh and she used patterned paper to coordinate and make her plastic storage a little more interesting.
Thanks Sami for sharing your crafty business space with us!
Good morning! I’m thinking you are going to love today’s guest post! Here’s Genevive!
I’m Genevive Badilla – Rulona, a Filipino based in Singapore, wife to my very supportive and loving husband Benjo Rulona, and mom of two adorable boys Rujim and Miguel. I am a teacher by profession but motherhood and scrapbooking changed my career plans. I am now a busy stay-at-home-mom, taking care of my boys, maintaining my online craft store, ThoughtfulCrafts.
Welcome to my “happy place”. So thankful to my dear husband for approving and supporting my hobby and passion to the point that he allowed me to use part of our dining area as my studio. I used to be in this room but I decided to shift outside so I can use the bigger table when I have workshops (yes I conduct a class of four here!), but more than that, I like to see my kids while doing my stuff and they won’t think their Mommy is hiding in her room all the time haha..
1. What kind of budget did you have when organizing your space?
We are just renting this house so all the things you can see in my craft room are movable and temporary. As much as possible I don’t want to spend too much on storage. Apart from the fact that I am quite a stingy person haha! But I feel so blessed to be able to work as scrapbooking instructor and design team at Made With Love, a local scrapbooking store and so most of my stuff are freebies or bought using our DT vouchers on top of huge discounts during sales! My greatest splurge so far is whenever I go to Ikea where I practically get anything white — from the white billy book case to white baskets and boxes. I also like to go to Cash Converters (a second hand store in Singapore) where I got these glass containers to hold my buttons and flowers…
2. What was your greatest challenge?
I must turn the lights on when I work and I must go outdoors to take photos of my projects. So when I will have my own place someday, that’s the first thing I must keep in mind!
3. Are you a “organize it once” kind of girl, or are your storage solutions constantly evolving?
I think I’m an “organize as I go” kind of girl and yes my storage solutions constantly evolve. There are times when in the middle of creating something, I just think of an organizing Idea and I do it right there and then. Like when I thought of this twine basket. I was cutting some dress form die-cuts for a project when I just thought using it as twine spools. It turned out cute 🙂
4. What is one thing you’d like to improve about your storage/organization?
If we will be blessed to have our own place in God’s time, I would like the wall to be painted white instead of orange, I will get rid of those boxes under my work table (by using up those papers fast!) and think about a better way to organize my punches.
… see my son’s art work on the wall 🙂
… latest projects on a, this was a grocery basket given by a friend last Christmas 🙂
…out of sight, out of mind. I use washi tapes all the time and I believe it’s because they are right in front of me when I create.
…putting up this shelves was a fun experience for me. I felt like I was altering a giant printer’s tray 🙂
… I put all my dies at the bottom because they are heavy. These bookcases will curve over time when you put heavy stuff on them.
… those white boxes hold my ribbons and embellishments.
I really do love Genevive’s room! It’s perfect! And I love that it’s not hidden away, but in plain sight so she can still interact with her family! Be sure to visit Genevive’s blog for more details about how she works!
I found this great blog thru Pinterest and wanted to share this amazing craft room. Paper Lust is the craft room of Briana Johnson, a well published crafter (her crafty resume is an inspiration!). After checking out her room I have “scrapbook-room lust” going on.
I’ll start with this amazing idea, which is what grabbed my attention on Pinterest! These are large Ziploc bags that hold her kits using pants hangers. Perfect if you have a closet in your room. Do I have your attention now?…you won’t be disappointed.
Making the best use of her space, she added these floating shelves on a difficult wall, creating tons of storage & a great visual of her goodies! If you’re like me, what you don’t see you tend to not use. The secret to the great stamp & punch display is tiered metal spice rack shelving.
Briana really uses every space to her advantage, even underneath the desk. Most of her storage comes from Ikea.
Check out Paper Lust for more details on some of her specific craft storage ideas. I can’t wait to share some of them with you!