Let’s give a very warm welcome to Richele Christensen! I love her craft room! And you will too! But first – just a reminder about our blog hop! Check out all of the details here! And make sure you read all today’s entire post – because we have a giveaway from our blog hop sponsor OrganizeMore! Here’s a little sneak peek!
But first, here’s Richele!
I’m a California girl and currently live in the Sacramento area. I have an amazing husband Del and we have two wonderful children. My son KC and his wife Amanda have three amazing kids and that makes me a Grandma. It’s the best! My daughter Ashley and husband Kirk are busy with their carers.
Ever since I was a little girl I have had a love for art, sewing and crafting. Working in the paper craft industry since 2001 has lead me on an unforgettable journey. I currently work with Tim Holtz as his project manager, teaching workshops and blogging.
I’m very fortunate to have a large space in our home for my studio, it has two windows that bring in lots of natural light which I love. When I set up my studio it was important to me that things were easy to find and being organized helps. Also if things are handy I tend to use them more.
The stamp wall in my studio is my favorite, they’re custom made shelves my dad and son made. (You can find similar shelves at Ikea). They hold my wood stamps, inks, paints and products I use frequently. The modular cabinets below the shelves are from Michael’s. The drawers come in many configurations so they work for almost everything like tags, dies, stamps, and other miscellaneous things.
The tools on my work table are in a silverware caddy I picked up at a kitchen organizing store. You just never know when you’ll see something that will be perfect for your studio, like this antique stamp holder is prefect for all my craft tools.
This magnetic board hangs on the side of my cabinet and holds all my Movers ‘n Shapers dies and is available from Ikea.
1. What kind of budget did you have when organizing your space?
I didn’t really have a budget but I tried to be economical. Most of the furniture has come from Ikea, Michael’s and Home Depot. My room has evolved as time has gone by. I recently moved into a larger space in my home and because my space is organized with modular elements they fit right into my new space perfectly.
2. What was your greatest challenge?
The biggest challenge in my studio was having things I use all the time handy. Since I use my Distress Inks, Paints and Stains all the time I store them on a shelf right behind my work area.
3. Are you a “organize it once” kind of girl, or are your storage solutions constantly evolving?
I love to organize my “stuff”. I think you can always improve upon it. My favorite cabinet is the Alex from Ikea. It hold a ton of stuff.
4. What is one thing you’d like to improve about your storage/organization?
That’s a tough one. Im pretty happy with my space but I think having pull outs in my large cabinets would make it easier to find things.
There are so many things about Richele’s room I love, but I have major envy over that drawer full of organized tags and her colorful distress ink wall! What about you? Make sure to visit Richele at California Art Girl. Thank you, Richele for sharing your space with us!
And now on to today’s blog hop prize! Our blog hop sponsor OrganizeMore is giving away a 48 Marker Organizer in white! To enter, use the Rafflecopter below!
And just in case you need it – here’s the list of places to hop on over to!
Rebecca - Scrapista
Lisa - My Paper Tales
Hazel - Play As You Go
Laura - Laura’s Crafty Life
Noelle - Paper & Ice
Cicily - Pink Dalmatian Scrapper