California Art Girl {Richele Christensen} and Blog Hop Day Two

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!

Prize 1 - OrganizeMOre

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.RicheleChristensen_Studio1

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.



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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!

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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

And finally – just a reminder that our Silhouette Portrait giveaway will close at midnight tonight!  Check out our original post to enter!



40 thoughts on “California Art Girl {Richele Christensen} and Blog Hop Day Two”

  1. This is a fantastic studio. I would love to know how you organized the rest of the cabinets and drawers. Great choice of a room with all of the natural lighting.

  2. Well this room has really and truly put my little 3×2 metre room to shame, lol. Oh my giddy aunt, I love that drawer with all the tags in it! Ohhhhhh and how organised all your dies are! I just love it all. Its a beautiful room. You are a very lucky girl Richele. Thank goodness for Ikea or my room wouldn’t have a pick of furniture in it as we don’t have Michaels or a Home Depot in Northern Ireland! Lee x

  3. Wow, so very nice! I have a small room which makes it hard to organize. But looking at your methods gave me some pretty good ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow, this gets a “HOLY CRAP!” From me! I love the whole space! When can I come over and help you get it messy??? Will you help me re-do my room?? Lol

  5. I just recently redid my scrapbook space. My space is small because I share the room with hubby but I love it. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win the marker storage.

  6. Wow! What an amazing space and all those lovely products so practically stored. Thank you for helping to develop my dream space.

  7. I do believe your studio is one of the most thought out organized ones that I have ever seen. If I had a spot like this ~ I don’t think I would ever leave! I have saved your pics for reference with the hopes that one day I too will have a special haven just like this. Thanks for sharing your space.

  8. Love your space Richele. This is my first time to this blog and finding so many great ideas. Thanks for the send over.

  9. What a GREAT guest to have on your blog hop! I just love Richele’s style and of course her studio is AWESOME!! I literally work in a “dungeon” with no organization, no natural light and it’s cold! I aspire to have a real creative space or studio one day and having great organizational ideas presented in this fabulous blog–Definitely Helps!!

  10. Beautiful space. Can you share what type of inserts you used to organize the drawers in your Alex cabinet? It looks like it fits perfectly. Thanks.

  11. Love this room wish I could afford to make my spare room a scrapbooking room. Love, love, love it. Any suggestions on where I can find affordable furniture. Please help!

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