I'm linking with the annual 'Where Bloggers Create' hosted by Karen Valentine at My Desert Cottage. Karen is also my blog designer so if you are inspired by what she's done for me, I'm sure she'd be happy to help you too.
When visiting other participants, you're going to see some fabulous well decorated studios but where I create is in a corner of our unfinished basement. Above is an overview of the area. My husband hung florescent lights over my work area and there are lights on the ceiling as well.
I take advantage of the coupons at Michael's to buy storage items like boxes for my paper and to store finished cards in by theme. Rolls and boxes of ribbon and a small area with miniature clothes pegs where I hang stamped cards with glitter to dry. The petite boxes are from a Stampin' Up die and they are perfect for treats or table gifts.
I started making cards with Stampin' Up so never used copics and often prefer to use a collection of artist's coloured pencils. The magnifying lamp helps with the fine colouring; a number of cling stamps are stored in binders on a shelf.
Punches, heat embossing supplies, my flower press, glue gun and labeller are kept on a metal storage unit of shelves.
When our daughter had a new kitchen put in I received one of her old bottom cupboard units to utilize. Stamps are kept in the drawers and the open cupboard below. On top are my dies, BigKick machine and paper cutter with a couple of containers of designer papers. The best thing Stampin' Up came out with is the magnetic bottom for running dies through the BigKick.
A small sampling of some of my cards - I don't always remember to photograph what I make.
From the previous parties I've been inspired to dress up containers with ribbon or lace and most of all, keep my area well organized. I'll be jotting down ideas again this year.
Pinterest is invaluable for crafters and I found a template for making a lace holder card, and a ribbon maker which my husband put together for me.
The little painted peat pot has a nest from the Graphics Fairy, French Milled Soap eggs from an Etsy shop and the idea was copied from another blogger. (unfortunately I don't remember who to give them credit)I hope you've enjoyed the tour of my corner crafting studio and I wish to thank Karen for hosting.