Here’s a tour of my creative space at home. We rarely eat meals at the dinner table, so I can leave my stuff out indefinitely! But, I’ve made everything really portable so I can go on the road easily – I’ll share that tomorrow!
Here’s the overview:

It took me a long time to find an organizational solution that fit my needs. I wanted something that would easily sit on the desktop, have compartments to hold all the little bits and pieces, be easy to store, not take up too much space, but still maximize the space it did occupy. I was also unwilling to pay more than $10! Target to the rescue, with a “junk drawer organizer”, which has two layers of storage space. I LOVE IT!

If you’re new to papercrafting, please don’t let my tools overwhelm you or make you feel as if you need to run out and buy Michael’s entire store. I’ve carefully collected over the past ten years, using 40% off coupons or waiting until 50% off sales, and some of my tools were pilfered from my mom’s crafting collection!


These are the two rubber stamps I use the most, along with my entire collection of acrylic stamps. Yes, they all fit into recycled CD cases, and then into a small tupperware container. With the exception of one set I splurged on for my sister-in-law’s baby shower, I found all my stamp sets for $1 at either Michael’s, JoAnn, or even Big Lots.

I store card blanks, cards-in-progress, and finished cards in my mom’s old recipe box. 

Hope you’ve enjoyed the short tour of my personal space!