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Thursday, June 16, 2011

i-Space with Cari Locken




Hi there! I’m excited to share my space with you today as I spend many, many hours here. It’s my happy, creative, time alone space (for the most part!)

It’s not overly large in any way but I’ve managed to find places for everything. Although regular purging sessions are still necessary as space is limited and I could never use up all that I’ve accumulated.

Here’s where I sit & create for hours.

My desk and the cupboard above and beside my desk are from Ikea. The cupboard store some business folders, class projects, all my computer disks/photos and Bazzill cardstock. The baskets above the cabinets hold my collection of mini albums, items to alter, cards that I’ve made, ribbon (that I don’t always use), acrylic blocks and stamping inks (that I use for classes).

The cabinet beside my desk holds my computer and photo paper, paints, stamping inks, ribbon boxes (yes I have quite a bit), tins of Maya Road chipboard & embellishments and Coluzzle templates.

(above: white storage boxes are from Ikea)

(I have found that storing my ribbon this way has helped me to use more of it because I can sift through the various colors so much easier).

The storage unit under my desk holds all of my punches. Each drawer holds different sizes.

The bookshelf behind my chair stores my magazines, my Cricut Expression and cartridges, my basket of adhesives (that I can just leave on my desk when working or swing around to reach an item when I need it), some tiny cats eye ink pads , baskets hold product for various manufacturers that I’m on, flowers on the top shelf and some little projects I’ve made that I display.

My white Rubbermaid storage containers:

1n one complete set stores a lot of my Imaginisce product (chipboard, stickers, rub-ons, ribbons, stamps, imaginisce tools & accessories, flowers. The bottom 2 drawers hold some American Crafts Thickers and all my plastic bags that I use for teaching.

Another set holds a bunch of my Canadian Scrapbooker supplies.

The last continaer stores my sewing stuff, more stamps and glues, glitter powders & embroidery floss.

Above these units I have a basket that holds all of my mists & sprays and some mini albums that I’ve made.

The other white storage unit that I have in my room is where I store all of my Core’dinations cardstock (on the bottom shelves).

In the drawers I’ve put metals embellishments, brads, ribbon (that I use for teaching), stamps (myStampBox) and chipboard alphas.

And the messy area is my closet (so I’m glad I have doors to close it off) is where I store all of my patterned papers.

In the wide white boxes are my Cuttlebug embossing folders and Spellbinders dies, some fabric & felts, older chipboard alphas & embellishments. And as you can see some other things get stored in there as well.

So there you have it. Thanks for taking a peek into my creative space.

I'd love it if you would take a moment to stop by my blog (as I've done a bit of housekeeping over there the last week) and have a little give-away in honor of my scrappy space! So please leave a comment here on this blog post and over at my blog and I'll enter your name is a draw for a chance to win some goodies!

Cari ;)

55 comments:

Stacy H-W said...

Looks cool Cari! Inspiring!

bujgirl said...

wow, what a functional room you have. I love your ribbon box idea. Thanks for sharing.

Fifi said...

What an amazing room, I always like a look into other peoples spaces

Alanna said...

Wow Cari! Love it!! :)

Kimberli said...

Your room is fabulous, I love how organized you are!!

Denise said...

Love your room! Thanks for sharing some ideas with us!
DeniseB

sweetlilscrapper said...

lovely craft space - you are lucky!

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Lucy said...

Why can't I be as neat and organized as you???

Amanda said...

This is awesome!! TFS!

jrugg said...

Great room-thanks for sharing your space!

Donna said...

Wow! Who wouldn't love spending hours in this room??? comopark@roadrunner.com

Thebug415 said...

Everything is so neat and tidy! LOVE IT!

Annette said...

Awesome craft space..you know that is a FUN place to hang out...

Michelle said...

You have a wonderful room Cari!! Lot of beautiful projects come out of there! :)

seashell said...

love your space! and that window with all that light is great!

{VICKI} said...

love your space
thanks for the chance to win

mimisimon said...

Wish my space were as organized as yours.

Sue D said...

Great creative space--functional yet beautiful. Mine is in the basement and is functional but not beautiful.
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Allison Orthner said...

Fantastic room Cari!!! Maybe I'll get to see it "live" sometime :) Thanks for sharing your tips!!

Me, Myself and I.... said...

Love your room!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Lisa P said...

Love your fabulous space! Makes me want to go fix up mine :)

Brett said...

Wow, your space is great! I love it!

sandra said...

Thanks for sharing your space Cari!

Erica Hettwer said...

Love your space, Cari!

Kim said...

LOVE YOUR SPACE!! Thanks BUNCHES for sharing! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Iris said...

Thanks for sharing your crafting space. Very impressive. Iris

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Kathy said...

What a great space, Cari, and it looks pretty good sized to me! Of course, you have organized it well and maximized it for storage and efficiency! Thanks for sharing it with us here!

McVic said...

Great space!! Love the basket with tiers that hold your minis! Love all the storage!
kacee
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

Debbie Garcia said...

If only my room would be this organized.

Tona said...

Love your crafty space!

Andrea Amu said...

Great space, Cari!!

Cherie said...

I love looking at the spaces!! What great inspiration. I love the light from the window. I am sure it is relaxing to be in a nice organized bright space! Thanks for sharing!

Ange said...

Wow, and umm wow!

Melissa D. said...

That is my dream room! Lucky you! Thank you for showing your storage systems!

Angie said...

Cari I love your space, you have inspired me to get moving on my own scrappy place!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

beautiful room! i love the way you decorated it too! Thanks so much, and loved your blog too!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

Kathy said...

Love your space! Thanks for sharing all your organized storage solutions!

mommyof5kidz said...

LOVE your space!!!

st_mccall said...

What can I say!!!! WOOOOOW!!!! What a faboulous space! Thanks for sharing your storage ideas!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing your space with us!! I can't wait to see what you create next!! =) Have a FABULOUS DAY!! Thanks for the chance to win!! =)

Lezlye said...

What an Awesome Space... I hope to someday be as organized as you are!

Amy said...

What a fun and inspiring space! Thanks for sharing it!

Amy said...

Love your space. I love that big window that lets in all the light and all your cute baskets up above your cuboards. I left my favorites at my place on your blog.

Jan Garber said...

I aspire to have a space as organized as yours! I'm workingon it, but as fast as I get it cleaned, I start another project! LOL!

Kim said...

Gorgeous space! I need to work on that whole purging concept! LOL

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

What a great space :-) Your so organized! TFS!

Karen W said...

Love your space Cari-it is very inviting! I am in the midst of finishing up my room and I only hope I will be able to remember where I put everything! I have used cube storage with baskets and drawers for punches etc.

Thanks for sharing with us and giving a chance to win a prize!

Kelly Massman said...

Great scrap-room! And, I always enjoy seeing your work! thanks for a chance to win, too!

scrapgranny said...

You have a great 'scrap room'! I need your organizing tips! Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your room!

Btrflywmn said...

Love your room, great storage ideas, thanks for sharing.

v said...

Great space! Altho I hear Rubbermaid is NOT acid free but Sterilite is...not that you're storing paper. I'm just saying:)

~Vanessa W

Carol said...

Fantastic space! Great storage ideas, thank you for sharing!

palaurie said...

Great scraproom, I love it!!! TFS

Moonie said...

beautiful setup you have Cari.. I love to be organised in my room too.. I jsut have a pigsty at the end of my layout but like to have a clean slate for the next one.
Can you tell me the name of your trolleys you have your punches in. I am on the hunt for another one. I have one similar but are so hard to find.xx

Liz said...

I dream to have my own room. I could just get lost in it...
Thanks for sharing

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