24 February, 2014

Studio Monday: New Shelf

First off, I wanted to say how sorry I am for not updating my blog daily. I'm on some pretty evil antibiotics and I haven't been able to craft because I've been in a lot of pain.
The new feature in my space is a new shelf for my... well, shelf. Mike and I built this shelf for my stamps. Originally my stamps hung from a metal rod underneath the shelves, but I didn't like that way and got bins. Thing is, see all that space there above the bins? "Wasted space" is NOT in my vocabulary. Plus, as you can see to the right, I have the Dylusions sprays that need a home (on my Copic shelf is NOT a home) and my Distress Inks are nearly inaccessible on the side of the shelf as they are. I can't see them stuffed in the corner like that.

Mike said he had enough wood for one shelf, so I picked the lower shelf for these mixed media items. I figured I could stack my Distress Inks instead of having them in the Media Styx since they didn't fit on the front edges of my shelf. In realising that, however, I had to do something with the foam pads that I stored at the bottom of the ink pad.
Seeing that I needed a new storage system I went to the Ranger site and printed out a chart of all the colours really large onto two sheets. It took me a while, but I used the pads to colour the squares and then used bits of velcro to stick the pad to the paper. I then slid each sheet into a page protector so that they're protected. It'll be nice and easy to pick out a colour and go with it when I need one.
Here you can see my shelf all set up. In the very back of the new shelf I put some punches. Mostly border punches that I use, but don't use often. I needed the space for them. They've been in one of the teal bins in my Expedit cubes. I don't like them there, so the shelves are needed. In front I stacked my Distress Inks and lined up my Dylusions as well. I've toyed with the idea of moving the washi spinner up to that shelf, maybe stacking the Distress Inks higher, but I'm not quite sure. This is how it is for now and I guess I'll just have to see how it goes when I start to make things. So far, I think it just looks better!

I hope you liked the look at all the pretty colours this Monday, have a great day!

Stay Crafty!


  1. Love it, and yes, I did enjoy looking at the pretty colours :)

  2. Hope you're feeling better today. I love the new shelf!


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