Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Where I create

Welcome to my creating place! I love to be in this room, and I hope you enjoy a a little glimpse into my studio.

Well, I make (Scripture) greeting cards - lots of greeting cards - too many styles of greeting cards - way too many styles! So, what's a girl to do with all of them before they are sold or sent? This has plagued me for 10+ years. FINALLY! Just recently I ordered a floor-standing, spinning rack that holds 84 cards! FINALLY! I have a place to put them all so I can see what I have in stock while working on more! This has been a wonderful addition to my studio and my life.

Here is another addition - a wall mounted bungy cord that holds 10 cards; styles that are a work in progress hang here close to my work area. So, I now have two great, new additions to my studio!

A little bling on the corner of my desk - kind of hard to see, but some of these items will be on my "soon to be advertised" website - interesting picture frames, nickle items, etc. It's nice to have pretty things sitting out to enjoy while working, don't you agree?

Shown next is a very important piece of furniture in my studio - this metal-topped table is one of my favorite things and I've had it for years. It's a great height; I stand at it to do a lot of paper cutting for my cards as well as other projects. It is actually a kitchen island on casters. Love it! (Notice my fabulous Santa keeping watch over things! I found him in Wichita, KS, a couple of years ago and he is always hanging somewhere in my house - he's just too wonderful to pack away! His beard is about four feet long.)

Below is a set of metal, snap-together shelves that hold lots of stuff. I also make Scripture pictures and needed more shelving to store extra product. These shelves are from the Container Store. I live upstairs and needed something I could manage alone. They are 17 1/2 inches deep, easy to snap together and no help needed! They can also be added to and come in different depths and witdths-sturdy, yet light. I highly recommend them!

Not very glamorous, but there is a walk-in closet in my studio, and I lined all three walls in brackets and adjustable shelving from Home Depot. This closet holds all my paper, cardstock, ribbons, embellishments and assorted (necessary) junk. Shown here is just one wall-the other two are crammed, also.

Thanks for visiting My Song Within. I hope you got an idea or two! See you at your blog! For more creative ideas go to the "Where Bloggers Create" party at

Blessings,
Jayne

32 comments:

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Wonderful room!!! Great storage ideas! I love your photos!

Shannon

Terri said...

The spinning rack was a great solution ..great creative space!

Liberty said...

Very cool ideas and your storage areas are so neat. Thanks for showing us.

Blessings,
Linda

zandra said...

So glad you joined the party so I could find you! Great Space! Thanks, for sharing! Hugz, Z

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey Chickadee!
Great way to organize! love the wall organization!!
Big mermaid hugs

toodles-
sarah

Debra said...

Neat space and creative storage. I love your table too! I wish mine had a metal top!

Claudia said...

Perfectly organized and it looks like a wonderful space! You must be thrilled with that spinning card rack! It is perfect for you!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello,

Your studio is so well organized. How I wish I only worked in one area of design!

Please come by to take a peek at my studio in progress..as in the remodeling stage....I just couldn't pass up being in this event so I could enjoy all the beauty and inspiration that is being shared.

See ya soon,
Stephanie

Becca said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing :)

Vee said...

It looks like an amazing room! Your system for organizing your card creations is also impressive!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Lovely to see such a setting as this! Blessings dear.

Kara Ward said...

I love the way you hung your treasures...clever, clever.

LiLi M. said...

Thanks for touring me around, have a lovely day!

Lori said...

You have a very nice creative space! I love the bungee cord idea---I just might have to try that!

Lynn Stevens said...

great find for your cards ! a lovely space to create!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

You are so organized. And look at all of those cards it makes me want to get to work. Come over and visit my studio at:

http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/01/stitches-by-sturman-studio-makeover.html

I am lovin' this party!!!!

Rebecca said...

What an amazing space my friend! I'm soooo happy to visit and see just where you create!

Thanks so much for sharing wiht us all!

Hugs, Rebecca

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Jayne! Your studio is wonderful. I like how you have organized your cards. Thank you so much for coming to my party. You've really helped make it a success!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a creative way to store your pretty cards!
We have one of those revolving racks that my dh stores all his paperbacks on in our library/computer room!
I didn't get my studio photographed for this event, but I am having a giveaway on my blog this weekend for "Christmas in July". Stop by if you like PINK! :)
~Becca~

Natasha said...

Oh, your sweet Santa is darling! I can understand you not wanting to part with him. What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

Enjoy the party!

Warm Wishes,

Natasha
www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

Gail said...

Jayne,
Thanks so much for sharing your creative space, it's lovely and you have such great ideas! The use of the spinning rack to house your cards makes so much sense! We had a card store go out of business in our town and I bought one of those spinning racks for my daughter's room for her books, it's worked out really well. That was before I had my studio, otherwise I probably would have bought a lot more!!
Cheers,
Gail

Connie said...

It's lovely, sugar. Great place to "inspire" you!
xoxo,
Connie

Klick36 said...

Thanks so much for sharing...
Dancingly, Denise
www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

Miss Sandy said...

Great card storage for your handmade greeting cards. Your space looks so efficient and organized, a great place to create. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Jayne I would love to sit and look at each and ever single card you have made! Wow! I mean Wow! What a fabulous collection! Thanks for sharing!
bunny hugs,
shell

Penny said...

Just Love your Studio. So well organized and efficient. Yikes even your storage areas are neat.
Hugs,
Penny

paintinpatti said...

How wonderful that you found the racks for your cards! I love scripture, and I love cards! A perfect thing to create!

Charmaine @ randalswife said...

Very nice space! I love the card holders and the little card easel (that's what it was, right?). I think I have to check out your store now.

Charmaine @ randalswife said...

What it's not up yet?? I want that little easel!

paperbird said...

You have a wonderful organized creative space. I adore the spinning rack.

BellaRosa said...

What a great studio, I love all your storage ideas. If one day I have my studio even 1 tenth as organized as yours I will be a lucky duck :) Rose

Molly Alexander said...

What a beautiful creative space you have - I love all of your organizational ideas (I might have to borrow a few!). Thanks for sharing your workspace!

:-) Molly