The Studio Pictures...Finally!

OMG! This might be the longest post in the history of my blog, I took a bunch of pictures, it would probably have been easier to just do the video, but at least this way you can check it out better. Jeff says he'll help with a video.

Added since original...I have updated some pictures as the years go by.

Ya ready?

Here we go...I will update it from time to time as I add or change things around, but I will leave the original pictures, I know I like to look back at the changes, hope you do too.

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This is that cute little jewelry box thing I got at one of the antique stores, it holds tons of stuff.

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Each side swings out, it is supposed to hold necklaces, but one side has my brayers and the other side...

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...holds lanyards from my 12 years as a Demonstrator.

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One drawer holds my classic ink refills, one holds craft, the other drawers have miscellaneous things.

Table by door

Updated 2020 - this is the cute little table that sits by the door now. I love all my word signs.

Updated: I actually don't have the black dresser in my studio anymore (now it holds jewelry in my bedroom), once I found this hutch to replace the red shelf

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Updated 2020 - the hutch has changed over the years too. Changed out some knobs and decor, and have a lot of Rae Dunn on it now.


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The red shelf (see hutch above, it looks way different now), it has display stuff and you can see some of my antique finds on it. The little stool on the right is where I sit to sew, I just move it over when I need it.  I might find somethig that can sit underneath the cutting table bench but for now it works. Plus it's nice to have a stepping stool in here.

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Remember these from before? My dress form, and my fun tier display.  I put 3-D stuff on it that has been on my shelf for a while.

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Ok we'll start on this side of the room...

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This cabinet houses my 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock, in the file cabinet, Mark built it into the cupboard, above it is just binders and like typewriter paper, and my decor element stencils. The bigger cabinet houses my shipping boxes above my 12x12 cardstock and DSP storage. I can't tell you how much I love having my 12x12 paper stored like this, now I know what I have.

Wanna see how magical this cupboard is? Open Sesame!!!

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The 12x12 paper swings out and behind it is...

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...my class chairs, class totes, and my workshop catalog totebag...is that not the coolest thing ever?

Then when it is closed it is like this:

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It latches shut inside.

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I like to call this my cutting wall, it has my sewing machine, my big shots and dies, my paper cutters, etc.

Updated 1/4/2014 - now it looks like this, plus we replaced the old a/c unit so I put a cute mirror shelf there instead:

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Cutting station

Updated 2020 - this did not change too much..I even have the same stool....ha!

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The cabinet behind my card spinner holds my shipping supplies, my scale and envelopes and stuff.  I don't need to get into it during class, so the card spinner in front of it is no big deal.

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The other two cabinets hold my Big Shots, my dies, and folders and stuff.  Jeff is going to add one more shelf to each side, I will then lay down my Bigz XL and will have more room for more dies. I'll just add a new label to the other end.

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Underneath the sewing machine side are two drawers, this drawer holds class stuff, like empty embellishment containers, stamp boxes, sewing supplies, heat guns, glue guns, and clearance rack stuff I use for door prizes, and or hostess gift packaging. The drawers are huge and come out pretty far.

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This drawer holds my workshop tote bags, it is nice to have a place for all my SU! stuff in my studio so I don't have to get stuff out of the guest room.  I figure with all this space if I don't have a spot for it, I don't need it right?

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Underneath the paper cutter side Mark made me a file folder size drawer and I keep all my cardstock scraps in here, alphabetically. That is how I have everything, cardstock, inks, stamp sets. Before I cut a big piece of paper I always check here first and you would be amazed at how much paper you save doing it this way.

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The drawer under that is files and also my cello bags and ziplock baggies.

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This is just the garbage pail, my Carl cutter, and my little white board things for when I take pics of my cards for my blog.  I remember years ago when I was designing what I wanted my room like and I had initially wanted a hole in the counter by the cutter so you could just sweep the garbage inside, but once I got a look at my gorgeous counters I was no way cutting a hole in them, so this works just great being right there.

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This is my desk where I do all my stamping.  You can see my tv, and you can also see the desk organizer thing that I painted and shabby chic'ed up. My mason jar with my hand sanitizer in it...ha!


Updated 2020, same desk just have different things on it. Plus now my computer is on my desk.

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Here is my wall with the old style punches, on the IKEA towel bars.  The ink pads are on a plastic storage dealie I got years and years ago from Office Max.

Updated this looks way different too, since I don't have anymore of the black old style punches, now this hangs on the wall.

Letter tray

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Here is my fun fun fun chandelier, and the water heater is hidden behind the fake cabinet. Cool eh?


Here are my punches now and my letter box tray is way more filled.

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This is lovingly known as the embellishment wall.  It is also my computer area and stamp set cupboard too.

Back wall of studio again

Updated 2020, not tons have changed since the original.

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Can I tell you how much I love these cupboards with the glass fronts? Beautiful!

Embellishment cupboard

Updated 2020, I still love my embellishment cupboard.

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Here's one side. I love the old radio, it matches the room perfectly. It was my Poppa's. It works but needs to be grounded, I had it on one day and when I would touch it I would feel funny, and I told Jeff "hey touch the radio, it feels funny" and he was like "you are getting shocked!"...Ha! No sense no feeling he tells me.  So I just look at it and we don't plug it in. See all my pretty jars that I have been showing you all these times?

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I love how I can just see what I need and get it.

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Here's the other one. My license plate, we only need one in AZ so this is my second one.  The fun chicken cup and saucer from Kim when she came to visit.  I love the Mrs. Beetons book of Household Management, you should read some of the things in there.

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Now the one cupboard has been almost taken over by my Walking Dead collection of goodies.

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My smooch spritz in the antique glass flower frog from my BFF Tracy.

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My egg basket with some fake eggs, I love it in here.  See my beautiful chicken toothpick holder? That was Tracy's cutie patootie hubby's Mums.  I love it.

Updated 2020, the basket of eggs are in the landry room now.

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My glitter and embossing powder spinner rack.  I didn't find what I wanted at IKEA so I went to a few places and settled on this spice rack from Target.  I just emptied out the spices into baggies if I didn't already have a jar to fill in my cupboard...what the heck is Savory and Herbs Provence?? So then I just filled them with my glitters and ep, tied on a bow and presto...neat eh? What do you think Ellie?

Updated 2020, I don't have that many embossing powders anymore and they are in sistema containers.

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Above my computer is old SU! catalogs, workshop wow dvd's, Stamp & Scrap University books, idea portfolios and stuff of that nature.  I could never get to them before, and now they are right there at my fingertips.

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To the right of that cupboard and above my printer is where I keep copy paper, mad money, my camera and cord sit in the blue strainer, and I have cards and stuff in the forget me not keepers.

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This is the stamp set cabinet (the retired ones I have kept are on the bottom shelf) as well as class stuff, door prize ticket pail, door prize filled collander, garbage pails, towels, and scrub pads, stampin mist bottles, baby wipes (that I swear I have bought more as a Demonstrator then I ever did for Eric's butt).

Stamp set cupboard

Updated 2020, this cabinet looks a lot emptier because the size of the stamp set box has gotten way smaller and we don't have the wood blocks anymore.

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Everything has a place.  It makes my anal-ness so happy.

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So back behind where I sit and under the embellishment cupboard is more storage, the tins are miscellaneous stuff.

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These two baskets hold my ribbon, the one on the bottom holds my wheels and cartridges.

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One of the drawers to the right of the cupboard holds my snail, glue dots, dimensionals, sticky strip etc. and my inspiration book.

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I hope you are not bored yet...we are almost done.  This drawer holds envelopes.

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This is just watercolor paper and scraps, Simply Adorned boxes, and my to-do box,things I want to blog, paperwork that needs to be done.  The other drawers just hold miscellaneous stuff.

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I love this big one under my computer.  I can open up my catalog fully while it is in the drawer and enter my orders, and the catalog is not cluttering up my desk. It holds tons of stuff, letting me keep my desk area relatively clean.

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This is the computer area, printer, the wall of us!

Recorded video station

Updated 2020, this is now where I pre-record my videos, I still have a wall of us.

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Tracy gave me this a few years ago for displaying cards, but now I am using it for my to-do kinda list.  I write down what needs to be done and then I clip it up.  It is out of the way and it won't get lost.  Cool eh?

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Here is the infamous punch box. I love it.  Beside it is a basket with a fake ivy, it hides the water dealie that is supossed to be for like a soft water thing. I love my red angel and my SU! Statement of the Heart stamp.

Updated 1/4/2014, Jeff added undercounter lights so it is way  nicer, I also have a second drink bottle crate for more punches.


Oops, I forgot to show the classroom area, it's basically in my studio, but here's a picture...I should update this picture too, but would have to totally clean my whole studio....ha!

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There are three class tables, and I can seat 12 comfortably, so lots of room for you to come to class, I hope to see you soon!

Panoramic shot or studio front door

Updated 2020, this has probably changed the most. I no longer have classes in the studio, I do online and virtual only. So Jeff made me an amazing farm country table.

Decorated bench table front

He also built me this amazing bench table as well.

Two tables

They look amazing, and go so well with the hutch.

Also about 8 years ago maybe? We epoxyed the floor so it almost looks like carpet from afar, it is so easy to keep up...but hard to find stuff if you drop it...ha!

I think that's it...thanks for sticking it out with me the whole time while it was getting done listening to me moan and groan, and worry, it was definitley worth it.

If you wanna see how it looked before (I was gonna do before and after pics in the post and that would have been even longer). If you go to my blog and in the left colomn it will say Check out my Stamping Studio, if you click on that you can see the old pictures, I'll leave them up for a few days and then I'll go in and add the updated ones.

I'll leave you with these scrabble tiles I have been sitting out. I change them once in a while...these ones connect...

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...see the rest?

Well I think by now, you are ready for lunch, so I'll say have an amazing Friday and thanks so much for stopping in!

Added since original post:  A few questions,

How big is the room? The room is our 2 car garage converted so it is 20x20

How much did it cost? Sorry this one I am not going to answer, I don't want you to be mad that I don't. I think this is a personal question. If I told, some people would say I spent too much, I didn't spend enough, or stuff like that. This was all made custom for me so that would make the cost be different then standard cabinets you get at a hardware store, so without seeming mean, please understand if I don't answer this one, on here or even privately. OK?

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