Nice & Neat.

It took all weekend, but it’s done. Check it out! The area around my iMac is cleared off, the counter can actually be seen, and the printer looks like a printer and not just a huge heap of discarded assignments and junk mail! Still need to hang a shelf above the basket of stuff that needs to be sorted, but that’ll get done this week. I’m good with the whole area as it is now.

PS for Beate: I’m finally finished with Season 2 of the House DVDs you let me borrow. I am going to buy my own copies so you can have yours back!

Our old butcherblock kitchen table was repurposed when we redid the floors in this room. It used to be in the center of the room, and an ancient refinished (lots of “re” here!) pie safe hugged this wall. It was really dark and really heavy, but it held a LOT of stuff, so I used it. Mike put up new storage and shelves as a Valentine gift. I think he was just tired of how dark the cupboard made the room. . . plus with the table in the center of the room, there was not much room left!

I love that the stuff I use most often is right in front of me, and other stuff is more easily accessable, too. All this work was worth it.


I have two of these paper sorter thingees from Office Max, and used to have both out in the open. I ended up putting the other one in the closet along with my 12×12 solid cardstock storage and other stuff. The bookshelf underneath has bins to house Cuttlebug dies, more tins, Xyron stuff, magazines, and just more stuff. Boxes at the top hold CDs and DVDs and more stuff.


Now these, these I love. We bought 11 of the storage cubes from Target, and spent Friday night and Saturday morning putting them together. I love that they are so clean and store so much! They replaced two big Iris carts and then some. I was able to pull a ton of stuff from the closet to store here. Now my 12×12 patterned paper is sorted and easily accessable. And now, I can see that I really *don’t* need to buy any more tins at the Target dollar spot. One cupboard is full of them, and there’s another box full in the closet!


Once the room was clean, we had to attack a project, naturally! Chan needed to do a book report of some sort, and chose to create a diorama. Can you tell which book he read? The dragon’s suspended over the shoe box. It’s a hinged box, and everything was situated so that it could fold up for transport. Vellum wings and stickles on the dragon’s wings, primas in the field. . . . Yep, it was a great weekend!

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  1. Jackie in NC
    Posted February 25, 2007 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely and inspiring place to create!

  2. Posted February 25, 2007 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Man oh Man, can I come play in your room?!! And… will you come help me put mine together??? I am still in the process of unpacking it!! Love everything about your room. I love all the bright colors and it just says “sit and stamp with me!” all over it!!!

  3. pjbstamper
    Posted February 25, 2007 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    can I just buy one plane ticket so your hubby can fix my stamping space or do I need to buy 2 so you can come, too?

  4. Posted February 25, 2007 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Jenn your room looks awesome! Love the bright happy feel. Mine seems to be in a state of perpetual tornado so I love seeing your storage solutions! And hey – great diorama!! FUN!

    Just realized today I didn’t have you on my blog roll, but I got you there now!

  5. Posted February 25, 2007 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Your area is so happy looking. It must feel good!

  6. Posted February 26, 2007 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    Your room looks amazing! I can’t wait to come over in March and get it all messy with you!
    We got Austin hooked on House. He can’t wait for us to go to San Antonio and to pick up the first two seasons!

  7. Lisa
    Posted February 26, 2007 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    I am sooo jealous.. Your room looks Awesome. Next time your in NY stop by I need a few ‘organizational’ tips.. 🙂

  8. Posted February 26, 2007 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    The room looks awesome, Jenn! Great organization ideas! I have those same white cube bookshelves (with colored pull out fabric drawers) in the girls’ playroom — great, aren’t they?! Glad you’ll have time to create now!

  9. Susannk
    Posted February 26, 2007 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    I just love your room. Everything is so neat and organized. Can you come do my room?

  10. LZ
    Posted February 26, 2007 at 8:05 pm | Permalink


  11. Posted February 26, 2007 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    looks beautiful! I wanna come to SA in March when Beate is there!

  12. Posted February 27, 2007 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Ooooooooo!! Such a pretty room!!!

    Is it bad that I totally LOVE C’s diorama?!?! Dude!!!!!!!!!

  13. Posted February 27, 2007 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    WOW! Your room is so neat and organized! I love those cubes from Target. They are on clearance at the Target here. I might have to get some now that I’ve seen what they look like in your room.
    Oh and I love the color of your walls!

  14. Posted February 27, 2007 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    One day I will see it in person!(love the new Target cabinets!!!)
    Chan’s diorama is SOOO cute-he would get an A in my class 😉

  15. Posted February 28, 2007 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    JENN!! What a BOMB of a room! Can you come and do mine? DANG!! I love your style baby…. LOVE it! Love you!! I want your room! Thanks for sharing… wish I had a Target…. maybe I need to take a long drive. 🙂
    YOU ROCK! 🙂

  16. Posted February 28, 2007 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    test…. testing… comment testing…

  17. Santell
    Posted February 28, 2007 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Wow Jenn! Your room is amazing. Love those Target cabinets.

  18. denise hinton
    Posted March 1, 2007 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    Congrats on a great craft room! Love the cubes too!

  19. twinks
    Posted March 1, 2007 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    Looks neat, organized and delicious! TFS

  20. Kar
    Posted March 1, 2007 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    Jenn, will you come over and try to organize my “space” as I only have a little place in the dining room till we get our new house!!! lol Love your space hon!!

  21. Posted March 1, 2007 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    Jen –

    Your room is FANTASTIC!!!!!! I’m so jealous – I may just have to run out to my local Target to get some of those cubes…

  22. Posted March 1, 2007 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Amazing, Jenn! What a beautiful room! I’m so happy for you!

  23. Dawn (dostamping)
    Posted March 1, 2007 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Woohoo for you! It’s beautiful…I’m so jealous. My room sits in a state of limbo. Half done and half waiting for the perfect storage solution to hit me over the head. Hmmm…I may have to take a trip to Target!

  24. kauai17-kim
    Posted March 1, 2007 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    WOWZERS!!!! That is one awesome stamp room. Love all of the organization. Lots of work, but it was totally worth it!!!

  25. Kim
    Posted March 1, 2007 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous reorganization Jenn!! I love the Target cubes. I’ve been looking at getting them but wasn’t sure on the amount of storage it would hold. May have to convince DH! 😀

  26. Susan
    Posted March 21, 2007 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Jenn, you have an awesome stamping room. I am envious. Could you PLEASE email me, not anything problematic. I just need to ask you something important. I appreciate it.
    thanks, Susan

  27. Posted March 25, 2007 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    Awesome reorganization. But the part I gasped about most was yall’s book project! Julie has one due tomorrow and I was just putting a bunch of junk together! I can’t believe your kids’ school projects are as cool as your beautiful artwork!!!!!

  28. Posted June 19, 2007 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful neat space you have to work in. I may have to check out some of those storage units at Target myself.

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