Spic And Span... Finally

I finished reorganizing my studio yesterday! Yay! I've got pictures to show too, but first the important stuff! This is the first card I finished in my newly organized studio. I stamped and colored the images with Prismacolors and Gamsol at Lila's on Monday and then finished up the card last night.

The main image is Stampendous Agapanthus Cluster and is stamped in Ancient Page Coal Black on Conqueror Diamond White card stock. The sentiment is Penny Black Special Treasures. I doodled around both panels and matted on Marachino Bazzill Basics and Basic Black cardstock. The patterned paper is by American Crafts and came in my June Self-Adressed kit. I added two grosgrain knotted bows across the DP and then matted on a 6 x 6 Basic Black card base. To finish it off, I added Crystal Stickles to all the flowers and then added an EK Success photo corner punch to the main image panel and added a few doodles with a Gold gel pen.



Okay, on with the after photos from Operation Organize Chaos. My investment in my reorg was...
$10 Shelf for monitor and extra storage space
$24 Four plastic storage drawers for my desk
$12 Over the door shoe organizer for my large punches





Everything else I already had on hand. I traded 2 bookshelves filled with books and a card table for an empty dresser from the spare bedroom. This gave me some flat space to store my big tools and some great storage to store everything that was in the small dresser (which will be going to the dump as soon as I buy a lateral file to put in it's place. If you look closely, you can see that the top of the dresser is just resting on the top, instead of actually being attached to the rest of the dresser! I was SO upset when it came off in my hands! Hopefully it will safely hold my ink caddy until its replacement can be procured). The lateral file will also give me more room for cardstock and make the plastic filing drawer under the table obsolete! Yay! The large dresser also stores everything that was in the wicker bookshelf in the corner, thus freeing up space to return my reading chair to it's rightful place. I added the shelf to raise my monitor to a better height and am now able to keep all my Stickles and Primas right at my fingertips! I left one of the bookcases in the room, but cleared out the books that were in it to store my Stampin Up stamp sets. I saw this on Colleen's blog and liked the idea so much I just had to try it. Oh, and hubby helped me hang a shelf I bought almost two years ago when we bought this house. It's perfect for displaying cards! Okay, I'm done showing off my new room. I'm so glad it's finally finished and I can get on with the very exciting project I've been working on that I will soon be sharing with y'all.

33 comments

  1. Wow, yer room looks so purdy, I wish I could come over and play! Can't wait to hear about the exciting project you've been working on.

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  2. Awesome job--do you hire out? My room needs a major re-do!

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  3. Julee, Love, love, love the card sample - it turned out perfect.

    You room re-do it awesome - I love the punch organization. I amfraid I may need two doors...

    I can't wait to hear and see more of the project you've been working on... love the little tidbits you gave Kim & me at our play date.

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  4. Wow.. you must be exhausted... :) Next time your in NY will you stop by and give me a few pointers?

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  5. Hi Julee,
    What a great job on your room. It looks wonderful.

    I love the new card, too. Can you describe how you do your doodled frames? Are they free-hand, or do you use a guide or template of some sort? I appreciate the detail you put into your work.

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  6. Looks awesome, Jules!! Great job! Oh and the card is gorgeous too!!

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  7. Jennifer (refinnej2)June 13, 2007 at 7:06 AM

    Wow...Talk about an Extreme Craft Room Makeover. Perhaps you could buy a big motorhome and go from stamper house to stamper house and redo all of the crazy stamp rooms of the world. That could be a great show for DIY!!

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  8. Love the card, and your new organization, fantastic, I am jealous my space is an area in a room, bout the size of a closed, but the good news is keeps my spending in check. Are these the $ boxes from Target under your monitor aren't they great, I store my cuttlebug emobossing and die cuts in mine.

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  9. Wow - what a wonderful room! You did a great job and with a minimal investment, too. Where did you find that over the door shoe holder - what a great idea for the big punches!

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  10. a job very well done! you must feel a whole lot better! Now all you need is a latte in hand and you can create! I went looking for some plastic bins for my scraps and walmart was all out (sad face) so my scrap organization will have to wait a little longer. Love the card, your stamping mimics the dp so well!

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  11. wow - it looks great. must feel so good to be all freshly organized. look at all your cool toys! do u usually stamp with the door open? i was wondering, since you hung the thing on the outside of the door. i guess if company comes over you can just move it to the other side and close the door? anyway - thanks for sharing! love the color blue on the walls; very rich!

    Beth (mommy to a busy 3 3/4 year old)

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  12. Your craft room and organization looks amazing! Lucky you! Your card is absolutely beautiul!!! Love it!

    Karen

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  13. Your card is gorgeous! Love the colors, and paper. Wow!

    Your 'make over' of your stamping is wonderful!!

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  14. Girl, your room looks GREAT!! I am so proud of you! Ü By the way, love your card, those are totally not my colors but I find myself drawn to it. Very, very nice!

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  15. (Jumping up and down and clapping my hands) Seriously...I am - the dogs think I am nuts.

    I LOVE how your room turned out...what a great make-over. You did a TON of work. Did you paint the walls too? OMG that is a gorgeous color...was it that color before and I just was too preoccupied with the clutter to notice? YOU ROCK CHICKIE!!!

    and what a pretty card today.

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  16. Beautiful card and your room looks AWESOME!!!! Can you come do mine next??? LOL! Glad you found one of the shoe pocket thingys for your punches! My WalMart just got them back in again ... I had to get one for the backside of the door too.... can we say TOO MANY PUNCHES??? LOL!

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  17. Your room looks great! I'm trying to finish mine right now. Where did you get that shelf your monitor is sitting on? I really like the storage underneath.

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  18. I love your agapanthus card! The colors look amazing. Hasn't Stampendous really come a long way in the past few years?!

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  19. Looking good in that room! Do you need some help to get it messy again? I'll come play! :)
    That's a sweet card! Love the flower and you coloring!
    ~Angie

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  20. You go girl!!!! Actually, no come to my house! Absolutely, love the card. Great colors!

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  21. Looks great, Julee! I know you will love your time there even more!

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  22. That card is just scrumptious! Love the bold colors with that stamp. Also love your new space!

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  23. Wow what an incredible deffernce,I love the idea of the shoe rack for punches. If your ever out this way I need help...lol

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  24. I had to go back to the "before" pictures cuz I could'nt remember if the walls were really that blue......and they are!! aaahaha!!

    I LOVE Jennifers idea w/ the motorhome...ahahah!!!

    Good for you!!

    shirley (the squirrell)

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  25. I gotta' tell you girl, you did a great job. Let me comment on the card tho. It is perfect. I love the fall colors. I think the background paper finishes it off perfectly . You better take a nap after all that work. I would

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  26. Hi, I'm back! I am trying to weed through my blog updates, but skipped through to yours cuz I missed you! LOVE THIS CARD! I just got this stamp before I left, so now I've been inspired to get busy with it (after I get a start on the 20 loads of laundry I've got to do!). It's beautiful! "Talk" to you later...

    Amy

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  27. I'm gonna redo my room,I just went and bought a book shelf at Walmart to do just what you did with your stamps.Awesome,maybe my room will be as organized as yours.
    Can't wait to see your new projects!! Love your room Julee!!

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  28. Holy Cow...You can even see the vaccum marks on the carpet. Will you come over here and do that to my room please?
    Awesome!!!
    HUGS

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  29. Your card is SO GORGEOUS, one of my faves. The coloring on the flowers is wonderful. Congrats on your clean, organized stamp room. Looks good.

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  30. Great looking stamp room Julee! Love that Blue! I can see how your room inspires you to be creative!

    Your card is so lovely! Lucky you to get to hang out with Lila! She was one of the first stampers that I discovered on SCS!

    Linda

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  31. Your stamp room looks fabulous. Mine is a COMPLETE disaster right now, so I need to be inspired by this to tackle my mess and do some serious organization. And I just love the first card you created in your newly organized room - it is absolutely gorgeous!

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  32. Ok I just scrolled down and looked at your before pictures again - aye carumba! It used to look like mine looks now!!! So you have completely inspired me! Just wish I had the energy to tackle it!

    And *whew*, I am finally caught back up on your blog!! Woohoo, happy dance! I sure have missed you!

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