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Nov 29, 2011

MFT November Creative Chat - Stamp Desk & Tools!


Hi everyone!  Happy Tuesday!

It's time for the MFT Creative Chat. The My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Chat is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative spaces and share valuable organizational methods, tools, and shopping strategies with you. You'll be able to peek into our creative spaces, ask questions, and share your own ideas in the MFT forum.  This month, we were asked the following questions:  

Show us your desk.  How do you have things set up, and why?  
What are your "go-to" tools?  Tell us what you can't live without.

Visit Kim's Blog for a full list of designers that have taken up the challenge and get ready to delve into the minds of our creative team.

Oh how FUN is this???  I LOVE our monthly Creative Chat posts...it's SO fun to see where everyone creates and how they store their stuff!

My stamp room is in the unfinished portion of my basement (for now...we are planning a big basement redo!  WOOT), and I have my parents old kitchen cabinets and counters.  The entire legnth of my desk spans about 6 or 7 feet, so I have lots of room for all my essentials.

In this first picture, you can see what is the start of my desk space.  I have a caddy which holds the tools I reach for all the time, such as scissors, paper piercing supplies, Corner Chompers, etc.  This spins so it makes it super easy to have what I need at my finger tips.  Above the storage boxes I keep a basket with my acrylic blocks as well as a box with the Memento inks I use on most every card.  When stamping, I simply pull these down and then put them away when I am done.  (I scrubbed the cabinets before taking the pics...guess I should have waited until they were dry...lol).



This next view is directly in front of where I sit.  My Copic Markers are one of my most used essentials, so they are right smack in front of me.  I work on my Scor-Pal with the Scor-Mat, though I usually keep a piece of scratch paper there to stamp on.  My paper cutter stays right next to me, and a daylight lamp is a must have in my world as well.


This next view shows you all my Die-Namics in their storage.  You can see that they are in easy reach, since I use them on just about every single card I create.  I ♥ my Die-Namics!  I have an extra container just ready to fill up when I need it.  I keep my big shot in a separate die-cutting area...I am sure I will show you that in the future!

Above these containers I keep my extra die-cut holder, and the heart basket contains all my adhesives (Scor-Tape, Jody Boosters, Tombo Multi, etc).  I have this on my desk when stamping but put it away when I am done.  I also keep any extra stamps I have for blog candy up there, as well as a box of envelopes.


Finally, here is a view of the last part of my desk.  As you can see, I have my laptop right there, as well as my two sewing machines.  I am currently using just my Janome Sew Mini.  Right next to my laptop is a sweet pic of my man, Jon Bon Jovi.  That was taken when I saw him while prego with Meredith...there is no zooming on this pic my friends...he was that close to me.  Sigh.


Thanks SO much for stopping by!!!  I'm off to go check out the other girls' posts!!


Jodi


19 comments:

  1. I love that you have your parents' old kitchen counters and cabinets! Love those Sterilite drawers too - so handy!

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  2. Fabulous to get a peek where you sit and stamp ... love the photo you have on your desk too :)

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  3. I love your copic storage unit. Was it handmade or bought? I would be interested in knowing. It holds everything but isn't too big! Thanks for sharing your workspace.

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  4. such a great space. they hand-me-down counter tops is the perfect touch. thanks for sharing.

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  5. I just LOVE this feature that MFT is doing...love getting tips to make my itty bitty space better! Thanks, too, for your visit to my blog and for your sweet comments...((hugs))!

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  6. I love that you have a whole countertop to work on! Awesome space!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  7. Great space, Jodi! Love your marker and die-namics storage! Thanks for giving us a peek :)

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  8. I love your space Jodi, and the pic of Bon Jovi!!

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  9. I'm going to assume you CLEANED up before photos or I am gonna cry that your space is always so clean! LOL

    The thought of cabinets and 7 feet of counter - so jealous! No wonder I love your cards -- you have LOTS OF ROOM for creativity! :)

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  10. I feel like I'm there with you & Edward & Jon!!

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  11. Love your stamp area Jodi. So clean and neat! Great idea storing your dies in those little plastic container thingies.

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  12. Question about your Janome Mini... I have the same, but I have a hard time with the corners...the stiches alway curly, not straight... almost like the tension is too tight... what is your secret girl?

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  13. LOVE your space Bon Jodi!!! But what about Edward...he didn't make the cut? Maybe you should move him a little closer. ;-)

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  14. Loved seeing your stamping room and storage ideas, Jodi! Love the pic of Jon too. I saw Bon Jovi maybe 4 or 5 years ago when they came to Toronto and they were absolutely fabulous...I wasn't nearly as close as you were though...lucky girl!
    Hugs,t

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  15. Hi Jodi! It's so lovely to see your creative space. Your desk is so neat & tidy (unlike mine..hehe). I Love your copics storage,it's nice to have them nearby & organised like this. I'm still trying to figure how to store mine. Thanks for sharing!!

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  16. i love this post, Jodi! thank you so much for sharing your desk! you are so organized. love how you store your dies!

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  17. Jodi, where did you get the white box with the cubes for holding your copics? I have been looking for something like this to put mine in and have been unsuccessful in finding anything.

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