My Scrapbook Studio – Update!

by Lain Ehmann on July 5, 2011

Time for another update on what’s happening in the Little Green Room!

I’ve been moving things from here to there and back again. Decluttering and organizing, figuring out processes, picking up a few boxes and bins… Fun! But hard to be in that “in-between” stage for so long. There are still a lot of piles on the floor (especially one of Groovy Girls that does NOT belong to me!).

I thought I’d show you what I have figured out for my rubber stamp storage. Of course, the most important tool is the Alex rolling file drawer unit.

I have two of these and am thinking about getting at least another one. 🙂

Here’s what’s in this one… my stamps and stamp pads!

The top drawer has all my most frequently used stamp pads, including Distress Inks and Memento stamp pads. I love that the drawers are deep enough that I can stack stamp pads, but shallow enough that nothing gets lost.

The next drawer has more stamp pads, the ones I don’t use quite as much. Many of these are older and are just colors I don’t use as much now as I did in the “olden” days.

The third drawer is the beginning of the mounted stamp collection. I lined the drawers with rubber shelf liner that comes in a roll and I grabbed at the Dollar Tree for… guess what… a dollar! 🙂 I need another roll or two to finish off the top drawers. I did this for two reasons: First, to keep things in place when I open and close the drawers, and second, so any leftover ink on the bottoms of the stamps won’t get all over the drawer and make it look junky.

The next drawer is more stamps, mostly florals and “real” object stamps (I’m sure there’s a word for that). There’s also a pencil box full of Christmas stamps in the back:

This drawer has some of my cling stamps and clear stamps. I need a better way to store them, but don’t have one yet! And I also tossed in my handle-stamps (there’s probably a name for them, too). The rest are in a basket right next to this unit, and a few more in a binder. I’m finding I don’t really like the binder storage:

And finally, the bottom drawer has storage and supplies, odds and ends:

Here’s a shot of the whole unit under my window. I’ve got a bucket of Stickles (orange bucket), another (yellow bucket) of cat’s-eye stamp pads (which I almost never use – thinking about purging. Will need to check with Jennifer McGuire first!). And then a caddy unit with all my mists and sprays and paint daubers on top, and more stamps on the bottom:

That’s it for this edition of the Little Green Scrapbook Room! By the way, I’m LOVING the color. LOVE it. Thanks for your help with that!

P.S. For additional photos and updates, check out this post: My Scrapbook Studio.

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