Sunday, June 30, 2013

Exciting news & my new space

I'm super excited to be able to share some wonderful news..... I was chosen to be a member of the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Design Team!


They've announced the new team on the Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog, so click over there to see the amazingly talented women that I'll be joining on the team. And  make sure you check back here on my blog on Fridays-- that'll be my day to post my Fresh Squeezed Stamps projects. :)

I also wanted to share some photos of my new craft area, which I got all put together yesterday afternoon.

My craft area is in a corner of our basement. Here's the before photo.


It was fine. I really liked sitting out with my back to the wall and facing the room. However, I didn't like having to walk around to the other side to grab supplies. I also found I used the whole table, which didn't leave a lot of room for Sage to join me.

So, here's the after...


We painted the back wall walls Serendipity-- it's fabulous-- it's just like PTI's Aqua Mist! We bought two Expedit cabinets at IKEA on Friday and Sage & Austin helped me put them together yesterday afternoon. And we added another table, that will be Sage's (or any friend who wants to join me!) space.

Here are some detail photos:








And that's it. :)

I'm so glad that I got this done just at the beginning of summer! I'm looking forward to cooling off in my basement and making layouts and cards (& am super happy to be using some new Fresh Squeezed Stamps to do so!)

Thanks for looking!



40 comments:

MichelleZ said...

Oh my! I adore your new workspace! It's wonderful! And congratulations on your new design team. How exciting!

Amy Kolling said...

Leigh, this is just a FABULOUS space!!! Such a fresh clean organized space that I'm just drooling over....can I come for a visit? I know my Payton would have fun with Sage! (Payton's middle name is Sage) I seriously need to use some of your tips here and purge, organize, and enjoy. Like you, I have my space set up similarly with my back to a great amount of my "stuff" where I can just turn around and grab. This type of layout works for me and I love it but it needs overhauled! Some day I will take before pics and after when I redo it! (heaven knows when that will be though...LOL)

So HUGE HUGE congrats on your new DT!!! I am so happy for you and know you will bring soo much to the FSS DT!

Virginia L. said...

Aw... AMAZING setup in your craft room, Leigh! Boy, I wish I could just "stop by" and craft with you...(Waterloo is a bit far--lol).I am looking forward to playing FSS along with you and be inspired! And Happy Canada Day to you and family!

Suzanne said...

Congrats, Leigh! And your new space looks awesome!

Fresh Squeezed Stamps (Ryann) said...

Leigh, your space looks awesome! Neat and tidy and functional! Want to come do my room next? ;) Congrats and welcome - we're so happy to have you on the FSS DT! :)

craftmates said...

Wow your space is fabulous! Love how everything is within your reach and that Sage has her own spot. Congrats on your new DT!

Linda Nicholson said...

Congrats on making the Fresh Squeezed design team! How exciting!

Love your craft space! I like your big table and how organized everything is.

Linda

Renee said...

Congratulations!!
You're going to be awesome with it and SO happy for you! :)
And what a great space...so clean and organized...
and plenty of stamping room!
I wish I had a basement to use...
they're always so much cooler in the summer and you get great light in yours! :)

Jen Carter said...

This is such a great space! Love your organization and the colors you chose too! We went to Ikea for the first time this week on vacation to Denver and I can't wait until there is one only 3 hours away because I have my eye on some organization for my scrap area. I LOVE how you added a table and shelves for your daughter! That is the best! :)

Jen Carter said...

Oh, and I forgot to add my congratulations on your DT gig! You will be such a wonderful, wonderful addition to the team! You are so talented and have such an eye for design! Congrats!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Congratulations on both things!!! What a gorgeous space! LOVE IT!

Joyce said...

So happy for you! Congrats on your DT assignment. I know you will do a great job, and have all of us wanting to buy Fresh Squeezed stamps. And, your work area looks wonderful.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a gorgeous space! I love how it looks and such exciting news too! Congratulations!

Jennifer K said...

What a great space you have. Those Expedits look like they hold a lot of stuff and make it so organized. I just love seeing everyone's spaces and gleaning ideas.

And, again, big congrats on the design team. Looking forward to seeing you on Fridays!

Joni-nina Andaya said...

Leigh...what a wonderful work area, and a BIG CONGRATULATIONS on being a new member of the DT for FSS, I know will see lots of great inspiration from you :)

frommycraftroom said...

Well done.

What a great work space. After seeing this I need to purge or use up supplies! So clean and uncluttered - nothing like my workspace.

uncbballfan said...

Congrats, Leigh, on the design team: well-deserved!

And I love how you've re-worked your space!

joscelyne cutchens said...

this looks so awesome! :)

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Congratulations Leigh!! Well deserved!

I LOVE your big table. I have a big one, but it could use a bit of a re-vamp to put more things at my fingertips. How awesome to have all your stamps right there! This looks so organized, I envy your tidiness!

Wida said...

congrats!! they should be honored to have you :) love the craft room!! it's FRESH! ha!

Stephanie said...

What an amazing craft space you have Leigh, I am so VERY jealous!! Huge congrats on your very well deserved DT appointment - they are very lucky to have you :D xxx

Elena said...

love your craft room update! wow! you and Sage will have lots of fun in there. And congrats on FSS - can't wait to see what you do!

Merryf said...

Wow, what a fabulous space! You've given me some storage ideas for when I finally get a space of my own! And CONGRATS on the design team -- couldn't happen to a nicer person!

June K said...

Like your new set up. I also have shelves behind my chair and it is very convenient. (BTW, Sage says no encroaching to her side :)).

Mary said...

Congrats on your new DT gig! I love your set-up - similar to mine with face-to-face desks which is great when I have a stamping buddy join me. Have fun getting crafty!

Kara said...

congratulations on the new DT spot and your new improved space!! its so pretty and wonderful that you and sage can work together!! enjoy!

Kathryn A said...

Wonderful crafting space! And a huge congratulations on being chosen for the DT! Awesome news!

Lisa K said...

Love your new space! How exciting for you to be chosen to the DT! It is well deserved. I can't wait to see your creations. :)

Nicole Brenna said...

Congrats Leigh! They will be so blessed to have you as part of the team!

Megan Carroll said...

Hi Leigh! Thanks for all the great pics of your new space! It looks fantastic!! And......BIG congrats on the DT roll!! I know you will do amazing! Can't wait to see more of your fabulous projects! Happy Canada Day!!

Kim said...

Congrats on the craft space upgrade, and also on your new DT adventure! Have fun in your new world of inspiration! :)

Luanne said...

No one deserves to be on a design team more! That's so awesome, congratulations! Love your work space and how you share with your daughter. You'll be making may happy memories together!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the DT Leigh!!
Your space is awesome! I love it.
Anne K

Helen F. said...

Your craft area looks great now, Leigh! Happy for you and your new DT spot, Congratulations! Looking forward to all of your creative projects with Fresh Squeezed Stamps :)

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Woo hoo!!! Congrats Leigh! Lots of happy announcements! No doubt you'll soon be 'enabling' me to buy more stamps. :)

Wonderful space you've arranged. Great job!

Pamela said...

Love your crafting space.. and it's huge!

Kelly Griglione said...

Well YAY!! Big congrats on your FSS gig! You will totally rock those stamps, Leigh! And thanks so much for sharing your space with us. I have two of the 5x5 Expedit shelves for all the toys (just finished purging some of that mess!) Love 'em. Your desk space is so nice and large ... lots of room for crazy crafting with Sage!

Cammie said...

Leigh, congratulations on your dt announcement! A well-deserved honor. I am quite jealous of your redesigned craft area. Enjoy!

marcy said...

great new space Leigh!

Cindy Lee said...

What a wonderful news! Congrats Leigh!!! And check out your craft area! Love it!!!