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Studio Tour {Featuring Michelle Lanning}

Good Afternoon Bloggers!  We have another scrapbook studio to show you today.  Michelle Lanning recently joined our design team and we are thrilled to be able to show off her space to everyone today!  But first….lets get to know more about Michelle:

In Michelle’s Own Words

What is the one word that describes your scrapbook style and why? Colorful with lots of layers.  Not sure if that is a style, but it is what I favor while scrapbooking.


What inspires you to get creative? Photos, definitely.  But beautiful product doesn’t hurt either.


What is your favorite Pink Paislee product right now? I know it’s new, but the Mistables Collection is so fun and the possibilities are endless, I love that!


What is something you consider a guilty pleasure? Reality TV.  I love it all!


What is playing on your ipod? Katy Perry, Adele, Justin Bieber (I know) – just a mixture of many genres.


What is the one thing no one would know about you? Hmm, I would say, my obsession with gymnastics.  It all started with Mary Lou Retton  :-)


Name one thing that is on your “bucket list” for the future? Travel to Europe.


About Michelle’s Space:

Hello!  I am happy to show you bits and pieces of my scrap space during this studio tour.  Now I say bits and pieces because my scrap space is in a very small, but long closet.  It runs under the stairs so there is plenty of storage, but doesn’t make for much wiggle room.  But, I love that I can call any space my craft space!  So here it is.

So the first thing you see (when the door is open), is my punch collection.  I have them placed in this old shoe organizer that used to be at our old house.  It works perfectly.  I can easily lean back in my chair and grab my punches.  I placed the ones I use most closest to me and I placed the punch shape on the outside so I can see what is available to use.

It was no easy task to get this desk in this space; but we did it!  This is my scrap desk, and it is never this clean!  Directly to the left of this I have a mini-shelf that I have utilized as extra storage.

I have learned that the best way to make the most of my tight space is to stay organized, and I try!  The top shelf has an embellishment box, a white magazine box that holds some three dimensional adhesive sheets.  Then I have my to cropper hoppers full with pattern paper.  They are organized alphabetically.  All of these papers are not from any Design Teams, those are all stored separately.

The middle row has baby wipes, a box for rub-ons, and misc. stuff.

That bottom row has my journaling spots (metal holder), Pink Paislee Embellishments and Stickers.

Sorry for the grainy photos the lighting is not the best!

Now to the left of that I have a very narrow space where I have stacked some clear containers to hold some stamps, flowers, etc.


That third drawer has all my cardstock scraps.  I recently downsized this and I love it!  I don’t keep any pattern paper scraps, so this is controllable for me.
This top basket has all my go to items.


Now underneath my desk I used even more storage space.  All those containers have embellishments for holidays, seasons, etc. It has been much easier for me to find them.  To the left, the polka dot drawer (there are actually 2), holds all my extra adhesive, and some misc. scrap goodies.

To the right of my desk, I have an expidit bookcase.  I love it!  It holda all kinds of scrap items, but my room is too narrow to show you:)  My daughter also has her own little space to scrap with mom.  The top holds many things, and of course all my alphabet stickers.

One thing that I love about my tiny space is the built in shelves.  I use them all.  Here is a small piece if the shelves.  Some magazines and the binders hold stamps.  To the left is all my jars of ribbon. And the right has more Design Team storage stuff.

So there it is, (well some of it at least.) It may not be big, but it suits my needs perfectly.  I hope this gave you some ideas of how to store your items if you also have a small space.

Thanks for stopping in!  To learn more about Michelle be sure to head over to her BLOG HERE.



3 Responses to "Studio Tour {Featuring Michelle Lanning}"

  • Lynn
    July 3, 2011 - 9:57 am

    I absolutely love love love your room and how you have organized it!!!

  • Dee in N.H.
    July 4, 2011 - 6:11 pm

    I love the way you did your punch storage! That’s just awesome! You made great use of your space!