Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Crafty Storage Space...

I made this little card this morning. I had stamped and colored and stickled the image a few weeks ago and suddenly knew exactly what to with her! I only wish the picture had come out better, she really is a beauty. The sentiment reads: "Thank heaven for little ones!"

So I figured that today I would share with some pictures of my scrap area, though it is still a work in progress... It seems I have more stuff that just doesn't have a home yet.

The white cabinet was my mom's computer cabinet, but she upgraded to a laptop and didn't need this bulky piece of furniture taking up valuable space in her living room any longer, and so I got it for the best price ever... FREE!

On top of the cabinet is a shelf my mom and I painted blue for a craft show. On the top shelf is Christmas and Halloween themed scrap items... Everything from stamps to ribbon...

The middle shelf holds Disney themed scrap items, and other miscellany things that I have acquired but do not really use very often... A.K.A. the random scrap crap....

On the bottom shelf are ziploc bags that contain my flowers (I want to get jars, but keep putting it off...) And underneath that are three little sts of plastic drawers that are home to my buttons... Next to that is the bling bin, 'nuff said... :)

And now a peek into where the magic happens... I have mat stacks, an embellishment caddt and these adorable felt cupcakes that keep my stick pins tidy on the top shelf. Inside are my colored pencils, my MM Carousel holder thingie, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!, my adhesive container, and all the random crap I have been playing with... I am not exactly a neat person... I also make good use out of what once was the keyboard tray.

I especially wanted to show you how I store my brads. I found these little plastic containers at Target a while ago for super-cheap so I snapped up as many as I could. I also picked up ome super sticky velcro and put a strip on top of the lid of each container and then two strips underneath the top shelf in my cabinet. I t was super easy and totally cost-effective.

In the bottom of the cabinet, I keep my cuttlebug, paper punches, and crop-a-dile on one shelf, miscellaneous packaging crap on the bottom, and my stamps on the right. The clear stamps are organized in clear CD cases in the bin in front. A few of my Stampin Up sets are just lying on top there, because I haven't decided where to store them yet and behind all of that are two storage drawer thingies with all the other stamps. I have my ink caddy on top.

So here is a view of the cabinet and everything to the right of it.

First my ribbon storage. I took this wodden thing that I found in my mom's basement, which I also used for a craft show to hang hairbows, and made it work perfectly for neatly holding all of my ribbon spools. In the bin in front are all of my ribbon scraps in gallon bags, sorted by color. My plan for this area is to find a deep bookcase (for the right price of course), and put the ribbon holder on top of the bookcase and then inside the bookcase get some glass jars to hold the ribbon and maybe move the flowers down there too... we'll see... it's just what I've been thinking...

Next to that, I have one of those plastic storage shelf thingies, that used to be in the kids room to hold their board games and trains and such, until they some wicked cool upgrades from IKEA. I have all of my alphabets in the green thing on the top shelf, along with some unfinished frames, and another embellie caddy. The second shelf holds some notebooks and some fabrics. The bottom shelf has all of my acrylic paints, backup adhesives, my labelmaker, and more fabric. there is also a sewing basket in front of that that holds a ton of embroidery floss, some skeins of yarn and knitting needles out the yin yan (I plan on teaching myself this skill in the upcoming future)... I also have these cool adirondac chair picture frames that I got at a flea market for like 50 cents each, but I don't know what to do with them yet, and I have this awesome pink tulip hanging lamp... I'll take pics of it once I get it up...

And then on the wall adjacent to the store shelves, I have this little unit that holds empty containers, and naked clothespins and clipboards and such.. You know, the alterable junk... :)

Clear on the other side of the room... Is my neat and tidy computer workspace... which is neither neat nor tidy... Printer is on the left, Items listed for sale in my Etsy shop are in the bin there, and packaging supplies are on top in the empty wine box... I know it looks terriblke but its really efficient. Under the printer is a pleathera of magazines and how-to books... :)

And finally, in a little book shelf under the computer I hide my cricut and my cartridges... I need to find a better place for this, but space is limited right now....
Phew... and that is just how I roll! :)


  1. Well it looks like you've got a great crafty space! I'm always readjusting my space. Especially when I go on shopping sprees. LOL Did you get your stuff? I looked in the pics to see if I noticed anything but couldn't tell.

  2. Hi Michelle, firstly your card is absolutely gorgeous.. such a cute image and i love all the sparkle... Wowweeee what a load of stash you have!!! all those ribbons gosh.. I love the way you have stored your brads what a fantastic idea i may just have to borrow that idea myself hehehe.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  3. Hey! Sorry I 've not stopped by your blog for ages I've been busy & time has just flown by!

    Can I just say HOLY MOLY how much stuff do you have? I thought I had a lot but I obviously don't!!! lol!!!

    Helen x x

  4. Sorry totally forgot to say how sweet your card is too. I got distracted by all your craft stuff!! Gorgeous card hun x