Category: Organization

Craft Room Organization Overhaul Series – #1

Craft Room Organization

Well, I’m ashamed to say this but…my craft room is in dire need of a total overhaul again!  I have stuff in bags all over the floor!  Lots of my Mom-In-Law’s craft is there now, too!  I don’t even have a space to craft anymore!  So that’s why I’ve decided to take everything out and start over. (more…)

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What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #295

Well, here’s another installment of What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday!
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Yet more stuff to put away!  Sheesh!  Some CTMH cardstock–I needed to better cardstock than kraft cardstock for my tree ornaments I’m making for my sorority convention.  I have to put away the papercutting heart I made for this month’s Create Craft Share Youtube hop.  I bought a box I’m going to alter for an upcoming retreat.  Also, a few bits of memorabilia from our Christmas vacation to put away.  Well, there you have it!  My messy desk for today!

Check back next week to see what is going on…on my desk!  Also, please check out all the other ladies that have posted their workdesk pictures at Stamping Ground’s WOYWW #295.  There are a lot of creatively messy desks out there!  And if you like my posting today….leave me a comment.  I would love to hear from you!

COMMENTS
Lisca Meijer
Submitted on 2015/02/02 at 6:18 am

Shopping bags with goodies! Don’t we love those.
Theres lots going on on your desk and I’m looking forward to seeing your altered box.
Well, the weather here in Spain has been awful. We’ve had terrible gales with the inevitable intermittent power outs for several days (we live out in the sticks) and of course no internet…. Not able to do any visits, just trying to catch up now.
Have a good week,
Lisca#34
Catiecuddles
Submitted on 2015/01/31 at 3:15 pm
Lots going on there… Fun!
Thanks for sharing
Catiecuddles #71
Eliza Harms
Submitted on 2015/01/30 at 4:38 am
Your desk doesn’t look messy it looks like you have been shopping and getting retail therapy, now you need to share what is in the bag not keep it a secret from us.  Thanks for visiting already and leaving a lovely comment.
Hugs Eliza & Yoda 45
Belated WOYWW greetings

Lori
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Submitted on 2015/01/30 at 4:19 am

I say you got it together. You can still see your desk. My desk was lost under my piles LOL. B

scrapbooklynne
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Submitted on 2015/01/29 at 9:51 am

Great Post… and I just LOVE seeing your desk covered with SHOPPING BAGS!! Ha! Ha!… and you Bought a box for the retreat… REALLY… I have a one entire storage place FULL Of boxes and jars and unique containers that I keep buy at the 2nd-Hand store and never use… I could have sent you 10 of them!! Big Giant Smile… So glad you decided to join up… it’s fun isn’t it?! (See you in a WEEEEEK!) (hugs)  PS and YES You should do a photo Room Tour!!!

nbkvi9h
Submitted on 2015/01/28 at 7:38 pm

I’m liking what I see.  You should do a room tour.  :-)  I see all kinds of treasures in the background.  :-)  April #67

achickson
Submitted on 2015/01/28 at 4:25 pm

As you no doubt saw on my desk I have a lot of putting away to do.  Struggling with where to put it – maybe tomorrow I should attack the room.  Glad you are not in the same predicament and good luck with the cards.
Envious of those stamp pads.
Hugs, Neet 1 (with a very sore finger preventing her typing properly)

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Scrap Room Reincarnation – Post #3

I just realized that in my last post, I forgot to include a picture of my room plan before I started everything!  Here it is:

 

Craft room plan blueprint

 

The big blue square is the rug–to see if it would fit in the room.  If you are planning to re-do your entire scrap room, I really recommend doing a floor plan.  It’s so much easier than moving things and finding they don’t fit, and having to move them back.  Just a little tip for ya!

 

 

I got this wonderful idea from a friend of mine (Michaelea)!  I love this!  For my washi tapes….I keep them on a large binder ring.  I have my Tim Holtz tissue tapes on another ring.  Perfect for keeping them together and in one place.  Also great for just grabbing and putting in your bag for a scrapbooking crop!  Give it a try!

 

Craft room Cricut Silhouette storage

 

And here’s a little sneaky peek of my new cabinet for my Cricut Machines!  It is so awesome!  But let me tell you….I don’t want to put together another one of these.  Talk about lots of pieces!  Holy mother of scrap supplies Batman!  Geesh!  You’ll get a better picture of it in a later post.

 

Craft room desk

 

And of course here is a sneaky peek of my new craft desk.  Yes, just a little peek.  You’ll have to wait for a later post to see the entire desk!  Gotta keep you checking back.

 

Craft room magazine holder materials

 

Really?  Instructions for putting together a magazine holder?  Really?  Ok Ikea.

 

Craft room brown magazine holder

 

Don’t you love how it turned out?  Uhmmm….that doesn’t look quite right…..JUST KIDDING!  This was one of them I replaced.  Bleck!  Here’s the new one:

 

Craft room white magazine holder

 

Love it!  I wanted more black and white in my room, so I replaced the old magazine holders and got these.

Well, I decided to retire my old cardstock holder.  It was falling apart because of the weight of all the cardstock.  So bye, bye old paper holder….

 

Craft room paper file

 

Hello new cardstock holder!  I think this works great seeing that it is right across from my Cricut cabinet.  The only problem when I bought it was that it only came with 4 12 x 12 folders!  Only 4!  Really?  Do they really think I only have a little bit of paper?  So I bought a half dozen more from a scrap friend of mine (Maureen).  Now I might have enough.

 

Craft room file drawer storage

 

Ok, better grab a coffee….this is going to be quite a story!  I spilled the pieces out for this 3 drawer cube.  I thought it looked odd.  I then realized that it was a half-height 3 drawer cube, not the full cube height.  Drat!  I already ripped the box open.  And I do mean ripped!  They must have glued the box together with crazy glue!  Seriously!

 

Craft room storage pieces

 

So I decided to keep it.  I would just go back to Michaels to get another one–the correct 3 drawer cube.  So off to Michaels I went!

 

When I got back, I sat down to put together the half-height cube (since it was all over the floor already).  Started pouring out the screws and such needed to put it together.  And this is what I found…

 

Craft room storage oops

 

Yes, this screw looks like a frickin’ Arbys curly fry!!!  OMG!  Yeah, how am I going to put the cube together with this?  And they never supply you with extras!  **loud scream**  My brain is starting to bubble!  And off I went to Michaels yet again!

 

 

I showed, and told, the cashier about my dilemma.  She had me show her which cube it was, and brought another one to the counter.  She tried opening the box….hahaha….now she knows what I meant by gluing the box together with crazy glue!  She agreed!  WTF!  Anyhoo….back home with my “straight” bag of screws….

I was all set to put the cube together now, but guess what….my cordless screwdriver battery was dead.  OMG!  So I plugged it in to recharge, and decided to move on to something else while it was recharging.  Ok, I think I will drill some holes so I can move a shelf on my bookcase up.  Went and got my son’s cordless drill.  The battery was dead!  OMG!  Really?  Alright, I will recharge that battery….can’t get the battery off.  OMG!  Brain is now on fire!  I remembered my son had a corded drill hidden away.  I found that, and when I tried to put the bit in…..I couldn’t open the drill end!  OMG!  Ok….finally got it to open so I could put the bit in.  Went to drill the holes.  Got them drilled.  Now I’ve lost one of the four shelf pegs!  OMG!  #$%*….really?  Brain is on hyper destruct mode now!  Decided to go upstairs for a bit to cool off.  Definitely needed a break!

After a much-deserved-and-needed break….I found that missing peg.  Everything was going good now.  Well, at least till I got the half-cube put together.  The drawer handles were offset, so now the drawer pulls get in the way and drawers won’t open or close right.  Grrrrr!!!  I’ll fix those later.  I’ll drill new holes.  I told you it was a long story….now back to other storage…..

Here’s how I decided to store my Vagabond and Grand Calibur….

 

Craft room die cutting shelf

 

It works pretty good, I think!  Here’s the 3 drawer unit I “meant” to get instead of that dreadful half-cube…

 

Craft Room drawers and file drawer storage

 

And here’s another couple of cubes I purchased:

 

Craft room shelves drawers

 

Yes, as you can tell I love those white storage cubes!

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Scrap Room Reincarnation – Post #2

Well, I started by drawing out a plan of my room on graph paper.  I thought this would be the best way since I didn’t want to be moving all the furniture around just to find out I have to move them back because it wasn’t going to work.  So I measured the entire room, and measure each piece of furniture.

Then my husband called me and asked if I wanted a zebra shag rug for my craft room.  I had to decide right away…..so I said sure!  He said it was 8′ x 10′.  So I also drew that out for me room plan.  I wanted to make sure that rug was going to fit.

DESIGN PLAN NOTE:  I used Cricut Craftroom, and my Cricut Machine to cut out all the furniture pieces!  I thought it was easiest seeing you can type in the measurements in CCR.  It worked great for me!  Just another use for you Cricut!  🙂

Anyway…back to the rug….no matter what way I put the plan, the rug was going to be a problem.  That’s until my Father-in-law said that it wasn’t exactly 8′ wide.  It was actually 7′ 6″.  Well, that made a hug difference!

Here’s what it looked like when I put it in the room…

Craft Room Zebra Rug

I love it!  It is so soft!  You can see from the picture that I moved a lot of the furniture out.  I decided to get rid of the craft table, and the square table.  I wanted to put my craft desk in the centre of the room, so that craft table was just not going to work.  And if I have a desk in the middle, then the square table is not going to fit right either.

Oh, and what about my flower storage…..

I got some narrow drawers from Walmart that fit inside my cubes.

Flower drawer unit

 

I sorted all my flowers, and took them out of their packaging.  That was the only way I was going to fit all my flowers in these drawers!  I then put colored dots (and a leaf) on the drawers so I know what colors are in each drawer.  Some are split, and have other colors in them that you can’t see from the front.  So these dots make it perfect!

 

Then because I had to split some of these drawers up, I made partitions from chipboard and foam tape.  Just a piece of foam tape on each side of the chipboard and….voila!

 

I just love how my flowers are organized now!  Now when I need a certain color of flower for a layout, I’ll know exactly where to find it!  🙂

Let me know how you sort your flowers….I would love to hear from you!

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Scrap Room Reincarnation – Post #1

Well, I’ve been MIA again…..I spent the summer getting my son ready for Japan.  He’s been gone for a month now.  I’m missing him so much.  So I thought…I need to keep busy.  That’s when I decided to get cleaning and reorganizing my craft/scrap room!

I will be doing this step-by-step series showing you how my scrap room is coming along!

So for this first post, I show you my “before” pictures!

Craft Room Before1

 

Craft Room Before2

 

Craft Room Before3

 

I know, I know….holy scrap-hoard batman!  Yes, I’ve amassed quite a lot of “stuff”!  If you want to know how this mound of crafty goodness came to be, check out my recent video explaining why I’m such a scrapbooking hoarder/addict!

VIDEO WARNING:  This video has been known to make you almost pee your pants!  So make sure you have an extra pair available….just sayin’.  😉

 

 

Now that you have an idea of how I collected all this “stuff”, maybe you can now understand why I can’t seem to find anything!  LOL!  I end up buying doubles because I can’t remember the stuff I bought!  And I only have a little square craft mat to work on.  I need more room!  This room NEEDS to be cleaned!  So I started by going through my paper pad (mostly DCWV) stacks, and reorganizing them.  Just alphabetizing them really.

I then moved on to sorting all my flowers.  That was a chore-and-a-half!  I took all the flowers out of their packages, and sorted them by color!  I don’t think I’ll have to buy any more flowers for a very long time (but you know I will)!  I will show you in my next post what I put them in….yes, you have to wait!  🙂

So this is my first post in my Scraproom Organization series.  Please leave me a comment and tell me why you decided to clean your scrap/craft room.  Also…are there any storage ideas that really worked for you?  I would love to know!

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