Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

New Year, New Blog... Hopefully this year I can start it right and follow through with a little snippit a few times a week. I'm not going to do the daily commitment, because it puts too much pressure on me and I throw it all away then, so three times a week is my goal. Today I want to share my craft room with you...
This is my scrapdesk... I have all of my supplies right on hand and easy to reach here.

On the right side is a spice rack with brads, buttons, eyelets and other small metal embellishments. Next to it is my personal printer, which was such a great investment for me. I sort by color... Next are jars with my ribbon. On the side is my binder with my quickutz dies and clear stamps. Below my cuttlebug and pampered chef turner with all my tools in it. Sharp objects had to move higher from little hands. In the colored boxes below I have kits and accessories sorted by theme, winter spring summer fall, Matthew, Taylor, Family.

In the middle is my cricut and sizzix dies in the tower, green and yellow dies. Then of course is my workspace and the pull out tray has my paper cutters.

On the left... Sketches are in the file box and pictures are in the accordian file. the drawers are colored embellishments that don't have themes. Either kits from the store or swaps participated in. The bins hold (each one) wet adhesive, dry adhesive, and stapler type thingies (technical, I know). Below is a scrap bin and file box that has an "in progress", "to be put away" and words and phrases. Under the desk are my xyrons, other clunky equipment and two more theme boxes, vacations and Christmas. Below that is my cardstock, which is held up by a pan rack for the kitchen and smaller cardstock in the blue box.

In the cart I have (from top to bottom) writing instruments (chalk, pens, specialty markers), ink, ink and clear blocks, Coluzzle, paint, tools and other tools.

My closet... I love how organized it is... First across the entire top are other crafts, beading, scrapbooking projects, sewing, candle/soap making etc.

Left top to bottom... shelf (1) sizzlits alphas, cricut cartridges, (2) sizzix alphas, patterned paper by color, (3) accordian file with ideas two pull out kitchen carts with sizzix red dies in one and unmounted stamps in cds in the other (4) foam alpha stamps, and pull out of theme all in one kits, again labeled by the same process in the desk

Right top to bottom... shelf (1) misc crafting supplies that aren't used a lot (bottlecaps, cork, etc), on the go carrier when I want to do crafts in another room. (2) To be put away bin (which includes larger projects, sewing machine (3) Matthew;s crafts, larger pictures and school portraits. (4) ready made cards filed by theme, other crafts.

All of my scrapbooking books. I separated them by theme and put baskets so it didn't look like a book explosion. On the bottom I have magazines, which I have since covered the rack to match the room in red. 8x8 albums that I am starting soon are there. I am doing theme albums for vacations and whatnot in those.

And finally Matthew's side of the room. Right now it is train central (family was in town so we had an air mattress up there) but we do crafts in there. His table is out on the enclosed porch/Florida room now, but it may come back in.

Hope you enjoyed the tour!