Saturday, July 27, 2013


Well, today I am taking my organization one step further.  I bought some nice binders from Staples and I am now stamping each and every stamp I own and putting them in a binder so I know what I have.  Earlier I told you that I took all my wooden stamps out of the containers and categorized them.  Now I am categorizing them in my binder.  I can now open the binder and see each and every stamp that I have.  (Pictures below).

I am also thinking of putting a section for my stamp pads, embossing folders and die cuts.  Silly me. I bought a bunch of Memento stamps and Tim Holtz stamps online from Joann's.  I bought several Tim  Holtz that I already had because I wasn't organized.  It would be easy to do the same thing with embossing folders and die cuts.

I still have to decide my clip art for the front.

These are extra wide dividers (so they go past the page protectors)

These are some of my simple salutations in the page protectors.

This is a sample of some of my flowers.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

My Organized Craft Room

Wow, what a difference organization makes.  I love coming into this room now.  Here are after pictures.  I dared not show before pictures - its was a mess!

This is my work table.  The white box on the left holds all my stamp
cleaner, brushes, glitter, and bottles of glue.  The plastic bins hold
embellishments.  Lastly, the wire tray holds my white and vanilla card stock.

This holds all my card stock, 12 x 12 paper, punches in the drawers as well as
embossing powder, brads, eyelets, etc.  I have  my ribbon in jars on top.
I wrap the ribbon around a large craft stick and put a pin in it.

My desk and rocker where I relax and watch tv.

This is my credenza which has two large file drawers on the
bottom for all my files, two drawers on top which hold misc. office
items and then has sliding doors where I keep some books.
On top is a chest with Cricut cartridges, a crock that holds
pens, my Big Shot, a Box that holds all my glass plates, etc. and
finally my Cricut and a plastic bowl to catch scraps.

The white cabinet has a chest on top which holds all my
magnetic binders for my dies.  I also have dies in the drawers
and my embossing folders.  I have 12 x 12 pads of paper
on one of the shelves, templates and card kits in the slots
and in the green container my liquid pearls and Stickles.
And, yes, that is a stereo and albums in the corner.  Love my music.

My big closet that holds more "stuff."

The cabinet in the corner has my Memento and Tim Holtz
ink pads and 6 x 6 pads of paper (in cubes).  The shelves hold
my envelopes and small binders.  The black canvas cubes
hold buttons, extra glue dots, etc.  The leather trunks hold
all my books.  Love my books.  The plastic stackable holds
all my scrap card stock by color.  The last drawer holds scrap
designer paper.

Picture shows the top of my cabinet with ink pads better.

The green hanging container holds my extra tombow tapes,
my splat mats and various bags folded up.  The 31 bag is
my office in a bag which I can take with me.  The pink box is
full of House Mouse stamps.  I then hang bags on the walls
and the bigger bags on the rod in the closet.

Side of my jet max cubes.  I put peg board up to hold embellishments.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

It's Cleaning Time

I am in the midst of a re-org of my craft room. I got inspired when helping my friend Brenda get ready for a garage sale.  She and I went through her whole craft room and sorted through paper, ink pads, stamps, etc. She got rid of quite a bit of stuff.  That is hard, letting go of our stuff, isn't it.  But, I knew it was time.  I have been wanting to reorganize for quite some time so slowly I am getting through it.

I started with just sorting through all my paper and cardstock, sorting and purging.  It felt pretty good.  I then cleaned out the closet of my craft room and made a lot of headway.  The biggest accomplishment was taking all my Stampin Up stamps out of the clam shells and organizing them by category.  I used some containers from Wal-Mart.  I will post a picture later.  Another tip my friend Brenda gave me.  LOVE it! I can now actually find things.  I categorized them:

Girly Stuff
Men Stuff
Leaves and Trees
Simple Salutations
Animals and Insects

I then have a plastic container that is stackable and I put a lot of my salutations in there and labeled them:

Happy Birthday
Thank You and Thinking of You
Get Well and Sympathy

The next step is to stamp the contents of each container on to a white sheet of card stock and index them in a binder.  But first I have to finish the rest of my room.  My table is full of stuff from sorting so of course there is no creations going on there.  I am going to start on sorting and cleaning the table shortly.  I will take pictures and post them when I am done.

If you have purged or done a reorganization of your craft room and have any tips, please share them. Thanks.

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hello Everyone - I've Been Absent For Awhile

Just wanted to let you all know that I'm still around; however, have been having some health issues and just have had no energy to do anything but go to work and come home and crash.  I also have been without a camera so unable to take pictures of the last batch of cards I did make.  I will be getting a camera soon.  Hopefully health wise things will improve and I can get back on track.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  I do plan to come back and start posting some cards.