Friday, July 3, 2015

My Craft Room and recent updates

Welcome to my craft room!  I have taken pictures around the entire room to give you a 360 degree tour.  I was inspired recently by a Facebook group I am in about organization to try some ideas out.  I also need(ed) to clean my room for an event I am having in July.  So Father's Day weekend I locked myself in and worked my butt off!  The momentum has continued.  But I had to get back to actual crafting for all my swap and DT commitments.  So after that was done I did one more night of tidying before taking pictures.  It is still a work in progress but presentable.  I wouldn't have taken pictures yet but Double click skittles' linky is for craft rooms this go round.  AND....I did invest many hours recently so I guess I can show it off a bit.

My rainbow papers and embellishments.

New foam board ink pad holder #1.

#2 and my easily accessibles on my work surface.

Spray inks, paints, washi that does not fall under the rainbow or themes section and rainbow card stock in the stand.

Let's just call it junk?  Swaps, power layout sheets, my "music" sections takes up one and half cubes, notebooks, works in progress and Sizzix alphas.  And my rainbow brads, buttons and eyelets in containers.

My scraprack on a cart in front of a shelf full of empty albums and pages topped with memorabilia.

Stamps, themed iris containers and bead table

Bead and sizzix area

Cricut and my first "scraprack" a magazine holder.  

Graphic 45 and other pretty papers and the back of my armoir that I covered in magnetic vent covers and added my most used Spellbinders

Inside of armoir

Close up of the Spellbinders. The armoir has cork underneath these magnetic sheets so I just push pinned them up!

Back of the entry door where I have my Kiwi Lane Designer templates on revolving belt racks and then on an over the door rack.

So much for the 360 tour.  Now I would like to show you some highlights.  Here is my new adored Cricut Explore.  I don't even know how to utilize everything yet but I am lovin it!  I once saw someone using the stand at a crop.  It came from Walmart in the kitchen organization section.  At the crop the lady was using it to keep embellies on and such.  It gives you another "layer" which is always useful!  My CTMH stamps are stored in old CM photo holders.

Catalogs of my stuff!  Thanks Tiffany for the wonderful instructions!  You have improved my crafting tenfold!!!

Some favorite pages displayed temporarily.

A Tinkerbell looking over my shoulder.

Close up of one of my ink pad holders I made of foam board.  There are several great tutorials on youtube.  I took elements from all of them.  It is still not perfect but works for me!

I also made an pen holder of foam board.  I glued them with hot glue and reinforced all of the outside with duct tape.

Underneath my work surface, themed iris containers.

Just so you know this is not all nice and neat here is a pile I still have not done anything with since moving my room in March.  The two flat boxes are literally my bead desk top from the other room.  So much sorting to do!

Since I am no longer using the ink pad holder for ink pads, I put all my Quick Quotes inking chalks in it and since I am on their DT, I need easy access to all the colors quickly!

In the hall...this is my photo, memorabilia storage and completed card inventory with a layer of never used bags on top just for fun!!!

I have managed to stick up some artwork of my friends.  I used to be a professional crafter doing about 20-30 art and craft shows a year.  I have collected much art along the way!  The fairy is from a local friend Sarah with Moonforest Studios,

I do not remember this lady's name but fell in love with her "ugly" fairies.  I think I have about 5!!

Thanks for bearing with all the photos, I thought I should take advantage while it is clean!!

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:


  1. WOW!!!!! AMAZING craft room. I can I come over and, "borrow" a few things? I can stop by in August while en route to the HOOT in Columbus. :):)

    I have been computer-less for a week, it's great to be back up and running but I'm sooooooooooo behind.


  2. I am in awe and just so amazed at how organized everything is!! So cool to have everything within reach and like things together with other like things!!! What a great job you have done and I am really impressed with the collection of goodies you have to create with!! SO FUN!!!! Thanks for joining us for the DoubleClick- Show Us your Craft Space challenge!! SO glad you joined us!!!
    Taunya Butler
    DoubleClick Design Team

  3. Oh my...I am so impressed and in awe of all your fabulous supplies and incredible organization! How fun it would be to come over and play in your amazing space. Love it all! Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles - Kim Design Team

  4. Wowzer!! Your space is amazing! I would love to come over and play! Love all your organization! I have seen these foam board organizers and they really just seem to be perfect! I would love to have a magnet wall! I have no empty wall space, so it is just a dream for me! I need to catalog my stuff too, it has been on my list for a while! I did spend most of this weekend sorting and purging my paper. It took so long, but now it is done! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  5. Goodness gracious, look at all that storage! Wow, what a fun place to hang out! I've got magnets and dies as well and I love it. Thanks so much for linking up to the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

    Terri ~ DoubleClick Skittles Design Team.

  6. Love the new space! Can't wait to come and play. So looking forward to August. :)
    {{HUGS}} my friend.

  7. OMG!! How amazing!! Love your space! You are so organized!! Totally jealous of your card stock storage!!! Thank you for joining the Doubleclick Skittles challenge! Design Team Member - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)