Sunday, November 6, 2011

Much Better!

Hey there!

I have finally finished getting my craft space all cleaned and organized - Yay! Before I show you some photos, I really need to thank my good friend, Nancy. I saw her post before the weekend, and that's what gave me the push I needed to get going. And I KNOW that was one of the reasons I had lost my mojo. Just can't work with stamps, paper, markers, and junk everywhere! Thank you, Nanc! :)


So, I've had these boxes, sitting empty, for a long time. I was going to use them, but just hadn't gotten around to it. I still need to make better dividers, but for now it works.


There is a top shelf that you can't see, where I put my printer. All my clear stamps are in two of the boxes on the middle shelf, and the one on the right holds my cling stamps. The box over to the right on the bottom shelf holds all my envelopes, and there is a larger box underneath that where I put all my 6x6 paper pads. My larger papers are in the dividers on the left.


Here is the other side of this shelving unit.

I love those little, white, wood crates. In the floral department where I work, I order small stuffed animals and they arrive in these cute little crates.


This one holds my alcohol inks, liquid pearls, glossy accents and stickles.



And these two hold all my small Versa Color inks (bottom one) and in the top one are my paints, dimensional pearls, embossing powders and perfect pearls.




Here is another tall shelving unit.

It used to hold all my scrapbooking supplies. I boxed them all up (hoping to use them again one day) and moved all my woodblock stamps here. It's not the best solution, but I do know which stamps are what size and shape, and can quickly look through and find what I need.



I have another very large shelving unit but I won't bore with with photos of that. It holds all my ribbon, cuttlebug, embossing folders and lots of jars with embellies in them. It was so nice to get that all rearranged too. It has six shelves, and now, way at the top, I display cards I've gotten from many of you. Another shelf holds card making magazines and books.


I will show you two of the drawers in my desk. This first one holds all my distress inks and ink blending tools. I save the plastic packaging that the foam pads come in. They make the perfect little box for dividing the used foam pads by color.




This drawer holds all my other ink pads, VersaMark pads, a few other tools and small spools of twine.


Okay, I know this is getting way too long and you're probably really bored by now, so just one more thing. My favorite part of this whole clean-up, is that my desk is much less cluttered now, so I was able to move my Copics up to the corner. So much easier than going over to the other side of the room, sitting on the floor and looking for the right color - DUH!


I'm really excited to wake up in the morning and get creating! I'm on vacation for eight more days - yippee! Thanks for sticking with me through this long post. I hope everyone has a great week! :)

30 comments:

Vanessa said...

I need to get my space organized, too! Yours looks perfect to start creating! Somehow the space on my desk gets smaller and smaller every day... I hope your mojo will be back now - can't wait to see one of your creations! Hugs, Vanessa x

Sue said...

Well this is making me feel very guilty Barb, I am pretty well organised with my space, just need more room!!!!!!The boxes for the clings that Nancy had is a great idea, better than the folders which I use. You will be creating with a new energy now Barb, and just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Smiles:)

Isha said...

Oh I also need to make place on my desk Barb!!! somehow things keep piling up there. Need to sort out the papers and cardstock:)

Thanks for the inspiration

Jacqueline said...

Good for you Barb! Have a lovely vacation!
p.s. I always keep my inks upside down, keeps them wet at the top.

Joy said...

Love that you shared parts of your room...and so pleased that you now get to play in a tidy and clean room, please come and do mine...LOL...have a wonderful few days off sweet girl!

walchowDesign said...

Thank you for sharing you craft room with us, Barb! Love how you organised everything and they are so visible to grab now. When I saw all your wooden stamps, my jaw just dropped!

Hope your mojo will come back soon!

Lynn said...

Wow! You are an inspiration! I need a clean work space to operate too...love every last bit of your space!

Maureen Morton said...

Neat as a pin! Aren't you so inspired now that you can get your hands on what you need? Great job - thanks for the pictures! I love to re-arrange my supplies - I'm always doing it. I love efficiency, plus it means more room for more stuff. Good for you!

Donna Bowman said...

Wow Barb - that all look awesome!! You did a great job organizing your space. I did the same thing and posted a pic of my clean table today - it's been a mess for so long - I feel like a weight is lifted now that I can see the table again. I'm sure you'll be creating some amazing things in your newly reorganized space -can't wait to see them!!

Anne said...

Barb- your organization looks wonderful! Glad you are able to re-purpose some of those things you can get from work! Love your newly organized space!

Lin said...

Thanks for the pictures, Barb - I think sometimes organization gets away from us, and you're so right, if you know where everything is, it makes creating so much easier. So glad to see you posting again, my friend!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Thanks for the tour Barb! It was fun seeing all your creative organizational spaces.

CinnamonSally said...

Your craft space looks fabulous Barb, I am sure this will help with your mojo!

Virginia L. said...

Wowee, Barb! now YOU have inspired me to get organized!! LOVE your space and organization. I bet your mojo is all back and can't wait to see what you create!

Rachel W K said...

love the new space! i always have to have my things in the right spot, or else I don't want to make anything either! Have fun with your room, and enjoy all those days off :)

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love your craft room tour! Looks like you are all organized and ready to create! Wish I could come create with you. :) Enjoy your time off!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb,

I loved hearing about how you changed your craftroom; you sure have been busy. I know what you mean about not being able to work when things are in a mess. I am always arranging my craftroom because I can never find the right solution to being organized. Thanks for the inspiration and also for sharing your photos. Take care and God bless. Hugs to you.

Tiffany said...

Beautiful use of those crates from work! Glad you are able to recycle those items and I love how you placed all of your woodblock stamps!

maryse n. said...

I loved seeing your craft room. I'm hoping this will motivate me to go clean mine. It's so bad right now.

alexandra s.m. said...

It's amazing Barb!
It's looking so perfect I'm not sure I would dare to use anything now... heeheehee
TFS~

Simone said...

Loved seeing your awesome craft room Barb! I can't wait to see what you create on your time off! Enjoy the break! :)

Dawn said...

Looks very organised now Barb. I started a while ago.... but now I need to start all over again. I like some of your storage ideas. Given me some inspiration...

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Barb, this is awesome! Now, you make me want to clean & organize my room.

sheila said...

your crafting space looks wonderful Barb....you must surely feel the need to get it all messed up again now! one more thing....please come organize mine! I will give you lunch if you drive the 6 hours ;-D

Karen B. said...

Wow, there are some fantastic tips in here, thank you so much! Love your organization.

Nancy said...

I have no idea how I missed this post so thanks for the heads up! Your organized desk looks ready for lots of crafting action. I know what you mean, I always have clearer focus when my space is uncluttered. Happy Stamping, sweet friend!

donna mikasa said...

Oooh la la! Would you like to fly to Hawaii and help me get organized?? Seeing your work area has inspired me to clean up my desk, too! Thanks, Barb! I'm sure you'll be crafting again in no time!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow so love your organized crafting place. I wish I had the space to be this organized, I scrap at my table and only have a closet cupboard to store everything. Wish I could pop over and scrap with you! Hugs.

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing your space! Great organization. I saw a few ideas I'm going to have to borrow. Thanks!

Suzanne C said...

What wonderful organization! Looks so clean and neat. Now to keep it that way when you are in midst of a big crafting spree!