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Saturday, July 31, 2010

a few small changes can make a HUGE difference...

Over the last 18 months or so, we have gone through our tiny condo and put in some storage shelving in each of the closets.  It's helped SO MUCH!  Although the pictures below are not specific to my crafting space, you still get the idea.  It might cost a little up-front (please keep in mind that we didn't use anything fancy...just a few options from our local Home Depot), but extra space is totally worth it!  :)

Click here for more details!

If you've got some before and after pictures of your closet re-organization, please leave a link in your comment.  I would love to see what you've done.


Friday, July 30, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bridget's studio

I will let Bridget explain her studio.
My studio (I love calling it that) is actually in a guest bedroom. I
gave myself a budget of $75. I wanted a work-place that was organized
and fun. I was really struggling with my sickers and my stamps,
photos and misc. stuff! I would just stack everything on paper trays,
and it wasn't pretty!

There was an old brown dresser in the guest bedroom. My in-laws
purchased it at an auction for less than $15 about twenty years ago.
It has huge, deep drawers. I spent about $12 sanding and re-painting
it. I'm using the top drawer for stamping, and the middle drawer has
my current scrapbooking albums.

I use the utility cart for storing stickers. I have them divided up
by theme. I use the hanging wall cabinet for ribbons and storing
photos that are waiting to be cropped. I also have two pink
containers. One pink container holds all my adhesives, while the
other holds all the little tickets and hotel room keys I manage to
collect. The caddy on the dresser holds scissors, scrapbooking
markers, hole punches, brads and my corner rounder.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Paula Pascual inkpads storage

Last week I posted my blog how I store my ink pads, a key element of my crafting. The acrylic unit is from Muji, the wooden racks are a old cassette holders and the shelf is from Ikea.
Click here for the post that goes into detail and here for the main page of the blog.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Scrapinsides scraproom

This is Scrapinsides scraproom. I love the clean lines and hidden storage. I love the idea she has to hang all her LO's on the wall. Go check it out here

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Betty Unmounted Rubber Stamps Storage

Betty came up with this idea to store my UM stamps and had my husband help me build it.
Check it out here and here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Coloured Pencil Storage

Kasia solved her pencil storage problems by making and decorating her own display box.

As we all know, supplies that you can see are the supplies that are most likely to be used - keeping pencils tucked away in their original boxes can mean they never see the light of day!

Kasia's problem was that she had different sets of pencils with similar shades and couldn't really see if they'd work together when they were all stored separately. By creating a segmented display box to store her pencils in, she has colour inspiration at her fingertips and can easily see how well pencils from different sets work together.

You can view her original post (in Polish) here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kara's Stickles storage idea

Kara's idea on how to make a Stickles Storage box is very clever and useful.

Check how Kara make here.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Raising the table

Today I would like to share a little idea that I used for my studio. It is not new by any means, but it has made a dramatical improvement on my back. Basically, I have just raised the height of the table by using attachable legs, which also has given me more space for storage underneath the table.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Slice Design Cards Storage

I'm always a fan of crafty storage that's a crafty project in itself - this storage project was designed to hold a collection of 'Slice' memory cards and the booklets that come along with them, but could just as easily be used to store and catalogue your photo memory cards.

Using decorative book covers, self-adhesive velcro and a plastic pocket - Jenni has created a pretty solution for storing easy-to-misplace memory cards. You can see her original post here (in German - have your translation program at the ready!)

This nifty little project comes to us from 'Yosemite's Scrapbook'

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Daphne Hardy's Studio

Lovely, just lovely. I think I could really be very happy creating here.

Click here for her blog.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Tara Anderson's Studio Tour

While on the Flikr Gallery this week I bumped int Tara Anderson's photo stream and found her studio. Which has lots of suplies in very cute containers and great ideas!
This pens are ina utensil caddy, doesn't it look great!

Lots of baskets hold different stuff!

She also has great flea market and garage sale finds troughout.

For more pictures and ideas, visit Tara's Flikr Craft Room Set
Also Tara's Blog


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