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My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Frosted Designs Crafting Space Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Frosted Designs Crafting Space Blog Hop.  Above you will see how my scrap nook looks most of the time!!

And Nook it is, my scrap space is a corner of my basement that I share with my in home daycare.  I have to store my supplies where little fingers can not reach!!

You should have arrived from LYNN If you found me first, please go to the BEGINNING so you don't miss anything!

Here is a complete list of blogs in case you get lost along the way!





Here it is cleaned up a bit.

I have a few tips and tricks to share with you:

I use baby food containers to store my buttons and brads.  They fit perfectly in a 12x12 Iris case.

In order to keep my daycare kids out of my supplies, I use two of these Iris towers to house supplies for:  me, Tyler, Tanner, baseball, bowling, Halloween, Christmas, Vintage, Disney and card templates.

On top is my buttons/brads case and two purple cases that hold projects I am working on and projects I want to take with me to crops or classes.

Here are my Imagine and E2.  On top of my Imagine are 2 Recollections cartridge keepers that I use for my Imagine carts.

My E2 is sitting on another Iris tower.  These cases house:  stamps, inks, bind-it-all supplies (including scrap papers cut for future note pads), vinyl, sketches and punches.

I sort my Imagine carts by image carts and paper pattern carts.

My Gypsy sits next to my E2 on a $3 plate easel.  I use a binder clip to hold my cords up on the easel.  This way they do not fall on the floor when I unplug them.  I got this idea from Pinterest.

I hang my ribbons from big binder rings under a shelf.  I got the idea and pattern for the ribbon holders HERE.

My desktop spinning organizer came from Michaels.  I keep my tools in one slot, pens/pencils in another, and liquid adhesives in the third.  I use paper cups inside the slots to hold my tools and pens together.

The divided slots hold my crop-a-dile, rulers, tiny hole punch (for brads) and my tweezer and flower petal stylus kit. 

I keep my ATG gun and label maker in the center.

The drawers hold my cricut refill blades, scraper and other blade refills.

I also keep my wire cutters handy for my Bind-it-All.

This holds a lot of frequently used tools and I use it a lot!

I made my own "Clip It" from a wine bottle and lamp shade frame.  See how I made it HERE.

I bought this 3 tier wire tray from Wal-Mart in the bath accessories.  On the bottom tier I put my tape runners and pop dots.  The middle tier houses my double sided tape, glue dots and masking tape.  The top tier holds my Tiny Attacher (stapler), staples and tissue tape.


This expanding file folder was purchased at Wal-Mart and I use it to house my scraps.

Each color has 2 sections, one for solids and one for patterns.

I bought this itso cube from Target and store my 12x12 colored cardstock inside.  I use a "shelf" as my lid (dust cover).  The plastic containers inside came from Hobby Lobby and my stash.

I keep it on the floor so I can look down and select the perfect shade of green!!  My SIL gave me this idea.  She put the casters on the bottom so she could roll her crate out from under her table.  I have carpet so no casters for me!!

I got this Stickles storage idea from Pinterest.  I bought an 8x10 acrylic frame from Michaels and put three rows of stick on velcro on.  I put velcro on the bottles and stuck them on upside down.  

I put a piece of cardstock in the frame.

Behind my table, I use my window ledge and buckets to store:  gems, new punches, stickles overstock, twine, glitter, mists and tiny beads.

If I keep supplies where I can see them, I remember to use them!

Under my table is my cricut carts (in the black and white bags) my old Expression and the white polka dot bag holds my Smash supplies.  My MS Scoreboard is tucked between the Iris tower and table legs.

My room rarely looks this clean because I can not work if it is too sterile :)

Every time I am forced to clean, I find things I no longer need.  I am giving away my extras as blog candy today. 



To enter, please #1 Leave me a comment including which of my tips was your favorite and #2 a way to contact you.

I will draw a winner on Tuesday!!

Thanks for coming by today!!  Your next stop is SARAH.

56 comments:

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow, thanks for a tour of your room. I think your best tips is if you can't see it you don't use it! I have so much stuff but it is all put away and I keep buying the same things over and over as I didn't realize I already had. So I am going to start organizing and going through my goodies so I know what I have and EXACTLY WHERE IT IS! Thanks for that great tip!

Ann said...

Great room! Love the "Clip It" Very creative!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful craft space. Like the wine bottle clip it idea & the way you store your stickles. I need to have some of you come & redo my crafting space into a wonderful area like you have. Thanks for giveaway chance. My email address with subbing the symbols for the words in parens is:
sunshine(underscore)honeybee2004(at sign)yahoo(dot)com
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Andrea Fogleman said...

Awesome tour of your creative space. Thanks for the tips and sharing your space.

debbiebakk said...

I was curious to see where this creative mind works...great space even tho you are in a corner...Like the pinterest idea with the stickles board (which I have pinned) but haven't got around to making it yet...this blog hop was such a creative one really like checking out everyones creative space Happy Scrappin!

Lynn said...

What a great space. I love the way you organized your ribbon..and the baby food jars..fabulous idea!

BrendaB said...

You have some really great storage ideas, Lori! Love the use of the baby food jars and your DIY clip-it-up, and I am definitely gonna get a plate easel to hold my Gypsy. Thanks for sharing!

Audra said...

I love that your space looks lived in like mine :) many good tips but my fav is the sticklers with the Velcro so going to use that. You can contact me at Audra.meahl@gmail.com

Karen Bahit said...

Oh my... thank you so so much for sharing your room and tips with me... I love the stickles idea and may just have to do that in my craft area.
Blessings...

Hoppily,
Karen
https://www.facebook.com/karenseventhdeployedmombahit?ref=tn_tnmn

April said...

Very nice! I love the baby food jar idea...
- April (april121499ATyahooDOTcom)

Catt said...

Good Day Ms Lorie! Thanks for the Space Ideas it helps me a lot..I love the small bucket on your table and the spinning organizer..wish I can have one...love it so much!

All the Best!
Catt
cattleyabautista16@gmail.com

Susan Martin said...

I love your space! The stickles idea and the baby food container ideas.. fantastic!

Ashley Horton said...

I love the pretty color of your room Lori, and you've got some awesome storage space!!!

Teresa Jaye said...

oh this is so fun - peaking in on everybody! Love your space and all of your storage ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Nikki said...

I think your velco stickles is such a smart idea Love it :) thanks for showing all your storage tips hugs Nikki
elusionary60 at hotmail.com

JennyH said...

A nice compact space, everything within reach, love your clip-it, such a cool idea : )
Thanks for the chance to win your candy.

jenfa1@tpg.com.au

CarlyJo said...

Thank you so much for sharing all your ideas, its so amazing what crafters can use to make out crafty crap easy to store! I LOVE the Stickles storage, a great way to always make sure they are ready to go. Thank you for the chance to win some goodies. You can contact me, if I be the lucky lady via my e-mail. Ilovereich@atlanticbb.net but I am following and I will be able to keep up with you!

Julie Dionne said...

Hi Lori ! Your most useful tip for me is your scraps storage in an expandable file folder. I was actually wondering about the best way to store my scraps and I will definitely use your idea. I like your organizing solutions, quite creative ! Thanks for sharing ! If I'm the lucky winner, you can reach me at dionne.julie@videotron.ca but I will also follow your blog. Thanks for the opportunity !

Anita Scroggins said...

Great idea with the baby food containers. I used to use baby food jars attached under a shelf! Love your space!!

Allisa said...

Love your purple chair! Love the ribbon rings, will have to add those to my future project list!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

How the idea of using the baby food jars for your buttons and bards

Angela said...

I love how you store your stickles on the velcro upsidedown! Brilliant!

angela at alexfam dot com

D- said...

Wow so many good ideas. Well if I had to choose one it is the 3 tier rack from WMart. This is just what I need to keep my most used supplies in. TFS your crafting space.
dmcardmaker at aol dot com

Creative M said...

Fabulous Craft Space!!My favorite tip is the Stickles Storage..great Tip!

sandee said...

I love all your storage idea, and I do a Project Pinterest link up, so would LOVE to have someone like yourself link up with us. You like to do projects from your pins, WE like to do projects from our pins, but we want to see what everyone is up to, nosey bunch! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Laura Alberts said...

I love the idea of using baby food containers to store brads!! Brilliant!

Christina Ketelsen said...

Lori, Great work space babe.Love the little tin pale's and the stickles holder. Thank's for sharing! Christina

loulou said...

I love seeing the "lived in" scrap space. Organisation is good, but I think you need to make a little mess to create. Love your wine bottle clip up, great idea. Cheers Linda
http://twooffroadersandadog.blogspot.com.au/

Karon said...

I love the space - my favorite of the tips is using baby food containers for the buttons and brad.

karon.hughes@gmail.com

http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

Lori said...

I need a basement! I always say that! I love the idea of the baby food jars, great tip, you have a great space, much bigger than mine.


lori.bourg@gmail.com

Rachelle said...

the homemade *clip-it* is the best idea ever! definitely something i am going to try. thanks so much for sharing and adding the link to see how it is made! :)

Sandra said...

Great room!
Sandra

Margaret said...

Nice room. Glad to see that room is being used...and having fun in it!!

Cat said...

Gorgeous room and some great tips! I especially like the DIY clip it system! I'm following you now xx

Cat said...

....and I think i may have just become your 1000th follower! Xx

L.B. said...

Love the plate holder for your Gypsy...so simple and just the right size. TFS
http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

I am just like you...I need to be able to see all my supplies or I'll forget that I have them! I really love the "bathroom" shelf! It's such a good idea I might have to go get one!! Thanks for sharing all your tips too!

sarahstone said...

Great space, Lori. I like your velcro idea. I need to get me some of that. Contact me at sarahstone@marykay.com. thanks :)

Sarah

Emily H said...

Great crFt room! I love your stickles holder! The colors of the walls are super fun!

Ceal said...

great use of a shared space!

julie e said...

Thanks for sharing your space - lots of great ideas here!

Roxy said...

I just love your ribbon hanger and homemade clip-it-up - a wine bottle, seriously?! AMAZING!!! I would love to win your candy, and you can contact me by leaving me a comment on my blog! Hugs, Roxy.

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Thanks for sharing your scrap space...my favorite idea is the wine bottle "Clip it". I might have to give that one a try myself!

LindaV said...

Great workspace. I love the Stickles organization.

LindaV
TheTulipCollector

scrapbaby! said...

The baby food containers are such a great idea! Cool space!

Laurie Petritis said...

fav tip?? Def the one with the plate holder for housing the Gypsy, and the binder clips..... brilliant! thanks for sharing your space.

Laurie Petritis said...

you trulely know how to make the most of your space, and space that get curiosities from little fingers! You are an "A" in my book!

Laurie Petritis said...

great space, very organized to have home day care and craft space in the same place! LOL kinda rhymed.

Debbie said...

Enjoyed looking at your craft room. You are so organized. Love your use of the baby food jars to organize your buttons and brads.

fairyrocks said...

Clever storage ideas, Love that you have a rolly chair to slide around on too. Thanks for sharing

Becky B. said...

BRILLIANT idea making a clip it from a wine bottle - thanks for sharing the "how-to" link with us!! You've got a great craft space! :)

scrappinbeckyb@cox.net
http://scrappinbeckyb.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Thanks for showing us around your space! My favorite tip was the plate holder to hold the gypsy :)
~Kim
follower
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Antonia said...

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.
kisses kisses

Antonia P. Italy

Katherine said...

I love the idea with the ribbon on the binder rings. I find that keeping mine in a plastic shoe box doesn't do me much good, because I forget it's there.

My email is katherinestamps at msn dot com.

CraftyGirl said...

You are one organized girly!!! I loved seeing your creative space! Thanks for the tip on storing the stickles!

Barb :)

Ellen Jarvis said...

Ooooh, I just love peeking into others' craft rooms! Thank you for sharing your space with me, at least across the (s)miles. I can't imagine the fear of having little fingers touching your "stuff". Every time my little Charlotte ventures up here, I keep a very close eye on her. I finally convinced her to sing "clean up, clean up" and task her with picking up all the little paper snivels on the floor, LOL. YAY!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
e-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net