Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Craft Area...The Before Pictures

As most of you know I have been moving around all the rooms in my home after we had some major renovations last year. (poorly done renovations I might add but then I digress. hehe) The pictures here are of how I had my stamping supplies stored. Half of everything was in a closet. (pictured above) Sadly tons of stuff was in boxes and moved around whenever we had company so they wouldn't see what a mess I kept. :0)And the pictures of the room with the toys are now in a room with my exercise equipment. And the toy room is now my stamping studio. I still have the finishing touches to do this week and then I will post the pictures.

I know one thing and it is, that I am unable to be creative in a cluttered mess. I need a place for everything and everything in it's place! :0) Now, I haven't been doing that because I had so much stuff it was stored in boxes in a closet. I got in and out of boxes and tried to keep the most used stuff in a closet(pictured above). I had to carry everything in to the kitchen when I was working on it. What a mess. It felt like I had stuff laying around all over the house. Well, now with an open room right next to my kitchen, I will have plenty of space and if I need a cutting area I can use one of the long kitchen counter tops. The key to my new stamping area is to always put everything away after I use it. I will be unveiling it this week when I post the winner of this months blog candy.

I am putting together all my blog candy for this month (posting it later today) and for next month. I will be prepared. I let things get a little out of hand at the beginning of the month and I will never do that again! I felt so bad, that it took me a week to get out the last blog candy for the masculine card ideas. :0( Thank you for all who got a package for your patience.

I just hope my dear friends you know how much I appreciate all your comments and sharing my blog with others. I am doing a fun blog candy this week. There will be 2 very nice prizes. I will draw 2 names this week and the first winner will get to chose which one they want. (hopefully the 2nd person won't be disappointed. I promise they will both be nice prizes)

So although things have been a bit quiet on my blog, I assure you I'm still here and will continue to blog. :0)

As always, I wish you time to be creative but most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post...


  1. Wow it still all looked pretty organised! Yeah its hard when everything is in boxes .. and you don't utilise it either because you don't know whats in there.
    I too have been trying to put away everything as I use it. I have started keeping zip lock bags with my paper scraps... a seperate bag for each colour. And coloured images are now kept in a shoe box. I have started putting embellishments such as flowers and ribbon pieces in photo album pockets! Works well as I can flip the pages and see whats there.
    Thanks for sharing your crafting space :)

  2. I would just love an organized room like yours. Mine is rather cluttered. Ok, it is really cluttered!


  3. Shirley I love your organizational skills, I have some but not like yours. Someday I hope that it rubs off on me sometime before I leave this earth.
    Once I get things put away and organized, I can't find it. HAHA
    I have to think where did I put and sometimes when I find what was I thinking. DianeM

  4. I forgot to mention Thank you again Shirley for mention again on your blog. I appreciate it. DianeM