Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My "Working" Vacation & Blog Candy Time!

I am now near the end of my "working vacation".  I think I need 3 weeks instead of just 10 days!!! I have done an initial purge of stamp sets and some cardstocks. I still have to go through all the stamp cabinets, paper, embossing folders, and embellishments. My sister is on vacation and she is doing the same thing. She helped me last night and she took some of my things she really wanted and we have some things for my sister-in-law. But it seems like there is still so much stuff! We had hoped to put together card kits but there is no way I can get it all done in 10 days. It will take another two weeks to put them all together. The nice thing is I have found some really nice stuff for blog candy that I forgot I even had to give away! I have enough blog candy to last for 4 months! :0) 

Well, this is what my craft room looks like after the first run through. I won't show you the piles of stuff all over my kitchen counters, table and outside on 4 six foot tables!!! Let's just say my sister and I have a mess! LOL 

Hope you enjoy the pictures of it as it is now. I'll take some more after I finish emptying it it some more. :0) I can't wait to get a cozy for my Zing(covered now in a owl pattern cloth), valances and a skirting to cover my cardstock so it won't fade out from all the sun coming through the window.(probably not the best spot for cardstock but I had to make do with this room and that's where it fits. hehe)

Don't you just love my saying I posted! :0)
"Nothing is more exhausting than the task that is never started." Gretchen Ruben
I'm such a procrastinator, so this is a good one for me!

 My work space. I love my saying above the ribbon holder.
"It's nice to BE important , but more important to be NICE. "

This is my little work space area. And those little bottles are Terri Sprouls New Mixers along with her glitter, glass glitter and a darken mix. This is the whole set. What do you think??? Hint...what a cool blog candy this would make! :0)

 I was so happy when I found these ribbon racks. (3 shelves each stacked on each other) I got them on Etsy. I did't want a rack that I had to pull them off a rod. This is so much easier. Just lift them out when using.

 Love my punches and my clip rack. It's too full now so I need to purge it too. have unlimited space! LOL :0)

I finally have my drawers all labeled and where I want them. I wish I hadn't gotten the 12x12 paper holder on this storage unit. I find it hard to get the paper in and out and liked it better in the little storage unit like the one on the right under my workspace.

How do you like that bow maker? It is so nice. I got it through Our Daily Bread Designs. It was designed by Becca Freeken. I have 2 to give away for blog candy! They come with a DVD of how to make 6 different bows. So easy to use!

Perfect storage for my sticker maker, big shot, grand calibur, bind it all, mini sewing machine and some folders for this and that.

And don't you just love my collection of Raku pots on top of my stamp cabinets. They are done by my cousin Steve Chick. So talented! When the sun comes in late afternoon to evening you can see the colors change. I just love all the blue-greens and copper! Makes me feel creative just looking at them! :0)

Just a closer view of some of my storage. I love having the baskets with the stamp sets. Everything is labeled and in alphabetical order. I put a small piece of cardstock inside under the clear box so I would see the name of the stamp set better. But I love my Kaisercraft binders with the pouches and magnetic sheets to hold my dies. Each binder has different companies and within companies I have decorative separate from basic shapes and tags. It works well for me and keeps them neat and accessible.

Well, that's the tour for today! Take care and I will post all the stuff we pull out and how it looks on all the tables when were done!

So here's the question for Blog Candy: (please make sure you post your answer here on this post...thank you)

What is your favorite storage you use with your scrapbooking and stamping supplies?

I will draw for a surprise blog candy on Sunday the 27th. I'll post a picture of the blog candy then.