Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Some reorganizing and a spring cleaning giveaway

Hi everyone!  So last Friday, I made an impromptu trip to IKEA and ended up buying stuff to reorganize a portion of my craft area.  If you're like me, it's fun to get some new  organization stuff every once in a while.  Here are a couple pictures of what I did.
 Here is my main area, which is off the family room (on the left).  Yeah, I admit it, I have organized clutter everywhere.  Every surface of my craft area has a box/container of some sort with my stuff in it.  But, hey, I like things out where I can see them!
This is under my desk.  Because my desk faces a window, don't have a lot of wall space for shelves and such, so I utilize EVERY INCH of floor space I have.  I bought a couple Billy height extension unit pieces (both the 20" and the 32" sizes).  Technically, they are supposed to go on the top of the bookcases, but I used them on the floor to give me a sturdy way to have extra shelf space. I installed under mounted lighting (also from IKEA) to help me see where things are when I craft at night.
The white boxes are Kassett boxes, they are a stiff cardboard material and work perfectly for stamps, ribbons, buttons etc.  I keep my Gina K stamps in A5 clear 3 ring binders which I buy online at Univenture.  The middle shelf on the left are all my AMuse stamps and those colorful plastic organizers (between my Gina K stamp binders) are from Joanns (Jewelry section) and I keep all my buttons in them sorted by color.

Here is under the left side piece of the desk where I keep all my cardstock (Gina K, Amuse and Bazzill Card Shoppe) and my May Arts ribbon.
Here is a close up of how I store some of the ribbons from The Stamp Simply Ribbon store.  I use the clear plastic boxes and sort the ribbons by category (silk, stripes, ric-rac, etc).  They help me keep my ribbons neat and organized.  You can see them behind my cardstock in CD boxes I bought at Target.
 Here is the top of my work space.  I have a slight addiction to inks and am constantly struggling how to store them.  On the left I have my AMuse and SU inks in the SU ink holder with extension (I have so outgrown this).  On the right I have my extra inks and all my Gina K inks.  The top of the 4 tiered unit is supposed to be for ribbon, I removed the ribbon rod and I now use it to hold embellishments and more inks.
 
 Here is how I store my newly purchased sequins (love these)!  I had these little plastic containers from my friend Heidi who used to have an online store.  They held Dew Drops remember those from years ago?
 While I was doing the reorganizing/ spring cleaning, I found some extra goodies that could use a new home.  So I have a giveaway!
Here is what I have to pass on:
Paper Creations, Spring issue
Brand new GCD and Pink Paislee Christmas (used 3 sheets) paper packs 
 and
Corduroy brads, wooden buttons, wood veneer shapes, ribbon, flowers, buttons and bling!
To be entered, just leave me a comment here on this post and I will pick a winner on Sunday, May 5th.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

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48 comments:

  1. Your crafting area's definitely more organized than mine! Thanks for the storage tips. :)

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  2. You are well organized compared to my craft room at the moment. Looks good.
    Wonderful 'goodies' that you're giving away.
    Thank you for this opportunity
    ColleenB.

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  3. I LOVE buying new crafting storage items and I love Ikea.

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  4. Oh, so nice and neat!!! Some day...... I NEED to do this!! Thanks for the chance at the give away!

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  5. My craft room is growing so love the storage ideas and I have an Ikea in the area. Thanks for a chance at the give away!!

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  6. You have inspired me! Thanks for the pictures and giveaway opportunity.

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  7. Michelle, I love your organized space! The underneath area of your desk is a fantastic idea for those of us limited on space. I also like how you store your ribbon from Sharon's store. Great ideas I'd like to copy someday! ths.

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  8. I love your idea of storing sequins in little jars. Keeps them organized but in a small space.

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  9. I love how real your crafting area looks. I like to have my stuff out where I can see it, but mine looks cluttered!

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  10. Thanks for your organization inspiration. So nice of you to part with the goodies.

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  11. Wow! You really did some organizing. It looks great. I just love the under lighting. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. What a beautiful craft area to have. The lights under the desk is a great idea, wouldnt have thought of that. Perfect containers for everything. Thanks for some ideas.

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  13. Your craft room looks like mine. Neat and organized but not a showroom nor something that will show up on a pintestest. Those rooms make me drool! I'd love to check out your goodies. Such a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. What a wonderful craft space you have! Thanks for sharing your storage ideas. Thanks also for the chance to win some goodies.

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  15. LOL! I love your craft space! It looks like mine - a hodgepodge of this and that everywhere. :-) I keep threatening my hubby that he will have to buy a log cabin and put it in the back yard so I can have a whole "house" for my stamping stuff. Hee hee hee!!

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  16. I love your craft room! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. I just reorganized my craft room last week. Thanks for sharing your ideas . will use some of them

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  18. thanks for sharing the source of your storage units, appreciate that. i like to see what works for designers who have walked the walk and have arrived at a good working space..

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  19. Very nice and confined, I thought you had this massive room to craft in or havent you shown us all lol. Under the desk looks cool

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  20. Great use of that space! I need a JOB, so I can buy more ink! Hard to feed the habit with no income!! Sign me up for a chance at that giveaway!!

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  21. Your crafting space is fantastic! I love how colorful everything is. Thanks for the chance to win those awesome supplies!

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  22. Oh I'm so jealous! Love all your stuff! thanks for the giveaway :)

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  23. You did a BEAUTIFUL job organizing your room Michelle! It's PERFECT, everything has a place. I am still trying to organize everything... and we are moving in the summer of 2014... Love the way you set up your lights too (I need to move near an IKEA!) Thanks for a chance to adopt your supplies that are looking for new homes where they will be loved!
    ~ Meredith

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  24. Very lovely craft room and organizing storage. Love your stuffs! thanks for sharing this giveaway.
    ♥Luanne

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  25. You could always come and reorganize mine for me, i try so hard to keep it in some kind of order but it just never seems to stay tidy for very long lol. I love the idea of the lights underneath the workspace, i usually have to jhunt about for a torch if i want to find anything under mine. xNx

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  26. Wow Your area looks wonderful. I am just starting on mine and boy do I have a long way to go! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  27. You can come and do my area next ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. I'm hoping to get my room "in order" soon. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  29. I would love to win some goodies, the same as everyone else


    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  30. Hi Michelle, Your craft space reminds me of my space a little, except yours is more organized. I love how you store your inks and copics. Thanks for sharing your craft space pictures and ideas.

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  31. Love your crafting space. My is so messy sometime I cannot find what I want. Need to be inspired and clean up. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Cindi

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  32. I may as well enter! I love organizing stuff. I'm not so good at keeping it that way though. You have some great ideas here. Thanks!

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  33. Great tips to help organize my scrap place. I am always looking for new ideals. I love Ikea but try and stay away from there since it always cost me a bomb! Thanks for the chance to win the goodies. Have a great day, and happy scrapping!

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  34. Love your scrappin room, it is gorgeous and well organized. Thank you for a chance to win your goodies. I need a whole lot of organizing in my room.

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  35. Thanks for sharing your storage ideas. Looks really good.



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  36. love the window of your craftroom which allows sunlight to enter. I wish I could have a craftroom like that. and thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. You have so many supplies! How wonderful! And very organized. I jotted down a couple the names of sites you mentioned too (thanks!). Enjoyed looking at how you organize and I appreciate the chance to win.

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  38. Thanks for sharing your crafty space with us!! Looks like you've done a fine job with the organizing!

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  39. Ilike what you've done with the Ikea stuff. I have been thinking I need to make a trip. Love the white boxes.

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  40. Very cute cards !!! and great craft room !!!!

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  41. What a wonderful collection of goodies! Thanks for the chance to win. Great storage ideas too! :)

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  42. Thanks for the chance to win! I would use it to make more cards for operation Write Home

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  43. Wow, I wish my craft space was that well organized. I'm using a nook beside my kitchen, so I would love to learn to make better use of my smaller space.

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  44. Wonderful crafting space - you are so organized! Thanks very much for the chance to win!

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  45. Would be nice to win something

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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