Monday, February 10, 2014

Jayne's craft space challenge

Well, Jayne from BBTB2 has challenged us share our craft spaces...For me, that meant clean up ASAP! When I first started making scrapbooks, I stored everything on a shelf in my bedroom armoire...and lugging everything out while the kids were sleeping wasn't fun...So I decided to claim some space on our corner computer desk...Well, I soon outgrew that and became fascinated by IKEA storage all over Pinterest and picked up some storage units. Love the bright white cubes, esp down here in the playroom where it is often pretty dark. Still have to clean up some more (didn't take pics of the mess) and paint the walls...But this corner of the downstairs is my space -- I love it. 


Above is my embellishment center -- loved corralling all of those little itty bitty things and being able to grab the right shade of the right flower, button or brad without making a much of mess. I also don't expect that I will ever use it all, but ever since sorting my bling I have stopped buying,  knowing that I have enough, no matter how good a deal is.


Above is my cricut and tool center...With enough space to always find and access my toys. You can see that I am old-school when it comes to my cricut. I will run my cricut into the ground, using real carts (not digital) that I have collected -- at bargain prices. I have NEVER paid full price for a cricut cartridge. Some of them went for $100! My collection is feeling a bit obsolete, as the new machine and cloud technology means that others can digitally access my collection for a small monthly fee. In the meantime, I am using my investment and having fun.



Here is a tall photo of my back wall -- I also have my ribbon in mason jars, and love them corralled there on that wall shelf. No more finding ribbon everywhere!

Share your photos -- with us at BBTB2 and here -- don't be shy, we'd all love to see your scrappy escape!

14 comments:

  1. Your crafty space is rather fabulous!

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  2. Your space is just beautiful Laura and organized so pretty too! I love the clean and crisp lines you have going on. I love that everything is displayed and right at your fingertips. I don't digital either, and will run my cricuts into the ground to just having fun with my machine and carts! Truly a fabulous space! Hugs!

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  3. I love your craft space and the furniture is beautiful ! Fantastic way to store your embellishments !! Hope you have a wonderful week !

    Hugs,
    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. Love your craft space Laura and it looks real tidy to me! I'm with you and don't do digital either. I have embellishment centre envy! Lol...it looks fabulous, wish it was available in the UK!

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  5. Love your cricut and tool center! I love my expression too!

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  6. Super fun craft space, Laura!!! Absolutely LOVE your embellishment center! So jealous!!! Everything is so organized, too! Thanks for the pics! Have a great week!!!

    Emily
    Mollie's Motif

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  7. Your space is so organized and neat! I love these cubes from Ikea. You really used these well. I also love how you stored your ribbons in the jars, it looks so pretty, also.

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  8. Ikea has the best shelves! I don't know if I could stop buying bling even if it was so organized! Your space is awesome! Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!

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  9. How totally organized!! I love your little shelf with the buttons and flowers and those deep drawers look fantastic! Wonderful happy place!

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  10. Very nice crafty space of your own :) Thx for stopping by my blog today. I am a new follower of yours, I hope you will come back over and follow me too :) http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com/

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  11. Fantastic Crafty Space Laura!! I so love how organized you are. Love the mason jars for your ribbon. :)

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  12. Wow, Laura what a fabulous crafting area. It's what dreams are made of.

    Hugs Diane

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  13. Great craft space...so nicely organized...I would have to clean mine up first before I would show it on my blog...it's been a bit well loved lately with me being house bound with all the snow we have been having.

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  14. I am also a real cartridge girl! Glad to know I'm not the only one!!!! I covet your Ikea storage units-that is what I dream about for someday! Looks like a fantastic place to craft!
    :)
    Michelle

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