Sunday, March 6, 2011

New Ribbon Organization & Room Redo

I really like the ribbon holders from Michael's, but I found that a lot of my ribbon didn't fit or I had to cut down the trimming and try to shove them in. I bought this curtain rod from (yes you guessed it) IKEA about a year ago for a whopping $1.99 and debated whether or not to use it. I like how it's displayed, but we'll see if they unravel after a while. There jammed in there pretty good so they are supporting themselves as well.

I also put my desks back the way they were before. The room is 10' x 11' and is too small to have 1 giant desk in the middle. When I do have more than 1 person over I can always screw the legs onto the 2nd smaller desk to make 1 large one again.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Clear Mount Stamp Storage

I bought these DVD wall mount holders back in May, but never could really figure out where I wanted them or if I really wanted to use this method of storage. I just bought some empty cases for my acrylic stamps that I hadn't put in my stamp binder yet due to space restrictions in the cubes, so I thought I better get these up before I have piles of DVD cases everywhere. I'm a minimalist when it comes to things hanging on the wall, but I still want to have easy access to my supplies or I won't use them. We'll see how this works out.

I bought these shelves at IKEA..of course :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Cabinet = New Tool Organization

 I got the ALEX rolling cabinet from IKEA for Christmas to better organize my tools.  I didn't like having to get up, go around my table, then open drawers to get my stamp cleaner, etc.  Now everything I need is right next to me and for me the easier it is to get at things, the more I will scrapbook.  I also like that it is on wheels so when I have people over cropping then I can put my computer and my silhouette on the cart and have space for 1 more cropper.  I didn't take a picture or the carousel on top of my desk, but now that I have the 'tool chest' I condensed the tote carousel and the jetmax one to minimize unused items on my desktop.
The first drawer has all my basic tools.
The second drawer has my embossing and stamp tools.
The third drawer has all my secondary cutting tools.
The fourth drawer has all my colouring supplies.  I wanted this higher, but the first three drawers are shallow and the supplies won't fit height wise.
In the fifth drawer I have my copic makers (ciao) and my Martha Stewart Scoring Board, which I love BTW.
The last drawer has my Bazzil In-stitch and Imaginisce i-sew tools in the bag and I just toss my laptop power cable in here when I'm not using it.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cardstock Organization

These are the new Jetmax cubes for organizing your scrapbook paper.  They are designed to house your 12" x 12" cardstock or patterned papers in 12" x 12" hanging file folders.  The 12" x 12" hanging file folders are quite expensive (6 for approx. $10 if I remember correctly).  Each cube comes with 6 of them which will get you started.  I decided that I really needed a permanent home for my 8 1/2" x 11" Stampin' Up! cardstock, but 11" wide hanging folders are too small.  I asked my husband to drill 4 new holes in the sides and make the bars slightly lower to fit my colour tabs.  If you use these cubes for 12" x 12", the tabs do not fit as those hanging folders fit just perfectly snug in the cubes.  I highly recommend these cubes.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Wow it has been a while since my last post!  As soon as the nice weather hits you'll find me in my garden.  I feel like my scrapbook room has been neglected, so I'll start with a fresh post!
In this cube, along with my clear mount stamp and embellishment binders, I have my idea binder.  Which is grouped into sections.
In the front I have all my general layout ideas that I got from places like 'Page Maps'.  The next tab is ideas about things I'd like to Scrapbook.  I'll write things like "Trip to Jamaica" and maybe sketch out something I want to see in my layout or techniques or products I'd like to use.  In the next section I'll stuff in ads of products I like or things they do.  Next I'll write out steps for techniques.  Then the next section is where I post other peoples layouts that I like for inspiration. 
The last section is for card ideas.  When I make a card I always seem to start with a stamp set in mind then go from there.  This section is laid out by stamp set name, this way when I'm stuck for an idea for a card I can go to that exact set and get inspiration.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


I did have my punches in a drawer in one of the cubes, but it wasn't working for me.  They were taking up valuable real estate, so I went searching for a better idea.  I've seen many websites where people use these Kitchen Rails from Ikea.  I didn't want them mounted on the wall as I'm not big on having a cluttered space even if it looks organized.  I always think about resale value of my home and if we decide to sell and the people looking at the house aren't scrapbookers, then they just see the holes in the walls they are going to have to repair.  Or the holes we'd have to repair before putting it up for sale.  I like it being on the door as when it's closed it's pretty and when it's open it's functional.  I bought the matching longer basket to hold the new EK Slimline Punches too.  I prefer these bigger punches and I will be buying more of them before SU! switches to the slimline version, so I foresee getting more of these rails very soon.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

General Update

I just started having classes in my Scrapbook Room, so I had to rearrange the furniture to accomodate 4 people (or just me as my stuff just seems to spread as I get into a project.  I've also started an orchid collection.  They need lots of sunlight and seem to like it at the end of the table.