Monday, December 31, 2012

La Belle Vie Blog Hop~My Craft room 2012

If you came from Sandra's blog, you are in the right place. If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

Hey everyone! This month we are doing a blog hop featuring the La Belle Vie paper pack by Close to my Heart. I used the La Belle Vie Paper Pack
.  I just love this paper pack, I love anything about France or traveling~I hate that it is going to retire January 31st! I used my favorite cricut cartridge, the Artiste.

I used the La Belle Vie paper and the Artiste to add labels to many of my organizers and drawers.  I used the La Belle Vie paper and a Chalkboard sheet with the CTMH Chalk marker.  Super easy to write on the labels, if you mess up you can clean it off quick with a diaper wipe.  Do it quick though, or it is permament!  I also used CTMH Clear Treat Tubes to organize some accessories and in my Turn-About to keep those pesky skinny items from falling down~Love it!  Here are some pics:

(Click here to see my updated craft room 2014)











I won't hold you hostage from the Diva's Blog Hop any longer.  :)  But, if you would like to see more pics of my craft room scroll on down.  I have a few storage tips I would love to share!

Thanks for joining me!!!   Click here to shop with me! Feel free to leave a comment, follow me or browse my blog.

I hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations!  If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas for the full list!


 The next blog on the list Traci!


More pics and tips from my craft room:


Most of my goodies are at my desk.  I really like everything easy to get to, and easy to put away.  I hate visual clutter, so I prefer everything hidden, while still in it's place.  All of my furniture is hand me downs from the rest of the house.  I use our old kitchen table as my desk, and our old entertainment center as the shelving surrounding it.  It actually is great for storage.  All the white cubbies I purchased at Michael's.


This is just a shelf from Target which I store my die-cutting accessories, lots of retired paper packs and extra paper.  I keep only my most used Cricut Cartridges.  The rest are easy to get to in the storage basket.  It has a lid that easily comes off to grab more of my cartridge stash.  I also have a Gypsy, so I really don't need them the actual cart too often.  ;)


I try to set up my craft room in zones  This old desk is where I do my embossing on some pieces of glass.  I also store my punches in the drawers.  My sewing machine is here too, because one day I intend to use it...



This old armoire has been used in almost every room in our house.  Now it has been retired to my craft room too.  It holds some of my albums, tons of ribbon and the drawers hold my kids old drawings and large photos that haven't found a proper place for yet.



This old table makes a great place for my Cricut Expression, Copics and Big Shot.  It is right next to the book shelf that holds all of my Spellbinders, Embossing folders and Sizzix dies.


I try to keep everything super easy to get to, I like to flip through to get to what I want.  I really love most things contained so there is less visual clutter.  Which is why I keep most of my Cricut cartridges on in the storage basket.  Most people like to see what the have, so they use it.  I guess I'm too OCD, lol!  I get overwhelmed with too much visual clutter, and can't get anything done.   The less I see the less I see the better.  ;)


Sizzix dies all hidden away in these two boxes.


This is how I store my Spellbinders.  Lots keep them in a binder, but I haven't seen this done and I love it!  So easy to flip through the box, find the set I want, use it and put away!  I cut the Spellbinder label down to fit and attach the magnet right to the back.  I like keeping it in case I ever need to reference it.



Z335-6"x6" paper organizers   They come in packs of 3 for $5.25

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Here is a closer look at my desk.



I keep my copic glitter pens {I use them on everything} in the old CTMH stamp scrubber, then they fit perfect on top of the stamp tower.


This is where I keep most of my accessories, but like many things in my craft room...It is ever changing!  I do love this drawer system I purchased at Joann's.  I can take the whole drawer our easily and put it back just as easy while a decide which exact button will work.  :)  The basket holds current paper packs I have already opened and lots of goodies to go through.



This is how I store my stamps right now...I have tried tons of ways and this option seems to be easiest to flip through and get what I want.  My kids use them too, so no tricky organizing system of my dreams here.  The ones that won't fit here I give to my daughter so she can keep them on her desk.


When I get a new stamp, the first thing I do is turn it around in the package.  Now I can actually see the whole stamp!  Warning, if I come to your craft room, I might turn yours around too...without being able to help myself!



In the black drawers I keep all of the items I use most and like to have at arms reach.  This is how I store my sponge daubers


I use a square if cardstock to show the color of each dauber also.


More ink pads, I love the new pigment inks from CTMH.  I keep them separate since they are small.  I also like to keep them upside down so they stay juicy.  I give all my old un-loved ink pads to my daughter.


To store my CTMH Acrylic blocks, I have lined my bin with a silcone mat used for shelf liner.  It keeps them from getting scratched, or sliding around.


Ribbon that won't fit in my Clip it Up Ribbon rack...


My biggest tip is only keep out what you use out.  I tend to go through my stash often and donate what I haven't used in a year. Then it goes to my daughter or in my closet.  I am NOT showing my closet to anyone!  :)  I hope you enjoyed seeing my craft room and I passed along some storage tips and inspiration.  I know I always love seeing how others store their stash!

To see my updated post of my craft room, including a Youtube video Click here


Thanks for joining me!!!













32 comments:

  1. I like your La Belle Vie creation and LOVE your craft room. Mine is an organized mess. Many things are in storage boxes and are labeled but there is just too much stuff. I will pine away for the look of yours. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Cydney! I didn't show my closet! That's where I stash the rest, lol! So glad you liked it :)

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  2. You have just about everything you need...I set up the same way with stations and the boxes for organizing everything. thanks for sharing

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    1. You make me want to get on a plane and come over and craft with you...lol

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    2. Thanks Bridgette! I wish you could, lol! I have no crafty friends but one, and she is always too busy...:)

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  3. Amazing craft space! You are sooooo organized! I have an old entertainment center in mine too over my desk--our great minds meet again, lol. Oh, by the way....Your project is fabulous! Did you use colonial white or white daisy to stamp the image? :)

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    1. Thanks, Amie! It's ever changing and a work in progress! Isn't the old entertainment center the greatest? I've used it for about 4 years and love it~especially since it was free! Too funny that you do too, I've never seen anyone else use it. Great minds :) Thanks, it was a last minute throw together, I used white daisy.

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  4. Love your craft room and everything has it ' s own place!! Great job.

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  5. I love your canvas. The stamped image is so crisp and perfect. Did you use white daisy ink? It was so fun seeing your craft space. I'm uber organized too and it just makes crafting so much more fun and easy! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Dana! Yes, I used white daisy. I love organizing my stuff and get so excited when I find the *perfect* way to store supplies! :)

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  6. Wow that's fabulous! I do the same things with my stamps and are always switching other people's without realizing it!!

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    1. Thanks Shannon! That's just the way they go! :)

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  7. Amazing! Will you come to my house? ha ha Love it all! It's so great to see innovative ways to organize.

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  8. I just moved and am setting up my craft room... your tips are a great help and inspiration.. I am finding it hard to craft with everything in its proper place :) but I am determined to learn! Thanks for sharing ;) Kathi

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    1. Thanks, good luck setting up your craft room. My tip for you, don't make anything permanent...you will change you mind over and over and want to change it! Have fun :)

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  9. I am so jealous of your organization. I have some stuff here and other stuff there. Last year I bought all those storage bins and drawers and they are still under the bed unwrapped. One day....
    The chalkboard sheet looks great. Thanks for the ideas.

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    1. Thanks Debi! One day for sure, you will decide it's time! Don't feel bad, notice I did not show inside my closet, lol! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

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  10. Great ideas for organizing, love the labels

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  11. Great projects! Once my college student goes back to college this late January, I can officially claim her room for my scrapbooking room so I will need some tips...thank you!! Got great ideas!

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    1. Thanks, Traci! You will be in heaven, and hopefully it will help you not miss her so much! Glad you got some ideas. I love helping people :)

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  12. Oh my, love how organized you are, and I'm on way to turn my stamp sets around, why didn't I think of that, thanks!!

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    1. Thanks Mimi! I think you will love it! :)

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  13. Wish I could be so organized. Good job.

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  14. your craft space is fab. I love some of your storage ideas - especially the stamps!

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