Feb 23, 2011

Gibber Jabber & my craft room storage **pic heavy**

Hey there friends

I just wanted to quickly let you know that my ustream class is still ON for Friday February 25th at 10pm EST. I was debating on postponing the class due to the fact that I am way behind on class preperation but I will work on most of that today. I have been a little backed up with getting things ready for my Craft Show which is Less than a month away on March 19th. Until then things will be a little bit slow on my site as far as new tutorials, challenges will continue as normal.

Here is the details for the Craft show if you're local and want to stop on by :)

South East Works 2011 Spring Craft Show
March 19th, 2011 9am-3pm
181 Lincoln Street
Depew, New York 14043
I'll be at booth #22

after the show I will post pictures of my goodies and table for you all to see.

 Ok so for the main gibber jabber portion of this post I wanted to share with you some of the new updates to my craft room. I know not all of you are subscribed to me on facebook (where I do alot of my daily everyday posting) so I decided to do somewhat of a formal post and let you know what has been going on.

This first picture is of my main craft room desk as you can see it's a bit different from my last craft room tour. I have been trying to keep it clean and organized. The White wall shelves and the 12x12 scrapbook frames were a christmas present from my SIL  (isn't she soo thoughful!?!?!) I keep my imagine carts and my lites up there.
I have a desktop plotter hanging on my wall so I can keep track of all my craft deadlines.
The 3 red bins are from Dollar Tree, i keep my most grabbed supplies in there. Scissors in one, adhesives in another and my mostly grabbed electronics in the 3rd.

Do you notice my newest Addition?!?! My very own craft room computer!!! Now can blog and create at the same time without having to go into the living room, it fits nicely on top of my table into the corner, maybe one day I will be able to get it mounted on one of those flat panel tv stands that way it won't be on my desk at all. But that's something to consider in the future It's an All-in-one touchscreen. There is a wireless keyboard that stores in the little space underneath the monitor. It's really super space saving since there is now computer tower. Also its pretty much an upgrade for me since my previos little laptop decided to recently die :( RIP Pink Laptop. Now it's much easier and faster for me to get my videos edited and uploaded.

I decided to move my imagine off to the side where my expression was. I have them back to back. My imagine close to the edge of my craft table. And it's just high enough so that it can print and cut without even touching my expression

My Expression is on a plastic rolling 3 drawer cart, and it cuts with the mat feeding underneath my table. This works the best for me.

In the space behind where I sit, Next to the door. I never had storage. It was just an unused space in my craft room. I decided to get more white cube storage. The bottom two cubes I've always had and are Jetmax storage from michaels. The top two towers are from Target  and were only 15 dollars each.
Each cube contents
Top: I have a picture of my daughter, a altered card storage container where I store the cards I get from freinds, Candy, and a few of my craft show items
cube 1 left: two photo boxes where I store Cards, and Photos to scrap next to that I have some wooden frames to alter
Cube 1 right: I have 3 stacking cubbies that I got from micheaels. in there I have my acrylic blocks, stickles/ embossing powders, and my glimmer mists
Cube 2 left: I have my sizzix tecture boutque and things for future giveaways/prizes
Cube 2 right: My piercing mat, stiching and journaling templates and a wirebasket full of my rubber stamps
Cube 3 left: I have the snapware medium container (2 of them) where I have all of my cartridges and manuals. this is the best storage solulition so far, and in that little cube I have storage for well over 60 cartridges and manuals
Cube 3 right: I have my CTMH scrapbooking sketch books, 3 small scrapbooks, my journal and my cricut magazine
Jet max 1 : Here I have some of my paper packs
Jet max 2: I store my solid 12x12 papers inside thre

next to my desk where I sit I have these 2 stacking containers that I've literally had since highschool.  (i've always found a use for them so no need to throw them away right?!?!) The top I have all of my favorite stamps. Scrappy moms and Peachy Keen mostly with a few cd cases full of the 5 dollar Papertrey ink Stamp sets that I use often. next I have a clear bin full of my 8.5x11 papers. These are mostly Recollections (michael's brand) because that is what I use for my cricut cuts, But I have Stampin up and Papertrey ink in there as well, I keep those in the plastic packaging and I use those for my card bases.

Underneath that I have a HUUGE K& company paperpack that I've been using lately and one of my many 12x12 scrapbooks I'm working on.

Ok to the left of my computer I have an Inset window. One of the perks of living in an older home, there is tons of little extra cubbys. I have 6 black mini storage cubes that I got from Dollar tree and inside them I keep various things such as some kleenex, buttons, my SU inks, refill inks for my printer and Imagine, the mini paper stacks, my postage scales, my container full of ribbon scraps, modge podge, envelopes, and potpurri to name a few things

on top of those mini crates I have my hp printer and my storage containers full of copics and regular pens and clicky pencils, I also have a few more of my Craft Show crafts that I'm working on.

The white case will the pull out drawers I've had forever  (purchased from target) and store my inks, sticker's embossing folders, cords, 8x8 paper packs... all sorts of stuff

last but not least on the back of my door I just use a over the door shoe holder to store all my punches. As you can see I am running out of room. oh no! I can probably fit another one up there. Or I will have to come up for a new idea, but for now this works for me.

I hope you enjoyed this photo peek into my craft room. Hopefully once all the things are ready for my craft show I will be back to my regular video posting and coming up with new tutorials for you all.

Until then please bear with me, it's soo time consuming getting everything ready for this Craft show.


Tanya said...

LOVE your space Cristina!!! I am jealous!!! :)


Toni said...

Very nice space. TFS.

Gina (Happymom2010) said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing!!!

Gina L.

Jenn said...

Love your craft room! Very pretty :)

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

NIce.. I just took pictures of my room, I moved some stuff around and did some changes.. and have to update the pictures I have in my blog..



Scrappy Mel said...

Wow - I'm so jealous! I just have a scrap-space not a whole room... still at least I have a place to store my stuff. LOL :)

Becky said...

Wonderful crafting place you have.

Renee said...

Very, very nice craft space, Cristina! Thanks for sharing!!

Amy Williams said...

Love seeing your craft room! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Tara said...

I love the idea of the over the door shoe holder for punches! I use one for my hats and mittens and now feel the need for another one lol. Does anyone actually keep shoes in them?! lol