Happy May! As hardy Canucks we survived a tough April! I hope April snow, does not bring May showers which will make us wait until June for flowers! I really could use them now…or very soon! I suspect we have seen the last of winter weather, on to brighter, warmer days! One good sign is the birds are singing! In Edmonton that means at 4:30 am!
Today we’ll visit Kim Boyd-Young’s creative space! She has done a great job of keeping things organized and efficiently reduced packaging to increase storage space!
Here are some pictures of my scrapbook room; it was recently tidied, but already has bits and pieces of some new layouts in the works.
In the first pictures, you can see an old bookshelf given to me by a friend, that’s where I keep my Cricut cartridges, stamps and other miscellaneous crafting items. Over Christmas I turned all my wooden stamps into cling-mount stamps, based on a tutorial found on YouTube, and then put them in the cases from Stampin’ Up. Each case now holds two sets of stamps, very time consuming but worth it!
To the right of my chair (under the desk), I also have a bunch of storage boxes, by Iris, that hold paper packs and kits which are mostly separated by company (i.e. Stampin’ Up, Martha Stewart, and so on).
Under my desk you can see 15 cases, purchased from Regal, which are filled with cards I’ve made! What can I say? It keeps me out of trouble! I have my computer, printer, Cricut and a little TV all on my desk, along with a few other tools – right at hand and ready for action!
The last pictures show an old storage cabinet I got at an auction; it’s filled with office supplies, as well as more scrapbooking supplies (envelopes, card and invitation kits). I love how the door closes and you can hide the mess! The smaller storage cabinets are on wheels so I can move them easily. One is used exclusively for ribbon; the other has drawers for various things (alphabets, bling, flowers).
The cabinets in the corner both hold 12 x 12 papers which I keep separated according to theme. On top of one of those cabinets you’ll see two boxes, which contain my recently organized embossing folders and metal dies. I got rid of all the packaging and made. I adhered Elmer’s Magnetic sheets to the dividers for the metal dies, works great and no more packaging!
The last storage cupboard in the corner is a plastic Gracious Living Bin my mom gave me. I use it to hold my punches.
I realized sometime last year that all the packaging that scrapbook items came was taking up a lot of space and was actually hindering me from using them. So my New Year’s Resolution was to get rid of the packages (and wooden blocks) – I filled a large garbage bag full of it when I was all done.
Thanks Kim for sharing your well organized room with us! Love that everything has it place and we got a “picture tour” of your room!