My Organized Scrappin’ Space

I’ve been hard at work cleaning out all my non-SU! supplies, so that I don’t accidentally get confused (that could never happen because SU! stuff is the best!!), but I don’t want to make something only to discover that I did not use the right paper or ribbon, so I cleaned!  Lucky for me, I happen to have a SIL who also loves to scrap, so I gave her all my things I couldn’t use anymore! 🙂  I hope you can use them Jenn!  I’m glad to give them a good home where I know they will get used and not sit in the back of drawers collecting dust! 🙂

So, after I cleaned, I took some pictures of my new, cleaner space:

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I still occupy the same space, but I have downsized, A LOT!, things are not as crowded as they used to be.  Let me take you on a tour:

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My awesome hubby hung three curtain rods on the wall so I could store my punches on them and be able to see them.  It looks kind of empty right now, but I have punches for that middle row in use for Club projects, so they will return in a few weeks!

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This is how I store my markers.  For the longest time, I had them standing up in an old popcorn tin, but (BAD Kristen) I have learned that you should store them on their sides to help the ink evenly saturate the tips of the markers.  So they are now sorted by color (red, orange, yellow)(green, blue, purple)(black, brown, white, and other neutrals)in each of the three drawers.

I have Stampin’ Write Markers, Sakura Glaze Pens, Sakura Puff Pens, Blender Pens, EK Success thin writers, and my paint markers stored here.

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This is my ribbon drawer (one of three, there are two more below this).  This drawer holds all my SU! ribbon and the other are in the bottom two drawers, again sorted by color.

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The Cuttlebug area.  In the top left you can see my Cuttlebug cutting plates and several dies.  There is my Cuttlebug in the front, and behind it are all my Cuttlebug embossing plates, Nesties, and some bigger adhesives (ModPodge, my Xyron Sticker Maker, pop dots).  I will eventually buy a Big Shot machine from SU!, but for right now until I’m sure how this is going to pan out, I’ll just stick with my Cuttlebug!  It’s cutting things just fine!

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Here is my Ink Caddy from SU!.  I love it and how I am able to move it around to find the color I need–I’m so glad I decided to get this, because again, I was storing my ink pads the wrong way! 🙂

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I got this white shelf from Target about 6 months ago.  I put it on top of my table, and in this bottom drawer I store all my current SU! sets.  This is where the punches used to be, so I am so glad to be able to see all of them at once hanging on the wall! 🙂  I can just pull this drawer out, get what I need and it doesn’t get in the way of my work space right below it.

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Here is the drawer above the stamp drawer.  I keep all my new stickers and things I want to use here.  I also store my SU! Watercolor Pencils here because I use them frequently.

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This is the top of that white shelf.  I keep all my ribbon scraps in jars up here as well as any food items that I will use in projects so my dogs don’t eat them!  I also have a few things my son made me and my cardboard stash for Jumbo Paper Clippes! 🙂

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I got this shelf at Costco (it was a B-day present from my hubby, but I picked it out!).  I have one drawer for each color and then all the shares of that color go in (In the Red drawer, I have Real Red, Rose Red, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion currently).  I also have a drawer for white, black, off white, and DSP.

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This is how I store my supplies for my Club Classes.  I have one tub for each item we are making and anything that doesn’t fit, sits on top of the correct tub.  I got these at Wal-Mart/Target.  They are from Rubbermaid and they cost $2.50 for one, but I did find several “bonus packs” and was able to get 2 for $2.50.  They are a little larger than 8 1/2 x 11, so most everything fits. I thought if I store them this way, I could collect the supplies in advance, set them out and then when I teach my after school class, I can transport them easily and in a waterproof way! 🙂  I can also put cards together and leave myself notes about which cards need to be near each other because they share supplies or because they need stamps to be cleaned or whatever in between stamps.

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This is were a big part of my storage happens.  In the IRIS Cart on the left, (top to bottom), I store, 1) embellishments-rhinestones, eyelets, brads, buttons, mini-marbles) 2) chipboard/tags-chipboard sheets, alphabets, coasters, metal rimmed tags, jumbo paper clips 3) supplies for flower pot pens  4) cello bags and other bags I have purchased from www.clearbags.com, sponges, and other assorted supplies.  In the blue cart on the right (top to bottom), I store, 1) adhesives 2) hand held paper punches 3)stampin wheels and brayers 4) ColorWheels  5) themed stickers  6) things to scrapbook

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Here is my caddy where I keep everything I use a lot!  Scissors, pens, pencils, glue pens, rulers, MM rub on letters, crystal effects, stylus, brushes, erasers, pliers, wire cutters, rubber cement, my Sharpies, and probably lots of other things I have no idea are in there! 🙂

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This is how I store my non-SU! DSP.  It is in a crate by color and all my new DSP pads that haven’t been sorted yet, go in the front.

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This is how I store my embellishments inside the drawer of the IRIS cart.  Below, I have two smaller containers for eyelets, hardware, bookplates, etc.  On the top are all my brads, jumbo eyelets, buttons, etc.  To the right are my rhinestones, marbles, and nail files for sanding! 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my tour and I will share more as I continue to clean! 🙂  Let me know if you have any questions!

Kristen 🙂

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