When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me, Lord." I am a believer that God created each one of us with a unique talent, therefore, use it well to serve Him.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Circle Circle Magazine Challenge - Spring Cleaning

Okay ladies, this blog entry will be almost like reposting.  Last month, I did my spring cleaning because a friend of mine inspired me to clean my creative space/classroom/living room.  My craftroom almost serves as our living room because I spent most of time there with my kids.  They would study, play and watch in that room.  Sometimes, we are so caught up with what were doing and would even eat meals and take naps there.  I know that it's weird but that's me and my kids.

Anyways, as I've mentioned earlier I did my spring cleaning last month so if you want to see how I store my craft supplies and want to see my play room, please look for February archive in my blog.  I have shared there almost all myf storage ideas and organizational system so please feel free to have a virtual tour of my room.

The following pics are already posted in my blog but will be reposting particulartly for Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge.

Here's a pic of my Craftroom:
 My Cricut Expression - I bought this dust cover at ebay last month too...
 My Imagine machine - Too bad the ebay seller didn't have the same dust cover for Expression.
 I feel kindda bad that my personal bug doesn't have any dust cover but I intend to buy one for it  and for my Cricut create that is currently in the box.
 This stackable Snapware is an awesome cartridge organizer.  I got it at Target and paid $7.
 One single tray/slot of this Snapware can hold 53carts.
 Since I have very little space now in my craftroom,  I decided to put the cartridge boxes in our library downstairs.  Yeah, I have my own cricut library LOLz...
 These two folding plastic crates was sent to me by DH and I used them to store my Cricut crtridge handbooks, wires & cables and gypsy.  They are placed under the table for easy reach.
 There goes my Cuttlebug machine with some dies.
 About a year ago, I bought a Cropper Hopper photo boxes and used it to store all my embossing folders, brass stencils and embossing textured plates.
 I made this EF swatches and I often refer to this when I couldn't figure out which embossing folder to use.
 Big cookie jars from Walmart and vintage round clothespin are two important things I used to store my ribbons.  I hate wrinkled and messy ribbons and this is the best solution especially if you are like me who is a hoarder.
 My ribbons were arranged according to colors so I can just grab one jar and pick what's ever in there that  catches my fancy.
 For my big spool of satin ribbons, I store them on a door organizer, while the small cuts are hanging on the side of it.
For more storage and organizational solution,  please refer to my February Archive.  Thank you for dropping by and visiting my room.  Happy weekend everyone!

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cricutalltime said...

love your room so big.no wonder why you spent so much time in there with your kids so much fun.about the covers i saw the same one for a imagine on etsy.i think it was less than 30.00.

Claire Langan said...

Thanks for the heads up!

Kim H said...

Oh my I am soo jealous! PLEASE adopt me! I will cook and clean if you share your craft stuff! Claire ~ I totally enjoy stopping over your blog because there I always get so inspired!

Tammy said...

What a super craft space (huge space)...I love those ribbon jars...great to see in and plus they are so cute on the clothspins...I just started using antique clothspins for my ribbon. Beautiful stuff you have going on.
Would be lots of fun playing :)

trisha too said...

What a beautiful place to create, and so many wonderful things to work with!!!!


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Wow! Great space! Love your clear jars!

DIANA L. said...

Very nice.

Misty said...

I am SO over the wall with your craft space! It is bigger than my DD's bedroom! I craft on a small spot on kitchen table, and use the counter sometimes too. I just got my CricutE for Christmas, and started making cards for OWH. I had a ACMoore wish list for basic card making supplies, paper, ribbon, glues, ATG tape, embellishments, but I was just downsized out of my job. So I ripped the list up. Your ribbon jars are pretty & practical. If I come do some chores for you, can I use your space? LOL!
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Kiehn said...

You have an amzing room...love love it


Melissa said...

WOW! Your craftroom is gorgeous and I am so jealous over those glass containers filled with beautiful ribbon!!

Nubia said...

ooooh! I love how you store your ribbon! Super clever! I'll have to try something like that. I created my own storage version for ribbon but the strands are wrinkled and it drives me crazy!

Michele said...

super awesome room! I was wondering how you attach the ends of the ribbon so they don't unravel?