Well since I had to have my room tidied up.. thought it would be a good time to share some photos. I've had to take photos of my "creative space" recently for a couple of assignments. One of which is for Tattered Angels blog, and the other for an upcoming article in Scrap-e-Zine ( a German Scrapbook Magazine). I'm super excited about that and will tell you more about it down the road when it gets closer. But back to the "Tattered Angels" blog. I wanted to be sure to tell you to pop on over there and check out the great organization inspiration from the TA Design Team girls. Wow.. it's been a fun month over there, seeing the photos the girls are sharing of their "creative space"
I love seeing how others organize their supplies .. and how they set things up in their personal crafting spaces.. to make it work best for THEM. I think that is really important. It can be fun and cute..but if its not set up so that it works for YOUR needs. what's the point? I don't have a huge room, by any means, and I have alot of stuff! So... organization is a must for me. I love organization and labeling! I do, I really do! lol I think it's simply because I know how messy I am when I create, and what a pack rat I am about keeping things. If things aren't labeled and don't have a specific place... I'm in big trouble.
Like I said, I am a messy gal when I am creating..but at the end , when I'm all finished. I clean up and put everything back in it's place before I start another project.
Those cute little metal bins below were from the Dollar Store also, but $4 a piece. They were already those colors, and they fit my shelf .. so I was happy.
I'm also a big fan of wooden boxes, cigar boxes, cheese boxes, .. ect. .. lol
And wooden soda crates work great for holding acrylic paints.
The prefab organizer below holds alot and it was 50% off at Micheals.. so I'm good with it. lol
Like I said... jars and baskets.. baskets and jars..lol
spice racks from garage sales work great for holding Glimmer Mist. I use that mag rack I bought from a store that was closing some time ago, to hold my Creative Scraps. I truly do utilize every inch of the space in my room. This is behind the door :)
Glass containers and old muffin tins work great for holding embellishments.
I guess if I'm going to share.. I have to been honest and show you everything , not just pretty things. ha!
This is my closet. It's crammed I know. There are even two floor to ceiling shelves against the outside walls of the closet ,that you cant see here. So the bin plastic bins are not for decoration..they are just serving a purpose. Again.. still like that they are semi-clear, but I still label them all. I love my chippy old blue dresser (I got for $15) , holds alot.
... top drawer hold punches, second ribbon rolls, and bottom... more Glimmer Mist.
Like I said, I try to utilize any space I can, so I have the lids of these little jars screwed into the underneath of the bottom shelf in the closet to hold small embellishments. Fancy Pants Flowers used to come in those little jars.
The plastic 12x12 hanging paper trays are from Walmart. About $10
Since I painted last fall, and changed my room around, I also changed to brighter colors. I used to have alot more solf pink, green and blue. I liked it then ,but trust me, I spend alot of time in here, so change is refreshing.
Remember me saying I love using Cheese and Cigar boxes for storage?? lol Yes.. I do!
These are in the little white cabinet next to the blue dresser in the closet. These boxes hold alot of the things I want to have in case I need them..but not things I use everyday.
Here is what it looks like assembled ,but not yet decorated. ( that fun will be up to you) There is also a link on the right sidebar of my blog to a video on easy assembly :)