The kids are in school and the weather is turning cooler! You know what that means my favorite season of the year will be here soon. I love picking pumpkins and looking at all the wonderful Fall foliage. My son keeps talking about all the plans he has to play in the snow. I'm definitely not ready for Winter and bundling up and such but I am loving the 60 to 70 degree temperatures we are enjoying now!
Even though the weather is cooler I have decided to put my Cutie Bee on special today only for $1.00. Hurry and take advantage of this special because the price will disappear at midnight EST today...September 10, 2010. Click on the words to have this cute little bee buzz into your home today.
As you may have read in previous posts we have transformed one room in our attic into a craft room for me/ play room for the kids. I have been wanting to share with you a few photos of my new space but didn't want to make an extra long blog post. Sorry I haven't a clue how to do video! So when a lady from the Scal hints grouped asked to see photos of my desk I figured that would be a good place to start. I will share other parts of my room when I get chance (and when I get things organized!).
If you want to see any of the photos large simply click on them. I did share a photo of the empty desk here along with the details of where I got it. I really do love my desk! I am a person who if it's packed away in a box I will not use it. So for my scrap room I'm trying to leave stuff as visible as possible. Also the closer things are to my desk the more likely I will use them. I know I'm lazy! I love how my cutter is just a chair swivel away from my workspace. (I got a steal on that very comfy chair too...$10.00 at the Goodwill store) It's soo convenient..sure beats my old setup where I had to stand on my tip toes to see the cutter screen. Oh and my Mom made that wonderful cover for me. It's prequilted fabric and is reversible with a less bold pattern on the other side! Say "HI" to Adoree see her peaking in..told you she was a ham! LOL!
I also love that this desk is all open because that allows me to store all kinds of stuff underneath. Above is the area right under my cutter. I have all my solid colored scraps in these cheap plastic drawers (available at Wal-mart) labeled by color. The smaller stackable snap together container to the left (from Snapware) I got at Lowe's and it holds all my small embellishments such as eyelets, brads, buttons also sorted by color. (I lucked out on these too as I found about 6 of the divided compartments that fit inside these at the Goodwill too cheap!) Except for pink and green which are in the tackle type containers. I know it's hard to see in the photo but I used the scallop from my card base 1 file to make the labels. For the larger draws I actually wrote the name of the color in a matching marker. For the little ones I stamped a butterfly in the matching color ink. Sorry about the glare! Oh and I almost forgot that wall paper seam roller is an essential tool for me as I use it to secure my paper to my sticky mat prior to cutting. I roll over the paper in all directions until it is secure. I find my mats don't have to be super sticky when I use this roller and also I don't need to use as much spray when restickifying my mat.
I also love that the iron bars supporting the desk allows me to hang my mats. I used my Crop a Dial to punch a hole at the top then used S hooks to suspend them from my desk. They stay out of the way and yet they are still accessible when I need them.
monthly rolodex file. The silver pen is for my pen tablet. You can also see my purple cow trimmer. I love having this near my work area. That way I can leave my layout or whatever I'm working on in tact and just swivel a little to use the cutter. You can also get a peak at the kids side..on the other side of my desk is their craft table with the silver touch lamp (I bought it several years ago before Adoree was born). The kids aren't allowed on my side of the room so they keep out of my stuff!
Here is the area below the pie shape corner. The wire rack was yet another Good will find. I have a few stamping supplies that I didn't know what to do with on it. Eventually I may change this...not sure with what though.. Under the desk fits my crop in style tote. I opened it and store my journaling markers in it. I have stacked a file box, an old book and boxes under the flap so I can keep these pens on their sides as recommended. This seems to work well and I will always have these pens ready when going to a crop.
I can't give you a tour of my desk without sharing with you this cup holder/trash bag. I won it at my Creative Memories consultant's crop which I attended several years ago. I love it! It screws onto the table and keeps your drink safe and prevents you from spilling it on your projects. It also is perfect for paper garbage. I do have a bigger wooden garbage can I need to clean up so I can put it into my craft space but this little guys works great for all the little pieces we end up with when we do paper crafting. It's also great for crops. I looked on the CM website and I can't find it so I don't think it's available any longer but you might have luck on Ebay. Oh and the kids use empty tissue boxes for their garbage when crafting.
Well that ends the tour of my desk. I hope I didn't bore you! Personally, I love seeing how others organize as I figure there is always room for improvement on my space. I do have two more cute photos to share with you.
I did the labels of my drawers yesterday. Well I had left over circles and so I thought it might be nice to let Adoree play with them and try her hand at stamping. She had a blast and impressed me a lot! I even gave her a small piece of foam to put her stamp under for better stamping.
Okay this post is more than long enough....once again my stomach is growling and my daughter has been more than patient! So I'll let you go! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a marvelous weekend! Oh and I will have a freebie for you sometime time soon and I also haven't forgotten about the blog candy...look for that sometime next week hopefully!