Craft Storage Ideas – Tools – An Idea, A Sale & A Giveaway!

Craft Storage Ideas for Tools – An Idea, A Sale & A Giveaway!
Craft storage for tools – there are many options, but this is my fav!

Greetings Crafters!

We hope today’s post finds you enjoying your Summer days and staying cool.

Dang, why’s it so hot everywhere right now?!

Well, the upside is we can stay inside in the A/C and create, right?


My craft studio/office has been a hive of production for the last two weeks.

I’ve been creating the decor items for my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday celebration and it looked like a pink flower bomb went off in here!

Given that my studio/office colors are black and white with pops of red and Disney collectibles, this is most unusual.

It’s o.k. though ’cause I’ve had a blast creating again!

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Craft Storage Ideas: Go-Organize.com Is Our New Sponsor!

Craft Storage Ideas: Go-Organize.com Is Our New Sponsor!
Craft storage products for EVERY type of crafter!

Hello Crafters!

Today’s a very special day for Craft Storage Ideas and for you.

Why’s that?

Well, we have a wonderful new sponsor – and that means even more great craft storage ideas and solutions are on their way to YOU!

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Go-Organize.com Quality Craft Storage Products For Crafters of All Types

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Black Friday Silhouette Bundles!!

Happy Black Friday to all our wonderful readers! Hope you are scoring all the best deals for your loved ones, today! But, while you are at it, maybe Santa will bring something for you as well? Our friends at Silhouette America are running some STELLAR Black Friday bundles right now. Check it out!

Portrait Bundle
– Portrait machine & 1 free year to Club Silhouette for $179.99

CAMEO Bundle #1
– CAMEO machine, Designer Edition software upgrade, Dust Cover, 4 Tools and $25 Download card to the Silhouette Design Store for $269.99

CAMEO Bundle #2
– CAMEO machine, Design Edition software upgrade and 1 free year to Club Silhouette for $299.99

CAMEO & Portrait Bundle (One for you, one for a friend!)
– CAMEO machine, Portrait machine and 2, $25 Download cards to the Silhouette Design Store for $299.99

40% off at SilhouetteAmerica.com (*excluding machines, downloads, download cards, subscriptions and gift cards) PLUS Free Shipping on orders over $25 for the lower 48 states

All you have to do to get these fantastic deals is use our coupon code STORAGE at checkout! Happy Holiday season to you all! 🙂 

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SHOW US YOUR HAPPY PLACE WINNERS FROM LINKUP AND RANDOM GIVEAWAY!

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Hi all! Happy Friday! I have some WINNERS to share with you guys today!

Our first winner for one Silhouette Pick Me Up and Spatula set is Nikki C who said:

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Our first winner for one Silhouette Pick Me Up and Spatula set is Marissa M. who said:

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The winner of our “Show Us Your Happy Place” linkup this week is Tammy Tutterow!! Tammy has won a Silhouette Fabric Ink Starter Kit. I loved Tammy’s video tour of her new attic craft room, and her use of the cubes and wire baskets from Target is out of this world! (Plus, who can resist her cute little helper, Jack!) She has recently converted her attic into her craft room, and it looks just great. 🙂 If you want to take the tour, here is the link to Tammy’s Happy Place.

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Nikki, Marissa, and Tammy; PLEASE email me at craftstorageideas@yahoo.com with your mailing addresses so I can send you your prizes! :) This wraps up our month of contests! We hope you all had as much fun as we did! We’ll see you again on Monday when we’ll have another special announcement!

Shelley

Show Us Your Happy Place: Giveaway/Random Drawing #5

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Welcome to Craft Storage Ideas! Today, Simply comment to win a set of a Silhouette Pick Me Up and a Silhouette spatula!  TWO winners will be chosen in this drawing and EACH will each receive a set of both tools! 🙂

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Our Rules:

 

  1. Winner must live in the USA or Canada, we are so sorry but international shipping is just too pricey. :( Hawaii and Alaska residents may enter.

 

  1. You may enter your room (on Mondays) and you may also enter the random giveaway (on Wednesdays) one time per week.

**Please note that comment moderation is enabled, so on the comment to win drawings you will not see it come up right away. If you are not sure your comment went through or not, please mention that in your second comment and we will publish accordingly.

 

  1. Not required but we would LOVE it if you’d share our graphic above on your blog or Pinterest boards!
  2. PLEASE make sure that either your comment or blog has an attached email address so we can contact you if you win. Comments without email addys may not be awarded prizes. We have already had one instance this month where a second winner was chosen as the first winner never contacted us and we had no way to contact her.

 

**We will not use your email for any other reason than to contact you if you win. If you are not sure whether or not your WordPress profile has an attached email address, please add it to your comment.

5. The winners of both weekly contests will be announced on Friday, October 31, 2014! 

 

****If you are wanting to link up your room to “Show Us Your Happy Place” this week, that post is just below this one on the feed.****

 

 

Thank you for playing! And, thanks for stopping by our site. :)

Noelle

Silhouette fabric ink starter kit review by Hazel, and Show Us ***YOUR*** Happy Place-final week!

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Welcome to Week 4 (the final week!) of our “Show Us Your Happy Place” promotion!

Once again it’s Hazel all the way from Sunny SA here to review the Silhouette fabric ink starter kit for you.

I used this kit:

And this step by step tutorial.

I really don’t have a lot of space in my Craft Closet and as I craft on the go most of the time, I decided to make myself a “WATERCOLOUR CRAFT BAG”. For the sewers who want to try it, hop over to my blog and I will share the inside info.

This is the front of my bag:

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And the back:

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And inside:

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You can see that in the back pocket, I keep a notebook, roller towel, wet wipes and a small paint palette. Inside my bag there is a watercolor paper pad, a sketch pad, watercolour paint, ruler, pencil and paint brushes.  To tell you the truth – this is ALL the watercolour equipment  I own – now, all in one place!

Let’s go back to the Silhouette fabric ink. You will get everything you need in this kit. I did buy two more colours – pink and green as I’m NOT a monochrome person. I used this cut file from the Silhouette shop to make the stencil. Once done, I used only the letters to do my “art”. Remember to put a piece of cardboard inside your bag before painting. I placed the adhesive stencil letters on my bag and just got painting over them. After 20 minutes, remove the letters, and once your “artwork” is dry, iron on it to set the paint. DONE – easy as that!

The idea was to make a bag that looks as if it has been used for years by a {GREAT} artist. Here you can see how I’ve added “rough” details to age it a bit:

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And now my bag hangs on the door of my Craft Closet:

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I can even open it up to use the equipment to paint without taking it off the door handle:

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And when we went camping last week, I took my bag with and could paint whenever / wherever I wanted to. Sorry about the quality of this pic but I only took my iPhone with on the camping trip.

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There you have it – My “WATERCOLOUR CRAFT BAG”. You can customize a shop bought bag if you don’t like sewing but I really had fun making one to fit my needs.

I’m off to try my hand at something new. Have fun and see you soon.

 

Now, since you’ve read the review by our talented Hazel, you can link up YOUR happy place at the bottom of the post from now until Thursday afternoon (October 30). The winner for this week will receive an identical Silhouette Fabric Ink Starter Kit of their very own!

Our Rules:

 

  1. Winner must live in the USA or Canada, we are so sorry but international shipping is just too pricey. :( Hawaii and Alaska residents are welcome to enter.

 

  1. You may enter your room (on Mondays) one time per week and you may also enter the random giveaway (on Wednesdays) one time per week.

**Please note that comment moderation is enabled, so on the comment to win drawings you will not see it come up right away. If you are not sure your comment went through or not, please mention that in your second comment and we will publish accordingly.

 

  1. On room links, you must link to a specific post about your creative space and not the entire blog. If you don’t have a blog, you may link to a photo of yours on a photo sharing site, such as Flickr or to a photo of yours in a forum, such as Splicoaststampers. You may not share photos that belong to other artists.

 

  1. Not required but we would LOVE it if you’d share our graphic above on your blog or Pinterest boards!

 

  1. PLEASE make sure that either your comment or blog has an attached email address so we can contact you if you win. Comments without email addys may win, but if you don’t email us within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

**We will not use your email for any other reason than to contact you if you win. If you are not sure whether or not your WordPress profile has an attached email address, please add it to your comment.

  1. The winners of both weekly contests will be announced on Friday, October 31, 2014!

Another thing we want to mention is that your room doesn’t have to be a “traditional” craft room. We would love to see photography studios, art spaces, sewing rooms, and more! The thing we are MOST interested in seeing is creative & useful storage solutions in the rooms of real crafters and artists. The rooms do not have to be fancy or magazine worthy to catch our eye or win the contest. Please share your happy place, we would LOVE to see it! Also, please feel free to enter again this week if you entered in past weeks and didn’t win! We have LOVED all the spaces we’ve seen-so, don’t be shy! :)

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Heat Transfer Vinyl for the Win!

We’ve talked about it before, but your Silhouette isn’t just for getting crafty!  It’s also a great way to help keep you organized!  How about labeling canvas bins?  I know these are for laundry and clothes, but I know at least a dozen crafters who have these same type of bins in their Expedits!

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Or what about labeling your crop bag?

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Or a small bag for your embellishments?

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Have I convinced you yet?  🙂  If you need supplies, all heat transfer material at Silhouette is 30% off until April 30th!  Just use promo code STORAGE on their sale page!   If you don’t have a machine yet, then you are in luck, because now you can get heat transfer material with your new machine for a great deal!

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1 Silhouette CAMEO, including:
1 Heat Transfer Starter Kit
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Dark Fabrics
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Light Fabrics
$269.99

1 Silhouette Portrait: including:
1 Heat Transfer Starter Kit
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Dark Fabrics
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Light Fabrics
$139.99

To order, click on this link and use the code STORAGE at checkout for your 30% discount or to receive the machine bundle deal!

Happy Halloween and a Winner!

Happy Halloween from us to you!  Here’s hoping you have a fabulous day!

Now on to the important stuff!  The winner of the $150 gift card to purchase your very own Scrap Rack is…..Nicole Doiron!  Nicole – send us an email at craftstorageideas {at} yahoo {dot} com and we’ll arrange everything!

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And if you didn’t win the $150 gift card – you can still snag 15% off of your order at Scrap Rack by using coupon code CSI15 until November 15th!

Thanks to everyone for commenting!

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Product Review: {Stamp-n-Storage}

A few weeks ago, Rebecca approached me about reviewing some products from our new sponsor, Stamp-n-Storage. After checking out their website, my answer wasn’t just yes, it was HECK YES!!!

First of all, let me say a HUGE thank you to Rebecca for this opportunity. Secondly, I’d like to say thanks to the good people at Stamp-n-Storage for creating such awesome products, and for sending me two of them to check out “in person.” Once you visit the Stamp-n-Storage website, you will be able to tell how difficult it was to make a decision as to which two to pick! I mean, they have a storage solution for virtually every craft product you can think of! In the end, I decided to go with the Stickles Desk and the Distress Ink Pad Holder.

First impressions are everything, and I just have to say how well these products are made. Even though the wood is unfinished, you could easily use them “as is.” The finish is smooth like butter, and I will soon be painting mine white, to match my other storage containers, most of those being the Recollections brand from Michael’s.  Not only are the Stamp-n-Storage products better quality than those, in terms of workmanship and materials used, they also come fully assembled!

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Stickles Desk

There is so much to love about the Stickles Desk. Well-made, and well-designed, being able to store up to 32 half-ounce bottles (’cause you know you have to have ALL the colors!!!), and the added convenience of being able to remove the separate drawers – not to mention they are stored upside down, ready to use – are just a few of the reasons why I chose this product. Taking up a mere 8.1″ wide by 4.75″ deep and 13.25″ tall, this little “desk” is an awesome, welcome addition to my craft room. Be sure to check out the Stickles Drawer Storage here.

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Distress Ink Pad Holder

My second selection was the Distress Ink Pad Holder. Even though they make awesome products for full-size stamp pads (check those out here), I only have a handful of those. My collection of the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads is a bit more impressive (ha ha), and having storage for them (instead of being stuffed away in a drawer), was something I knew I would like. This piece measures 14.75″ wide by 13.25″ tall and only 3.13″ deep, making it the perfect companion for my Stickles holder!

For those of you that do have a lot of ink pads, pens and refills, here is a little eye candy for you:

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Trust me, friends. You HAVE to check out Stamp-n-Storage products for yourself. Awesome products, amazing workmanship – what’s not to love?? And be sure to let us know if you already own any of their products, or if you end up getting any!

Doris