Just 1 Tip: Organizing Layout Progress

Cicily here with a quick tip I came across on Pinterest. I’m one of those scrapbookers who likes to scrap what I want to scrap when I want to scrap it. I have several different scrapbooks in progress, vacations, camping, kids, and family, to name a few. I’ll admit I’ve spent time looking for pictures I was positive I’d printed or came across pictures I had already scrapped. I’d rather be a little more organized with my layout progress so that’s why I loved this idea.

This idea came from Anita at the Flamingo Chronicles.

At a glance I can see what I have in progress, what’s ready to scrapbook or if I need to print pictures. I’m just getting started on this process so I will let you know how it works.

Cicily

Ribba Picture ledges for small storage-DIY

I came across this great image on makeupsavvy.com. Here’s a link to this specific page.

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These Ribba picture ledges are just the perfect shelving solution for small bottles such as Ranger Stickles, re-inkers and Distress Inks.

 

They come in black and white – personally I just love the white and think I shall have to incorporate some of these into my craft room.   A great idea would be to source some little jars or bottles that fit and have a rainbow of jars full of sequins – how lovely would that look against a white wall?! However, I won’t be asking my boyfriend to put the shelves up for me – his DIY skills leave a LOT to be desired!

 

Have a great day!

Sharon

 

 

 

 

Craft Room: {Hello. I’m a Paper Addict}

November is here and it brought the cold weather with it. Hopefully you all are warm and cozy in your craft rooms and crafting away.

I’m sharing Cathy’s Hello. I’m a Paper Addict room with you today. She’s inspired a couple of our organizational posts but we haven’t shared her room with you yet.

Cathy is very into Project Life, Smashbook and Filofax and she’s taking full advantage of 2 Raskog carts to keep it all right at her fingertips!

 

Here’s a closeup of the tray holding her stamps. She found her’s at Home Goods but I see these all the time in second hand stores. Perfect for wood stamps.

 

Washi anyone? I thought I had an obsession. LOL. Cathy recommends the vareria box from Ikea for organization and has these across the back of her desk.

 

I hope you enjoyed these little snippets from Cathy’s craftroom. There’s lots more to see. HERE is the link to all these pics/posts and more details of the making of her room.

 

Happy Crafting!

Cicily

 

 

Just 1 Tip: Use your Roof

OK, Ceiling BUT “Roof” sounded SO good!  Hallo, Hazel here with just 1 tip.

I’m downsizing and my stash of wrapping paper is getting the better of me. I don’t have any space left for more furniture / storage items so I revisited my DIY post on Craft Storage Ideas. No go!! Even this one by my fellow contributor, Cecile didn’t give me a solution.

Back to my friend, Pinterest. And this is the one I’m going to try out!!!

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Hopefully, by the end of the year I’ll have everything sorted and then I’ll show my version.  I do put my own touch to things so keep reading Craft Storage Ideas ……….. I’ll be back with my wrapping stash (and the solution).

Thanks for joining me today. Have a GREAT day and remember to try something new – TODAY!!

Hazel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE ARE HAVING A CONTRIBUTOR CALL!!

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Craft Storage Ideas is having a Contributor Call!

 

Calling all crafters, knitters, artists, seamstresses & photographers!

 

Do you have great ideas about organizing your craft room/studio?

 

Do you love sharing those ideas with others?

 

Is creative storage a passion for you?

 

Would you like to have fun, great exposure, and be part of a fantastic contributor team?

 

If so, then please apply for our Contributor Call. We are seeking artists, crafters, and more to share their own ideas & find fresh new ones.

 

Requirements:

Must have an active personal blog about crafting, design, or art. We are seeking all different kinds of creative artists, so please don’t shy away if you’re not a paper crafter!

 

Must be able to commit to writing 2-3 posts a month for a 6 month term (January 2015 – June 2015).

 

Interested?

 

Send us an email at craftstorageideas@yahoo.com

 

Please include the following information:

Name

Email

Telephone

Mailing Address

Blog URL

Flickr account (if you have one-not required)

Plus links to any other sites you design for or are a Contributor for.

 

Then, tell us a little about yourself!

 

We would also like to know why you want to be a Contributor for CSI, and tell us what would be the title and a short synopsis of your first post for us.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Noelle and Shelley

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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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Hazel

Noelle

 

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Show Us Your Happy Place WINNERS from linkup and random giveaway!

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

Our first winner is for the natural colored Silhouette Cameo cover. The winner is Patricia who said:  Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 3.50.55 PM

The winner of our “Show Us Your Happy Place” linkup this week is Carla!! Carla has won a washi tape organizer with tape. Carla has a whole Pinterest board set up for her Happy place right here! She has converted a garden shed into a crafting shed. SO smart and I just love the colors she has chosen, too. :)

 

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I have one more SURPRISE winner today. Last week’s random giveaway winner never contacted me, so I have picked another winner, the winner of the silver vinyl roll from last week is Carol W.! What Carol said made me LOL. Carol, you now have a big roll of silver vinyl coming your way to play with!

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Patricia, Carla, and Carol; PLEASE email me at craftstorageideas@yahoo.com with your mailing addresses so I can send you your prizes! :) On Monday, we will kick off our final week of this fun month. Hope you can join us!

Noelle

Show Us Your Happy Place: Giveaway/Random Drawing #4

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Welcome to Craft Storage Ideas! Today, Simply comment to win a NATURAL colored Silhouette Cameo dust coverby Silhouette America!  But first, please read our rules!

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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 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 24, 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