Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – Ink Pad Storage from OrganizeMore

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – Ink Pad Storage from OrganizeMore
Looking for storage solution ideas for ink pads? We’ve got some!

Good morning,

Jessica here with a storage product spotlight on ink pad storage from OrganizeMore!

OrganizeMore is a small family-owned business in Tennessee that provides hand-crafted and hand-painted storage units for crafters.

Currently, they have ink pad organizers, ribbon/washi tape organizers, pegboard wall units, punch/stamp storage, journaling card storage, marker storage, paper storage, paint storage and more.

And chances are, if you can dream it up, they can build it for you!

For today’s spotlight, I am going to focus on their ink pad storage units.

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight - Organize More - ProInk Organizer (image)
Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – OrganizeMore – ProInk Organizer

When I first started papercrafting I stuffed my (small) collection of ink pads into drawers in my craft desk.

I quickly realized that 1) the color I wanted would ALWAYS be on the bottom of a stack in the back of my drawer, and 2) I forgot what colors I had and would end up using the same limited palette…my early cards, lots of Peacock Feathers distress ink going on.  Ha!

When I finally decided to switch to an actual ink storage unit, I looked at several and ultimately settled on the OrganizeMore ProInk Organizer.

And I am SO thrilled that I found this product!

I started off with one of the ProInk Organizers which holds every ink pad size up to those the size of the Stampin’ Up pads.

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight - Organize More - ProInk Organizer (image)
Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – OrganizeMoreProInk Organizer

I purchased two of these units, but quickly filled them up and started looking at other options from OrganizeMore.

Around this time I was really getting interested in various techniques with Distress Ink Pads, Reinkers and Markers and I was looking for a unit that would hold all three.

OrganizeMore had units that would hold Stampin’ Up markers, reinkers and pads, but they didn’t yet have a Distress Ink option.

So I put in a request and, a few months later, the 48 Distress Ink/Marker/ReInk Style Organizer was added to the line-up!

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight - Organize More - 48 Distress Ink/Marker/ReInk Style Organizer (image)
Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – OrganizeMore – 48 Distress Ink/Marker/ReInk Style Organizer

I think this might be my most favorite unit just because it’s so pretty!

Here’s a closer look (below) at each cubby.

The dowels keep the re-inkers and ink pads from getting stuck too far back in each compartment – love that!

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight - Organize More - 48 Distress Ink/Marker/ReInk Organizer (image)
Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – OrganizeMore48 Distress Ink/Marker/ReInk Organizer

Now, I have to stop and admit that I’m a bit of an ink hoarder.

I LOVE the gorgeous colors and, with all of the companies continuing to put out such quality ink pads and colors, I kept needing more and more storage!

Next, I purchased a ProInk/ReInk Organizer (see below) which ended up working really well to store some of my extra ink pads, as well as the brand new Distress Ink colors that have been released this year.

Again, the dowels help to keep the re-inkers from getting lost in the back of the organizer.

And, this unit also fits Stampin’ Up pads.

Craft Storage: Product Highlight - Organize More - ProInk/ReInk Organizer (image)
Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – OrganizeMore – ProInk/ReInk Organizer

Finally, I totally ran out of room for storage units on my craft desk and, while all of the units can be wall-mounted, I didn’t want to take up wall space either.

So, a few months ago I contacted Mike at OrganizeMore about the possibility of creating an ink pad storage unit specifically for the cubbies of an Ikea Expedit/Kallax, and he was open to the idea!

In fact, so much so that he created this unit and I got a great reward – one for free when they were produced!

I have three of these new units now and I anticipate purchasing a fourth soon!

The dividers are a little different than OrganizeMore‘s traditional corrugated plastic inserts, but they work just as well and using these dividers allows customers to fit more ink pads into the unit (which is a total win in my book!).

Here’s a look at this style of organizer:

Craft Storage Product Spotlight: Organize More - Expedit/Kallax Ink Organizer (image)
Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – OrganizeMore – Expedit/Kallax Ink Organizer

While these units are slightly different than the other units sold by OrganizeMore, aesthetically these units still fit with the other units they sell, which is a big plus for my slightly OCD brain!

I have always chosen the white units with white inserts as they fit my craft room design best, but OrganizeMore offers nine different color options for the units so you can surely find something that will complement your craft space!

Organize More also offers daily deals where they discount one of their units by 15 percent.

And, as a special perk for our readers,
OrganizeMore has given us a discount code
good for 10% off your purchase,
good through July 25th!

The discount code is: CSI715.

I cannot say enough nice things about the products from OrganizeMore.

They’re classy, well-designed and perfect for corralling the craft products in your life!

I hope you’ll visit them and see if there’s anything that would work for your craft room.

Thanks so much for visiting and please stop by my blog, All The Sparkle, to say hi!

Have a great weekend,

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Jessica Frost-Ballas (image)
Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Jessica Frost-Ballas


Craft Storage Ideas News: A BIG Announcement!

Craft Storage Ideas News: A BIG Announcement!

Craft Storage Ideas News: CSI Has a New Owner!  (image)
Craft Storage Ideas News: CSI Has a New Owner!

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Hello CSI Friends,

We have BIG NEWS to share with you.

Craft Storage Ideas Has A New Owner!

As some of you might have seen, we recently announced that Craft Storage Ideas (CSI) was for sale.

Our goal was to find a new owner for CSI, someone we felt confident could not only carry on with delivering great organizing information and inspiration, but grow CSI to include even more craft storage information and inspiration…for YOU!

Of course, making the decision to let our “baby” go was not arrived at easily – we have really loved running CSI and getting to know so many of you, our amazing readers.

And of course, we’ve also really enjoyed working with our amazing contributors:

Aren’t they awesome?!

THANK YOU for being such a great audience for our crafty storage information and inspiration, and for helping us to grow such an important resource for crafters!

And don’t worry CSI fans, most of the wonderful ladies who’ve contributed content to CSI aren’t leaving – they’re staying on with Steph & her team!

(*Note: Cicily Lesher has posted her last contribution for CSI)

And now?

It’s time for an introduction to CSI’s new owner.

Craft Storage Ideas' New Owner: Stephanie Hackney (image)
Craft Storage Ideas‘ New Owner: Stephanie Hackney

Say Hello to Stephanie!

Stephanie Hackney (a.k.a. Steph), a former professional organizer, long-time craft industry trade columnist, crafting addict and fearless leader of PaperCrafter’s Corner is taking over!

Steph reached out to us when she heard CSI was for sale and, based on what we’ve seen her accomplish with PaperCrafter’s Corner since she took it over in 2013, we feel very comfortable handing over the care and feeding of CSI to her as we move onto new ventures.

We know she has lots of ideas to further enhance the CSI experience for you and to provide you with even more organizing information and inspiration.

Now don’t worry, Steph and her team are not planning on eliminating any of what you’ve grown to love about CSI – their goal is to give you even more of what you love!

It’s time for a new organizing and crafting addict to bring her energy, excitement, craft industry experience & business savvy to CSI!

Steph’s super excited to get to know all of you and to bring even more cool stuff to the CSI community.

Steph’s Thoughts on CSI

“I have long admired Craft Storage Ideas as a valuable resource for crafters, from the time of its founding by Susan Mintmire and Rebecca Boyer, to the present, under the leadership of Noelle McAdams and Shelley Walsh.

It has been fun to see CSI evolve as Noelle and Shelley took over – I know they and the CSI contributors have worked hard to ensure that visitors to the CSI site (and associated social media pages) always found valuable content, a positive experience, and a reason to return again and again.

My team and I intend to expand the CSI offering by making necessary behind-the-scenes changes and enhancements (some of which have already taken place), and adding both new functionality and new information based largely on what the CSI community tells us it wants (yes, this is YOUR chance to make your voice heard – let us know what YOU want to find at CSI!).

The CSI contributors (who I’m happy to report are staying on!) will work hard to provide you with even more information, more inspiration and, hopefully, even more fun than what you’ve already experienced as a fan of CSI!

It is our goal to build on what Susan, Rebecca, Noelle and Shelley have created for you and to make the CSI offering even better!”

As you can imagine, handing over something we’ve worked hard on has been a bit bittersweet.

But it was time, and we believe CSI is in good hands!

We look forward to seeing CSI grow and prosper and we wish you all well.

So, what will we be doing now?


“I will be keeping up with my hubby, our active lifestyle, my teaching and theater schedules, and my 3 busy boys! I sure have loved running this site, the fantastic contributors I’ve worked with over the years, and all the wonderful readers. I will miss you, CSI, and am so excited to see what comes next for you. My life is wonderfully full of other important things right now. I am closing my personal blog for the time being, but I will forever be a crafter. In fact, I am at a weekend scrapbook retreat as we speak!”


“I will be continuing work with my Etsy shop, There Be Unicorns, that I run with my best friend. We sell hand-painted housewares, original paintings, crocheted items and other fun things, and I look forward to putting more energy into it. 🙂 I will also, be continuing my work as a freelance graphic designer, and spending some much needed time with my husband. I’ve had so much fun working with CSI and can’t wait to see what comes next!!”

Thank You!

We know you’ll support Stephanie and CSI moving forward – Steph & the team are going to work hard for you and we’re sure you’ll be thrilled with the CSI of the future.

We know we’ll be watching!

If you haven’t already, be sure to
subscribe to the CSI blog updates,
LIKE CSI on Facebook

follow the CSI Pinterest boards.

And, you can soon look forward to
connecting with CSI on
Twitter and Instagram,
and watching new videos on YouTube!

Take care all,
Noelle & Shelley

Noelle     Shelley


Contributor Craft Room Tour: Jessica Frost-Ballas

Good morning and Happy Friday!  Jessica here, from All the Sparkle, to share a more detailed look into my crafting space! craft room tour teal and coral

Here’s the basic layout of my craft room: craft room tour teal and coral

When you’re standing in the doorway to my music studio this is what you’ll see: craft room tour teal and coral
And if you’re standing in the opposite corner next to my Ikea Expedit unit this is your view: craft room tour teal and coral
And this is the remaining wall: craft room tour teal and coral
My husband and I built our first home in the summer of 2013 and I spent months browsing Pinterest for ideas for my craft room.  I knew this was one room where I could go a little color-crazy so I decided on a coral, teal, and white color scheme.  The wall paint is Sherwin-Williams Tantalizing Teal and I love how bright and cheery it feels.  I chose Ikea furniture for the price point and for the variety of styles that were available.  I use three Linnmon tabletops and one corner Linnmon tabletop for my main papercrafting workspaces and my husband and I constructed a table from a hollow-core door for my gift wrapping and mailing workspace.  I used different bases to support the tables…Alex drawers, table legs, and Ullrik units which give me a lot of versatile organization space.  In the future I’m hoping to get glass cut to fit the top of the tables for even easier clean-up. craft room tour teal and coral
I use Organize More units to store all of my ink pads, reinkers, and distress markers.  I store my copic markers in Color Cubbies which are, unfortunately, no longer available as I believe the business has closed.  If you’re a regular reader of my blog you already know that I’m a big fan of color and sparkle and this wall of my room is one of my favorites.  It houses my copic markers, washi tape, distress inks, and 238 different shades and sizes of sequins! 😉 craft room tour teal and coral

Organize More recently built me 3 custom ink pad storage units to fit into my Ikea Expedit (they will also fit in the new Ikea Kallax) which has opened up a whole new world of possibilities and I’ve heard that Organize More will be offering the Expedit/Kallax units soon!  I will readily admit that Jennifer McGuire is a huge source of organizational inspiration so many of my storage systems are reproductions or adaptations of hers (as you can see with my stamp storage, ink swatch book, and peerless watercolor swatch book below)!  On my Expedit I store my embossing powders, glitters, stickles, dye inks, stamps, embossing tools, and cardstock/paper. craft room tour teal and coral
My most recent craft room addition is a second pegboard and a gift wrapping/packaging table. craft room tour teal and coralUnderneath the wrapping paper I have a portable sewing machine table and I also keep my Silhouette Cameo there.  The new wrapping table sits over my childhood spinet piano and the curtain keeps additional packaging materials out of view.  On the table I store miscellaneous gift bags, tissue paper, finished cards, envelopes, stamps, mailing stamps and labels, and various notebooks and planners. craft room tour teal and coral
I recently talked about how I store my finished cards here if you’re interested in more information!

So that’s my craft room!  I hope you enjoyed the tour and if you’d like a more detailed look please visit my blog!  Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous weekend! craft room tour teal and coral

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