Craft Desk UPDATE

Hello Friends! I’m super excited to share an update on my craft room. I’ve added another work surface and changed my stamp storage. Not a complete overhaul, but I just cleaned it and fell in love with it all over again! I think all crafters get excited and take pictures of clean work areas 😝
Here is a link to my original post showing you my craft desk: My Creative Workspace.

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I purchased this large table from a clothing store that was shutting down in the mall for $50!!! I couldn’t walk away from such a deal.

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It fit like a glove! My design paper storage slid perfectly underneath it. Two storage cubes sit on top with my solid cardstock and special paper pads. My cutting mat and large paper trimmer sit on it, as well. The containers on the right are my large sizzix dies, texture plates, sprays, and medium gels. My die cutting machine finally has an assigned spot that’s out of the way!

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In my original post I had binders that stored my stamps. Nothing was wrong with that system, it worked. However, I fell in love with the fridge containers and Elle Pockets that Jennifer McGuire kept showing off. Love, love love! So much easier to use at home or travel to crops with. The dividers are heavy cardstock with labels. Easy peasy!

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This is still the same as before, but I wanted to show how much more I’ve added to it! The top round spice containers are from IKEA and the rounds ones near the bottom are from Dollar Tree! Eh, the magnets aren’t as powerful, but they stay put.

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Ta-da! Full view of my work space. I’m head over heals for it all. Everything is within reach. Having two different work surfaces is amazing! I don’t have to constantly move things out of the way when I bring my trimmer or scoreboard out. My Project Life layouts don’t get shoved around (because then I forget how I had it) when I’m trying to work on an individual card. Love it!
I thought about getting a stool for the taller table, but I’ve managed well so far without it.
Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for visiting!

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Goody Bags

My sweet friends! I’ve missed you, but I’ve been crazy busy making these super cute goody bags for my God Daughter’s 5th birthday party. They’re not too elaborate because, after all, they are goody bags that young kids will likely destroy or throw away LOL but they’re still cute enough to pine over 🙂
Each scalloped piece, each paper rosette, each center piece is different from the other. That was very difficult for 25 bags! I even hand stamped or embossed backgrounds on some of the scallops. Each flag banner has her stamped name on it. Of course, everything is hot glued together. CLICK to enlarge the main images so you can really see the details.

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My Creative Workspace

Welcome!!! Today I bring you a tour of my craft “room”. Where I do my best brainstorming and creating. Technically, it’s not a room, it’s a closet LOL in our guest bedroom. Jerry and I live in a 2 bedroom apartment and have construction/decorating limitations. So, when I’ve got lemons I make lemonade!!!

I took down the folding wood doors, the closet shelf, the hanger rod, and shoved them in the back of another closet. Out of sight, out of mind! If and when we move I can easily re-install them. I’ve added detailed descriptions to each picture so that you clearly know what you’re looking at. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask 🙂 Enjoy!!!

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