Friday, July 8, 2011

Workshop space is finally tidy!!!

Well, I've been hard at it for the past three days, trying to put my Workshop back into some semblance of order...after months of Workshop Clubs (four of them a month!) and classes I have finally taken down my tables from the Great Room and organized my Workshop downstairs...my husband is happy that the main floor is 'craft-free' as he asks again, "Why did we put a room downstairs for you if you keep making a mess and scrapbooking upstairs?" 

While I will still have my Workshop Clubs in the Great Room come September...I do take the tables down for three weeks out of the four in a month...but I take the summer off! This is what it looks like when I have taken over the tables! It's much cleaner and tidier (meaning NOTHING on the tables) when I have my Workshops!


Now here's the Workshop downstairs...it's alright, you can say it...OMG...yes, you couldn't even walk into it without possibly hurting yourself! and of course, this is why I went upstairs over the past few weeks, cause who'd scrapbook in this mess!!! Here's what things looked like in my downstairs Workshop before the three days of cleaning...



This is what I am used to it looking like when I take the time to KEEP it tidy!...Doesn't actually take much to keep it tidy when I'm not super busy...so summer break and spring break is usually when I do a complete overhaul and thin out items that I don't use any longer...


this 'Inspire' sign I made WAS the inspiration for my colours...daisyd's paper collection in purple, teal, and green...all my favorite colours...


I love my magnet boards...these tins were picked up from Ikea and Canadian Tire



Each of these Iris plastic bins hold 12x12 papers and embellies like chipboard pieces, felt sheets, scraps in CS and PP...the bins on the right of this cupboard hold the photos I have printed...I usually only print out batches and then scrap them...this way I can have a plan of what size I'd like for what pictures and usually I have a sketch in mind...this way I don't end up with too many wasted photos...

The papers sorted vertically are some of the kit clubs I've belonged to in the past but now do not...maybe because I have a little stash right now...I've run out of room to store it so I thought I should use what I have first...which I'll never do...but couldn't justify subscribing to Kit Clubs (even though they all ROCK) when I have SO MUCH and the fact that I am a Close To My Heart Consultant and I also have to work with 16 diferent paper collections every year...which is ALOT of paper as it is!




I LOVE anything tiered...so I use these tiered plate stand for some of my do-dads and embellies...also my often used items like adhesives and scissors and glue erasers...I like to keep one tiered plate thingy clear to add things to work with on whatever current LO I'm working on...you can see in the photo down below that I have plans to work on a Canada Day LO...both for Let's Scrap and my CTMHbloghop





This is usually where I like to trim my papers and assemble the guts of my LO...


can you see the ONE sheet of Fancy Pants...trying to work on a LO for the Let's Scrap challenge...and my red and white challenge...and my Bloghop


this is where I like to stamp, distress, embellish and ink my LO's...it's next to my blending tools and inks and some of my embellies...




This is my favorite storage unit from Ikea...these shallow drawers are perfect for scrapbooking tools etc.


I house my puches easily and you can SEE what you've got!



This little nook worked great for the extra twin bed I had...also great when I need to kick my DD out of her room for guests...I usually throw stuff on it though...like the outdoor cushions I'm recovering currently...great catch all and bed! Last bit of mess in this room...won't look like a bed again until I'm finished with my sewing projects!!!


Thanks for visiting and checking out my MESSY LIFE! I am going to be heading to the Shuswap this weekend so I'll check in after that...Have a Great Weekend everyone! Gotta go pack now ttyl...

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