Monday, January 31, 2011

Scary Pictures

OK, so before you view the following pics, I have to warn you that these are quite graphic! It's a scary world I live in! Rick says I have more stuff than Michaeels! Maybe, but I'm sure there are lots of other crafters out there with lots more stuff than me ...

So, this is my main stuff right here ... my bread & butter. All my Stampin' Up! stamps, cardstock, inks. I also have a Cricut there, a new big screen TV for the basement that I won at my last crop, and a small portion of my tote bag collection. (Someone please stop me with those!)
Oh, the plastic drawers! I have mixed feelings about these. I can't wait to get rid of them, but they've served me well over the years. It's not easy finding shallow drawers for the little stuff like embossing powders, adhesives, markers, sissors, etc. I may have to keep a couple.

I've been trying to sort through this pile, but I just seem to keep moving it around into different piles. lol That white piece of furniture is my new die cutting station I snagged off when it was on sale. I had to assemble it (lots and lots of pieces!), but it was a labor of love. Now, I have drawers for all my dies, and the shelves are meant for 12x12 paper, but I use them to store my Sizzlit strip dies & alphabets. Right now, I'm just storing stuff on top, but it's going to be the permanent home for my Big Shot & Vagabond.

These wooden shelves house all my Ranger stuff, chipboard, machines like my Bind it All, Circle Cutters, Craft Drill, Paper Distresser, Laminator, etc. I wish I had a better system for all my ribbons though. I've got some ideas in my head to design something ... I just need someone to build it for me! I'd probably make a million bucks!

So, that was my family room. Now, we move into my sun porch (which construction had to hold off on that because I needed more storage room for the rest of my stuff, plus family items). There's my 12x12 paper storage rack I snagged when a LSS went out of business, my cabinet with all my polymer clay stuff, and boxes filled with stuff I can't wait to go through.

Here are a couple of bins full of retired SU cardstock & designer series papers that I need to sell. I've also got my Scrap Rack that's full of stuff that I can't remember. More tote bags and my acrylic paint rack.

All finally, these skis are buried behind boxes of finished projects and more goodies I forgot I owned. At least two boxes are filled with craft books ... I love my craft books, and I really wish I could get rid of them cause I got waaaaaay too many! At least 20 just on rubber stamping ... another 20 on scrapbooking ... maybe 12-15 on jewelry making ... 10 or so on stained glass, and about another 10 or so on mosaics. You should've seen all the ones I got rid of when I had to move them up here! Please, someone stop me ... someone!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

My shelves are here!

Look what the Ikea delivery men brought me ... 88 pieces! Now, to put them all together! I told Rick to power up that Dewalt drill for me ... I've got 8 shelf units to build! How long do you think it'll take me? Stay tuned ...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My Blank Canvas

It's actually happening! After years of promises of getting the basement refinished so I can have an actual classroom/craftroom, I can finally say my day is here!

Waterproofing--done; sheetrock--done; primer on sheetrock--done; ceramic tile in laundry area--done; drop ceiling--done; linoleum flooring--done; lights ... well, let's just say they're all up and in the ceiling. Half the room is wired. There's no actual light switch yet, so I have to go down in the dark, cross the room to the panel box and flip a switch. You see, my sweet hubby, Rick, is an electrician. Well, you know what they say about the shoemaker's kids don't have any shoes. But, at least it's a room now, and soon I'll have my shelves that I ordered from Ikea.