Tuesday, July 24, 2007

MISSION ORGANIZATION and blog candy giveaways


This chick is rockin with her blog, check it out later for more giveaways if you didn't come from there. (click here)

Okay are you ready??? I have reorganized my studio yet again, It feels great to purge and get rid of stuff that I dont use. So which is great for you. I have 2 RAK's to giveaway!!!


whoo hoo!!I have also listed several items on ebay (click here to check them out)
Please check them out!!! I need to make a little money for Miss Lindsey who will be making her appearance in the next 2 months(I think by the way she is moving shes ready now).Here are some pictures of my new and reorganized scrapping studio, Please let me know what you think-- This is the RAK part:please comment and leave your favorite organizational tip or a way that you might change my room to make is more scrapping and stamping friendly.

My great wall of stamps, home to the cricut and paper
this lovely cabinet holds my ribbons and stuff I have made and old magazines (sb'ing ones of course)
idea books and embellies on the peg board



where the magic happens--sometimes :0)
this is the closet

Also check out my ETSY shop in a few days I have some mini books I have made that I am going to list. Thanks for looking!! Hope everyone has a great week. I will post the winners here on Friday night . So please enter your comments by 6 pm central time. I am limiting this to the U.S. only.

113 comments:

BishopsMommie said...
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Stephanie said...

I think it looks great little Sister !!!

Scrappin_Genie said...

The cabinet has a shelf that has four matching jars. I would move those down to the display counter area and move the assortment stuff on the counter up into the cabineted area the four big jars were in.

Your closet has all sorts of matching boxed items. I would put those out on the shelves and move my not quite so visually appealing semi-organized stuff into the closet.

It looks like there's a ton os CTMH ink pads next to the counter but the stamps are clear across the room. I would move them closer together and clear a space on top of the little shelf under the wall of shelves for a work area. That way, you can stamp and leave your work there to dry, without causing any booboos. While it dries you can return to work at your scrapbook counter.

Angela said...

WOW! Everything looks great! I saw a neat trick the other day that I am going to try as soon as I can. Go to a home store and get a large (or medium, or small,) vent cover. It works perfectly as a desktop place to store stamps upright.

I would have so much fun with that Cloud 9/Heidi Grace stuff!

kelly jo said...

Wow! Your Raks look amazing! =)
I really like your scrap space, especially how you have a lot of your created projects on display. I think that seeing work I've completed is very motivating.
I love your ribbon hutch. You could alternate which prima jars you have on display on the open shelf...the shelf without a door. (Hope that makes sense)
Thanks for sharing your space and offering the Rak. =)
-kelly jo Fiskateer!

Sara said...

Wow. Looks like you're already organized! At least more so than I am! I like to use baby food jars to store my eyelets and brads by color or manufacturer. I also have larger jars for ribbons and buttons. Love what you've done!

Hisaho said...

Wow, this looks great! I don't know if you need one, but my favorite organizational item is the clip-it-up (circular)rack by Simply Renee. It holds a bunch of embellishments and keeps them where you can see them.

Laura Williams said...

What great prizes and girl you are totally organized!!! I'm not sure I could give you a tip but rather I could take tips from you.

One of the best things I ever did was organize my embellishments (such as ribbons, fibers, twill, etc.) by color into floss organizer boxes. I have all my eyelets together, all my brads together. Just makes it easier to find what I am looking for in a particular item or color.


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Ambearluv said...

Oh wow... not sure I have any organizational tips to add... I am in awe of your room already. For me, I am loving the peg board systems, now I just need to talk my DH into letting me get one. Also, I find that I like to keep a basket of my new stuff at my fingertips that I can just flip through and be inspired by.

FlutterinbyGirl said...

WOW! You have an amazing space already!

I love jars of flowers and ribbon on display, so maybe you could put a shallow shelf up with the jars on it, that would free up some space in your cupboard to stash the "less pretty" stuff.

For your magazines, you can take a 3 ring binder and decorate it up with the titles of the magazines, cut out the pages you want to keep, and slip them into page protectors and store them in the binders. They will take up much less room that way. I keep telling myself to do that, but I never do!

My best tip for anyone is just to put things in the places that work for YOU. Convenience is huge for me! Great space, though! I wish I had that much room!

Trinkapuppy said...

Great place! I'm very jealous! I'm still scrapping at my dining room table....have to clean everything up for every meal (although, maybe that's not such a bad thing!)
One thing I've done that helps me keep organized, and actually USE all those scraps I keep making...I have all my paper stored in vertical organizers by ROYGBIV, black, gray, white, brown, pink (just like vertical better, and those colours seemed better by themselves than mixed into the ROYGBIV) anyway, I take a page protector, and slide it in with each colour, and then sort my scraps by colour into those page protectors.
Make sense?
=0 )
Trinkapuppy

Amber said...

Oh my goodness I need that room. I was thinking the other day how I would love someone to come into my house and redo my scrapbook stuff.

My tip isn't really for scrapbooking but I go through my children's toys at least once a month and purge the toys that they don't use anymore. It is usually just happy meal toys but this way I organize there stuff too and they get excited about it too.

I would love to win your drawing. Please count me in. Thanks for showing us your room. i am on my way to check your ebay auction!

Karen C. said...

Give YOU organizational advice for how to make YOUR room more organized? Oh my god, you are the goddess of organized from the looks of those pictures! You rock!

But if I need to give a tip to get entered... ummm... I love my label-maker! Keeps me from having to remember what I put in all those boxes!

palmtreefanatic said...

OOOH! this looks so nice and organized!

MandyMom said...

............

I'm sorry, thats me being shocked by the amount of crafts you have. *faints*

How in the world am I to give you great organizing advice when my own craft room (ha, if I had one) would never look that great!

My advice... KEEP IT CLEAN, and as yo' Mama says: Always put things back when you're done. ;)

Good enough?

Heidi @ GGIP said...

That is the most organized room ever! Forget my crafting--my stuff is in the back of a closet! The way I would be better organized would be to have it in a room where I can get at it!

Please enter me for your contest! Thanks so much!

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

love scraping things! and congrats on your new baby! thats so exciting I hate the waitting game! I love meeting my babyes lol

I also keep alot of my stuff in drawers! its great when the kids get a bit bigger! That way my 2 and 1 yr olds cant get into everything!

Thea said...

It looks like you are already organized! What do you need us for? LOL!

I like to make page kits so that I'm I'll ready to go to crops. I buy a box of the 2 gallon ziploc bags and put everything for 1 page in each bag. That way I can just grab and go!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing, Thank you so much,Diana
Farley80@sbcglobal.net

Ginny said...

I honestly cannot think of anything to suggest to you, your space is often. You have SO much stuff & it is organized nicely. I don't think I have half that stuff & nowhere near that organized. The biggest organizational thing that I like is the scraprack. My biggest scrapbook tip is not to buy more then you actually need & occasionally do a no buy where you have to either go x amt of days before shopping again or even better do X amount of pages before buying anything new. Well enter me please, your RAK's are awesome!

Rachel said...

Wow! Your room looks awesome. I would love to craft in your room! When can I come over??? :) Please sign me up for this giveaway.

Karla said...

I am a scrapbooker and would love to win this prize. (yay!)

Your space really does look great to me! It is a dream of mine to have a crafting space I can call my own.

Betsy said...

Lovely room. I guess my best tip is just to put it back after use. Really I am not to organized. I like lists too.

melita said...

You're room looks awesome! I was just wondering how far it is from your work space to where all the paper and stamps are. Also, I couldn't tell how you organized your paper. I have always been told that paper should be stored flat and albums standing up. The only other thing I can think of is to put your scraps next to the Cricut so that if you ever just need a small piece to cut something out of, you have it right there. Thanks for letting us have a chance at the RAK!

Stephanie Viars(ma-n-pa92@earthlink.net) said...

Love your room. I guess my tip would be use vertical space. If you have a wall that you can hang shelves on go up as high as you can to the celing. Put stuff up high that you would like to keep but dont use alot and display items. Than what you use on the lower ones. Please enter me into your giveway Thanks

melanie said...

beautiful room!!
One way I like to organize pieces of scrap paper, is to put all the little pieces into mason Jars by color and line them all up nicely on a shelf. That way, if I need just a little scrap I can find it by color. This works great for fabric pieces too, if you like to applique.

Amy ~ said...

Great JOB! One tip I have is use CD cases (you know the one that holds 50-100 the cylinder ones)well it has a post up the middle. Put your ribbon on there it keeps them neat and free from dust!

Please enter me into your contest. Thanks, Amy

Anonymous said...

Cool prizes!
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Lizardbreath said...

Your pictures are so amazing. I'm not sure you need any of my tips! Organizing by color does help keep my paper in order. As well as doing periodic purges of things I know I just won't use.

Count me in for the giveaway!

Krissy said...

That is quite a stamp collection and I do not envy the dusting aspect of that! It all looks great!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being so generous!
Enter me in too please.
~Rhen

www.homesteadblogger/duesouthplantation/

Toni. said...

Girlfriend, you are a SERIOUS scrapper. I want to pay you to mentor me, lol. *Love* your studio (I'd show you a picture of mine but I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume you've seen the inside of a knockoff rubbermaid tub.) Please count me in.
Blessings,
~Toni~
p.s. We call that swing your precious baby is in "the chub bucket." LOVE IT!

Kristi said...

I love your craft studio. Someday that may be in the plans for this house, but it's sadly at the bottom of the list!! Enjoy!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kiy said...

Wow, talk about organization. I am impressed! Please sign me up for your drawing, thanks. :)

Real Women Scrap said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun. You have a lot of great stuff and look pretty well organized. My favorite organizing system is the Creative Options organizer that keeps all my stuff mobile and in one place!

Jenn said...

I am not sure I can offer any more organization to your stuff tha nyou already have but one thing I like to do is take small baby jars and keep all my eyelets, brads, etc in there. Then I stack them and keep them in a nice little basket.

Lynnae (From Under the Clutter) said...

Count me in, please!

I can't really think of an organizational tip for your room. It looks great to me! It's certainly more organized than my stamping supplies!

KarenW said...

UHH. . . I don't think I can improve on your organization. I only have a couple of cases to stash my stuff in but I'm dreaming of a room. I would love to be included in your giveaway. Thanks!

On Fire For Him said...

Oh my! I just want to come over and scrap and not have to think about anything else....just enjoy! Your scrap area looks heavenly!

Count me!

Laura_1943 said...

Its a great space !! Love the stamp shelves....I think I will do something similiar !!
For my magazines, I trim the binding off...and have 6 spiral bound together ! Then I have 2 larger books for the year instead of many ! Or you can take them apart and only save the things you would refer back too..saves space that way too...They can be bound at Kinkos, or most printing places !

Thanks for sharing...No wonder you can be so creative !!

Christy said...

Wow, that is quite a space!

I am probably not the best person to be giving organizational tips. I would LOVE to be organized, but seriously lack the space. My craft stuff is in baskets, boxes and bags. In two different closets and some in the garage (been there for at least two years)!

My only tip is the old addage: A place for everything and everything in it's place. Now, if I could just figure out where everything's place is!

Lissete said...

Your studio is lovely! I LOVE those large jars. Please count me in for your great giveaway!

Tater and Tot said...

You are very organized, so it really doesn't seem like you need any tips! But, since I'm required to leave one...
I did not read through all of your comments, so someone may have already said this, but you could put dowel rods across the inside of your wooden cabinet to hang the ribbon. That way you could always see what you have and trim what you need without digging through.

Amy Grant said...

Please count me in! God bless! I organize everything by color and theme vs. like items since that is how I would use them... together I mean!

Stephenson Family said...

Oh my goodness! This is my dream - - I would be in heaven in your scrapbook studio!! With so many moves, all my supplies just stay in boxes. I LOVE the jars of ribbons, etc. Thank you for your inspiration!

beccastephenson@gmail.com

Brenmarie said...

Wow you sure did a lot of cleaning. Those sure are great RAK. I checked out your stamps on eBay. Cool!

Terri Sue said...

I would love this

Tasha said...

Love the tv in your studio, You look really organized to me. Also like the jars.

Thank you for entering me in your drawing. Have a nice day.

Jessica said...

Your wall that has your baskets with your peggables, ikea has peg boards that are silver that you can put cups, clothes pin like clips, and pegs for 12 dollars! plus 3 dollars for the kit wtih the cups and hooks. Plus the back is made so that you can mount it directly on the wall. Heres mine: http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/85004/view/697725/-1/20/1.html

striving... said...

Nice job reorganizing, also count me in. I am a beginner scrapbooker so I am just getting things together. thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

My favorite way to store paints is on a small spice rack that you can hang on your wall. That way you can easliy view and grab any color!
Vanessa
scrappymom19@yahoo.com

Titus 2 Heart said...

Thanks for the chance to win this!!

Honestly, your area looks great! I would love to have the room and supplies that you have.

Dianne said...

I think you look pretty organized!
I do Art Trading Cards and always have a bag of scraps (I never throw anything away as I have used them in different ways on different cards).
Thanks for giving us all a chance.

kailani said...

Very cool giveaway. Count me in please! Mahalo!

bethany said...

I think your room looks great-not really sure what you could do different. This giveaway is great! Thanks!

Diane said...

I think your room looks great. Take a look at the new BHG magazine this month and they have the neatest ideas for this type of room. Enjoy! Please count me in on your giveaway.

Michelle said...

what great scrap supplies! I think your room looks great and I'm not sure what I would change! although scrappin genie has some good ideas! I'm just not creative at organizing like that ;)

FENICLE said...

You already too my tip - peg boards! Your room looks great. Please count me.

ndslueth@earthlink.net said...

COol!

Jen said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing, Thanks

Tara Sloan said...

Looks great!!! You put me to shame sis!Sign me up and stop by http://tarasloan.blogspot.com to sign up for my give away which missed the cut off!

Renee said...

Wow! I should be sooo lucky to have this kind of space! I think you have done a fabulous job!

When exactly is your LO due. We have one coming soon too! I also think this one may show up early!

Blessings!
Renee

Christine said...

I think it all looks wonderful!

B said...

Oh my! Your room looks fabulous! Wow!
Hmm ... a tip ... boy, I don't know ... do you have a caddy with the little things you use everytime to place on your desk - you know, one tape runner, a ruler, a pencil, the little things you know you will use each time that can just be in that basket ready to go? I can't tell from the picture and you may already have something like that set up!

Now, go to my website http://journeyof1000stitches.blogspot.com and enter my 3 current contests (with 1 coming thursday and Friday!)

Also, I'm starting a collection of etsy links on my blog, so make sure you go to that post and add your etsy shop to the list! =)

Monique said...

hmmm... I'm not always the greatest organizer in real life, but I just LOOOOOOVE the program EverNote for keeping my online things organized. I do digital scrapbooking so it helps me keep track of challenges to do, Creative Team assignments and requirements, blog related notes etc... it's been a life and tree saver since getting it and it's free!

So count me in on those giveaways, yes I do digi but I'd just looove to try my hand on hybrid!

Grace said...

Please include me in the drawing!

I LOVE your scrapping room! My recommendation (that I think I saw in a scrapping magazine) is to group things by color. Also, to keep a little notebook of ideas and plans for future pages.

I'm sure these things are so basic that you've already done them!! :)

Karla said...

Your room looks pretty organized as it is! I would group the stamps by category... which you've probably already done... and put the seasonal ones in chronological order. You know, first the New Year/snowy ones, then Valentines/hearts, etc.

Great giveaway! Please enter my name in your drawing. karlacinid at roadstoeverywhere dot com

Spam said...

This looks great! Please add me to your list. My e-mail address is myspamfoil@gmail.com.

Madame Rubies said...

This rocks!!!

heathertruett@gmail.com

Ruth said...

Your studio looks great! You should be giving us the organization tips. My tip is for shelves, shelves and more shelves. One can never have too many shelves.

MelissaR said...

Your space is far more organized than mine, and I don't know what suggestion I could possibly offer. My newest idea--which I should have tried long ago--is to keep a small wastebasket right near my chair when I work. Bits of trash go directly into the basket, so I don't have a big mess to clean up at the end of a session. Basic, I know! :)

KaylaC said...

You have everything very organized. Great job. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks

amy G said...

WOW - you are very organized! I would love to have a scrapbooking room somday! I would suggest buying a window treatment pole (one that you can lift the pole off of the end holders) and place all of your ribbons on it. This way it's easy to add ribbon and see it/use it as well. Thanks, Amy. designbyamy at hotmail dot com

Loni said...

My jaw is open in sheer amazment! The only thing i would do for my own personal self would be to try to cover some of it up. I have a harder time being creative when there is so much to look at. However, some people don't think about all the great things they have unless they are right there in view. I think any of us crafty women would be like a kid in a candy store in your fabulous room! :)
Please include me and thanks for sharing!

http://www.lonic.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Wow, you are so organized...I'm getting lots of hints and tips just looking at your photos! I only have one small closet of scrapbooking stuff and it is a huge mess. I need to organize...

Janne said...

I don't know about a way to organize your scrapbooking/stamping stuff any better, but the best thing (organizationally speaking) we did at our house was to institute a family closet. The kid's rooms are much tidier with the clothes NOT in them. ;)

Count me in, please!
And feel free to stop by my blog and enter to win free Scripture!

Blessings
Janne

laura said...

I can't think of anything to say . . . I'm too busy drooling. ;)
Thanks!!!
lmoffitt.at.aestudios.dot.com

Cindy said...

My only tip would be to change how you have your ribbon. Personally I would always need the ribbon that is in the bottom of the jar and would have to dump it all out to get to it. I have some little clear containers that have holes all around (found them at Wal-Mart in the plastics are of Housewares for about a buck each). I ran a dowel rod through them with the spools on them and fed the ribbon out the front so that I can just pull the ribbon I want out. It took a little time to get them all on the spool and fed through the front, but it has more that paid for itself by saving time later. Great Giveaway and Great Room!

My name is Renee said...

Great giveaway. I think it looks very organized! I love some of the suggestions. I love to hang things like scissors on hooks on the wall to keep them away from little hands.

Elizabeth F. said...

Enter me please!

peppylady said...

What great organizing skills.

Please add me to the drawing.

I'm #233

Karen said...

You do great work, please count me in, thanks!

VAIL said...

You are wonderwoman! Hoping I win!

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Wow, you ARE organized and the scrapbooking queen from what I see. I am just getting started in the scrapbooking world so I don't really have any organizational tips for scrapping. And yours, well, looks like you have a great organization system already.

I would like to enter your contest if you please though. I have one too so visit me to enter :)

Thanks
Dana in Texas

heidi y said...

Great giveaway!! Glad to know another scrapper :) Nice scrapping workspace you have!

Heidi - scrapnmklady[at]yahoo.com

Miranda said...

Wow, your work space is amazing!! I just have a big jumble of this and that!! I would love to be entered into your giveaway!

Boomeyers said...

Hmmm....organizing. Well I am a drawer-a-holic. I love drawers to file my papers, drawers for my stickers, my punches, my pens.... Well you get the idea! :) I have cabinets, file cabinets, dressers and those lovely plastic drawers from Wallie World!

boo_meyers@yahoo.com

Boomeyers said...

Just an FYI, not another chance to enter... I went to your auction and the last picture in the line is supposed to be of a set of stamps and instead it shows a cute little boy with a sippy cup??? Ooops?? Wondered if you had decided to sell the kids!

Anastasia said...

I'm in too!

I'd love to give you a tip on organizing, but I'm sitting admist a desk of clutter! I am terrible at organizing! So my tip is, don't take any tips from me :)

anastasia_falling@yahoo.com

Chappyswife said...

Your scrapping room looks great and so do the things you have made. I'd love to enter your drawing!

Suzy O. said...

I am not a person to ask for tips on organization.... I think you look in pretty good shape maybe use more lables for easy location. count me in for your drawing the stuff looks great.

Linda SS said...

What a generous prize, I'll love to win this stash of loot:) I have wrapped all my ribbons on the round head clothes pins and they are in a big see-thru jar.

cre82learn said...

OH I love anything scrapbooking!! If you say my scrapbook space, I don't think you would want any organizing tips from me!! Yours looks great. I will say that I have oodles of magazines and good ideas can get lost in them so I stick a post it (so it hangs halfway out of mag) with something to help me remember I marked that page in the first place (tags, Christmas, etc)

Kathy said...

Wow, that room looks amazing! My only tip would be for the closet...have you seen the Elfa closet organizing tools at The Container Store? Maybe you could use some of their ideas to help make the closet "flow" better. They even have a great annual sale in January on all the Elfa stuff! Thanks for entering me for the giveaway! Kathy ~ kathyh_fl@bellsouth.net

Hbomb said...

I am quiet impressed with all your stuff. I didn't see it, but could have missed it. I think I would want somewhere where my paper was easily to just pull from the shelf based on colors.
Please count me in for your give away.

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Well, I am just speechless. I am so far out of your league that I couldn't possibly make any suggestions.

But - Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Amanda said...

It looks organized to me. I am so unorganized, there's no way I could give you any tips. I would LOVE to win this prize, though. I'm addicted to scrapbooking stuff.
blazershockeyfan@hotmail.com

Megan said...

Yep - can you come over and organize mine?

Lisa said...

Your stuff is really organized and looks great! Please enter me in your giveaway, marmali at windstream.net

LivingforGod said...

Your studio looks wonderful; I wouldn't change a bit. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

stefany said...

Put those pretty ribbons on display! maybe change the shelves around, with the ribbons on the open shelf. Also your stamps are really far from your ink, I wouldnt move the stamps, maybe a sturdy table by the stamps. Your space is beautiful, you look super organized already, I would love to come play in there for a while

margalit said...

Oh my, you are already so organized. That wall of stamps is to die for. You've got such a great place for crafting. Way better than my dining room table. Sigh.

What a great and generous giveaway. Count me in!

jess said...

Uh, I am pretty sure I have nothing to offer as far as tips to make you better organized...I think you ahve already conquered that task! pick me please
jesslunger25 at hotmail dot com

Brenmarie said...

My scraproom isn't stamping friendly right now. Haven't gotten into stamping all that much yet. I would put put shelves for my stamps or get a cool cd holder to put my clear stamps in for those few that I have right now I have in a cd case for easier storage. :P

~Deidra~ said...

Awesome prize...please enter me.

Thanks!

mom in the know said...

please enter me

Dawn said...

Great prize. Please enter me. I think your stuff looks great. I don't have any tips for you because I think it looks good the way it is.

Doreen said...

Well, your organization skills are pretty good!!

Rebecca said...

Wow! You look organized enough to me--looks like my dream craft room! LOL I don't think I could better much for you with any tips, but I would love to be entered anyway!

Ola said...

Wow, this is so much fun! Please enter me in and thanks lots! :-) ~Ola.

Rebecca said...

I think your room looks really great - I am jealous that you have a whole room for stuff & tons of great product to keep in there. One thing that I really loved are the clear jars to hold things. One thing I noticed that may help you is in the first picture it looks like there are three containers/objects that are blocking some of the stamps. Maybe moving those somewhere else will give you easier sight & access to all of your stamps. I'm so excited that your drawing is still open, I missed it earlier this week. Thanks! Oh and your mini books that were on the bottom of your page are too cute!

Christine Rockwell said...

LOVE your scrapping org! oh if only i were so inclined, and had so much stuff to organize ;-) Please count me in!

Tammy and Parker said...

I think your room looks amazing. As well organized as any rooms I've seen in the scrapbooking magazines.

sigh...I can only dream to be at your level one day.

www.prayingforparker.com
hods5mom@aol.com