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Monday, August 6, 2012

storage ideas

Hello!!!  I'm back from my vacation!!  Did you miss me???  Thank you for all the birthday wishes, that is so sweet of you guys!! :)

We had a fantastic trip (and I loved having a nice, long break) and took almost 900 pictures.  I can't wait to do my album! :) 

Today I have a really quick post - some new storage and organizing ideas.  I learned about this awesome spinner from Ursula at Scarlet Bird Designs, a few months ago.  It's from Harbor Freight Tools, and I have been totally lazy about going across town to get one.  Since seeing hers, I have seen a couple of other posts about it - most ladies are spray paining and decorating them.  I actually really liked the shiny, black metal, and thought it matched my decor the way it was.  I am very impressed at how heavy duty it is as well.  I also didn't realize that each tier rotates independently.  So convienient! :)  My only problem with it, was that it was too tall for my shelving system, where I wanted to store it.  It's like 1" too tall!  :(  But, like any good crafter, I made due.  I took off the top tier and have been using it by itself as a round tray in another area.  Here are a few of the things I have stored ....

Another quick idea - when I am working on a mini or several pages that will share the same embellishments, I like to pull out the things I'll use, and put my embellishment vases back on the shelf.  I have this old serving dish that I use to separate out with room to look for what I want within that section.  For all my 4th of July pages, I pulled out all the red, white and blue things I thought I would use.  Brads and buttons went in one section, ribbons, die cuts, bling, border strips, larger embellishments went in another - for each color.  In the center, I put my "flag" stuff - r/w/b ribbon, twine, buttons, etc.  It worked great for me!  And it fits right on top of my printer, out of the way, when I need the desk space. :)

I love seeing organizational posts, or how others do things in their scrapbook areas! :)  See you guys tomorrow! :)


  1. I recently did some organizing as well. here's the 2 posts to it if you'd like to look: http://craftdonkey.blogspot.com/2012/07/craft-room-mission-organization-before.html and http://craftdonkey.blogspot.com/2012/07/mason-jar-shelf-mission-organization.html

  2. Cool storage ideas!
    Glad you had a good birthday trip :)

  3. Glad you had a great trip! Looking forward to seeing the layouts.

  4. I ALMOST bought one of these the other day when I went with my Dad to Harbor Freight! I'd seen it a long time ago on a forum.


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