Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Me and My Space - Clean Out Candy!

HI - today I thought I might do something a bit different. Now we know I have been cleaning out and trying to thin out. So I have a big plastic box full to go to a charity this fall, and I am still sorting and filling it with things. But then I am finding some things that well.... I figured a reader might enjoy too! Sad that there are brand new things in my stash that I have never used, but it is how it is. And that might be a good thing for one of you!!

And then while stacking up a few things to share I remembered I still had a couple of stamps that Heidi from Stampavie sent me to share with readers - NOW we have some REAL candy!

So for my first candy (yes I think I will have a few with my stash that I am finding)

For my first Me and My Space Clean Out Candy I have:
the two wonderful Stampavie Stamps -
Gillian Roberts Bake a Treat
Sarah Kay image Rose Cuddling the winter Bunny  -  Two of my personal favorites -
Then I found a Brand new EK Success Jumbo Cupcake punch. How did I get two of them? LOL
And then I found two SEI Preservation Albums. Actually I found a bunch of them... but I have put two in the candy - an 8x8 and a 8.5 X 5.5 - these are fabulous albums to alter!!

Here is a close up of the stamps -
 And the punch -
So what do you need to do to have a chance at these?

How about telling me your FAVORITE Organizing tip or storage? Some thing you do, or even something you saw on the internet! I need some more help around here to get more to fit in small spaces! ;0)

I'll ship world wide so no worries there. If you would like to share that I have candy that is great but not necessary.

I'll have random number generator pick a winner and announce next Wednesday on my Me and My Space post ok?

Gabrielle update - she is doing much better, still running a bit of fever during the heat of the day, but not nearly as high. Another day or so of keeping a really close eye on her, and if all is well I'll let her and her Mom Lacey back out into their pasture with their buddies.

Have a wonderful Wednesday- me... gotta get to work ACK!! Look at the time!
HUGS and -

45 comments:

Moni said...

Fab candy, thanks for the chance. I have small place too, so I have plastic drawers and everything is there. Hope I helped. Hugs,moni

Kendra said...

Small spaces are hard, we've got one too! Floor to ceiling shelves with decorative photo storage boxes labeled and stacked. I also have plastic tubs with pull drawers for paper.

Sherry said...

I'm always re-organizing. I love baskets, baskets and more baskets! I love that they are not expensive and you can always find something to fill them up!

Sherry

ednamburgess said...

I am lucky to have half a basement for my stamping things, but still have to make room. I have a set of shelves and put most of my un-mounted stamps in little plastic boxes by category. And I stamp a picture of each stamp on paper and put in the top cover of each box so I can easily tell what's in it. Otherwise I put them on plastic sheets in a loose leaf folder. The wood stamps go on another shelf. And I put all my papers in a big triple dresser or another set of shelves. I try to keep them color sorted. Edna B

Karol L said...

I have a small room and it sure fills up fast. I have been using clear shoe boxes to keep my ribbons all in order a box for each color and labeled.Same thing for bling and buttons. I also purchased the under the bed type clear plastic containers and have been storing seasonal stamps, punches and paper in them then stack out of the way and again labe them clearly. My husband tried to help with this storage idea "stop buying so much crafting stuff" funny man.

Heidi Brawley said...

love the candy you have up! Well my space was very small when I started crafting. I had tons of Stampin' Up stamps on wood that took up major space! So when I found out about EZ mount ohhhh I went to town tearing all my stamps off the wood and putting them on EZ Mount and storing them in CD jewel cases. And since I didn't have an actual room and I wanted it to look appealing I bought an Oak bookcase that matched my Oak furniture in dining room and bought a bunch of baskets all the same and spray painted them all red to match the colors of my house decor and stored all the CD cases in the red baskets on the oak bookcase. So they were out of sight, looked pretty, and took up a lot less space!
Hugs, Heidi

Karen McAlpine said...

Sweet candy...love Stampavie images. I keep all of my unmounted/cling (not clear)stamps organized in binders. I stamp a reference sheet on a full size sheet of white CS, punch holes with a three hole punch. Mount the stamps referencing the stamped sheet on that board that the cling stamps stick to. And put the CS and board both in the binder. I put labels on the outside of the binder on the spine. I do a separate binder for each company. Some companies need more than one binder. I stack the binders under my work table.

TA Carbone said...

first I love the update on Gabrielle.

Now for a storage tip that I use is I have a big walk in closet in the Living Room. Why there no one knows but every apartment here has one and in there is all my craft items. Well almost all as I still have a lot through out the apartmnet. But back to the closet I have a rack and my storage draws but I really needed something to store my Primas and I decided to hang them all up on the right side of the walk in closet ona small nail since I have more than one of all designs and with a tab on the packages it worth just fine and I can see what I have


:)
TA

LorraineB said...

I use cosmetic display acrylic holders which stores use. I have two of them and they hold my Copics, both Sketch and Ciao. I sort them by color group and it's easy to see what I have. I love decorative boxes and have purchased some from Joann's and Michael's with coupons making them more affordable. I store my dies and punches in them. They're out of the way and the boxes are really pretty. I also have storage carts for storing various things.

Maryann said...

Hi there Michelle, thanks sooo very much for the chance to win these awesome goodies here. I looove Stampavie stamps. I have quite a lot, but not these UGH.
My storagetip is very simple to make but very effective. We all have problems with our ribbon rolls , because if we store them in baskets they´ll unrroll and mes up all the time, so when we were renovating our old farm here, hubby was putting some plastic gutters up outside, and he had some pieces left about 120 cm long, and they fit just perfectly over the table in my craftroom, so all we did was to get a couple of irons to hold them and habged them up, and they fit perfectly for all rolls of ribbon, and I just leave the end hanging over the edge, then it´s always easy to grab the one I need and pull it sown and cut the piece I need, and the rest is still neat and tidy always. At least here we can get them in any color, we wish for, so we can just geto to the buildingstore and buy exactly what we like and in what length we need, and it´s even really cheap, which is a really good thing too, as it leave more money for more ribbons he he he.
Hope this tip can be to some help for you and many more outhere.
Have a great week ahead.

Jingle said...

Oh, how fun! A tip I read recently and plan to put in place soon is to put ribbon spools on a wire and hang from the corners of your desk or somewhere on your wall. This allows quick and easy access and it looks cute, too!

Jannette said...

As for a tip on keeping things in there place, I put all clear stamps in a 3-ring binder,(I have them labeled holidays, nature, babies and weddings) most wooden stamps have been unmounted and gone into CD holders. The larger wood mounts are in a bottom drawer of my cabinets. Also my hubby made me my own "clip it up" and it's really helped get all my small pkgs. out of the drawers and up where you can see them and use them.
Thanks for the chance to enter for some great candy.
Jannette

Carol Dee said...

Michelle, so glad to hear the little one is doing better. Iknow the best RX for her and everyone would be cooler temps.
YOu are way more organized than I am! My favorite storage item that is always out and at arms reach is a Pampered Chef Tool caddy. It works like a lazy susan and holds pens, markers, scisorrs, tape, glue sticks, etc..
Thanks for the chance to win some amazing candy.
Hugs...

Ardilla said...

Great candy... I love it! The stamps are gorgeous and the punch would be a "have to have" for me, hehehe... thanks for the chance!
I also have a small space, so my tip (it´s working for me) is to storage in boxes you can see what is inside and many of them with divisions, for small objects as embellishments. My boxes are plastic ones, they are not like glass that you can see inside as in a window, but the plastic you can still see through (translucent?).
Yesterday I saw in a blog pictures of a storage place and all the storage areas were full of this kind of boxes, also for papers, punches, stamps...

Kirsten Alicia said...

I'm delighted to hear that Gabrielle is doing better, keep us posted.

okienurse said...

I am so glad that Gabrielle is getting better. I have been wondering about her since Saturday. How is Lacey handling her being in the bathroom? I buy ribbon on the roll and it is always been a hassle to find a good way to store it and know what I have so...I hung it on the wall. I bought two small bore curtain rods that are about 6 feet long and hung them on the wall now I just thread the spools on the rods. Check it out here..http://okienurse.blogspot.com

Christina said...

The thing with my storage ideas is they always start out good, But before long I have run out of room or there is something new that I have to have and I start all over! lol My best storage is plastic bins and boxes on shelves.
shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

papersunshine said...

I keep going back to those shoe box sized storage boxes. I label the front and I can stack them on the shelves in my bookcase. They fit a good amount of stuff too, anything from cards to stamps! I have one for embossing powders, one for Stickles and glitter, one for embossing folders, you get the idea :)

So glad Gabrielle is doing better! I am glad you keep us posted :)

Tracy said...

Hi michelle,
I have just been doing some re-organising in my craft space, and to make things easier I have purchased some big jars for ribbons, and some boxes for embellies and organized in colour.
So when i'm making a card I reach for the colours i'm using and I have a selection of ribbon and embellies in the colours at hand for inspiration.

Thank you so much for a chance to win, the stamps are delicious.

So glad Gabrielle is doing better too.

I've popped your candy on my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Aunty Sue said...

Oh loving all the storage tips and glad little one is doing better. My place is full of boxes and i use a book shelf with shoes boxes and a picture on them with what is in side. Find that handy saves keep opening them.

Sheri said...

I love vintage suitcases and have lots of stuff in them. My inks are in one, my punches are in another etc.

Dee in N.H. said...

Thanks for a shot at some cool candy. I use a lot of shoe box size containers too. Easy to find stuff and keep like items together.

Country Mouse said...

I have to be clever when it comes to storage. Only because I don't have alot of space! LOL I do like to keep my 12x12 paper in Pizza hut boxes. When I order pizza I usually ask for an extra box, and they are so nice they give me one..or two! Also, I am glad Gabrielle is doing better. :) thanks for the chance to win this great candy!!!!
audrey

PattiM said...

Ohhhh, awesome candy! My DH and I built a 6' desk with a 6' bookcase that sits on top of it. I store most of my stuff in that.. Bought a Ultimate spinning unit from Storage Units, Ink & More. Holds ink, stickles, re-inkers and my ribbon which hangs from clips.

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

NanaBeth said...

So glad to know Gabriela is doing better! My only original storage idea is taking a picture of the contents of a box or drawer so I know what is in it at a glance.

Lynn said...

I love my ribbons in glass jars where I can readily see what I have available. Only problem is Ive run out of room to put glass jars. hehe

Anonymous said...

Texas Cropper says...

Thanks for the chance to win some great items. My favorite organizational items are the colorful little buckets I got at the Target $ Spot. They are great for holding all kinds of little things.

Rufus said...

So glad to hear the news about Gabrielle! You are much more organized than I am! The only thing I could add would be that I keep my unmounted rubber stamps in large D ring storage binders, with a stamped index page. Thanks for the chance at some yummy candy!
R/

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love those cute stamps! Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite organization I picked up from my friend is a binder with page protectors that hold my Spellbeinder nesties. I love flipping through to find just what I need and it saves so much space without the packaging and I love how easy they slide out of the page protectors on their cards. My second fav is the little pencil squares I found at target. I two way adhered them together in a tower of two wide, six deep and the tower of power holds all my copics right by my monitor screen, (for easy access to kopykat!) Love that.

Heather said...

I don't think I could improve on your amazing storage solutions. My fav at the moment is to store my copics I've put 9 toilet rolls into an ikea square box and that creates sections so I can store my copics in colour groups. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Lucy said...

Glad to here Gabrielle is doing better! I, myself, could use help organizing. I have so many organizers but half of them are empty! Thanks for the chance :)

Wilma Z said...

Thanks for sharing. You have great storage solutions that has helped me a lot. I saw on YouTube a solution to store Nestabilities. She made a book binding with magnets on each page to keep them in place.

Gail said...

Gee an organizational idea??? I get a lot of ideas from you. I recently bought a laminator and started storing my clear and cling stamps on them. That has helped alot! I'm also purchasing Stampin' Up cases to stores some of my cling stamps. I love my wood base rubber stamps and am thinking about removing the wood from them and making them cling stamps just so the storage would be less.

Lorraine said...

hi huni this is a fab candy sorry not been on for a while its been manic here pure caos but i hope to be back on track from now,i dont have alot of money to buy storage but for all my loose ribbons i have got some cheap coat hangers and i tie them on loosly in colour order so pink/reds on one etc. lol but it works for me or at least it gives my ribbons a little bit of order thanks for the fab giveaway huni xx

Shelly said...

Thanks for the chance to win this awesome candy. I have a small space also. My DH made me an organizer for my copics and stamp pads out of faom board. I love it and it cost less than $5 to make! I'm glad Gabrielle is doing better and I hope the weather gets cooler soon.
hugs,
Shell

Helen said...

Hi Michelle, glad to hear that Gabrielle is doing better a bit every day. Hope that the temperature will go down enough so it will be better for the animals and for you as well. Thanks for a chance to win this lovely candy. For storage ideas I have an Ikea cupboard with different sizes of boxes in them. Each box contains something different (punches; wooden stamps; knifes, scissors; glue, tape, etc.) There is a whole lot in it and it is just a small, but high cupboard. I am still looking for more easy ways to store all my stuff, but did not have the time yet. Hugs from Holland, Helen

Helen said...

Hi Michelle, glad to hear that Gabrielle is doing better a bit every day. Hope that the temperature will go down enough so it will be better for the animals and for you as well. Thanks for a chance to win this lovely candy. For storage ideas I have an Ikea cupboard with different sizes of boxes in them. Each box contains something different (punches; wooden stamps; knifes, scissors; glue, tape, etc.) There is a whole lot in it and it is just a small, but high cupboard. I am still looking for more easy ways to store all my stuff, but did not have the time yet. Hugs from Holland, Helen

NinaN said...

I wish I had some tips for you! But my scrap space is also the dining room, so whatever doesn't fit in the sideboard is in variou totes and boxes. Great candy!

Shana said...

well, i am still learning organiztional techniques. love all your ideas, thanks for the candy.

shanasewing@yahoo.com

Di said...

I keep my embossing folders and cutting dies in a plastic storage container, which I keep inside a dufflebag that also holds my Cuttlebug! When I go for a "playdate" at a friends house, the dufflebag is one of the items I grab to bring along with me.

Karen L. said...

Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous candy. To organize my stamps, I have put them in numbered CD cases and keep a binder with the images stamped on corresponding numbered papers. When I am looking for a stamp, I just have to flip through the binder. Not very original but it works for me.

Mary said...

I have my funky scissors hanging on one of that wooden peg hat racks that stretches out like an accordion. It looks like artwork on the wall and it hangs near my desk so they are easy to grab.
I also love jewelry organizers (pouch ones that hang) for small embellishments. And over the door shoe organizers are great for punches, stamps sets and MORE embellishments. :o)

redstamper7 said...

Oh, Michelle. As if keeping up with your sweet fuzzy animals and great paper crafts isn't enough fun, you also offer candy? Love this!! I am all about baskets. Still could be more streamlined, but this is what is working for me now.

Becky T

Peg said...

I bought two paper racks at a closing out sale of a paper craft store and have them in a closet, Have cardstock sorted by color, paper packs and my 12 x 12 Stampin Up papers on these. It sure helps when doing a project.Should have bought a third!!!
I enjoy your blog and seeing all the animals and how they are doing. Just love your pup and puppies, so cute!!

carma30 said...

Great candy! sorry i don't have any new idea how to reorganize..but i'm still looking for organaize my ribbon..