Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Me and My Space - A Day Early - Re-Organized and Blog CANDY Stamps Again!

Hi - This week I have LOTS to post... and Wednesday was getting really crowded, so I decided that on weeks that Wednesday's are my Inky Impressions Challenge (every other week) then I will post my Me and My Space post on Tuesdays. Is that ok? Hope so... Plus this week I was excited cuz I actually have stuff to show! I spent all day Sunday cleaning out and re-organizing my Dotted shelves. It was a double header Yankee/Red Sox day and so I had lots of time to work and yell at the tv! GO YANKEES!!! ;0) Ok.. so here is what I call my "Dotted Shelves"

 I love these dotted basket shelves. These are basket like things that slide - I took everything out of all 6 of them, and a few other boxes in my area and sorted everything out. Was so cool! I found things I haven't seen in years!  The top of the two shelves, on the left is one of those Making Memories boxes, the one with the three levels and the three little drawers in it. I got mine a long time ago at Tuesday Morning.. for like $4.00 - I put things in there that I want to use - Need to see things. I'll show this off closer in the future. Then in front of that, where I spent most of the time sorting.... and I just can't wait to show you these two clear boxes... my new "embellishment boxes" So fun!

Oh I am just so full of teasers of things I plan to show off aren't I? LOL Then on the top right, My Copics, My Letraset Aqua Markers in the black storage binders, and my ATG gun. I am still working on storage of my Promarkers - I am thinking for those I am going to have to make sure I have the space for ALL of them... I am really loving them.

But today I decided to show you the three drawers closest to my chair/desk -
Top Drawer -
 I decided that here I need to put things I use- new and keep an eye on things. Right now I am just nuts for my 6x6 and 8x8 pads. I have some of my favorites pulled from the shelves - the newer ones, the ones I am "into" right now and of course the Holiday ones - I have had them just stacked on my desk and I was moving them all around. Now they have a place in my working drawer. Also here in the back - my new vintage ribbon from Etsy and some of my favorite ribbons. There are some on the rolls that I need to take off the rolls and put onto my hanging rings, just need to find the time. Then also here are some of my stamped images. Some I have done and some shared by sweet friends. Sadly my Hanglar and Stangler stamped images are starting to run out... I may have to reach out and see about getting more :0)

This drawer just is my happy drawer  - loving all the stuff in here -

Now middle drawer -
I found that I have ALOT of chipboard type of things. Grungeboard - again a Tuesday Morning purchase found them on sale a year or so ago.. two packages for like $5.00 I got a few you can see... and I hardly ever use it! Putting it here is my attempt to try and use it in the future. I also put all the other shapes of chipboard... ovals, tags, flourishes. And then the black and white folders on the left. Those are rub on alphabets from American Crafts. I have these and used them with my scrapbooking. When I dove into the "Stamping" world, they got buried.. I am thinking I need to use them more. I just hope they are still good.

And the bottom drawer -
 Again ... my past. THICKERS mainly here in this drawer. A few other brands of letters and shapes. But mostly Thickers. Me and my Scrapbook buddies well... we were sort of Thicker nuts for a time. And when our local store closed... pout pout... Her giant wall of them were put on sale.... I stocked up, hey it was a really good sale! And not long after that I went more into my stamping. I found these last week packed up in a box in the closet. I got to thinking it was a shame to waste them. So I am going to try and find ways to use them. If I can't in the coming months.. or find that they just are not my thing... They may have to find a new owner - to much space!

Now that is the first three drawers. I'll show the other three next week ok? OH... and I did say something in the title about Blog Candy Stamps again didn't I? Well.. in cleaning I found even more stamps that are sadly not being loved. So I am passing them on to someone to love - Is that you?



Now what do we have here?
I found a Wags and Whiskers Stamp - too cute, I think I used it once or twice.
Three Sweet Nellies - One brand new never used, and two that I used a few times.
Three Whiff of Joys - I don't think I have ever put ink on these.
And THEN... A HANGLER stamp!! Why am I adding this little jewel? I have two of this one image - so I am sharing!

So eight stamps need to find someone to love them. All you need to do to be in the drawing is comment here. I'll ship world wide. That is about it. Next Wednesday I will do a random drawing for a winner :0)

Still cleaning out areas... feels good to get organized and even more to find things "new" to me in my own stash that I have forgot about. It is like shopping without spending more money! Hubby would roll his eyes here and say "Uh but you already spent the money" Hey saving money is all I am thinking now! LOL

Have a great day - I'll be back tomorrow with my Inky Impressions post!
HUGS and

31 comments:

paperpapier said...

wow, lots of paper pack in the drawer....!
Thank you for the chance to give some love to the neglected stamps. Posted a picture and link on my candy side bar.
hugs,
Heaney
paperpapier.blogspot.com

Jeanne/Shelle86 said...

Really understand your Thickers passion!! ;) I got it to, though I havent got as many as you have... jet! ;) The stamps could come to a home with lots of love here... Got a hole lot of space for them only ;) Linked from my sidebar with picture. Have a nice day. Hugs Jeanne from Denmark

Larisa said...

Oh, fantastic! You have so many goodies! I am really envious))) You must be happy having the boxes fulfil with papers and others!!!
And thanks for the chance to win these wonderful stamps. I love to colour the stamps, but I have not any nice stamps at me even. So< I keep my fingers crossed now)
Hugs. Larisa. xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Michelle, I love having a good look around your craft space. It's nice to have a clear around and find things you haven't seen for while. Thanks for the chance of winning some stamps. I would love to be put in the draw for these. Best wishes. Kym xxx

Maryann said...

WOW I just love these trips around in your craftroom, especially as hubby is just on to building me a new bigger one right now, so I sook all in I can from everywhere, so I hopefully can get it decorated as good as possible from the start. I have been watching all you craftroompictures and I love it, you have given me so many awesome storage ideas. And thanks so much for the chance to win these cuties, they would definatelyget a good home here in my brand new room he he he. I´ll actually need a lot, as it´s pretty big, so don´t hopee, all my things will start screaming after each other there LOL.
have a wonderful week hun.

Helen said...

Hi Michelle, you have been very busy (as have I); I also started to move things around and clean up boxes. Needed things to be more organised to find my stuff. Just like you I am still cleaning out. I have to make some space, so I can get me some more stuff ;-)

Sheri said...

SO when can I expect you to come to my house and organize? hehe. It is looking great! What a wonderful giveaway. WOW 8 stamps total? That is alot! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win them

Lucy said...

Cleaning out is fun. For Us! Thanks for your generosity :)

Wilma Z said...

Cleaning and organizing, that feels good, tired but good. Thanks for the chance to win those beautiful stamps!!! They will have a home full of love, LOL!

kendell said...

You certainly have been busy cleaning out your hobby area. It would be great to win these stamps as I do not have any of these brands, some are hard to get here. Thanks for sharing all your expertise so freely, it is really appreciated. Kindesst regards

Lisa said...

wow you are soooo organized, my room does not look anywhere near that!!! Thanks for the chance to win

christina d said...

I don't comment much but I sure wouldn't mind having these stamps. I love how you work with the space you have. It's given me lots of ideas. The cards are pretty neat too.

Gail said...

It's always good to see your organization...whatever day it is. I've been doing the same thing you're doing trying to find the unloved stuff for a garage sale here at my home. If the stuff doesn't sell at my garage sale then there's a used stamp sale at a local store the following week. TFS all your cool stuff.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I'm so jealous of your chipboard! lol. that was an awesome sale. Thanks for the chance to win these awesome stamps!

Jannette said...

Your making me think I should clean out a few of my drawers too. I'm sure there is stuff I haven't seen in a long time. Those stamps would find a nice home here, with a special place on my stamping table for a while.

Jannette

Carol Dee said...

You are getting so organized. I love the dotted shelves! Cleaning is like getting a surprise gift every time around here. I always find something I thought was lost or simply forgot I even had! LOl, hugs...

Shelly said...

I love organizing! Thanks for the chance to win those adorable stamps!
hugs,
Shell

NinaN said...

DOn't you love feeling all newly organized?! If you ever decide to pass on the thickers, I may have a place for them.......

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, you have those drawers so organized. I love it. Those look like some fun papers. Thanks for a chance to win some cute stamps.

Moni said...

Waw you have great organised space, and your candy is fab. Thanks for the chance. Hugs,moni

Heike said...

Wow, what a organised room. Thanks for the chance to win this great price.

Hugs
Heike

Karen McAlpine said...

I like your idea of the "working drawer". I use a file box type thing for this. But, it was over flowing. I did clean it out and refiled some of the things elsewhere. I keep several folders full of stamped images for quick cards. The blog candy stamps look scrumptious. I would love to give them a new home. Great job cleaning! Have a great day!!

okienurse said...

I hate to say it but it seems I am always reorganizing and finding stuff I haven't seen in a long time. I mainly stamp now days and like you I have boxes of thickers, scrapbook pads I never use etc. Thanks for sharing your space.

Kristin said...

What an awesome room you have! I wouldn't mind spending some months there... ;)

Ellie Maggie said...

Michelle I love your "I'm Saving Money Here!" way of thinking - I'm on your wavelength with that! Your blog motivates you to get so organised as your workspace is looking so ccol. Thanks for the kind chance to win some stamps. x

Dorthe said...

Oh how organized - for the moment, a wonderful feeling when just arranged and sorted :-) I would like to love your stamps - especially the hänglar stamp, I have never owned one of them. Kind Regards from Dorthe

Shelly said...

I love your theory about saving money. lol I have to remember that one, so I can try it out on my hubby.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Texas Cropper said...

Thanks for sharing your "space" with us. I enjoy seeing other storage ideas!!

Marjolein said...

Wow Michelle, you have been busy. Love the idea of putting some of the newer things and things you're in to at the moment at the front. Thank you for sharing your tips, your gorgeous cards and off course the stories about your animals with us.

Love,
Marjolein

paola said...

OOOOHHHH!! i do feel lucky firstly for stumbling upon your blog after such a long absence and now cos i noticed you got these fabby stamps looking for a home. Thanks for the chance and for sharing. Luving the new addition to your family by the way he is real cute! As for the sharing of your craft space since i am moving soon i am gonna be stalking your blog for a few ideas for my new craft space
smiles
Paola

Cynde said...

I love seeing how you have all your stuff. I too had the bug to clean and rearrange my craft room. Found some stuff I had forgotten about, and seem to have lost a punch I was looking for. That is what happens when I don't put it back where it belongs.
Would love to have a hanglar stamp. Would love the others too! Thanks for the chance.