Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Vinyl organization/storage

I'm gradually getting back into my craftroom.... I'm on facebook and WOW the groups I'm in are addicted to vinyl. Well, I don't have that much and I wanted more so I went to expressionsvinyl.com   and ordered their vinyl samples. GEE WIZZ didn't know there were so many different types/styles of vinyl.
The OCD in me had to organize the samples and here is what I did....Now all I need to do is order the vinyl LOL!!!

the picture does not do the samples justice( the colors and everything is GORGEOUS!!)

Whats What?? I labeled them and then on index cards I wrote out the directions, put the index cards on the rings and put the samples in a drawer near my crafting desk

So the vinyl I did have was on rolls, and that was taking up to much room in my jet max cubes. I HATE ROLLED vinyl it's hard to get it to stick down to the mat. Anyway I decided to cut it into 12x12 sheets. DANG! it wants to roll up..... aarrgh..... I set huge notebook/books on top and left it for several days.
I went to Hobby Lobby and found these, it was a pkg of 10. PERFECT!!!

OCD kicks in and I made labels on the silhouette, for now I've stuck it to the side. If I like this I'll stick labels on the front too.

for the vinyl I already had I put the directions inside

and this is how its stored/organized
jetmax cube (bottom) - 3rd slot is removable vinyl, 4th slot is HTV and 5th slot is permanent

 let me see what else needs to be done in my craftroom.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

stocking up.....

I'm still working on my craftroom.
I'm on facebook now and look what they have enabled me to get LOL

its from Expressions vinyl - its samples
The picture doesn't do it justice. They are ALL so pretty!!! I didn't know there was such a variety of vinyl

then of course my OCD kicked in and I had to label them and make up index cards of the cut settings for my machines. The index cards will also be put on the rings for quick reference. I have a peg board I plan on hanging them on there.

I really need to get my room done. I thought of what I want to do for Christmas and its going to be a huge project and I need to get started ASAP!!!!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Wanting to craft again

Ok, well NOBODY posted anything...........
I'm on stay-cation (vacation but I'm staying home) for about 2 weeks. The last 2 days all I've done is REST (sleep-nap-repeat) and I feel 100% better!!!!! So I'm actually in my craftroom dusting things off and organizing things and I'm anxious to get back to crafting......HURRAY!!!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Have you given up?

Have you given up on me?
I haven't......
After all the work in the house (remodel,painting) I've lost my desire to craft!!!
I'm trying to get it back.
I finally broke down and got on facebook. A few cricut sites have "friend" me but its mostly questions and less inspiration....do you know a facebook group that posts a lot of their cricut projects?? I really need help here.....Crafting brought me so much JOY!!!! and now I sit like a lump on a log all depressed cause I don't want to craft and I don't know how to fix it. I can't even make myself, I walk into the craftroom and turn around and walk out...tomorrow.
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!.................

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sneak Peek into craft room

Ok, its going to take  longer than planned to organize my crafts BUT..here's the shelving system I told you about. I LOVE IT!!!! no more moving stuff, no move shoving, no more switching......
EVERYTHING is connected and ready to play!!!! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!!

Top shelf:  Knfty Knitter looms and storage cases(pre made scarfs)
2nd shelf: Cricut Expression and storage boxes(yarn)
3rd shelf: Silhouette and HP all in one printer
4th shelf: Cricut Explore and Cricut Imagine
Bottom shelf: computer tower, Epson Artisan 1430 wide format printer and Brother laser printer

The wire shelving unit is 60"w x 24"d x 72"h and its on wheels!

Plenty of room for my regular mats and I can pull it out when I want to use the longer mats.
The computer is to the left and to the right are some jetmax cubes and then my crafting area.
LOVE LOVE the set up. Don't You??????
Where did I get this HUGE industrial wire shelving unit???
I ordered it from WalMart its:

              #SHE24605Z (it also comes with the leveling feet if you don't want the wheels)

WARNING!!!!!!! it weighs over 100 pounds!!! I had it shipped to my house(free shipping). My son and I really struggled getting this HUGE box in the house and into my craft room. OK, I got it now.........ha ha ha ha ha ha ha  NOT!!!!!!! HELP HELP HELP!!!! it will take TWO PEOPLE TO PUT IT TOGETHER!!!

it doesn't take long and I love it!!
FYI- read the reviews theres some tips on an easier assembly( add the poles as you work your way up) and about those plastic disks ( you don't need them) what a relief cause they were smashed....
Well, with that out of my way. I need to reorganize the rest of my crafts...bye...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Craft room arrangement

OK, I think I like the new set up of my craft room. I had to order a shelving unit and that will arrive Friday, so HOPEFULLY by Tuesday my craft room will be DONE!!!!!!!!!!!! There's not much  I can do until the shelving unit arrives but I'm really liking how my room is looking. I can't wait to show you. When this shelving unit gets set up its going to make all the difference when it comes to crafting......Even my family couldn't believe it just dawned on me to set up my craft room this way....after how many years of crafting?????  DUH??!!
Well, that's all I'm going to say....talk is cheap and seeing is BELIEVING..........stay tuned........

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Craft room

Yesterday we finally moved my sons bed and "stuff" out of my craft room. I finally have my craft room back.... or do I ???? Before the remodel and my craft room becoming a storage room, I was in the process of rearranging/organizing my craft room and I thought I had it set up the way I wanted. NOT!!!
After several months of not being able to craft and finally really seeing my craft room today....NOPE! I don't like it, I don't know what I was thinking. I'm going to have to start all over. I don't mind either, at least I'm back in my craft room. That's the BEST Mother's Day gift I can receive!!!!! I'm back in my craft room again!!!! I'm BACK!!!!!!! it's been a GREAT MOTHERS DAY!!!!