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!!!!

Monday, May 2, 2016

OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!

Now what am I going to do??

allscrapbooksteals.com  is going out of business!!!!!!!!!!

its the only place I know that sells American Crafts cardstock by individual color. uugghh!!!!
SO SAD!!!!! I really liked their prices and quick delivery.  At least I have enough cardstock to hold me over for awhile until I can find something else.  


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Construction is DONE!!!

Construction is DONE!!! its very very nice.
I'm so Excited! within 30 days I'll be crafting again!!!!!! CRAFTING AGAIN!!! I'LL BE CRAFTING AGAIN!!!!! Craftroom where art tho craft room!? ha ha ha.....

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


HA HA HA....I'm going through craft withdrawals...My family says 'I'm hard to live with"...Well Yeah, I can't craft!!!!! ha ha ha and theres still at least 2 more weeks of construction and then we still have to put everything back and then I still have to get my craftroom back in order...I don't think I'm going to make it......

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I want to CRAFT!!!!

This is driving me crazy... I WANT TO CRAFT!!!!!!!!!!! but I can't because my craftroom is a storage room/bedroom for another 3 weeks..... I can't stand this!!!! I want to cry.... When you can't craft because family/work get in the way thats one thing but when you can't craft at all its very depressing..................St Patricks day has come and gone and I made nothing...now Easter is here and theres NOTHING!!!!!  WHOA IS ME!!!! such a depressing time!!!! all this repair/remodel is taking longer than planned. I am so sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Whoa is me!!!!

I'm so upset, I can't think straight....... I have 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the other side of the house. Long story short....The drain pipe in the shower broke! I have to clear out the 2 bedrooms so they can jack hammer through the foundation to replace the pipe.AAAAGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!! Since all this has to be done, I'm going to remodel the bathroom and have ALL the plumbing/pipes replaced (its a very old house and the pipes/plumbing are very old). So my almost finished craft room will now become a bedroom/storage room for about a month.... HA HA HA HA HA HA   Yes, I'm so upset ...you have to laugh......No crafting and I'll try and leave a path to the computer but  no promises....If I survive the chaos I'll be back in a month.

Saturday, February 20, 2016


I DID IT!!!! I DID IT!!!!!!
I got the Cricut Explore the week of "Black Friday" at JoAnns and of course you get two free weeks to play with it. So I played and YES! its a KEEPER!!! then thats about it... I really wanted to finish up rearranging/organizing my craftroom. I've made some great progress in my craftroom....but the Explore keeps staring at me saying "COME EXPLORE...." but I couldn't because I didn't have my cartridges linked.
Well, I couldn't stand it anymore....3 days ago I downloaded the cricut sync and cricut craftroom because my cartridges are linked to my gypsy and I have to "uplink" them to the craftroom so I can play with them on the Explore. When I went to "uplink" them it ran for about 6 hours...aaagghh....forget it, I turned everything off. Then yesterday I tried again and a window popped up " set instance unavailable" I clicked ok and it continued running........after an hour I turned everything off again.   aaaggghhh....I'm obviously doing something wrong!!! I knew I couldn't do this MYSELF!(I always ask my son) but I was determined to do it myself!!! Today - I deleted the sync and craftroom and started all over. TA - DA!!!!! it all "uplinked within 5 mins!!!! shut everything down.. opened Design Space and YES-YES-YES !!!! ALL my cartridges are there I can EXPLORE!!!! and I did it ALL BY MYSELF!!!!!!! ha ha ha......OK OK I'll organize a lot and Explore a little....ha ha ha ha.....I think thats the other way around...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


I know, it seems like I've been rearranging/organizing my craftroom forever...I have...LOL....but here's a sneak peek at what I've accomplished so far.
I call this the "cube wall". I don't have all the drawers organized or labeled yet...I'm working on it..
All my cardstock/paper is on the bottom and that is labeled and organized by color or theme.

on the cart is my Cricut Explore - I can pull it over to the computer when I'm ready to craft. I haven't used the Imagine (2nd shelf) much,  I decided to leave it on the cart and start using it for background papers, since the Explore can't do that.
I haven't been to a craft store in months, I'm TRYING to use what I have and I'm tired of my Imagine collecting dust along with some of my other crafting supplies.
SO! use it or loose it(get rid of it)
I don't want to "hold on" to stuff anymore!!!
Once I have all the drawers organized and labeled I post pics of the drawers.
So what do you think of my room so far????

Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentines cards

OK OK I LIED!!!! my craftroom is NOT done but I had to make Valentines cards.
I found the heart in the Silhouette store. Don't you just love the sheer ribbon? it's so pretty!! I have lots of ribbon...I need to start using it. It makes the card look so pretty!

Speaking of craftrooms.......I'm glad I broke my rule and crafted.....I don't like how its set up/organized...I have to rearrange some furniture and redo some organizing....

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hobby Lobby coming to the 'hood

OK, calm down.....I basically live in the center of town as far as Hobby Lobby is concerned. There's two stores: one on the eastside about 35 mins away and one on the westside about 30 mins away...but NOW a NEW HOBBY LOBBY is moving in just down the street.. about 8 minutes away.!!!!! Yes, that's right..8 mins away!!!!!!! I'm SUPER DUPER EXCITED!!!!! Oh, I LOVE HOBBY LOBBY!!!!!!! The excitement is killing me.....I don't know when they'll OPEN!!!! ha ha ha ha.........

NEWS FLASH........ 

I looked on their website and MARCH 14, 2016 is OPENING DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 11, 2016

I'm busy organizing..............

Remember I said NO CRAFTING...till my craftroom is 100% organized!!!
I'm still here and busy in my craftroom.."A place for everything and everything in its place".
Oh, A Happy Crafter I will be!!!!!! I have to get this done SOON...... I want to play with my EXPLORE!!! I LOVE that machine!!!! Don't worry, I'll post lots of pictures when all is done.