...{...I'm A Mess...}...

Saw this post on Kristina Werner's blog today and LOVED it...haha.  I'm such a mess when I craft!  Okay, I'm a bit of a mess all the time ;-)  I try to be organized and neat...I really do LOVE organization.  But somehow it still gets messy really quick!  So here you go, a look at my mess...

Oh, how about a little info first about the setup. So I still live with my parents - yes, I'm 27 (almost 28) but it's cool...and way cheaper :-) Anywho, the only space I have is my room. Luckily it had two closets. So I just converted the smallest closet to be my craft space. It works surprisingly well. Although I have been thinking about getting a small folding table to use too as I have to use my paper trimmer on the floor or my bed.

So first, a look at my crafting space (closet) when I first set it up about 3-1/2 years ago.  It's amazing how clear it looks compared to now.

Okay, now on to the space today...

Space between closets.  Ribbon, wood-mounted stamps, paper stacks, cuttlebug dies...and other stuff

Had to share this stamp I got today at Michaels on clearance for $1.09!  See next pic to see size.

I soooo need to organize my ribbon.

Okay, moving on to the closet space.

Yes, I store all my belts on the back of the chair...See my clip-it-up behind the chair...LOVE it! The shelf holds some of my buttons (more on the wall clip-it-up) and all my papertrey stamps.

The storage cube to the left holds all my current cardstock I use, my newest paper stacks, all my 6x6 or 8x8 stacks, recent cards I've made. The cute little decorative box on top of the storage cube holds some of my die-cuts and stickers.

The box in the chair is from a pair of boots I bought this winter. I thought it would be perfect to use when I spray glimmer mist. All the things in it are from a project I worked on the first day I had my cast on. I kept knocking into things so I never put the things away, waiting until my cast came off...and yes, it's been off for a week, but I've not quite got everything back in order yet ;-) It also has some new items I recently purchased.

The floor leading into the closet space.

See that brown bag (top right corner)...that's a bunch of new stuff I've bought over the past month...check out the last pic to see the contents of that bag.

This box (sitting on floor in above pic) came from TJMaxx. Thought it was pretty cool. Still not quite sure what I'm going to store in it.

Okay, now on to the actual closet... The top shelf holds all my jewelry making products. There's also some odds-n-ends products. Next shelf holds a few books, some old cardstock, pre-made card bases, chipboard, lots of thickers and my albums.

Next shelf has all my glitters, copic markers, prismacolor markers, acrylic paints, pens, pencils, some inks, a few buttons...other stuff...

And this is my working space...ugh...over-run with all kinds of product. It definitely needs a good cleaning/organizing before I can do anything in there!

And the bottom space is those storage cubes...holds paper, paper and more paper...books, cuttlebug, stickers, rub-ons, die-cuts...below the pink atg is the rest of my adhesives in a small plastic container. In those binders my clear stamps. I've got a couple pulled out to put new stamps in...although as many as I've bought lately I might need to buy more.

And this is all the product that was in that brown bag in the floor...

Wow...yep, it's a mess :-( But I'm having serious crafty withdraw, so I MUST get it back in working order...Oh yeah, I have a big purchase coming from Two Peas that I've got to make room for too!

Well, happy crafting...try not to judge my space too harshly ;-)


  1. Makes me wish I was as into a hobby as you are. Very nice collection. It's good you have something you are so passionate about. Alyssa D.

  2. I'm off to Michael's tomorrow to see if I find that Silhouette stamp. Loved the pictures of your crafting area.


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