Thursday, March 29, 2012

I'm back, My blogging and Scrapping friends!




First I want to apologize  to all my followers, that have come to my blog and found me missing in action for more then a month (don't know where the time went). I have been helping my little guy with his studies so he can pass the standardize tests in April  (He's having a hard time with math). Anywho, we'll see what happens with that.  Secondly, I have been trying to arrange a more productive way for me to work. And anyone with a tiny space can vouch for me that it is not easy finding a place to cram all the artsy stuff. I was especially having a hard time finding a way to organize my copics and prismacolor markers and the various ink pads and distress ink pads I have. I wanted it all in front of me because of the limited space I have to work with. Well I could not find anything suitable, but I had seen in various blogs and  on YouTube how to create your own out of foam board. So being the crafty person that I am, I hunted down the instructions and with a few modifications I made one of my own (and the rest is history).Oh I even made one for my little guy and its on the last photo. I  posted a few photos of  the process involve ( It was harder then it looks) and the end results are not perfect (some may even laugh at it) but I'm okay with that because I accomplished something and it suits my way of crafting and anyone wanting to make one can easily find the instructions online. Lastly I want to thank the many crafter's that posted their instructions on their blogs and the videos on YouTube to share with us all. Thanks for viewing! Now without further ado photos  below.
I started by preparing all the side pieces, I took a straight edge blade and gently scraped half inch from the edge.
Please don't scrape to deep because it weakens the edges and might break through the foam board.

I fitted  and Hot glued all four sides in place then I hot glued the  back piece to the four sides.  You just have to try to make the box as straight as possible. (pretty easy up until now).



I started playing around with the shelves to see the placement and dimension I wanted them to be.

Here I cut all the shelves and tried to be as precised as  I could,  I was worried they would not fit together  properly. It is not that hard you just need to  be  very sure of the measurements.  you know the old saying (measure twice and cut once).   


I made shorter shelves on top so I could put the ink pads  and distressed ink pads on them. The  shelves  look  crooked but I fixed the shelves as best I could and they  don't look so bad.

After  all the shelves are in there place, and I was sure they were as straight as possible ( I could not get them lined up perfectly)  I hot  glue  some edges  here and there  and I was done !  YAY 
Here is the finished  cubbie all filled up with my goodies.

 Every crafter should have a peg board, it holds so  much and keeps the items withen easy reach. 
Over here is where I keep my cartridges, I don't buy many just the ones I feel I will get a lot  of use out  of.  I have a lot more ribbon but it is elsewhere.


Here you see how I keep my word stamps and other small  wooden stamps.

This is the cubbie I made for my little guy, He loves it and filled it up with all his  goodies.


I Print my digital images in duplicate, because if I make a mistake I Have more left to color with out having to print again. The little guy is from the online store (Spesh Designer stamps) and it was by Max design.I messed up on his face skin coloring but I'm still learning.,Now the sweet infants are digi stamps from Sugar Nellie online store and they are called so adorable they are partly shaded so it makes it easier to see the high lights when you color them up.
This is a little  Pip image I have been working with , I have colored it up and will fussy cut it. I purchased it at Funky Kits. I might turn it into a Easter card or layout.




68 comments:

  1. Oh wow, That was a great idea for your markers, and inks. You did a great job. No one should criticize it except for yourself. I like your little space like you call it. Even though it doesn't look like a mall area at all.
    Keep on crafting and can't wait to see what you create next.
    TFS. ANA

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  2. LOVE this and what a great idea!

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  3. Great marker storage. You did an awesome job. Love your craft space.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  4. So Glad you;re back! Thanks for visetting my blog and your sweet comments. I love your space and it's not so small, it looks just perfect to me. I love your marke storage project, how smart of you. They look beautiful and organized.
    xxxx
    Marlene

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  5. Wow, it's fabulous! Might have to make one myself. See you at Laura's.
    Hugz, Z

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  6. New follower - thanks for visiting me at www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment! I love that storage unit you created!

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  8. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. Well you have done an amazing job here. It's hard when you've got a limited space to find something but here you've had such satisfaction making it yourself and therefore it's exactly how you wanted it. Enjoy using it. Best wishes, Kym xxx

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  9. lovely cant wait to see more projects hugs Daniel

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  10. I love those cubbies you made!! Great idea. Your space looks good.

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  11. wow...great job!!! Thank you sooo much for visting my blog and taking the time to leave some love!!!oooohhhh lovin your room!!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  12. love your foam organizer! turned out awesome!! thanks so much for visiting my blog, commenting, and following. :) i' happy to be following you now, too. have a great Sunday!
    xo,
    hl

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  13. OH HUN, What a great way to store your markers and ink..I love the way it turned out.. Great craft room to with so many lovely goodies..So glad you found my blog. Im now following your too..Have a lovely week end.. hugs, Linda

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  14. Hello :) I love that cute storage cube u made! I will try to make it 'someday'. Lovely work you have here :)

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me such kind words! I love your blog-you must have the patience of Job to have made this fabulous storage container! I love it-thinking of making one myself for stamp pads. Love your cards-and your craft space! I will try to make this a regular visit! Have a wonderful day as you started mine off right!

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  16. Wow! This is a great idea! I live in a loft space, so I have to be very creative in the storage of my stuff, so it is easy to get too & easy to put away...and this is a great idea!! May look at creating one for the inside of my 'craft cabinet'. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am your newest follower as well! :)
    Melissa
    scrappymacdesigns.blogspot.com

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  17. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog! I'm you're new follower! Love Penny

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  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now a follower! I made one of those too...LOVE IT!

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  19. Thanks for stopping by - I am now a follower of your blog. Love your craft space - so neat and so organize. Looking forward to sharing ideas!!!

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  20. I love what you've done with your space! I like all my things in front of me too..baskets upon baskets of goodies! Thanks for taking a peek at my blog, I loved visiting yours too!

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  21. Hi! Thank you so much for your sweet comment and my blog and being a follower. I am now a follower of your blog.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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  22. Wow! How cool is that organizer. Thanks for following my blog.

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  23. Love this Idea! Would be perfect for a sons music studio... Make me one!

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  24. Wow! Looks like you've been super busy! :)

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  25. You have been busy, this is a great pen storage solution, I use CD racks for mine. It is always nice to have a nose around other people's craft areas, it looks like you have been colouring some images, I look forward to seeing the completed cards.
    Pauline
    x

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  26. This is an awesome project that looks fantastic, all the hard work was worth it.happy I found your blog, I am now following your blog, pop over to my blog if you get the chance :)

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  27. I LOVE what you created for your craft supplies!! Your scrap space looks very organized!! Thanks so much for stopping my blog and leaving such kind words. I'm a new follower. :)

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  28. First I like to say welcome back, and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog and being a follower. We all know family come first. Now getting to that awesome storage oranizer kudos!! You did a great job. I'm so foward to more of your crations. You are a talented crafter. So is the other ladies here that I'm familiar with. TFS
    Evelyn

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  29. Thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. Your crafting space looks really good! Every time I try to organize mine I get distracted by all the projects I need to do that I end up making a bigger mess! lol I'm a huge collector of stamps, paper and many other supplies.. what I need most is to weed out a lot of supplies so I can get the ones I use the most organized (or make room for new ones. lol)

    ps- I also became a follower of your blog. See ya soon!

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  30. Oh wowza!! Any time you're in my area you're more than welcome to come to my house and help me organize my craft nook!!! lol What an awesome idea! Love it! Thank you so much for your sweet words and for following my blog! Will definitely return the favor! :)

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  31. Wow! Fabulous organization and you have lots and lots of markers! ;)

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and visiting me. You said you found it through Creations by Christina...isn't she great? I really appreciate the very sweet comment you left me and thanks for becoming a new follower!

    I am still struggling with the Copics. I tried to use them on a stamped flower yesterday and ended up with a mess. I need to find out suggestions on inks for stamping....my black line just bled! But it is fun trying...although a little exasperating! LOL!

    Your blog is wonderful and I've had a great time looking around! It sounds like you lead a very busy life but it's great you still make some time for some creativity!

    Hugs from you new follower,
    Susan/Expression Avenue

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  32. Thx u 4 visit'n my Blog. I am also now a follower. Thx u and have fun at whatever u do.

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    1. This is such a great idea you did a beautiful job! You're very organized and talented! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog it was a treat! ♥

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  33. Wonderful!! I love seeing how others organize their scrap rooms! I'm just in the middle of revamping my scraproom/office....love your ideas here! xx

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  34. You did a FANTASTIC job making your cubby. I love your space. You say it is a small space but it's cozy and seems to be organized. Thank you for joining my blog also and I am now a follower to you!

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  35. Hi wanda. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blogand for coming to follow me. I have come back to visit you and I think your craft cubbie is fanatastic, plus I loved your coloured digi's too, so I am following you now and looking forward to seeing more of your lovely creations.

    Sharon x

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  36. Wow! I love this. What a fab idea and so organised. Looking forward to seeing more of your great ideas, following you too now. Thank you for dropping by. hugs xx

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  37. OMWord this is such a spectacular idea!!! I'm totally adding form core board to my shopping list for the day! Your coloring is amazing!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, leaving lovin', and becoming a follower. =)

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  38. Gosh, this turned out great! Bet your little one loved his.

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  39. Thank you for following my blog. I am returning the Love.

    Very creative and amazing storage solutions :-)

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  40. thanks for visiting my blog:-) LOVE your organization....so inspiring!!

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  41. Hey sweetie and thanks for visiting! I'm glad I came by; love your idea for copic storage; your crafting space looks awesome!
    have a great Easter!
    Hugs, Iulia

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  42. Your craft space is awesome! Nice job on your storage shelf!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  43. WOW!! your craft space looks amazing with lots of goodies to play with and your project to hold your markers and inks are fantastic!!! Great job:) Thank you for visiting my blog and following, I really appreciate it:) I'm now a new friend and look forward to more of your creations like a card with the adorable boy image n your desk:) I love it where did you buy it?
    Hugs,
    Norma

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    1. Hi Norma, The little boy digi stamp with the black jeans and chain was purchase at Spesh Designer Stamps and is by Stamps by Max. Thanks for asking.

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  44. Love your new unit it looks very useful
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments
    Hugs Susie Sugar

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  45. Your project is fabulous!!!! I am now following you and can't wait to see what other things you have up your sleeve! Thanks for visiting my blog!
    ~Karen

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  46. Wow... it looks awesome to me... *Ü*!!

    You have inspired me to get some and make my own lil' space for goodies!!

    Thank you for sharing this with us and I look forward to seeing more inspiration and ideas from you... *Ü*!

    Have a beautiful week!

    **Lots of BIG Hugs**

    Deborah

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  47. great job on making your cubbie ! I have been thinking of making one too but it looked complicated. YOu made it look easy though so maybe I will try it too.

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  48. WOW! I love it...wish you lived near me so you could help me organize my space! I'm hopeless...I clean but its never organized?!

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  49. You did an awesome job with your organizer! Way to go and your area looks fabulous! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments! I'm now your newest follower. :)
    hugs, Sharon

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  50. Wowee what a fantastic job you did building that spectacular craft organizer. And it houses so many goodies. Your room looks like a fun place to hang out in.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Bonnie

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  51. Wow!!!! Arnt you talented..loooove your shelving.. So fabulous!! wtg girl and thanks for stopping by! :)

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  52. OMG!Love your tutorial on the Shelves.I was looking for something like this for my Cricut Carts and its something that I can afford.TFS.Also,I love the Digi stamps that you have(My fav is the adorable baby.Love your Craft space!New Follower!Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments!!!!
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

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  53. You mentioned joining challenges, you should come on over to www.funtoolas.ning.com and join in the fun! We have some great challenges going on right now, and I also wanted to Thank you for stopping by my blog! :)

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  54. Oh my heavens!!!! I wish I could do something like this! It looks beautiful and soooo organized...good on you! there is nothing worse than not feeling organized, I can't even start a project unless everything in the room is in the right spot...OCD??? Maybe! hahahaha I am a new follower!!!! I found you through comments at CardzTv, hehe
    Would love for you to visit me too!! Also a subscriber, yipee!!!

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  55. what an amazingly creative and clever storage solution! no wonder your coloring is sooooooooooooooo very AWESOME!!! ♥

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  56. Looks like you've got a nice little creative space ready for yourself. Your holders turned out amazing!

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  57. First time to your blog,you have so many beautiful designs and fantastic creations.
    Hugs Linda

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  58. Hey Girlie, Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Yes, by all means link up your picture on storing inks & marker. I haven't caught the Copic Bug, quite as yet, but I have tons of various ink pads. This might be a solution for me or anyone else viewing. Please come by as often as you like. Love your Blog too. It won't be my only visit for sure. Smooches... Felicia

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  59. WOWOWOWOWOWOW! HOLY COW!!! You must have some super patience!!! I am in AWE of how great that looks!! And from Foam Board huh??? Wanna make me one??? :D

    Thanks for following me! I am now a new follower to you!!!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica
    www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

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  60. Wow, your handmade shelves are so creative and awesome!! You did such a fabulous job!! And foam board is a great idea...lightweight and easy to move!! Thanks so much for sharing these awesome pics!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm glad you did so I could find you!! I'm a happy new follower :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  61. Great way to organize:) Your shelves are awesome:) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog..I am a new follower of yours too:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  62. Fab unit!!! Thanks for visiting and following my blog!!! I am now a follower on yours!!!

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  63. Wow! Very creative. Wonderful job on the cubbie. I made something similar from a box. But it wasnt sturdy enough. It worked for awhile. My problem is my table isn't against a wall. I could make it so,but I like looking out into the room instead of having my back to it. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and leaving such a sweet comment. Hugs, Jessica

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  64. Great idea and the finished unit is ideal for all those inks & pens.
    Thanks for following my blog and I'm now following yours
    Thanks, Caroline

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  65. This looks awesome!! Thanks so much for giving me your blog address so I could look at it. I am in the process fo redoing my craft room and looking for new ways to store things. I am going to have to try one of these or maybe 2 lol.
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin
    aka thecricutscrapper

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