Organized Craft Space: How I Store My Paper

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Hello!  A few years ago I shared with you

how I organize my crafting materials in my Craft Armoire.

Click here to see that post…

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During the Holidays my craft armoire became a huge mess

so I spent a few days de-cluttering & re-organizing…

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I have my 12 x 12 scrapbooking paper organized into several categories…

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I have also added any sticker sheets or other large embellishments

that fit in these categories, to these boxes

to try & be more efficient & spend less time searching for things!

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I also have one box for Current projects

so that I can throw everything in there at the end of the day

and pick up where I left off when I have the time to go back to it

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I believe this was used to hold Sizzix dies?

I got it for a steal at a yard sale & my 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ paper fit perfectly!

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I still have a few problem areas…

My “scrap” bins are always overflowing because I don’t want to waste anything!

And my file drawer that holds my 8 x 10 paper is looking a little shabby too…

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How do you organize your paper?

I would love to know!

Until next time,

Deb :)

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Salvation Army Finds & a Linky Party!

It’s been awhile since I’ve been to our local Salvation Army store

and while I was there, I picked up these…

How much you ask??  Well, the price tags said $2.35 (each), which is a fantastic deal…

But when the cashier rang me up, the total cost was only $3.30!!!

I had forgotten that everything is 30% off on Wednesday’s – yahoo!!!!

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They found a new home in my pantry…

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Now all my tea and sweeteners are nice and organized!

Not too shabby for $3.30!

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Home Stories A2Z

Snowman Popcorn Wrappers

These are just too cute! As a busy Mom – especially during the Holidays.
I’m always on the lookout for cute, inexpensive & practical gifts for teachers, co-workers, family & friends.
These Snowman Popcorn Wrappers definitely fit the bill.
 

Because popcorn can be bought in bulk fairly inexpensively,
I am able to create these fun gifts & give them at a very affordable price.

To make your own Popcorn Wrapper:

*Measure & cut a piece of cardstock to fit around the bag of popcorn -  

 

mine was 9″ x 5 1/2″




 

 

 

*Adhere the cardstock into place with tape or glue dots

 

 

 

 


 

 

*Next, measure & cut a piece of white cardstock and stamp your snowman (or whatever image you choose)
*My card measures 3 1/4 x 2 1/2*
*I used red & green copic markers to color my snowman & embellished it with some red Stickles
*Adhere to wrapper with glue dots or adhesive

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

*Now you will need to print out the saying by clicking on: Popcorn Bag Wrapper

*My cards measure 2 3/4 x 1 1/2*

Adhere to the wrapper with glue dots or adhesive


 

 

Almost finished!  Now, choose your ribbon and cut a length to fit around the wrapper

*Mine measures 12″*

*Wrap ribbon around wrapper & tie tightly in a knot on the front…

*You may want to stick a glue dot on the back to keep the ribbon from sliding around*

 


That’s it!  Now you can whip out a dozen of these to give out as teacher or neighbor gifts, hostess gifts, etc!

Have fun!

My Holiday Mantle 2010

 

In anticipation of Layla’s Holiday Mantel Linky Party (The Lettered Cottage),

I decided to do a separate post on my Holiday Mantel!

 

 

This photo was taken in the evening so it’s a bit blurry – sorry!

 

 

As you can see, our fireplace & mantle are encased in cherry wood &  it goes all the way up to the ceiling…

I love it!

 

 

This black marble tile is nice but needs dusting often!

 

 

A must-have for my mantel is greenery & white lights!

 

 

A tip I read @ The Inspired Room (thanks Melissa!)

*Use Command Hooks (the kind that are removable without damaging surfaces) to secure garland!

 

 

I also added a piece of material to the top of the mantel before adding the greenery to protect the wood…

Yes, it’s the same piece of material I used on my Thanksgiving table :’)

 

 

I love these little evergreen pics with berries & pinecones!  I used them on my table too…

 

 

My mantel wouldn’t be complete without the stockings…these have photos of my kiddos from years ago…

 

 

I can’t leave my other babies out!

 

 

I’m linking up to:

 


The Lettered Cottage

Christmas Cards & Holiday Letters ~ Linky Party!!

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I have seen so many unique and beautiful Christmas cards lately

that it’s gotten me in the mood to search for my family’s 2010 annual

greetings!



Here are the cards that I hand-crafted last year.

I always say – “Oh, I’ll just stamp a cute snowman, add some glitter and

ribbon – it’ll be easy!”  Not!

I do love making my own cards but find that when I have to make

50 of the same card, it can get quite monotonous and expensive!

Along with the card, I always include a family photo…

one of my favorite things to receive from others at Christmastime :’)

Especially from friends & family who we only see through their annual

Christmas greetings.

It’s amazing how much kids grow in one year!

And how much gray hair we adults can accumulate – hee hee!

2009 Family Photo…


Here are a few of my favorite sites for inspiration in making cards:

Etsy

Splitcoast Stampers

Stamp TV

Two Peas in a Bucket

Twisted Chick Creations


Yesterday (thanks to a Twitter friend), I was introduced to an

ETSY store called Kottage on 5th Design Studios

and I instantly fell in love!!!

I do believe that I will be ordering one of these

beautifully designed cards soon!

Just as soon as I can gather up my family for that

“perfect” family picture – LOL!

Kottage on 5th Design Studio ~ Modern Damask Christmas or New Years

or maybe this one?

Kottage on 5th Design Studio ~ Sleek Damask Christmas/New Years


Can you tell that I’m really drawn to the Damask designs??

I will also be using a black & white photo as they did…

What do you think?  Which design would you choose?

Please leave me your choice in the comments section!


Please link up your ideas for Christmas Cards or Holiday Letters!

It doesn’t have to be a recent post, just link up one of your favorites!

Also, please be sure to link back to Debs Heart & Home;

I will be featuring my favorites, and can’t feature you if you don’t link back!

The party will close on November 4th, so you plenty of time

to add your ideas. I can’t wait to see them all!


Here is what to do:

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When you’re all done linking up, click to visit as many links as you can!!

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Reindeer Poop

After posting a:

Homemade Holiday Gifts Linky Party“,

I received a few requests for tutorials on how to create

some of the items.

So, I gathered up my PDF files and am busy working on creating

tutorials for your personal use!

Below are instructions for my “Reindeer Poop”!  Enjoy!


 

Reindeer Poop ~ Click on this link for a downloadable PDF file

that you may use to create a bag tag for my Reindeer Poop craft.

You can buy small craft bags at a craft store or you can use

disposable baby bottle liners to fill with chocolate covered raisins.

After filling the bag, fold the top down several times &

close with clear tape.  Punch a hole & an eyelet (if desired) into

the tag, thread a small length of ribbon through the hole and tie it.

Attach the tag to the bag with adhesive or double stick tape -

attach the tag to the taped side of your bag to hide the tape…

Now tie a bow and your done!

This gift is great for stocking stuffers, party favors,

white elephant gifts, etc.

Homemade Holiday Gifts Linky Party

 

 

 

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Welcome to the Homemade Holiday Gifts Linky Party!

I’m in search of some great homemade Christmas gift ideas on a budget!

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Here’s a few items I made last year…


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Magic Reindeer Food, Reindeer Spares (Noses!) & Reindeer Poop!


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Popcorn Wrappers…

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Snowman Soup…

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Recipe Box, Recipe Card Clipboard, Drawing Pad, Journal, Address Book,

Menu Planer & Grocery List & Babysitter Notes/Clipboard

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Please link up your ideas for a Homemade Holiday! You may include recipes, gift ideas, decorating, etc.

Please link back to Debs Heart & Home, I will be featuring my favorites, and can’t feature you if you

don’t link back! The party will close on October 10th, so you plenty of time to add your ideas! I can’t wait to

see them all!

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Here is what to do:

If you want to link up a Homemade Holiday Gift post, simply click on the title of your post at your own blog,

copy the link that is in the address bar, paste it in the link space below

(following the instructions as needed).

Then in the body of your post on your blog, link back to this party

so your friends and readers can find the party too!

When you’re all done linking up, click to visit as many links as you can!!

Have fun!

I’m linking up to the Proverbs 31 Living: Having a Handmade Christmas

Crafting Spaces ~ Link Up!

I’m linking up my Crafting Spaces post to:

Organizing Made FunThe Inspired Room

 


Since moving into our home in April (and losing my guest room/craft area!)

I now have my crafting armoire in my Master Bedroom.

I also store all of my extra craft supplies and my inventory of handmade & store-bought gifts in my

Master closet so everything is centrally located.

My crafting armoire is on the wall next to our slider so I can see/hear the sights and sounds

of the pool & backyard while I’m creating :’)

Here’s a few photos:


My Craft Armoire!


More crowded than I’d like, but I’m happy that it all has a home!


Love my OTT-LITE!

The black tower on the right is actually a SIZZIX organizer that I use for my paper pads & paint chips.


Love this organizer-caddy thingy!


Bins of paper scraps that are leftover from other projects…



One of my ribbon organizers – I believe it’s called a “Ribbon Ring” but I can’t remember…



This beauty is great for taking supplies from place to place!



And here’s where I hide all of my totes and my Cricut – nicely hidden by my curtains :’)



Here’s a few of my “dream” crafting spaces:

Here is what to do:

If you want to link up a Crafting Spaces post, simply click on the title of your post at your own blog,

copy the link that is in the address bar, paste it in the link space below

(following the instructions as needed).

Then in the body of your post on your blog, link back to this party

so your friends and readers can find the party too!

When you’re all done linking up, click to visit as many links as you can!!

Have fun!

Thumbnails: This is a Blog Hop! 21 entries so far… you’re next!


Organized Crafts

My Crafting Space

Craft Room

Kid’s Craft Space

Chica’s craft room

Jo’s craft room

Curtains to Pillows

Craft Room Tour

Organizing toys

Maillardville Manor

Jenna Lou Designs

My Craft Dungeon

Creative Spaces

My Creative Space

My Creative Space

Craft Room revamped

Sarah’s Craft Room

unveiled last year

vintage inspired stu

My Scrappy Room

My Scrappy Room

My studio vignettes

Craftroom Workshop

Craftroom Workshop

This linky list is now closed.

What is a blog hop?
Get the code here…

Where do you craft?

This Thursday, join me for a Crafting Spaces link up!

Please link up any posts you’ve done recently or in the past

on your Crafting Spaces…


My family has recently downsized to a smaller house and

boy was it a challenge to organize all of my supplies into a

smaller space!



So, I want to see where you get your creative juices flowing

and how you organize all of your “stuff”!


I’ll meet you back here at Deb’s Heart & Home on Thursday!