An area to share my love of crafting
Thanks to my mother (aka the slave driver), the furniture is all in the new room. I have plenty of room to have others over for crops, and workshops. 

I have a large L-shaped area now with machines on top and cubes under.
I can now have my laptop, Cricut, Cuttlebug, Bind-it-All, paper trimmers, and scoring boards on view, and easy to access. Underneath I have lots of storage. All of the current Close to My Heart paper collections, and coordinating cardstock,  have their own space. I have drawers that house my Close to My Heart business supplies all nice and organized. Can you tell where I will be doing most of my crafting? My VersaMat and scrap-a-ma-bob are ready, and my favorite tools are within arms reach.

Yes, I painted my desk pink, and added a chalkboard section
I love that there is room for a desk. The blue painters tape was used to decide where the big pieces of furniture would fit. The plastic drawers house all of my embossing folders, and Cuttlebug supplies. I also have a drawer for adhesives: dots, foam tape, liquid adhesives, and tape gun refills. Another drawer has heat embossing supplies, and the third drawer holds all of the accessories for my Bind-it-All. The slots above the cube drawers hold chipboard, and ready made covers for mini albums. 

Sections to separate all of the new CTMH goodies
 I have room for each CTMH cardstock collection; Basics, Enchantment, Adventure, and Whimsy. As you can see I still need the Adventure collection. Underneath is Chalk it Up, Scaredy Cat, a space for Pathfinding, and Yuletide paper collections. I have other cubes for the rest of the new paper collections, and a couple of open slots for the collections that will come out in December. The rolling cart will be used for projects that I am currently working on.  My goal is to break the bad habit of having whatever I am working on covering my work area.
Love having room for a bookcase also!
I have ribbons, and buttons, on display in jars on the top shelf. Seasonal ribbon, and boxes full of Tim Holtz distressing supplies are on the second shelf. The third shelf has all of my reference magazines, and books, including the new Annual Inspirations idea book. You can see I have three of the small Close to My Heart storage containers. The small containers hold my sponge daubers, pigment inks, and acrylic stamp blocks. On the bottom shelf I have the medium organizer with all of my Picture My Life supplies. The large container has all of my stamps. The pink stacking shelves hold my grandchildren's supplies, although they always feel free to use any supplies.


The walls are empty and that just won't do. I have pegboards, bulletin boards, art, and a calendar that needs to be hung. I also need to find new outlet covers, and switch plates. Hmmmm, should I paint them pink? Obviously, removing the painters tape from the floor needs to be done. I have one grey file cabinet that will get a coat of pink paint, and I think I may need a second one. I would like to organize my genealogy papers into the second file cabinet. 


I have to thank my husband and mother for all of the labor, and daughter Audrey for supplying some of the paint. Also, thanks to my friend Linda for the awesome padded folding chairs. 

Now, who wants to come over and play? 


  1. Love the open space plan !!!! And is that a RED lamp??? lol .... Or pink ???? I think I need to pack a scrap bag and head over ....

  2. And by scrap bag I mean my Tim Holtz scissors , a few CTMH Flip Flaps, pictures and Fav Tervis .... I believe you have everything else I could possible need !!!!

  3. I do have everything else (maybe pack some clothing lol). The lamp is pink. Not sure if they come in red. Hop on a plane, but be sure your scissors are in your checked bag, not carry on.


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