This weekend really felt like "getting back to business" - kind of getting back on track. Sophie started school this past week, we prepped up the other kids (who start next week), ran a bunch of errands and yes, spent the entire day Saturday cleaning and purging my scrap space.
THAT feels so good. Want to see some photos?
First up: I'm probably the last person on earth to jump on the GRUNDTAL bandwagon. (My IKEA even had them on sale for $6.99 each). A lot of crafters use them as I have - for storing favorite punches, but I've also seen them with embellishments clipped on or for hanging baskets and buckets, etc. I love them for my punches.
Next up, my $5.00 garage sale find.
I've had this dead spot between my shelving unit and my washing machine for ages. You know how dead spots work: they get stuffed with boxes, unwashed clothes, and misc. junk. I hate that. So, when I saw this little cupboard at a garage sale, I took the chance that it would fit. It DID! All I had to do was scrub off the dust and slide it right in place. Oh yeah, and buy a tote for each shelf. Ha. Those cost more than the cupboard.
I always struggle with embellishment storage - so these totes worked out perfect. I have all of my Pebbles products in one, and my stash of misc. favorites in the other. Love it.
I was also very tickled to find that these two bins fit on top of the cupboard. The left bin contains my newest patterned papers. I like to keep my freshest product right where I can see it; it gets me inspired. The smaller tote on the right houses all my Thickers. I made the decision that whatever Thickers do not fit it here have to go. Boy, that's kind of hard to do. But, if I don't I end up hoarding sheets with like twelve letters left. I mean, seriously. It's a disease. Thicker disease.
One more shot of my newest (and most favorite) garage sale find. When I spotted this acrylic carrier under a pile of junk, I instantly adored it. It's nice and thick and really has a great shape. I knew right away that it would sit on my counter and be just gorgeous filled with spray mist. Since I don't (yet) own every single Mr. Huey available, I filled the rest of it with embossing powders. I love that the carrier is clear -I can exactly what I need. The best part? Three bucks. Love garage sales.
Okay, you might have guessed that cleaning usually means purging, too. So, I strong armed myself to clean out two drawers of rubber stamps. I managed to let go of FIFTY wood mounted stamps.
A great collection of fabulous stamps - all sizes, all in really good shape. I think there are even a handful that have never known ink. I fit them all in a flat rate box (USPS is gonna lose money on this beast).
So, this box is up for sale: $25.00 plus the $11.00 flat rate postage (in the US). The first person who calls dibs and sends $36.00 to my Paypal is going to get a real treat in the mail. These stamps are all name brands, really fun.
Okay, gotta run. My scraproom looks fantastic, but the rest of my house has suffered. Hee.
Talk at you...