Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shopping Our Stash Challenge - Show us Your Area

Wonderful new blog, Shopping Our Stash opened up with the basic premise to use up our stashes instead of constantly shopping.  After getting a look-see at all my stuff, I'm certain (with the exception of my beloved Tombow adhesives that I simply WON'T do without) that I don't need to go shopping for quite some time.  Shhh ... don't tell my husband.  What he doesn't know won't hurt him.

I'm embarrassed to say - this is my crafting dungeon as of today.  Normally I would have straightened up, but this is the real-deal.  I guess I'm lucky in that I have 1/2 the basement to expand into, but I have cement walls on my unfinished side so I'm limited to these portable storage bins/drawers & stand alone shelves for now.  We just had carpeting installed in the finished 1/2 so alot of extras have ended up over in my territory til I reorganize.  Even with the entire 1/2 of the basement, you can see I've boxed myself in so that the majority of my supplies are within reach.  All I have to do is spin around in the chair & I have nearly everything I need right at my fingertips.

These are my miscellaneous stamps and accessories - it's 4 drawer-sets hooked together with a shoe shelf sittig on top (bowing fromt he weight of the punches, lol).  I think I must have about 10 of them scattered here & there around me.

Here is looking over to the right of my desk at my Stampin Up shelves (table full of misc is blocking entire view) ... the L shaped set of bookcases are stacked full of SU sets.  The 3-cabinets underneath the blue shelves is full of stuff I use, too.  This table is the current bane of my existence, but since school just got out last week, I haven't had the inclination to sort - Having more fun getting back into stamping.  I figure a re-sort of my area is going to be my interim project before summer session starts up, and that's only one class, so I'm sure I'll have it the way I want it pretty soon.

Check out Shopping Our Stash's blog and post a photo of your crafty area.  They're "Official Challenges" starts next week, May 24th, so be sure to check them out.


CarlaKH said...

LOL I had to laugh at your comment about not telling your husband...now when I get something in the mail I just say oh its from a swap or I won it lol. Your stash is fabulous though! I am lucky too to have a whole room although its a bit small for my space... half of a basement sounds divine! Thanks for joining us and for mentioning us on your blog!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

I LOVE your room! I do! It looks like mine! :) Welcome to our challenge blog! I hope we can get you to USE some of that great stuff!

Crystal said...

LOL, Collette.....love the comment about the husband and too much shopping. I LOVE your space and all your stuff!! LOVE how you store all your SU sets and ink pads. Thanks so sharing your space with us over at SOS!!

Lisa - papergrace said...

You have a fabulous space! Lots of fun stuff to be seen. (Don't worry...we won't tell your hubby. Heehee!) Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Hope to see you next week for the new challenge. :)

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Deena said...

drooling over all of those stamps...thanks for playing at sos