Etsy Greetings Craft Space Makeover – Update 3

Remember the cigar boxes I didn’t want to part with? I flipped them on the side and made shelves within a shelf. I’ve got shipping supplies, scrap paper, and glass marbles stored there. My reams of decorative paper are to the right. All of my craft books are alphabetically organized on the shelves below. The top shelves are still a work in progress.

This idea popped in my mind as a cheap way to organize some of my tools and supplies.

And since my space doesn’t include a door, I picked up some hooks too.

Voila!!!

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Etsy Greetings Craft Space Makeover

Inspired by the craft space makeover of Shannen of Happy Elephant (http://happyelephantdesigns.blogspot.com/), several of us in the Etsy Greetings team decided to redo our own craft spaces.

Joining me are:

Genelle, of Scrapbook Completed. You can see her before shots on her own blog: http://www.scrapbookcompleted.blogspot.com/

Shannon of April Ink posted a photo of her “Monica Room”: http://www.aprilink.blogspot.com/

Karen of Lavender Greetings, actually started a blog so that she could
join in with us: http://www.lavendergreetings.blogspot.com/

Molly of Molly Lee Cards: http://mollyleecards.blogspot.com/

Elana of Squeeze Card Co: http://lifeinsunset.blogspot.com/

I sincerely need a redo. Before my daughter was born, I used her room as my office. Now I’m spread out in the corners of the living room and it ain’t pretty. Gulp! Here’s my before pictures:

My craft book library. This doesn’t include my craft magazines. Those are stored in various spots throughout my apartment.

Miscellaneous craft corner by the bookcase. I have craft magazines and crochet patterns in the taupe basket. Inventory in the other tubs.


Little free spot by the TV with some misc craft supplies.


My office/work space. I keep business cards on a posterboard over the desk. Small embellishments and tools in the drawers. Paintbrushes and foam brushes up top. The green boxes are 12 x12 scrapbooking paper in the shelves. Up top more craft magazines.


Cigar boxes hold markers and gel pens


The cigar boxes are stored in another bookcase along with IKEA baskets of supplies: paper bags, stickers, embroidery floss, etc.


The SECOND craft table. The suitcases hold my sticker collection. The grey tub holds more scrapbooking paper.


The plastic drawers hold everything from glue to paint, fabric, stamps, ink, transparencies, and the list goes on and on. The Crayola Cutter is actually my daughter’s but I might find some use for it. Lol

I think I have some good starting pieces. I like the cigar boxes and the IKEA baskets but I’d really like to buy a supply cabinet so I can close things up. Since I dabble in an assortment of crafts besides paper, I really need to clean things up. I often rebuy things because I can’t find something and what you see here is not all of my supplies. I have things in my bedroom too because I can’t work at my desk.

**sigh** See why I needed more than four weeks Molly!

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EtsyGreetings Swap – January 2009

A Heart of Mersea

Wings of Healing

Pulp Art and Fanshefolds

Half Empty Press and Cards by Jenna

Cards by Jenna and Lwhelan

Design des Troy.com and Intertwingle

I’m so late in posting this. I took part in an awesome card swap with fellow Etsy Greetings members. I decided to gift the cards to one of the winners of my One World, One Heart Giveaway. They were so gorgeous I had to share! I hope she enjoys.

Mission Soldier Support

My fellow EtsyGreeting Team members and I are running a special promotion for the month of July.

Purchase any card from participating shops and include Mission Soldier Support in the notes to seller and we will send it for you to an Air Support Battalion stationed in Iraq.

The following shops are participating:
http://Capturedtimebooks.etsy.com
http://KardKreations.etsy.com
http://brefour.etsy.com
http://NYPapercrafter.etsy.com
http://LiSoCards.etsy.com
http://stephjacobson.etsy.com
http://ChristinaWilliamsDesigns.etsy.com
http://PeggMackoDesigns.etsy.com
http://SoCalledMommy.etsy.com
http://CollectiveElements.etsy.com
http://MochaChild.etsy.com
http://Heartspeak.etsy.com
http://happydaystudio.etsy.com
http://OrangeCatArt.etsy.com
http://SouthernScraps.etsy.com
http://TheEclecticStudio.etsy.com
http://Tinalina.etsy.com
http://HaleysHandmades.etsy.com

Thanks for all your support!!

Wedding Challenge Voting

The Jewelry on Etsy Team (JET), EtsyFAST, and ETSY Greetings street teams have come together to offer their members a creative Wedding Challenge. Members were challenged to design a “jewelry”, “fiber”, or “paper” item inspired by a featured bride’s wedding details. The bride and groom were chosen from another online community, Our Little Universe. The challenge – to create a piece that would be a perfect fit for their – Autumn and John’s – wedding event. The piece could be for the wedding, reception or the honeymoon – the choice was left to the designer.

Info on the bride and groom (as well as the challenge itself) can be found at the EtsyFast blog and in the FAST wedding challenge subforum and on the team blogs of the JET and EtsyGreetings teams.

FAST has the honors of hosting the voting for EtsyGreetings (the paper entries). Voting is open from April 29 until midnight EST May 6th and the results will be announced on May 9th. So skip on over, check it out, and vote!!!

http://www.etsyfast.com/blog/?p=65