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New Craft Room/Office Tour

After so many years crafting out of boxes or having a little corner in the garage, I have finally have a craft room! I moved into a new area in my home and I wanted to share it with all of you. Hopefully this post inspires you or gives you ideas of how to store and organize your craft supplies.

Let’s start by an overview of my room:

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Most of my furniture is from Ikea (Kallax and Liatorp collection).

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The two white storage shelves are from Target. That is where I store the majority of my supplies.

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I have been a crafter for about 15 years now, and my supplies seem to have grown quite a bit throughout the years. Yes. I am a craft hoarder. I admit it.

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A few months back, I started to feel really overwhelmed – like I did not want to craft anymore because of the messy condition of my room. At that point I decided to put a stop to the situation, and make a little investment to create the room of my dreams.

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It was a lot of work to clear the mess. There were times where I felt lost and did not want to continue decluttering or getting rid of my stuff (gasp!). So to get out of my funk, I started cleaning, painting my new space, and eventually buying new furniture. That gave the inspiration to continue. After seeing how nice everything was looking, I finally got the strength to keep only the items that I really needed or I could not live without. That’s when the real work began…

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…and little by little everything started to find its home.

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Paper was sorted and color coded, stamps and paper pads organized. Inks, markers, and washi tapes found their new home.

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I was very lucky to have a closet in this room. This is where I placed the DIY pegboard I framed. I also added shelves to store the supplies I use most often. And even better, since the closet has doors, I can close the doors and keep my messes out of sight at the end of the day.

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Then came the fun part: decorating my room. I used items I love: some from the new Heidi Swapp wall decor line and others from Target.

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I used a photo ledge shelve to store and display my collection of glitters. It was practical but pretty at the same time.

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And I made a feature gallery wall with some cute items.

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When the room was completed I finally felt that I had a pretty but functional space. And most importantly, it was a space I felt proud of.

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I now plan to use all my supplies and enjoy all these beautiful things that surround me.

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And above all have lots of fun.

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Thank you so much for reading and I really appreciate all your comments.

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More planner decorated pages

Stationery is one of my obsessions. This year, I moved into two different planners (other than my beloved Filofaxes).  I first purchased a Heidi Swapp planner last summer, and then in December the newer version. I loved how beautiful her planners are and even though they are already decorated I still like to make my weekly pages different somehow. I wanted to post some of the weekly designs I have made in case you are looking for inspiration to decorate yours.

1. Let’s start by the monthly inserts. In this one I used my silhouette to cut the title and used this amazing gold washi and fuzzy cut flowers to decorate.

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2. March Decor related to Saint Patrick’s Day. You can find lots of pre-made phrases like this one in your silhouette store.

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3. I’m feeling all floral now that spring is here. This paper pad from target has become a fave of mine.

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4. And finally, here are some of the weekly pages:

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Some weeks I use paper scraps to change the color at the bottom of the inserts to change the look of them.

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And sometimes just the basic pages turn out great.

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But some weeks I made a complete theme that then turns out to be my favorite.

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I use stamps to decorate other pages like the monthly dashboard. And yes those paper pad flowers are everywhere!

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Hoping this post gave you lots of inspiration to decorate your own planner. Thank you so much for reading!

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Completed 2015 December Daily

Happy New Year 2016! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and wish you the best for this new year. After all the holiday craziness I finally had time to sit  down and finish my December Daily album from last year and wanted to share a few pictures with you.

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For this year I used a December Daily album kit from Heidi Swapp that I purchased at Michael’s. I also used a few embellishments from her “Oh What Fun” collection that I found at Joann stores.

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The album in itself is stunning, so I decided to keep the cover simple. I just added a wood cut from Michaels stores and a wreath from an old ephemera pack.

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I really had a lot of fun making this album. I think it captured the essence of the holiday season and all the moments I shared with my loved ones.

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Some pages are really simple as the picture is the main focus.

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Yet on other pages, I definitely had fun with embellishments.

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Here are other favorites:

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A complete video is uploaded on my YouTube channel with the complete album. Here’s the link:

My Completed 2015 December Daily

Thank you so much for reading! I will see you in the next post.

 

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Let’s have a merry Disney Christmas!

It is that time of the year in my household where we decided on what theme to use for our Christmas decor. This year we decided in a Disney theme, and to be honest I was hesitant at first, but wow! This was the easiest and most colorful themed Christmas ever!

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The whole house is full of happy touches.

 

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We love making everything from scratch. We start by picking a theme and then looking everywhere for free printables and images that we can use, then add traditional Christmas touches to complete the theme.

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For this year we were really lucky that in the Target Dollar spot section there were a lot of different items that helped us create the Disney theme. We found a calendar with awesome images that we used in different areas. We framed the images and oh boy! They looked expensive.

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For the living room shelves, we swapped our original pictures for more pages from the calendar and mini figurines complete them.

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In the dining room we just cut around the images and used them as decor around a Christmas wreath.

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Little touches here and there complete the dining room decor.

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Like this cutout added to paper straws. Adorable!

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Pinterest was of course a life saver. We found awesome free printables that we used to make banners, garlands and ornaments for the tree. They bring so much color to the decor.

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I found this mini chipboard haunted house in the Halloween clearance section and with a little imagination I transformed it into the Mickey and Minnie house. I used some little figurines I found at the Dollar Store to complete it.

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Some Christmas greenery completes my foyer decoration.

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And of course my favorite candle that I feel matches the theme.

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To complete it, all wrapping paper that not only covers the gifts, but serves as a great decoration for under the tree.

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Wishing everybody an awesome holiday season and a happy new year! Merry Christmas and we’ll see you in the next post.

 

 

 

 

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