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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Easy Valentines & My New Crafty Space

Hello!! How are you all today?  I'm so glad it is Saturday!  It's noon here and I'm still sitting in my pj's. Sometimes it's so nice not to have to get out in the morning and just relax!  My daughter is begging me to play so I told her after this post is finished and I have showered I was all hers!  Later today my son has a basketball game...but this morning?  All mine!

I have a super easy valentines idea for you and I'm excited to share pictures with you of my new crafty space!  There are A LOT of pictures in this post!  So, let's get started!

Jen Love Tag

I love the new Love Tags Dies from Lil' Inker Designs!  They are so fun & unique in that they impress hearts into the tag!  For this super simple bag, I die cut both sizes of the tags from Echo Park Here & Now patterned paper.  Then, I stamped one of the images from the new Love Things stamp set (love this set!) onto the tag in Navy ink.  I added a strip of glitter tape to the bottom of the glassine bag and then attached the tag to the bag with a colored clothespin from Michaels.  The bag has cute little heart candy in it although you can't see that in the photo.

Now onto my new space! I've needed a redo for a while now.  I've pieced things together.  A tub here, a tub there, etc.  You know how it goes.  Well, over Christmas break someone posted on our local Facebook Buy, Share, Trade forum a deal we couldn't pass up for an office furniture set that they were getting rid of.  They were asking more than we wanted to pay for it so I put in a price quite a bit lower and she accepted it!  Yea for me!

So, here's what I've done with my space.  And, one of these days, I'd love to replace that lovely paneling with a pretty color of paint, but that is for another day!


Here's a view of the entire space.  That whole desk with the overhead hutch and 2 file cabinets was all included in the set.


This is my die cut area.  Those 2 hot pink boxes hold my dies in plastic CD sleeves.  The other dies that are too large for the envelopes are in the hutch above.


Here's my dies.  I try to organize them all by colors so they are easier to find.  I pick up these plastic sleeves at Office Max.  The things that grow (flowers, leaves, etc) are in the green envelopes.  The pink ones are the frames, tags, etc that I use a lot and they are kept in the front of my box.  Each color represents a category.


Here's the hutch open.


My long or large dies are in the black magnetic folders in the hutch.  I also have my felt, copics, impression plates/embossing folders and individual stamp sets in here.  My solid Twinery twines are stored in sugar containers on the top.  


My small set of drawers include a variety of items such as my adhesives, clips to hold my papers together, etc.


The large file cabinet holds my papers.  This one has all of my scraps of paper arranged in files by color and brand.  I can't tell you how much I've started using my scraps since I started this system a few years ago!  It is organized and I can go to exactly what I need quickly!  Prior to having this file cabinet, I had these files in a milk carton crate (like this one) that I bought at Walmart.  Worked very well for me!


The bottom drawer has paper pads in it.  Yes, I know there are a lot of them.  I tend to like paper pads. :)


This is where I store my stamps and paper and buttons.  The polka dot tub has my buttons in it.  My ATG gun, scor-pal and other misc items are stored in the bottom slots.


My stamps that I have in CD/DVD cases are now stored in these drawers/tubs.


I love this little spinner from Harbor Freight!  It is only $19.99 and they often have coupons for 20% - 25% off of one item!  It does take a lot to put together, so if you quickly get tired of screwing in screws, you might have to ask for help!  Here I keep my embossing powders, washi tape, glitter, enamel dots and anything that might be newer or on my list to use soon.


This is my east wall,  I kept my punches on the wall because they are out of the way there but rarely do I used them.  My daughter uses them more than I do.  I have all of my multi-colored twine on my shelf and all of the ink pads on the wall.  The ink pads I use are in the white organizer and the ink pads that I don't want to get rid of but don't use as much are in the brown organizer that my husband made me several years ago.  


And this is my working space.  I have two lights under the cabinets and one lamp that shines down so I can see easier.  Stamps I'm using or use a lot are in the turquoise bin.  I keep scissors, pens, pencils, rulers, hole punches, etc in the white revolving tool organizer.  And several of my daughter's creations are displayed there as well. 

Speaking of my daughter.  She has her own storage for her crafty items.  The tubs you see to the left of my desk and under it on the first picture are hers. :)  The cabinets you see behind her hold my reinkers, magazines, coloring mediums, ribbon and misc embellishments.


Here she is in her pj's crafting! 


And this is the project she is currently working on.  She said the owls are flying. :)

Thanks for hanging in there with me today!  I hope you enjoyed the tour!  Have a great weekend!

13 comments:

  1. LOVE your new space Jen! That desk is amazing, and you're so organized! I'm striving towards that in 2014 :)

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  2. Oooooo I love your space. I love your u shape desk that is the perfect command station. Very cool.

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  3. Jen I love your card and thank you so much for sharing your craft space. I love to see how other people organize!

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  4. UNLESS THE FATHER DRAWS HIM

    John 6:44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.

    What is the meaning of John 6:44?

    1. Does it mean only a few, who have been selected by the Father, will be saved? No, it does not.
    2. Does it mean that men only respond to the gospel because of irresistible grace? No, it does not.

    WHO ARE THOSE THAT THE FATHER DRAWS?

    John 6:45 It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught of God.' Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me.

    The Father draws all who hear and learn. The Father does not force anyone to hear or learn. Men have free-will. God does not impute faith into a few so they will believe and be saved. Faith does not come by injection.

    HOW DO MEN HEAR AND LEARN?

    Romans 10:13-14 for "Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved." 14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?

    Men need to hear the gospel before they can learn and believe. The Father draws men by the gospel.

    Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

    Faith comes from hearing the gospel. Faith does not come because the Father selected a chosen few, before the world began, to be saved. All who accept Jesus as Lord and Savior are the chosen and that includes whoever accepts God's terms for pardon. Faith does not come because of irresistible grace.

    God the Father draws men to Jesus with the gospel.

    Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek,

    IT IS THE GOSPEL THAT DRAWS MEN TO JESUS!

    IRRESISTIBLE GRACE IS NOT THE METHOD THAT THE FATHER USES TO DRAW MEN TO JESUS.

    Romans 10:21 But as for Israel He says, "All the day long I have stretched out My hands to a disobedient and obstinate people."

    Israel as a nation reject the gospel. How would that be possible if irresistible grace were in play? Israel turned away from God.

    Matthew 23:37 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.

    Jerusalem was unwilling to be drawn to Jesus by believing the gospel. They had a choice.

    John 5:39-40 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; 40 and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.

    The Jews had the opportunity to believe the gospel of Jesus Christ, but they were unwilling. There was no irresistible grace in play. The Father draws all who are willing to believe the gospel.

    John 6:40 This is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day."

    IF YOU ARE READING THIS BLOG YOU ARE ONE OF THE "EVERYONE" WHO HAS A CHANCE TO BE BELIEVE THE GOSPEL AND BE SAVED.

    MEN REJECT GOD.

    GOD DOES NOT REJECT MEN DUE TO NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN.

    THE FATHER DRAWS MEN TO JESUS THROUGH THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL. MEN ARE NOT DRAWN TO JESUS BECAUSE THEY WERE PRESELECTED FOR SALVATION!


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  5. Your craft space is to die for! Honestly, one of the nicest, most organized and pretty craft rooms I have ever seen Jen...beautiful. Only a crafter would notice that your daughters bathrobe looks just like the bin you have on the shelf just a few pics before! I am sure you planned it that way...with a room like this, you can't help but be inspired!

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  6. Jen, I love seeing your craft space. It's full of awesome ideas. TFS!

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  7. Your new craft space is fabulous! Have fun creating in it!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  8. Your new craft space is fabulous. I really enjoyed the tour. Love your organization and you're daughter looks like she's following in your footsteps!! :)

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  9. Love! Love your craft space! I like your new set and how you organized it! TFS

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  10. Oh my goodness, Jen!!! Your new space looks AMAZING! Love it! Thanks for sharing all of these photos and your storage ideas!!! I definitely need to do some major reorganizing in my studio, but have been putting it off! Thanks for inspiring me!!!

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  11. Beautiful crafty room! Love it!! TFS!

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  12. I'm just in LOVE with your space......this is the kind of area where I could get downright creative!!!! Where did you get the containers for your Copics? Waiting on an invite......hehe

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  13. GORGEOUS space!! Wow - thank you for sharing it on my blog!

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