I used this sketch from Scrapbook Circle’s June Sketch Challenge. These photos were actually 4×6. I cropped them to 3×4 to follow the sketch.
I’ve been using my Silhouette a lot lately, making boxes and containers with my paper stash. Here’s a peek at how I’ve organized my crafting area so far.
I also purchased a drawer system from Michael’s to help decongest the my Ikea hacked craft cabinet (formerly the Brimnes). I had to finally throw away my EZ view desk since it was starting to get scuffed and worn out from moving from one state to another and we did not have enough space in our smaller place. Having my craft supplies out in the open made the living room area feel cluttered no matter how I tried to organize them. It was quite the decision to finally get rid of it. For one thing, it had some sentimental value to me since I won it in an online raffle from Scrapbooks Etc. a few years back. That was one of the reasons my husband did not want to just throw it away. As a form of compromise, we finally decided to find a way to incorporate some of the parts from the desk into the Brimnes wardrobe. I used the drawers as shelving to store small items. I fitted one of the bottom portions of the EZ view desk to the bottom of the L side of the wardrobe to support one of its shelves and serve as a table. A pair of the old EZ view drawers were tacked on to each side of the work area to support a makeshift shelf from one of the EZ view bottom shelves. Everything was screwed on tight to make sure nothing topples over and I don’t end up buried by scrapbook supplies. I also put up a pair of boards from Michael’s on the doors to hang items.
So far, It has worked to keep my supplies sorted out and organized according to different hobbies. It also keeps my things out of sight so in the event we have visitors over. Also, discovering the many things I can make with my Silhouette has me dreaming up more new ideas. Let’s see where it takes us.