A Multi-Purpose Craft Room

Does your craft area have to be shared with others? I have to share mine with two 7th graders. Here’s how I set up to make it work.

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Like everyone else, we only have so much space in our house. Five kids are home schooled upstairs 5 days a week. Three 10th graders and two 7th graders. The high school students use ABeka online streaming. They are set up in another area up stairs with two large tables and a TV. I’m so glad I don’t have to share my space with them, too! The 7th graders use independent K-12 online for their 4 core courses. They don’t have live streaming classes, but the majority of their work is done on the two laptops. They each have a drawer for each course, so when put away, it makes for a very clean space. During the day, the desks are covered in papers and books.

View from the other loft area. During any given school day, you’ll see two 7th graders sprawled on the floor.
This area functions for online home schooling during the week. Move the laptops and it’s a large area to work on crafts.

I also work for our family business at home via VPN. For this, I have to have my space to dock my computer. I opted for a laptop for this so it can be docked under the desk or I can take it to the office with me every Tuesday when my friend comes in to home school the kids (2 of the 5 are hers). Since I also do digital scrap booking with Forever digitally so my office work space also doubles for that.

Now, finally on to my crafting supplies and how that is organized! As you can see below, I LOVE two things. Obviously IKEA and the second one, you may have never seen before. The paper organizers, wood drawers, stamp pad organizer, punch organizer, pen holder and the organizer to store my Creative Memories border maker are all made by Stamp-N-Storage. This company is based in the USA and everything is made in the USA. It’s a really neat company that was started based on a honey do list. Brett Haugen started making things for his wife but found that the rest of us needed these items, too!

My IKEA Kallax wall area for storage of crafting and home school items. I connected the middle Kallax to the wall.
Stamp-N-Storage makes these to fit in IKEA Kallax or you can purchase them in larger sizes.
Stamp-N-Store created the border organizer for an individual and then added it to their catalog. It’s a great way to be able to see what you have!
This section of the desk is the area I use most for scrapping if I don’t have a lot to lay out. It’s also has a lot of space for the Cricut Explore.

Creative Memories ~ up to $165 FREE with Purchase ~ Ends December 5th!


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Through Monday, December 5th, 2016, 3PM CST, you can receive up to $165 in free gifts!



On December 1st, I will announce what new products will be launched for December.

Lucky us, they will be available to purchase during this event!

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New November CM Products

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The new, exclusive Christmas Past Collection is so warm and welcoming, it is sure to soothe even the grinchiest of souls.
The Collection includes a nature-inspired 12×12 steel gray bookcloth Fast2Fab album featuring foiled gold poinsettias with cranberry accents and a friendly chickadee, stunning new Refill Pages, Paper Pack, Variety Mat Pack, Stickers and Embellishments. Steel Gray is a new bookcloth color; at this time there aren’t plans to sell it separately.

Also available with this launch: Gold Shimmer and Silver Shimmer 12×12 Card stock! This new card stock is like nothing we’ve offered before: smooth and heavy weight, it has a gray core and shines like fine metals.


Also new for November: the exclusive Snowflake Chain Border Maker Cartridge and a darling new Christmas Quartet Punch that creates four different shapes: Gingerbread Man, Candy Cane, Snowflake and Tree.


Perfectly timed for gift giving…stunning new Gift Box Bundles for Wedding, Baby Boy, Baby Girl and Christmas Past! Each includes the former Bundle products (complete Fast2Fab Album, Tape Runner, Pen and Embellishments) now in a carefully crafted, Creative Memories-branded gift box with decorative sleeve. They’re so beautiful, there’s no need for wrapping paper or a bow. $80.50 U.S.

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Disney Cruise Pages (Paper)

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For this page I used the Creative Memories Filmstrip border maker, the Disney Mickey Font Cricut cartridge, the Waltograph font from daFont and the Creative Memories Heart Custom Cutting System (heart shape no longer available).

Lego Friends Invitations

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Inspired by this blog, I made these Lego Friends invitations for Sara’s 11th birthday party.

I used the Cricut Score and Cut features on the back side and the front side, I used the Print then Cut features.

On the back, I scored the circles on the invitation and then also cut the same sized circles out. The scoring was used so I could easily locate where to put the circles. I used foam squares to make the circles stick up a bit.

I found the Lego Friends images online somewhere.


Cricut Explore

Cricut Explore


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So far, my favorite scrapbooking “Non Creative Memories” tool is the Cricut Explore! You can do so many things with it. I used it to create Sara’s Lego Friends party invitations in September. I’ll post a photo of them later this evening.

I love the print then cut feature and also the feature to use pens and the Cricut to write straight onto the paper.

As I work more on the blog, I’ll spend more time posting images of what I’m working on.

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