Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hi everyone!,

Yeah, I finally finished painting and putting up curtains in my office.  I went crazy with pink and green - I even spray painted my Cricut!  I should have waited a day between colors ..

I also wanted to share my Cricut 3-ring binder.  I made this so I could look at all the characters on all the cartridges I have bought so far.  It is so much easier to thumb through a notebook than to look at each of the little manuals that come with the cartridges!  I photocopied all the Keypad Overlays (at 175%) as well as the back pages in the manual that show the various alternate characters that can be cut depending on whether or not the cartridge has that capability. (ie.  phrases, frames, border, blackout, etc., anything that the Overlay does not show that I might want to cut out.)  I love the cases the cartridges came in and store them in alphabetical order in a 3-drawer roller cart that I use to hold my printer.

Here's my 3-ring binder holding pages for each of the cartridges I have bought so far from Cricut.
This is the Don Juan cartridge overlay showing the alphabet and phrases.
This is the overlay for Life is a Beach.  I have also photocopied the page showing the Life is a Beach Layers, Title Words, Border, Photo Card, etc.  Now I can see all the different options the card has to cut.

This was a closet without doors.  I just put up a tension rod with some pink and green curtains that I can pull across to hide all my scrapbooking papers & supplies.   I used Sterilite 3 drawer, stackable organizers for my 12"x12" papers.  The paper is organized by color:  blues, reds/pinks, browns, etc.  The dark brown cubby unit is from Target and holds my Cuttlebug (with the folders in the cloth box underneath, photos in photo boxes, a decorative see-thru paint can for my ribbon, metal can with handle for tools and a sewing box for odds and ends.
On the very left, hidden behind the curtain, are my vertical shelves.  I put 12"x12" patterned paper on one shelf and two baskets, one with punches and one with Close to My Heart acrylic stamps on another shelf.  In the middle is a wrapping cart I got a long time ago at a pre-school auction.  It came fully loaded with wrapping paper, bags, ribbon, tape & tags!  I love it!  On top of the wrapping cart are 3 stacking drawers from target.  Boy, looking at these pictures sure points out how much better they would look if they matched - LOL!  Close the curtains - quick!

At Ross (a discount store in LA) I bought 3-tiered drawers and fill it with ColorBox Chalks and Stickles in one drawer (drawer organizers separate items), adhesives are in the second and Xyron in the last.  My Cricut in its new glorious pink & green paint! and completed scrapbook layouts in the drawers underneath.  I have the Cricut cartridges in the drawers under the printer.
My printers, Canon Selphy photo printer and the matching valances.  

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I love your scrap room! I wish mine was so organized! :)


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