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Monday, February 14, 2011

A Little Zap!!!!!

Well we had quite the excitement this weekend.  Our almost 3 year old Easton was in the family room with our almost 9 year old watching Cartoons.  I was in my Scrapbook Room and called my husband to come take a look at my "remodel" when the lights flickered (we didnt' think anything about it since it was storming outside) until we heard Easton crying. 

My husband rushed to the next room where he was.  Our older son was saying that the speaker fell on his hand.  Well that much screaming coming from a 6" speaker was highly doubtful as to what caused our little guy to be hurt.  Upon further observation, we noticed that the TV and stereo had also gone out.  We looked over to the area where our older son said the speaker fell.  It wasn't a fallen speaker, but speaker wires that Easton decided to put in the outlet socket (which my husband forgot to put the cover back on after unplugging his laptop) and he got zapped, and in turn FRIED my husbands $700.00 receiver.  Good lesson to him that he's to put those cheap little plastic outlet covers back on when you have a curious toddler in the house.

Thank goodness our neighbor is an ER nurse and he came over right away to examine Easton.   He was fine, but he definately got a little zap and hopefully won't be doing that anytime soon.

2011 Updated Scrapbook Room

Welcome to my Newly Updated Scrapbook Room. I hope you enjoy looking through my photos and that it may spark some creative ideas for you.

Entry from my Husband's side of the office - we share this office space (converted from 1/2 of our garage) My side is 5 x 9 ft room with a 2 x 3 ft "closet".

Looking at my room from entry to the left.

We had our contractor put this window in, I get great lighting when the sun is out (but in Seattle it's rare)

Looking into room straight on.

Looking at room from closet to the Right.

My year round Pink Xmas tree and skirt...

Looking into closet from Desk.

Wood Shelves my dad made me (RIP 3-20-2009) were the last thing he made me.

Wood Stamp & Paper Punch Storage.

"H" Hook I got at Michaels this past weekend, and now it holds my Cricut Mats.

This rack I made out of the metal cubes using plastic zip ties.  This hold my "future" projects.
My Photo Album Storage area and my 12 x 12 paper in Green Wire Baskets that I got from Michaels.

This 9 Cube organzier holds my Small Cricut, Printer, Revolution, Wizard, computer software, and some mini albums
My large Cricut, Laminator, Label Maker, Camcorder & Docking Station, Photo Cd's.

Photo CD's in a DVD Storage Rack that I got on Amazon.

My Clip it Up (way UP Tall - good thing I'm 5'11" tall) to be able to reach anything on it.
Green Glass holder I got at Thrift Store for $2.00 and I store my small alaphabet stamps, and the other green "glass" for $.75 and clear glass jars $1.00 ea. I also got from a thrift store holds some utensils (paper piercer, stylus, spatulas, Bones, xacto Knifes, etc.).
My 12 x 12 albums (I was told not to store my albums this direction so I may have to flip the cubes)
Return that I made into extra "Hidden" storage.
"Hidden" storage area (look lots of room to buy more stuff)

This photo won't download the correct directon for some reason, but these are my idea books, I rip out the pages from magazines that I like the layout and sort them by "theme", then the pink binder is my scrapbook storage idea book that I gather from photos, internet pages, and blogs.

Sewing area.

Got this candle holder for a $1 at a thrift store, bought some little glass bowls for .25 cents each and created some storage for little items, like brads, eyelets, etc.
Stamp storage made out of cassette holders.  I cut a piece of cardboard and taped it between holders.

Bazzill Paper storage sorted by color.

Corner Hutch.

Again this photo will not transfer correctly,
I made the ribbon pail by tying different colored ribbon along the handle.

Pottery Barn bathroom shelf that I got "New" on Craigslist a few years ago (LOVE IT!)

Took the upper shelf out and now I have a place to store my Cricut Cartridges.
Buttons, Buttons and more Buttons....Oh and some Ribbon.  You also see my small HP Photo Printer.

Left corner of desk.

Scissor storage (used a coffee mug holder)

My alphabet chipboard storage, got this at Lowe's in the hardware department, cut paper and put in the inside and then used stickers to label letters.

IKEA bar.
Got this great little metal holder at a thrift store for $2.00. 
I use it to hold my Cricut Markers and Ink Pens and Deep Cut Blades/Holder.

More storage....

My circle cutter and eyelet punch.

Another drawer - Used Office supply plastic organizer.

My paper cutters.

My Zutter supplies.  Glue Gun.
My new storage unit...LOVE THIS, I have a bin for each family members photos, art, misc stuff.

Shoe rack that I used for cards during the holidays and other times I use to store stuff I have no idea where to put it - OR new purchases that I haven't found a home for.  Got it for $9.99 on Amazon.com

Slack hangers purchased at Fred Meyer that I use for photos of my 12 x 12 layouts.

Got this cute little wheel barrow with glass salt and pepper shakers at a thrift store for $1.00
and I filled with colored glitter to match room colors.

Got this cute little bathtub with some bath products and was going to throw it away and now it holds my adhesisve refills.

View from standing on top of my husbands desk on the other side of our partition wall.

Standing on husbands desk looking down to the left towards closet.

View from the closet.  We had a our contractor built that funny looking box protruding from the wall around our garage door opening with an access panel so we didn't lose 2ft of room.

View again from husbands desk.
View from closet to the right.

Desk.  I have a crafters mat on the top so I'm always ready to cut.

Underneath my desk - scrap paper storage sorted by color and my cropper bag (although I never go anywhere to scrap....can you guess why?)

Scrap paper storage sorted by color

Thanks for taking the time to view my craft space.  I hope you were inspired and found something that will help organize you more efficiently.  I'm always striving to make things better.  My favorite store to shop in is a "Thrift Store", you can always find great things to make into great organizational tools.  Most of my purchases are from Ben Franklin, Michael's, Paper Zone, Container Store and IKEA. Happy Scrapbooking.

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