Saturday, March 26, 2011

What Did You Do Today??

What ever it was, I hope you had FUN!!  As for me, I spent ALL DAY in my crafting cave ... not creating ... but 'ORGANIZING' all my cards.  I had a table full of cards that needed finished on the inside, put into sleeves and placed in the box ready to sell.  Problem was, my boxes needed a little revamping with better labeling ... making it easier for customer's to hopefully go directly to what they might be looking for.  Here's what I mean . . .

The boxes are 'media' boxes I found at JoAnn's and they work perfectly.  The A-6 size cards are too tall to leave standing so I can put the lids on for transporting ... but I just lay the cards down and the lids fit on fine and I can stack them to carry to the car, etc.  Once I reach my destination (craft show), I merely remove the lids and stand the cards back up . . . all ready to be thumbed through!!
 I decided to use heavy 12x12 cardstock to make my dividers and printed the categories onto 8 1/2 x 11 shipping label paper then cut them to the size I wanted ... worked perfectly.  For the holiday sections (not shown) I even coordinated the colors on the tags to match the holiday ... hopefully it will 'catch their eye'!

Storing my cards in this manner also helps me see what categories I might be low on ... today I see I really need more GUY Birthday cards and Sympathy cards.  I learned a new 'inking' technique last week at Joan's Gardens workshop so I put it to use and made these Sympathy cards.  I think the technique was perfect for a sympathy card ... what do you think?

 (click on images to enlarge)

 Hubby has promised to help me do some modifying in my crafting cave this summer.  Since he bought me a light box (huge one) for Christmas ... I need some additional lighting and a stand to utilize it properly.  But for now, I have moved one of my worktables over on the side and have it there.  Not the best of conditions but at least I can use it.  Would you like a peek at the rest of my 'messy' crafting cave??
 (click image to enlarge - if you dare, LOL, pretty messy)

I warned you it was messy!!  LOL!!  Yes ... I am blessed with half the basement for my crafting area.  When it's all cleaned up, I can seat eight ladies for a play day ... which I really need to get scheduled! We've all been waiting for winter to be OVER so we can get together and play ... I think it's TIME!!

Well ... still a lot of clean up to do.  I kind of let things slide over the winter . . . but now it's spring cleaning time and I think I'll work from the 'bottom up'!  LOL!!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!  Shew ... I'm tired ... think I'll go sit with hubby & watch the ole tube for awhile!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!



  1. Such a great varity of cards... I really need to do that.... I just love your room... I want to come play in your room with you one day.

  2. Darlene your space is great! I wish I had a fraction of the room you have. I'm gonna check out this ink technique. Your sympathy cards are gorgeous! I just love that sentiment on the inside.

    Hugs - Jen

  3. Wow, I wish I had a space such as this (messy or not)! Lots of goodies laying around as well. I definitely need to stop creating for one day and finish up/organize some cards. Have a great weekend!

  4. Crafting cave?? More like a blooming mansion hun!! Its massive!!! You have such a lot of lovely stuff, no wonder your creations are always so fabby!

  5. Wow, Darlene, that is a lot of cards! Love how you've organized, and your space is great.

  6. I'm thinking your crafting cave looks perfect and organized. I like how you've organized all your cards and this should make it so easy for someone to find just what they're looking for. Have a beautiful Sunday and thanks for your sweet comment and visit to my blog :)

  7. OMGoodness Dar! Your workspace is HUUUUUUGE!!! Dang! I love it, you can really pump out some stuff in there! (As the picture above very clearly testifies.) lol I thought I was bad with boxes of labeled cards, but you got me beat, girlfriend! Way to go, no one will catch YOU off guard when their dog dies. You will have the card to fit!

  8. Wow, Dar, you sure do have a large selection of cards!!! I only have a basket full!! Your room is awesome!!
    So much room to create!!!

  9. Gorgeous cards and WOW! That craft room is HUGE!!!

  10. OMG,OMG,OMG,OMG,OMG, I want a craft Cave as yours,,,,,,,,i want, i want,,,,,,,,,ait is ABSULTELY A PARADISE TOCREATE,,,,,,, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I´ would be your new neighbourg,,,,,,jejeje


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