Monday, April 03, 2017

Purging my craft space

The women's ministry at our church is having a theme for this year.
It's called A Simple Year.
With my new full time job & kind of busy life
the idea of simplifying speaks to me.

In February, they spoke about getting rid of things we no longer need.
They mentioned crafts that we'd purchased but never got around to doing.
This made me think of scrapbooking.
While I've still tried to make Monthly Moments layouts, 
I'm not making traditional scrapbook layouts anymore.
So, I decided to get rid of everything that I wouldn't use for card making
and gave a few boxes away.

I loved how clean my space feels!
Here are some photos:

My space is located in a corner of my basement, 
opposite of Sage's Lego Friends table.
My work had some extra wooden boxes, so I snatched up two of them,
thinking they'd be perfect for storing my inks.

This one holds my Reverse Confetti inks...

And this one, my Altenew inks.

I changed up how I store my cardstock --
three hanging file containers for my Papertrey Ink and Reverse Confetti cardstock.

My diecutting station, with four baskets underneath --
two for my Reverse Confetti stamps, one for my Papertrey Ink stamps
and a fourth for my stencils, background stamps, patterned paper pads
and impression plate/panel dies.

Behind my chair, I have my IKEA shelf, with my binders of dies,
three more baskets of stamps, cardstock, a few embellishments, etc.

So, once I was done purging, I decided to go through my stamps
and dies and purge those as well.
I found some that aren't getting enough love from me
and would benefit from being in a new home.
The prices listed below include shipping to Canada or the US.
I'm willing to ship internationally, but you'll have to pay for the shipping.
If you're interested in anything, please email me at

Bamboo Rose stamp set $18 SOLD
Floral Shadow stamp set $18 SOLD

Illustrated Faith

MFT Stamps

Papertrey Ink
Make It Market: Garden Gate (stamps, dies, stencils and some patterned paper) $60 SOLD
Graceful Greetings stamp set and coordinating dies $24 SOLD
Wee Folk stamp set and coordinating dies $20 SOLD
Colour Pop: Autumn (stamps, dies, stencils and some patterned paper) $20 SOLD
Holiday Folk stamp set and coordinating dies $20 SOLD
A Few Pointers stamp set and coordinating dies $12 SOLD
Stacked Sentiments stamp set and coordinating dies $20 SOLD
Get Lost stamp set $15 SOLD
World Map stamp set $12 SOLD
Destination stamp set $12 SOLD
Petite Places Bundle: Sweet Shoppe, Sweet Shoppe Sentiments, Main Street
stamp sets and coordinating dies (& these dies, too) $30 SOLD
Summer Camp stamp set and coordinating dies $18 SOLD
Monthly Moments: Travel Plans $10 SOLD
Monthly Moments: Tabbed stamp set and coordinating dies $12 SOLD
Background Basics: Text Style $10 SOLD

Currently stamp set $10 SOLD

Technique Tuesday
Incredible by Ali Edwards $10 SOLD

Winnie and Walter
The Big, the Bold and Blessings $12 SOLD

Wplus9 Design
Label Layers 4 stamp set & coordinating dies $12 SOLD

If you are interested in any of these stamps or dies,
please email me at

Thanks for looking! 


June K said...

Love y our space, Leigh. Those boxes you picked up from work are perfect for your ink pads.

kari said...

Your space looks great! Sent you an email re: Get Lost and Monthly Moments Travel Plans.

Wanda Cullen said...

Loved visiting your crafty space! Those new wooden boxes are perfect to store your inks! Everything is so neat and tidy...going to have to purge my space as well, but seems whenever I do that, something comes up and I "need" something I've just gotten rid of - lol! said...

Very nice and so clean!! May I ask where you got the table top file organizer for your cardstock?

Audrey Pettit said...

Your newly organized space looks amazing, Leigh! What a job well done! Must feel great!

Marisa said...

What an awesome work space!!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a lovely work place for card making, Leigh, I'm sure the decluttering is a great idea. I need to go through my stacks too, there are some shelf warmers too.

Love and hugs

Lindsey said...

Your space looks wonderful! I'm so temped on some of these....if only I weren't trying to simplify myself. Lol.

Lisa Elton said...

Looks great Leigh! It always feels good to purge and reorganize!!

Ruth said...

Yay! I love a good clear out and a redo of a craft space. We are all hoarders aren't we and always wanting to try new things. Once my craft room has the fur tires in it, it's time for me to sort through mine. You can collect a lot in 2.5 years! You've done a great job and have some great storage solutions. Enjoy your new space. Xx

Leigh Penner said...

Thanks, Carol! The metal ones are from Staples. The one on the right is from a garage sale. ;)

Karen Day said...

Leigh, everything looks so wonderfully organized!!