3) I used this same concept for other products such as Items 3 Tissue paper and Fabric that I use to make lovely things out of (such as flowers). I now can see all the fabric that I have collected and since I only allow so much room for these items I don't overbuy.
http://luvleescrappin.blogspot.com/. She came up with a brilliant way to make foam stampers for her Tim Holtz distressed inks (sorry Tim but I love this idea and since I cannot justify buying one of your stamp holders for every color I am passing it on) She came up with a way to take a 2X2 (actually it measures 1.5 X 1.5) and cutting it down into 1.75 blocks and adding velcro and wa la you have a perfectly fitted block for each color of distress inks that you own all you have to buy are the replacement foam pads. I love, love, love this and can't thank Leann enough. She also came up with a cool idea to take doll pins clothes pins and by simply adding a makeup sponge to the rounded head with a rubber band a perfect sponge dauber to use when you are doing a smaller section. I labled all mine with the color and name and have them sitting out so they are always in reach.
5) Since I have been getting into using embroidery on my pages I was really struggling with how to have all my threads neatly stored. I found this one on Scrapbook.com forum and Pinterest. I bought some clothes pins at Micheal's. They have some in the dollar bins and you get 4 for a dollar and they come in really pretty colors. I simply wrapped the clothes pins with the individual colors of floss and here they are. Now not only are they out and accessible but I can see what colors I have so no more overbuying (Thank God, because there is some new Tim Holtz Idea-ology pieces I need to make room for)
7) Last (for today) but certainly not least, a place for brads. I used the same technique for my brads that I did my stickles. I took an old frame added some ribbon and brads and placed all my brads and grommets into test tubes that I bought fom my local science and suplus store and make this attractive little piece that is always within reach.
I hope you all found something that you can use in your space and would love to see how you made it your own. Please leave a comment I would love to hear you. Thanks for stopping by.