Organizing craft supplies.


I recently reorganized my scrap-booking supplies. You can click here to see what it looked like before. I love the table down the middle, where I can spread out the layouts that I’m working on. I cover them with glass sheets to protect them when I’m not working from “you know who“. Please click here for an example The green toolbox underneath is from Bass Pro. I use it when we go camping. Nikon D70 © Please click on photos for larger images.


My craft-room is in the basement. I don’t have a room with a view anymore, but hubby hung shop-lights from the ceiling for me, which works well. Although I don’t have large windows, it did give me more space to put up my Magnetic boards. Nikon D70 ©

One of my Magnetic boards which I use for planning my scrapbooking lay-outs, here I had two different layouts on the board, Timeless ” and Baby in the Garden” You might also like Katy the Scrapbook Lady’s Magnetic boards.

I also attach my finished scrapbook layouts on my magnetic board with magnets, when I photograph them. I use a flash diffuser, to prevent the camera’s flash  from reflecting on the photos. I remove the magnets inAdobe Photoshop with the clone stamp tool. Please click here for a  Tutorial. Corel Paint ShopPro has a Clone Brush. I also correct the perspective with Adobe Photoshop. Nikon D 70. Here is a great Tutorial on how to do Perspective Distortion Correction. The example above is called “East Indian.”

The backgrounds and headers for my blog are made the same way. Here is the photo before. Nikon D70 ©.

Graphic after.
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Around the room from left to right. The book-case is from Ikea, most of the craft books and magazines were bought second-hand from thrift-stores. An adjustable metal shelf with my completed scrapbook albums, more books and planning files. I removed the radio, storage jars, etc. from the windowsill, which you can see here, as they blocked the window in case of a fire. Nikon D70 ©.


Embellishments in Plastic Storage Boxes.

Filed magazine articles.


On the wall are printer’s tray with rubber-stamps and one of my Magnetic boards which you can read more about here. On top of the butcher’s block is from Ikea are wooden boxes,  which was  a Thrift-store find, but they are available from Ikea. Nikon D70 © Please see next photos.




Inside the wooden drawers, I have tried to label as much as possible.


Foam and alphabet stamps.


Ink-pads, chalks, embossing powder, etc.




I got this container from Walmart.


See through containers, Cropper Hopper photo cases, etc.on the shelves of the butcher’s block from Ikea. Please see next photos.


I like filing my embelies in Zip-lock bags, I have labeled some with name badges.


Alphabets in Zip-locks bags.


These are Cropper Hopper containers which I had for a while, I had them stacked before, which you can see here, but they work better open for me on the shelves.




Some of my foam stamps.


Small stacks of solid card-stocks, patterned paper, paper napkins, etc.


The table in the corner is from Ikea, with my paper trimmers, a box filled with adhesives, photo mounting squares, photo corners, etc. Nikon D70 © Please see the next photo.


Adhesives, filing, my paper trimmers, etc.


Most of my printer’s trays were Thrifts-tore finds.


The table where I work is also from Ikea. My Lazy Susan with most used supplies. (I got this idea from Heidi Swapp.) There is another Magnetic board on the wall. Nikon D70


My most used supplies are close to me.



I keep some of the price stickers on the bargains.


Another adjustable wire shelf with large totes for card-stock, patterned papers, stencils, wool, lace, ribbons, page protectors, etc. I use the step to reach the top shelf. Please see next photos.


The top shelf, holds photos, negatives,  toolbox with glue gun, hot glue, heat gun ( a paint stripper which we had) and tote with painting supplies.


Tote with 12″ x 12″ Patterned  Paper as seen from above.


Tote with 12″ x 12″ solid card-stock as seen from above.

Another adjustable metal shelf with photo albums, scrapbooks, filing, etc. Nikon D70
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The spinning paint rack from Provo Craft, designed to stow up to 160 two ounces bottles, was another thrift-store find.


Clear acrylic stamps.


I cut these photo, title, borders, embelishments, etc. templates from opaque flexible plastic cutting board sheets as used for cooking. I got them at a Dollar-store wink emoticon I then punched a hole in them and hung them from a shower curtain ring.


A chest of drawers with my My Light-Box and latest thrift-store find on top is for fabric, wool, etc. Nikon D70. Please see next photo.


My Light-Box and latest thrift-store find. Please see next photo.


My latest thrift-store find,  , holds paint, pastels, paintbrushes, rulers, my favorite wood mounted rubberstamps, etc


My Light-Box. Please click for here more information.


My RÅSKOG, Utility cart from Ikea, which I use when I want to scrapbook upstairs and is very popular with scrap-bookers.Nikon D70 © Please click here for more information

I hope you found this post helpful, please let me know.

My Craft Space.

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Starting Scrapbooking
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Scrap-booking Hints.
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My Scrapbook Layouts.
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Scrapbooking while camping.
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Some of my Blue Embellishments, tools and supplies which I used to make my Blog graphics.
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Bell Island Museum and Underground Mine Tour.

We revisited Bell Island with our family during our 2015 visit and went to the Bell Island Museum and Underground Mine Tour.

“Closed since 1949, the No. 2 Mine is now prepared for underground tours. From the moment you walk in the door you begin to experience the history of Bell Island and get a sense of pride Islanders take in their community and their past.” “The museum consists of two parts. First there is the Museum itself, which opened in the summer of 2000.” ” The second part involves a walking tour of the underground shafts. Here you will experience what it was like to work underground.” – Newfoundland Geo-tourism.


We enjoyed posing with props in the museum and got some cute photos of the grand-kids.


The museum supplied us with hard-hats, but some children wore their bicycle helmets.

You are advised to wear a jacket or sweater and comfortable shoes during the Mine Tour.

We had a very friendly, knowledgeable tour-guide with a beautiful voice. At one point she switched off all the lights, to show us how dark it was inside, then she moved away ans started singing in a beautiful voice.

“The mines of Bell Island began shipping iron ore worldwide in 1895. At one point over 3,000 men were employed and it would go on to become the deepest submarine mine in the world. The Bell Island Community Museum officially opened its doors on July 31, 1995.” – The Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

“Mining first began on Bell Island in 1895 with surface mining. Underground, or submarine, mining began at the No. 2 mine in 1902 and continued right up until 1949. Mining ceased altogether on Bell Island in 1966, ending 71 years of an industry that saw 79 million tons of ore extracted and sold worldwide. There are roughly four billion tons of ore left in the mines, but the industry shut down because of the high cost of getting the ore from the mine to the market.” – The Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

“The #2 Mine site is a first class underground tour facility. The Underground portion of the tour begins in the lower level of the Interpretation Center. Each tour lasts approximately one hour and hard hats are provided and must be worn at all times while on tour.” The Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

I found the tour very interesting and the grand-kids enjoyed it very much, playing ferry rides and mining for the next few days.

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Bell Island, 2015


We revisited Bell Island with our family by Ferry during our 2015 visit. We had a great fish and chips atDicks’s Fish and Chips, which we can highly recommend. Situated on the beach, next to the ferry terminal, this is an ideal place to start or end your visit to Bell Island.” – Bell We did the Underground Mine Tour, photos coming soon and then we headed to one of our favorite places, the Bell Island Lighthouse.


Bell Island Lighthouse.

“Located in the middle of Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Bell Island’s terrain and coastal structure allow bird watchers the opportunity to find many different types of birds not normally seen in a single location in other areas of the province. At the ferry landing, and especially on the cliffs adjacent to the Lighthouse, the bird watcher can view the nesting colonies of the Black Guillemot; at the Grebe’s Nest site – hundreds of starlings flying from nearby fields to nests located in the cliffs; or the beautiful great black-backs at the Bell at the southern end of the island. Wandering around the island one can frequently see different sandpipers and snipe. The grassland sections of the island offer one the opportunity to see kestrels and merlins and many different types of sparrows. In the forested sections of Bell Island look for robins, grosbeaks and woodpeckers. No wonder Bell Island is becoming known as The Belle of the Bay.– ” – Bell Island

Bell Island Lighthouse.

“Construction started in 1939 and it officially opened in 1940. This lighthouse performed a very important function during World War II, with its call letters of “n” for nuts and “a” for apple informing the loaded ore carriers in Conception Bay that a convoy was waiting for them.” – Geotourism

Bell Island Lighthouse.


Bell Island Lighthouse

Stacks at Bell Island Lighthouse.

stack is a geological landform consisting of a steep and often vertical column or columns of rock in the sea near a coast, isolated by erosion.[1] Stacks are formed through processes of coastal geomorphology, which are entirely natural. Time, wind and water are the only factors involved in the formation of a stack.[2] They are formed when part of a headland is eroded by hydraulic action, which is the force of the sea or water crashing against the rock. The force of the water weakens cracks in the headland, causing them to later collapse, forming free-standing stacks and even a small island. Without the constant presence of water, stacks also form when a natural arch collapses undergravity, due to sub-aerial processes like wind erosion. Stacks can provide important nesting locations for seabirds, and many are popular for rock climbing.” – Wikipedia

Bell Island Lighthouse.

There is a restaurant at the lighthouse. 
Underground Mine Tour coming soon.

Bell Island Tickle.

Bell island, Newfoundland, Canada.
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Man made Cave at Grebe’s nest on Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©
St. Johns, 2013.
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Stack at Grebe’s Nest, Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©
St. Johns, 2013.
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Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada. 2007
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Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada. 2011,
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Bell Island, Newfoundland. 2002 35 m.m. ©

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