MFT 5 Days to an Organised Crafty Stash!


I am sure that you guys are going to love the next 5 days ahead, then DT at MFT are sharing pictures and write up’s about how they organise their supplies..

Today we are all sharing Inks and Colouring Mediums..

I love to organise when I get the chance, I know that it is a never ending progress and a constant change..

My room earlier this year found a change, with hopefully the second part of the room transform to take place either later this year or next…I just have to stop spending on craft supplies to complete :)

Basically, 2 round 8hr trips to IKEA saw Darryl, install a Kallax, to which I added draws to and tin boxes, in addition to the Kallax, I brought a smaller 4 x 4 one and 2 of the smaller Alex Drawers and I could not be more thrilled, I just need to work out what I eventually want to have in the Kallax, it is a bit hodge podge at the moment..

So onto how I store my Ink and Colouring Mediums…

The first 2 pictures I share are all the MFT Premium Dye Ink Pads, it took me awhile to gain all of these inks, but they are my go to inks…

I have a large table that my parents brought me years and years ago when I was studying and there are 2 draws at the left of where I sit, so I took my label maker and all the inks and placed the name on the side, I was thrilled to learn that all of these inks fit with a little bit more room to spare…

As I was placing the labels onto the side, I also downloaded and typed out the names of the inks onto 2 x 2 card stock panels, that fit into the coin pockets…this of course you can find on Jennifer McGuire’s blog, the queen of crafting and organising and one that a lot of us have followed suit in regards to our crafty organisation..

This ink swatch book is a handy tool for me when choosing colours and matching up with the card stocks…so worth the time and effort..

Next, is one of my favourite pieces in the room, my Copic storage system, the very first piece of furniture that Darryl ever built for me, very talented man, this piece sits to the left of me on my table and I am able to grab the colours that I need to colour amazing stamp sets from MFT…I love that I have a little bit of room for some refills also, although I am running out of room and will need to find a new system and yes there are a lot of Copics, a lot saving and over a long time I have managed to gain quite a few…

My Mini Distress Ink Cubes are ones that I seem to gravitate to a lot and I find that the handy little caddies are perfect to grab and place on my desk to start the blending or water colouring with…I have placed under each of the ink cubes a round blending foam ready to blend…I do have almost all the Distress Oxides but sadly could not take a photo as they are at the moment in a box ready to be sorted, but I do love using both of these inks…

The final medium that I wish to share with you is my water colours, to which I store in one of the draws of the Alex system, here I have my Peerless, Metallics, Palettes and other water colours…

My pencils are another medium that still needs to find a place, for now they are stored in tins and my Polychromos are also in their tin that they came in…

I know that I am extremely lucky and blessed to have a full room to call my craft space, I know there are a lot of you out there that don’t have a dedicated area, but where ever that space is, remember that it is yours and one that you can escape to create and have some down time…

I hope that sharing the next 5 days you will find some inspiration and tips along the way on how to store your products..

Thanks for hanging in on this long post, I will be back again tomorrow for Day 2 of the Crafty Stash..


  • Jackie Parkins

    Thanks for sharing your storage ideas. I have some Alex drawers and I love them, too. I’ve been tempted to store my ink pads that way but am afraid the ink will settle to the sides of the pad. You haven’t had any issues with that yet? How long have you had them stored that way?ReplyCancel

  • Barbara M

    I do some of very same things! I have Alex drawers and some ink holders from stamp and storage. I use the tins to hold the small inks. My tip is for the pencils …use the pencil rolls. The tins got messy. The rolls held each pencil individually and able line them up on the shelf. I use 2 / 72 pencils each for my polychromes.Got them on Amazon. I like it when the MFT team has these series of sharing ! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful storage ideas! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Darryl sounds like a wonderful person! I love that you need to spend less on craft supplies! So true if you buy more things you need more storage. It’s a vicious circle. Best of luck to you.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Bart

    I follow your blog every day. You have such talent! Now, reading this post, I am green with envy about your stash! I have a small craft area in my living room, I own NO Copics, very few inks and no watercolors. Yet, I am able to create cards that satisfy my bit of creativity and all because of inspiration from you. Thank you for sharing these tips on organization and some day I may need to follow your advice after I acquire more “stash” of my own. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Nina Houghton

    Loved reading this, Joy. You have inspired me with your beautiful cards, and now I get a glimpse of your creating space! Thank you for sharing with us! I have gleaned quite a few ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    I love how you organize your ink!ReplyCancel

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