Distressing Organization

I was distressed about how to store my Tim Holtz distress inks and stains until today. Tim recently came out with a couple of storage solutions, one being the “Cargo Case.”

(FYI, we still have a couple in stock at Clipper Street for $47.99 if you still want one… You could also get it on sale today for 40% off too!) Anyway.. I broke down and bought one today. I was hesitating buying it because I like to have my stuff visible – so I use it – which would mean if I bought this I would be looking at finding enough space on my desk to have it open all the time…

Here’s what I’ve settled on for the time being. This is what I’ve filled it with:


Note that I used the “lid” as usable storage space.

And here’s how it’s oriented on my table:


So right now it has the place of honour right next to my craft mat and we’ll see how it goes. I don’t have an issue with re-organizing my space every few weeks if it doesn’t work for me. Right now I’m really into the distress ink thing but that may change in a little while… Who knows!

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  1. what a great idea. I'm going to right in my craft room and try it with mine.

  2. I would love to know how this works out for you. I have 16 distress inks and once upon a time, I would never have used the word "only" in viewing my stash. Now, I have them layered in 4 rows with mostly color groups together. I'd love to be able to see them all.


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