Gab with Gaby

An engineer's creative corner studio.

Building the Workbox 3.0

Storage, Craft Room, Workbox, Gab with Gaby Stamps, Decor, Diy, Organization, CraftsGabriela SimsComment

Friends...I finally got a Workbox!!! It started as me showing the video to my hubby and he said "You should just get it." 24 hours later my pre-order was complete. It arrived about two weeks ago  and honestly, I have been working on it since then. I built it over the course of a few evenings and I just finished putting all of my items into it this past weekend.  I will do another post soon that gives a full look at it, but this post is just about the build and my first impression. To be frank, this is not a single person job, I repeat, find someone to help you! I am an experienced engineer and by the time I was done, I had used several principles of leverage, power tools, and light woodworking; it was a monster. However, once it was finished, it was magnificent! I was able to fit so many supplies in it because of all of the tote storage. Check out some photos below. 

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These boxes are in addition to a crate that was about 7' x 3' that I had to leave in my garage. 

 

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This is all of the hardware that comes with the Workbox. 

 

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These tools are included, if you have a decent rubber mallet, use that instead, I found that the head kept popping off of this one. 

 

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End of Day 1. 

 

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End of day 2. 

 

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End of day 3. Putting the shelves in was surprisingly difficult because some of the spacing was really tight. 

 

As you can see, I started putting things in there right away, and this was when it started to get really fun and exciting. This was also before I installed the crown, which I love, the light is great.

As you can see, I started putting things in there right away, and this was when it started to get really fun and exciting. This was also before I installed the crown, which I love, the light is great.

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I ordered the magnetic boards for both doors because I have a ton of dies that I wanted to store and this worked beautifully.  Also I ordered the shelf upgrade for the Velcro swing door, but I haven't installed it yet, I'm still debating if I will.

Left side. 

Left side. 

I used my Letratag to put labels on almost all of the totes/shelves because as I was organizing, I realized everything would be in a new place.  That part was super fun too, I went through 3 cartridges! 

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I found so many things I had forgotten about and apparently at some point I needed to buy every roll of washi tape known to man, I found at least 30 rolls. I also found duplicates of a few items and this made me realize I will probably spend less on supplies now because I can see everything that I own. I think that is awesome because in just the few weeks that I have had this, I have been able to make more cards and drawings because I'm not wasting g time looking for supplies or trying to find a clean work space. 

 

My camera even mounts to the top shelf! 

My camera even mounts to the top shelf! 

I am so happy with this view; so many of my frequently used supplies are right in front of me. I am still working on organizing a few things as I use it more. In fact, my paper trimmer now has a designated space instead of sitting on top of my Big Shot. 

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It is so easy now to sit down and color or stamp, record tutorials, or work on blogging. This was a big expense, but it was really an investment that I think is worth it just for the time and sanity saved.  If you are on the fence about it I can honestly say I am very pleased with this piece and it looks beautiful closed.  I did not show under the table, but my sewing/embroidery machine is under there along with my colored pencils, my Crop-a-Dile Big Bite, my Cinch, my Xyron Creative Stations, and my Fiskars Rotary Cutter, and they all fit comfortably. I am still impressed by how much it actually holds, I was able to put all of my regularly used supplies in there and free up so much space in my closet in the craft room. 

Now that I have completed that, expect regular posts and videos! I have recorded a few but I have to edit them, also I will be doing a full tour of my Workbox soon. As always, thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 

The Kickstarter has Launched!

Crafts, Drawing, Gab with Gaby Stamps, Paper crafting, Shopping, StampingGabriela SimsComment

Hellooooo everyone! Sorry I have been away for so long, but I have been working on getting my stamp artwork done and creating an enamel pin design.  All of that was for...MY KICKSTARTER! I am beyond thrilled to announce this! I have been working on this project for over a month and there were a few setbacks, but I have all of the samples done and now the campaign is live.  If you order the stamps from the campaign, they will be slightly lower than the individual prices listed here, mainly because I will be making them in much larger quantities, likewise with the enamel pin.  I will be working hard to promote this campaign but I will have more time for card videos now...I remember that I owe you all a video about making a pop-up card, I have filmed it, I just need to edit.  That's all for today, and as always, happy crafting!

 

Gaby

This is the link you can follow to the Kickstarter campaign and below is the video if you want to see a little of my process and listen to me chat.

Product Close Up - Mr. Snugglekins - "I am a Meowfox."

Cards, Color, Crafts, Gab with Gaby Stamps, Shop Updates, Stamps, The Gab with Gaby Shop, Product Release Close Up, Product Release TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gaby here with a close up of one of the new stamp sets from the debut launch, Mr. Snugglekins - "I am a Meowfox".  This little guy loves coffee, so he has a coffee cup in his stamp set, but he's a baby meowfox, so he cannot actually drink coffee, so odds are that cup is empty or filled with cocoa.  He also has a heart, hat, scarf, and some word bubbles with translations, since the only word he can say is "Meow".  Here he is in all of his Meowfoxy glory.

He thinks you are a-meow-zing!

He thinks you are a-meow-zing!

Check out the video below to see the entire stamp set and how to make this card.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I am so excited to be able to share this video series.  The next video in the series will feature a box card made with the Meet the Jelly Friends - My Jam! stamp set.  All of the stamp sets are available for pre-order in the shop. Until next time, happy crafting.

Gaby

Gab with Gaby - I own a stamp company!

Drawing, Graphic design, Stamps, The Gab with Gaby Shop, Gab with Gaby StampsGabriela SimsComment

I am beyond excited, I am exhilarated! A few months ago I decided to start my own stamp company, and today, those stamps go live! I have 4 sets for my first launch. These are all my original characters and artwork; these characters have lived in my head and inside of sketchbooks for a few years now and it is indescribable to see them as stamps. I am so proud to finally show them to you all; it was a huge amount of work to bring these to life and it was worth every minute.  I love stamping and card making so much that this just seemed like a natural progression.  This will mark year one of Gab with Gaby stamps and products (that's right, I will be announcing more items in my shop soon).  Thank you all so much for visiting this creative corner of the web.  

Ok, now on to the stamps!  This is each stamp set and a brief description.  

These are the Jelly Friends, in their first stamp set -"My JAM!" This set will let you wish someone a Happy Birthday or tell them they're your jam.

These are the Jelly Friends, in their first stamp set -"My JAM!" This set will let you wish someone a Happy Birthday or tell them they're your jam.

This is Mr. Snugglekins in his first stamp set - "I am a Meowfox." This little meowfox loves coffee and talking...even if the only word he can say is "Meow".

This is Mr. Snugglekins in his first stamp set - "I am a Meowfox." This little meowfox loves coffee and talking...even if the only word he can say is "Meow".

This is Randy Narwhal in his first stamp set - "Narwhal-some" This narwhal is always ready for adventure and some encouragement.

This is Randy Narwhal in his first stamp set - "Narwhal-some" This narwhal is always ready for adventure and some encouragement.

This sentiment set will cover a lot of different occassions and the hand scripted "Sending" will add an elegant touch to any card.

This sentiment set will cover a lot of different occassions and the hand scripted "Sending" will add an elegant touch to any card.

They are all available for pre-order in the shop right now! The will ship by March 15th.

Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time, happy crafting!

Gaby