Saturday, September 22, 2007

Warning - I've Been Enabled!

And I'm here to enable you TOO!

A couple of days, my friend and fellow M.U.D.D.Y. Girl, Naomi let it be known that Spotlight were having a special on the Crop In Style XXL Rolling Tote. Now, I'd see this little beauty in action, since Naomi has one herself. Naomi got hers when she lived in Canada and the ones I'd seen here were nothing like hers. I figured it would just be another of those things that I could dream about getting. That was until yesterday, when that dream turned into a reality, LOL!

Here's a photo from the outside, all closed up. It has a big handle and wheels that make it really easy to pull along behind you. It has really large front and side pockets and what I think is the best feature - ALL the pockets are LOCKABLE. Excellent for keeping little fingers out!

This is a view with the front pocket open. The 1st pocket in the top row contains all my embossing powders and embossing buddy, the 2nd pocket, Stampin' Dimensionals and Sticky Strip.

The 2nd Row has my Heat & Stick Powder, SNAILS and the 3rd pocket has my Craft & Rubber Scissors, Paper Snips, Cutter Kit, Bone Folder and a couple of small rulers.

The bottom row has my SU Corner Rounder punch, my stapler and the 1/16"and 1/8" hand held punches. There's also a storage pocket on the side that flips down!

This is the view with one of the side pockets open. In the pen loops are my B/Black Stampin' Write Marker, B/Black Journaler, White Gel Pen, Blender Pens and then some contraband, VersaMarker, another 'cheapie' white gel pen, X-Acto Knife, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen and Sakura Gelly Roller Pen in sparkly silver.
In the pockets on the right are some Sponge Daubers and Brads in Soft Subtles and Silver. Bottom row has a few Aquabrush pens, Scoring Blade and a pack of spare blades for paper trimmer. Other pocket contains a couple of Glue Sticks, 2-Way Glue and Stampin' Mist.

This is a view with the top open. The pocket holds my 12" Paper Trimmer, my smaller paper trimmer and a 30 cm Inch/Metric ruler!

This is the interior view. All the dividers are completely removable or you can adjust to your liking.
From L - R, the first pocket holds my expanding folder in which I keep spare order forms, my catalogue, current & previous minis, recruit info, door prize forms, wishlists, etc. Also have the plastic folders I use at workshops to hold order forms, pens, door prize forms, wishlists etc.
2nd pocket is holding my Stampin' Scrub, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Crafter's Tool Kit. Once my new order arrives, the brayer will also find a home here.
3rd pocket is holding Stampin' Pastels, 4 colour families of Stampin' Write Markers, 5 colour families of Wonderful Watercolour Crayons. This pocket also divided up and in that area is my standard and jumbo Stampin' Around Handles.
Last pocket contains 8 catalogues and pens. LOVE IT!

This picture contains all of the above items but now shows the 5 stamp sets I have packed in there and my SU apron. There is STILL enough room to add more on top of this, and I think you could easily add another 5 sets. The sets I have included are Heartfelt Thanks, Linen Background, It's Your Birthday, Simply Said and Mostly Flowers.

I took all this stuff to a workshop on Thursday and I needed 4 bags to hold it all in. It now all fits into 1. How cool is that?!?

I also purchased this CIS 12 x 12 Paper Sorter. It has 3 main interior dividers and then 9 separate plastic dividers that slip inside. I needed something to store all my SU 12x12 stuff in. Not that I have that much but I needed something all the same.

This is what's inside: On Board Accents Chipboard, W/White 12x12 Cardstock, S/Sand 12x 12 Cardstock, Earth Elements 12x12 Cardstock, Treehouse 12x12 DS Designer Paper, Notations 12x12 DS Designer Paper, Recollections 12x12 Designer Paper and Pool Party 12x12 Designer Paper. There is room for more but that's all I have.
Here's what the divider looks like. It has this cool 1/2 pocket in the front so you can store your scraps in it. You can also buy additional dividers too. LOVE IT!

Another thing, the paper holder can slip over the handles of the tote so you don't have to carry it. Not that I think I'll be taking it anywhere, but it's cool that it does it none the less.
So my advice is, if you have a heap of stuff you need to cart around on a regular basis, you need to get yourself to Spotlight and snap one of these up for yourself!

1 comment:

Naomi Mack said...

I think I should have taken out shares in these bags seems everyone is now racing out to get one from my message!!! I thought it was so cute to see a photo of the bag!!! I have had mine for so long, yours looks so nice and new!!! I must say I think I am a little jealous of the new bag, but my old one will do me for now. Glad you got a bargin!!! Cheers