{creative space}

Hello again friends!!

After a fun-filled weekend of studying, getting my piggies did, replacing a flat tire, attending a lake front wedding, watching Snow White and the Huntsman, studying some more, and taking a 4 hour exam... I am exhausted. I'm sad that I didn't find time to scrap.  Believe me I sat down at my table, YEARNING to scrap, but I absolutely had to study for this exam.  It was the first one of the semester for me, so I was nervous (literally sweating profusely) and anxious (nearly pulling out my hair), but all in all it wasn't as bad as I expected it to be.  It only took me 2 hours to finish the test complete with multiple choice and three essay questions. Now I just hope that I did well.

So I don't have any new scrapbook layouts to share with you today, but I do have pictures of my scrapbook room in its current state.  I would like to throw some paint on those walls: Lowe's Utterly Violet and hang up some of my layouts.  I am planning on purchasing some more Display Dynamics (lipless this time), a 2x2 expidit unit, a tool carousel, and a Clip It Up or knock off. AND a new chair would be nice.

Take a look...
This is my room. I hate the yellow.

Would you believe I got this great table at Goodwill for $20?
Yes, yes I did.

I love wire shelving units. This is where my cameo and cuttlebug live. I currently keep my patterned paper in these Iris containers (2) separated by manufacturer. The scrapfolio is what I store my kits in, and the other Iris containers contain finished layouts and 'homework' for my preschooler. The basket contains my cutting mats and scraps.

My 4x4 Ikea Expidit shelf. Love it. I use Iris photo boxes and store various embellishments in locker baskets, jars, bowls, a colander, a hen (yes, I said that), and a rubbermaid container. I keep all my stickers in the rubbermaid container, punches in 1 locker basket, and chipboard/mini albums in the blue basket. My cardstock is separated by neutrasl and color families in the display dyanamics.

Magazine and inspiration folder is stored here as well as my finished scrapbooks. My inspiration books are stacked under the colander.

A view from my table. Little man in his swing - he loves to nap here on the weekends :)
The dresser across the room houses tools to keep away from little hands, stamps, fabric, cards, etc. Also I finally have a big TV in my room with plenty of chick flicks!

Another view from my table. I love having some little embellies at my fingertips.

Ikea tiered plates - I keep mists and stickles on top, twine in the middle, and leftovers from kits at the bottom.

Washi tape jar - I wash all my jars after using them in the kitchen and they generally find a place in my scrap room or my husband's art studio.

Vintage Pyrex bowl - I think I paid $5 on this small bowl at a flea market. It was an impulse buy, but I love it. I keep all my cat eyes here on the tape for distressing and when I want to STAMP, which I rarely do.

And that is my room! I hope that you thoroughly enjoyed it. I know I enjoyed putting it together, and I enjoy getting crafty in this space on the regular!

Do you have a craft space? I  would love to see it. Also, share your organization tips and techniques... I'm always looking for ways to reorganize. That's half the fun of having a scrap room!

With Love,
Gabrielle Watson


Connie Mercer said...

great space, love all the added "vintage" in it!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Nice room! Thanks for the tour. :)