Welcome to my scrap room! I'd love to show you around. Shall we?
The room is located in our basement and opens into a living area with our main TV close by. It's nice to scrap in the evening and still be near my husband. It's also a very cool place on a hot summer day, and a warm, cozy spot when the snow is flying.
As you enter my space, you'll pass by two bookcases I bought on clearance at Target several years ago. They house my albums, mini albums, idea books and photos waiting to be scrapped. After being a Creative Memories scrapper for about 8 years, I now follow Stacy Julian's Library of Memories system, which I've adapted to fit our needs.
Here's where the action happens, at my main work desk. This is the left-hand side, where I keep several smaller trimmers, 6x6 paper pads, sewing supplies, inks pads, misting bottles and washi tape. I have a few date stamps and ink pads set out that I use all the time. I love having it all at arm's reach!
At the center and right-hand side of my desk is my tool caddy, (recognize the Pampered Chef?), piercing mat, and raised adhesive. The small easel is the perfect spot to prop up a page in progress. I can take a few photos for the blog, or just sit and stare while I think about what to do next!
To the left of my main scrap desk is this piece of furniture my husband custom built for me. He is awesome! I have more desktop space, a spot for my typewriter, and plenty of room for storage. Let's take a peek inside these drawers.
Half of them are filled with punches! They are organized by border punches and shape punches. These drawers are shallow, so everything is easy to reach. There's also room to grow!
The other drawers contain card making supplies and stamping supplies. One of the drawers holds my color wheel, sketch books, magazines and personal idea notebook. I like to call this one my design drawer.
To the right of my main work desk is this colorful cart. I got a great deal on this at Mega Meet a few years ago, and it was the answer to a problem I'd been struggling with for some time. It houses my embellishments, which are stored by type.
I have two drawers for alphabet stickers! Can't have too many letters, you know. There's also drawers for journaling tags, stickers, brads, buttons, jewels and twine. These are my go-to embellishments, all right next to me as I work.
As we continue around the room, we come to these 3 carts that store my card stock, older patterned paper organized by color, and themed papers. (think Christmas) Below each tote is a draw filled with Thickers. My Thickers collection is a bit out of control, but that doesn't stop me from adding to it often!
Next is a rolling cart where I keep card making supplies. On top, you see my boom box. I like to listen to classical music when I scrap. It's very soothing and relaxing. I can't listen to music with words, because my focus drifts to the songs and away from my scrapping!
Across the room from my main scrap desk is this newest area. My husband made a new black top for the cabinet and built a brand new table for me. We put the two together to create my cutting station! I have my circle cutters, Cuttlebug, Slice Elite and 12x12 paper trimmer all lined up, ready to go. There's also plenty of underneath storage. I love this space!
We've almost come full circle. Here's another rolling tote where I keep pages that need to be put in albums, page protectors, adhesive, and paper for the typewriter. Let's get close to the clear plastic containers sitting on top.
I've been slowly collecting these containers with my Joann's coupons. This is where I store my newest supplies, organized by manufacturer. My monthly Studio Calico kit also has a home here. I'll work with new stuff and when it's time, the leftovers are divided up and distributed into my stash.
And there you have it! I hope you've enjoyed the tour. I love the beautiful furniture my husband has made for me. The space has a much more coordinated look that it did before. It's a pleasure for me to step into this space because it is both pleasing to the eye and extremely functional. Thanks for stopping by!