Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A look into my Scrappy Space....

Today is my turn on the Canadian Scrapbooker blog, with a little share of where we scrap! Here it is:

Hi everyone! Today I am going to give you a glimpse of my small scrapbook room (or closet like room!)  I am fortunate enough to have a space to myself, which wasn’t always the case! As my love for the hobby grew, so did my scrapbook supplies, and what was once an office, slowly turned into a complete scrappy space for me.  The room is very small (7 X 8 feet at the most!) but I have tried to make the most of the space I have.
I have literally occupied as much wall space that I can. If I knew that this was going to be a scrapbook space when I moved in, I think I would have painted it a nice bright colour, but now I can’t imagine taking everything out just to paint, so I have added bright curtains and accessories to make up for the lack of colour.
On the other side of the room I have more shelving-  a place to put all my inks, sprays, embossing powers and paints  (I think I might need another one!) The basket on the shelf is used for me to go shopping in my room! A lot of the time I don’t scrap in my room- you may find me in my bedroom, at the kitchen table, or in our family room so this is my way of bringing everything to my scrapping spot.
Next is my paper storage:
You may notice I have empty slots!  Having such a small room I try to purge as frequently as I can in order to make room for new goodies, or maybe to have an excuse that I need more scrapbooking paper!  I have a peg board on top, as well as above my desk. I love being able to see what I can use. I find that this method works great, because if I can’t see it, I usually forget about it.
At the end of the room I have this organizer which I keep all my punches, spellbinders, embossing folder etc….  It also has some supplies to start up my Project Life this year.  The two crates are my “kits” that I make up. They have photos in each bag, sketches, colour inspiration, design team assignments etc..  whatever I need to complete a project. I usually make a few of these at one time, that way if I am going to crop I have everything put together already.
As every obsessed scrapbooker knows, this hobby is an ever growing hobby, so lately my scrapbooking room has been “spilling” out of the designated room.   Outside in the hall I have started to takeover some more shelving- which is filled with Bella Blvd goodies in the bottom, and card making supplies in the top.  The two bigger baskets are filled with some stamps.  I am hoping one day to paint this too! The wheelie plastic cart, are my kids scrapbooking supplies. I keep this on hand for them so they can raid it anytime.
Finally we have two built in cupboards that I share with my daycare craft supplies as well as more random supplies for scrapbooking. Shamefully, they are not that neat, but love that I have this built in storage

So even though my space is small, I can still fit a lot of scrappy goodness in it!  I hoped you have enjoyed my tour of space!

Okay... so it always doesn't look this "neat".... but I did PURGE a lot in order to get my space to look like this without a huge mound of scrapbooking supplies! lol! Stay tuned for a giveaway soon!


Bellaidea said...

You have very nice place!!!! You can visit me too:)


Mendi said...

You did awesome with the size you have! Love seeing people's crafy spaces and all the great organization ideas! Your peg boards look very handy. :)

Dawn said...

What a cheerful space! Love the yellow curtains and how you utilized every square inch. Thanks for sharing!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love your scrappy space!! Looks AWESOME!!

Christine said...

I love this look into your space!

Design Originals by KC said...

Love your space... love your Doodlebug valentine layout too! I like your decorating style... it matches mine... will enjoy following you! Thanks for sharing :) Kathi