Saturday, August 29, 2009

My Scrap Space

UPDATE: Here are pictures of my new desk. The white looks so much better, and I love how big it is!

Lately there have been a lot of consultants asking about storing paper, stamps, etc, so I figured I'd post my room here. It's not a huge space, but I like having somewhere to work and not have to worry about cleaning it up right away. And in case you are wondering, no, it isn't always this clean. :o)

Above: old desk ; Below: new desk

View towads the door. You can see my stamp storage on the left.

For my stamps I use the 97 cent CD crates from Wal Mart. They hold about 18 stamp sets each, and I have them organized by color, and then put in alpha/numerical order. The My Acrylix Organizer holds my Month Word Puzzles.

I LOVE my Expedite bookcases from IKEA. They hold so much stuff! This one has my albums, Cutttlebug, Bind-It-All, Xyron, Catties, CTMH How-To books, CTMH Organizers (blocks, ribbon rounds, eyelets) basket of woodies, and numerous photo boxes (pictures, swaps, cards, etc).

These old spice racks got a fresh coat of paint and then distressed. I used them as cute organizers for My Accents, Ribbon Rounds, Re-inkers, etc.

Here is the majority of my paper storage. CTMH cardstock is in the tall paper organizer. I remove all cardstock from my level 2 paper packs, then store in its own ziplock bag. It is organized by color, in rainbow order. My B&T/paper packs are stored in the white sterilite drawers. They are organized by theme (Boy, Girl, Christmas, Floral, etc.) The top drawer is layouts I am in the process of working on, or layouts I need to put in an album.

My dad made me this shelf. It holds a hodge podge of items- Spritz cleaner, extra ribbon rounds, liquid glass, prizma glitter, embossing powder. It also holds little things I have made, or that people have given me.

This is another Expedite bookcase. This one can also be stood up, to be a tall bookcase, but I like it on its side. It give me another workstation for cutting on my cutters or using my cricut. The brown basket holds tools I use frequently, like my embossing gun, and bind it all tools.

My husband made me the long brown shelf for my inks. It's perfect! The white organizer on top is made my Making Memories. It holds my smaller cutters, stapler, crop-a-dile, adhesive, pop-dots, waxy flax, and my copy of current catties. It can also be mounted on the wall, but it is pretty heavy (even empty), so I just set it on top of my bookcase, in easy reach of my desk.
This is a view of the rest of the room. I HAVE to be facing the TV to scrap. I do most of my work on Sundays, during football.
I hope you have enjoyed checking out my space! I know I always love looking at everyone elses!

Stationary Set- Grace

This mini stationary set is for Tanya Johnson's swap. I used the new, autumn/winter 2009 paper pack, Grace. This was my least favorite of the new paper packs, but after using it for these cards, I just LOVE it! I have to order another pack for myself! I love how rich and warm these colors are, and the patterns in the paper are so versatile!

Colors used: Barn red, twilight, honey, cocoa and garden green.

Stamp sets used: Whooo Loves You, Aspirations, Say it in Style, Tickled Pink, September Word Puzzle (for SMILE), and the new exclusive stamp set only available with the new Twitterpatted Workshop On The Go!

Stationary Set- Emporium Creative Basics

Stationary Set made with Emporium Creative Basics paper pack. Stamps Sets: Aspirations, Grow With Love (New Autumn 2009!), Say it in Style, Friendship Blessings, With Love and Notice the Details (December 2009 SOTM!).

Each set includes 3 cards with matching envelope, matching ink pen and a holder to keep everything together.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Color Me Monday- The Blues

I took a mini vacation to NM, but now it is time to get back down to business (meaning- get caught up on everything I am behind on!) First on the list is updating my blog.

This card was done for Jeanette Lyntons Color Me Monday Challange a few weeks ago. Colors used are Moonstruck, Heavenly Blue, Outdoor Denim, Desert sand, and White Daisy. The stamp set is Treasure Life (Sept 2008 SOTM). I heat embossed the flowers with clear embossing powder, and love how it turned out!