Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Tour of my Scrapbooking Room

I recently got to redo my scrapbooking room because my old one had some flooding issues.  So when my friend, Kelly, asked if she could tag me to show my room I thought it was the perfect chance to finally share these pictures with you!

I live in a parsonage - which means I live in a house that is owned by the church where my husband is Pastor.  Our house has ample room for all of us and rooms in the basement which allows me to have my own scrapbooking room.  I know that is a luxury and am very thankful for that!  My room is very functional for me - all my design team products have specific homes as do products from my favorite companies.  I am a big time purger - so if it isn't being used I get rid of it. I try very hard to keep things organized because I think it makes me much more efficient and creative!   It's not fancy and is almost entirely made up of pieces from yard sales - but here it is - my scrapbooking studio :)

Throughout the room I have different altered pieces that I have made - ones that haven't found a home elsewhere yet and help to make the room my own.  This first shelf holds my Thickers container up top and next to it is a crate where I store 12 X 12 sticker sheets and papers from miscellaneous companies.  The second shelf is all my punches.  I don't have a lot, I only keep what I use regularly.  The next shelf is my design team box for Samantha Walker and small paper pads for Paper House.
The bottom shelf is class supplies and cards that I have made.

This shelf just got reorganized!  Up top I have all my 12 X 12 paper pads and smaller paper pads.  The two shelves with bins are now filled up with different supplies from Core'dinations.  The bottom is mostly containers of ribbon - that is an area that I need to do some more purging!  

This little dresser holds design team goodies - one drawer is all Leaky Shed, one drawer is my Imaginisce tools, and the other two a mishmash of other design team things that I couldn't find a good home for!

I've always wanted a display wall and this time I made one.  The lower level is made up of my favorite cards and some published cards.

The top level is some of my favorite layouts.

I no longer had a use for a changing table for my kids so I moved it into my room!  The top is used for my Cinch machine and my Cuttlebug.  The bottom is just general storage.

I really needed a good way to store my Paper House Stickers so I knew what I had to work with - I used this beat up old peg board for that.  I love the color and happiness I see when I look at that corner :)

This storage rack is the best thing I have ever found at a yard sale - I got it for $10!!!  I use it for drawers for some of my favorite companies products - each one gets a drawer so I can keep them all together.  The bottom and biggest drawer is just scraps.  Above it I have two racks - one is full of cups with miscellaneous storage (dies, punches, etc) and the second is all my Kiwi Lane Templates.

I also store my washi tape up there on what was intended to be a dish drying rack.
This is my desk - more cups on racks full of miscellaneous embellishments and tools are hung above it.  I have a lazy susan where I keep my most used adhesives and tools.  I also have a tray with 8 1/2 X 11 papers and a another shelf for pictures.  The drawers on my desk are reserved for design team product - I have one for SRM Stickers, Imaginisce, Paper House Productions, and The Twinery. As my teams change so do the drawers.

I haven't found a better solution for my wood veneer pieces so I keep them here in an old tupperware container.

On top of this dresser I keep all my mists and drawers with little embellishments. 

The biggest change that came with this room was adding in an extra table.  This has been great because it gives me multiple areas to work and I can bounce between projects.  It also makes it so there is plenty of room for someone else to join me!

Underneath the table I keep my cardstock, another scrap basket, and a rolling cart that has stuff my daughter is allowed to use in it.

Lastly I'll show my Raskog which my hubby got me for my birthday last year.  I love this thing!  It looks like a mess but each little compartment is home to little things that I needed to organize - from chipboard pieces, to silhouette cuts, to rub-ons.  It has made me use all those little details way more!

Now on to a few questions about me:
1. What am I working on right now?
I have a huge list of design team work for the week but am most excited about something I am doing with a new product from SRM Stickers!

2. How long does it take me to create a project?
An hour give or take - unless it's something big.  If my kids are helping, who knows :)

3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
Bright and colorful patterned papers, anything gold, and fun lettering

4. How does my creating process work?
I usually start with the product or photo I want to use and then work from there. I don't usually have  a plan laid out I just let my brain and creativity go where it goes. 

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
Looking at blogs, facebook, and pinterest.  I am very visual so studying patterns and designs for fresh ideas. Having fresh product on hand also really helps!

6. What is my signature style?
This has always been a tough question for me! I have a clean and whimsical style that incorporates bold color choices and dabbles in product and design trends. Here's a few projects that I think show off my style well:

Today I am tagging my two friends Erin & Lyne to share their Scrapbooking Rooms and a little about themselves!  You should definitely head back over and check out Kelly's room too!


Kelly said...

I love it, Christine!! Everything is so organized...and it looks like you have plenty of space :)Thanks for sharing it with us!

Lyne Blodgett said...

Thank you for sharing with us. I'll try to explain mine as well as you did!


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