Friday, January 29, 2010

Scraproom tour

As a disclaimer, I don't think my room is as great as those I see on peas or elsewhere on the net. I have no custom cabinetry, and it doesn't look like a showroom from IKEA. It's just a normal room. And the curtains are ugly, but they came with the house and I just moved here 2 weeks today. So be kind. :) The most important thing to me is that it is organized and I can find what I need.

This is the view from the doorway. My favorite space is that open space on the floor, that's where I sit and create unless I need to print something.
There is a lot of wall space on this wall, and that is where the pottery barn bulletin boards-magnetic and cork board with photo display will go. Dh has to help me with the rods.
Another view of my new desk from IKEA. It cost $79. And you can custom pick everything from the top (size and finish) to the legs.
My favorite thing is the the bookcase to the one side. It holds some supplies, CME and mini albums on the side. And of course the lovely full trashcan made it into the shot. :)
These are the bulletin boards to be hung up and the rods still in the boxes. A favorite piece of artwork.
The shelf was here when we moved in, and I hated to try to take it down. So I made it work. The paper in the frames is very old now, nearly 10 years old. But I loved it so I framed it. The albums on my expedite shelf match these prints (except the green is a little brighter, oh well.) And the reason I am late posting--the Clip it up came this afternoon! Spent some time loading up the thickers on there, gave me so much space back in my closet. Dh made the black piece of furniture here with the canvas pull out bins. I showed him something in the PB catalogue and he based it on that. I love it. I wish he had time to make another, but he was deployed so I bought the little expedite instead. It holds-adhesive and cutting tools; Cosmo cricket albums, memory boxes, ribbon and other Cosmo embellishments; stamps and ink; punches and card-making supplies; ribbon; and small random embellishments. The other spinning carousel holds random embellishments. I found it in the trash one day in my old neighborhood and threw it in the stroller. I cleaned it up and now it holds my small embellishments-buttons, etc.
The new American crafts Iheartyou thickers, I think I love the clip it up. :)
The only other embellishments on my clip it up besides thickers are AC rub-ons and flair, plus 3 alphas from Pink paislee.
Glare on flair. It happens. :)
My clip it up is no where near full and I counted. I put all my AC thickers on there (80 total). I still have lots more room on it, but other than the new AC releases, I have no plans to expand. This works.
The view with my back to the shelf/clip it up/etc. I got this futon from IKEA a couple of years ago. It comes with a storage container that slides under the bed to store linens for guests. I love not having a bed in this room, but having one at the same time. And the futon is really comfortable. Here is the expedite. Books on top left, Magazines I've been published in top right. New Albums from American crafts in the middle, all filled but 1! Yikes, those were supposed to last a good long while. There are 4 pull out drawers. The top left holds computer supplies. The top right holds paints and mists. The bottom left (under the boards, etc.) holds my overflow paper stash. The bottom right holds mini albums and finished cards.
The piece de resistance! (For all my French readers, glad you are here!) My closet. How I love my closet. Those shelves? $12 for 6 at Staples circa 2003. I wasn't sure I liked the tiny closet being divided by the second shelf in the middle, but it adds stability, so it works. The top 4 black organizers hold random printed photos, embellishments, alphas, and one is for American crafts-buttons, brads, ribbon, stamps, etc. I just get them down and sit on the floor. There is a travel photo printer (not sure why I have this, I don't travel anywhere.) It's a back-up one though.
Top Left shelves hold Cocoa Daisy kits, or what's left of them.
Top Right shelving: holds random small embellishments in containers and a project I am working on for J in a Studio Calico crop bag.
Lower Left: My Studio Calico kits. I need to finish some off so I can get more. No room at the moment!
Lower Right: American crafts cardstock, glitter cardstock, and patterned paper. I store the scraps on top of the pile, organized by release. That way I am forced to go through the scraps first. Lots of good inspiration in scraps.

So that's my madness, er, method to my madness. :) If you go back through the photos, you will see on the futon I have some paper, etc. I've started collecting stuff for the RAK, I think I'm going to take the weekend to collect up everything I can. I got the priority mail boxes today though. I'm ready.

Happy weekend to everyone who stops by! Until tomorrow.


Carol Clayton said...

LOVE your studio - it is so fabulously organized!! I can hardly wait to get my hands on the newest AC myself!

meganklauer said...

Your room is fantastic! So...organized!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your room, Danielle!!! :) Drooling over all your thickers, too. ;) :) love me some AC!

Anonymous said...

I think its a great room :)

Kimberly said...

Very nice. Do you every mess it up? LOL

lisa truesdell said...

loving your organization systems!! you have a lovely room. =)

Tonya said...

Your scraproom and your scrap style totally reflect one another. Nice clean lines!!! Looks fabulous!

janet said...

Wonderful room! I am so jealous...I am sick of my little corner in the living room! LOL! Great organization! ENJOY IT!

janel said...

Oh, it looks just like I thought it would, tidy, neat and very organized. Looks like you are enjoying the clip it you are inspiring me to clean out my closet in my scrap would DIE if you saw it. Have fun!

Chrispea said...

Your room looks neat and very organized. I don't have any fancy stuff from PB or Ikea either. I have 2 wire Martha Stewart shelves and an old desk that was my hubby's when he was little. It works. I {heart} your thicker collection!! I just love thickers!! I can't wait to get the new dear lizzy line. fun. thanks for the tour!!

Cheri said...

Wow Danielle, I love it! I love how simple you keep it, it's so crisp & clean! Thanks for sharing with us!

Vee said...

look at that thicker stash and love how clean your space is, awesome!

janis said...

thanks for sharing your room - - i have picked up a lot of organization ideas.

wow, 80 thickers!!! me green with envy here!!!!