Friday, January 13, 2012

Where the Magic Happens Revisited, and Resolutions

Behind this door?  My new scrapbook room!  A long, long time ago I gave you a tour of where I do my creating.  My new room is a great improvement!  Technically it's the office in the house, so there's no closet, but I don't have to share it with the exercise bike any more.  The space is mine, all mine!

It's no Pottery Barn catalog, but it's functional, and best of all, cost less than $250 for the furniture.  I'm using one of the dining room chairs right now, so all I really lack is a chair.

I'm using plastic folding tables, which is great because they're roomy and I'm not afraid of getting ink or paint on them.

The small table hold my Silhouette and the printer, and the laptop is stationed permanently in the corner, so maybe I'll use my Silhouette more since its more accessible.  My big divided binder of scraps lives under the table.

I got this awesome corkboard on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $10.

My sewing area.  My bin of scrap fabrics and sewing supplies is under the table, and that's my scanner to the left.  We only use it occasionally, so it can be kept in its box.  Who knows, maybe I'll use my machine to sew on a layout or two.  My fabric stash lives in my grandmother's hope chest at the end of the master bed.  Oh, and what's that on the table?  New layouts, maybe??

Punch storage.  Much better than a cardboard box.

Across from the desk are 3 metal shelving units from Lowe's.  These bad boys don't need tools to put them together, hold something like 150 lbs. per shelf, and can be anchored to the wall.  Ignore the big black cable in the middle.  I'll have a TV and DVD player soon.

These shelves hold all of my supplies and completed scrapbooks.  I fond some awesome bins and magazine holders in the $1 Spot at Target in teal, pink, silver and black.  Eventually I'll paint my other baskets to match.

Buttons, mists, and tapes. 8 1/2x 11 cardstock to the left.

12x12 cardstock and patterned paper stash.  I'm moving slowly but surely to Cropper Hoppers, but only Hobby Lobby carries those here, and they only keep 3 in stock at a time,

Those nifty Target bins again.  They hold my inks, paints, glitter, and embossing supplies, as well as some of my stickers and journaling spots.

My sketch books, Cuttlebug, dies and embossing folders.

Twine, rubber stamps, and alcohol inks.  I've moved my acrylic and unmounted rubber stamps to binders using these.

Chipboard in the totes, flowers in the jars, and a dish of glitter.

And a bowl of glitter - stickles.  More flowers and a basket of wet adhesives.

On the left, my 6x6 and 6x8 paper pads, and on the right, my husbands old tool nick-nack holder thing that now holds my small loose embellishments.  My Xyron machines are hidden behind. Oh, and more flowers.  I really need to use some of those.

A bin full of bling and a tote of brads and buttons.  And more flowers.

In moving from having all my scrap supplies in boxes to having them out in broad daylight, I've realized exactly how much I have, which is A LOT. So one of my resolutions for 2012 is a scrappy spending freeze.  My sis and I want to go to a Scrapbook Expo in June, so my goal is nothing but adhesive and page protectors until then.  That, and one or two new 3 ring binder albums.  One of my overstuffed post-bounds exploded in the move.  Just for fun, here's all of my 2012 resolutions:

1. Scrappy spending freeze through June.
2. Read 15 books.
3. Lose 15 pounds.
4. Exercise 4 times a week.
5. Keep the house clean and uncluttered.

I know this was a long post, and maybe hopefully you got some good ideas for organizing your room.  If you have any questions about anything, please post and I'll answer!

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