Thursday, August 30, 2012

This is How I Roll: Scrap Room Edition

Here is a look inside my newly remodeled and painted scrap room. I am pretty thrilled to have an entire room dedicated to my hobby and passion. A space that I can do whatever I want in and decorate however I want. It's like a dream come true. It's in what would normally be a "formal living" or as our realtor kept saying, "Christmas tree room." ha! We are Southern Californians... we don't need a whole room for a tree. BUT. A space for my scrap crap?.... sign me up!

Here is a little glimpse at how I organize my supplies...
I like to keep a lot of things out in the open where I can see them. 

I keep all of my stamps in a little basket (I think from the gardening department)....
 Here are some apothecary jars with various ribbons and thread inside...
 pens, pens, and more pens kept in place inside what used to be flower pots....
My washi tape is usually a little more organized that this. I use these felt containers (from the $ section at Target) to organize them by color. This is a work in progress, since my little one likes to snatch them off the shelf and play. Trying to figure out a way of keeping them out in the open as well as keeping her grubby little paws off! :)
 Embellishments sit in cute bowls on the shelf just behind my chair where I can spin around and look for something specific.
 Project life supplies all go in one little wire basket next to the PL album.
In this basket I put any and all ephemera I might want to use for project life. This way it's all in one spot when I am ready to pull supplies for the week I am working on... no running around looking for that one movie pass I saved or, "doh! wish I would have included that cool restaurant brochure!"
This drawer unit from Ikea is fabulous for scrap stuff. I use it mostly for patterned paper organization. But there is one drawer for embellishments. It doesn't look terribly organized, but somehow I know exactly what's in there.
 On top is this little wood drawer thingie. The perfect size for instax and other photo storage.
 On the wall some quick access Thicker favorites, trimmer, and current mags...
 Periwinkle shelving unit on the wall perfect for ink and trim display.
 Ikea locker (new purchase that I l-o-v-e)
Inside is a basket for corralling punches, a wine box with more Thickers (organized by color), and space for my Studio Calico kits.
Mini apothecary chest for holding bits and pieces....
More mists, backup glue, things like that.
 On the desk there are little bowls for tiny embellishments, stamps, glue, pens and scissors at the ready.

As you can tell I like to mix it up with creative containers. Anything that looks decorative but can also be functional is a go. And, for me, the brighter colors the better. Hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my room. It's my little piece of heaven in our home.

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