Saturday, April 13, 2013

My Space in its Current Incarnation

***This is a repost of my guest post on the MemoryWorks blog*** (yep, cheating again! LOL)

Hello all! Back again to take you on a little tour of my creative space. Funny thing - I should be posting pictures of my over-full rolling totes, because these days, it seems the only time I get things done is at a crop. But, I am blessed to have my own scrappy space (and WAY too much stuff to organize in it) so I'll show you that instead. ;)

My room is about 10 x 12, so I use it as an office, small crop store, and scrap studio. I've got the majority of my scrappy items together in an L-shaped configuration with my desk and mesh cubes from Target.

The desk is made from a hollow core door that I spray painted black and 2 Wal-Mart bookshelves that my hubby and I "hacked" to make the whole thing desk-height. I love the large work surface! On top is a plastic mat from Ikea that I use to protect the desktop. All my heavily-used tools are at arm's length. My tool tote is on a lazy susan, because, although my name's not Susan, well... On the bookshelves underneath I have all my Etsy supplies and a few lesser-used tools. There's also an Iris cart that holds all my Cricut supplies, a 12 x 12 drawer unit, and my "basket of shame" - a picnic basket that holds my obscene amount of scraps.

The mesh cubes hold all my papers, cardstock, page protectors, embellishments, ribbons, paints, templates, and project files.
This wire rack sits on top of my desk against the wall. I don't love it - it looks too cluttery. I'll probably build my mesh cubes up another level to hold the stuff from the shelf and install some Bygel rails on the wall where it is now.
I love this bookcase from Ikea. It holds all my idea books and magazines, plus some special mementos.

This little bookshelf holds lots of stamps and inks. I'm obsessed with stamps. I remember telling my CTMH representative many years ago that I wasn't going to get into stamps. Now I have more than I can use. I'll be writing a blog post about this very soon, so check it out.

Love my pinboard. It hangs right over my desk. I like to change out quotes and sayings that motivate me. I've had this one up for a while.

My Distress Ink storage. This is a jewelry holder I bought at Michael's. I need more inks!

More stamp storage. These are the stamps I've deemed as "scrapbooking stamps," so I keep them on my desk in hopes that I'll remember to use them.

So that's my little scrappy corner of the world. Thanks for stopping by today! You can visit me anytime at or soon at

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