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I wrote up this post early as I'm camping this weekend, but I can't wait to get home and check out everyone's crafty spaces!! I'm kind of seriously addicted to organizing my scrap space. So much so, that I often forget where I put things because I've re-organized too much! You might not know it to look at my space though that I enjoy organizing...It's a little bit of organized chaos!
I took the first picture of my craft room when it was in the midst of a creative hurricane! lol I had just been working on a couple layouts, then make a card, and before I could clean up, my son Ethan wanted to make a card for his dad for Father's Day. So I took the picture with him making his card...so cute. Warning: it's a freakin mess!!! lol
As I look at this picture of my oldest son, I just can't believe that he's only 6! He looks so much older from this angle! He's concentrating very hard on his Daddy's card! What a sweetie!
Okay, now here's a picture of my table all cleaned up:
I've just recently gotten some fabulous garage sale finds to add to my scrap room: I looove using old spice racks for my mists. And I got that "shelf" that's beside the spice rack for like a dollar! The only thing I did to it, was sand it to distress it a little and I just LOVE it! Believe it or not, that's almost all the wooden stamps I own! I much prefer my clings, but I do love displaying wood stamps...they're just so pretty!
This "mail sorter" shelf is another garage sale find that I got last year...for 10 bucks! It's one of my favourite shelves. It holds all my sizzix bigz dies perfectly...my punches and paints and stains hang out here too...and of course my lovely Distress Inks on top :)
I got my sewing machine from my mom...she ordered it with her Save On points, because she was going to start sewing apparently...then like 3 years later it was still in the box, so I took it off her hands and told her that I'd give it back when she decided that she wanted to use it...that was about 3 years ago...I'm kinda thinking it's mine now ;)
The shelf that it's on was in my grandma's shed and when she moved, she had to downsize and when I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for my room! It holds my dies and paper pads quite brilliantly...and of course my sewing machine :)
This beautiful piece of work is what my husband made for me...he loves me so much! lol He's so funny because one minute he'll be talking about ideas for my scrap room, then the next he's like "you have way too much crap!" lol But he does love being able to make things for me, and I love it too!! There isn't really a rhyme or reason to what's on this peg board...there's a ton of stamps, some masks, some dies and my grungeboard collection...amongst other stuff. It changes randomly too...ya never know what you'll find here *s*
This is my die cutting station...I got the idea for the painted tray hanging on the wall to hold my magnetic dies from my friend Tara. I have another one, but I still haven't painted it yet...it's on the ever growing list of "to do's"
I made a little "tag hanger" to hold Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2012 as I create them...I'm a month behind right now!
As you can see, I "clean" by putting things under other things...lol
This shelf was in my bathroom when we bought our house, but I didn't like it there...at first we were just going to get rid of it...then I had a brainwave that it would be perfect in my scrappy space...next to yet another spice rack full of misty goodness (I think I'm a little addicted to ink...)
Right under that shelf is where I keep my paper. My cardstock is on the top arranged by colour...and the patterned paper is arranged by manufacturer right now...I just changed it from being arranged by colour for the last couple years...I think I'm liking it this way better. Beside it is random stickers and whatever I like to put in it at the time.
And this...atrocity...is what it looks like underneath my table...I have yet to find an organizational thingy for this space...I want to organize my scraps into colour and file them...but that's going to take some serious time...once that's done though, I think I'll have an easier time using them...and this space will definitely look waaay less cluttered!!
Well there you have it! I hope you enjoyed taking a tour around my scrap room!! Hopefully you picked up some organizational tips and ideas! Let me know what your fav part was, or if you have any ideas for my room! I'd love to hear them!!
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