Friday, August 24, 2012

Scrapbook Room Reveal Hop

Welcome to the Scrapbook Room Reveal Blog Hop!

Don't you just LOVE seeing where other crafters create? and get ideas for how to organize your own space? I know I do!

We hope you will join us this weekend and take a peek into our craft spaces. Our hostess Cicily, at has a couple of great prizes to those who take the time to check out our spaces!

This is my scrap room.
I share the space with a bed and play space for my children. My little corner ends up being about 6' x 8'.
Since signing up for this hop I took the opportunity to really make this room exactly what I wanted it to be. So I want to thank Cicily for hosting this hop and having me be a part of it. IKEA also thanks you!
This is my desk. I try to keep very little on it so I have plenty of room to spread out the supplies I'm working with at any given time. My desk is from IKEA. It's one of those where you can pick your top and leg combination. I love this frosted glass top. It has a small elevated edge around it so things don't roll off. It's also great for lining up my layouts and making sure things are straight.

As you can see I keep my Cricut and Gypsy on my desk. My gypsy is sat on the Creative Cutter Room exclusive bow maker (love that thing too!). I also keep my ATG and my giant can't-live-without Tonic paper trimmer along with a small notebook.
I love this wall and how it's organized! At the top is a curtain rod (from IKEA). I purchased rings with clips to go on the rod and hold all of my random embellishments. I'm the kind or person who likes to see everything that I have, so this is perfect for me.

The silver rod below the curtain rod comes from IKEA's kitchen department. I purchased 4 cups that clip onto the rail. They hold markers, glue, everyday tools (ruler, scissors, bone folder, etc) and misc. The open spot is for a hanging basket the IKEA offers but was out of when I bought the system. I'll use it to store my glitters, mists and liquid pearls.

My Cricut mats and Lawn Fawn stamps are simply hung on the wall with nails.
This is how I store my paper. I use the craft cubes from Michael's. My paper is organized by collection. I also have a slot for 8.5" x 11"; mat stacks, 6" x 6"; scraps that need to be trimmed, solid 12" x 12" and patterned-but-not-part-of-a-collection 12" x 12". The Sterilite drawers have my ink, clear blocks and Tim Holtz stuff in. The gray IKEA drawer unit holds my adhesives, embossing folders and dies, paint, heat gun and a lot of random stuff that I really should just get rid of!
I put all of my collections together in these 13" x 13" plastic envelopes. I include all the matching embellishments and any scraps I might have after completing a project.
In the three-drawer unit I have my clear stamps, wood-mount stamps and all of my Sew Easy, Sew Ribbon and Sew Stamper stuff. I would NOT recommend this cube to anyone. The drawers rest on top of each other making it really had to pull just one out.
The four-drawer unit holds my ribbon. I would recommend this cube. The drawers move independently and are really deep.
I have four of these square plastic boxes that I use to hold similar items.. One of them holds all the my Disney stuff (paper, embellishments, memorabilia, photos, etc.). Another has everything Christmas. The pink one is baby/pregnancy memorabilia and the fourth box has class kits from last years ScrapFest (I really should finish these before ScrapFest starts this year).
I use these small divided boxes to hold brads, eyelets, buttons, epoxy flowers, leather embellishments and other tiny embellishments.
This shelf was in the room when we moved in. I use to for my card box, punches, glitters etc (until I can get my hanging basket) and inspiration material.
I do have a few smaller trimmers too. I store those between the pink chair that used to belong to my grandparents and the cube system.
On the floor, next to my desk, is my scrap folder. I trim all my scraps down into rectangles and then sort them in this 12"x 12" plastic accordion folder (patterned, black, white, brown, red, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple (and I still have some open space at the back)). If a patterned piece of paper is primarily one color it goes into that colors slot.
Next to that is my Martha Stewart score board and the Huggies wipes box hold all the Close To My Heart stamp sets until I can find something a little more aesthetically pleasing.

Thank you so very much for stopping by today. I hope I've provided you with some inexpensive and unique storage and organization options.

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Here is the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way!


Steph said...

What a cozy area. You are so well organized, I love it. I have about the same amount of space but it's a disaster. Love the hanging baskets on the towel rod, great idea!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Your space is awesome! I am impressed that your table is so clean! Carri ~abusybee

Tracy said...

Love your space...Nothing wrong with cozy =)

Pokey Puppy said...

What a special, cozy space! I have even less space and appreciate some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Pink Dalmatians said...

I love your space. I was really hoping someone would be hopping with me that had a smaller space to really showcase what you've don't with it. Thanks so much. You have so much in that small area & you've really used it to the full. We both have organized some things the same way. I love Ikea too & didn't realize how much I had in my room until filming! LOL. This hop helped me clean my room, let's just see how long it stays that way! LOL

Claire Spielman said...

You crack me up with your "I should" too! I have a room full of stuff that "I should" get to .
Thanks for sharing your organized creative space. Please stop by and enter my 1 year blog anniversary contest.
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.

Sonia Kertznus said...

I love your little corner, and identify with you, I like everything handy and not walking around. I had my own room before and was lonely all the time, now I share office with my hubby. Great Space!!! ...HUGS...SK:)

scrapperbecka said...

You may a little space totally awesome! It seem very neat.

Georgiana said...

Great space you have created for your crafting goodies.

Would you send me an email. I would like to know if you want to be a guest designer at Die Cuttin' Diva.

Carson's Creations
coachfans at cox dot net

Sam Pirkle said...

Thanks for sharing your space. I think if I only had a small amount of room I would be as organized as you are in yours.

Beth said...

I loved seeing what you did with a smaller space.

Betsy Madson said...

I thought I was the only one that had a little space, wow you are so organized and it is all so neat.

Ashley said...

You have a great space and are SUPER organized! Thanks for sharing!


Shannon White said...

i love your storage ideas!! your little space is great and well organized!

Ellen Jarvis said...

Oh, this hop is just reminding me how disorganized my room is!! If I didn't have to make some cards tomorrow (for a friend whose birthday we're celebrating ... of course ... TOMORROW!!), I'd venture out to Ikea.

Nice room!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

MzLavr2 said...

Love your crafty space!
Thanks for sharing!
<3 Pam

Kimberly said...

love your room... i need to now go to ikea for that shower curtain idea!! fab ideas :)

lorby said...

I am impressed with how you can take a small space and have it so organized and ready to craft. I have a big space and have trouble organizing it. Thanks for sharing.

Jessi said...

hey those diaper boxes are really handy and sturdy i have a few that ive moved around the country holding junk im not ready to give up, Great space.

Crafting With Blue said...

love your room. so cozy feeling. dont feel bad i also have a bed in my craft room.

Karon said...

Tonya - this is awesome - a beautifully organised space. TFS

Donna Boyce said...

Very well organized space! I like how you were able to take a small space and make it very functional so that you could craft and still not take over the entire house :-)
My family would love it if I was this organized :-)

ScrappingLatina said...

Your space looks so homey and cozy... love it... Great use of your space... Thanks for sharing.

v said...

I like that you have all your CTMH stamp sets in the diaper box! Just decorate the box with burlap or pretty scrapbook papers! :D Great space!

~Vanessa W