Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Current State of Scrappiness - Part 1

Welcome to my scraproom, otherwise known as my place of "scrappiness". This is not to be confused with, but can be synonomous with, my place of happiness. Yeah, a bit corny, but it rhymed and I thought it was cute. All kidding aside, being in this room does make me happy. Something about being surrounded by all things crafty makes me smile.

A few years ago, I took over the guest room and made it my room. Prior to moving into this room, I housed my supplies in a 6x9 room off of our TV room in the basement. It worked well...for a while. But of course I outgrew it. So I moved upstairs. The color I chose didn't exactly turn out as I had hoped and I plan to repaint one day. Alas, one day never seems to arrive. In the meantime, I'm not offended by the color, it was just supposed to be "softer". I bought a desk and chair, purchased storage cubes from Crop In Style and set about creating my ultimate scrap space.

It took me a full day to put these cubes together. It wasn't complicated, just time consuming. The cubes house my albums on the open shelves, while the drawers hold punches, paints, other colorants, Quickutz and mini albums, both complete and incomplete.

On top of the cubes is where I placed my CD player, all my CDs and a fun phone and lamp I found at Target. I also found this super cool bulletin board at Target. It is meant to be my inspiration board. For the longest time, I found much of my inspiration in tags. I took a class at a local scrapbook store where we created a multitude of tags. They were complete works of art. For whatever reason, I never used them on my pages. That store has since closed, but I love seeing the tags. They remind me of all the fun I had hanging out at the store on crop days and during classes. Many of my current friendships were formed at that store. Off to the right of the cubes are some stackable drawers where I keep all my extra adhesives and tools. They are within easy reach, but out of the way at the same time.

This is a close-up of my "vintage" phone. Sure, it's an imitation, but I still think it's fun. And I love the lamp. Ain't it great what you can find at Target?

This chair is in the corner across from my desk. My mom bought this chair for me for Christmas in 1986. How can I remember that? It was my first Christmas as a married woman. The color wasn't a good match for my room (as if anything from 1986 would be) so I had a slip-cover made and voila...a perfect fit! I love to curl up in this chair and flip through my idea books, which happen to be in the bookcase that didn't show up in this photo...LOL!

That's it for part 1 of camp scrappiness. I have much more to share and would welcome any and all suggestions as I go along. Thanks for looking and Happy Tuesday!


  1. What a wonderful place you have to create!! I really liked the color, but I understand the need for a softer tone!! I love seeing scraprooms!! It gives you a glimpse into the heart of a scrapper! Hope you have a great day!

  2. Cute scrap room!!! Love the old phone and comfy chair too!

  3. It looks awesome. If I can make my room that clean I woudl be very happy.

  4. Thanks for leaving the nice comment on my blog. I love your scrappy spot! and the "vintage" phone is fab!


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