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Sunday, June 24, 2012

I would like to take you on a tour of the Scrapping Corner!!!

My Scrapping Corner is finally complete!  I would like to give you a little tour of the finished room.
This is my desk area and the new desk area for a guest to scrap with me.  Hubby bought me a TV for my scrap room, not sure I'm ever going to get anything done now!  Ikea Expidit shelving under the counter top.

Desk area for two to easily scrap. Ikea Expitit shelf hanging from the ceiling for additional storage. A new light above my desk, to go with the new paint and flooring.

Bottom left you can see my Cricut, and then my laptop, storage of buttons, brads etc in the stacking jars and candy jars.  Storage boxes house my stickles, Sizzix/Cuttlebug folders, extra bling and flowers and paints.  Punch storage on the wall with 5 towel racks again from Ikea.  Tee hee, my vintage radio doesn't really fit with this room, but it's the only radio that will pick up anything in the basement :o)

Peg board for all my beading tools, scissors and fragile chipboard pieces that I don't want to put into bins.  My Ott light and tool caddy. A cow bell to ring in support of my favorite hockey team when viewing the games on the "big screen" 19" TV.  I think I need a larger splat mat though!

We used inexpensive counter top on top of simple 2x4's anchored to the wall - supported by balusters and trimmed out with baseboards!  The Expidit shelving unit has optional drawers which I added two sets. I switched out the ugly knobs that the drawers cam with for some porcelain knobs that I picked up at a garage sale years ago, they are perfect!  I added a shoe rack on top for my inks to sit on/in - until I find a better solution.
My stamp shelf is a 'plate shelf' again from Ikea and the cutting table is an old piece of furniture that we have had for a while, this was once my craft table, if you can believe that - that space and nothing more!  As you can see, I have expanded LOL.  The paper rack on the left is an inexpensive set from Walmart, and the rack on the right was built by my loving husband about 7 years ago; the shelves slide out, and it is on casters, built of plywood.

In this piece which I picked up from a yard sale I keep projects that I am working on on the right, and miscellaneous mini albums and such on the middle shelves.  Magazines and my Copic class materials on the left.  In the drawers I store my cling stamp sets and Big Shot parts. My Clip-It-Up on top - and room for two layouts on display.  Love this flooring - simply beautiful!

Having my printer and my sewing matching out for use at any time sure makes it easier to throw a little stitching on a project, or print up a journaling spot or card sentiment.  The dreaded plastic bin under the counter top is left over from my previous space and houses all my cards that I have made and not sold or given away.  I will hang my bulletin board eventually.
Not the greatest shot, but shows you a full view of the back wall. And ignore the stack of layouts begging to be put into albums on the paper rack - you weren't supposed to see that LOL!

All in all I have 162 square feet of Scrapping Corner, and I'm loving my new space .... currently it is nice and neat and tidy.  Ask me again in about a month for a photo and well ... it just won't be the same!

I would love to hear what you think of my space, please leave me a comment below.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Its all Fun & Games .... until?

Page Maps - June featuring Echo Park - This & That
Wow, I loved this collection from Echo Park - This & That.  I'm not one to usually fawn over Echo Park, but they have really come a long way in the last two years from their infancy stages, very impressed I was with this collection.  I loved the colour collection of the browns, yellows and teal green.  I loved the boy theme to it, and all the wood grain!

So, this is me at Casino Rama in Orillia Ontario - my friend got tickets to see Sheryl Crow and we decided to 'make a donation' at the casino afterwards - great times!  The arms raised in the air was from a commercial that Casino Rama was re-running over and over - I guess you had to see it to understand.

The theme to this month was sewing - I've employed 3 different types of stitching - I used my machine to stitch down the middle, I hand sewed in a blanket stitch  the pocket and I did some faux stitching on the arrow and again across the middle.  I layered some Prima flowers and coloured the naked chipboard arrow with the new Spring Distress ink in Peacock Feather - love that colour!!  I had alot of story to tell with this layout, so I decided to tuck a journaling card into the pocket.

Leave me a comment about your favorite time at a Casino - did you win big?  Or just leave $60 richer like I did?


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A craft room in progress ....

I am in the process of renovating my craft room.  Actually, let me rephrase this.  My *husband* is in the process of renovating my craft room.  My duties are to purchase the supplies and keep the kids out of the basement while Daddy works.  I think it is a great arrangement ... I'm so lucky to have a handy husband.

Step one was to move all my worldly belongings out of my craft room and into the guest room, then rip up the decades old carpet, paint, lay new flooring, assemble Ikea furniture, mount counter tops, hang shelves, assemble more Ikea furniture, installing a new fluorescent light.  Then and only after all the renovations were done was I allowed to PURGE - that is a very liberating feeling to be able to go through all of my years worth of collected "goodies" and assure myself that I don't need it, that I don't want it, and that it will be much happier living in someone else's collection.  I think the motivation came from the fact that I didn't want to have to bring it back into my highly organized and cleansed room.  Oh, and this renovation has nearly doubled my space, as I have taken over my husband's computer area (he has been relegated to the guest room)

I will share some photos of the finished room, filled with my 'stuff' again, but for now, here are the photos of the desk assembly, and the shelving etc.

If you are interested in any of my cast off craft supplies, there is a HUGE scrapbooking yard sale coming up on July 7th at Auntie Em's Scrapbooking in Cornwall.  I've warned Emma that I will need a table unto myself!  And I'll tell you, my stuff is going CHEAP - my goal is to not have to bring it home again, I don't want to have to find a hiding space for it! 

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