Wednesday, 23 June 2010

My Scrap Room!

I haven't blogged my scraproom yet and as I have not had much time to scrapbook over the last couple of days I figured I would share that instead!  This is pretty picture heavy!

I am lucky enough to have a separate dining room that we don't use all that often (to eat anyway!) so I have been able to mostly take it over for scrapbooking!

Up until recently I used to scrapbook on the table but as the kids got a games table for Christmas and as we didn't really have anywhere else sensible to put it my husband took the top off our dinning room table and used the games table as a base so they can just take the top off and play.  So anyway I am a very messy scrapbooker so with me using it the table was permanently covered and the kids never got to use their games table so I moved to the desk and I am actually finding that I like it better there!  Everything is in easy reach so I don't have to get up as often and I keep everything neater because the space isn't there to spread out onto!

Two of these drawers are filled with the kids craft things and one holds my cuttlebug dies and the couple of punches I own and the other has all my Bind-it-all stuff in.  The basket on top that I just love holds my mini albums.

This is my little CD player to pay the obligatory music, the rest of my favourite Cd's are up on the shelf and of course my New Moon calendar! :)

This fab paper storage was made for me by one of my friends husbands for my birthday a few years ago and I just love it, one of the nicest presents I have ever received! :)  Most of the pizza boxes are empty or have projects in progress in so they are handy to keep!

One of my wonderful Expidit units that I got last year, I wanted these for so long and was so thrilled when they had them half price last year and I could get them!  Those black boxes on top are wonderful things, I keep my photos to be scrapped in there, they pull out like books and you are supposed to store DVDs in them.

I just love these green boxes from Ikea ( I am just loving all things green recently!)  I keep my paints in one and my embossing powders and heat gun in the other.  One of the little accordion folders holds my clear stamps and the other has made and bought cards in to be used over the year.  The clear box in the top left hand corner is where I store my ribbons at the moment wound around thread cards but I want to change that when I get time!

These are some plain white magazine boxes also from Ikea that I have covered in some Chatterbox papers to hold my.......... magazines!

This is my desk where I work, my wonderful hubby bought me the TV and DVD player and speaker system so I could watch TV while I scrapped, isn't he just the sweetest!   I must admit I can see the small TV much better now that I scrap at the desk lol!  It is actually really handy having all those little cubby holes around and I usually have whatever my last layout was on top of the desk on a little easel so I can see it for a while before it goes into an album.

The drawers have stamps and foam sheets in and one for my patterned paper scraps and one for my cardstock scraps.  I just love those little pink drawers and store my buttons by colours in them.  The jars and little pots in the back hold my blossoms and brads/eyelets.  The small drawers hold my ink pads, tags and journaling spots.

I just totally adore that green plant pot holder!  I use it to keep all of my everyday small tools.  I actually bought 3 of them on a sale for about £1.50 each and gave one to my mom and have another waiting for me to find a use for it.

Oh yes, the top of my drawers is used to keep all the little things that I love that have been given to me or have special meaning so I can see them on a regular basis and they can make me smile!

I used an old pizza box covered in wall paper to make storage for my cardstock and yes that is all of my cardstock!   The basket holds all of my stickers, chipboard sheets, alphabets and thickers (I know I really need some more thickers!). Oh yes those are some frames I just bought to alter,  can't wait to get stuck into those!

My other Expidit unit which holds various things from chipboard in the little cases and all my foam alphabets to all my albums and some of my other craft things.  I love the material drawer at the end (also from Ikea), it holds all the stuff you just don't know what to do with and makes it look neat! ;)

Of course this is just one of my most favourite places (another drawer from Ikea!) as it holds all of my yummy kits from when I was getting them from The Scraproom.  Just look at all of that yummy papery goodness!

So that is my scraproom as it stands at the moment, I have all sorts I want to do in there as I do like to be organised and things to look pretty but every time I go in there to do it I get sidetracked by scrapping! :)

Anyway I am busy working on a mini album and a house project both of which I hope to finish today, time allowing so I will blog those tomorrow and I will leave you with another food photo as I am still baking all sorts of things!  These are banana muffins (although I add apple too!)  I make these quite often as the kids are always requesting them, they are really yummy and moist and even work well with wheat free flour which I have tried before as all the fruit keeps them moist!  I had one of those, a bowl of yoghurt and some fresh pineapple for breakfast this morning, yummy!


Samantha said...

Oh wow! Your scrap room is so nice and organised. Looks like heaven to me!!!!

Crystal said...

WOW What a FANTASTIC Space....Everything is soooo organized and looks fabulous...look at those goodies girl..I LOVE your paper rack!!!! BTW I am hungry and those muffins look YUMMMMM!!! Have a great day!!!

My simple life said...

LOVE your scraproom!!! you're so lucky!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your space!! I have the white expedit!! and and and and OMYGOSH!! I have the SAME calendar at WORK! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lisa aka 3peaches said...

Well that is just lovely and light and airy too:-D and I got my expedits at the same time last year too!! (but I got an 8 and 2 4s) love all the little nick-nacks you have too and also the calendar...hmmm very nice.. love the little easel too, have looked for one for ages around here for the same purpose! Carin, you have such a lovely room and lots of lovely things in it too, I wish I could scrap like you too xxx

Jess Grey said...

I am ssooooo jealous its so neat and tidy I want it! Where did you get the little easel from? I've been after one for taking photos of Lo's. I have the same calendar too!!

Scrappin' Sam said...

Lovin your scraproom, also all the Twilight stuff. Love those books x

KraftyKaren said...

I'm not green, I'm not green - well ok maybe a little bit - what a fab room!!!! I really must look at how I store my stuff up in our boxroom and see if I can make it more organised. I must investigate these IKEA units that everyone raves about.

Alison said...

How brilliant, Carin! Loads of storage and what a fab room. :)

amanda mary said...

Not sure why my earlier comment didnt work.. but your room is fabby.. you are so lucky Carin..
PS.. can I come round for tea? LOL..

amanda mary said...

Ps.. any chance of a recipe for your muffins please?

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