Sunday, June 21

Scrap Room TOUR

Welcome to the CRAFT ROOM TOUR!

TODAY IS THE DAY to see a wonderful array of crafters' CRAFT ROOMS!!! Here you will find many ways to organize, decorate and personalize your scrappy space!!

Click on the links below to see everyone's rooms!

OR if you are arriving to my blog from ROBIN's blog, please check out mine below and then continue to Jodi's when you are done snoopin' around!

Joni
Kelly
Angie
Nina
Martha
Jen
Ann
Sue
Stef
Crystal
Robin
Nicole
Jodi
Sheri

Let me know if you have any questions about my space or anything in it! And be sure to leave everyone some love about what you find so wonderful and smart about their spaces!!

FIRST: I have TWO sides to this room, but the bead side (TO THE VERY LEFT OF THE PIC) never got taken... maybe I will do that today. Anyhoo.... this is beginning in the middle of my room, where my two desks face each other....

Here's my fabulous cardstock, under the baskets at top are 12 x 12 bazzill and some SUP!, THEN on the second layer are paper-holders (cropper hopper brand available through me at SUP!) holding 12 x 12 DSP papers, like those by Stampin' UP, Basic Grey, BoBUNNY, etc. Under that, on top of the dresser, is my lovely collection of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock papers by SUP!
Here's the end where you walk into the room - see details of my stamp storage coverage/drapes below....
Detail shot of the cardstock and paper storage.... oh, and the jars of buttons. One has cool colors, one neutrals, and the other warm colors....
Here's the close up of my drapes that I made. It softens the mind a bit by not seeing the stamp storage chaos. I used fusible velcro, that is sticky on one side (SUPAH sticky, I might add). You just have to heat/iron the one side onto the fabric. NO SEWING INVOLVED! WOOHOO! I had originally bought this satin for using as display cloth for my fall shows, but then decided to do this. I LOVE IT!
I just fold the drapes back in little loops when I want to see all of my stamps at once! Otherwise, they remain closed so it looks nicer and less cluttered!!
I used these wonderful Southern Living at Home wire~baskets on my desks (BOTH) to store my everyday items. It is nice that they are see through so I can find what I need easily. I guess I should have taken a picture of my desk so you could see better my 150 COPICS (just visible at the top of the pic) and how I also have a DVD player on my desk for movie-watching while crafting!
Here's my fabulous ribbon storage. I think there were over 300 at last count... My loose ribbon is in drawers from ribbon swaps, and scrap ribbon is in a photo box by my desk for easy reaching.
Here's my everyday punches on the side of my desk. I used the cheapo Walmart towel bars from the hardware section (NOT the curtain/rug section) to hold these. I do have two other drawers of punches that I don't use a lot in the dresser under the paper storage area. My nesties are all in a photobox right next to my desk for easy accessibility!
Here's a pic of some of my photo file boxes that I got at BigLots for $3.00 each. There are a total of 25 or 26 including the beading side of my craft room and they are nicely labeled and separated for easy finding! It has been wonderful having these, I can not even begin to tell you!!
AND, last but not least.... enough to make you drool... MY PRIMAS! I know, I have a bit of an obsession with Prima and with Ribbon... It is embarrassing! BUT, they always say to surround yourself with things you love! HAHA! Just under these shelves, you can see my beading storage containers and one of the 8 or so photo file storage boxes from the opposite side of the room. This corner is what I see when I am sitting at my paper-side desk. It sucks that I have to get up and go across the room to get the primas, but it surely is fun to be able to see them all the time since I am facing them while crafting!

Well, that is it! I hope you enjoyed my Craft Room as much as I enjoy being in it!!!

Enjoy your day!

22 comments:

~*Joni said...

Oooh Nicole this is perfect!!! I am so excited to have you on the tour, your craft space is incredibly inspiring. I love all of your organization and jaw dropping collection of primas. LOVE it!! Your storage ideas are just wonderful, I too am addicted to photo boxes and grab them in the same pattern from Michaels whenever they go on sale. :D Oh! Btw, let me know if you'd like to post the tour on the 30th, I will be happy to send you the links of the other girls who have joined in. :D Thank you so much for posting this! I am Whimsie green with envy. ;)

Angie said...

WOW! This is quite the nice stamping room, and something I hope to have someday! I need to show this to my hubby, he thinks I have a lot of stuff! lol!

A Touch of SOL said...

WOW! I am MAD and JEALOUS...I was kicked out of my craft room because I gave it to my 8 month old son...IT was a GREAT reason to lose it.

It's Me, Nikki! (aka NCSUnikki) said...

Holy Primas, Batman! I love it!! Your space is so organized and inspiring :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh how I LOOOOOOVE your stampin' space! Thanks for giving us the tour. It's always fun to see where people create....and you've got the STUFF, girlie! Wowie!

Kelly said...

Nichole,
I think I am moving in. I love your space wanna share it? It is so much better than my 4 x 10 crawl space.

Susan Timmerman said...

WOW....you are one organized lady! I thought I was organized but you got me beat by a LONG shot! I am a sucker for ribbon too but, again, you got me beat by a long shot!!!!

Melyssa said...

OMG!! I'm SOOOOOO jealous!! Next time my hubby says anything about my ribbon addiction I'm sending him here! LOL.

KJ said...

I can't believe I didn't see your ribbon storage on your blog....but it's so much more awe inspiring IRL! LOL!!

Kelly Landers said...

Your space is great!! I love it! Somehow I knew it would be beautiful and well organized! I can't believe how many Primas you have!!

I think we are kindred spirits!!

Carolyn King said...

YOUR room is amazing....love the ribbon organization. Please come back to new braunfels---I need you to clean my stamp room! lol! Beautiful!

Jenna Cotton said...

What a wonderful space for you! and I am sooo Jealous....This room is awesome!! What kinda contraption is that holding all of that ribbon??

Becky said...

What a gorgeous space, love all that ribbon and flowers.

PaperCrafty said...

Wonderful room! I just love how you organized. My favorite is your puches right on the side of your desk for easy reach. TFS

Kelly Landers said...

I don't know what you are talking about! Your space is very decorated! I love your style and how you have it all aranged. The fabric touches are perfect!!

Ann said...

Cardstock and ribbon and Primas, oh my! I'm a serious ribbon addict, so that pic has me swooning! Gorgoeus space--TFS!

Martha said...

oh your space is amazing!
so organized

Pinkllilac said...

Wow fantastic room and so organized,thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Linda

Scrubbysue said...

Ooooooooooh...I LOVE IT!!! look at all the primas!!!! woo-hoo! LOL and I LOVE the baskets and the way it so clean and neat. The curtains add a nice touch as well! TFS!

Cindy said...

Oh wow! Love the small bottles where you store all your primas! Lovely room!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Nicole, we SO think alike!! I've been meaning to put drapes over my storage shelves because I don't like to see the clutter, either (although yours look wonderfully organized)! I also have my flowers and buttons on display in jars because I love to see all the colors! Thanks for a peek into your room -- it's wonderful!

Erin said...

I stopped over from Joni's blog. Love your space. I noticed you are from Jasper. I'm originally from Newburgh. Small world.

Howdy!