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Studio Tour Featuring: Rebecca Cross

Hello Everyone!

After months of showing off the craft studio spaces for our creative team members here at Pink Paislee I thought it might be a good time to show off my own studio space. Originally my space was going to be my office and my scrap studio but as it turns out I ended up moving my office closer to another one of my employees since she and I were always looking over each other’s shoulders anyhow.

So..this room is completely dedicated to paper crafting, making samples, mocking up products when needed, and cutting and prepping papers and kits for events.  It is never as clean as it looks in these photos!  The photos are not the greatest so forgive me…

When you enter the room this is what you see.  There isn’t actually a door into this room because we built it off of the main room in our basement / office area.  The walls are a soft antique / vintage pink of course.

This is an old wooden Flat File that I recently purchased on CraigsList and sanded and repainted.  It has 48″ wide drawers on the bottom that I can load up with pre-production samples, press sheets, other product proofs, and even craft projects in the works.

The really great thing about this piece is that my printer trays fit in here perfectly.  I didn’t even plan it; I mean seriously I got lucky on this one.  So of course I filled it with all of my little pieces of bits and baubles (the ones that are open and out of their packs that is…) because of course there is more.

These 6 top drawers are about 1″ in height so they work great for ink pads too!  If you are interested in seeing the before pictures of this wooden flat file cabinet feel free to CLICK HERE to visit my original blog post.

This mirror hangs above a desktop that is built into the alcove; for some reason I just love the shape and finish on the frame.

This tall “hutch” cabinet which was probably built to be placed in a kitchen is what I use to hold my baskets of “stuff.”  I also store my misting sprays, paints, brushes, papers and small jars here.  The doors underneath open to shelves where I keep my albums.  The drawers in the center hold adhesive, ribbon, tools, and other odds and ends.

Just some of my papers!

This large frame with chicken wire is on the wall opposite my mirror.  When you walk into the room it is on your right.  I use it to show off recent layouts.  The file folder racks beside the frame hold recent magazines for inspiration and ideas.

More About Rebecca

What is the one word that describes your scrapbook style and why? I would say my style is layered.  I very rarely have white space and I like to add a lot of alphabets for titles and journal strips to tell the story since I don’t do a lot of handwriting.

What inspires you to get creative? Believe it or not I am usually inspired by products which is why I decided to launch a manufacturing company in the first place. I get excited about all the pretty products and patterns and I love adding those items to my scrapbook layouts.

What is your favorite Pink Paislee product right now? Right now it is the Mistables paper because I can make it my own and get a little artsy with blending colors.  It is so easy to use and honestly when I hear people say they don’t like to mist on their pages I know it is because they have yet to use our Mistables papers.

What is something you consider a guilty pleasure? Mr.Pibb.  I am addicted and really should remove this sugar filled can of goodness from my daily routine before it kills me 😉

What is playing on your ipod? Everything from Eminem to Coldplay but lately I have been replaying J Lo’s “On The Floor” over and over again.

What is the one thing no one would know about you? I don’t like seafood.  Never touch it; and it could have something to do with the fact that I am afraid of the open ocean and shark attacks.

Name one thing that is on your bucket list? A Hawaiian Vacation so I can see the spot where my grandmother’s ashes were released by my grandfather.

That wraps it up!  I hope you enjoyed my space!
Rebecca

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13 Responses to "Studio Tour Featuring: Rebecca Cross"

  • Christina
    September 11, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    Awesome studio! Thanks for the peek into your creative space and a glimpse of who you are. PS: Hawaii is a MUST! I loved living there years ago. 😉

  • Martha Richardson
    September 11, 2011 - 2:46 pm

    This is a beautiful room…calm & relaxing, perfect for creating!

  • Krystal
    September 11, 2011 - 3:15 pm

    I love the room, and the island. Great space!

  • Mona Pendleton
    September 11, 2011 - 4:26 pm

    WOW Rebecca! Looks like a fun and beautiful place to create! Can I come and play? :)

  • Cyndi Duncan
    September 11, 2011 - 5:17 pm

    I’m thoroughly jealous of this space. :-) It’s lovely.

  • Cari Cruse
    September 11, 2011 - 5:39 pm

    Such a beautiful studio! I love both the hutch and the flat file desk – wow!! 😀

  • Ally White
    September 12, 2011 - 8:30 am

    What an amazing scrap room!! The wood flat file is awesome….i’m so jealous!! When can i move in? lol!!

  • Danielle
    September 12, 2011 - 10:28 am

    Amazing space – love that desk!!!

  • Suzanne Sergi
    September 12, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    You have such a gorgeous space! I am also loving that file cabinet!

  • Jan Garber
    September 13, 2011 - 10:06 am

    Your room is wonderful and very inspiring! I am off to finish a small cabinet I have been meaning to sand and paint for my acrylic stamp sets I may actually get that done this week now!

  • Susan Hester
    September 16, 2011 - 10:13 pm

    Absolutely incredible studio!!! Love that draftman’s table! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!!

  • Cindy Fahrbach
    September 19, 2011 - 10:21 pm

    Thanks for giving us a peek into your scrumptious space. I love it!

  • Wendy Hammer (Reed)
    December 26, 2011 - 7:30 pm

    Ohhh, I love that huge hutch cabinet! So pretty in your room. LOVE seeing where everyone creates!