Today I’d like to give you a glimpse into my craft room – aka my happy scrappy place! And it’s not so much a “room” as it is basically “the entire house” 😉
Almost everything I use to craft is stored in a white IKEA Kallax unit in colorful IKEA boxes, bins, baskets, and drawers. These shelves below are also from IKEA.
Not only is my scrap stuff taking over the first floor, in the basement I also have all of my cardstock in 6 big wire shelves.
Also in the basement is where I keep surplus scrapbooking supplies, kits and product for upcoming classes, bookbinding things, photography props, “flea market” items, and more, all in big plastic bins.
This mint IKEA Fabrikor cabinet filled with scrapbooks used to be a prominent feature at the base of the stairs, but then I needed to get another one because I filled this one up. They don’t make the mint anymore so I got a cream one – I hope to paint it pink some day!
My scrapbooks now frame the TV stand and a floral painted German cabinet took the original spot. Above the TV is a garland I made for a class I taught at Studio Calico a few years ago. Say hello to Rachel the cat!
When I create pages I bring what I need to the kitchen table and make a ginormous mess. I usually scrap with one collection or kit at a time. Since I’m currently mostly using my Oh My Heart collection I have it stored in an acrylic organizer that stays permanently at the end of the table (see below) so I can easily access it and don’t have to clean up after myself too much.
I tape all of my layouts up on the wall above my computer so I can admire them for a few weeks before they go onto a shelf waiting for about a year before I carve out the time to file them away chronologically in their right scrapbooks. There are 35 layouts taped up at a time and once it’s filled I take them all down and start fresh!
On top of the closet on the main floor I keep 1 of every single thing from each of my scrapbooking collections with Pink Paislee in its own basket or box or organizer. No touchy!!
When I need to film something I bring out my Cowboy Studio lights and tripod and set up shop on the kitchen table. There are quite a few windows on the main floor that let in a lot of natural light and is great for photographing layouts. But when the days are short and dark during the winter I need the help of studio lights.
Now let’s take a virtual tour through all of this fun stuff!
I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a peek into my craft space! I’d love to see yours too!