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Studio Tour: Featuring Tina Albertson

Did you know we have a design team coordinator who works behind the scenes to schedule our design team member activities and keep us all on task?  Yep! Her name is Tina Albertson and today we are going to take a peek into her creative space.  Tina doesn’t get the chance to post many projects here on our blog but we do get the opportunity to show off her designs at trade shows and events and we love having her as a part of our creative team!

About Tina’s Space:

When I first started scrap booking my work space consisted of my dining room table and a book case.   It wasn’t exactly the most ideal place to be creative.  But sometimes you have to work with what you’ve got. Now that my kids are older, I was able to take over their little “playroom” off of our family room.  It isn’t anything grand, maybe the size of a walk in closet but it’s mine!  I managed to fit a lot into my tiny little space.

I have a white craft table where I do most of my work.  My white cabinet has been a lifesaver.  Not only does it hold a TON of supplies, but it also hides all my stuff as well.  Instead of the open book case I once used, I opted for this.  Too bad I didn’t have it when my youngest was crawling.  Then maybe I wouldn’t have glitter paint all over my craft room floor!

On top of my cabinet I keep an old fashioned candy jar to hold all of my ribbon.  I also like to display my mini albums along with some favorite family photos.

The top half of the cabinet holds my mists, stamps, inks, paints, brushes, adhesive, along with some miscellaneous supplies.

The bottom half holds my chipboard, buttons, packaged ribbon, and lots of drawers to hold supplies.

I recently added these shelves, as it was the only space left to utilize!  I like to keep my favorite supplies here, always in sight.  I have a basket with all my punches right above me because I use them on EVERY layout.  Love punches!  I also keep little tin containers to hold favorite embellishments and my pixie sticks.  The other basket holds the latest Pink Paislee releases and some of my other favorite collections (I need a MUCH bigger basket for this!}

I love this art I found on Etsy.  The colors are so vivid and add tons of color to my space without having to paint the walls.  I also keep a Blythe doll from my mom on the shelf.  I can’t believe how popular these have become.  Isn’t she sweet?

The closet that is in my room holds my paper, cardstock, magazines, kits, and totes.  I actually took the door off it’s hinges for easy access.

Right next to my work table is a huge clear rolling cart.  It holds all my Pink Paislee product, rub-ons, letter stickers, paper scraps, and stickers.

I hope my little scrappy space has been an inspiration to those of you who don’t have a lot of room to work with.  It does get quite cramped when I’m working on projects but I make do.  Having a small space also forces you to not over do it when it comes to shopping.  I think that’s the part my husband loves the best.

More About Tina:

Scrapbook Style – I like clean lines with a little bit of messiness.  Is that a style??!

Inspiration – I love looking at on-line galleries.  There is so much inspiration there.  Also when I receive new product I am instantly inspired!

Favorite Product – I would have to say my punches.  They can be used in so many different ways and can add so much to a layout.

One Wish– That my children will always remain safe and healthy.  As some of the girls have said before, my girls are my everything!

Favorite Movie – Breakfast Club

Guilty Pleasure – Starbucks

Favorite Memory – Becoming a mom for the first time.

One Fear – I know this isn’t original but I have a HUGE fear of spiders.  Not little ones but the big ones that make your arm hairs stand straight!

First Job – I used to detassle corn in the summers when I turned 13.  It was hot, itchy, and I was extremely underpaid.  Not to mention tons of spiders!  Perhaps that was when my spider fear began?

Music – I love so many genres of music.  I listen to basically everything but country.  Some of my favorite bands are Black Eyed Peas, Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt, Lady GaGa, and Rihanna.

Typical Day –Wake up at 6:00 AM.  Head straight for the coffee maker.  (I can’t function without it!)  Get the kids up, feed them breakfast and make sure they have everything ready for the school day.  This is the first year I’ve had all 3 kids in school all day.  So I’m not sure what my typical day is yet.  I will add that I love to go to Target but not the grocery store.  Once the kids get off the bus we have a snack, do homework, then get ready for soccer.  Lastly is supper, baths, and bedtime stories.

Signature Piece of Clothing – My silver hoops and American Eagle Artist jeans.

To learn more about Tina be sure to visit her BLOG HERE. Thanks Tina for showing us your creative closet 😉  We love it!

5 Responses to "Studio Tour: Featuring Tina Albertson"

  • Danielle
    October 24, 2010 - 4:25 pm

    You look very organized, Tina! I think you and I are very much alike, I bet if we lived closer, we’d be great friends! :)

  • Lynda P
    October 24, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    i love those three frame pics….love Breakfast Club too! love your organization. thnx for sharing all.

  • Suzanne
    October 26, 2010 - 10:07 am

    You have a lovely space! Thanks for sharing. (I, too have not figured out my typical day!) lol

  • Ania
    October 27, 2010 - 10:25 am

    I love the doll and art in your room! 😀 PM me the artist please, love to check him/her out :) Ps. well, Im afraid of both big and small spiders1

  • Carole Janson
    November 15, 2010 - 3:33 am

    Such a organised and well laid out scraproom love it !!