Friday, July 12, 2013

Glue Meets Paper Headquarters

haha well that might be overstating things just a tad :P  It's not a 'headquarters' so much as it's my little scrapbooking room.  It's nothing super fancy...quite a lot of tupperware as a matter of fact, but our assignment at Noel Mignon this week was to share our scrappy spaces so I thought I should share here as well.  It's pretty basic but it works for me and it's been cheap to set up :)  Here goes!

I always put my blog header for that year on the front of the door leading up to my room. Coz I'm legit, you see...

Here's a view with the door open.  Just basic mis-matchy furniture.  The room is a remnant of the teenage girl that lived there before I moved into the house, so it's yellow/green/and blue.  My favorite?  Nope!  But it's fine for now.  One of these days I'll update it, maybe :)

Here's the view to the left of the desk
 Once a wreath has worn out it's welcome in my kitchen for the season I tend to retire it to this wall 

 I keep all my small scraps in these tupperware drawers, labeled with color blocks.  I also store kits in some of those drawers as well.  Lastly, I have all of my full size sheets of paper organized by color, too.

 These floating shelves are the perfect display for mini albums! I need so many more of these!

I also have some banners I created up on display on the wall.  Come to think of it, I should really bring that 'beach' banner downstairs and put it up somewhere, seeing as it's summer and all!
I love the idea of using a towel rack to store punches!  It's so convenient, out of the way, and looks awesome.  I bought 3, but my husband only put up one of them 6 months ago.  I keep asking for him to put up the other 2 but it hasn't happened (waaaaaah) and I can't do stuff like that.  Scientist, not carpenter.

 Here's the view behind the entrance door, where I snuck in some shelves for storage.  Don't ask me what I'm gonna do with my next scrapbooking album because obviously I have so space to store it!  eek!

These little 'suitcases' hold small kits or collections that I want to keep together (my big Noel Mignon kits get their own storage that's bigger).  However, I've found that when I'm 80-90% done with a NM kit I like to have places to store the leftovers.  That is what those little bins are for!  There are designated for the following: 3D stickers/Chipboard, Ribbon/Twine, Kit Leftovers, Brads/Buttons, Spray Mists, Adhesive, Journaling Cards, Inks/Sponges, and my Instax/Film.  When I'm breaking down a kit pretty much everything falls into one of those categories.  I also have separate storage bins for acrylic stamps, rubber stamps, and thickers tucked away in my closet.
My washi is stored in a mason jar (up until today when I grabbed a second one from the kitchen when I saw the overflow lol).  I keep my stick pins in a cute pin cushion I got from Michaels for easy access.
I also keep some photo's and current magazine issues on the bottom shelf as well as storage boxes.

Next up is storage in or around my desk:

 This organizer is from WalMart and it's where I store the bulk of my Noel Mignon kits.  Each one can easily be labeled with a Sharpie, and can be erased using stamp cleaner once you've cleared out that kit.

 As you can see, each drawer is the PERFECT size for a Noel kit!

 I also keep cardstock and Freezer Meal labels handy right next to my desk so I'm not constantly getting up to find it

My thread is kept in this cute little Ziploc Bag bowl I got from my hubby last Christmas

Last up is Charlie's "area", which he regularly trashes and knocks over after drawing for 30 seconds haha.  It's a nice idea though right?  I have to be really careful when I'm in here with him because if I zone out scrapbooking for more than 30 seconds he's been known to draw race tracks on the carpet with Sharpie and tear apart whatever I'm working on (SN: the sharpie incident happened with both myself and my husband in this tiny room! how neither of use noticed before there were multiple 3 foot long stripes on the carpet is beyond me).  Needless to say, our visits in here are about 10 minutes max, and I'm almost always sitting on the carpet drawing with him, terrified to turn my back haha.  Oh I am so jealous of those mommies with calm little girls that will just play at their feet while they can scrapbook!  not fair lol!

Okay guys, that's the big tour- not super exciting but I think there's a few helpful organization tips you'll enjoy!  Be back soon with some cute baby shower cards ;)

1 comment:

  1. Calm little girls DO NOT sit at their mummies feet while they scrapbook (haha!) - they want to "help" or "do a page" (using only your most expensive stash of course!) LOVE your space - so jealous you have a room. I've taken over the dining table leaving no room for everyone to sit and eat together. One day .....SIGH!


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