Friday, January 20, 2012

"Show Me Your Craft Room" Jan 20 -23


Jan 20th~23
Welcome Everyone, Thank you for stopping by to visit Lluvia's very
first blog hop! Yayyy very excited :) She has a group of very talented crafty people from all over the world who can't wait to share their awesome spaces with you.  We hope to inspire you with new ideas for your own craft room/space.

This is a no obligation hop, so if you would like to just browse through the space's, that is totally OK!  This hop will be open all weekend long!  So no rush!

However, for those of you who like freebies there will be "blog candy" if you follow and comment on each posting and leave a comment with "your best organizational tip" your name will entered in a random drawing to win a $25.00 gift card from Michael's!!! Winner will be announced on Tuesday 1/24/12
Ready, Set, Go!

I was all set to have a great 9 x 9 bedroom converted to my scrap room..Had visions of peg board along one wall so I could just look up and decide which embellishment or ribbon I wanted to use, a wall to wall counter/desk space to work on my projects and just get up, leave everything as is and close the door when I was done.  As all wonderful ideas and dreams tend to fade because a great need arises, so did this one! :)

I became legal guardian to a 45 year old woman with down's syndrome who needed a place to live and a bedroom to sleep in..ahhh, there went the scraproom..:)  My husband helped me with the area I now use..Can't leave stuff up or out but that is ok.  It helps to keep the area clean.  While I like it and it is not my dream, at least I have an area to work and not on my kitchen table or counter.  Thanks for looking!  I would love to read any feedback or ideas you might have to help me utilize it better..

This first picture is my computer station and then on to the other part of the corner.

DH built my shelves into the alcove and it has made a world of difference in my organization. There are still a couple of small areas that I need to perfect but for my needs this seems to be working. This is actually my bedroom.

I know to alot of you this does not seem like a lot of paper but it is for me. I get overwhelmed with quantity and it is hard for me to buy more paper until I use alot of what I have. Ironically the stack has grown since this picture was taken!!  lol

The jars with the blue lids holding my flowers are actually marshmallow creme jars. I make alot of peanut butter fudge! LOL! But they are perfect for my needs. The stacks behind the pumpkin frame are my acrylic stamps.

These drawer stacks cost me $3 each!! I got them at a garage sale and was so excited. I have a separate drawer for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and then a drawer for tags, frames, and etc.   I have so many embellishments that I will never be able to use them all. I need to hang my bulletin board and things should be about finished.  I wish I were more creative..

Please check out everyone's blogs and give them some encouragement and compliments and may we all learn something from each other's spaces.

Here is the line up~

1st stop
Angela- http://Prettifyyourlife.blogspot
Amy Jo-
 Jennifer -


Mindy Adams said...

Thanks for sharing your space.

The Determined Scrapper

Doris P. said...

creativity you still have!! love the paper holder!

Tanya said...

Great craft space. TFS :)

Imogene said...

It's still a great place to craft..maybe some day soon you can have your dream,,taking care of someone is a very nice thing you are doing!!!
am already a follower!!

Barbara B said...

Paper holder is a terrific idea. And your space is so cute! TFS
Barbara B

Ro Donner said...

Being a caregiver takes a lot of time and patience. It's great that you have a space to be creative! TFS!

pam said...

love the ideas
put away right away

The Crafty Dream said...

Thank you for sharing!!

I am your follower, please follow me

Gaby B

Chrys said...

Thank you for sharing your room. You gave up your scrap room for a very good reason. :)

MzLavr2 said...

Wonderful space! I wish I used more paper before buying!

JindraS said...

Vicki, I love your scrapping space! And, that you use your MMCream jars goes to show even more creativity. Everything looks so orderly and perfect. Does it ever look "scrappy"? lol I wish I could create without making a mess. Great share, my friend.

erinB said...

Love your clear jars for embellishments. You can see exactly what you have!!
New follower. My favorite tip? Put things away when you're done with them. No sense in needing to clean before you start the next time!

Lluvia Mata said...

Great space you have here and what a great hearted person you are, it doesnt matter how big or small your area is as long as you can cREaTe! Thank you for participating in my hop! :)

Linda Dale said...

You have a great space. I know if it not exactly what you want but is is still a great space. What you are doing to care for someone else is a wonderful thing to do. Blessing to you, Linda

Paper Memories4u said...

You have done a great job with the space you have. It's great being in this hop with you. Dana

ScrapMyWay said...

hey Vicki, First, thanks for helping me out last night with posting!! Your room IS organized and I know how you feel about paper but I can NEVER have's an addiction. The one tip/ idea that I used that you DO have room for is the rod over my desk..check the video. I find it has helped me tremendously to USE MY STUFF since I can now see it!

Thanks for sharing and inspiring, it's been great to have been able to share this hop with so many talented, organized crafters!
Now following,
Creative Wishes,

Pammejo said...

What a wonderful creative space, so many nooks and creative places and storage. Thanks for sharing.

A Creative Journey said...

LOVE your crafty space! My tip is to label label label. It makes it easier to find what you are looking for and QUICK! TFS I am a follower and would be honored if you checked out my blog and do the same if you haven't already at ACreativeJourneywithMelissa dog

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Great use of space and love the idea of using marshmellow jars to hold embellies! :) TFS

marg0006 said...

I think it is great. I feel the same way. I get overwhelmed with to much stuff too. My area would look alot like yours.
Loving Scrapper 101

Letillia said...

I love how you use what have and make the best of it! TFS I am your newest follower I hope you will stop by my blog when you get a chance!


Rose said...

First of all bless you for taking on such a big responsiblity. People like you deserve so much!
Secondly love your setup, I love using my computer while scrapping and love the L shaped arrangement.
The only thing I'll say is get rid of that yellow/incandescent light, it looks like your other one is white. I work in an office and those yellow lights while you're working on the computer are evil. Save your eyes and get a white light for that side too! TFS

Sam Pirkle said...

I don't see anything wrong with your space. Your organized and you must create well in the little spot of heaven. Stick in there you might have that huge room one day. Thanks for sharing and keep using those jars,,,, I do and they work really well.

kim.scrapper said...

Sometimes we have to work with the space we have and yours looks great, well organized. Someday, you will get your dream craft room, tfs...Kim (

Rhonda Emery said...

this is great tfs

callyannc said...

Great and fun space! TFS CallyAnn

xxsquigglesxx said...

Looks like you did a great job with the area you have! Thanks for sharing!

Caprice said...

Great job with your space, you have organized so well. TFS!

Karen Bahit said...

I just say... Thank you for all that you do and your room is quite workable for you... It is GREAT!!!

Thank you for sharing your creative room...


Tambo said...

Vicki, I love your space and your plastic drawers with all of your embellishments. I will never be able to use all of mine either, that's why i now have my friends over and we share them. I am a paper hog, just can't seem to leave pretty paper at the store. LOL I have a whole cabinet full of it. tfs Tami

Tambos Creations!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Nice place...I love that you are well organized in your bedroom gives me the inspiration to continue my organization in the dining area.. I have a small nook area.
Creative Mine by Maria

V said...

First, God bless you for your enormous heart. I know from having been through the home nurse/hospice with my grandparents and having an uncle with disabilities that your time is precious and a blessing to others. I'm sure when you get to create it is a great break. I loved the way you have your stuff organized and how resourceful to use the marshmallow jars ...I could use some of that fudge if you need a few more jars lol I actually use a clear candy dish to hold some of my inks and some of my loose bling embellies. Thank you for being a blessing on this blog hop and truly for being an angel to those you serve. God bless ..
Cheers ~ Scrappy Val

Michele from MS said...

So glad you told me about the marshmallow jars! I love the way they display your items clearly!

Kimberly Clarke said...

Tha you for sharing! I love the warm feel from the colors! I wish I didn't buy so much paper and applause you for having control lol My best tip is using photo boxes to sort various items.
Chris.kim33 at yahoo dot com

Haidee said...

TFS your FANTASTIC SPACE!! I like how neat it looks. looks like you can everything easy!! like i like it. Great being in the HOP with you!!!

Scrappin' Sista said...

What a fun creative space. Great job! Thank you so much for allowing us to invade your space. Be blessed.


Auntie Em said...

Your space looks so well organized and tidy. I don't know if I could have my craft space in our bedroom. I would be hopping out of bed in the middle of the night to try out some idea that popped into my dreams! :D
Thanks for sharing! :)