Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Scrap Room Tour Blog Hop

Hello! I was tagged by my fellow Imaginisce design team member, Marcia Dehn-Nix to share my creative space and process.  I'm not gonna lie...I totally cheated, and used the photos from my scrap space tour that I shared with Bella Blvd last March :) But, I assure looks pretty much the same, just a bit dustier!
So, after the tour...I will do a little Q&A, and then tag someone else to do the same.

My scrap space is actually an old computer cabinet that use to belong to my parents. They were looking to get rid of it...and I had the perfect purpose for  it ;)  This is what it looks like all closed up. It's a good thing I have a photo of it, so that I know what it looks like.....because I never close it up.

Ah, that's more like it...although, again....never this clean! It's always cluttered up with some project that I'm working on.

I try to be organized, but with limited space it is difficult. Those black baskets from left to right/top to bottom hold: Adhesives, ribbon/fibers, misc. small embellishments, punches, more punches, and that last one holds things like bottled inks, paints and glitter. The big bottom section holds all of my wooden stamp sets.

That top shelf is actually a pull out tray for a keyboard, but I used it for my paper trimmers. Those big black baskets hold: ink pads, misc chipboard and flowers/bigger embellishments, embossing folders and dies, and the last one holds misc. large tools, like a Crop-a-dile, stamp scrubber, paint tray, etc.

On the top shelf: a basket of stamps that need to be cleaned, recent photos that I've had printed, and embroidery floss containers that hold buttons, brads, and ribbon remnants sorted by color.
2nd shelf: a border punch system, and a box of baker's twine
3rd shelf: All of my flat tools, like stencils, circle cutter, craft mats, etc.
4th shelf: The black basket in the back holds clear/cling stamps, the little box in front of that holds misc design team tools, and the little drawers on the right holds pens/markers, and misc. small tools like scissors, paper piercer, etc.
The mail cubbies on the bottom from left to right hold: misc. long tools, like rulers, and a hammer, rub-ons, letter stickers, and the last one holds envelopes.

Underneath the table, I have a shelf with a stack of magazines, and a basket of finished cards. 

I use the big drawer to keep all of my colored 8.5x11 cardstock organized.

My husband's best friend made this cabinet for a wedding gift. I've used it for many things, but recently I've cleaned it out to use for all of my patterned paper sets.

It's only paper that I've bought/received in the last few years, because I don't have room to hoard. I also try to keep design team stuff separate. 

Last of all, I have this shelf for all of my albums. I try to do an album a year for each of the kids...but don't be fooled, only half of all of these are actually complete :) Since that's an awful lot of albums, I actually use 2.5 inch binders. They are cheaper, and I can decorate the outside myself.

1. What am I working on right now? 
Currently, I am trying to get some layouts done to go along with some give-away posts. My patterned paper cabinet is getting a little crowded :)

2. How long does it take me to create a project?
Usually, I can get a layout done in under an hour. I like quick/simple I don't have tons of spare time!

3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment? 
Lately, I'm really into using my sewing machine, bright papers...and white cardstock.

4. How does my writing/creating process work? 

I usually start with a photo...and then pick a theme or color combo to match it. Unless it's an assignment or a challenge...than I pick my products and photos based on whatever the prompt is.

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired? 

Pinterest, mainly....looking at layouts that inspire me to use a technique, or a sketch, or maybe a color combo.  Sometimes just a really pretty photograph can give me an idea.

6. What is my signature style?
I don't know...I go through phases, I guess. Mainly clean and simple. I go back and forth between creating layouts that have subtle backgrounds with lots of layers....and white backgrounds with lots of little details.  Here are a couple of my recent favorites:

I'm tagging fellow Imaginisce design team member, Christine Meyer to share her creative space and process. I've been on a couple of teams with Christine, and I love her clean and fun style. Please check out her blog, and tell her that I sent you!

Thanks for stopping by!

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