Tuesday, July 8, 2008

First, the Scrap Room!

As promised, here is my scrap room! I'm hoping that this detailed list will help me get situated in a new place once we move...whenever that may be! :D This room actually used to be Andrew's office but since he never used it, I appropriated it for my goodies!

This is the view from the door. My desk is a computer desk so it doesn't have any drawers, just a pull out for a keyboard. I've got my cutting mats stored there now. Hanging on the wall to the left of the shelves is a magazine rack with some of the books/magazines that get my mojo going!

I have my laptop set up on a wooden TV stand to the left of my desk. Not real classy, but it's functional!

On my desktop from left to right I've got my tool caddy from JetMax. I put floral foam in the bottom of the compartments so that my tools will stand upright. My most used writing utensils are in one drawer of it and replacement blades are in the other. My go-to tools are on the side of it stuck in the little elastic bands.

Next is a little plastic container I got at Target, it has my journaling tags/books and 6x6 and 8x8 paper packs. Then my little garbage can. Yes, it has a label on it and yes, I know that makes me a dork! Hee! Next is a little tin container I got at IKEA that has some bits and pieces and stuff I'd like to use next in it. And, finally my OTT lite.

To the right of my desk, I have four Jet-Max cubes. The ones facing out have adhesive, patterned paper scraps, cardstock scraps and paint in them. The open area has a large white box that I got from WalMart for $5.00 in it!! $5.00!!! You can bet I'll be getting more of those bad boys!!! Inside it is my Kodak 4x6" printer and all it's accessories. Sitting on top of that box is my trimmer and my wax paper. This kid just can't scrap without wax paper any more! :D One of the two cubes that face the door has cardmaking, shaped mini albums, mini albums that need pics and some mini album kits that need assembling. The bottom cube has storage stuff and 8 1/2"x 11" chipboard. On top of those cubes, I have two containers with my bulkier alphas in them. I also tend to put "stuff" there. Right now it's some photos and a cute note pad from Joscie!

This area is just to the right as you walk in. It's pretty tall but, so am I! The little brown cupboard has idea books/magazines and my camera stuff in it. The aqua containers on top are from Martha Stewart. One has photo enlargements in it and the other is currently awaiting an assignment. On top of my cubes I've got extra adhesives in the aqua container on the left. The two white boxes have stamping accessories (blocks/cleaners) and some misc. clear stamps and a few wooden ones. Above them is my SU ink pads and to the right my Quickutz Magpie storage. I have seriously used my dies a lot more since I got that! I can't recommend it enough!

OK, on to my cubes. The four on the right are all paper storage. The top one is cardstock, with a little spill over into the second one. The other three have all my patterned paper in vertical organizers, labeled and in alphabetical order by manufacturer. (Yes, I know this makes me a dork...again!)

The far left cubes are all three-drawer ones. They have buttons, brads/eyelets, metal embellies, misc embellies (x2), flowers/centers, flowers (x2), Heidi Swapp, Making Memories (x2) and Christmas.

The six square drawers have my ribbons in them. Felt in one and then the rest are sorted by color. Each ribbon is in a small plastic bag, labeled if I know who made it and each color is in it's own gallon sized bag. I have one drawer each for green and blue...huge suprise there! LOL! Pink and purple share a drawer as do red, yellow and orange. The last drawer has my neutrals: white, cream, black, brown and metallics. The other cubes have kits, layouts in progress, etc. Oh, and some 12x12 chipboard and felt.

These are the shelves above my desk. The top shelf has gingerbread jars from my wedding, three are filled with foam stamps the other has chipboard shapes.

The next shelf has my altered IKEA drawers (not quite finished) with all my pens in it. The little black container has all my scrapbook related CD's (fonts, digi, pics). The four clear shoeboxes have paper lace, embossing stuff, coloring stuff(sponges, etc) and the last is my miscellaneous box. Hmmm, only halfway through my room and I've already got three miscellaneous areas!

The bottom shelf has my most recent flower purchases, some buttons from a garage sale, wire, a few altered items and my bling in another gingerbread jar. We had a lot of those bad boys at our wedding!

Oh, and just under the shelves I have my doodling stencils hanging.

Last area, I promise! This is my new baby! The top two drawers are my Bind-it-All and coils. The next two house my Quickutz Squeeze and adhesive backed paper. The next two have Basic Grey/Scenic Route and 7 Gypsies/My Minds Eye. Then, two drawers of mini books, ones to make and ones to fill with pictures. The next two drawers have glitter/shimmer powder and a bunch of ribbon I just got from my mom. The final four drawers house my punches. Top left is shapes that I don't use that often, top right is shapes I use all the time. Bottom right is circles, bottom left is squares.

Under my new baby I have another Martha Stewart container that has stuff for a zoo mini book I want to make. Oh, and empty bags for ribbon and/or future garage sales.
This little top area has a completed mini book, some yummy fabric, another gingerbread jar with goodies for making mini books with my Bind-it-all and my binders of acrylic stamps. Two are naked and two are decorated but not labeled.
Whoops! I almost forgot about under my desk! It houses my Revolution, some 8 1/2 x 11 paper in a file box a container of stuff to be altered and a basket of larger mini albums.

Well, I hoped you enjoyed your tour of my scrap room and if you have any questions please let me know!


Marilyn said...

What a beautiful room! You did a wonderful job with it, now I am jealous! I love it so much!!

joscelyne cutchens said...

what a great space! LOVE it!

Jackie said...

I love it Erica - my room is still a disaster - one of these days I'm going to have you help me get it organized!! I love your garage sale find! :)

inara said...

looks like a wonderful space! what do you use wax paper for???

Erica Hettwer said...

What don't I use it for!! LOL! If I'm using stickers or Thickers for a title I'll lay them out on wax paper first. Then, I can move that piece over my layout to see exactly where I want it. I also use it as a work area for painting or applying adhesive to small things or for glittering things.

Midnite Scrapper said...

Ahh...I really like your space. I love the organization - all the shelves and drawers - absolutely perfect!