Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Scrap Space


So this is really not much to look at, but after several requests, I am delivering photos of my scrap space. This is our third bedroom, formerly a guest bedroom, formerly referred to as the "tool shed.' The bed and tools have been displaced, so it is now a dedicated scrap space. Like I said, it's not much to look at, but it's my first dedicated space, so it is what it is. It is also the only room where I let Timm display his projects and chachkes. (sp?)I have my dream scrap room all planned out with magazine clippings and drawings, but that is a dream that never be realized. For now I have a drafting table which offers ample work space, and various plastic organizers. It works. Now all I need is a tv in there. I'm hoping to get a bigger tv for our living room for my birthday, and then I can put our existing one up there. For now it's still too tempting to work on my coffee table in the living room because of the tv. Here's the details:

This is a close-up of the plastic hardware units I got from Target. Loving these! One is almost all full of various tags. The other I have lots of chipboard and other small items in.
I recently transferred all my ribbon to store them on these floss cards and I'm loving it. It's portable, I can add or subtract from it. I keep extra in a box to refill it as necessary.
Michelle and I swap some Prima flowers out to eachother when either of us buys bottle. It's wonderful reciprocity since there are so many flowers in each bottle! I put them in baby food jars.

I have many a button that I put in these jars Timm gets for me at the Physics department. I love the look of them,a nd have about 2 dozen jars worth. You can never have too many buttons!

I keep my rubons and letter stickers sorted and organized in sheet protectors in 3-Ring binders. I sort them by manufacturer, and it is very handy!

And finally, here is a small sampling of the composition books I made for my mom. I didn't show them as well as I could- I did half where I made the ribbon a closure for the book. You can kind of see it on the bottom right-hand book. What a great way to make a few bucks!
So now you have seen my humble scrap abode.

12 comments:

Jill said...

What a pleasing post, thanks for honoring my many requests to see your scrap space and stuff. I think it's a great space. (My first space was a narrow closet at my mom's house!) I love seeing all your stuff. I think you should take advantage of the Orem Library's huge selection of books on tape and cd to keep you company in there. I promise you'll love it and will end up getting tons done.

The composition books look amazing. You're a creating machine.

Jill said...

P.S. I love, love, love those tiny jars from the lab. Michelle gave me 4 of them with flowers in them and they are a joyous sight.

Amie said...

Very cool Jessie. I am glad you showed us all. I love the idea of ribbon on the floss cards. Can you just buy the floss cards or did you collect them all. I like the one ribbon per card thing. You have tons of good ideas. My space is basically the same thing but I have not displaced the bed yet....

michelle said...

What a pleasing array of photos. I like your scrap space a lot better than mine right now! (maybe if I could walk in mine or find my desk it would be a different story...) You are an organizing whiz. Wish I could hire you to help me out! Your comp books look awesome.

Beatrix Kiddo said...

Do you want my buttons? I've kept a box of buttons since I can remember just in case I need to sew on a button, but I'll never use them.

Hannah said...

I love all the pictures you have posted. Your scrap space looks bigger in these pictures for some reason, very awesome. And those comp books are so pleasing. You are indeed a creative genius.

dpw said...

Wow! "Humble?" I've been working on mine, but it's nothing like yours. Looks like fun!

Jill said...

I was just telling Michelle that your room looks great, and that I don't understand why you're describing it as humble or making it sound like you don't have a lot of stuff. It looks like a good mix of stuff and excellent use of space. Having 2 surfaces to work on is enviable. I'm usually trying to squeeze some room out of my table top and can never spread out.

michelle said...

I forgot to mention how nice it is that you have that big window with all that natural light! I'm constantly struggling with less-than-ideal lighting conditions in my scrap room.

rmt said...

Awesome scrap space! Isn't it wonderful to have a dedicated spot for scrapbooking? Beautiful comp books as well.

Bridgitta said...

I love the room. You are an insperation to me. I hve a spare room that I want to devote to scrapping but it hasn't happened yet. One day....

The books are great. Do the letters stnd for something or are they random?

pam said...

I love your scrap room! And the ribbon....I love all the various colors and patterns. Where do you find them all? Your room is not humble is great. Humble is sitting on your couch trying do make cards, wondering where your scissors went to, can't find the top to the ink pad, where did the stamp that I just had go to, I can't find my tool, oh I found it I'm sitting on it. Oh bother.

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