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Friday, January 20, 2012


Jan 20th~23
Welcome Everyone, Thank you for stopping by to participate in Lluvia's very
first blog hop!  We have 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 craftroom/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 Lluvia has  "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 Michaels!!! Winner will be announced on Tuesday 1/24/12
Ready, Set, Go!

My room is a little rustic.  Some day I hope to redo the walls, ceiling and the floor, but for now, I have the spare room in our home as  my craft room.  Again, as I said, it is a little rustic and I do have to share it with the family(meaning they store their extra stuff in there -like dd's barbie collection or dh's extensive collection of books and remnants from ds with his glow in the dark stars).  My room is definitely not one you would see in a magazine.   But it is my own little space.  So let's head on into my room

And here to greet us on our tour is one of my furbabies and trusty assistant, Kit Kat.  She also likes to call this room HERS.  She sits on the Dale Jr. seat cushion on the shelves in front of the window and guards the house.  At least that is the story she gives us,  really she is just soaking up sun and getting into mischief.  The other furbaby Cuddles use to hang out in here and catch the rays, but since she is 18 it is hard for her to jump up high so she usually just comes into say hi and remind me to come sit with her.  
My desk was made by husband, and I love it.  And caught in the act of knocking a loose flower off my desk and onto the flower is Kit Kat.   It is not uncommon for her to do that or to pick up one of the flowers and run off with it to play somewhere else in the house with it.  

My husband made my desk for me from some old wood he had.    I keep my tool boxes(Plano) and my cricut on it so they are at my fingertips.  I used old spice racks to house some of jars with buttons or paint dabbers.I purchased a ribbon wall organizer so my ribbon is at my fingertips.

On the right side of my desk, I have a paper trolley with some of my pattern paper.   And I have hanging file organizer to store my Paper cutter and papers.
On the left side of my desk, I have some Cubes I bought from Michaels for my solid paper and of course, my BOOM BOX.  I work better with music.

My husband bought me some heavy duty utility shelves from Sam's club.  I store some clear containers with projects, Sizzix dies, my cricut cartridge organizers, flower organizers on them as well as providing a spot for Kit Kat to sun herself.  As you can see our tour guide is making sure they are in their proper place.  And Yes, a view of Kit Kat's perch(Dale Jr. Seat cushion).  

Hubby also gave me this handy dandy little bin to store flowers, paper corners, etc.  I store my clear stamps in these little books.  And I used the bins below for flowers and other embellishements.

I have some Martha Stewart Cubes to house my clear organizer boxes of brads, punches,

I have another table in my room.  It is my diecutting area.

I store my albums on a bookshelf next to my diecutting table which hubby made(Hubby stores his books there too).

I store my paper scraps in hanging files in a plastic crate.

On the back of my door, I have a door hanger which I purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond to hang my crop bags.

This summer I plan to paint my desk, shelves and cubes.  And hopefully, I will get a chance to do the ceiling, wall and floor.   Well, thanks for stopping by.     Hope you stop back soon!   Now, hop on over to Chrys- http://scrapbookingkampstyle.blogspot.com/, I know she will be expecting you.

LLuvia- http://sweetbirdmemories.blogspot.com/     
Brenda- http://brendafrerichs.blogspot.com/
CallyAnn- http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com/
Jenny- http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Claire-  http://scrapmyway.blogspot.com/
Linda- http://thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com/
Mindy- http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
Zenita- http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com/
Liz- http://www.scrapiliciouslife.blogspot.com/
Doris- http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com/
Haidee- http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
Sam- http://scrappingwithpirkie.blogspot.com/
Perlilla- http://www.perlillapets.blogspot.com/
Vicki-  http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
Barbara- http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/
Chrys- http://scrapbookingkampstyle.blogspot.com/
Melinda-  http://thepaperthumb.blogspot.com/
Julie- http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
Dana- http://papermemories4u.blogspot.com/
Jennifer http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com/


Mindy Adams said...

Thanks so much for sharing, I see you like paper too.

The Determined Scrapper

Doris P. said...

wow! you have a lot of embellishments too!! awesome paper stash holder! love your room :) parkernana4@aol.com

Tanya said...

Great craft room! I have trouble organizing paper scraps, its currently piled in a box..

Imogene said...

I love the storage bins, you can store some much in them,,great room!!!
am already a follower!!

Ro Donner said...

Lover your furry little helper and all the bright pink accessories! TFS!

pam said...

love the paper!
put away right away

The Crafty Dream said...

Thanks for sharing!! I love paper too!

I am your follower, please follow me www.thecraftydream.blogspot.com

Gaby B

Chrys said...

Thank you for sharing your room. You have a beautiful cat and a wonderful hubby for making you such a nice desk. :)

MzLavr2 said...

Great organization! Thanks for sharing!

erinB said...

I love how much 'little' storage you have! Great for brads and such :)
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...

I love your space you have tons of great storage solutions! Thank you for participating in my blog! :)

Linda Dale said...

You have a great space and lots of goodies close at hand. Great storage. Blessing, Linda

Paper Memories4u said...

Don't you just love the white cubes from Micheals! I love mine, they make organization so much easier. It's great being in this hop with you. Dana

ScrapMyWay said...

Kit Kat is just the cutest and it looks like she would be into ALL your stash if you let her! Lucky you are organized. I can't wait for the updated, painted new room color since it's a great space! I'm seeing a "my Hubby made it" trend her today and I'm feeling let down. Mine can't fix a light bulb!!! LOL
My favorite organizing tip is my use of the page protectors hanging on the rod. I now know I have lots of embellishments that I never knew I had!!! LOL
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,

Vicki said...

I can't imagine a space with out a furbaby hanging around. When I would take my stuff to the kitchen table to work on it was no time before my "Grumpy Kitty" was there trying to lay right in the middle of it. Unfortunately she is now waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge but Bret Michael comes into my room and lays on my keyboard when I am trying to type.
Your space is great and you sure have alot packed in there. I too think it is super that your hubby has helped in so many ways. Jim put the shelves in my space and painted them for me.
Anyway, super space and thanks for sharing so many wonderful ideas!


Pammejo said...

What a wonderful creative space, so many nooks and creative places and storage. Thanks for sharing. pammejo1@yahoo.com

A Creative Journey said...

TFS your craft space! My tip is to be sure you label everything clearly. If you don't- it defeats the purpose of labeling in the first place :) TFS! I would LOVE to know more about how you store your clear stamps! It looks WONDERFUL and I am looking for a great idea! I am a new follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and do the same at ACreativeJourneywithMelissa dot blogspot.com Have a wonderful weekend!

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

What a great space even if it is rustic it fits the purpose right? love your kitties...I have two of kitties too and yep they love my space too especially the ribbons and well I can't get into the stories of what they have done much to my chargin! :) TFS and love the embellies! and how your stored things as well.

marg0006 said...

Thanks for all the great ideas.
Loving Scrapper 101

Letillia said...

TFS your space I love it! I am your newest follower and I hope you will be able to stop by mine when you get a chance!!


Rose said...

hmmm spice racks haven't seen that before! Thanks for sharing your great room and your adorable kitty.

Sam Pirkle said...

Your space is awesome. Not everyone can have a space right out of the magazine but we make our space comfortable and inviting. Four legged friends are always a plus. Thanks for sharing your space with us.

kim.scrapper said...

Great room, I like the use of the spice rack, tfs...Kim (kim.scrapper@yahoo.ca)

Rhonda Emery said...

love it and your helper is cute.

callyannc said...

I love your space and I LOVE how u used spice racks! TFS CallyAnn

xxsquigglesxx said...

Great space. I love your tour guide!

Caprice said...

I really like how you store your clear stamps and what a cute cat! Great space. :)

Karen Bahit said...

Oh the possibility for your lovely room... And I love your assistant...

Thank you for sharing your scrapbook room...



Tambo said...

Barbara, Your room looks like it has everything! I don't have a cat, but I do have a parrot and had to make room for his swing in my room. He thinks it is his too, sunny in front of the window. LOL What we do for our pets. I like all of your storage for your little things. Happy painting. tfs Tami

Tambos Creations!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

I really like your spice racks...great room! Cute assistant TFS
Creative Mine by Maria

V said...

You have a very sweet room ..rustic yup but thats awesome..you have a space lol If I had those ceilings I would totally make large scrapbook layouts in each tile..I've always thought of that idea when I get my teeth cleaned at the dentist weird right?lol I too had the plastic bins but got rid of some when I repurposed an old dresser with lots of drawers ...it works for me and I have a work top too..got rid of the mirror though ..lol thanks for sharing your space.
Cheers ~ Scrappy Val

Michele from MS said...

Very well organized but my favorite part is Kit Kat...ready to get to work!!! Thanks for sharing msmith38652@gmail.com

Kimberly Clarke said...

Thank you for sharing! Love the fur babies! Mine sit with me while I craft too! My organization tip is I like to use photo boxes to sort various items.
Chris.kim33 at yahoo dot com

Haidee said...

Thank you for sharing your room. You have a beautiful cat and a wonderful Hubby for making you stuff!! Great being in the hop with you!!! TFS

Scrappin' Sista said...

Your space is great. It seems very organized. I love the rustic feel. I tell great things are created there. I know you love the special desk hubby made for you. Thank you so much for allowing us to invade your space. Be blessed.