Friday, September 05, 2008

my scrapbook room...

[A few months ago, I had the opportunity to be a guest designer at Emma's Paperie. Part of the gig was sharing my scrap space. I thought it would be fun to share the same photos and info. here on my own blog as if you've already seen this, forgive the repeat. :o)]
Welcome to my scrapbook area! Here we are, standing in my bedroom, looking into my office. Come on in.
From here you can see my two big filing cabinets that hold a lot of my 12x12 paper and cardstock. On top of the cabinets you’ll find my favorite photo printer (an Epson Stylus Photo 1280) and my tool organizer. The shelf on the wall holds projects that are “in progress” or recently completed – until they find a permanent home. And if you look closely, you can see that I have several photo frames tucked between my filing cabinets and the wall – a project that’s waiting to be started.
love the big window above my table – it lets in lots of sunshine – and early in the mornings, I love to open it up and listen to the birds sing. On my table you’ll always find my computer monitor, lamp, sewing machine, and paper trimmer – they are necessities for me! (the speakers, keyboard, and mouse are usually on the table, but sometimes they get moved to the cabinet if I need more space to spread out.)

When I’m sitting at my table, I’m facing the wall with my two Scrap Boxes. They are the greatest organizing armoires you’ll ever meet! Take a peek inside – amazing, right? There’s a place for everything!!! The one on the left holds all of my Making Memories product. The one on the right holds almost everything else. J I love that I can close them up to make my room look and feel tidy, or I can open up the doors so I can see everything I have all at once!

And on the wall next to the door, you will find my bookshelf. I love having this open shelf here. It’s mostly “functional” but I was able to fit a few things on it just to be colorful and fun. All of my scraps are in the file boxes, my photos that are waiting to be scrapbooked are in the albums on the top shelf. I love having a bunch of idea books and magazines within arms reach when I need a little bit of inspiration.
The wall that’s behind me is a closet. I’m not going to show you the inside. It’s a mess! But it’s the kind of mess that you can look at, dig into, and find fun things that you totally forgot about – so that’s a good mess, right?!? One of these days I’ll organize it all…but not today.
If you have any questions for me – I’d love to hear from you!


  1. wow! You are super organized! It all looks GREAT! Your Scrap Boxes look incredible.

  2. LOVE your scrap space! Looks like you have tons of amazing goodies to play with. As I write this I am trying to find some things to put on a page, and I am battling! Have a lovely weekend.

  3. holy cow! I can't believe you have 2 Scrap Boxes~ well I guess if I had them, I'd probably have like 5 to hold in everything! lol! very cute inspiring room!

  4. love seeing these pics again! i just love seeing how other scrappers organize! it really is amazing how much you can fit in those scrap boxes ... and i love the idea that you can close it up and hide it when you want!

  5. I love your scraproom! I was going to ask you about lighting, but I read more carefully the second time and caught that your lamp is on the table by your computer, (must be that white horizontal blur in the window)!
    If you ever want to sell your scrap cabinets, I'd help ya out by taking them off your hands (heehee).

  6. I have had the opportunity to see this in person and yes - Wendy is super organized. I can only dream lol. Still looks fabulous girl!

  7. I think it's Beautiful! It looks like it would be amazing to have. Congratulations on your scrap space!

  8. I'm trying to figure out where to put one scrapbox and have room to open it up. Then I see you have two, side by side! Obviously, you don't open them all the way up. I'd like to see them opened up. My room is 12' 3" x 12' 3" and I don't know how to put one scrapbox, a sewing table, cutting table and bookcase in.