Posts Tagged ‘scrapbook storage’

A Space of My Own!

August 18, 2009

The time has come and I have decided that I will finally reveal my new and improved “Scrap Space”!

I have playfully dubbed it the “Diva Den” and I think the name fits perfectly considering that it is full of the colors hot pink, black, and white. I think it is very chic and sophisticated, but my opinion might be a little biased considering that I’m critiquing my own space.

Honestly though I think my scrap room was very well thought out. I used a lot of hand-me-downs, like my desk, two little round tables, two end tables, bookshelf, storage cabinet, and four drawer shelf. My parents completely restored all of the furniture; they made it all look brand new by cleaning and painting each and every piece.

A lot of the things I used were things I already had just sitting around the house or taken from my old house. I created new uses for most of my objects and used them for storage purposes. Considering that I am such a girly girl I already had a lot of pink things that were made useful in my new space, especially all of the Hello Kitty things I just couldn’t get rid of.

In the end I think I managed to make good use of the space I was given (especially considering the fact that I’m sharing half of the room with my husband; the room was split in two to accommodate both of us). Although I wish I had more materials to fill some areas of my room I am thankful that God has blessed me with the amazing space to begin with. For now I will enjoy all of the materials I already own and the incredible space that I have been blessed with.

I hope my Diva Den will be a source of inspiration and hope for all of you ladies out there who are starting to create a scrap space of your very own or for those of you looking to re-vamp an already decorated scrap space. Whichever the case….enjoy the pics and feel free to leave comments, questions, and/or suggestions. Happy scrapping!

Drumroll please for the big reveal…..Tuh-dah!

My New Scrap Room: The Diva Den

 

Cut the Clutter

July 8, 2009

Just when I thought I had come up with some of the best ideas for scrapbook storage I was surprised to find this on the internet. Better Homes and Gardens has an entire page dedicated to scrapbook storage. So just like I promised I will be posting more fun and unique ways to store and organize your scrapbook materials and supplies, courtesy of BHG. 

Here are some of my favorite tips: 

1. Use a rolodex to store your chipboard letter stencils in alphabetical order. This way you can always find the letter you need and you’ll be able to pick which style you prefer fast and easy. 
rolodex

2. Store all of your unmounted stamps in a binder. Place them into clear page protectors and organize them by category for easy reference. 
Stamp Binder

3. Show off your stamp collection by displaying them on small shelves.  
Stamp Collection

4. Purchase a spice rack  with plastic or glass containers and use the containers to hold your tiniest embellishments like buttons, eyelets, brads, and flowers.
Spice Rack with Containers

5. Store all of your paints on a Lazy Susan for easy access.
Lazy Susan

6. Another stamp storage option is to use a wall louver  to keep all of your mounted stamps within reach and on display.
Wall Louver

7. Use an old mug tree to store your journaling pens, scissors, and more. 
Mug TreeThese are only a few of the ideas that the Better Homes and Gardens website offers. There were so many more unique ideas, but I just wanted to showcase a few. For more info check out their website and also stay tuned because I will continue to post new ideas as the week continues! Until then…happy scrapping!