It has been a LONG time since my last post! Life has been really busy, but I have managed to get quite a bit of scrappin’ time in!!! But my biggest accomplishment has been the creation of my very own scrap room. Much thanks goes to my husband and youngest daughter. It was part of my big 40 birthday present! We `repurposed` our guest room, even though it is used frequently. I had decent space in our basement, but I couldn`t really decorate the way I wanted and fully organize all the stuff. So Sydney agreed to give her room up for guests when they come, which would allow us to use what was the guest room as our creative space. And the two of us had a lot of fun decorating it, organizing it, and have spent many happy hours in there together already, with the promise of many more to come. I did lots of research online by looking at the space other women had created for themselves. Let me say, some of what I saw made my mouth water! I did the best I could with the amount of space and budget I had to work with. The main principles were pretty colours and display stuff … don`t hide all of those pretty embellishments away where they can`t be seen!!!
Here is how it turned out … hope you like it! I don’t think the true colours come out well in the photos … the walls are a lovely bright green, and the accessories are a pretty and cheerful purple.
Main work table
Guest work table and some embellishments on display on purple pegboard
Ribbon, mists, and paints
Bulletin board to show off newly completed LOs and remind me of upcoming challenges
Shoe holder with clear pockets .. perfect for holding punches - guess I`d better get some more!
Closet for lots of extra storage ... and I can close the doors if it gets messy!
Paper rack to the right, extra storage and display cart to the left
A pretty shelf to display pretty things!
And in other news, I attended the first-ever Crop & Create event in Saskatoon this weekend, which was hosted by Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine (which ROCKS!). It was such an awesome event … I learned lots in the four classes I took (by Vicki Boutin (2), Kimber McGray, and Kelly Goree) and the make ‘n takes. If you have a chance to attend one of these events in Canada, DO IT! You will NOT be disappointed! Check out the pic below of us at the photo booth (this is me with my friend/co-worker Amy and her friend Tanis).
In less than two weeks from now, three of my sisters will be coming to Saskatoon for our twice-annual sisters’ scrappin’ weekend. I am SO EXCITED that I can hardly stand it! I want to make this gathering really special, so I have been planning some neat things for them! I can’t tell you yet what they are, but I promise to tell you later and even show you pix!!! And the neat thing is that our other sister and our one-and-only brother will join us for part of the time as well, so we’ll get some great visiting in.
Have a TERRIFIC week!