Monday, February 27, 2017

Scrap Room Tour

Hello. Welcome to my scrap room.

My room is located in a small office on the first floor of the house.  It's near the kitchen which is  convenient.  Luckily it has a door that can be closed to hide the mess that I always make when working on a project!

The wall above my desk is blank at the moment because I rearranged my room recently (the desk used to be under the window) and I'm still trying to decide what to put there.

I have two large bookshelves on each side of the room to store my paper and stickers.

The drawers are the Alex units from Ikea and I love them.  They hold all my tools, adhesives, embellishments, and any other random supplies.  They also provide counter space when I need more room.  

My desktop.

I keep the Thickers stored upright in this basket, on my desk, to make it easier to flip through and find what I'll be using.

I keep my paper in these 12 x 12 vertical paper holders. (They are made by a company called "Darice")  I like to pull out the individual paper holder and flip through it to find what I'm looking for.

More paper and sticker storage.

Washi Storage.  I like to keep them in a removable plastic container.  When I go to crops, I just grab the whole thing and take it with me.  I cut chipboard into strips and taped them into place to keep the washi from rolling around.

Stickles.  Same storage as the washi.  When I go to crops, I just pull the entire container out of the drawer and take it with me.  I also used chipboard again to keep the bottles of Stickles in their place.

Sequins and small brads.  I use clear containers that I found in the jewelry making (bead) section of the craft store.

Some of my embellishments are stored by color.  Inside each drawer, I have further divided them into trays for flowers, tags and paper for layering, large brads and buttons, etc..

I took most of the embellishments out of their original packaging.  Some of this stuff I've had for years and it wasn't getting used...  Now that I can see it, touch it, and go through it, it's finally getting used!

Thanks for taking a look at my room!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Creative Scrappers - February Sketch 303 - Speckles

Hi Everyone.  Today I'm sharing my layout for Creative Scrappers sketch 303.

If you own a cat you are probably familiar with this scenario.  Your cat has to be right in the middle of whatever you might be trying to do.

I wanted to add some texture to this layout, so I cut the paper in 1/2 inch strips and folded the edges up to add some dimension to the page.

Please join Creative Scrappers on instagram @creativescrappers and use the hashtag #creatingwithsketches to show us what you created

Thanks for stopping by!  Ashley

Friday, February 10, 2017

My Creative Sketches - February Kit - Hidden Lake

Today I'm sharing another layout from the February kit at My Creative Scrapbook.  

We took a trip to Montana last summer and spent several days at Glacier National Park.  It was amazing!  I have so many pictures to scrap from this trip.

Most of the papers are from the Hazelwood collection by One Canoe Two.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

My Creative Scrapbook Kit Reveal - Sweet Smile

Here is another layout from the February Main Kit at My Creative Scrapbook.  

I chose this sweet photo of my daughter.  She used to spend a lot of time over at my mother's house and my mom took almost as many photos as I did.

Monday, February 6, 2017

My Creative Scrapbook - February kit Reveal - First Day of Sixth Grade

Another layout from the February kit at My Creative Scrapbook.  This kit had lots of the Simple Stories Posh collection.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

My Creative Scrapbook - February kit Reveal - Happy Girl

Hello everyone.  For the next few months I will be a guest designer for the fabulous kits at My Creative Scrapbooks.

If you love color, you will love the monthly kits.  The new kits are revealed on the 5th of each month.    You can see the new kits and and all of the examples from each design team member in the design team gallery.  There is a lot of inspiration on the website.

Today I'm sharing my first layout from the February Main Kit.

And here is the Main Kit