Thursday, June 23, 2011

A whole new world...Scrapbook world that is.

If you've been reading my posts lately you've probably realized that we've been in fast forward mode pretty much since the end of April. Between having an offer put on our house, finding out that I had a job (that still hasn't set in quite yet), Landen taking a youth ministers position at a new church, and going through the pain staking process of finding a new home (which hopefully we have!), everything just seems to be happening all at once.
Since school is out and I've had a lot of time on my hands lately I've been spending a ton of that time thinking about the new house and how I want to decorate and re-arrange things and start new. 'Cause that's basically what you get to do when you move...start new and fresh and see everything in a new light.
A couple of my blogger friends introduced me to Pinterest, and if you haven't checked it out yet, DON'T! Not unless you have hours and hours of time to peruse over photo after photo of beautiful rooms and houses and design styles. Just kidding. It's most definitely the best thing since sliced bread.
The one room in the new house that I have been spending a lot of time thinking about is my new scrapbook room. Right now I have a tiny room in our house and I basically have everything lined up against one wall. I'm totally blessed and excited that I get to have all of my supplies at arms reach and I can kinda tuck myself away in there with Pandora playing and just do my thing.
But let's be honest people! I want an upgrade! And our new house will have just the space. So my mind has been going in overdrive trying to think of how to use my existing furniture and add to it without spending a fortune. Here are some of my ideas.
Right now I have these three pieces of furniture in my room:

a bookcase from Walmart. I used a lot of Ikea paper organizers to hold my scrapbook paper, cardstock, etc. As well as Ikea photo boxes to hold my adhesives, stamps, and all that jazz.

Probably my favorite thing. A rack from Ikea that allows the drawers to slide all the way through so you can pull them out from either the front or the back of the cart. All of my paper, tools, and embellishments are in this.

my $20 Ikea table that is just perfect for holding some loose containers for buttons, yarns, ribbons, and other things like that, as well as perfect workspace. I love this table.

So, I definitely want to keep some of these elements in the new room and just add to it to make it...well...better. Which is where Pinterest comes in. I've seen so many different room designs and I 'm in love with bits and pieces of each one. Here are some of the rooms that I A.D.O.R.E

I love the shelving and the colors in this room.

This is definitely more my decorating style. Simple colors and simple accents. I love this one!


So you can style is sometimes bigger than my pocket. But that's the thing about starting over. You just START and OVER time you add to and make it your dream scrapbooking room.

I'd love to see pictures of your rooms, both simple and elaborate!
Also, I am going to be starting my own Stampin' Up business beginning in July and I would love some input from my readers! Are any of you Stampin' Up Demonstrators and if so what advice would you have for me? Also, any ideas for my first workshop? Let me know! I love hearing from you!

Make it a great day everyone!

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