Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Scrap Room

Hello, Dear Ones!
I've shown you my sun porch before and I have shown you the screen I made using the shutters that I took off all of the windows of Note Songs cottage. 
You know how talented I am! ;)

Here's my screen, but....
today I'm going to take you behind the screen for the first time!
Be prepared.

I know I have totally scared my reputation showing you this mess!
Well, my 'scrap room' as I call it became the 'junk room'. 
Nasty nasty nasty!
I have been trying so hard to declutter and neaten up my home, so...

I decluttered, neatened and straightened.

Found a home for all my little tools.
These are in a little rolling cart with drawers that I keep beside my long table.
The bottom drawer holds my journals I write in when I travel ~ 
also helps when I am scrapbooking.

I have a great shelf on the right side of my table that holds 'scrapping' stuff.
Pictures in boxes on top, special paper crafting books, special scissors.

And lots of scrapbook paper.

Next to my bookshelf is another rolling cart and you can see I keep a basket here filled with my faux fruit in case I need a snack! :)

Then the drawers are filled to the rim with stamps. 

Now the other side of the room. 
This is a narrow space and I just do the best I can here.
Mr. Precious gave me these great metal file cabinets he had in one of his offices that he didn't need any more. 
Trust me, they are filled ~ neatly though ~ just in case you were wondering! ;)

These cabinets have given me lots of counter space. 
So I poked up a couple of little shoe shelves from Walmart or Target ~ it's been so long I've forgotten.

These little containers are great to hold my little embellishments and I've labeled each drawer so it's easier to find what I'm looking for.
I also keep some ribbons, brads, markers, etc. in this area.
Now I've had this set up for about 6 years or so, but had just let all my junk pile up in here.
You know how it gets sometimes.

I know I probably should think about unifying the colors of my pieces, 
but heck, I'm just glad to have them.
This bookshelf used to hold my scrapbooks but I decided to poked dishes and such in here.

See the big basket of flowers on top?
Well, that's the basket I have on my mantel at the moment.

Now this is the area right behind my screen I showed you.
This is not a table but a very olden metal office bookshelf ~ another present from Mr. Precious' office from long ago! 
I threw a table cloth over it so I could hide what's on the shelves ~ a gazillion scrap books.

Stuff I've poked on top.
I keep my paper cutter where the big basket of flowers are. 
I was just staging for you! ;)

Well, now that I'm totally too pooped to pop, I'll rest my most tiny bum (not) in this little chair my mother gave me that need recovering so badly!

We all have to do the best with what we have.
Well, unless you have unlimited funds and can do what you want! :)
It just makes me fell better knowing now my scrap room is all clean and neat 
and I can go to town crafting and find what I need. 
So remember...
how would you ever appreciate pretty if you'd never seen or made a mess! :)

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave a you a little Note Song~

I Can See Clearly Now

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

I think I can make it now, the pain is gone

All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I’ve been prayin?for
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

Look all around, there’s nothin?but blue skies

Look straight ahead, nothin?but blue skies

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,

I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.
~ sung by Johnny Nash


  1. Doesn't it feel good to clean up a cluttered area? I'm sure it gives you a new energy to make all of the neat stuff that you do!!! Sally

  2. So you do have a messy side. I thought you were just always neat. You did a great job organizing. Now how about coming and helping me. My mess is way worse than yours.

  3. Well,You've worn Me out!It's so pretty and you did so much work-such a great job,now enjoy!

  4. we all have a room where we store things.. yours looks pretty dang good to me. I'd show mine but I cant get in there LOL. a lovely shot of a cardboard box I saved just wouldnt make a great post.. Now, doncha feel lots better:-)

  5. I would love to come & play in your scrap room!!! What a great space for you to get crafty, you've organized it so nicely!!!


  6. Shelia, you are so cute! You certainly have a lot of crafting materials but I know you use them all the time and make beautiful things. That is something I don't do. I only take pictures. :) If you could see my web albums you'd know. Talk about clutter! Your craft room looks like a great place to create. Have fun! Pamela

  7. Shelia, I know you didn't mean to do it but you have made me feel so sloppy! Your space for crafting looks so clean and neat! It is no surprise that you whip up such cute crafts since you have a well organized work room. Actually, I am not too bad because I have been working on my craft room too. I will show it when it is all done. I want to thank you for the times you came to my party. I am no longer doing it because I need some time to pursue some other opportunities. I will definitely still be doing my Cozy Home Scenes blog so you can still pop in to visit as usual. I'll continue to pop in here to see what masterpieces you create!---------Shannon

  8. Great great post, Shelia, so organized, I love it. I really need to do a post. xo

  9. I love your SCRAP room!! I love the organization! It's nice to have a space all to one self, isn't it?

    It's like MY office...yes, I overtook hubby's desk...just trying to do too much in this room...and needed the space. LOL! Organization is KEY here, too!

    Jan ♥

  10. What a great little studio! I love that you can move those shutters and be more a part of the action if you want. (At least I think you can move the shutters.) And what a lovely view out the window too. Nice cozy spot - the best kind!

  11. So this is where the magic happens! :) Great "scrap'in" and creative space! And it is so incredibly organized! ...I need this space! :)

  12. Your are the Queen of organization...your space looks great!! I need to clean/organize my office, garage and shed. Enjoy your space and hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

  13. Shelia: You have such an assortment of creative tools, so it's no wonder that there would be a little mess from time to time, but you have organized it all so neatly that it must be a lot of fun to work in there. How fun to have those hobbies..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  14. I didn't know you were a "Scrapbooker"! I love to make cards but I have to pile all my things up in bins in the office. Not near as neat as your space. You've done a great job organizing and I know it must inspire you to create more. Have fun! :)


  15. I just cleaned my room up too! I love how organized you are & those are some cute stamps you have!

  16. Good to know you have one of those rooms... we all do....but your is so much better organized...with all the drawers and storage space to hide things.Glad you shared.Have a good week.Trish

  17. Oh my, your craft room looks wonderful! It is such a pretty room. I will get organized one day!!! I have my grand kids busy with projects that I bought for them, so they are giving me a little free time. Thanks for your comment and prayer, I appreciate it more than words can say.
    Hugs, Cindy

  18. What a fabulous craft room! It's no wonder you turn out such beautiful things!

    Thank you so much for checking up on me while I was absent! I appreciate it so much! I'm back and will be looking
    forward to seeing you at Potpourri Friday this week! Hope you will help me "spread the word"!

  19. Shelia, it all looks fabulous. YOu are so organized now. Great job and what a super place to work and play. Hugs, Marty

  20. Your last line is chock full of wisdom...but I always knew that about you. Every time I see my horrid master bedroom I appreciate pretty. You have a huge organized craft room. I have a wee sewing box...hehe. I craft nothing you know. hugs, olive

  21. Hi Shelia,
    I love your pretty craft room. Now if I could just get some of your energy and enthusiasm I would put mine in order as well.
    Love how you've found a place for everything. Looks lovely and I would be spending a lot of time in there.


  22. Love the song choice on today's post! You have a wonderful craft room and it really wasn't that messy to start with. But organizing is always good and it's fun finding things you forgot you had along the way! Love the valances Shelia!

  23. I think it is so wonderful that you have a spot to keep all your crafts! That is one thing I have always wanted, but that is not going to happen....oh well....I will enjoy your organization, from afar!

  24. That is it! Now I know it is true. We are sisters. I love your room. And, I love my room, too. Wouldn't it be fun if we lived close enough to scrap together?♥

  25. Wow....that looks great to me, before and after!!! Nicely organized and LOVE the toile valences, did you make those??? and where is the sewing machine??? is that a fireplace in there or just a brick wall??? I also have those shoe shelves for papers and such, aren't we clever??? We are so lucky to have space to create and be inspired.....hugs....cleo

  26. I am soooo impressed! Oddly enough, I spent the day today tidying up and doing a 'little' decluttering, too! Feels great!

  27. Ohhhhh my dear Shelia, I absolutely love your mess before and after, wait that didn't sound right but I bet you know what I mean. Your "area" is to die for. So many pretty pretties to behold.



  28. Look at you, all organized and everything! Wanna come work on my sewing room?

  29. What a great space you've carved out for yourself, Shelia! I've been straightening up my space, too. It does tend to become a "let me put this here for now" place. I am trying to put things away as I am done using them so that doesn't happen anymore. We'll see how that goes! : )

  30. It looks like you've carved out a very nice space for you to create your crafts! Love how organized it is now. I bet that's a fun place to be when you're feeling creative.

  31. Hi Shelia,
    What a wonderful space to craft in. I need to go through my sewing closet again and clean it out, it was clean and neat once LOL and then I made another mess hehehe....
    I have never tried scrap booking, it does look like fun, maybe when I retire I will be able to put all the photos in order.
    Have a sweet week and hugs, Elizabeth

  32. Shelia,
    Oh, my dear friend...how you inspire me! I read this post early this morning before going off to work. This afternoon...with "Mr. Ed's" help..I declutered, straighten and re~staged the Guest Room! Much like you, I had put things in there until I could barely get through the room. I was quite ashamed of myself!!! What a transformation!!! Thank you for reminding us to appreciate what we have and to make it the "best" we can!
    P.S. That chair that your Mother gave you looks mighty inviting! I'm pooped out, too!

  33. What a charming spot you have Miss Sheila. I think you are totally organized. Much more so than me. Hey, I have a fun party coming up..and all anyone has to do is link one of their favorite projects. Check it out...I think you will like it:)!

  34. G´morn Lady Sheil,

    Eeeekkk... when I read that? I really can't stop giggling and that word, echoed in my mind §;-) I imaginary saw you screaming too! Ha ha ha... so cute.

    That's a bunch of collections behind that screen door. I am dreaming of having a scappy corner but my house is too small for that. But, I am working on it §:-)

    Hope you have a great day and a blissful week-end ahead.


  35. What a great job you did declutting this great space you have. Now it looks neat, organized and ready for creation and to play all day long! I also love the screan..and yes, you ARE TALENTED dear Shelia!! Have a wonderful day and weekend darling.

  36. I didn't know you were so into scrap-booking, Shelia. That is wonderful and something I would love to find time to do. Maybe when I retire my cat-sitting service. Your house is so pretty and I love the toile toppers. Gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment. Hugs, Deb

  37. Hi Sheila,

    When you revealed what was behind the screen, I thought I was looking into the prettiest of shops - kind of like a gift or craft store. Lovely and charming!

    Thanks for stopping by today and for the sweet comment.


  38. Bravo Sheila!
    That was quite a job to complete and you did it with such style and charm!
    Of course you already know your charming! lol!
    I love your line about doing the best with what we have...rings so true for me~

  39. Oh my goodness, girl this spot is wonderful.. love it all.. Now you want to see bad??? When and if I get brave I'll share the "war room" as I call it... trust me it is not for the faint of heart...love the curtains, did you design them??? Use pattern??? loved seeing your little work area. hugs ~lynne~

  40. Sheila, I LOVE your scrap room!!! My first thought was Genius at Work!! I could so pop over and make some fun cards and crafts with you :-)

    Jocelyn @

  41. I think it is a great area. Looks like you screened off part of another room. I think that is a great idea.

    Looks so organized now. I scrapbook too so have so many supplies. But I also sew and do other crafts. I keep trying to declutter my craft room.

  42. Wow! I love that screen. Your cluttered area wasn't that bad 'cuz it was neat and organized clutter. I do like better now. I have the same containers for my stamps...which is kind of a joke, 'cuz I rarely use them anymore. I need to organize my craft paper like yours. I agree that is feels so good to reclutter, straighten, and organize!

    Happy 4th of July Missy!


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