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2011 Retreat Dates

June 3-5 (CANCELLED due to location issues)
October 21-23, December 2-4 (BOTH CANCELLED due to family committments)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Today's Tip! - Create Your Own Scrapbooking Space

How to create your very own Scrapbooking Space in 3 Steps
  1. Find space in your home that you can, or already do, use for Scrapbooking.  This can be a corner, nook, or entire room, but your area should have good quality lighting, a sturdy work surface, and be someplace where you are able to leave your projects out while working on them.
  2. Once you've established your space, paint it your favorite color - something that inspires you and makes you feel happy!!!
  3. Next, you can buy, or re-purpose, cabinets or storage units.  What you choose will depend on your needs and your budget.

    There are lots of ideas online, so check them out.  And some crafters have been quite creative, so don't be afraid to think outside the box.  Don't forget to check out the unclaimed counter-tops at your local hardware store.  There may be something there that will suit your needs and, if you can make it work in your space, you may get a very good deal.

    Now you have a space to work and storage.
Other things to consider:
Think about buying, or making, some shelving.  Or have a contractor make shelves that specifically fit your needs.  Again, it can be as extravagant, or as frugal, as you choose.  A shelf can be something as simple as a pine board across two inexpensive brackets, or can be much more elaborate.  You are making this to suit your needs and your budget, so you call the shots!!!

How about some wire mesh grids to organize all your stuff on up on the wall. This could be the wire "cubes" taken apart and mounted on the wall, or something as funky as chicken wire wrapped around a light wood frame and screwed to the wall.  The benefit of this is that you can hang things from the grids using S-hooks, clothes pegs, rings, or any number of things.  Another benefit is that you will be able to see at a glance what you have.

I hope that this is helpful!