This hop is hosted by Lluvia at SweetBirdMemories Blog. Lluvia will have the list of the participants at her blog and I will also list them at the end of my post. The idea of a hop is to hop from one blog to the next following the links in the posts. If you get lost along the way go back to the link above or feel free to come back here. If you follow the rules on Lluvia's blog post you could have a chance to win some Blog Candy!!!
If you are in the middle of the Hop you should have just visited Barbara's Blog http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
I have "a few" pictures of my room to show you. After each picture I'll share a little about what you are seeing. Craft rooms are always a work in progress. I have to confess, my room is the cleanest and most organized it has been in a long time. But you will still see piles here and there. Here is the first picture:
My room is L-shaped and is located in the basement of our home. This first picture is the peg board I received as a Christmas gift from my friends Jody, Neve and Naya. I love it! Troy, my husband, helped hang the boards for me. The beautifully decorated clipboard was created by another friend, Alicia. The tag on the clipboard was made by my sister Cheryl. I appreciate all gifts and creations from family and friends. I display them in my room so that all the people I care about are with me even when I am downstairs creating by myself. My heat gun and apron are also in this space. This is the area right behind where I usually sit, so everything is in arm's reach. Next picture....
This printing drawer holds a lot of my "stuff." I use the Tim Holtz blending tool and foam pads often. I keep Tim's autograph close for inspiration. :) The blue book is some old journaling. I need to to do more of that. Next picture...
The majority of the products in this picture are Close To My Heart products. I LOVE being a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. The wall hanger has all CTMH products in it and the three boxes you see are full of CTMH stamp sets. The bottom shelf holds a ribbon basket and a basket full of old Fiskars embellishments. Next picture...
This storage unit was also a Christmas present from my hubby and son Jack. They helped me put it together. It now holds my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, other misc. bottles, ribbon, and CTMH products. The drawers hold exclusively Close To My Heart products. The bottom drawer holds the products I give away at crops, on my blog or retreats. Next picture...
This is where I create most of time and also where I record my UStream and YouTube videos. You can see the tripod and camera hanging from the ceiling. The blue embellishments are hanging up there just to keep them out of the paws of the cats. :) You will see the cats sneak into a couple of pictures here. Lots of light, tools, embellishments, paper, and ink pads surround me in my space. This picture brings a smile to my face. Scrapbooking is my splurge. (Not shoes or clothes or purses.) It brings me joy and I am preserving my life and the life of my family and friends at the same time. How great is that!
More "stuff." This is where I sometimes create, but it is really meant for a family or friend to sit and create by my side. This space always existed but was buried under a "mess" of scrapbooking stuff. I make it a point to keep my room more organized now just in case I need to call in a friend or two to come over in an 'emergent' crafting situation. lol
This area is a little less organized for now but it's another space for someone special to come over and create. The wall displays some of my son's creations. The shelf holds my 12X12 albums that are filled with precious memories. Last count I think I have 24 albums. I told you I love to scrap! The table holds my tool bag, sewing machine, Cricut machines, and some NEW Close To My Heart products I just received this week. Under the table is another Christmas present...the FatMax from my mom-in-law Becky. I love it and can't wait to fill it up for our upcoming crop. The 'Shopko' bag is full of plastic peanut jars my Mom saved for me for some upcoming projects. Next picture...
Same space as the last picture but with a better view of the NEW products on the table and Buttercup, one of the cats. Next picture...
This is Nugget scampering about my room. She's my little princess.
Thank You!!! for coming to see my space. Please become a follower of my blog. I like to share my creations here and I do giveaways now and again. I am having a Stamp Set Giveaway this month. Click HERE if you would like the chance to win a stamp set. You need to leave a comment with your contact information and become a 'follower' of my blog. I will randomly pick and announce the winner at the end of this month.
The next Blog in this Hop is Melinda at http://thepaperthumb.blogspot.com.
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