Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Scrappy Space plus a 365 Cards Challenge

Before I show you the card challenge for 365 Cards, I wanted to show you my scrappy space. I've posted my space before, but I did some reorg since then and thought I'd post again. I share this large loft space with our homeschool, but this area is all for my scrap stuff. I have nice storage and a huge work desk. It's not my "dream space" but it's the best use of the space for what I can afford right now.

I have tons of storage in the draws and cabinets. I also have extra work surface for my trimmer and things.

I finally got all my clear stamps into CD cases or CTMH cases. I need to buy one more storage basket but will wait until the collection grows again. This is a never ending storage battle. I have all my wood mounts in bins on top of the storage cabinet or in Iris carts below my desktops. It's crazy how many stamps I have!

I put all my buttons and flowers into small containers and sorted by color. It takes up more space than my other bins, but is so much easier to find what I want by color.

Here are my paper racks. Each is about 6+ feet tall and holds all my paper and cardstock. Except for Christmas and Fall/Halloween. The big drawers behind the desk are filled with those papers. It's crazy. Really.

Here is a blurry photo of some of the shelves I have. This used to be just a few shelves, but I've slowly taken over more and more space! Now that older ds is graduated from our homeschool, I took over all his shelves! We have 6 of these tall book shelves for homeschool and I've taken over 2 of them! It's a sickness...

Ok, now that you got a peek at my workspace, here is the card for 365 Cards. Today we were to make a school-themed card. I think I'll send this to my BFF's dd for her high school graduation.

I used Bo Bunny and Basic Grey papers. The 3-D stickers are Daisy Hill and the "tape measure" sticker is Making Memories.

The compass is a K&Company charm. I used twine to tie it to the card.

Here is a view of the dimension of the card. It was fun to make. I don't get a chance to make school-ish cards since I am the kids' teacher! My oldest started college yesterday and so far he's enjoying himself. He'll be at home for at least 2 more years before transferring to one of the UC campuses. So, it will be two years before I can take over his room for Gloria's Scrap Emporium! hee hee


  1. Dang girl, your Scrappy space rocks....I love it! I have a hallway...yes, a hallway....I'll have to clean and organize before taking pics...I work better in chaos...{okay not really but that's what I keep telling myself}...anywho's, you rocked today's challenge Gloria!!!

  2. I love your card. Your workspace looks much better than mine. I need shelves, containers and such. I'm working out of cardboard boxes for the most part. I need to put a sign on the door that reads "Can you spell Hoarder?"

  3. Wow Gloria !! Great Scrap Place...love it..its so open and bright. You have organized it very well.
    Lovely card...love the charm.

  4. WOW my friend you did a fantastic job on the card, I love everything about it and now mine pales into insignificance lol. It really is wonderful Gloria. Now. . . your scrap space is to die for. I only wish I had half as much storage space as you have. One can never have too many stamps.

  5. Wow, wow, wow, and W O W!!! What an amazing workspace! Love your card too - lol!!!

  6. LOVE your space and your card!!
    that's an awesome charm :)

  7. super card and your work space is another story!!! it's super-do-per..wish it was mine!

  8. What an awesome space...and I like the card too. Now see this is why I have gone digital...I really don't have the space nor the monies to do it like you do. I like seeing what I can get out of PSP and making it look realistic is my real challenge,

    You keep doing what you do! Hugs

  9. Love your card!! Also you're space is fantastic! I wish I was organised.. maybe I will have a go at tidying up so I can take photo and show you :) xx

  10. well you rocked the challenge!! and what a scrap space!! WOW! :)

  11. Whoa! Your scrap cottage is fantastic! I have a corner in the lower level of my TH, I'll send you a plane ticket if you will organize for me {lol}. Your card is great also, love that protractor charm and the BG papers.

  12. Love your craft space! So cool to have so much space! :D One day...someday, I will have so much space too! LOL :D

    Regarding your questions on my card (Super Sketchy Sunday), yes I used punches. Fiskars, to be exact! :)

  13. wow. I am drooling over your entire craft space. Love it!!!!

  14. Anonymous1:02 PM

    oh my!!!! I want to come and play!

    -- dalis

  15. Wow!
    I'm from Sweden and just LOVE your scrappy space and I love your God too!
    Bless you!

  16. Love your workspace, Gloria...I wanna come and "play" again:)

    You're card is awesome, too!

  17. Gloria...your work space has left me jealous and drooling. Wow is all I can say...enjoy!

    Great card.

  18. WOW, amazing, how HUGE your space is, just like an office!! I came here from the cropstop forum, but WOW... i can't say that enough.

    If you watch my sneakpeek craftroom (it's not ready yet for a total picture show ;) ) that's sooo tiny...

    anyway, GORGIOUS!
    luv, karin

  19. Anonymous10:13 AM

    HOLY COW, Gloria!!!!! My jaw just dropped to the floor!!! Your scrap SUITE is beyond awesome!!! How the heck do you keep it so neat!