Friday, June 15, 2012

Frosted Designs Crafty Space Blog Hop


Hello Friends!

Welcome to the Frosted Designs Crafty Space Blog Hop. 

Perhaps you came from Brenda's Blog and you've already seen her crafty space.  Isn't it fun to see how everyone scraps?

I know many of our blog hop participants are planning to show you their studios all neat and tidy and then another shot of how it looks when they crop....but I don't have any messy pictures to show you because my studio always looks the same.  I don't work well in chaos...but I do have a surprise picture for you at the end.


  My stand up scrapping area with drawers and cabinets for storage



My most used tools right at my eye-level for easy reach



Can't do without my inks and tool caddy



       My built in book shelf where I store my paper, dies,
embellies and a few tools I use often



My die cut station (rolls into the closet when I'm done)



My sitting down area - where I do digital work, stamping and coloring



My crazy angled closet where I have wall storage for important 
media and drawer storage for design team products 
and various less used items



Surprise - I live at a scrapbook retreat.  Five women sleep in this 
room every weekend and my husband and I move out of the 
house so they can have big scrapbooking fun with their girlfriends


So there you have it.  My scrapbook area.  We've owned our retreat for five years, but have always had a separate home where we actually lived.  When we retired last year, we sold our big house and moved into our retreat.  So I pared down my supplies (VERY FREEING) and my husband designed my space so we could still have our guests and I can have my studio.  Before we moved here, it was just a really big bedroom, but now it does double duty and it does it really well.


Oh and I can always move downstairs to our crop room to
work if I have a big project and need to spread out.


So now that you have seen my space, hop on over to see Laurie's studio

I have listed everyone's address below in case you want to hop around on your own.

Ann  http://annsnovemberrose.blogspot.com/ 
Happy Hopping!
Susie

49 comments:

Ann said...

Living in a scrapbook retreat! WOW! I love it - and want to visit!!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful craft space. I have one of those tables you're using as your die cut station that looks like the TH Vagabound on it. I have my Cricut on mine. Thanks for giveaway chance.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lynn said...

WOW..you must be in heaven living there. What a gorgeous space and how much fun to live at a Scrap Retreat. I'm in awe of how organized you are!

Andrea Fogleman said...

Very very cool idea! Thanks for sharing

BrendaB said...

You have everything organized so well, Susie! Looks like you have a great space for a scrap retreat - love that awesome crop space!

April said...

Wow, how cool is that???

debbiebakk said...

I'm jealous this is a dream of mine to have and run a Scrapbook Retreat- everyting looks so nice and organized i too like to keep everything very neat- maybe too neat..oh well thanks for sharing your space and Happy Scrapping!

Lori Apgar said...

Wish you were closer to Nebraska!!! What a great space and a fun retreat house!!! I am no where neat as you are, but I love how you laid everything out!!

Audra said...

Great Space and great job wish I had my own retreat

Ashley Horton said...

I love how neat and clean your space is Susie!!! And how AWESOME is that, that it is used for a retreat also!! So fun! Love all of your storage areas!

Catt said...

Good Day Ms Susie!

I Really Love your space i wish i can have this neat and organize space..This is really AWESOME! All the best!


God Bless!
Catt

Susan Martin said...

Wow.. that is amazing :) Always at a scrap retreat LOL I love your ink storage!

Lydia said...

Wow Suzie! Very awesome space. Love that!

Karen Bahit said...

Oh Suzie... what a lovely retreat home... I would LOVE to come one day...

Blessing on your home/retreat home.

Hoppily,
Karen

Nikki said...

What a kewl space and it's a retreat too very kewl

Allisa said...

You retreat sounds very cool! So glad you have a supportive hubby....no way would my hubby uproot on the weekends!

Julie Dionne said...

What a surprise indeed :-) I'm impressed ! I must say, that retreat looks so inviting ! Love the colors, and such a neat space. Thanks for sharing !

CarlyJo said...

angled walls and rooms are so hard to work with, you did great with the space that you have. I can honestly say that A scrapbook vacation is on my bucket list, Look out, you may see a Carly Jo coming to sleep over a weekend soon!

Angela said...

Right away I noticed the wainscoting! Beautiful! Love the blue paint color with it too!

D- said...

Wow that is so cool! What a fun space. The beds were a surprise. lol.
dmcardmaker at aol dot com

sandee said...

Interesting, but if you live in the retreat, where do you and hubby go to? waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Susie said...

Sandee...we have another property to escape to. I don't think most people could do what we do. But we love our customers enough to do it!

Christina Ketelsen said...

SWEET.....Love the area you have to work with! I'm speechless to your area it's beautiful and lovely, so very jealous! Thanks for sharing Susie! Look forward to visiting again with you! Christina

loulou said...

Beautiful love the colours, the retreat definitely looks invitiing, cheers Linda

JennyH said...

How cool you live in your own scrapbooking retreat : )
Great fresh looking space.

Karons Krafty Korner said...

What a fabulous space and wow your very on retreat:-) TFS

Lori said...

Oh my goodness, how awesome!

Sandra said...

Love it!
Sandra

The Twinkie Diaries said...

How refreshing to see a clean and organized space. Would love to know where you found your ink organizer. I have all mine in a shoe box. Not as user friendly.

Channa said...

What a surprise!! Too bad your retreat is too far for me.... but i love it! It's looks so nice and well organized. Channa

Cat said...

That was an unexpected discovery at the end- very cool! Xx

Teresa Jaye said...

WOW Susie - that is a surprise - and how cool is that?
Your space is beautiful and I'm sure your guests just love coming there! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Ooooh! A Scrap retreat?! How fun!! You're a girl after my own hear too...I love the Vagabond! I sooo need to get my hands on one of those ink tool holders, and your ink caddy is awesome! Where did you get that?? Love your room, and hopefully one day I'll get to "retreat" at your house! How awesome would that be?!

sarahstone said...

Do you live anywhere near north-eastern WI? Man, I want to go on a retreat and work in your lovely space!!! I wish I could be as tidy as you! Maybe someday.... :)

Sarah
sarahstonecreations.blogspot.com

Emily H said...

Wow! That is incredible! What a surprise. That sounds like it could be a lot of fun!

Ceal said...

oh wow what an awesome thing to do. I want to live at a retreat :)

julie e said...

Love the space and the crop room.

LindaV said...

Wow! A scrapbook retreat...now that is interesting. Hmmmm Great space and great idea.

LindaV
TheTulipcollector

scrapbaby! said...

I'm a stand up scrapper, too! But be very intersting to live at a retreat! Looks beautiful! :)

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Awesome space! Love the idea of a scrap retreat and your standup space with all of the storage below....thanks for sharing!

Becky B. said...

SO COOL that you live in a scrap retreat! Love that your diecut stuff is on a rolling cart...great idea! Thanks for sharing your space with us. :)

Kim said...

Beautiful space! Thanks for sharing! What a great space to have a scrap retreat :)
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

So neat, clean and organized! Beautiful room to create it and so surprised that it is also used for a scrap retreat!

Antonia said...

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.
kisses kisses

Antonia P. Italy

Laurie Petritis said...

Holy Moly Kazoli !! Wowzza!!

Susie said...

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments and compliments. For those of you wondering about my ink pad storage, here's the scoop. You can call The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie , Tx and order one too. 972.923.3151.

Roxy said...

This is just so beautiful, I can only dream of having a space like this - truly incredible!!!

Jingle said...

Wow! How fun! Your place is so nice!!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Wow!! This is so cool!! I want to live at a scrapbooking retreat!!!! I love how neat and organized everything is!!

Barb :)