As many of you know, I am an avid scrapper and crafter. I spend many nights and weekends working on my projects and it always brings me such joy. Over the last few years, I've done more and more of my scrapbooking away from home. The reasons were twofold: First, I, quite frankly, didn't have a lot of space to work. I had a small L shaped desk that housed my cutting mat, my printer, my computer, and most of my tools. When I worked on a project I had no where to "leave it" so I could finish working on it later. Crafty/Altered Art projects were often done in my garage where I had some elbow room. My so-called craft room doubled as a guest bedroom and the room was overflowing with so much stuff (much of it in boxes) that it became harder and harder to SEE what supplies I had. As a result the room felt cluttered and uninspiring.
Second, I love to "create" with others. I do love attending crops (day, evening, and weekend get-togethers of scrappers) where I can swap ideas with my friends. This was something impossible to do at home. Also, believe it or not, I had more space to work which allowed me to get more layouts done.
Well . . . I may still attend crops but now I have a true Craft Studio to call my own. With my hubby's full support I finally transformed our guest room into my personal paradise! As a scrapper, I feel like this room is my own little Disney World -- the happiest place on earth!
I am still working on decorating the walls and plan on replacing the folding chairs with nicer (and more comfy ones) but at least for now I can invite a couple of friends over for a crop of my own. I really love my new room -- I don't think I've been this excited about something so "material" since I got my Barbie Townhouse . . . back in the day!
So, what do you think? Can you see why I'm so happy these days?
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