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Scrapbook Room Updates

As I posted in my scrapbook room tour, I was initially not thrilled with industrial-type shelving in my room ... but like so often, my hubby knew best, and as I used it, I fell in love.  These shelves hold a TON of stuff ... but as I got more albums completed and more supplies, my "decorative" spaces were being compromised.  I want to have a nice balance of supplies and decor, with it all being cute, fun, and inspiring without clutter.  We rearranged a couple of things and made room for another shelving unit, leaving a small square of unused space in the corner where the shelves meet up.  At first I didn't like it, but after I saw how it looked, and that all the shelving space would be usable, I was OK with it.  :)  As I began re-organizing, I realized how bare it all looked ... and then decided it would eventually get filled up, like the last time! :)
Here is how my room looks from the doorway.  My previous post talks about my CREATE letters, the light fixture and the shelving.  In this photo, you can see that only a small space is left to waste in the corner with the extra set of shelves, and I just had to rotate my rolling paper cart for it to have a space too.  You can also see my uncut "science fair" foam board piece that I am using for a photo backdrop, and on top of the shelves are my "mechanic" lights that I've been experimenting with for my lightbox.
One of my favorite views in my room.  I *LOVE* my albums and embellishment vases, and now instead of being on two shelves, they just wrap around to the next shelf.  :) 
After taking these pictures, I realized I hadn't labeled my albums from last year yet (the last 4 on the shelf).  You can also see my 2012 Book of Me, my cute lantern, the two Container Store boxes hold my large punches, and my border punches.  The candy store jar holds my small punches or ones I don't use very often.  There is a closeup of my tray below, so I'll get to that in a minute.  In the white photo box, I have all my Doodlebug sugar-coating and crushed velvet assortments, my Pebbles chalks, and a small metal container with paintbrushes.
On the top shelves, I have my word books displayed, leaning against boxes.  The Container Store box behind my Sooners book holds scraps and other unwanted/used items.  When it gets full, I donate it.  I made three large donations last year, and so glad to be rid of things that others can get use out of! :)  Behind my Vegas book, I have a photo box that holds extras of my Xyron refills, tape runner refills, etc.
The top of my desk holds lots of cute things that I love.  Almost all have been talked about in the first scrapbook room post.
This is the side of my L-shaped desk, and my wall.  I rearranged my matching mini desk shelves and my wall decor.  My shelves hold a couple of magazine holders, my larger Xyron, a basket containing my Fiskars stamp press, Cuttlebug plates, ATG, and the bottom shelf ....
.... holds some containers of Sharpies, Zig pens, and colored pencils.  You can also see on the right, my circle Coluzzle that I use pretty often, a stamp cleaner pad, baby wipes for my stamps, and a scrap basket for white cardstock.  Also, you will see two rolodex files.  I will be very upfront about my OCD, and just say, for the record, I am a NUT!  One rolodex holds a card for each stamp I have, separated by category (hearts, Christmas, travel, etc) with a notation of the manufacturer and stamp name on the back.  The other rolodex holds a card of every Silhouette (and Kerri Bradford Studios) shape I have, also categorized.  It makes it soooo easy to go through these than my boxes, bins and files.  I can also see in a matter of seconds just how many different "ticket" stamps I have, for example, or what phrases I have, for that matter.  Of course things are all cross referenced.  I mean, that would just be silly not to at this point, right?? :)
On the side of my desk, which is really my actual "workspace," I like to keep a few things within reach, and I love that they're in unique containers.  I found this two-tierred dessert stand at Walmart before Thanksgiving, and it now holds my go-to punches and my needle/floss container.  There is a clear office-type pencil cup that holds my bone folder, scissors, some decorative scissors, Coluzzle blade, X-Acto knife, files, etc.  The tray I am quite proud of! I found it at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $3.27!  I brought it home and Josh gave it a quick coat of flat black spray paint.  I then used Mod Podge to secure a scrap of wrapping paper (also from Hobby Lobby several years ago) to the bottom.  It's not perfect, but I absolutely *LOVE* how it came out.  It holds another organizer full of adhesives, glossy accents, etc., my small Xyron, a cute decorative clothespin that I couldn't resist at Michael's, and a few floral frogs.  I also have my Cuttlebug and another Michael's find, a men's 'valet,' that I put my embellishments in that I plan to use for whatever project I'm working on.
This was my original big clothespin, also from Michael's, that I decorated with an extra-large Petaloo Color Me Crazy flower, a Doodlebug flower in swimming pool (that matches my walls), a button, and a Doodlebug swimming pool jewel.  Too cute! :)
Back to my shelves ... I bought a couple of small black woven baskets to hold my most-used stamps.  They are easy to flip through and pull out what I want, or I can just take the whole thing to my work area.  I also found a couple of these large metal mesh baskets at Target for $2.50.  This one holds all my inks by The Paper Studio and Doodlebug.  The small white basket holds my Versamark embossing ink, a few chalk inks, and my Distress Inks.  The Container Store box holds all my Stampin' UP! stamp sets.
Here is my other Target mesh basket, holding odds and ends, large brads, smaller alpha sticker sheets, DoodleTwine, KI Memories Puffies and Clips, etc.  The photo box holds a couple of organizers with felt, Stampin' UP! brads, larger chipboard flowers and tags.  The smaller plastic containers hold my large collection of white flowers, which is too much for my embellishment vase, Doodlebug cute cuts, and some various label stickers.
You can see in this photo that I have lots more display space now.  I can show one of the Las Vegas albums (black glitter) and my Book of Love.  The lower shelf holds my vertical paper storage (I still have my unpictured rolling paper storage cart), a couple of 12x12 paper pads, Cuttlebug embossing folders and alpha die sets, empty storage containers, and the blue basket holds a couple of Doodlebug chipboard albums that I have yet to use, and some other do-dads.
This was another Hobby Lobby clearance tray.  I went back after the first one turned out so well, but couldn't find one that cheap.  I think this one was about $6, but it is thicker and had a different finish.  Another quick coat of flat black spray paint, some Mod Podge and left over wrapping paper, and I have another stunning piece of organization that I'm proud of! :)  This tray holds my embossing powder containers, a vase full of my embossing powder bottles, a small metal pot holds my new obsession, Smooch Spritz, and some Ranger Mini Misters that I tried to make my own with.  Also found another one of those big clothespins.  I plan to decorate this one too. :)
I decided to put my seldom used alphabet stamps into this candy store jar.
I saw a recent discussion on a forum about how you store letters, etc.  I used to be an avid cross-stitcher, so this is a re-purposed floss organizer.  I have several different leftovers from various chipboard alpha sets, many KI Memories acrylic alpha sets, and the last few remaining letters from used up sticker sheets (mostly Doodlebug).
And, my favorite recent scrapbook room addition ... my Cameo! :)

I hope you've enjoyed this tour of my scrapbook room.  I know I enjoy sharing my space with you! :)