Scrapbook Studio Tour

Pin It! Well it's finally done. My hubby and I finally got the video done of my scrap/craft/sewing room. We tried hard to get it done before vacation but didn't so worked on it this weekend and here it is. Enjoy! Don't forget to watch part 1 & 2.




MrsANS June 13, 2010 at 9:04 PM  

This is amazing! You wouldn't believe the 'space' I have to work in :) Your room is very awesome!!

mary noble June 14, 2010 at 1:06 AM  

Hi Christie,
Wow these were awesome tours of your craft space - I am drooling and wonder if you would ever want to leave your room, with a refrigerator and that beautiful ceiling. You and your husband did a super job - organizing, the sliding, hanging stuff, easy access, even room to add more things....I see you even had your cat helping lol. It was so cool that when I was watching, I would look at one of the drawers and say "open that one" and then you would do it so I could view the inside! You looked great too - love your top - recognized the brillance little ink pads....very clever kitchen makeover....can I come over and visit and spend the night in that room?! he he Thanks for the tour!! You look rested from your vacation... Mary RSD buddy

Nicky Stevenson June 14, 2010 at 3:51 AM  

Wow! What an amazing craft space - you have got SO MUCH stuff! Almost every piece of art equipment I can think of. Just wondering why you haven't got a sink in there though, that would be really useful. Thanks so much for showing us though, got some great ideas for storing the small amount (relatively speaking) I have.

Donita June 14, 2010 at 4:21 AM  

I am in awe! That is such a great workspace! I could get lost for days in there. lol I have but one question for you, Christie. - How did you get into crafting and what is your most favorite thing to do? Ok, 2 questions really! :)

marts061 June 14, 2010 at 7:13 AM  

You are certainly amazing. I have never seen a room so organised. I would love to see the rest of your house.WOW!!

Anonymous June 14, 2010 at 7:28 AM  

LOVED the tour of your ARTHaven!!!!! GREAT job!!!

Sally Johnson June 14, 2010 at 7:46 AM  

This is one of the nicest rooms I have ever seen... I am currently redesigning my craft room, and so it is still a work in progress. I don't think it will come out as nice as yours... Thanks for sharing...

Unknown June 14, 2010 at 8:08 AM  

Here's the answer to heydoni's questions... I got into crafting very young as my Mom, Dad & Grandparents were always trying new things. I would help them alot and learned along the way. I had a great Home Ec teacher in high school and then went to college for Fashion Design & Merchandising. I can't say I have a single thing that is my favorite thing to do, I love to sew, quilt, scrapbook, other paper arts, make jewelry, home dec, I could just keep going on and on. I just wish there were more hours in the day and more bucks in my bank. Why couldn't have found a cheaper hobby, like napping? LOL.

scrapperbecka June 14, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

Your room is awesome it looks like it took you forever to do.. Didn't you have a bigger room at some point, this one looks smaller then the last time you posted your room?

Angie Hall Haviland June 14, 2010 at 11:43 AM  

WOW...DREAMY!!! It's so pretty.....but(I wouldn't use a darn thing LOL I have to see it to remember I have it):O) Enjoy...wishing you many many many happy years of ARTING it up in your studio :)

OH OH ... I do love the magnets on the stickles trick. THANKS for sharing your tour...tell your Hubby thanks too!

SO-HEY-LA June 14, 2010 at 12:26 PM  

I love your craft room! It is absolutely beautiful and the best one I have ever seen. Where did you have your cabinets made?


Sherry Ferguson June 14, 2010 at 12:37 PM  

Thanks so much for the tour Christie! You are a lucky lady. I love my craft room and do not know now what I would do without it. If you have a moment maybe you can take a look at my craft room and give me a few tips on what i could do differently in there... (Keep in mind I live in a rental right now) You can find the album in Photos located at the PBS Swapper Site. Thanks Christie!!

Jen June 14, 2010 at 1:14 PM  

wow! Now I wish I hadn't moved away from Streamwood. We could have been scrapping/crafting buddies!
Enjoy your space. It's really wonderful.

Monique June 14, 2010 at 1:21 PM  

Christie your craft room totaly rocks. But does look nice an well oranized

Anonymous June 14, 2010 at 2:09 PM  

I'm blown away - how long did it take to
set up your room - one question where did
you get your ink pad holders that is on
your counter top - I've been looking for
something just like that
you work in heaven


Eve June 14, 2010 at 3:10 PM  

thanks for letting us VISIT your studio! :-) I esp. liked your idea of Stickles! Very practical, and neat! And i luv your helper! She is so cute :-)

TheScrapDiva June 14, 2010 at 4:23 PM  

ok so when are you coming to my house to reorganize me. I thought I was pretty organized but watching these videos makes me want to redo my room for the 100th time. LOL

Unknown June 14, 2010 at 5:32 PM  

All of the cabinets are from Kraftmaid cabinetry. You can view some of the cabinets online at , we purchased them through Home Depot and then installed them with the help of my Dad. :) I combined kitchen and office cabinetry to fulfill my needs of storage and counter heights. I like the height of the tall counter when I am doing standing work like cutting or layouts and low counters for other tasks. I also wanted to make the most of all wall space available so I hung some wall cabinets with as much storage possible.

To answer another question, I got my ink pad storage from Ebay. I bought it for $40 each (I have 2) each holds 72 ink pads. Each slot is wide enough to hold the average size ink pad or a distress pad and refill bottle. The seller is called Pastimeworks and ships from Brantford, Canada. The item is called Stampin Storage Rack Up to 72 Ink Pads Stamp Pad. It comes natural wood color and then I painted it white. Hope this helps

Michelle June 14, 2010 at 8:34 PM  

Beautiful room! I love how you have it organized. You have sooooooo much stuff! Do you buy supplies in bulk or thru a group buy? I was in a group buy club at one time but not anymore :-( If there is another one I'd love to hear about it! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous June 14, 2010 at 8:55 PM  

Totally awesome room! I've gotten a lot of great ideas on how I can get my "craft room" to look. Thanks so much for sharing. Great room!

Mary T

Anonymous June 14, 2010 at 11:01 PM  

totally jealous here lol...I have as much stuff, but no way does my room resemble yours! You can come over anytime and help me organize tho...u need to get yourself published! tyvm!

Bridget Martinelli June 15, 2010 at 12:38 AM  

You have been very blessed.. lucky girl, so much, but so organized..

Anonymous June 15, 2010 at 1:13 AM  

Amazing room. Thank you for sharing it with us!!! I think it is so funny.... I too keep a little bowl of Jelly Belly's next to my computer. Gotta have something sweet to snack on when your too busy to eat real food!!!


Jennifer June 15, 2010 at 6:26 AM  


I don't think I have EVER seen anything like this!!! :) Your craft room is absolutely AMAZING! That was so nice of you & your supportive hubby to take the time to share it with us.

What are the dimensions of your room? I think you are seriously better equipped than most of the local scrap stores I have been to! I'm disappointed to see that you couldn't fit it all in one room, though! That's quite a closet you have across the way. That's pretty crazy that you need it, though. ;)

Happy creating,


Laura lok June 16, 2010 at 12:29 AM  

wow wow wow. I just love your room June 16, 2010 at 8:06 AM  

Thanks for the video. I have to say that I love the ironing board! I know all that scraping stuff & I comment on the board! But I sew Cricut Covers and am sewing as much as I scrap!

Anonymous June 17, 2010 at 6:26 AM  

Wow is all I can say! You have a scrap studio/sewing studio to die for! It is amazing! I wish mine was that nice. Great video.

cdm317 June 17, 2010 at 7:17 AM  

Your organization is inspiring! I LOVE how you hung the stickles!

cricaholic June 17, 2010 at 11:33 AM  

HOLY MOLY!!!! You are the MOST ORGANIZED CRAFTER I have ever seen!!!I LOVE IT ALL!!! I'm following your ORGANIZATION & CREATIVITY!!

Karen (TLgirl353) June 17, 2010 at 12:55 PM  

Christie- what an awesome room- I am so jealous! Did you install all the storage and cabinetry at one time? Or did you add storage as needed?

Unknown June 17, 2010 at 4:11 PM  

I'm impressed! What a great room! I love your slide out drawers. I was getting worried that you didn't have much paper until the end. I felt much better when I saw all your paper because that's what I have the most of! You've thought of everything!

Karen (TLgirl353) June 18, 2010 at 5:24 PM  

Hi- I sent you an email reply to your email to me early yesterday, but not sure you received it. Maybe I ended up in your junk file????

Ladybug June 18, 2010 at 9:18 PM  

That is definitely a li'l piece of heaven. Wait! No, it's a HUGE hunk of heaven!! You are soooo lucky! Beautiful organization! Love it.

Have a boo at my room. I would love to get some pointers from you. :-)

Create With Joy June 20, 2010 at 6:08 PM  

Dear Christie,

Thanks for visiting me at Create With Joy and inviting me over - your creative space is amazing!

I SO enjoyed the video tours and all of the wonderful ideas you have incorporated into your room and hallway! I signed up to follow you and look forward to sharing your room with my readers in the near future!


Whitney Cantrell June 22, 2010 at 2:03 AM  

What a wonderful hubby to let you get your creative mojo on! Your room is so amazing. Right now I have 1 wall in my bedroom and half another one with all my craft stuff and my hubby is about to kill me for having too much stuff. LOL! I keep telling him that a girl can never have too much of anything and he just shrugs and says ok.

I will keep your room in mind so that we we get out of the Air Force and can settle down and buy a permanent home I will know what I want and need to get. What an inspiration! Keep up the amazing work and can't wait to see what you create next.

Blah June 27, 2010 at 7:54 PM  

Thanks for sharing your room! I am new veiwer of your blog, and I am in awe of your work. =)

Anonymous July 1, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

Hi! I loved viewing your studio video's! It's lovely! I showed my husband and he said, "wow, someone really does have as many supplies as you"! I kept telling him I wasn't the only one! LOL! Everything you showed I kept saying I have that, I have those, etc. Except I don't have the Gypsy or the Slice. I do have 2 Cricuts though. I also just got the Cricut Cake too but haven't tried it yet. I love the stickles storage idea and am going to do that. I have a small bedroom for my studio and now will have another small bedroom since our daughter moved out. My dh and I will be organizing them this summer. I can't afford the beautiful cabinets you have right now, but they gave me some terrific organizational ideas! I love the hanging file bags for stickers. I'm going to do that and for rub ons too. Would you mind telling me the dimensions of your room? You can answer here or my email, which ever is easier for you. My email addy is Are you the Christy with the online store? If so, I have purchased some great items from you a few times! Well, thanks again for sharing!

Anonymous July 2, 2010 at 4:53 PM  

Christie, Your room is fabulous! I am a long time crafter so much of my treasures are practically in every room in the house. Your hobbie room is something to strive for. Happy crafting and thanks for the inspiration.

Shoshi August 14, 2010 at 2:17 PM  

Christie - just found your 2 videos on Youtube and really enjoyed my "virtual tour" of your awesome room. I'm trying to organise my room at the moment and you've certainly got some wonderful ideas! You must spend so many enjoyable hours in this great space making all the beautiful things that ou share with us. It's just marvellous!

Peggy in Portland November 18, 2010 at 3:52 PM  

Loved this. Now I am going to copy you and use my wood magazine holders for my 8 1/2 x 11 paper! i just recycled tons of magazines ..
Peggy in Portland

love2quilt95 November 21, 2010 at 3:40 AM  

Christie, what a wonderful craft studio. It looks like we share some of the same crafting interests. I too, have a great husband who supports my many hobbies. My craft room is small in comparison to yours and definitely not as well organized. I need some help there. What projects do you do with your Designer, and do you digitize your own designs? Would love to see some of your embroidery projects and quilts. Thanks for videoing your space. I'll have to show my husband so he'll know I not the only person with so much stash!!!

love2quilt95 November 21, 2010 at 3:45 AM  

Christie, I forgot. Where did you find the interlocking cutting mat?


Anonymous January 15, 2011 at 11:22 PM  

Oh my, what a wonderful craft studio!!! My friends always tease me for being so organized and now I see that I am not the only one. I recently moved to a new house after 17 years in my old one and now have a "blank slate" of a room to fill. I love the overall look and feel. I too sew, machine embroider and quilt BUT I'm also a bit of a compulsive remodeler and builder and so would love to see your "plans" if you have them. I see that you used Home Depot's Kraftmaid Cabinetry and mentioned the Container Store which I can peruse. Did you consider IKEA and then decide not to use them for any reason? Can you tell me where you purchased some of your other organizational finds, like the black pull out boxes? Thanks so much for sharing your room. Absolutely LOVE it!!!

Kathleen February 15, 2011 at 12:18 AM  

Is your room always so clean? You are THE most organized person I've ever seen! I want to be like you when I grow up haha Congrats on a great room, you are blessed.

Anonymous February 16, 2011 at 11:17 PM  

Wonderful tour! Do you have a business? I just can't imagine what you use all of that for, I have honestly never seen anything like it, except at a craft store.
Janice in NC

Anonymous March 11, 2011 at 1:23 AM  

IT is just unbelievable, you have everything BUT the kitchen sink....I cannot imagine a studio without water to mess up, mix, clean etc etc BUt then I see everything is so must be not only very organized but very clean-no mess for this lady. Hats off.

Anonymous April 9, 2011 at 8:48 AM  

Gorgeous room. I've scoured the universe looking to two of the things you've used for organization....the shallow embossing powder trays with lids and the very shallow, clear acrylic trays with clear round containers in them for small doo-dads. I'd love to know. Thanks for any light you can shed!

Nana711 November 13, 2011 at 7:50 AM  

Beautiful room. Thanks for sharing.

PrincessPammie January 20, 2012 at 2:34 AM  

I have watched these videos with my hubby time and time again and thankyou for these as we can now create a room based on this and come up with something that will suit my needs...We love what you have made!

RuthAnn July 12, 2013 at 9:40 PM  

It was so good to see you back in the emails, I was able to learn so much from your earlier teaching. I was curious why you seemed to just disappear. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Take care.

Unknown March 9, 2017 at 11:41 AM  

I would love to see a list of cabinets, that large cubby holder, the island etc. You are blessed with a very loving husband.:)

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