Welcome to Part 8 of a 10-part series called Where We Scrap, where our bloggers share their scrap space with you. This week, Kelly Klapstein is sharing her space.
Hello Canadian Scrapbookers!
It’s Kelly here today and it is my pleasure to invite you into my studio for a little tour. I do have a small room that I call my own where I scrapbook and write. I’ll be the first to admit that organizing is not my strength. Ha ha! Most of my studio has pieces and decor that have sentimental value, and I also have special treasures on display that make me happy.
The most significant piece of furniture in my studio that really helps me stay organized is my Scrap Box. I love it!
I bought it (well, I got it for Christmas) a year ago. Here is a close up of all the containers that I filled up with my scrapbook supplies. My youngest daughter went crazy with the electronic labeller and named most of the compartments.
Another place of storage is this painted teal dresser….which was MY baby dresser from 50 years ago! I wish I had left it a natural maple colour, but I painted it for my son’s bedroom when he was a toddler. The drawers stick but I can’t seem to part with this.
Sitting on top of the dresser is my sewing machine and this Ukrainian cross-stitch cushion that my grandmother made.
A few years ago I bought a glass display cabinet from Ikea so I could have a safe place (dust-free) for all my keepsakes. The “K” wall hanging to the left was made by my youngest daughter at school last year.
Here is a close up of what’s on one of the shelves. Does anyone recognize my old doll, Mrs. Beasley?
My computer, scanner and tool caddy sit on a vintage wood table that I inherited from my grandfather. It definitely has a “distressed” look, but I love it, and it is really long.
Beside my tool caddy (which I bought at Michaels) are some special items. A clay pot that holds my pens was made by my older daughter. The stapler was my dad’s when he was young and working out of his home office in our basement.
The cat pin cushion is my mom’s. Check out its tongue….a measuring tape!
I have a very special painting hanging on my wall. My dear scrappy friend from Newfoundland, Michelle Marks, painted this for me and brought it to Edmonton a year and a half ago. She is so talented!
I also have a painting my older daughter did when she was 9 years old. It makes me smile and forget that she is a teenager now.
For more storage I also have a wardrobe and closet just outside my studio that house a lot of supplies, boxes of photos and albums.
Am I super organized? Not really. But I am definitely a happy scrapbooker when I am creating in my sentimental studio!
To view more of Kelly’s projects, please visit her blog, Kelly Creates.