Saturday, May 30, 2009


I ended the previous post talking about my dream space. So I thought I'd show you where I currently work.
Its located on the far right end corner of my living room. Its made up of an IKEA desk, a custom built hutch, and a folding table. The custom built shelves sit on top of the desk and house ALL my supplies. A total of 8 shelves:
*1 for rub-ons, over-sized letter stickers and some misc things
*1 for patterned paper & cardstock, sorted by color
*1 for more patterned paper, sorted by manufactor
*1 for buttons, stickles, and prima flowers
*1 for paints, chipboard pieces, large tools and large ribbons - all inside photo boxes
* 1 for photos, small ribbon, embellies(eyelets & brads) and cuttlebug/sizzix dies - all inside photo boxes
*1 for my cricut carts - organized alphabetically
*1 for my Lexmark P4350 Printer/Scanner/Copier and my Cuttlebug.
In the center of it all and directly in front of me, I have some IKEA drawers, which stores my everyday tools: inks, staples, craft knife, sanding paper, adhesives and pens. To the left of that is my Cutterpede trimmer and extra Cricut mats. To the right are some older & current magazines. On top of the IKEA drawers are some round tins and my sketch tin. Above is a cork board where I display some of my work, hang notes and keep track of how many layouts(LOs) I've completed.
My poor Cricut Expression sits on top of a toy shelf. I always feel like its secluded from the rest of my stuff, but the space is limited. However, I LOVE it dearly and don't know what I would do without it.
My HP laptop sits on a folding table. Another of my dear tools that doesn't have the space it deserves.
So without further interruption I present to you a picture of my space, so you can put it all together.

Here is a close-up of the hutch:

Saturday, May 23, 2009

My Scrapbook Dreams

My biggest scrapbook dream would be to get published in a magazine; either it be paper or e-zine. Coming in 2nd would be to win a recognized cotest or challenge. Or being part of a Design Team. Lastly but not least I would love to have a room just for scrapping with LOTS of space and tables. I think most of my furniture would come from IKEA. I just LOVE that pace ofr office storage(DISCLAIMER: This is my personal opinion. You might not find this to be true). It would have LOTS of windows for natural light. I could go on & on but for now I have to deal with my little scrap desk - which I LOVE, btw.
Sunday, May 17, 2009

About Me...

Time for a proper introduction. My name is Marlene and I'm 25 years old. I've been married for almost 6 years now. Together we have 2 handsome boys; DS#1 is almost 5 and DS#2 is almost 2. These two active little boys + the hubby take up most of my time, so I decided to become a SAHM. And I just LOVE IT! I get to be part of their daily experiences and see them grow up - which they are doin pretty quickly. Anybody know how to stop them?
Anyways, back to me. I have always been on the creative side but nothing really caught my FULL attention; cross-stitching, sewing, painting, etc. Until I discovered scrapbooking about 5 years ago(2004) while pregnant with DS#1. I loved and LOVE the idea of being able to do something creative and at the same time preserve the special times with my son - now children. But who knew I was going to be so bad at it!
Here I am, 5 years later owning every possible piece of patterned paper - not really - and yet I just finished DS#1's first year album!! Oh! and I haven't even started DS#2's album and he'll be 2 in June! I like to say that I can't find the time, but the truth is - I'm a complete HOADER! I love collecting supplies!
Friday, May 15, 2009

About This Blog

You can expect this blog to work like any other. It will serve as a place for me to show-off my projects; random pictures & thoughts; some Cricut Design Studio .cut files I've created; as well as some occasional BLOG CANDY.

You may also see some of my chipboard albums or altered items for sale. These will be very rare occasions and one-of-a-kind pieces.

All comments are welcomed and greatly appreciated, but PLEASE refrain from posting anything that can be considered rude or offensive. All posts are subject to my APPROVAL.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009