was the subject of the Real Life challenge for Scrapbook Trends May 2010 edition. I cleaned up my little corner of the house (oh how I wish I had a room with a door and a lock these days!) and took some pictures. I don't have a room with custom cabinetry or matching boxes and baskets. (Well, I have a few matching baskets) But overall, there's nothing very shiny and new about my creative space. Since I didn't want to go into the standard "here are my cropper hoppers and here is my chipboard" details of what is where, I focused on the collection vintage tin containers that hold most of my supplies. I pick them up yard sales and flea markets and in our previous house, I had them on display in the kitchen. Here in my M'town kitchen, however, I don't have the shelf space for them. I decided that instead of selling them off or putting them in storage I would make them earn their keep. Now they actually contain things, and they do a pretty good job. I'm happy to have the vintage graphics in a place where they might actually inspire a bit of paper craft. (Layout photo removed for publication)
That crazy Sassafrass Lass paper I've been hoarding has finally found a home. On this layout I also used those new plastic script Thickers that I really like, and some old photo sleeves I got at a yard sale. (I go to a lot of yard sales!) Speaking of vintage, I used some old Making Memories brad stickers on this layout because I thought they looked a little 'old typewriter key-ish'- they date back to 2006, easily!
Here are a few of the photos from the 'session' - I am partial to old tin picnic baskets and coffee cans. For a while it was old peanut butter cans (back in the day, around the 20's, the stuff came in cans).
The "new stuff" is here until I use it or decide it's time to put it away, plus crackle paint in the peanut butter can - glittery stuff in the coffee can.
another old coffee can with vintage thread from and estate sale and ribbon, along with a vintage planter
and let's not forget my muse...Mr. Peanut. Old 1960's/70s Mr. Peanut. He didn't make it into the layout because I couldn't figure out a graceful way to get him in there - but I've got a whole shelf of him over my desk. I'll have to do an Mr. P layout one of these days...