It is separated a bit from my main scrapping area in the studio, along the same wall as my vertical paper files that sit atop a black bookcase. I recently purchased the writing desk online - after dragging husband to no less than 5 furniture stores on a Saturday afternoon proved fruitless. I patiently waiting for it to go on sale, so I could upgrade from a flimsy 4 foot folding table. This desk is sturdier, 6 inches longer, and has drawers too. The finish and style are a good match to the glass front bookcase.
On top of the desk, starting on the left is my Journal Card Organizer from Organize More. Then sits an Ott® natural daylight lamp, if needed. There should be ample light coming in the window during the daytime.
Next to the lamp is a tin of daily life subjects stamp sets that I have not used yet. After I use the clear stamps, they are filed by manufacturer in the matching Making Memories stamp bin on the far right of the desk. Next, a small spinning tool caddy holds the extra set of tools that I normally keep in my crop bag. It will be simple enough to transfer them back when I take my scrapbooking on the road.
Slightly to right of center is an organizer by Making Memories organizer with blank 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 plain, kraft and lined cardstock, transparencies, and a plastic envelope of pocket size cutting dies. This one, and the one next to it were picked up at Tuesday Mornings years ago. They provided storage inside my cabinets, until I switched out their contents to keep my pretty black and white color scheme. You, no doubt, get that, along with the fact that I lined the bottom of the drawers with some one-sided Jenni Bowlin papers, by sliding them under the removable dividers.
Inside the drawers I have basic tools like small punches, adhesives, rub-ons, etc. and a little room to move other things here.
When my sister-in-law “dragged me” to IKEA in early September before our weekend crop, I came across this beauty. I had just about talked myself out of the Raskog, but before leaving I was smart enough to “drag her” into the AS IS section – and saw this floor model, preassembled, pretty cream color, perfect condition and on sale for 20% off. The savings paid for 2 Antonius organizers to go in it, and a small floor mat to sit under it was discovered for only $3.
However, it was sis-in-law who scored big in the AS-IS section. Next to the Raskog sat an already assembled Alex drawer unit, with a bit of ever so slight, totally fixable damage on the back side, for her craft space at enough savings to pay for a brand new Raskog!! Can you believe we got that all into the back of her little hatchback car (should have snapped a pic). It was fate, absolutely meant to be, I tell you.
Now, let’s get back to my Raskog.
The container set hanging off the side is actually a shower organizer I found on clearance at Target. I grabbed two, just in case they would work as well as I hoped. They work even better -- because the large part fits nicely over the edge with uprights and the little containers can hook onto the rim of the shelves, if I so desire. Right now they hold photo pens and various doodads.
Here are the Raskog contents so far:
|Top:||Many 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 cards, some in pads from Pebbles. I had previously stored kit club cards in the Close To My Heart medium organizer – which by the way fits perfectly on a Raskog shelf. But I’ve been dwindling them down steadily, and hope to continue. I cut up a bunch of those 12 x 12 Lily Bee alphabet sheets that contained 8 different colors each and moved them here.|
|Middle:||My Sizzix Sidekick with some matching dies, plus date stamps, a black stamp pad, self-sticking notepaper dispenser, some enamel dots and cards of other embellishments.|
|Bottom:||Partial Becky Higgins Project Life card sets in old Studio Calico boxes, some Flair markers and gel pens. I’m not currently using the third Antonius divider in my cart.|
I’m hoping having a separate workstation for Project Life will keep me motivated to keep up. What do you think? Will it work?
I think it will take a few months of scrapping in action to know if the arrangement is right – but I’m pretty sure already that this will be more fun.