Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Creative Space

Hi! My name is Tiffany Hood, and I've been scrapbooking for about 15 years off and on. I'm a mom of three and lucky to be married to my high-school sweetheart for 9 and a half years now. I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for a few years, and am now on the design team for Lifestyle Crafts. I love doing anything with paper, and I love bling!

This blog is a way for me to show you the projects I create for the company I design for, as well as all the other projects I create.

I think it's fitting to start off by showing you where I create. This space has evolved significantly over the last 4 years, from a 4 ft long desk in my laundry room, to overtaking the dining room table, to a few cabinets in my husband's office, and finally to a space fitting for a paper crafter like me (the "take over the whole room and get out everything you own to make one project" type) know anyone like that? (wink). Hold on're in for a LOT of photos.....

I knew I needed a LOT of table space, so I put in as many desks as I could fit, as well as a lot of chairs for those tables so I could have friends over to be creative with me!

The room is about 400 square feet. It's one of those rooms that's weird shaped, and in a weird place, and you're not sure what to do with it.... well I knew what to do with it. :)

The desks and bookcases are from IKEA. The white cubes are from Michaels, and the chairs are from Office Depot. Most of the decor is from Hobby Lobby, and the curtain I made myself :) The paint color doesn't show up well in these photos, but it's Enamelware by Martha Stewart paint. My favorite color is aqua, so I wanted a toned-down soothing version of aqua for my room.

 I planned the room with "stations" but wanted the versatility of being able to do one huge project across all the desks if needed. It comes in handy when sewing, but also comes in handy when you're an extremely messy crafter like me and literally use every single desk for one project!
This was meant to be the main "work station" and it sometimes is, but I'm embarassed to say that I need more space than this, so I end up all over the room, which works for me (unless I have my friends over to scrapbook, then I have to tame myself a bit).

aaaaaah..... embellishments. These are among my favorites because I love bling! I'm a "layered" scrapbooker, not linear or symmetrical, and I use a lot of embellishments, ribbon, paper, diecuts, and bling. I'm also kind of a neat-freak (when not in the middle of a project) and everything in every cupboard and every drawer is color-coded, labeled, organized, and everything has a place.
everything also ends up in rainbow order.....I like it that way:) It's pretty.
Here's my patterned paper collection, it's organized by theme, and then sub-categorized by company, and matching embellishments are packed in next to the paper. I try to keep collections together. Embellishments that don't go with a specific paper line go in other places. Everything in the room is a collection. I see myself as a scrapbooking supply collector, because I think I need everything I see :). To my credit, though, I do use everything I have, and love every second of it.
My motto
This is one of my favorite things in the room. This was given to me by my maternal grandmother, and it's five generations of the women in my family, all around age 18. It's a treasure.
The TV is entertainment for the kids mostly. It's not hooked up to the cable, and I wouldn't watch it while I'm working anyway, but the music's for me. I love listening to my favorite music anytime I'm in here.
This is the sewing area. I love this huge table. My mother's a fantastic seamstress, and Home-Ec teacher, and she taught me to sew when I was around 8.

This huge cupboard is from Home Depot and has my stamps and art supplies and albums, as well as art supplies for my kids so they can be creative with me.

These drawers contain the rest of my tools, like stamp blocks, crop-a-dile, adhesives, more embellishments, distressing tools, etc. And I LOVE my Clip-It-Up.
When my husband kicked me and my supplies out of his office, he also kicked out these. He says he can't have a "man cave" with these on the bookshelf, so they're here with me, and very welcome :)

This is where I work the most, because there's a lot of space, and my paper cutter and Epic 6 are here, as well as drawers where I keep my L Letterpress paper, inks, dies, and tools. I have a couple of OTT lamps, because the one window and three lights on the ceiling are not enough.

This room is my oasis. I love to come in here and take a little time for myself doing something I love after a day of caring for those I love. Hope you enjoyed the tour.


  1. Tiffany, I love your room! Our organization styles are very similar, so I truly appreciate all the hard work that you've done in there:)
    You've got a great eye for style! I also like to arrange thing in "rainbow" order haha I agree that it makes things look better. I can't wait to see what you will create for doodlebug, so happy to be on that team with you.

  2. Your craft space is AMAZING!! (and a dream space!) One day when we own a house, I am going to look back at your room for some great tips! Thanks for sharing! I know this is a little late, but I love your room and your style!

  3. I just have to say, you are an inspiration to me. I LOVE this room and hope to SOMEDAY be able to a space like this of my own. I love crafting and wish I had more time to do it...I love organizing parties and event as well and put my whole heart into every detail. My husband said you are like my twin. lol Great job, it's awesome. Just thought I would share that.

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  5. You're so sweet! Thank you for your nice comments! I've done a bit of work lately in this room and have expanded and added a bit. I'll be posting about it in a couple of weeks, so you can see what it looks like now. :)


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