Let Me Take You on a Trip: a Tour of My Craft Room

Let Me Take You on a Trip: a Tour of My Craft Room
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Lately I’ve been so busy with work, that when I come home and finish making and eating dinner, I just go off to my craft room to escape and create cards.  I usually have TweetDeck open on my laptop so I can watch my tweet stream and see what my Twitter friends are up to.  My husband enjoys watching TV shows and Netflix DVD’s, so I usually craft for a few hours before we get together in the family room to be couch potatoes.  Last weekend, I felt badly about diving into my hobby after dinner most night because there is laundry to catch up, things to put away, and grocery lists to write.  It’s not responsible to only have fun and no responsibilities, so this week I promised my husband I would take this week off from making cards so I could spend more time working on the house.  It’s been difficult to keep from making cards, but I have stuck by my word and that is why I don’t have any crafty new creations to share with you today.

Instead, let’s take a tour of my craft room!  It’s more functional than it is beautiful.  I used to have my home office in here, and there are still remnants of work in the room: paper and workbooks in the ugly boxes, business books on the bookshelf, and a hutch full of gifts and promotional pieces for Sellers and Buyers.  But, it works for me.  So, here’s my functional craft room – I made this video on February 14, 2010 with my digital camera.  I had to turn the quality way down for the file to be small enough to fit on my SD card.  Little did I know I’d get a Flip Mino HD camcorder the next day for my birthday!

To quote my favorite band [Depeche Mode], “Let me take you on a trip….” to where I write my blogs and create my art!


If you’ve shared a video or pictures of your craft room, please share the link in your comment below!  I’d enjoy taking a tour of your crafty place.

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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  1. Really inspiring! What a nice space. No wonder you spend a lot of time there.

    Makes me want to do my craft supply reorganization that is long over due. I haven’t made cards since I started knitting, but maybe if I get everything tidy I might get some ideas.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh my! Awesome. I want a craft room! I’m usually buried in my art supplies, books and other stuff. Nice DM posters 😉

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