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This is where I share my recent scrapbooking creations, updates on my little family and more scrapbooking. You have probably found your way here through Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine blog hop for the Creative Spaces Vol. 3 magazine or you are my loyal family!
This is big news for a small town girl from the Northeast. I will be buying every copy in a 20 mile radius! If your on my Christmas list, you know what you will be getting!
Paper Crafts team has suggested we share some of our scrapbooking space, behind the scenes photos of the "photo shoot" or maybe a tutorial. I have decided to share some photos of my space. Some have been posted here before but I am pretty sure most of you are happening upon my blog for the very first time, so all I share will be a surprise.
When you get to my "big spread" in the magazine, (pages 78, 79, 80 and 81), after my mugshot you will see photos of this enormous, over sized, back-breaking, 500 lb, custom made oak desk with hideous gold knobs (pg 80). The magazine mentions that a "friend" made it for me. I told Paper Crafts staff who really made it for me, but they thought it best to be generic and say "friend" instead of the truth, and suggested that I share the story with you myself.
Truth is, an inmate made it for me. One of the long-term kind:o) Yup, you read that right. I had it made in the woodworking department at a correctional facility that I used to work at. The inmate even signed underneath if you need proof! Why you ask, I am not sure! Maybe he thinks he will be released and become famous and I could turn this hefty monster over for folks to see his autograph.
It is loosely based on a desk I saw in a magazine. It is amazing, if you don't have to move it and you can get passed the knobs. It has custom pull outs, slide outs, drawers, 13x13 adjustable storage on both sides, storage space and two flat surface pullouts for additional work space.
I do gasp at the thought that the inmate may be released from his life sentence, leisurely strolls through his local craft store, picks up this magazine at the check out and happens upon "his" custom desk and the fact that we have called him a "friend!"
Here are a few of the behind the scene photos. If I shared them all, you would notice a pattern..... a brown, sexy, beautiful beast on the floor in each shot. I had to lock her in a bedroom so the poor photographer could work his magic. I must say, I have seen the magazine and he has made my teeny tiny craft space look gigantic!
So this is a tiny glimpse into my space where I create.
You will see more details in the magazine. I love the light gray cabinets I have as well. They are from Martha Stewart's Home Decorators Collection from Home Depot. I love love love the thin wide drawers that come with dividers if you want. I like a clean space so having all of these cabinets with doors, for me, is essential. Plus, my studio is inside the front door of my house so I NEED quick clean up.
So, sneak peek is over. You gotta buy the mag to see the rest!
I will have to charge for any autographs:o)
I truly appreciate each and everyone of you that stops by.
Hope to see you again.
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