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Darkchami
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Posted: 2/11/2013 10:38:03 PM
A bit of both. I have a stool for when I get tired of standing. Usually I have to be all over the place for materials, so standing is my most natural state.

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Posted: 2/11/2013 10:47:57 PM
Both. I usually stand for everything except adhering everything. Now I need to learn to scrap one handed since I cant scrap with the baby crying so I will be holding her a good bit


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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:09:04 PM
Sit
I have never even thought about standing.
But I don't have anywhere high enough to stand at so I'll stay sitting


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Posted: 2/12/2013 12:04:34 AM
I switch between the two and have periods where I can't sit for long and I need to stand to get anything done, at the moment I am sitting.



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Posted: 2/12/2013 12:16:31 AM
I sit. I have never thought of standing.

As I use the same desk for computer work as for scrapping it would be difficult to stand and I don't have room for two workspaces. But I like the idea of standing.

One day, when I win the lottery and can have a really large craft space I will have both options (I can dream can't I?)


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Posted: 2/12/2013 12:18:44 AM
Mostly stand but I do have a high chair that I can use when I am tired an need to sit.

Have you thought about making a stand to sit on the table to raise the level of your work to suit your height. Far cheaper than a new table and it gives the option of sitting or standing.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 12:20:53 AM
Definitely sit!! However, if I stamp - I usually stand at my kitchen counter for some reason.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 12:58:27 AM
I stand. My hubs built me a counter to work at. I have a stool but I rarely use it.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 1:09:47 AM
Sit. But my ideal is probably to sit on the floor and have everything spread around me and use a board or a very low table to scrap on!
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Posted: 2/12/2013 2:08:58 AM
I usually sit. When I started scrapbooking I was work a job where I was on my feet all day... the last thing I wanted was more standing.

I do often stand up and rearrange stuff on my layout for different perspective, though.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 6:54:50 AM
Since I prefer a clear work surface, which requires me to move between my counter-height project table & supplies along an adjacent wall, standing works best for me. I also have a saddle stool nearby to lean against when contemplating element placement (or, more often, serve as a surface for stamped projects to dry) & a comfortable slipcovered accent chair & ottoman in a corner (where I sit to sketch or draft journaling). HTH

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Posted: 2/12/2013 7:09:05 AM
a little of both for me!

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Posted: 2/12/2013 7:12:14 AM
I always stand. I can't scrap straight sitting down! I'm always that girl in the back of the room standing up at crops.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 7:23:29 AM
Because I use a regular dining table, I sit. Its not comfortable for me to stand over a lower table. But I would like to get a higher drafting table one day so I can sit or stand.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 7:32:36 AM

I sit to think, but stand to work.


Me too! I have learned that standing gets my creativity going while working on a page, like I'm more free to pile on the layers and sprinkle in the embellishments! Of course, I also need some music to bee bop to!

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Posted: 2/12/2013 7:34:31 AM
I sit but I think I would like the freedom of standing. I was just thinking last night on how I could rearrange and change my room so I could have the option.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 8:12:16 AM
I sit when I'm doing detail work like inking or fussy-cutting; but when I'm designing my page, moving things around and placing the elements, I stand. It's the only way I get a proper perspective of the layout. I need that extra foot or so of space between me and the layout to "see" things better.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:13:43 AM
i do both (i have bad knees


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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:17:35 AM
I stand. A really cheap way to try standing is to by a set of bed risers from the dollar store or Winners (in Canada) and set your normal table on them. After that I used them when I go to crops so that I am comfortable standing.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:33:16 AM
I do both... I have a regular height table, but I find myself standing a lot of the time, so I can get a better look at things from the higher angle. Doing it too long hurts my back, though, so I end up taking breaks and sitting again. (unless one of the cats has snagged my desk chair in the meantime, lol!)

I wouldn't mind having a higher table, but I'd make sure to get a higher chair, so I could still sit if I wanted.




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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:11:56 AM
At home I stand at my craft island. On retreats I sit at the tables. We need a couple of counter height tables at our retreat location.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:14:53 AM
I like to sit and will roll my chair across the floor to grab whatever it is I need instead of walking over. Gotta have fun when scrapping, right?


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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:21:40 AM
Both. Mostly stand putting page together. Sit when using the die cut machine.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:30:04 AM
SIT! I stand at work so when I scrap I sit but I am also up and down. I have bone issues so sitting too long either hurts my hips or my knees



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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:35:51 AM
Sit, but usually stand up when using my trimmer just so I can see it better and also so I don't have to move it in front of me.
I don't have anything standing height but besides that it makes my legs hurt after a little bit.



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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:49:59 AM
I sit and use my scrap n easel. Bad back.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:57:44 AM
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Posted: 2/12/2013 12:14:26 PM
Sit!!! I am to tall to be standing... All tables are to short to even think about standing!
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Posted: 2/12/2013 1:28:48 PM
I do both but would prefer to stand all the time but need a high workspace.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 1:50:05 PM
I sit, but I stand to journal and to make sure things are straight!

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Posted: 2/12/2013 1:51:35 PM
I stand, I can't sit and scrap.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 1:55:54 PM
Similar to at least one other poster: I sit to think/plan and stand to work. Once *doing*, I need to move around and have 'straight-down' perspective.



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Posted: 2/12/2013 4:24:15 PM
I'm a sitter!


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Posted: 2/12/2013 6:12:26 PM
Both....but mostly stand......


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Posted: 2/12/2013 6:16:21 PM
I stand while resting my knee on a chair. If I were to sit, I would either need an adjustable chair that wouldn't look good at my dr table or a telephone book which would be uncomfortable! The only time I have ever sat was at the crop I went to in January. Everyone had an ergonomic chair. It was heavenly!!!


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Posted: 2/12/2013 6:17:17 PM
Both. It depends on what I am doing. Journaling, I have to sit. Using paper trimmer, I have to stand. I stand to get everything lined up and attached. Actually, I guess I stand more than I sit.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 7:38:39 PM
both .just depends on what i am workin on.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 12:03:15 PM
Stand. My table is high and I just find myself more productive that way.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 12:07:59 PM
I've always sat. I've never tried standing though.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 1:26:38 PM
I stand bcz I'm in a smaller space so constantly moving around to get stuff out. At crops I sit. I do have a high stool type chair with a back I found in the Ikea clearance section, its perfect. My Dad built my counter height desk top with this nice white wood he gets from Lowe's for cheap.
But I try to stand as much as I can to help stay in shape! I wish I had a standing desk at work too.






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Posted: 2/13/2013 2:10:18 PM
Stand. I never know what I want to use... if I'd sit I'd be up sooo often to grab other things.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 2:10:24 PM
Stand. I never know what I want to use... if I'd sit I'd be up sooo often to grab other things.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 2:22:18 PM
I ALWAYS sit to scrap. I'm lazy like that.

BUT, I read a tip in a CK idea book a LONG time ago that once you are finished with a layout, you should lay it on the table or the floor and look at it while standing. This gives you a bird's eye view/perspective and alerts you to anything that might be a bit crooked or out of place. It also helps identify any trapped white space. I know it sounds crazy, but I have found that it DOES work for me.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 3:19:18 PM
I stand. It helps me to get that first creative flow going. Once I am off and running I usually try and sit down, it just depends on how the project is going.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:15:31 PM
I stand to scrap and sit to write my journaling. When I had a dedicated scrap space, I had my desk at countertop height with a barstool to sit when writing. Perfect combo!


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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:49:07 PM
I'm a stander. Hubby made me a custom work station to accommodate my height! No back problems from leaning over!

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Posted: 2/13/2013 7:59:43 PM
A little of both. My scrap room, I sit. But if it is too cold down there or for whatever reason I need or just want to be upstairs, I will bring my stuff up and stand at my kitchen island. Sometimes though I do stand at my scrap table too. Different vantage point. LOL Gotta make sure everything is straight and lined up.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 10:04:10 PM
I do both. I find standing I do things faster...better mobility??


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Posted: 2/13/2013 10:13:07 PM
Both, I usually start off sitting, but moving around to get supplies I end up standing!



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Posted: 2/13/2013 10:26:46 PM
Both! Drafting desk with a drafting chair.
Perfect height to stand or sit in the chair.


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