As promised, here is a little tour of my scraproom! Each month Webster's Pages asks one of their design team girls to show a little glimps of their scrap space and about a month ago I volunteered for this one...GULP! That put the fire under me to get my room cleaned up a little better! So you'll see a post about my room over at the Websters Pages blog as well today. My scraproom is pretty much like I've had it for years, but I did finally take out the old shelving that used to be on the right side of the room and put in an Ikea cubicle shelf system (there was also an old toy closet that I cleared out....the girls are getting a little old for some of the toys that were in there, I did however put some of their more classic toys in storage, it's hard to let go of those baby/toddler years).
I think probably the most outstanding feature of my scraproom is the slatwall my dear husband installed for me a few years ago. This has been a great organizational tool! I can work on a layout and then at a glance pick out a few items that I feel will nicely compliment the layout I'm working on. One thing for sure about me....I'm a messy scrapper, when I'm in the middle of making a layout the room can look like a bomb hit it. BUT, I always clean up after each and every project. I feel too overwhelmed to start a new project if my space is upside down, so once I'm done, everything goes back into it's place, ready for the next time. Pictured below is my slat wall (My childens friends call it 'Your Mommy's Store'! lol!)
Hmmm, I do use Ikea a lot for my scraproom...the little shelves here for my little jars of odds and ends blooms are from Ikea, as are the little glass jars.
The desk and shelving is from Ikea as well. I love flat drawers for storing scrap goods, I don't like my drawers deep because I feel like digging for stuff makes them all messy, I like to see at a glance the product I have available to me. Here's a little peek in a couple of the drawers....
And here is another view of the cubicle shelving on the opposite side of the room. The pink bins are awesome for storing the 'eyesore' type stuff (loose ribbon, fibre, lace etc). I also store my albums (standing up) in the lowest shelves. My albums get pretty thick and I like to store them standing up so that the weight doesn't crush the more 3D embellishments.
Speaking of 3D embellishments....one of the most often asked questions I get is "What do you do with your 3D layouts?" Well, as I said, some of them I do store in albums and binders....but I also keep some in those plastic Iris boxes made for 12x12 papers that you can get from Michaels. These I take and rotate out to hang in the frames I have on my wall. I'll change out the layouts every couple months or so. Here are the ones up on my wall at the moment.....
So all that leaves for me to answer is..."How do I store all the papers and embellishments I get for my design teams?" Those I like to store in the clear plastic Iris containers (you can see some of these boxes beside my slat wall in the above photos)....I store my design team product by collection, so that when an assignment comes up, all I have to do is pull out the box that holds for example "Everyday Poetry" and I'll have all the papers and embellishments at my finger tips.
And before anyone comments on the red chair that really does not go at all with my room....it's comfortable!! LOL! Actually I had meant to make a cover for it that is more in keeping with the room but time got away from me....if anyone has any great suggestions on how to make a nice cover for the chair let me know!
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my scrap space and hope that it's helped spark some ideas for you! xx