Hi all! Nicole S. here with a peek inside my scrap area. I recently did a big overhaul of my area, including refinishing an old bedroom dresser to create a large, counter height desk. You can read all about that transformation on my blog here...this post today will focus on how I organize my space. I share my scrap area with the rest of the family since it's in the playroom on the first floor of our house, off the kitchen. I love that I can be working on a project while the kids are playing in the same room or my husband is watching TV on the couch. My desk is along the long wall of the room between two windows.
Since creating my new desk I now stand to scrap and I LOVE it. Why I waited so long to try standing and scrapping I'll never know. :) It makes the whole process much more efficient. I do have a stool at the computer end of the desk though for surfing and working. It's nice having the computer at one end so I can scrap while the kids are playing online, etc. Before I show you how I organized everything I'll say that I have been working to really purge my stash down over the past couple of years. Almost everything fits in the desk itself, and that's how I want it to stay. I found that having a ton of supplies didn't make me scrap any more. It actually sort of hindered my creative process (since I had to look through it all!), so I decided to only purchase what I really love and if I'm not using it to give it away. I really only buy SC kits anymore which really helps cut down on the clutter. I also have a little corner of the playroom closet that I use to store extra things like SC crop bags full of older SC lines, older BasicGrey papers, my paper scraps, mags I've been published in, Disney themed embellies I've collected to use eventually, etc. So there's a little more than what I'm showing...but only a little! Really! :) I tried to type everything on the photos themselves so you can read as you look.
And that's my little creative space. It's still a work in progress (can't wait to get my shelves up above the desk), but I really love it so far. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to answer them as best I can!