Today for your viewing pleasure you get a real treat. Here is a peak into Christy’s scrap space.
My office is one of my favorite rooms in our house. Probably because it's painted a very soothing aqua blue color which just relaxes me to be there. I also love my office furniture not only because it's functional but because my husband built most of it. He built me an "L" shaped desk. On the right side the table top is only 24" wide (just wide enough to fit my computer, printers and office stuff). On the left side I had him build it deeper to fit a 12" shelf (that sits at the back of the table) plus another 18" of scrapbook space. It worked out perfectly! He built also built the bookcase on the right hand side of the room. Unfortunately in our old house our ceilings were 10' tall, but this house (which was built in the 70's) is only 8' high. So he ended up cutting off two of the bottom shelves to make it fit! He backed both the bookcase and the shelf with beadboard and then painted all of the furniture dark brown and sanded it down in places to give it a worn look. I am the kind of person who has to hide most of my scrapbooking stuff. Whether in baskets, boxes, or drawers I find it works best for me because I am not an organize person and this way I can just throw it in the drawer and close it! ( If you know me, I don't even fold my clothes, I just throw all my shirts right into the drawer.. is that bad?)
Okay back to my room, on the right hand side of the room, is where my bookshelf is. I store my patterned paper, cardstock, and acrylic stamps in magazine holders (both 12x12 and 8x11) that I purchased from Ikea and Karen Foster Designs. I also have a few baskets on this bookcase that houses my Making Memories foam stamps, mini books, and tools that I don't use very often (like my heat emboss gun, glue gun, die cut machines etc). On the top shelf I have photo boxes that house items like beads, fibers, thread, glitter etc. The bookcase is also home to my Albums filled with layouts.
Next to my bookshelf I have two tall furniture cabinets that I purchased at Target a few years ago. They were on clearance and at 30 bucks a pop were perfect for me (I am a very cheap person! LOL). They have 7 drawers in each of them that are 8"x15"13. These two pieces are reserved for my Making Memories product only. (Making Memories is great about sending us products to use for assignments.. YUM!)
Each drawer holds things like rubons, stickers, chipboard, tags, buttons, brads and metals, tools and accessories (like the grommets, tag maker and punches), and least but not last all my Making Memories ribbons! Next to my furniture drawers is a chair I found at a thrift store... I put rollers on the bottom so when guest come, they can roll around from space to space with me. I also use it to sit and read books, and magazines.
Above my comfy chair, is the Making Memories MOS wall organizers to display my children’s artwork and favorite layouts/product on.
The left side of my office is where the real work is done though. On the scrapbooking side of my "L" shaped desk, is where I keep the tools and products I use most. On the bottom shelf I found a fun basket with 6 slots in it that holds stuff like scissors, hole punches, stapler, adhesives, etc. I also have a couple of other baskets that hold my inks and other most used tools. On The second shelf I keep all my non Making Memories ribbons in jars and a basket that holds all my Making Memories glitter. The top of the shelf was a perfect place for all my Making Memories paints, which I coordinate into rows by color. I also have pictures of my family above this space, which is great because it's where I scrap and spend most of my time looking.
I have a few other fun things in my office like my green two-teired basket which the lovely Keisha Campbell MADE ME BUY.. and I love! It holds Making Memories storage bottles full of buttons and other fun products. By my office door I have a 3-tiered wire basket that stands about 5" tall, that I purchased at Tai Pan. It also holds Making Memories storage bottles full of flowers and all of my other flowers as well. I love using baskets for storage and my "assignment/project" basket is no acception. I purchased a wire file basket that holds 8x11 hanging file folders. Each time I have an assignment due for Making Memories or Scrapbooks Etc. BHG magazine, I gather my papers, pictures, and embellishments and put them in a folder until I am ready to work on it. I also use it to store layouts and projects I have finished before I mail them off. It's a great way to stay organized!
So that is my scrapbook space! I forget to mention the one piece that brings my whole room together. I purchased the rug on my floor a few years ago at Shopko and used it in my living room. When we moved into this house, and painted my walls blue, I knew that this rug had a new home! It has all the wonderful colors I love so much and just grounds my space and makes it feel welcoming! I am blessed to have a space that I can work and create in. To be honest I am a very messy scrapper, and although I appear organized, if you look closely you will find clutter in corners and paint, ink and glue dots on my scrapbooking desk.. but I love it. It makes the room feel "lived in". Thanks for letting me share apart of my scrapbooking life with you! I hope this inspires you to find new ways to organize your scrapbooking products!