I think everyone enjoys getting to peek into other designer's scraprooms, right? It's fun to see how others store and organize the same types of products and tools that so many of us have. And while many of us have totally different ways of setting up our spaces, or have totally different types of spaces that we're working with, you never know when you'll see a new way of storing or organizing products that you can incorporate into your own space.
Scraproom Tour, by Diana Fisher.
My studio is the third biggest of four bedrooms in our home. It is upstairs and the windows look out onto the front yard and gets great light in the mornings. I had been in the smallest bedroom, but quickly outgrew that space a couple of years ago. I now have the space for two tables, two chairs and a bigger closet.
I usually sit at the desk facing the windows when I work from home for my job or use my Cameo, and I sit at the desk with the green chair when I scrapbook.
One of my favorite things about this space is all of the wall space. I have two Pier One frames with wire and clothespins that I hang many of my favorite pieces on before I put them out of sight.
Since I obviously like to keep my projects around for a little while, I also hang my layouts on hooks in the closet before I put them into albums. There aren’t too many hanging right now because I just went through a purge and filled up the albums. As you can see, the top of the closet is full and I’m going to need a plan B — I didn’t anticipate filling up the top shelf as fast as I did.
This is also where I keep my Canon, magazines, more supplies and lots of storage is in this closet. Papers and materials from past design teams, mixed media projects, felt, fabric … you name it, it’s in here.
The items I use most are kept on the desk first, then the two-tier wire basket on the shelving unit or in the little basket by the printer. I shuffle things around often so that what I am using most is always at my fingertips and I don’t need to sift through drawers or bins.
Plus it keeps my supplies fresh and I don’t use the same things over and over again.
Here on my desk I only keep a few mists and inks and supplies that I’m in the mood to use now, or are color-coordinated with projects I am currently working on. Then, with the change of seasons or holidays, they will swap out with others.
Here is my storage for the Bella Blvd goodies. I have them right near my desk facing the window in a 6-drawer roll cart.
It can be really easy to mix these drawers up, so one thing I like to do is use clear or glassine bags and binder rings to organize the items by type. Here you can see how I use the binder rings to connect all of the crochet flowers. I just grab the ring and then I flip though the colors. Easy peasy!
Stamps, chipboard and the tall sheets of stickers go in this drawer.
This one holds all of the cards, stickers, washi, buttons and flags.
And as a card maker for Bella, I wanted to show you how I store my cards. I use this small basket. It keeps them neat and ready to go for when I need them. When the basket gets too full, I go on a binge and send out a bunch of smiles to my friends and family, or I take them to work and hold a discounted trunk show and my co-workers by them for half the cost I would normally sell them at.
So, there’s my studio… Thanks for taking the tour and I hope you got some new and fun ideas for your space!