If there's one scrapbooking-related topic out there that continually inspires me, it's that of organizing your scrap space. There are so many different ways to organize your stuff that the end result is almost always a reflection of personal style, method and taste. I go back and forth between scrapbooking on my living room floor and actually using my designated scrap space. (Partly because the living room is so convenient and houses the TV--as entertainment is a MUST--and partly because my scrap space isn't quite "me" yet so it's not the comfortable, creativity-inspiring environment I need to scrapbook).
So while I'm still searching for the "right" color combo, the best way to arrange the furniture and the "right" way to organize my embellishments, papers, tools, etc., I find myself drawn to the rooms others have created for the inspiration I need to create a space of my own!
I had the privilege of reading through the virtual tour of Karen Russell's office (pictured at left) that she posted on her blog this past Monday and was completely and utterly wowed. (Is wowed even a word? Hmm...) Using her traditional photographic flair for documenting life, she gives you an up close and personal view of each component in her new scrap space so when you finish reading through it, you're ready to move in! (Or at the very least, "borrow" a few of the ideas...)
Melissa Kaiserman posted a few snapshots of several different workspaces on write.click.scrapbook's website several weeks ago that I saved under my "favorites" because it's a great resource for finding unique ways to store different categories of product in your workspace. The best part about her series of posts about organization was all of the tips and tricks to designing a personalized workspace, the close-up analysis of how she pared down her supplies with suggestions as to how (and why) we can (and should) do that too, and finally her tips for actually using and enjoying our scrap space.
And if that's not enough inspiration for you, scrapbooksetc.com has a whole section of their website dedicated to organization, including an article on low-cost, creative scrapbook storage solutions! (And who's not looking for budget-friendly options these days!)