This is Amy Heller's beautiful scrap space!
How is your scrap space organized? My scrap space is organized in two separate methods. First is by current collections for my Design Teams. I keep those collections in upright file boxes nestled within reach on my deep set window above my sewing machine. I try to keep everything separated by collection so they are easy to find and reach for on a daily basis. The second method I use is by color. For all of my non-design team product, I set all of my patterned paper out by color within reach behind me in my IKEA bookshelf. I also do this with all of my embellishments in separate compartmentalized open boxes that I lay inside baskets in my bookshelf.
What products must you have within arm's reach? My paper trimmer, adhesive, my two favorite punches, buttons, and my sewing machine.
What do you love most about your scrap space? I love that it's a reflection of me in nearly every way. It's a place that is all mine and while I'm there scrapping I can sing as loud as I want to my own music and no one can here me because it's in the basement! ;)
How often would we find you scrapping? 3-5 days a week I'm making something, but I'm in my space every day doing blog posts, or just trying to get it cleaned up for the next project!
What makes your scrap space unique? It's a very odd shape, with very limited wall space. And while it's in the basement, I still have two large windows that provide me with some natural light. I even get "visitors" from time to time - one summer I had a frog on the screen outside of one my windows for days. It became a great source of entertainment for my kids!
Any other tips or things you want to tell us about your scrap space? Don't get discouraged about constantly trying to find the best way to organize your space. As I mentioned, I'm constantly trying to figure new ways to more effectively store my goodies. Try out a little of all the new ideas you come across. Not everything will work for you, but some will, and when that does, keep it then move on to the next item. Right now, I'm trying out a new idea for organizing my paper die cuts by color. I'm hoping because it worked for me with my buttons and brads, that this will work for these odds and ends as well.
Thanks for the tour Amy!