I’ve posted before about my love of the amazing product, THE SCRAPRACK. I bought one years ago and it’s made all the difference in keeping my scrapbook products organized. {HERE is an older blog entry about it}.

I do have a lot of my items in vertical Cropper Hoppers stored by manufacturer … my 20 or so favorites like Pink Paislee, My Minds Eye, and October Afternoon.

For the (many) things I have that don’t fall into those main manufacturer categories, I use my Scraprack to sort them by theme. It’s so nice so be able to say, “I want to scrapbook a Christmas layout,” go to my Scraprack, turn to the Christmas/Winter section, and find all kinds of papers and embellishments that go with that theme. Sure, I might have some Christmas stuff mixed in with my MME or October Afternoon vertical file, but who wants to go digging through there? LOL If I know I’m working with a theme, my Scraprack is the first place I look.

Anyway, I follow the Scraprack BLOG and the owner, Tiffany, recently posted the BEFORE AND AFTER of her scrapbook room makeover. In this particular entry, she doesn’t go into detail about the Scraprack (there are other posts on her site that do, though!). But it was fun to follow along with her photos and see how she put her room together. My favorite things are the handpainted flowers on the walls, and the cute flowerpot cart that she uses to hold tools and pens. I also agree with what she says about having a big room and needing to make it “smaller” to maximize your efficiency when you scrap. Great job, Tiffany!

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    I tried the Scraprack, and I liked the concept of organizing by theme. I gave up my Scraprack a few years ago when I had to move from a full craft room into a corner of hubby’s workout room (thanks to baby #2 taking over my craft room for her nursery… shame on her!), and I lost a nice chunk of counter space where my Scraprack used to live. I have now switched to Cropper Hopper sticker pockets (the 12×12 style), which I keep in a Store-in-Style drawer, but I have continued to use the Scraprack philosophy of storing by theme. It certainly does make it easy when I’m packing to go to a crop, and I know I’m working on a specific theme, so I can just grab the appropriate pocket and go!

    (Although I’m glad to read that you also keep your favorite manufacturers separate. I do that, too, for my favorites, and I was afraid I was the only one! I should just pull everything out and sort it into my themed pockets, because that would be logical, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. I like having all my Fancy Pants or Crate Paper or Glitz together! Somehow, my favorite lines deserve a place of honor and shouldn’t suffer the indignity of being grouped with the lowly themed collections. Ha!)

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