I purchased this book along with another one offered here in hopes that I would finally be able to get my scrap room functional. Iím moving my scrap room from a small room into a bigger room, and I wanted to do it right this time. Iíve lucked up with this purchase.
I have to admit this is by far the better choice of the two books. Iíve read the book more than once now and every time I re-read something different catches my eye. Not only does Jill explain simple purchased storage solutions but she also incorporates other items that can be found around the house or in thrift stores and yard sales. It doesnít matter if you have a small space or a huge room all areas are covered. If you are having problems with paper storage she has solutions. She actually has storage solutions for almost everything scrapbook related. I also have found a greater interest in packing for crops. Thanks to her handy tips I will feel more comfortable packing for a crop, and cropping away from home. Iím looking forward to an updated version.
And Jill, your studio is AWESOME!
Used in this scraproom: Scrap room plan 2
Normally I dont write comments.. but I have searched for a good book on organizing scrapbook/papercraft supplies and this one wins the prize!
Some books just show pictures of 'foofy' rooms filled with so many cuties things to store 'goodies' in that they are useless.
This book doesn't bother with how to 'decorate' your craft room, but which storage items are practical and actually provide good storage solutions. At this point in time I am in the process of reorganizing my craft room and have gotten a lot of good ideas from the book.
I liked the book so well, that in addition to storing in my computer, I printed it and put all the pages in page protectors in a notebook.. Now I can sit in my living room and flip through the pages and study the nice color photos !
If you are looking for a book on organizing your scrapping space, no matter how small or large, get this book..
I just started scrapbooking last year, however, I have not had the chance to do much because I do not have a specific area for my work. I needed some kind of guidance to get myself organized, and decided to purchase this guide. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! It is very informative, and now my scrapbook room is in progress. I'm only in the begginning stage, where I'm clearing out the clutter in one of my spare rooms, but that's a start. Thanks to this book I am in the right direction. I recommend it to EVERYONE who in in the begginner stage of scrapbooking. I have read it twice already, and have note and highlights all over it. GREAT IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS, AND PRODUCT!!!
Even though I love my Scrap Room I read this book from cover-to-cover and was NOT disappointed one bit! Many of the suggestion I already had put in place. However, there were a few that I was really impressed with. I have already implimented 1 of the ideas and plan on doing another 1 in the very near future.
Where I bought this on sale, It was definitely worth it ... I had looked at it over and over again but I just couldn't decide if I should purchase it or not, as I LOVE MY SCRAP ROOM. I felt like I have it pretty well organized, and after reading the book I still feel that way, however, again I WOULD REPURCHASE THIS eBook in a heartbeat!
During my successful career I always felt that if I went to a seminar or read a book and got at least 1 GREAT idea that I could use out of it, THEN IT was worth my time. This e-Book has many more than 1 great idea in it. Purchase it and sit down with a latte or cup of tea and enjoy!
I have written SEVERAL messages explaining that it wouldn't download. I keep getting form letters or pre-written (not live) responses. I cannot write a review because I cannot get the product!
I am very disappointed!
AHAA!! Someone who speaks the language of the logic-driven and the artistically challenged. I have limited space to devote to scrapbooking, a room that has to serve more than one function, and very little artistic ability, and yet I really want to preserve my family history through scrapbooking. This ebook by Jill Davis tells you exactly how to plan your space and get it functioning. The artistic muse then has a place to come and the visions abound. Iím not kidding; you cannot accomplish what your space does not allow. A must have if you are struggling with how to get the whole process started and succeed at it. Thank you Jill!
Candy S., Mesa, AZ
If only I had have been able to acquire this book 10 years ago. It has a great deal of practical ideas for everyone.
Come to think about it, this information could be utilised in so many different areas of the home, including the shed!!!
My favourite part is the items that have been used throughout the book for storage use etc can be obtained by one simple click on the links at the end of the book - very nicely done.
If nothing else, this book is enjoyable to read and inspires you to keep your area clean and as functional as possible.
I am in the process of moving my scrapbooking studio from the basement to a second floor bedroom in my home. The paint is on the walls, the closet is being fitted with pegboard and shelves and the carpet has been ordered. I received this book and am thrilled with the ideas for storage and organization. I have utilized some of them already. Fortunately, my husband bought me the "Original Scrapbox" for Christmas and this book has given me some great ideas on how to organize my tools, paper and embellishments. Thanks for a great product.
I am an organizing addict and I loved this book. The breakdown of the book into specific types of products is very helpful because I am the type to just flip to what I need instead of reading the whole book. But I actually went back and read the whole book and highlighted certain areas. And I also love that Jill shows ways to use everyday household items for storage and organization. But the very best part was that it was an E-Book and I had it printed in about 5 minutes after ordering it!
I am obsessed with organizing books!Especially when it comes to my craft room!I love the fact that it gives you suggestions on how to organize everything and yet you don't have to run to the store and start buying stuff...with a little imagination(and only God knows how much imagination scrapbookers have..)you can turn even a little nook into the craft room of your dream!And compared to other organizing book,the price of this one is very fair.I definetely enjoy it!
This book will help me tremendously in updating my current workspace and in organizing my scrapbook supplies. I love the chapter on "Organize Time". Personally, this is a huge obstacle for me. I can never seem to find time to scrapbook! Now that I've learned about maximizing limited time segments throughout a given day, I think I can finally put my mind at ease and let the creativity juices to flow. Thank you for a wonderful book!
I'm in the process of planning a hobby shop behind the house. Not only does this guide give me great ideas on how to set it up, it has excellent suggestions for making the setup less expensive as well as ideas for scrapping. I can hardly wait to get my building.
I've told my sister about the site since she's planning on converting a room over her garage into a scrapping space.
Thank you so much for the info.
this little treasure is helping me "redo" my Scrap Cave! I read through the whole thing as soon as it downloaded and kept thinking "why haven't I thought of that??" - So many useful, helpful ideas!! I told my cousin about it and she was all excited and ready to get one too! Now we both have better organized supplies and scrapping is much more fun (and easier)! THANK YOU!!!
I have been struggling with clutter in my scrap room. I would stop and take the time to clean and I thought organize everything, but it would never last. It would just get cluttered up again. This book has helped me not only to truly organize everything, but to keep it that way! Things are easy to find and easy to put back away.
Jill's book is a very good "how to" that's full of great suggestions for organizing one's workspace. These are wonderful ideas and are useable with most any arts/crafts supplies. Most all of us can use someone else's input on arranging our supplies and who better to do this than longtime scrapbooker Jill. Glad I purchased it!
I didn't realize how helpful this guide would be! There is a lot that is just common sense, but it really helps to see how someone, who is really experienced at this, is able to effectively organize. I've gone back to this guide multiple upon multiple times while trying to totally redo my scraproom. Totally worth the buy!
This e-book is a tremendous help for me because I realized that my scrapbooking room was a real disaster as far as organization goes, so I took some tips from the book & now my tools, embellishments, paper, etc are all together now in the places they should be. Thanks so much for this helpful book. I love them!!
I was pleasantly suprised at this book - I am getting prepared to set up my scrapbook room in a larger space and I needed to get some kind of control over all of my finds. There are so many suggestions for organizing all facets of your scrapbooking space, a person would be hard put NOT to find one to use.
This was an E-Book. Very easy to download. After printing it, I put it in a 3-ring binder as it suggests. It has so many helpful ideas for organizing and getting rid of things that you do not use or do not want anymore but are still hanging on to them. I have put several ideas to work for me already.
This book with the accompanying illustrations it gives scrapbookers of any level the chance to get themselves organized properly .it gives great hints, and helps explain the different tools that are SO valuable. Thanks Jill, once again... for such a sensible and thought provoking book..
I bought this book and have used many of the ideas in my new scraproom! This was just what I needed to help me organize my space and make it completely functional.
I have recommended this book to a few friends, and they all have used different ideas in it for their rooms too!
Fairly new to scrapping, and this book helped with ideas for how I can incorporate storage options for scrappy supplies with the other crafts that share this space. Wonderful ideas not only from scrapping supplies, but some of my other craft supplies as well.
I bought this book right after it came out, this book was great and it is a definitely must read! I printed mine and put it in a binder. I am in a scraproom challenge and it has become very handy and has been widely discussed in our challenge! Thanks Jill!
This was very helpful. Great organizational ideas. Talks about both commercial organizational tools and out of the box ideas. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for ways to spend more time creating and less time hunting for your stuff.
I have been scrapbooking for 20 years, and thought I was pretty well organized. Since getting this book, I've learned SO MUCH. It's well-written, covers everything imaginable, and has become my go-to book for everything I organize, not just scrapping.
Havent had a chance to print it off, but from what I have read, it has certainly got my vote, I have been spending the last few days rearranging my craft area, and getting rid of things that are just clutter.
Thanks SO MUCH Jules.
I am recently starting to scrapbook again and found this useful to give me ideas on how to orgainze everything. I was at a loss of how to make the most of the little space I have, but this has given me many hints.
This e-book has great tips for organizing your scrap area whether it is a large dedicated space or you only have a little closet. Organization is an on-going project!
This was awesome. Some information I already found out the hard way on my own. The rest was new and awesome. It gives good how to information.
This is a great book and because it's purchased as a download you can choose to print only the pages that are relevant to your needs. In fact you can simply read the relevant chapters and not print at all - very green.
I store my photos following Stacy Julian's concept so I didn't bother to print out the chapter on photo organization.
Beginners and masters of organization are sure to find some really useful information - I sure did!
It's a lot of printing, but though I haven't really had time to go through it thoroughly, it appears to have some very good ideas and suggestions. It's something I would recommend to those just getting started at organizing BEFOFE they started just piecing things together the way I did. I've had to change things around some, but had I had this book first, it would have been much easier.
This is exactly the kind of guide I have been seeking. There is a lot of detail (I am only part way through the document, there is a LOT to read!) and some very practical advice. I am very glad to have found it now, since I am in the process of redoing my craft room. I want to have it organized ... once and for all! I believe this book is going to help a lot with that goal.
As a new scrapbooker if found this book full of great ideas for organising my space and myself. I have limited hours throughout the day with a toddler so I now know how to make the best use of my time. I don't feel guilty giving myself "scapping time" because the orgnaisation has spilled over to the home office and the rest of the house. I now have balance in my life!
I've been working to get my space organized and have found lots of great ideas here! One thing missing that I really need is how to organize all the leftover alphabet stickers and misc. little embellishements that I don't want to throw away. Overall though, I really liked the book and refer to it still when re-organizing!
For everybody who has showed an interest in scrapbooking but is having troubles on what supplies to purchase...this book helps those who have limited supplies and want to learn what other things to bring to their scrapbooks. I loved how this booked how to group all supplys together and how your own work place can look!!
I enjoyed this e-book and would definitely recommend it. My only complaint is that it needs to be edited; for example, the page numbers are off by one. Not a huge deal, but it is an e-book. It isn't that difficult to make the change and it would make a difference to detail-oriented people like me.
I have been looking for some ideas on storage for scrapbook supplies and this book gave me many! It was easy to read and I really liked having the link to the products. I would have rated it a 5/5 but some of the products/links were discontinued/outdated.
At Dainite Designs we are always looking for new ways to orangize. This ebook is terrific in offering suggestions that are new ideas. We thought it was very helpful in helping us with our new & old shop. We would like to have one that is hand held though.
This is a must have book! Most of us have too much stuff and too little space! Each chapter is dedicated to a different area such as pics, paper, tools, etc. It has lots of orginizational suggestions, tips, and awesome photos!
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is amazing how many ideas srapbookers can get from each other. I have already implemented some of Jill's suggestions. I feel more organized already!
I found some very good ideas for storage - some quite practical
others far too expensive - it did give some cheaper ways to
make storage available.
I found that this book had a lot of information in it that really didn't solve any of my organizing problems. It didn't go into enough details on the areas I have issues with and too much details on others.
I bought this e-book because of all the great reviews, but I must say that I was disappointed. There waw one section that I found interesting, but the rest wasn't helpful. I thought I would get great ideas of how to organize and what to organize in, but I felt like it just listed a bunch of options without too much insight and frequently read like a advertisement for sb.com. I wouldn't waste the $.