As she works from home Suz has commandeered the front end of her living room as a home office and crafting are. The living area is an awkward long narrow space, and so she moves things around with fairly high frequency, trying to make everything that has to happen in this area flow functionally as well as look pretty.
Mission Control corner with computer is where she spends the best part of her day. With work over she can just turn her chair to her scrap desk where she has room to create often, happily, with a child doing homework or drawing on the opposite side of the desk.
She recently bought the gorgeous new Cropper Hopper expandable holder and embellishment holder with the black and white damask design to contain current products she wants kept within easy reach.
A set of drawers on her left contains all of her most used tools and products – a rainbow of Martha Stewart Glitters, punches and of course WeR Crop-a-dile and friends.
In a box under her desk she keeps 12x12 patterned papers and sticker sheets, divided by brand using Cropper Hopper dividers.
Her printer is slightly precariously balanced on a second box turned on its side under her desk, which also contains product separated for individual upcoming projects in Cropper Hopper paper files. If this all sounds like an ad for Cropper Hopper, it kind of is, but these products and systems have been working for Suz for years now!
It’s also an ad for Ikea Expedit as she has the large bookcase and attached desk which is then extended by a second bookcase. This is currently where her kids art materials live, where many of her layouts are housed in albums and mini albums are stored in a basket.
The other side of her scrap area has been in the planning now for around two years, and bit by bit she’s been working on making it both beautiful and inspiring to her as she works. It's still not quite finished but her latest project has been creating this little gallery full of both original canvases and framed prints by artists and friends in the scrapbooking community, each of whom have inspired her or touched her life in some way.
In the handy pedestal drawers you can see on the right in the picture above, it’s allowed to get a little messier and these are full of art supplies, inks and glimmer mists.