Before the scrapbooking ideas flow, in fact before you even stick anything down to paper, your scrapbooking supplies and space needs to be organized
Resist the crafters urge to rush out and buy albums or paper until you have the space ready.
Getting your physical space right will really help your mental and creative space and can be a fun project to focus on. I've been scrapbooking in so many random places over the years but I honestly feel like I produce my best work (and love scrapping even more) when I have a tidy and organized designated
Find an area in your house that can be dedicated for scrapbooking. This is where you'll be able to keep all your scrapbooking supplies (such as your albums, paper, pictures etc)!
Is there a small closest that isn't being used that could have the door taken off and used as a work area?
What about the landing at the top of your stairs? Or how about the odd little nook off the kitchen? If it's only used as a temporary storage area, start to claim it as your scrapbooking sanctuary!
Any place that has nearby storage
for your scrapbooking supplies is also great and would be your first
choice. You'd be surprised how quickly your paper stash and collection of albums can get! Also, a quiet space can be beneficial. I find my best scrapbooking ideas come when it's lovely and quiet.
Ideally you need a scrapbook space big enough to house a small desk or make a work table by placing a counter top over two 2-drawer file cabinets. But remember, the smaller the space you're using, the more organized you'll need to be, otherwise things get messy.
I know this first hand. My current space is an internal room and I have serious
paper storage issues. I have at least two piles of paper under my desk, and then even more paper stored in my shelf. I'm still working on a solution!
A big tip is to surround your scrapbooking space with beautiful things that you love. Perhaps some photos of your family, maybe your favorite album on display or even some flowers. You could even showcase previous pages you're most proud of in frames on the wall. When you feel happy your creativity will blossom and the inspiration
will come which will make it easier for you to create eye-catching scrapbook layouts!