One of my absolute favorite areas of my scrap space is the layout wall. It is a large section of one wall that is covered with bars on which I hang my most recent layouts. I can fit 12 single pages on the wall at one time.
I first got the idea to make this wall from seeing a scrapbook room that had hung a drapery rod above their doorway for the same purpose. (I cannot find a link of it now, but if I come across it again, I will be sure to give credit!)
I chose to modify the original idea a bit to accomodate more pages. I found these kitchen rails at IKEA back in 2007, and decided to incorporate them into the space for various purposes. The awesome thing about them is how versatile and inexpensive they are at only 2.99 per rail.
What I love most about this wall is that as I sit at my table to scrapbook, I can be inspired by my recent pages. Looking at my own creations makes me want to keep scrapooking. Not only do I enjoy the paper and embellishment part of each layout, but the story and the photos as well.
Typically I leave the layouts on the wall for anywhere from 2 weeks to a month. It depends on how often I am able to spend time creating layouts to put up there. Lately, I have found it convenient to display an entire kit's worth of layouts up there at once.
And with November and some December layouts:
When the whole wall is full, I take down the previous month's worth of layouts and put them into my albums.
The most current album is sitting right out on the Scrapmaster 5,000 so it is easy to put the layouts away.
And so the layout wall looks empty as the new kit layouts are displayed little by little.
I just love to watch it evolve! This is what it looks like right now:
I am working on a big organizing project right now in this room-I can't wait to share more details as the new layout unfolds!
Question of the day: Do you display your layouts, or put them straight into your albums? If you do display them, what method do you use to do so?