Sunday, June 28, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
This part of the book reads "if you aren't naturally inclined to tidy up your space...". That's me! I'm glad that was included in the book because as I look at my handwritten entries/answers, I realize how I need to organize my work table. I need to get ahold of some type of 12x12 bin that isn't very deep and will provide storage for a single page/project.
I'm visual so I like to SEE what I have. Well, that's impossible as a scrapbooker! We accumulate so much stuff! I've got some great ideas for displaying/storing embellishments in clear containers -- I can see them but they're contained! I am also going to use a basket to hold my "new" embellishments. You know the items that you just have to buy at the scrapbook store?! I buy them and then they get shuffled around and I forget about them. I figure I'll leave them in the new basket for a month or so and then put them away. My mind is spinning with ideas! I've got to get some work done in that room! I'll post again real soon!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Hope you get a chance to check out their pictures!
I hope to get more done in my craft room tonight. Looking forward to painting the "desk" and bookshelves this weekend. Installing them will make a HUGE difference in the efficiency of my craft space! Check in with me this weekend as I hope to have an update and new photos posted!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I bought it with the intension of APPLYING it to my makeover (that should have happened long before now!). Each chapter gave me something to think about and apply to my space.
Tonight I hope to box up a few more things and get rid of the wicker shelves.
This weekend I hope to paint and prime the desk/door-acting-as-a-desk and the shelves that will go underneath it. If I get that much done, I will have made a lot of headway!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Alrighty... this is so embarrassing. BUT it's good for me too. I have been packing way too much into this room for too long and it's time to thin it out! You must wonder how I get anything done in here. Right? Well, I don't mind the clutter because I'm the type of person who likes to SEE EVERYTHING. Yes, very visual. Well, I've learned some tricks along the way that I'll apply to this room within the next 4 weeks (doesn't sound like much time, does it?). Wish me luck. Oh and by the way, thanks Molly. I needed the push.
Check out Molly's progress on her craft room makeover:
I've been talking about making over my craft room for a LONG TIME. No more procrastinating. I've done a few things along the way to push myself in the right direction, like make a padded bench (posted awhile back on my blog), but I've never jumped in with both feet.
I've decided that I can't wait any longer because it's really a mess and no matter what I do to it, it will be an improvement. I'm the type that spends a lot of time dreaming up all of these fantastic plans but it never comes together because it's never enough. It's never just right. I would love to have someone else do it for me. Enough already! I'm doing it!
Taking the "before" photos was painful, really painful. After the 10-Card Challenge, I found myself leaving stacks of stuff EVERYWHERE! You'll see what I mean when I post the pictures...
In the meantime, please check out Molly's Etsy shop and her blog photos.
mollylee on Etsy - Extraordinary pop-up and mechanical cards
OMG! I just checked out her blog, and she has already finished a project for her craft space. AND she made it affordable. I better get moving!!!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
This is the final day of the 10-Card Challenge! Yeah! I've enjoyed it and look forward to doing it again. This is the most motivated I've been in a long time! I really enjoyed the comradery amongst the participants and will miss all of the e-mails sharing posts and such. It's great having so much in common with the other artists and getting a glimpse into their world. I loved featuring artists and being featured on other blogs. I think I will continue to feature random artists even if I'm not doing the challenge.
One of the BEST things that came out of the challenge was being featured in the Etsy newsletter!!! Good job ladies! I was fortunate enough to have the newsletter linked directly to my blog! Wowee! I feel so fortunate! When I figure out how to post the article to my blog, you'll get a chance to check it out for yourself. Thanks again to everyone that contributed!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Oh does this bring back memories of my Grandma. She used to send me her old cards so that I could recycle them into my latest creations. Percival Road's website inspires me to dig out those old cards and bring 'em to life!
Check out these fun tags from lwhelan, my featured artist. This is the "Lilly and Swiss Dot Collaged Tags, Set of 2" listing and I just love it! We're near the end of the 10-Card challenge so please take the time to check out all of the artist's shops featured in my blog.