Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mission (somewhat) Accomplished!

Ahhhh! I'm FINALLY done overhaulin' my scrap space!

It feels so much roomier and clean in here, and I can't wait to get scrappin'.

Here are a few "after" pics.

My new and improved crop store. It will be SO much easier to find things!

The bookshelf where I keep my finished albums and idea books/magazines

My paper rack: The top rack is sorted by manufacturer/line (I still need to add some of the wire dividers in there); the middle rack is sorted by theme/color, and the bottom rack holds my textured and non-textured cardstock sorted by color, plus 8.5 x 11 cardstock and chipboard. I've also got my stickers hanging on the side on binder rings, as well as my shape templates.

My "office area." SO much more organized than it was, but I still want a nicer desk.

My Home Depot cabinet. Right now it is mostly empty. I will hold all my photo binders and category boxes once I get going with my Library of Memories system. It also holds a few tools I didn't have room for in other storage areas. This pic also shows my work space. It's just a card table, but it's just right for me.

These drawers hold all my tools and stamps. The plastic bin on top holds my miscellaneous page additions - some stickers, some flowers, that sort of thing. I like to be able to dig through my stuff. The problem will be not letting my stash grow bigger than this container. The bottom drawers in this tower are empty except for my extensive collection of zip-lock bags (???). They may wind up inside the cabinet, used for photos or memorabilia. I'm keeping my options open with that.

Perhaps my favorite part of this room - the sitting area. I can read, write, sketch, look through photos/albums. Nice.

What's left. Yep, allllll this is going in the garage sale. See something you like?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Scrap Space Overhaul of 2009

So I joined a challenge on 2peas called the "Organize Your Stuff" challenge. In my usual form, I got way too enthusiastic and decided I didn't need to follow the challenge in steps, I'd just go ahead and dive in with both feet.

Here I am, five days later, with all my scrappy stuff sitting in my front hallway and dining room, and my scrap space is totally empty. BARE! See pics...

Hard to believe ALLLLLL that stuff was somehow crammed into a 6' x 6' space. Honest! I measured!

But, this whole process - while painful, for sure - has inpsired me! I am going to bring back into the space ONLY the things I love and will use. And the rest? Well, I'm going to throw a scrapbooking garage sale! So, if you'd like to join me in a couple weeks and sell off some of YOUR scrappy stash, well...get started purging sisters! I'm not sure of a date yet, but I'm thinking we'll do it on July 11 before the project class.

Stay tuned for pics of my uber-organized, dream scrap space. I'm believing it'll happen!

Monday, June 8, 2009

GASC 2009

Jakki and I had a blast, and next year we hope to make it an even longer trip!

We cropped, shopped, and took a class (for the first time in 6 years!). Here are a few pics of our adventures.

Waiting for the Friday night fun to begin...

Cindy and Melissa - making pretties at the Saturday night crop...and catching up on gossip! :)

Jakki and Mary working hard...

I've just finished making a 12-card class what?

Everyone at the crop waiting for the Grand Prize drawing - a Silhouette. We think it was rigged. ;)

Tired but happy at the end of another fun girls' weekend.


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