Monday, February 25, 2013

Storage Solution-Embossing Folders

Over the years I have collected quite a few embossing folders and gone through changes as to how I store them. This is my current storage. Hope it helps :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Project Life First Week

At the beginning of January I had wanted to start a Project Life album for 2013. My format was going to be taking a couple of pictures a week to highlight that week and each week would get one page in my album. I didn't realize what a challenge this would be. It's so easy to just let life carry on and I found it difficult to remember to take pictures every week. Also I'm now trying to back track and remember what the reason behind certain photos were. I'm finding that difficult. I'm sure that it is a learning curve that I'll get better with as time goes on and be able to record things as I take the pictures and be more organized.

So today I stopped procrastinating and dug into the photos I had for week one. Other than trying to figure out what sizes I should print my photos I can definitely see why this method of scrapbooking is rising in popularity. It is really fun and could be potentially really easy (because I'm a beginner I'm still trying to figure things out and hopefully will find it easier as I go).

Another thing that's great about scrapbooking this way is it works through my paper stash (I'm determined NOT to buy more stuff for this) and uses my scraps! Because your working with smaller layouts within a large one you can cut your scraps to fit the pockets plus make journaling tags, little flag banners, and all kinds of little embellishments out of the smaller pieces.

Here is my Week 1- Jan 1-6. (sorry for the glare)

I'm using We R Memory Keepers divided page protectors. This one has a pocket that is 4"x 12" and (4) 4"x6" pockets. I printed my pictures just under 2"x3" so I could fit quite a few on this layout. I also printed a couple of thumbnail size photos. The paper was from my stash (yay!) Andrea Victoria by My Mind's Eye. I had bought a paper pack that had some die cuts with it. I plan to use this paper as far as it will go. The alpha stickers are Lily Bee designs. I cut the 2013 numbers with my electronic die cut machine.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Craft Room Reveal....finally!

Well I finally got it done (at least as far as I'm going to right now). After starting to paint in the beginning of January till now the room is finally ready to show. There are a few things that I still find cluttered and an eye sore but those things will have to wait a little longer. I want to get back to crafting so I am declaring it done!

Here is a video tour of the room broken down into the areas I have for each hobby and it's supplies

Part 1

Part 2

Friday, February 15, 2013

What Am I Doing Today?

After trying once to film a video tour of my craft room I decided I didn't like the way my magazines were looking on the shelf. I had many magazine file holders but they were all mismatched and still looked messy and cluttered to me so this is the project I'm tackling today. I'm covering the existing Staples file holders with fabric and then I will use one as a template and make a few more to hold all the books and magazines. Kind of daunting but the two I finished look great!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Craft Room Update and Other Stuff

Well I'm almost ready to do a video tour of my room, I've put it all back together, added some decor pieces but I've decided there is too much stuff in here, so I've begun to purge some unnecessary things from the room. Lots of old magazines and books and stuff that I have no clue how it got in here. A few tweaks here and there and I need to change the fabric on the bulletin board (it's really not working for me).

I hate how quickly I can fall behind and become distracted (um....Pinterest...) My quilt is coming together okayish, practice makes perfect right, ya, I need a lot more practice. Who thought simple squares would give me grief :P . My list of projects is getting quite long and I really need to NOT start another one until I've knocked off a few from that list, no matter how inspired I am (again...Pinterest...). Anyways that's my little update, gotta go and finish that quilt top so I can cross it off my list.

By the way I haven't forgotten that Monday's were going to be organization tips, I just wanted to start with the room tour and then break it down from there, so stay tuned and thanks for stopping by :)