Happy New Year- Lets Get Organized


Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year ! Wishing each of you joy, health, happiness!

Where did the year go, anyway ? Time seems to go faster every year ! Every year I like to finish off the holidays by getting myself organized. Though my studio/office has come a long way, I still find improvements to make to give me more time to do the things I love…my paper crafts.

So follow along as I find things to get life organized…..remember every little thing that you accomplish will help you gain time to scrapbook smarter and get more accomplished.

Step one for me today was to go through all the craft magazines that I have been collecting this year. I gathered them up and went through every one of them. Clipped out the articles and projects that I wanted to save. Then they go into page protectors. I keep a binder with all my clippings. I reduced a shelf and gained a lot of space. So I was happy with this simple step forward.

If you want to keep your craft magazines, place them into a paper storage unit. Or cut a cereal box to make a recycled magazine holder.






Perfectly Imperfect Craft Space

Lately, I have been seeing these perfectly beautiful craft rooms all over the place. You see them on facebook and pinterest. I mean these rooms are the mansions of the craft room. I google and my mouth hangs open in perfect wonder at the amount of time, energy and money that have been thrown into these craft spaces. If you are one of those blessed souls, who have one of those gorgeous rooms, I am thrilled for you.

But, just like I will never have a three story house, I don’t see one of those craft palaces in my future, unless I win the lottery, which is also unlikely. But I am thrilled to have my own craft room. I am thrilled that my husband indulges my whims when a new machine or stamp comes out ( My latest acquisition was the Gemini- an electronic embosser and die cutter)

What I am saying is that whatever craft space you have, make it uniquely your own. It can be a small corner of a room, part of a cellar, or just a box that you have your stuff stored in. Love your space whatever it is. Organize it the best way you can within your budget.

Make it your own unique space that reflects your art ! If you have the money to create the best space, enjoy that too. As scrapbook artists, we are constantly evolving,  Enjoy the experience and the ride ! Create a space that is uniquely you !