The original Organize Your Stuff Challenge blog:
To complete the final phase of the challenge - below are before and after shots of the various spaces of my house with scrap stuff. In my case, I moved from Dining Room (with overstock in the basement cupboards) to the Play Room and a new office area.
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Before: Dining Room
Yes, a hot mess. And I wasn't even scrapping this particular day.
After: Dining Room
This was inspired by a Pottery Barn catalog photo. Love my caramel walls (Behr Slice) and floating shelves! I'm still counting this is a scrap space, since I organize, edit and print photos here, along with digi scrap and computer journal. It isn't usually quite this clutter-free, but it is much easier to maintain than it was before I divorced the home office from the scrap stash. This is the only area I spent money on for furniture and prettifying, since we look at this everyday from the dining room table.
Before: Basement Overstock Stash
Yep, this was only part of my stash - what didn't fit in the armoire when it was upstairs.
After: Basement Work Area and Stash
Everything old is new again - my work area is the 6 foot table that was my work space in our old apartment. I bought the IKEA chair off Craigslist for $10. The Rubbermaid cube system was on clearance at Office Max. I keep reconfigured slightly as I've sold some unused items and rethought what I need in arm's reach.
The shelving unit (formerly armoire) holds:
memorabilia and dangerous stuff
items still to be purged (left bottom)
cardmaking (right top)
idea books & Library of Memories (right)
die cutting (right middle)
memorabilia and alterable items (right bottom)
There is still a tiny bit of stuff left in the bottom basement cupboard - mostly my album and page protector overstock and some more items to purge. My goal is to continue to use it all up - I'd like to get rid of the shelves and fit all my paper stash in the blue tote on the floor and on the table. So I've got to get scrapping!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Posted by Bree at 10:48 PM
Monday, January 11, 2010
Just a quick analysis of the February Creating Keepsakes issue. We are now well into the redesigned magazine, so I want to be sure I'm still interested in renewing when my subscription expires in June.
O'Scrap Closet Storage (p 15) (if I had a closet)
WRMK The Cinch (p 16) - went on YouTube and saw a CHA demo - very interesting, but not sure I'm interested in a binding system right now
Fast Pages with 4x6 photos (p 27-30)
Jing Jing Nickel's Ribbon technique (p 17) very cool - and have wanted Fiskars Weaver punch
Cindy Tobey - Loyal Friend (p 107) cool memory board, although I'll probably never do it.
Sheri Horton's Making Valentine's (p 21) - cute template
Kelly Purkey's Graduation (p 23) - love the paper and oclor combo!
Wendy Sue Anderson's I Love You (p 25) - template and topic
Sharon Miller's You. Me. (p 27) - love the template and neutral scheme
Grace Tolman's V-Day Plan (p 28) - papers
Stacy Cohen's Mother's Love (p 29) - template
Kayla Lamoreaux's You Are So Loved (p 31)
***Linda Barber's Winter Break (p 33)
***Melanie Louette's She Loved You (p34)
Jennifer Davis' Thursday Morning Waffles (p 35) - to scraplift Tuesday Morning Pancakes with Uncle Dave
Lisa Dorsey's You are a Star (p 37)
Stacy Cohen's Love (p 41)
Pamela Young's Love This Man (p 42) scraplift - I totally thought this was digital!
Caroline Ikeji Note to Self (p 49) - topic
Laura vegas Birthday Party (p 96) template & BG usage
***Rachel Gainer's Make Believe (p 98)- OA paper
Deena Wuest's in the stillness (p 103) - template
Downloaded Porcelain font (p 21)
Aviary web site (p 50)
Photo Frame download (p 76)
Turotial - Blur the Background in PE (p 111)
17 layouts, a few techniques and tutorials - looks like a worthwhile issue to me!
***denotes frequent Simple Scrapbooks contributor