Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Marion Smith's 31 Days of January Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!

I've been participating in Marion Smith's 31 Days of January Challenge, and I'm quite surprised that I'm keeping up at well as I am.  There will be a complete video at the end of the project that I will post, but so far, you only get to see the first page.

The details about how the challenge works are outlined in her YouTube video:

I'm finding that this is a nearly easy challenge so long as I stay organized and on top of it, working on it every few days.  The only downside is I'm ordering my photos to print and have to wait for them to come in the mail.  It kind of works out, like for example, tonight I prepped a lot of the pages so I just have to glue the photos in and journal.

Thanks for stopping by!  :-)


Monday, January 9, 2012

Organizing with Ikea :-)

Hello Crafty Friends!

This weekend we took a ride to Ikea to get some more organizing/storage solutions for around the house, namely, my scraproom.  I purchased 2 sets of drawers to fit into the Expedit bookcase I already had.  Sometimes drawers do the best trick at keeping small things tidy.  Here is the before and after:



And, here is what is  inside each of the drawers:





I also received this order from Joann's during the week.  My big project of the year is starting and completing my daughter's baby album, and to start her toddler album.  So, I've started collecting some adorable papers.   I love these from K & Company.

So, what do you think?  Do you love to organize?  I have a love for organizing.  You'd never had thought that seeing as I always had a messy room as a kid.  I also got to re-organizing my kitchen cabinets yesterday, and my daughter's room.

We purchased this Trofast piece for our daughter's room.  It holds some puzzles, small toys, and books in the top three bins, and in the bottom bins, larger toys.  We're graduating from a baby's room to a toddler's room.  Yesterday, my daughter spent a long time playing in her room -- prior to this, all of her toys were in the living room.  I was able to work on my scraproom (on the same floor) and my husband watched her on the monitor as he prepared for work.  It was a new experience for all.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Michael's and A.C. Moore Haul!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I had a lot of fun this past week, as my husband was off from work and we got to spend a lot of quality time together.  We got to go shopping and take advantage of some crafty sales.  Here are some of the things I picked up.  I've scrapbooked a long time, but I haven't gotten into the newer forms of paper crafting until recently.  So, I'm slowly building up my tool/supply stash.

from Michael's

from A.C. Moore


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