My latest Craft Room photos

Hey everyone :)

I have been busy so far this year - just 3 weeks in and it's been crazy.  The Flu hit our house and just as that was on it's way out I get an infection spread across 4 teeth - just now starting to feel better and tomorrow it's Dentist day with root canals and crowns YIPES!

Anyway - I wanted to share what I did to my craft room.  I'm digging it and have been spending a bunch of time in there the last few days.  First I wanna share the before pictures:

This is what my desktop looked like the day after Christmas.  How insane is that?

The next photo shows my paper area - all those bags on the floor is stuff I was going to alter or use for Christmas.  Yeah, that worked out well.

 Here we have a shot of where I sit.  I am surprised I could even move.

A look at my desk from my point of view while sitting.  Chaotic don'tcha think?

This is under my desk - that colorful rolly thingy holds a lot of stamping stuffs.  And then on the right is my alterables cabinet and shelf of 'stuff' that I can't find a home for

And now for the Reveal!

 Remember you can click on the photo's to see the larger photo.  Some questions I get are
1. "What are your cutters sitting on?  That is actually a rolling Microwave cart with a wooden top.  These were sold at Target many many moons ago but I checked yesterday online and both Walmart & Target carry them.  VERY handy.  I just roll it over to my desk  and can have them all going at once :)
2. Where did you get the cat tree?  LOL Got that from somewhere on line in 08 when one of our cats lost her front leg and had issues climbing - as you can see the cissel rope is coming off and we have to get some new stuffs but they love it!
3.  Just how big is that desk?  The desk is 6x4.  Very very comfortable for 2 crafters to spread out. Each corner is 2 Cubes from Michaels and they are sitting on the wheel trays (also from Michaels) so a total of 8 cubes and the top is Melemie (spelling eek!) from Michaels, 25.00 and they cut off 2 feet for me. Sits right on top and didn't even anchor it.
4. Where did you get that that wall desk/unit.  My dad made that when I was 12 for mom. The cut out in the center is actually for a window in the room he built it for.

And this is what I have been working on and will do a future post telling you all about it.  You'll love it!

Finally - GO RAVENS!

Hugs and Happiness!

Those of you that need to see more - I made a video YAY!


Pinterest Plan

You know how we are all pretty much addicted to Pinterest?  Yeah, me too.  I love collecting things I want to try someday, life hacks, funny things, recipes that look oh so yummy but you don't have all the ingredients (or patience) for at that moment so you file it for when you do.

I decided to Challenge myself in 2013 to try things - really try them.  I may post the results, I may not, but I will try them.

I have 99 boards and almost 3000 pins. YIPES!  You can find my Pinterest Here

I created a new board called  2013 Challenge and started pinning things I want to do in there.  Check it out when you have a chance.
Here is a Snapshot of what it looks like now - I'm sure it will grow....and grow.....and grow some more.

Check back to see what projects I tackled!

Hugs and Happiness!


Happy New Year! 2013

Hello everyone!

I sure hope you had a fantastic holiday and today is the start of a brand new year!  I'm so excited at the things I have in store (not 1, but TWO grandbabies coming!) and my plans for this blog and my crafting life.  I'm not going to make 'resolutions' because we all know how that went last year LOL.

I created a group on Facebook called 2013 USE IT!  I'm amazed at how many people joined the first day! Over 100!!!

Our plans are to support one another in the effort to stop buying supplies just cause we think we will use them someday. Use what we have.  Of course you can't go a full year with out purchasing, that would be just insane to expect such a thing.  Run out and buy your adhesives, paper you need for an already planned project, stickles new color, reinkers, etc.  But try very hard to plan your projects in advance utilizing what you have on hand.  I forsee myself running out of black & white papers and gun tape.  I also for see myself needing to make things for the babies and baby shower coming up which may need some special paper.  One baby is a girl, we won't know what the other is until next week.  One daughter is due in March, the other in July.  Son is joining the USAF and engaged.  Yes it is gonna be a very active 2013.

If you would like to join us there click here:  Facebook Group

We all got very very brave and posted REAL photos of our craft rooms as they are at that moment. No tidying up allowed.  Oh you should see some of the brave ladies!  We have a folder called "Before Photos"  Another called "In Progress" and a 3rd called "Reveal"

So far I'm the only one with photos in all 3 folders but I know there are several ladies working on theirs today.

Here is a video tour of my completed reorganized, cleaned out and cleaned up craft area.  I did get rid of a lot (cheesy stuff I knew I wouldn't use, dried up adhesive, scrap paper that won't to thru a  machine or won't be used on a card/LO etc.  Take a peek and let me know what you think.

Please check back as I'd like to have a Blog Giveaway on Friday and post more projects through the week. I was going to post a bunch of stuff I did for Christmas, but decided to wait until next season :)

Hugs and Happy Happy Happiest of New Years.

Remember:  No matter how bad your situation, someone has it worse.  Look for the silver lining, it's there, I promise!

Hugs and Happiness!

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