Monday, July 8, 2013

In Haitus!

So its been a crazy couple of years and i haven't really been creating much.  I do want to get back into it so i have been organizing all my stuff and trying to get some page kits started to make it easier when i do want to create a page.  I think that if  the layout is already decided, paper and embellishments are already picked out i may have an easier time actually scrapping.

I also want to get back into sharing via my blog. 

Any suggestions on how i can re-motivate myself to get scrapping and blogging again?? I truly miss it so much!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy late St. Valentine's day!  So much has been going on the past few months.  But finally I feel like I can once again start up my blog.  I know I haven't posted in a while but is a thing of the past.  So here is what i have been up to!  For one I am trying to get my scrapbook corner organized.  If things aren't just right I feel like I can't function.  So with that said,  I have invested in the scraprack.  You can find it here.  Because my space is very small I need something that is functional, and I need to SEE what I have.  Having things in boxes, and baskets doesn't work for me.  So hopefully this will be the start of a new scrapping beginning for me.  I have not received my scraprack yet (arrives on 2/22).  But I have started organizing using Tiffany Spalding's organization methods.  She even has a Facebook Group, and does weekly webinar's.  I have completed the paper challenge,  the ink and marker challenge, and I have almost completed the embellishment challenge.  I have about 1 inch of paper that I have managed to purge, not to mention at least 1 lb of eyelets, brads and other small embellishments.  Next thing i am tackling is my sticker collection.

In between organizing i have also managed to make a cute birthday gift for my friend Luz.  I used Laura Denison's wonderful pattern for the Baby Steps album.  I will post pictures tomorrow of my completed album without pictures. 

So that's what I have been up to!  Hope everyone is having a great new year and a wonderful February.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

For the last couple of days all my free time has been dedicated to getting my scrappy space neat and organized.  I wanted to share what my space looked like before and what my new space (Clean slate) looked like before i started moving my stuff in.  I have not gone into each individual category, i.e. pattern paper, cardstock, ribbon etc.  but had to move everything into this room because of lack of space and because my old area is being turned into a closet for our winter coats and other things we need to store.  The building we live in was built in the early 1900's so  the lack of closets are a huge issue.


No desk space





New desk and lamp


Moving stuff in

New black and white 4 drawer cabinet


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mission Organization!

So,  Here i am once again starting an organization challenge that Wookiemouse (which is a goddess in my eyes for creating this) created.  And the challenge has been started by Crisann over at the twopeas site.  You can find the thread HERE!  So as some of the other pea members have done and i think it make sense, I will be posting my progress on my blog.

Week 1 of this challenge is the space audit.  Basically you have to create a layout and take notice of how your stuff is stored and how hard or easy it is to use your stash.  Honestly i am working in a clean slate, because i am moving my stuff to a new section of my house.  Right now my stuff is stored in a 5x5 alcove in a hallway.  I am moving it to a 12x4 alcove in my bedroom which will also give me a little more space because my bedroom is huge and i will be able to include other pieces of furniture that are currently scattered around the apartment because of space issues.


So here is my space audit

Ok because i love how the rest of you ladies explained what works and doesn't work here is my list!

Okay, so what works/doesn't work for me :

- photos : No This is a big problem area.
I have about 30 years of pictures that are printed some even have doubles and triples. They are not sorted in anyway. They are stuffed into a cropper hopper photo box and a couple other boxes that i purchased at AC Moores.

Digital pictures are also a mess. They are not saved in anyway specific i have 3 computers and they all have pictures. I also have about 3 years worth of pictures on a hard drive.

- journaling : yes and no.
I mostly hand write my journaling. I would like to change that a bit cause sometimes i cant read what i write.
When i have scraps of cardstock in between projects i usually cut out little note cards or top note cards with my cricut. I store them in a pencil holder box.

- title : yes.
I mostly use thickers or alpha stickers unless i am going for something specific and then i will use my cricut and SCAL 

Posted: 10/19/2011 10:18:37 AM

Ok because i love how the rest of you ladies explained what works and doesn't work here is my list!

Okay, so what works/doesn't work for me :

- photos : No This is a big problem area.
I have about 30 years of pictures that are printed some even have doubles and triples. They are not sorted in anyway. They are stuffed into a cropper hopper photo box and a couple other boxes that i purchased at AC Moores.

Digital pictures are also a mess. They are not saved in anyway specific i have 3 computers and they all have pictures. I also have about 3 years worth of pictures on a hard drive.

- journaling : yes and no.
I mostly hand write my journaling. I would like to change that a bit cause sometimes i cant read what i write.
When i have scraps of cardstock in between projects i usually cut out little note cards or top note cards with my cricut. I store them in a pencil holder box.

- title : yes.
I mostly use thickers or alpha stickers unless i am going for something specific and then i will use my cricut and SCAL


About pens and markers! Mostly use my markers for journaling. Gel pens RARELY get used.

- embellishments :I have LOTS of embellishments would like to find a way to have them more visible so i can use them more often.

- Stamps : I mostly own Clear stamps and they are stored in a zip up binder.

- Inks : Dont have too many of these so this is pretty good

- others : paint, mists, perfect pearls... I have a plastic basket with all my acrylic paints and my mists and pearls are in a drawer in one of those Ikea ALEX drawer cabinets

- Glue : All the wet ones are kept together in a small plastic basket together and then my atg and my pop up glue dots are all in a drawer

- Cardstocks : a disaster

Scraps are an even bigger disaster.

- Patterned papers : Also a mess

Scraps are also a mess

- Albums : okay not too bad. I am not a chronological scrapper so i just make layouts and put them in one of those plastic 12x12 boxes until the box is full and then i put them in albums. Each of my kids has an album and we have a family album. 


-tools are not an issue.

- Magazines : Not an issue i dont keep too many of them and after a year i start to cut out pages of things i like and put them in a magazine holder. Eventually i would like to transport those pages into a binder

- Scraproom : Doesnt exsist. I have an alcove in my bedroom and right now its a clean slate. So i want to plan it out perfectly before buying anything. I have a 8 cubby Expedite from ikea and the Alex 6 drawer cabinet. I will have to buy shelves since my floor space is limited.

I am also buying a desk or 2. I have 115 inches of space for desk space. I do have to share this space with our second computer. So my plan is to make 2 work stations one for me and my mac and an area to scrap. and then a smaller area for the 2nd computer which mostly my husband uses.

So these are my problem areas. I am sure i will think of a few more and will post about them.


I will post pictures in a later post.  I have to take them first!

Have a great day peeps. Its a beautiful 65 degrees in NJ today a bit windy but finally the sun is trying to come out after a crappy day of rain yesterday.

I would love to read about your organization strategies.  


Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I'm alive!

As you all should know by now i'm horrible with this thing called blogging.  But i promise now that life has settled down a bit I am going to commit to posting a couple of times a week.  I am currently in the process of unpacking my scrappy stuff and redesigning my scrap space.  I am following an organization challenge on the 2peas site that WookieMouse started up a couple of years ago.  Its AMAZING. You can find the thread for the challenge HERE. I had almost completed it earlier this year but had to move so now basically i lost my scrapbook room and have to start over again.  My scrappy space will be an alcove in my bedroom.  I have to be creative because i will be sharing the space with my hubby and the space is not very large.  I will post pictures of the space later today.  So to end this post i will add a layout i completed this weekend using a pagemaps sketch.
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

space monkeys


space monkeys, originally uploaded by beatrizs1974.

Load 8 was to use buttons. Although i only used 2 of them (the space ship and the planet) I could not resist this adorable kit. By Teresa Hernandez over at ACOT