Monday, December 31, 2007

My New Year's Resolution

Today, I am taking some time.....to clean up my "totally out of control" craft space. I promised my friend Kim that I would post a picture of what my messy area looked like (she thought I was kidding, but as you can see---I no kid!)



The problem: Generally, I make a card and I start out on this little artist desk in my bedroom and then take the card with me all over the house and finish it in parts. If I work at night, I usually just do a little stamping and coloring at this table (yep, I just push the mess back and make a tiny space to work) and then work on the rest of the card on the floor.

Since I have little time to actually make cards, I hate taking the extra time to clean up the area. So I don't! But now it is getting tough to find things!

I promise, the rest of my house is pretty orderly (well, as neat as it can be with three kids!) but I just have some kind of problem with my craft space--it is my New Year's Resolution is to get this under control.

I have tons of stamps/paper/stuff that I no longer use or want and they are going to get sorted out (I will be listing them on here for dirt cheap) and then whatever is left will be listed on here to whoever wants them (just pay shipping!)


Step one: Organizing and sorting.....Wish me luck! Here are the stamps that I already had sorted out for purging....but I will be adding tons more!
I think the job will be pretty easy once I have this part done. Wish me luck...

If you don't hear from me in 24-48 hours, send a search party in after me!
HAPPY 2008!

20 comments:

Elizebeth said...

I think organizing our craft room's is on just about EVERY crafters list right now!

I had promised myself I'd do it after I was finished with Christmas gifts last weekend.....but that didnt happen.

Good luck and happy new year!

Leslie Knox said...

If you want I can send my friend Mary. She came in to organize my craft room and she is a whiz!! But hesitate on saying you want to keep something and out it goes!! Now I am too scared of her to let my space get too out of control!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Good Luck!

but you will feel sooo much better once it's sorted!

Happy New Year's

Michelle
blog.michellescrapbooking.com

Summerthyme Studio said...

Happy New Year Kindred Spirit!!! My Craft Table (although a little bigger) looks EXACTLY like yours. I was laughing my butt off when you were talking about clearing a tiny space to work because it sounds SO familiar!!!! Ever lose the tiny acrylic stamps in the mess????

Don't be surprised if you have a hard time finding things or feel a little lost when it is totally clean.......just jump in and mess it up again sistah!!!!!

Vicki

Rae said...

YIKES... this looks so very familiar! Perhaps I should resolve to get my space organized as well.....one of these days...
GOOD LUCK! ~rae

jpmayo said...

Oh please, that's nothing!!!LOL
I am seriously glad to see that someone besides me is a messy stamper:)
When you are done you'll have to post your tips and hints for me!

Happy New Year!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Well, I wish you luck! I know how it is for me. . .I get it all cleaned up and organized and then within a week it's back to where I started! LOL Happy New Year!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh girl, you aren't alone in a stamping nightmare area....we call my area the SCREAMroom or the BaseDUMP...ugh!
I need to do that same...work on cleaning it up.
You'll love it when it's done though!
Best wishes to you and your family for 2008!

Tosh said...

Oh MY!!!! My area doesn't look at all like this..............*grin* It's soooooo much worse!! The bigger the area, the more room to make a mess. I too am having problem finding stuff, but I want to stamp, not take the time to clean....duh?!?! Good luck. I'm not making that resolution, cause I won't be able to keep it!!!!

Michelle said...

Yep...I can sooooo relate! I actually worked on mine a little today after I took down the tree. You might just be shocked at what you find in there! LOL!

Carol said...

You are too funny posting pictures like these!! LOL! I'm cracking up laughing, wondering where you fit your feet and legs underneath that table when you work?! Don't worry, I'm sure you're in a lot of good company! I'm in your league, trust me........I just don't have the guts to post pictures of my mess! LOL Keep in mind - a messy desk is a sign of a genius at work!
TFS and have a wonderful and happy New Year!!

Melanie said...

Whia! I should have taken a before ater all, we are kindred spirits! good luck with all that!

CONGRATS on your publication, I'm sure you will quickly get used ot the feeling seeing as hyou have acrad mocing out every month this next year!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Well you know... my birthday is coming up!!! bawhahaahaha Good luck cleaning, i was going to do that today and then i got sick!!

Robin said...

I'm jealous of all the closet space you have for your stamping supplies! But I have to agree that your desk is just a wee bit messy! LOL

Happy New Year!

Beth Norman said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one in a mess.

Amanda Sewell said...

OMGosh, you are so not allowed to see my stamp room in its current state! Yours looks practically tidy compared . . . LMBO! Great job on cleaning it up though :)

Shivani said...

Hey I wuld love those stamps..
how much it will cost to send it to India..??
I dont get such stamps here..but I love stamping...keep trying to get them..!!

Tammy said...

Mine looks worse if you can believe it! i have a HUGE art table, and it's so covered with crap. MY office is so full of stuff on the floor, etc. you can't walk. So I spread to the DINING ROOM! OH MY! We have been eating in the living room since NOVEMBER! I need some SERIOUS help! LOL

Beth M said...

I love that you shared photos of your space. I have a space that after a couple of stamping sessions looks a lot like that.

p.s. I want the Living Large set in the photo of stamps to sell.

ScrappingALL said...

I look forward to your sale...can't wait!!!

Sheila