Saturday, January 14, 2012

Organization - What's That? Organizing my Small Scrapbook Space

Time for another Pages From the Heart Challenge! This month the topic is organization.

I will be completely honest here. When I saw that the upcoming challenge had to do with organization, I kind of panicked. My husband even laughed a little (he quickly covered it up) when I told him I had to give examples of how to organize the chaos that is my craft area. After a few weeks of, "What on Earth am I going to do?" I finally pulled it together. The most difficult part for me about organization is that I have a very small space to work with and SOOOOO much stuff to cram into it! Before I became too overwhelmed, I decided to tackle some of my biggest problem areas for this challenge: ribbon, punches, and small embellishments.

My work space and pretty table with pink legs!
The small embellishments and ribbons came together over a few evenings. A friend of mine was getting rid of some small fixtures and I asked if I could take a couple. I had purchased a package of small plastic bottles and the shelves were the perfect size for them. My best friend happened to be over as I was working on this and since she loves to organize, she got involved too. She brought me some baby food jars and I spray painted all of the lids silver. Then we got to sorting ALL of my small embellishments. I had no idea how much space all of that packaging was taking up! Then a different friend gave me some quart sized mason jars which were perfect for the ribbon!

Embellishment Jars

Next were the punches. I had an old, over the door shoe rack that I wasn't using so I hung it over the back of a door close to my desk and put all of my punches in the slots. I had also been saving spaghetti sauce jars (poor husband didn't realize why we had been eating so much spaghetti lately) which were perfect, after I spray painted the lids, for holding flowers.  I had originally wanted the jars for ribbon but the opening was too small.

Although it took a lot of work, I am so happy that my craft area is beginning to look somewhat organized. I'm hoping that if my stash is easily accessible and in sight that I will actually begin to use some of it. So thank you for making me get to work!

If you'd like to take part in this challenge or just check out more ideas from the other design team members, go to the Pages blog today. If you decide to enter the challenge, you have the chance to win a great prize pack.

Pages is also having a design team crop on Saturday!

And, if you want to meet the Design Team, please join us at the first ever Design Team Crop taking place January 21 from 1-9!  We'll have snacks, dinner and a great make-n-take for everyone that participates!  We can't wait to meet everyone!  Please call the store to make your reservation!
Hope to see you there and hope your 2012 is an organized one!



Tracy said...

Your organizing is the tip about the pasta sauce jars :)

Heather said...

Love it! Looks great!

Heidi Siebenaler said...

How exciting to come to your blog and the first thing I see is a post on organizing! I'm in the middle of moving my scrapbook area into a bedroom and can really use some good organizing tips.

Berta said...

Love your organization! I wish I had a door to my scrap room, (mine is a pocket door) to hang a shoe rack on. My punches are in drawers and I always have to dig to find them!

Becky said...

Thanks everyone! I just hope I can keep it up. ;)

Sugarr2518 said...

I like how you used the shoe holder for putting your scrapbooking things in:) That gives me some ideas for oraginzing some odds n' ends!

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