Welcome to week two of the craft room challenge! If this is your first week with us it’s not to late to join in, and have a more organized space by the end of the month.
Last week we decided to tackle our work surfaces since you can’t create anything new if you can’t see your desk right!? Let me remind you of what my work area looked like before.
There was literally a space just large enough for a single sheet of paper to work on, and it wasn’t exactly conducive to creating a project. As a result, I found myself avoiding creating, and, for me, week number one was the most needed out of any week we have.
First, I started with taking everything off the desk and giving it a good clean down. I used the tools of my vacuum, and got all the dust and bits of paper off to start. Then I used just some baby wipes on the surface since it’s chalk board paint. The little spinning caddy even got a good vacuuming.
With a pristine surface I decided to only put back what I really wanted on the desk. While I would love to have just the work mat on the desk that isn’t really practical. Instead I went with just the work mat, the spinning caddy, with reduced items, and my iPad holder. The iPad holder is a must as I often use sketches to begin my creations.
What did I do with the rest of the things – well….that leads to week two because our mission this week is to purge and sort. Get ready with those empty boxes or bags and be sure to make one for sell, donate/recycle/give away and don’t forget to have a trash bag. This week will make a huge difference in how your rooms looks since deciding what can go will make it easier to give everything staying a place. Having a place will allows you to return it easily when you’re finished using it. I will be focusing on my stamps and well as all the furniture I have on my walls. The goal is to get things off the walls and have less of a walls closing in on you feeling.
Before you go the rest of the crafty spaces, please meet our lovely hosts:
Stephanie from Crafty Ladybug Creations
Now, let’s take a look at their craft rooms and spaces and how they did this week!
Hey crafty friends! Now that my desk is cleaned off I’m very happy to be back sharing a new layout creation with you.
I created this layout as part of challenges at the Secret Not Secret Kit Club. We were challenged to make a summer scrapbook layout during the cold of winter, and man is it cold. It was 8 degrees when I woke up this morning so I’d say it count as cold.
I used a VERY old kit from My Creative Scrapbook, and it took me a minute to be okay using the pink on a picture of my boys. I’m very glad I did though because I think it came out well.
All of the paper layers under my photo are project life cards. They came with the kit, and since I don’t do pocket scrapbooking, I challenged myself to get them on a page somehow. Clusters in the upper left were created with small portions of 3×4 cards as well.I just love how this came out, and really wish I had done a process video to go with it to show how I managed to get all the layers just right when I wanted them. The next set of kit club challenges is in mid January, and I can’t wait to complete more. Can you believe I finished four layouts in two days!?
Well, I better get back to creating. Thanks for stopping in with me today and until next time…keep crafting!
Welcome to week one of the craft room challenge! If you haven’t seen our intro videos you are in for a treat. They are really cute if I do say so myself.
Each week our group of bloggers (12) will share our progress with you as well as share what the topic of the week is so you can work along with us. Feel free to join us on social media using the hashtags #craftroomchallenge and #confessyourmess. Now on to my mess!
Normally, my craft room is very tidy, but with the holiday things got away from me. I received some new furniture, made some Christmas gifts and then there was keeping us with December Daily…cleaning up just got away from me. I mean look at my desk!
There are also a ton of things in the space that aren’t mine…mostly kids things. Obviously I’m not the one playing with the Pokemon things…or am I…haha All kidding aside my desk becomes the catch all for anything the kids don’t know what to do with immediately, or are just in to much of a hurry to put away correctly.
There is also just to much furniture in the space for the size that it is. I need to find new way to store what I have and get some of the things either off the walls and/or up off the floor. Anything that isn’t scrapbook or office related needs to leave this space as well.
My goal for this challenge is to have a more streamlined space. I want to stop feeling like the walls are closing in due to stuff everywhere. I find I creating easier when not overwhelmed with things. I also need to let go of things that I have decided aren’t my craft. For example, I’m a very simple stamper, and not a colorer, so things that don’t match that need to be re-homed either via donation or sale.
Our goal for week one is cleaning off our work surface. Go on and find that missing desk or table. Make the flat space clean enough that you could create something if needed. I can’t wait to get myself in order and see how you use this challenge to get your space in order. Don’t forget to come back next week to see how I did and see what the next challenge is!
Welcome to the 2018 Craft Room Challenge! From January 3rd through January 31st, 14 crafty bloggers will be sorting, organizing, cleaning, and decorating their craft spaces. Each of us has a very different craft space to tackle, so chances are you will find one similar to yours. We’d love for you to join in on the fun challenge and clean right alongside us. Follow along and join in on social media by using #craftroomchallenge and #confessyourmess. You can also find us and the challenge via our social media accounts you’ll see listed on each of our sites. We’ll also have 15-minute mini daily challenges for you in case you have limited time to dedicate to the challenge. We hope you share your messy spaces and progress with us so we don’t feel alone this month!
Before you see the rest of the crafty spaces, please meet our lovely hosts:
Stephanie from Crafty Ladybug Creations
Now, let’s take a look at their craft rooms and spaces!