Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010) Week 3. Clean Slate.
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Posted: 1/17/2010 3:29:03 PM
You know, you never actually realize how much stuff you really do have until you start packing/moving it all...



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Posted: 1/17/2010 5:42:11 PM

You know, you never actually realize how much stuff you really do have until you start packing/moving it all...

You can say that again. I've been packing up my stuff all day and I'm not done yet. And even though I have a scrap area in the basement, I swear there is scrap stuff from one end of this house to the other. And some catagories really surprised me...I have way more stamps and way more rub-ons than I thought.




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Posted: 1/17/2010 6:02:35 PM
what categories have people sorted into?
So far I have:
paper & card
ribbons & fibres
stamping, inc inks
paint
bling (stickles, glotter & gems)
punches & dies
tools (scissors, bia etc)
adhesives
card blanks & envelopes
embellishments (everything from eyelets to stickers is in here at the mo)
part finished projects
completed cards
other crafts (eg quilling strips - they will go in a separate box labelled "quilling"




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Posted: 1/17/2010 6:41:27 PM
Im loving this! I didnt make it into my room yesterday but I have been in and out of it today sorting my photos (im a little bit ahead because a few things were already organized well and I only had to pull about 90% out of my room).

Honestly, one of the best things about this challenge is the fact that it REALLY opens your eyes to just how much stuff you have!

So far I have sorted:

Paper
Rubons
Stickers
Chipboard
Ribbon
Stamps
Paint
Card making stuff
punches
Die cuts
Pens, pencils, markers
Chalks
Memorabilia
Adhesives
Tools
Buttons
Photos
Transparencies
Kits
Unfinished Pages
Albums
Idea Books / Inspiration

I think thats pretty much it...all I can think of right now anyways!

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Posted: 1/17/2010 8:23:10 PM
UK Heli - Looks like you've got a good start for sorting. I was going to suggest having a box for each category in the challenge. Then it will be easy to pull just that box and work with it.

Here is the link for the challenge list. Scroll all the way to the bottom for the topics for each week.



You know, you never actually realize how much stuff you really do have until you start packing/moving it all...




That is so true! We recently moved and I was completely shocking at the number of boxes labeled 'Crafts'. I had stuff in the dining room, computer room, my bedroom, the foyer. Now at least I can have it all in one place.


Leisa - GO VOLS!

Completed 2010: 85
Completed 2011: cards - 16; los - 70
Completed 2012: cards - 26; los - 36
Completed 2013: cards - 13; los - 20
Completed 2014: cards - 0; los - 14
Mar goal: cards 0/4; los 14/4


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Posted: 1/17/2010 8:51:57 PM
Paper
Stickers
Chipboard
Rub-ons
Die cuts
Ribbon and fibers
Small embellishments (buttons, eyelets, brads etc.)
Transparencies
Stamps and ink
Markers
Adhesives
Tools
Photos
Albums

I also made a Misc. box...stuff like flair, gems, and stuff that I don't have enough of to make it's own category.






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Posted: 1/18/2010 2:49:54 AM
Martin-peatime,
Thanks for the suggestion! I think paints would be a good choice, as I've thought about having them closer. Right now they're in a closet, and I keep forgetting to use them. I'll give that a try.

Leisa (weaser),
Thanks for the container-idea! I think being able to pull everything out at once is important to use this space effectively.

I'm trying to work ahead on my photos, because they're a mess. But it's so boooooring . I'm having to make myself sit down. I hear myself cajole "only 15 minutes now, then you can do what you want to do..."


-hilde


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Posted: 1/18/2010 5:19:22 AM
I hadn't seen that list of what categories are coming up, but it looks kinda useful. I don't have anything in some of the categories (die cuts, ideas, templates) but am overwhelmed at the thought of 1 week for some of the bigger categories ... are we *really* supposed to be able to sort all our paper/cardstock in 1 week (and go to work too?! )

I don't think I can wait till May to get some of this sorted!! On a positive note, I *really* hope to have moved house by then & be sorting into my own scrapspace, not being constantly frustrated by being in a rented property & not being able to remove the most annoying cabinet in the world & put up shelves that actually work for me! On a downside, I suspect my space will be smaller and have to hold my "office" too (filing cabinet, computer, printer, scanner, stationery supplies - I only have my laptop in the scrapspace at the moment ...)



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Posted: 1/18/2010 6:35:52 AM
UK_heli,
No, I don't think we're supposed to finish some of these project in the week (I know I'd be overwhelmed to the point of despair by the "photos" week).

I have considered the "heavier" weeks as weeks to get an overview, do some thinking and put a system into place. Then start sorting and putting things where they belong. If you're not done by the week's end, you can do it a little at a time in later weeks. Like you said, there are weeks where you don't have anything in the category - then you can work on paper some more.

Do the heavier weeks in the same manner you would eat an elephant - a little at a time . Although, I'm sure you wouldn't eat an elephant ...


-hilde


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Posted: 1/18/2010 11:29:11 AM
Im thinking some of these arent supposed to be 100% completed in 1 week as well. Im finding that some dont take me a full week to complete either. So i made a list of the challenge names so that I can cross each one off as I get it completed 100%. If I have one that isnt 100% complete but I finish that weeks challenge early I can go back and work on one that I havent finished or move on to the next one...hopefully this will keep my momentum going I hope to have my room completed in the next month and if I did everything on the 1 week scale there NO WAY that would happen. Im a couple of weeks ahead at this point.

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Posted: 1/18/2010 11:57:20 AM
Ok, I've made some progress I wanted to share.

Everything was moved out of my scrap room that could be. I loaded up 11 boxes, and put them in the next room. I've cleaned the room, dusted,
etc. Now I am going thru each box, sorting it by catagory. All but 2 of the boxes are sorted now.

I think I want to take the keep/trash/donate approach. Is that what everyone else is thinking? What guildines will you use?

Thanks, Nancy

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Posted: 1/18/2010 1:37:44 PM
Nantini- my donations are going to my 5yr old DD!


My challenge blog is finally updated for this week!


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Posted: 1/18/2010 3:12:49 PM
Question of the Week: Who's starting small? Who's going for broke?

Well I am going for broke. I have actually already boxed everything up, cleaned room and put furniture back in and placed where I want it. I also decided how I wanted to store several different categories and got those storage items. I have purged several boxes of stuff so far and have more that I know I will be purging this week. I hit a speed bump last week though while moving the furniture, pulled some muscles in back, so have not got much done this weekend. But I am feeling much better today and can not wait to jump back in.

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Posted: 1/18/2010 6:08:08 PM
Well the old recliner has been replaced with a nice loveseat and storage ottoman (instead of the futon, which was way too big). Before moving the furniture DH and I sat on the floor of my room and we came up with an even better plan for the room than I started with. I think he is hoping that when this is all done I'll never come downstairs again. Wishful thinking on his part. I'm as boxed up as I'm going to get. I think the biggest box is the stuff that doesn't even belong in here. We plan on making the 2+ hour drive to Ikea next weekend for my new expedits, table, and drawers. And tonight I'm actually gonna try to sit and scrap for the first tiime in months.



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Posted: 1/18/2010 6:13:04 PM
Yeah, Tinkbug! You will have to take pics of what you create...Isn't it nice when DH supports your habit?


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Posted: 1/18/2010 10:19:25 PM
May sound strange but thinking of doing both! Because of some summer 'remodeling' (new floors and interior painted, new shelving) I've already done some of the go for broke. Since i have some things I like in my room, i think i'll start with some problem areas and move them out.

Now i need to post my before pics soon!


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Posted: 1/19/2010 4:06:06 AM
do we have a week 4 thread yet?



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Posted: 1/19/2010 7:38:00 AM
Week 4 thread gets posted Thursday... My week's are a little backward b/c of when New Year's fell...



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Posted: 1/19/2010 8:13:12 AM
sorry I never checked dates, it just felt like we'd been discussing the clean sweep & clearing out forever & I wanted to get started on putting my stuff back in the room
I know I can get started myself but I figured I'd wait till others were working at the same thing, at least initially, so we could chat/share ideas together



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Posted: 1/19/2010 8:25:42 AM
sorry I never checked dates, it just felt like we'd been discussing the clean sweep & clearing out forever & I wanted to get started on putting my stuff back in the room
I know I can get started myself but I figured I'd wait till others were working at the same thing, at least initially, so we could chat/share ideas together



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Posted: 1/19/2010 9:28:41 AM
UK Heli-next week is paper, so you may want an early start...for me I think this week, paper week, photos (maybe) and memorobelia (definately)will be my most overwhelming. Even if you just stare at the leaning tower of paper...it might inspire.

ps-congrats on completing clean sweep so quickly!


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Posted: 1/19/2010 10:10:04 AM
lol... on top of the mess upstairs from my studio, i've got a wall coming down downstairs, so it's been a really fun week!



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Posted: 1/19/2010 10:34:52 AM
My “going-for broke” sorting process is finished for the most part. Everything is in boxes according to the weekly categories.

The thing I enjoyed about the process so far was the cleared and cleaned empty space and the chance to re-create my storage methods in the coming weeks. I won’t be able to paint right now, but it would be a great time to do it. (Afraid that if I stop to paint, I won’t ever get this all back together.)

What really surprised me was that I didn’t realize how much I had in some categories. Chipboard! I was amazed to find that I have a full box of chipboard. Must start using this!

I plan to keep plugging away and hopefully get it all pared down and working better as we go along.

Thanks to ScrappnBee for the humor on your blog! It sure helps keep me motivated.

Cheering on to all,


~june

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Posted: 1/19/2010 11:54:28 AM
When i started out with the Organize Your Stuff Challenge the plan was to do just a few things...
But i am less organised then i thought i was.... I started whith my desk looking like pic 1 when i realised this. So i started to pull out my drawers and then my desk looked like pic 2...
I need boxes!! So it seems i am going more broke then i thought. my desk

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Posted: 1/19/2010 12:03:59 PM
I went for broke....I have all my piles on the pool table and underneath...sorry DH! I promise to have it cleaned off before NCAA tournament time and your annual "Boy's Day Over" to watch games, play cards, shoot pool and most importantly drink! Which I confess, I did imbibe a teeny bit while "clean slating"...it was brutal!

scrappinbee - Loved the blog update this week....I'm so with you sister!


Christy

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Posted: 1/19/2010 4:08:13 PM
Ok - so I'm raring to go, and knowing that I won't have much time the rest of this week I thought I'd start on my paper/cardstock ...
Now I'm struggling again!!

Sorting by colour generally works for me & I have a bunch of artbins to hold my papers which work ok, though I think I need to decide how much of each colour I need to/should keep - my greens, purples, blues & white/cream are overflowing ... part of me feels that 2" of any one colour family should be sufficient yet I am reluctant to get rid of basics like cardstock!!

My main dilemma today is how to handle different sized papers/cardstock ...
How do you store card/papers of different sizes?
Should I be looking to keep my 6x6 & 8x8 & A4 (or 8.5x11) in their own areas, or should I be putting them in with my 12x12?



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Posted: 1/19/2010 5:38:29 PM
Oh Cara, I just did the whole Eagle Scout thing this summer for my ds, so I feel what you're saying, it's a HUGE project! He earned his Eagle in June and the ceremony was in September, so all I did all summer was scrap Boy Scouts! I wound up with the Cub book finished, the Scout book nearly finished, and the Eagle book put together with layouts of his project, all the paperwork he submitted, and all the letters of congratulations in it. Now I just need to scrap a few remaining Scout layouts and the actual Ceremony, and poof! - one of my biggest scrap categories will be all done and gone. (Disney is another of my biggies too - we'd get along great I bet!)

Anyway, to answer the original question:

I was going to take it slowly, but decided to go for broke. Last week I moved everything out of my room and painted it. I've been buying cubes from Michaels like mad because I knew I needed more storage space, and now I'm to the point of putting the furniture back in. Can't wait to get on to actually organizing my stuff!

Have fun this week everyone!


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Posted: 1/19/2010 8:34:36 PM
pitje- thanks for the pics!

To all you finally committing to go for broke...Congrats!!!... (welcome to the dark side?)...



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Posted: 1/19/2010 8:49:20 PM
Hi ladies!

How's everyone doing? Who's looking forward to paper week?

We finally got the wall down downstairs, so I'll probably post pics of that to my blog this weekend (for my P365). Talk about a fun few days!

Next thing on the agenda: getting myself to the point of a clean slate. I've already packed several boxes of "stuff." By that I mean: framed pics/memorabilia/and other look-pretty-type things...

I think I've finally picked a color scheme for this room: various shades ranging from clear to navy. Sounds crazy, I know... The one year I did my Christmas tree, I used clear/frost/silver/navy. It looked really neat together, so I'm going to shoot for something along those lines. I'm just not sure how that'll work w/ all the oak, but hey... paint's cheap and it only takes an afternoon.

Next thing to do is finish packing all the things I want to "keep" by categories, so...

After everything's out, I'm going to look for shimmery/iridescent curtains in one or more of those colors. that's what I'm going to use as my "jumping-off" point as far as colors.

Then, the real fun starts w/ furniture shopping. Can you say IKEA? lol...




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Posted: 1/19/2010 9:34:35 PM
Crisann, I finally came up with a paint solution too. I am currently painting circles of pink and green on my walls. It worked out well because I don't have to do it all at once either and it looks great with the oak. Hubby is just glad the painting project doen't involve him. I'm excited for Ikea too. I'm making the 2hr drive to Pitt on Saturday for my expedits and lunch with my cousins



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Posted: 1/19/2010 10:19:47 PM
UK Heli - Here's a quote from Wookiemouse's blog about the challenge:

"Even though there will be a new challenge every week, I do NOT expect some of these challenges to be completed in that time frame. For a few reasons. First - some tasks are obviously bigger than others. You can organize your paints in an evening. That's simple. But organizing your photos will take much, much longer. What I want from you in this challenge is not to complete the task per se, but to get started and KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING."

I think it's a good idea to go ahead and get a jump on paper now. Do what you can til the next challenge. On weeks that you don't have any of those item, like die-cuts, you can go back and work on paper or whatever other task you didn't finish.

As for sorting your cardstock, I like to keep my 12x12 separate from my 8.5x11 because of the way I use it. The 8.5x11 I use primarily for making cards so I keep that in a separate file that stays at home. The 12x12 cardstock I use on los I take with me to crops in a 12x12 file folder. I have an accordian file for my scraps.

I don't think I could get rid of cardstock unless it's a color that I didn't like and won't use.


Leisa - GO VOLS!

Completed 2010: 85
Completed 2011: cards - 16; los - 70
Completed 2012: cards - 26; los - 36
Completed 2013: cards - 13; los - 20
Completed 2014: cards - 0; los - 14
Mar goal: cards 0/4; los 14/4


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Posted: 1/19/2010 10:46:44 PM
Crisann-sounds great! Cool fairy wings (from your blog). I bet they'll be a cool accent with your color scheme.

Tinkbug-love the idea of circles! My new space is visiable from everywhere (it has only 2 real walls). I'm jealous. You will definately need to post pics!


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Posted: 1/20/2010 6:59:58 AM
Hi Ladies!

Is anyone else overwhelmed?

I am slowly taking everything out of the drawers and garage and categorizing into labeled containers. This is like moving, which is makes me tired before I even begin. I am paying dearly for too many years of spending haphazardly, which truthfully sickens me. I know the end result will be so worth it but right now I am thinking a bonfire might not be a bad idea, LOL!

I am hoping, once everything is boxed up, that the rest of the challenge will be easier to handle since we tackle just one category at a time.

Back to the grindstone.

Angie

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Posted: 1/20/2010 9:54:00 AM
I have all my paper sorted in 12x12 iris containers. I have 25 of them. I do have a separate containers for Disney Emblishments, Disney PP and Plain paper in Disney colors. It is so easy to just grab thoses containers when I want to go to a crop.

Ink pads are stored in an old tape cassett holder.
Glitter in salt and pepper shakers on a three tiered shelf.
Photos sorted in a rolling cart that is right by my desk.
Stamps in a rolling cart and a HUGE dresser. (I have WAY too many stamp sets) LOL
Buttons in jars.
Ribbons in Jars and a large box. (I would love to hang them but with three cats that doesn't work)
Extra emblishments are in round tin containers with a magnet on the back. I have a strip behind my desk that the containers are on. I can just reach in front of me to get them.
Glue in it's own drawer. On my desk.
bling in it's own drawer. On my desk.
Cuttlebug with folders(In a metal tin) on my desk
Cricut on my other desk. I have an "L" shaped desk.

I have lots of room on my two desk to have everything within reach.

I am moving in about 3 months and will have a scrap space that has floor to ceiling cabinets. I will store my desks to use when we move into a permenet place.

Sylvia in MN

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Posted: 1/20/2010 10:51:15 AM
At some point my scraproom will look better than when I started right? I'm having a really hard time with letting go of my supplies temporarily - I'm afraid that out of sight will mean out of mind for me and things will stay boxed up for a long time. I have a LOT of piles right now. I've been skipping ahead and organizing as I go - I think that is why it is taking me so long and I don't feel like I'm getting to the clean slate stage. I have spent at least 10 hrs doing this and it is still horrible!
I am going to suck it up now and do it wookies way. I need my floor clean before I start filling it with paper.

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Posted: 1/20/2010 8:32:00 PM
Scrapsomniac-
You can do it! Don't let the OCD take over...yet. It is really hard to just put that big box in a corner and fill it with all different kinds of embellishments that you are just itching to sort.

I found all the parts of memorobelia that I needed to scrap my son's first NFL game (Cub scout day at the Seahawks)...from 2007 and set it aside. It will be my layout for next week...

Just promise yourself the treat of 1 layout before you tackle each week's task...and you will end up with at least 20 LOs! (Cue the Mary Poppins "Spoon full of Sugar" music)

And it also makes you go back to basics...when was the last time you used just paper for a LO!


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Posted: 1/20/2010 11:03:08 PM
I already started the overhaul and have a good plan in place I just need to do the work.I really like what I've accomplished this far but this is the part that's really scary to me, I have enough storage for most of my stuff and because the room is already half done, I now have to face the ugly truth that it sometimes may look organized but I really just shoved a bunch of things into drawers with no rhyme or reason and can't find anything but the things I use most. I'm really scared to start going through those drawers and dealing with all the stuff, and yet I'm really looking forward to the final results of knowing what I have, where it is and actually using it!



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Posted: 1/21/2010 2:18:44 AM

Is anyone else overwhelmed?


raises hand!
I'm drowning in "stuff" and starting to wonder if I've done the right thing by "going for broke" - I tried to do a simple card last night & couldn't find anything 'cos it's all stacked up & even finding my glue runner took 15 mins ...
I need to get cracking with this big time!



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Posted: 1/21/2010 4:42:13 AM
scrappnbee-
Thanks for the encouragement! I can see my floor now. The room actually looks quite large- the attached bathroom not so much. It is impossible to use at this point so I know those boxes won't be hanging around too long.
I did find a lot of things that made me smile......a paperkins paper doll, magnets that I made when I did the Avon 3 day walk (I think that was in 2003) and a lock of curly strawberry blond hair - from my grandaughter's first haircut. She is 6 1/2 now and has straight light blond hair.

If any of you have not read Scrappnbee's blog, you are missing out on some real entertainment. I'll keep up with this challenge just for a weekly dose of her wit.

jrashley
BucketHead

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Posted: 1/21/2010 11:57:16 AM
Im soooo glad to see that everyone is still going strong! im working on pictures right now and boy oh boy is that fun! Its great in the fact that I get to look at all the pics and remember the fun we've had but man, Ive got tons of crappy pictures too!!! I havent even gotten to the ones on the computer either! Ugghhhh! oh well...Im over half done with the ones Ive already printed so that is something!

Martine-peatime
PeaNut

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Posted: 1/21/2010 4:00:29 PM
I'm so proud of you all! Your doing great!

I'm having a terrible flu at the moment, so packing and moving boxes are not my cup of tea right now. Luckely next week is paper, and my paper is pretty much organised. So next week is an extra go-for-broke week for me!

Although my bed was the place to be for me the last couple of days, I was checking this tread every day. I love to see all of your comments, struggles and solutions. I'm pretty sure it helps recovering... We rock, you know!!!!

I've also bookmarked Scrapnbee's blog. I'm with scrapsomniac here: if you haven't checked it out jet: please do so. She rocks!!!

Keep up the good work ladies, and let's move up to week 4!!!!

Scrapinsal
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 1/21/2010 6:54:29 PM
I want to go for broke, but I just cannot right now. Finances arent there to pull up the carpet and put in new flooring, so I'm not going to move everything to paint and have to do it all again. I tossed around the idea of trading rooms with my son, but actually, I like the room Im in. I'll make it work.

I'll just have to content myself with the fact that when we do really move it all out to do the floor and walls, there wont be as much and it will be all organized!

right??

Cara in TX
Paper Angel in Bulletin Board Hell

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Posted: 1/21/2010 8:57:15 PM

Oh Cara, I just did the whole Eagle Scout thing this summer for my ds, so I feel what you're saying, it's a HUGE project! He earned his Eagle in June and the ceremony was in September, so all I did all summer was scrap Boy Scouts! I wound up with the Cub book finished, the Scout book nearly finished, and the Eagle book put together with layouts of his project, all the paperwork he submitted, and all the letters of congratulations in it. Now I just need to scrap a few remaining Scout layouts and the actual Ceremony, and poof! - one of my biggest scrap categories will be all done and gone. (Disney is another of my biggies too - we'd get along great I bet!)



ACK! Now I'm scared! Luckily he just got his Life and he turns 16 next week, so we have 2 years...but you just posted my nightmares! I would like to have most of his Cub and Boy books done by his project time. Plus, this summer he's getting his Triple Crown so I'm thinking of giving them their own books, maybe with his other High Adventures. Plus I want to do a t-shirt quilt to display. Oh Dear.

My other son is 13 and Special Needs and Disney is his end-all-be-all and we are going on another trip this Spring Break...Cruise and World. And I haven't even touched the first trip we did when he was 4 yo! So Disney is for sure my other big collection of "stuff". Getting his books done for that would be a big deal for him.

It sounds like we could be Best Scrappin' Buds!


~Cara




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StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 1/21/2010 9:02:46 PM


Is anyone else overwhelmed?

raises hand! I'm drowning in "stuff"




This is why I decided to not go for broke. I would be totally overwhelmed by stuff everywhere. But since you've got everything out, there's no turning back now! Get in there and clean, clean, clean!

This week I did clean out my computer area. By looking at it, it basically looks the same. It's what you can't see that got clean. I found start up disks for Windows 95 - that's how long it's been since I've cleaned it out. I'm just going to tackle a small area at a time.

Can't wait to start on paper tomorrow! Off to read scrappnbee's blog.


Leisa - GO VOLS!

Completed 2010: 85
Completed 2011: cards - 16; los - 70
Completed 2012: cards - 26; los - 36
Completed 2013: cards - 13; los - 20
Completed 2014: cards - 0; los - 14
Mar goal: cards 0/4; los 14/4


artist-ju
PeaNut

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Posted: 1/22/2010 5:23:04 PM
Ok, I think I changed my mind, I think I'll only do a section at a time, because when I first started this I really needed the room to continue to function so I did as much of an overhaul as I could to begin with so I really don't want to drag everything out at the same time again. Today I cleared my desk and hutch which was extremely overwhelming so I think I'd best just do a little at a time and maybe in the end I can paint the room not worrying where everything is going to go.



Martine-peatime
PeaNut

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Posted: 1/25/2010 5:17:22 PM
Still moving things out of my ctraftspace... I have already moved some furniture also. One cabinet is sitting in another room now, and some of the not-craft-related stuff went with it! An old small table has moved in that empty spot from across the room and that empty spot is filled by the other cabinet with all the drawers... so where that came from is a huge empty spot, that will be filled with some Expedit lovelyness soon. Not the next 5 days maybe but this weekend there must be a little time to go over to Ikea and use some of the money I got for my birthday last december...

I really think this new lay-out of my craftroom will help me to really do some crafting here.

Still have to empty all those shelfs and half of my desk. Purging has start already, found some never used goodies that I can do without, not scraprelated. The scraprelated purge will be a little more difficult, but it will happen eventually.

LilacGal
Going Up

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Posted: 1/30/2010 6:31:04 PM
I want to go for broke - I really do but I've got an almost 18 month old so there's no way for me to store my stuff outside of my room. Besides, like a previous poster said, are we really not supposed to scrap until the challenge is over? And also, I don't really need my husband knowing how much I have. He spends money on movie props. I spend it on scrap supplies. And neither of us knows how much the other spends on that stuff. I kinda like that arrangement.

I'm going to start small. I'm sorta organized, though the pictures say otherwise! Going for broke would be good since I get distracted easily but it's just not feasible at this time. I'll do the challenge again when Elizabeth is at college. lol

sherry m
PeaNut

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Posted: 1/30/2010 8:13:21 PM
After reading Wookiemouse's blog several times, I've decided to start small. I am actually going to clear everything out, just not all at once. I find the thought of that overwhelming and I do still want to be able to scrap during this organizational process.

Leisa - GO VOLS!

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Since I have already pulled everything else out when getting room painted and refloored, I agree with Leisa - i'm starting small and clear out a bit at a time. And if I want, I can maybe scrap!



Sherry {ScrapMoore}

sherry m
PeaNut

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Posted: 1/30/2010 8:46:18 PM
Reading thru first page of posts and can't seem to get some posters' links to work. Is gallery down?


Sherry {ScrapMoore}

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StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 1/30/2010 9:55:46 PM
Sherry - I think the gallery is down. I've been trying to open some of the new posts on the org threads and I get an error. I'll just have to check back tomorrow afternoon.


Leisa - GO VOLS!

Completed 2010: 85
Completed 2011: cards - 16; los - 70
Completed 2012: cards - 26; los - 36
Completed 2013: cards - 13; los - 20
Completed 2014: cards - 0; los - 14
Mar goal: cards 0/4; los 14/4

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