Greetings, scrapbookers! This week we’re celebrating the week leading up to National Scrapbooking Day 2012 (Saturday, May 5) with the theme “scrapbooking around the house.” Each day we’ll host a variety of activities to get your scrap on, including tips, challenges, and prizes GALORE on both the Creating Keepsakes and Club CK blogs. On Saturday we’ll continue the festivities in both places, and we’ve also teamed up with Big Picture Classes to bring you a FREE 12-hour Creative Crop (sign up to reserve your spot today).
As we scrapbook around the house, today we’re visiting the GARAGE. Let’s see how CK Dream Team member
Linda Barber approaches it.
Hey there! Ready for another scrapbooking challenge? How about an scrapbooking organization challenge? I sure could use one, because I'm organizationally
challenged! My husband will be happy to tell you about the mess that is my
scrap area. But let's not involve him. What we can do is involve his man cave: the garage! There are so many items in there that could
be used for the greater (scrappy) good. Let's take a closer look, shall we?
How about this sorter thingie that's normally used to sort
screws, nails, and other small garage-y supplies? I personally think it's even
better for loose chipboard shapes, brads, flowers, tags, etc.
Another find from the dark and dank garage? An organizer
that can hold a lot of small ink pads! (What? You think I should stop buying
ink? You are right, of course!)
Here are a few more items that you can "borrow" from the
garage for your scrap room.
Wilson got this four-tiered holder, covered it in some yummy woodgrain
paper and voilá: her tabletop is all nice and neat, her supplies beautifully
Let's not forget that we can always turn to the queen of
organization herself, Martha Stewart. The Apartment
Therapy blog lists seven Martha-like ways to use a pegboard!
Caputo put a pegboard to work in her scrap room, and now her punches and
stickers are out so she can see them (and use them!)
Do you have any formerly-garage-supply-now-scrappy-org ideas
to share with us? Please do; I could use more help! And here's your challenge for today:
Pick one part of your scrapbooking stash or one area in your scrap space and reorganize it so it makes more sense for you. Be sure to take a "before" pic as well as an "after" photo, then share links to your photos in the comments below for a chance at a prize.Check out today's post on the CK blog and the Creating Keepsakes "Organization" Pinterest board for even more inspiration.
--Linda Barber, CK Dream Team member
Pick one part of your scrapbooking stash or one area in your scrap space and reorganize it so it makes more sense for you. Be sure to take a "before" pic as well as an "after" photo, then share links to your photos in the comments below for a chance at a prize. We'll randomly choose one challenge participant to receive a bundle of scrapbook and organization supplies from companies like American Crafts, Xyron, X-acto, and Red River Paper. We'll randomly pick one challenge participant to win.
If you'd like to participate in the challenge, here's what to do:
- Take before and after pictures as specified above.
- Upload your photographs to the Club CK gallery. (how to upload to the gallery)
- Leave a comment below with the URL link to your photos in the Club CK gallery; for example, your comment could look like this: "Thanks for the great challenge! Here's my project: http://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/media/p/31086.aspx."
Note: Previous projects are not eligible; images and comments must be posted on or after May 1, 2012, to be eligible.
Your images and comments must be posted before 9:00 am MDT on Monday, May 7, 2012, to be considered for the contest.
Congrats to our winner, photochic. To claim your prize, watch for a message on your profile page.