Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Kit Club, Card Tweaking and a clean Scrap Room

So I hit publish a bit quick there and had to go right to edit. I hate when that happens.

I joined a kit club this last month after thinking about, pondering about, dismissing out of hand, rethinking, and just plain getting confused about the decision. I have been on both sides of the fence about kit clubs. On the one side I have wanted to join one but it seemed the ones I would hear so much about had a lot of added extra drama associated with them. Would I or would I not be able to get the kit, could I get the add ons, could I make an intelligent decision with sneak peeks only, would it be exclusive enough, did I want exclusivity, did I want lots of embellishments or did I want lots of paper, did I want a gianormous kit or mixed media, how was I to choose????????? The questions swirled in my head until I would walk away from the issue without making a decision or yet making a decision that I could do much better on my own without being boxed in by the constraints of being in a kit club.  Then again, I wanted all the new stuff and in smaller manageable bits without having to buy a lot of one thing and maybe not liking it. So enter http://mycreativescrapbook.com. I fell in love with this kit. I love the Dear Lizzy papers and the wood veneer embellishments were some I had in my cart at 2peas. I loved this kit and wanted to get my hands on it. I ordered my kit on or around the 5th of the month, the kits shipped on the 10th of the month (mine at 2:45 p.m.) and I got it on the 11th at 2:40 p.m. How is that for service. I was unaware that the kit club I chose was located in Olathe, Kansas, a mere 15-20 minute drive from my home. So I think I picked well for a change and can't wait to use this kit.

So my question to you is, can you create in chaos or are you bordering on OCD in keeping you area clean? In anticipation of getting this new kit I cleaned up my scrap area. I say that like I don't do it often but in fact after every project I clean up the area. Clutter drives me mad and I don't create or do well with lots of stuff everywhere. I prefer a clean area to make dirty as opposed to working in the clutter and getting frustrated with trying to find lost tools or papers.

This is a view from my door into my little 8 x 8 room. The desk is clean and houses my computer with the printer below and a rolling rubbermaid cart holds office stuff. To the right on the jetmax cubes is my Cameo. Believe it or not the jet max cubes hold the majority of my scrappy stuff.
The table is where I scrap and has four paper files from Archivers that holds my paper and cardstock. The white metal container holds all of my immediate use tools, ATG, cropadile, scissors, ruler, corner rounder, vintage paper distress ink and applicator, dimensional adhesive, glossy accents, glue dots, silhouette picker upper tool, needle and a couple of other things I can't remember. The rolling cart under the table is where I keep my scraps, acrylic stamps, Christmas stuff, pictures and extra goodies. My trimmer is on the table above it.

To the right of my scrapping table is my 9 hole cubbie that houses all of the stuff that won't fit in the drawers of the jet max or rolling cart. I have books, mini albums, cuttlebug, and PL stuff on the shelves. That is the extent of my scrapping stuff and I intend to keep it at this manageable amount. When we move I am planning to store all of this stuff in a long low dresser with an expedit unit on its side on the top secured together forming one piece. I will paint it a beautiful aqua color. Then I will have a desk area  maybe a sofa table and all of this will be in the dining room area of our apt/townhouse. The jetmax cubes will retire to my closet and be used to hold miscellaneous stuff and knitting/crochet and counted cross stitch goodies.

As for card tweaking....that card was bugging me. I thought I was finished but as soon as I saw the picture on my last post I knew what was wrong. I needed to mat the embossed white piece to ground it and make it look finished. So I got a piece of green paper that matched the green on the inside areas of the cupcake and it worked beautifully. I would post a picture but it is on its way to its recipient. Have a great day!


  1. Your craft area looks nice and tidy for now! I try and clean up after each project, as I craft in our dining room, which is also the main thoroughfare of the house! But sometimes I have a crafting marathon and make a lovely mess...! x

  2. Looks like you have a great space. Enjoy your new kit!

  3. Love your craft room! Have fun with your kit, wish I lived that close to a kit club! I can tolerate controlled chaos for a big, but then I have to clean up.

  4. You have a really nice space and it looks like you are ready to create. I don't do well with chaos so my space is pretty neat at all times. :)