Friday, August 31, 2012

A Clean Craft Space and a Card

Happy Friday!

Whenever I'm on vacation, I always hope I feel the mojo to create a bunch of cards, but that didn't happen this week. I've had a terrible time trying to create a card for the last 4 days. So, I decided it would be the perfect time to clean and reorganize my craft space.

I was going to show you the before photos but I think you would have screamed and ran as far away from my blog as possible, so I'm only sharing the after! I loved
this idea, from Jennifer McGuire, about storing your clear stamps. I went out and found the same clear binder sheets and went to town sorting, labeling and boxing them up. I love it!! Have a look:



Here's a close-up of one of the clear boxes. This one stores my cling stamps in the same binder sheets - love that!



I just HAD TO share this next pic with you too! It's the cutest little thing! It measures 7 inches high and 6 inches wide and stores some smaller embellishments, extra buttons and pearls that end up on my desk, a few ribbon scraps and small flowers and die-cuts. Don't ya love those cute, little drawers!?



With all this organization, I tried to sit down and make a card. I started by stamping the Life of the Party Stars from Hero arts with VersaMark and white embossed. Then I added some color with lots of different blue Distress Stains and spritzed with Perfect Pear water. The bigger stars were punched out of white cardstock and also spritzed to give them some shimmer too. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Flutterby set.



I want to thank you all for continuing to visit my blog and for leaving the nicest comments - it really means so much to me! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend - I don't work until Monday, so I know I'll enjoy mine! :)

31 comments:

Karen B. said...

Such a fun card, the distressed blue is perfect! Your craft space looks divine too!

Greta said...

I'm envious of your organized space, Barb--looks terrific! I'm still changing things around--just got plastic bins with lids for my punches so I can use my drawers for something else--still have a long way to go! Your card is really lovely--mojo has returned!

stamplover2011 said...

Cute card and love your crafting space! Neat way to store all those clear stamps and your cute drawer is awesome!!

maria mcclure said...

This card is beautiful and your room looks like heaven, Barb! Mine's somewhere between catastrophe and disaster (since I share it with a 7 year old and a 3 year old)and it will most likely be decimated by 9:30 tomorrow morning.

Which, per your request, brings me to this: Go to bed early tonight! We all want to see what you come up with in the morning. :)

Debbie said...

Don't you just hate those days when there is plenty of time....and the creativity doesn't happen? Your room looks great and I do like your little storage cabinet, very pretty drawers. Your card is awesome!

Jackie said...

I just love your pretty organized space, thanks for the photos. I tend to reorganize when my mojo takes a hike, too. It looks like it worked - your card is wonderful! That little cabinet is adorable, too.

Laura B. said...

Love your craft space!! Awesome organization!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Want to organize my space, Barb? Yours looks great! Love the little set of drawers too - so cute - and your emboss/resist stars are wonderful!

judkajudi said...

Sometimes just handling all my stuff gets me feeling more creative. I have misplaced ALL my metal dies and have hunted high and low ... must've found a really safe place to store them!! See you sson!

Cindy C. said...

Your craft space looks great Barb!

Lin said...

Your room looks great, Barb, love that colorful little box with the cute handles. And your card looks to me like your mojo is enjoying its new quarters!

Tina said...

I am so glad you showed us your room. I like it very much. And your stary card is gorgeous! Regarding the mojo...it is totally unpredictable...but it is best not to struggle with him to much. Hugs.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Perfect! I'm actually out of mojo too right now - so maybe I should try something similar. The good part is that organizing and tidying your craftspace (mine is just a desk with some shelves above )-: )is just so relazing.
Have a wonderful weekend, hugs, Karin

Vanessa said...

I wish I had a clean craft space like you! Mine is such a mess... Love that cute little box with the drawers! And your card is amazing! Vanessa x

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh, your room looks gorgeous! Love the card too!

Mariëtte said...

What a great idea to store your clear stamps. Unfortunately I have not found it yet here in the Netherlands.
I think for mojo is back, it's a beautiful card!

CinnamonSally said...

Your craft space looks amazing Barb, mine really needs a tidy but I have to be in the right mood. (I haven't been for ages hence the mess)

Kara Lynne said...

Barb, it's so fun to see how you organized! Great ideas and that little box of drawers is so cute! Beautiful card! I love the placement of the large stars and the sentiment.

walchowDesign said...

Your craft space looks so neat and tidy, Barb! Great work with the labelling which requires so much consistency to keep them up to date!

Love your starry card!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for sharing your craft room with us, Barb! It is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!! Would you come and help with mine!? (LOL)!! I love the cute 4-door drawers!! What a cute set! I love your monochromatic card, too! Beautiful inking! I hope you(and I) will get crafty this weekend! My mojo has gone missing since my blog break!

Maureen Morton said...

What a great space, Barb! I love it that I can now "see" you at work creating your lovely work! I love to organize my stuff - it is a never-ending process. Love that inking on the star card...perfect for the holiday weekend. Have a good one, my friend.

Linda said...

I can SOOO relate to you needing to reorganize your craft space. I certainly get crazy when my crafty corner gets too cluttered. Besides creating goes best with a clear mind and space! Love the bright and cheerful star card!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, sometimes a lack of mojo can lead to something else, and in your case it led to a wonderfully organized carft space! LOVE it! I do love that sweet little drawer set, too...so cheerful! Your sweet card is so sparkly and fun...great sentiment, too! Enjoy your days off!

Vicky said...

You are so organized! Love your craft space! And your card is gorgeous, that background is perfect for a starry night!

Trinh said...

Beautiful blues on your card! And your space looks wonderful - hope mine looks as good after I'm done with my new room. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

alexandra s.m. said...

Your place looks fantastic Barb!
and your card is simply beautiful ;-)

TFS~

Cheri Reed said...

Nice card. Love the blues. Your craft space is so neatly organized.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Love your organization! So clean and neat!

donna mikasa said...

Barb, your card is quite dazzling! I love the ombre background and the perfect sentiment! And your craft space is wonderfully organized! Could I bribe you to come to Hawaii and help me with mine? =)

Happy Labor Day!

Elizabeth Allan said...

It looks like your mojo and energy were in full swing... a fantastically organized craft room and a beautiful card!

Robin K. said...

Looks like a clean workspace brought the mojo back!! Love how you inked the bg of your card!! I am green with envy at how organized your room is!!! That little storage unit is adorable!!