Thursday, September 27, 2012

I went looking for my mojo......

My creative space had gotten out of control and somewhere in the mess I lost my mojo. A major purge and clean up was needed but I had been putting it off until it looked like my mojo might be taking a permanent sabbatical. When I hadn't felt inspired to create anything for weeks I knew it was time to overhaul the studio.
I'm participating in the Online Card Class- Kick Start, organizing our products is one of the creative steps that Kristina and Jennifer are encouraging us to take.

In the process of cleaning and organizing, I decided to part with at least a third of my stamp stash. I will be grouping them and offering them for sale in the next few weeks. If you have been looking for hard to find classics you just may find them here. Stay tuned!

On to the mess.....

 I had taken over Al's desk anyway so I used it to help with the sorting process.

 Stamps to be sold...this is just a small portion

More stamps for sale

My living room needs some attention now.

Here's the closet wall transformation
 Little Tia is sleeping peacefully in the midst of the chaos.

It feels good to have this area cleaned up!
There's plenty of storage space for products that I will actually use now.

 Now I can find the new stuff and hopefully use them before they become obsolete.

 He's going to be there anyway, he might as well be part of the decor!

We have plans to build out the closet wall that includes tearing out the wall around the closet and having a full wall of storage with another counter height work area. We are also planning to add an L-shaped desk and storage where the computer desk and Al's desk are now. This is what I've asked for as a Christmas gift... fingers crossed that it will be THIS Christmas!

I do feel like my creativity will have a chance to return now that all the excess supplies and products aren't yelling at me to use them. One thing I did that took a lot time but I think will be well worth the effort: I cut down all my loose 12x12 papers to 6x6 and grouped them in ziplock bags according to color or theme. Maybe now I will use them! Since I work in 8x8 size for my scrapbook pages I left some of the solid papers 8x8.

So with this huge overhaul if you don't see some new project photos here soon I just may need to give up the crafting and hire myself out as a craft room organizer!

God's way is perfect.
All the Lord's promises prove true.
He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection.
Psalm 18:30


  1. YOU are my inspiration. I needed to see the before and after photo! My craft room is in a huge mess now...And when Dr. John started to count how many distress inks (they were in a huge heap) I own, I told him to leave (well,..politely...). Our craft room is our treasure cove and I hope you have your hidden treasure soon :). Looks like a great sale ahead! HUGS!

  2. AMAZING transformation, Nancy! I have to do this occasionally too :) Cleaning up and throwing out have always been good therapy and motivation for me - sooooo I am looking forward to the creations that are coming from this beautiful place of imagination :)

    Blessings to you!

  3. Fabulous! You want to come organize my room now? :)

  4. I just did the same thing a few weeks ago, Nanc and it feels so good, doesn't it!? My favorite part of your organization is the adorable, golden rug! :) Hugs to you!

  5. What a transformation... I NEED you to come sort out my space Nancy. Maybe I need to take a WEEK off work and do it! Looking forward to your new burst of creativity!

  6. Your studio is fabulous and your Golden rug is adorable.

    Hugs, Lori m

  7. Nancy, thank you for sharing your feelings and inspiring pictures of sorting out supplies in your craft room. I was doing the same but for my kitchen and I find it more functional and enjoyable. I have cooked more too! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations. Blessings from Moscow! Maria

  8. WOW! great job. doesn't it feel fabulous to purge and get things organized. I've been purging too, just not so organized yet.

  9. wow you where busy but it looks great...worth all the work...


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