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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Canvas for the IPhone

Hey everyone! Things have been crazy busy around here. I guess that's just the way summers from here on out are going to go. Last weekend I was in Cincinnati with Taylored Expressions for the Stampaway Rubber Stamping Convention and we stayed busy the entire day and a half of the show. It was mad busy but I really enjoyed it. If you were able to stop by and chat with me, I hope you leave a comment...would love to hear from you!! :)

Also, I came home last Sunday and tackled the disaster area known as my office/craft room. I really think that I was on the verge of becoming a hoarder.  It, literally, took me 4 FULL days to purge everything that I haven't let go of over the course of 5+ years.  And then to organize...whoa.  I think I spent a lot of time just standing there scratching my head trying to figure out how to keep things organized.  I'm still not finished, but I'll post a couple before/after photos at the end of my post just for funsies. 

But onto today's crafty thing to share!!  I created a holder for my IPhone  (but it certainly can be used for placement of other nick nacks that you so choose) using the new Canvas Valise from Maya Road. This was a project that I created for CHA this past summer and definitely one of my favorites!  You can see more photos and more details over on the Maya Road blog post HERE.  I also had to create a card with one of the new sets, Blue Ribbon Sentiments.  

I thought this would be a fun card to have on hand for my precious boy that starts 2nd grade next week.  Like I said, more photos and closeups over on the Maya Road blog.
Now, are you ready to see the disaster known as my office/craft room?  The before photos are taken with my phone, so forgive the lack of high quality.  I'm holding out for the iPhone 5 next month. :)

This was my work space.  It was an organized mess, but somehow I was able to maneuver my way around.  

And the after with an upcoming project on my desk ready for me to tackle.  

And this was a corner of my office.  Many of my floor space you couldn't even walk on.  

You can actually see some carpet, LOL!!!  I also added an Ikea bookcase in my closet for some extra storage.

Ok, now I actually need to attack some of my crafting projects this weekend...the big dilemma now will be if I can actually find everything I've put away!  I start an Anatomy class this coming Monday so I want to get as much done before MY school starts!!  Have a great weekend crafting buddies! :)


Laura B said...

Wow, you've been working hard in that room! Looks great, and so do your projects! Thanks for being so friendly and helpful at Stampaway! It was really cool to see some of you in person.:)

Dana Gustafson said...

Wahoo! New projects comlete and a cleaned out craft room You are a rockstar! And we are so sistered up in the creating in the 6x6 hole in the middle of the desk top. But no more! Will you just look at that sparkling room!? I too did a recent tough love session with myself...I actually feel like I can breathe better now that the pile is gone. he hee! Have great weekend!

Rebekah said...

wonderful projects. love the idea for your cell phone.. i might have to try that.
Glad to see that I'm not the only one with a cluttered craft room.. great job with your crafty space:)

Michelle Woerner said...

Hey girl! Your projects are just darling as always. Thanks for the pics of your crafting space. I love seeing how everyone organizes. I love the bookshelves in the closet.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I need to do some organization myself! :) Looks fabulous! And I LOVE that Iphone holder. . .very cool!

DeeDee said...

Love your workspace. I hate having to let stuff go, but there will always be more projects and ideas than time!

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