We have now moved to the The ~OCD~ critique group....come join us there the door will always be open to our scraprooms!
REMEMBER it is important for us to list our goals and post a link to your scraproom album in this challenge first.
PRIZES for this challenge will be based on POSTING AND COMPLETING YOUR GOALS, posting before, during and after pics of your area, checking in by posting on the thread at least once a month, and commenting on others progress. How simple is that!
Prize Categories: I'm planning to have one public voting pole and two pm poles...a total of three categories and three winners...3 RAK's!!!
Public voting Pole "The greatest change." - $20 sb.com GC
PM pole 1 - "Who has helped you the most?" - $10 sb.com GC
PM pole 2 - "The most creative storage idea that someone shared and you have used." - $10 sb.com GC
Voting will begin August 1st and end August 7th.
During our last challenge we shared a lot of GREAT ideas!! I loved the paper keepers made from the postal boxes, oh and the ribbon shelves were Awesome! One room started with just a TV tray and blossomed unto a nice scrapping space, another started out a boys room and was transformed into a ladies retreat. Oh gosh then there is the beautiful lavender room and the apple green room that’s shared by a mother and her daughter. Oh and you should see the Coca-Cola Scrapper!! We even got to see the beauty of a “rag rolled” room. We had too many great ideas to mention them all, the list seriously goes on and on. There were a few of us who completely gutted our rooms and painted. WOW what fun! (yea right! I’ll never paint stripes in a room again!)
So jump on in…get you a little note book and jot down those goals, plan a budget, and start the wish list. It doesn’t matter if your space is small or a huge room what matters is organizing the space for your needs and making it your very own dream space.
Here is what we will be working on:
Pick-up and put away pick-up and put away everything that is on the floor. We need to make sure we don’t have any tripping hazards.
Clean off desk – completely clean off your desk. Yep, this means take everything off the desk and wipe it down. Once you’ve got a clean desk sit there for a few minutes and think about what tools you really need at your finger tips, tools you use for every page. (for me that would be my scissors, regular pen, pencil, eraser, hole punch etc…) these items you can put back on your desk in a “with-in reach” location. Everything else you will need to find a home for. You have 7 days to complete this task. Take a pic and post the clean desk. Done!
Week 2 & 3
Purge – OK here we go. Get a notebook and pen and keep it close by to jot things down, wish lists, etc... This is where we really tend to be pack rats (at least I do). After all we are croppers not collectors. Take a box and put it in the middle of your room along with a trash can or trash bag. Pick one corner of the room and begin. Toss giveaways into the box and items that there’s no longer a use for in the trash. (you would be surprised at all the dried up bottles of paint I found during one of my previous challenges). Wipe down and clean off all containers as you go. As you are going along, think about how this storage is working for you and if you need to make changes or not. (does this need to be closer to your desk or further away) If you need to make changes either during this challenge or in the future stop and jot it down. You have 2 weeks to complete this task. Done!
Week 4, 5, & 6.
We are continuing to purge and clean. Our floors should be cleaned, our desk should be cleaned off and now we are going to get in to the heavy organizing. Ok how many of you actually have something in a purge box? Take a pic and show us your purge box.
Week 7, 8, & 9
We are finally in the home stretch, well at least some of you are. From this point on we should be finishing up on the purging and getting everything in its place. The best way to find out if you have organized things where they work best is to scrap something. Work in your room for a week and let us know how your organizing is working. Post your work too so we can leave some love.
If everything is working out great it's time to make your space your own. Many of you have already started the decorating process. But the end of the challenge and last three weeks we will be concentrating on decorating our spaces.
Week 10, 11 &12
The Final 3 weeks. It’s time to make your space your own and decorate with items that inspire you. The sky is the limit here. Have fun and please share the pics!!
List of players/organizers:
2. scrapbook girl
3. Bling Fairy Vivian
4. Scrappin Kitty
10. a pez4