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Username Post: April *Organize Your Life* Challenge!        (Topic#1493771)
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Welcome to 'The Organize Your Life' Challenge!

(Note: This Challenge is the result of our original Challenge from February 09' entitled, 'Take The 28-Day 'Clean Your Room' Challenge'...On that note, *new participants & players are welcome to join in on our CURRENT MONTH fun at anytime!)

Continuing On!...In honor of Another New Year & Enough Is Enough...Our challenge within the month of April, is to...

1) Keep our newly organized Scrap Spaces Clean!

2) Be accountible & supportive to ourselves & our group!

3) Strive to become & remain *Continually Creative*, *Challenged Daily* & in the process...
*O R G A N I Z E D* !!!

4) We will seriously *Work*, *Clean* & *Create*, all while Having Fun!!...As always is the case, *ChickChat* & *Gallery Comments* are welcomed & encouraged!

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GUIDELINES:

~ Please feel free to upload your progress either daily, weekly or bit by bit, as you go along! You can go ahead and post them here at anytime. (Also, feel free to check in and tell us about your progress as often as possible, so that we can inspire one another & keep each other encouraged & motivated!)

~As always, all final project submissions must be posted to this thread no later than April 30th, 2009.

VOTING:

~ All participants that actively participate & post their weekly progress will have their names submitted into a monthly drawing for a prize at random!

~ A Scrapbooking Goodie Bag will then be sent to the winner(s)!

On that note, Let's Have Fun & At The Same Time, Let's Take This Challenge Seriously & Finally Get Organized Once & For All!!

= *February Challenge* DONE!

= *March Challenge* DONE!

= *April Challenge* DONE!

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1. Kelly (KellyCali) (hostess)
Kelly's Scrapbook Space! DONE!

Kelly's Organization Projects 2009

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2. Nati (Mrs. Tristan) (co-hostess)
Mrs. Tristan's Scrap Space DONE!

Organization 2009

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3. Grace (Hanging By A Moment) (co-hostess)
Grace's Scraproom DONE!

The Great Space Replace '09

- Bathroom DONE!

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4. Bren (scrapwriter) Scrapwriter's Scraproom DONE!

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6. Melissa (Northernmemories) Melissa's Creative Chaos DONE!

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7. Sherri (Scrawford11) Sherri's Creative Chaos Done!

- Bathroom DONE!

- Kitchen pantry DONE!

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8. Red (All Red)

All Red's Scraproom Only 1 Step Away!

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9. Vickie (Scrappedupmom)

Vickie's Scrap Room Continuing On...

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10. Kate (ihacodb)

Kate's Scrap Space Continuing On...

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11. Cyndy (cguerr13)

- Kitchen pantry DONE!

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12. Madeline (CroppinMadeline) Madeline's Scrap Space Makeover

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Cleaning Has Never Been This Fun!

One For All & Once & For All!




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February Challenges Of The Day

- Previous 28-Day Challenge Completed by Previous 28 Players

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March Challenges Of The Day

- Create & Embellish A Scrapbooking Sketch Book
- Create A Gallery Project Album
- Home Management Organizer
- Bathroom Brigrade
- Daylight Saving Time Spring Forward!
- In The Medicine Cabinet
- Calendar Consolidation
- Misc Photo Storage
- Clean Your My Place Page
- Purse Purge
- Email & Address Books
- The Linen Closet
- The Laundry Room
- The Mudroom, Front Foyer & or Back Door
- The Library/RAK Book Challenge!
- Spring Clean the Closets!

April Challenge Of The Month

- Clean Your Kitchen!

- Post all final project pics (due NLT Apr 30th)

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love it!! I'M TOTALLY IN!


 
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LOL I just signed up for the other one as well, so might as well do both My room is partly done already, since I've been working on it for a while now, but still have a ways to go on some of it.


 
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YEAH THE OTHER ONE I POSTED BEFORE SHE POSTED THIS ONE.. BUT HER'S IS MOR MOTIVATIONAL!!! HER IDEAS ARE AWESOME! WELCOME!


 
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  • Scrappin Kitty Said:
...My room is partly done already, since I've been working on it for a while now, but still have a ways to go on some of it.



Same here Amanda...However, in my case, it's all under a mess of stuff!

Note: That's why it's currently 'missing'! LOL!

Welcome & Remember We CAN Do This!




 
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I would love to sign up! I need to finish the project I started last year. Pic of before and after in my gallery all ready but I still have a linen closet full of stuff that SHOULD be in the scraproom and not in the bathroom. LOL!



 
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I would love to sign up! I need to finish the project I started last year. Pic of before and after in my gallery all ready but I still have a linen closet full of stuff that SHOULD be in the scraproom and not in the bathroom. LOL!





LOL!!

Welcome & I'll add you on!...Yay! Just think how good it will feel to finally be done once & for all!



 
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add me to please, i hav to get reorganized cos the wayi have some things is jus not working any more.


 
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I'M SUPER EXCITED!!! THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT... NEW PICTURES.. NEW SPACE.. NEW ORGANIZATION.. WE'LL BE ABLE TO SCRAPBOOK MORE COMFORTABLY AND HAPPIER.. WITHOUT HAVE THE MESS ON OUR SHOULDERS... GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE.. AND I'M EXTREMELY EXCITED! YAY!!!!:D


 
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  • Mrs. Tristan Said:
:D I'M SUPER EXCITED!!! THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT... NEW PICTURES.. NEW SPACE.. NEW ORGANIZATION.. WE'LL BE ABLE TO SCRAPBOOK MORE COMFORTABLY AND HAPPIER.. WITHOUT HAVE THE MESS ON OUR SHOULDERS... GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE.. AND I'M EXTREMELY EXCITED! YAY!!!!:D



Yay!!



p.s. Sidenote - Let's be sure to keep this attitude! As in, once we go in...open doors...see the mess...are surrounded by the mess...etc. LOL!!


 
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Challenge Of The Day

Please make A Scrapbooking Space Album in Your Gallery.

Upon doing so, I will be sure to link it back to our front page Player page.



 
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Forgot to ask. We dont need a scrap room right? Cos I only have a corner of the lounge.


Edited by vetc on 01-26-09 11:45 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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No definitely NOT.. your CORNER is your paradise and it's totally welcomed!


 
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Question(s) Of The Day

1. What kind of space do you have?

2. What are your goals?

3. What are your major challenges, if any?



 
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Ok cool now I get to go shopping...YAY!!!


 
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1. Type of Space? - I recently gave up my old Scrapbooking Room. For one, I wasn't enjoying it and or I never really liked it!...So instead, I downgraded to a Walk-In Scrapbooking Supply Closet!

2. Goals? - My goals, just like many of you, is to finally finish my space and purge whatever doesn't belong in there! In the end, I just want to by organized once & for all!

3. Challenges? - My major challenge or challenges are 1) time 2) energy 3) motivation to do it!...On that note, I will be making time!...I will go to bed earlier, when possible, so that I can get up earlier!...And the last one, I think & already know that this group will be the answer to that one!



 
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Well it started off with the closet in the office.. being converted into a little desk area (now it isn't a walk in whatsoever check out the pix in my gallery)then i ended up pretty much taking over 1/2 of the office lol! but that's including a table for when i have a crop night which i also share with my husband in case he needs to fix a computer.


 
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  • KellyCali Said:
mms


what does this mean? sorry.


 
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1. What kind of space do you have? I have a little corner in our lounge.

2. What are your goals? That it dosent look like a eye sore every time you walk into the room.

3. What are your major challenges, if any? lack of space!!


 
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  • Mrs. Tristan Said:
  • KellyCali Said:
mms


what does this mean? sorry.



MMS = Marking My Spot (it can represent the place that you last left off, or where you last left love on LO's/pics within the thread/and or in my case, as a poster, I usually use it as a sort of bookmark, so that I can be sure to come back and answer questions, comments, page breaks, etc.

HTH!

Some others...

HTH = Hope That Helps!

JCI = Just Checking In!

ACU = All Caught Up...On leaving love or reading posts!







oh i see! awesome.. i'm learning new lingo!! woo hoo! Getting Organized and taught at the same time! Awesome..

TIP:

if you have "organizing challenges/questions" what i do is go the the main gallery and look up the many scraprooms and organized pictures there are and get ideas from there... or you are most definitely welcome to come here and ask for opinion's or advice... because i sure will as soon as i hit a bump in the road


 
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AWESOME!!!

THANKS!


 
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Daily Plan Of Action

List 10 Things That You Can Do Today, in regards to your Scrap Space!

(Note: Please list '10 To-Do' items daily & or until no longer needed!)


 
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{ S P A C E }

S - Sort the stuff.
P - Purge those items you no longer use.
A - Assign the keepers a place.
C - Pick a Container.
E - Equalize — if one comes in, one goes out.


 
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{ P R O C E S S }

P - Plan of attack – plan your project - which area(s) do you want to address - make a list - evaluate present system, what is working, what isn’t working, devise new system - determine budget - develop timeline

R - Remove items – start from a clean slate - empty the space completely - remove then sort & purge

O - Organize into piles – donate/toss/sell/keep/rel ocate - sort like with like - purge excess - the more you purge the less you have to find a home

C - Containerize – find storage solutions - containers establish limits and boundaries - designate a space for items being kept - consolidate

E - Evaluate plan – how is your system working for you - are you able to work your system? What needs to be modified? A good system should be easy to maintain

S - Solve/Simplify anything that isn’t working for you - revise accordingly

S - Smile, Shop, relax and enjoy your hard work!


 
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Count me in! I've been needing to organise forever. I may not get it all done in time, but anything is better than the confusion that currently reigns.

Question(s) Of The Day

1. What kind of space do you have?
A small room that has to serve as both home office and storage.
2. What are your goals?
To be more organised and find a home for everything.
3. What are your major challenges, if any?
Making the space functional and keeping it free of clutter.


 
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Daily Plan Of Action

List 10 Things That You Can Do Today, in regards to your Scrap Space!

(Note: Please list '10 To-Do' items daily & or until no longer needed!)



1. Empty the Space! (this part may take a week!)
2. Make a list of what I have (A-Z)
3. Purge/Sell/Donate (take down to the garage!)
4. Containers (empty/sort)
5. Labels (print)
6. Curtain (sew)
7. Albums (shelf)
8. Kits (shelf)
9. Paper (drawers)
10. Scraps (bins & boxes)


 
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Count me in! I've been needing to organise forever. I may not get it all done in time, but anything is better than the confusion that currently reigns.



Great mindset, Welcome to the Challenge & Adding you to the list!




 
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  • KellyCali Said:
Daily Plan Of Action

(note: Please list '10 To-Do' items daily & or until no longer needed!)

List 10 Things That You Can Do Today, in regards to your Scrap Space!






JAN 26 2009:
1. START OFF WITH MY DESK (CONVERTED CLOSET)UNLOAD EVERYTHING ON IT AND DUST IT OFF. (PENDING)
2. PUT ALL TOOLS TOGETHER HUNG ON THE WALL (PENDING)
3. COLOR COORDINATE ALL RIBBON (PENDING)
4. EXTRA RIBBON THAT DOES NOT FIT IN THE SPOOL HOLDER, CREATE AN ORGANIZED CONTAINER TO KEEP IT IN. (PENDING)
5. ORGANIZE THE EXTRA PICTURES I HAVE ON THE DESK IN THE CORRECT CONTAINER BY CATEGORY (PENDING)
6. CREATE A WAY TO PUT ALL THE CARDS I'VE MADE AND THAT ARE SITTING ON MY DESK AWAY. (PENDING)
7. VACUUM UNDER MY DESK (PENDING)
8. THROW OUT GARBAGE IN THE CAN (DONE)
9.ORGANIZED ALL BRADS IN CONTAINERS IN THE EBELLISHMENT CENTER (PENDING)
10.THINK POSITIVE AND MOTIVATED WHILE DOING THIS (DONE)


 
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now you all have to remember you have to post pictures of BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER... the more pictures posted the better.. like Kelly said.. make an album in your gallery to post these pictures.. so we can see eachother's process


 
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3. COLOR COORDINATE ALL RIBBON (PENDING)




Ooo, that one could be fun!...I love to sort by color!



p.s. I tried to containerize em, but ultimately gave up!...Instead, I now have them all thrown into a large basket. I just did out what I want!...Note: I'll take a pic for you!


 
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6. CREATE A WAY TO PUT ALL THE CARDS I'VE MADE AND THAT ARE SITTING ON MY DESK AWAY. (PENDING)




Here's where I keep mine...

Stationery & Card Organizer By KellyCali

Here's where I file the handmade ones that I have recieved...

Accordian Card Holder By KellyCali

Other ideas...

- File in a large/medium basket

- File them in a divided file folder/file box

- Trade em/Mail em

p.s. As a sidenote, are they for Valentine's Day or any specific event or person? Are they handmade or store-bought?...(Asking in advance, in the case that you'd like to trade)





 
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Other ideas...

- File in a large/medium basket

- File them in a divided file folder/file box

- Trade em/Mail em

p.s. As a sidenote, are they for Valentine's Day or any specific event or person? Are they handmade or store-bought?...(Asking in advance, in the case that you'd like to trade)








THOSE IDEAS ARE GREAT.. I LIKE THE BASKET ONE.. I CAN GET A REALLY NICE ONE FROM M'S!

THEY ARE CARDS I'VE MADE JUST TO HAVE AT HAND.. OR FOR SOMEONE.. I HAVE BOTH.. BUT WHAT DO YOU MEAN TRADE?


 
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Ooh, I wanna join, too! I think this will help us as far as finding the motivation to just get it done! WooHoo! I'm super excited.


 
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KELLY:
WE HAVE SOMEONE ELSE ON THE OTHER "CHALLEGE" THE ONE I MADE HEHEHE SORRY.. LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE THE HOST.. AND TO COME TO THIS SIDE!


 
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WELCOM JENNY!!!!!

WE ARE EXTREMELY EXCITED ALSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 
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...THEY ARE CARDS I'VE MADE JUST TO HAVE AT HAND.. OR FOR SOMEONE.. I HAVE BOTH.. BUT WHAT DO YOU MEAN TRADE?



1) If you click on Forums at the top, and then scroll about halfway down, there's an entire Forum that does just Swaps. Sometimes they trade/or swap cards. Some themes for cards, & just to name a few, include Love, Valentine's, Stamped, Altered, Handmade, Spring, etc. etc.

Same goes for all sorts of themes & supplies!

Also, keep your eye out for the Card Challenges, right here, under the Challenges Forum!

2) Trading duplicates with each other by mail (if store-bought type)

3) Trading handmade cards (eventually though, because I am in no way caught up!)

4) If you have too many, you could also try and sell your card creations on craigslist...or a craft or yardsale!

HTH!



 
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KELLY:
WE HAVE SOMEONE ELSE ON THE OTHER "CHALLEGE" THE ONE I MADE HEHEHE SORRY.. LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE THE HOST.. AND TO COME TO THIS SIDE!



Will do!



 
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Challenge Of The Day

Please make A Scrapbooking Space Album in Your Gallery.

Upon doing so, I will be sure to link it back to our front page Player page.




my scraproom album Here is my album, it has pics of what I started out with in April, lol rooms still not done to what I want


 
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  • KellyCali Said:
Challenge Of The Day

Please make A Scrapbooking Space Album in Your Gallery.

Upon doing so, I will be sure to link it back to our front page Player page.




my scraproom album Here is my album, it has pics of what I started out with in April, lol rooms still not done to what I want




No worries Kitty! We are here to motivate eachother.. some, any, whatever.. is better then nothing!.. I bet you are doing a great job.. and keep it up!


 
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1. What kind of space do you have? small dining room that is shared with my kitchen table it is one of the first rooms you see when you walk in my front door :(

2. What are your goals? Get everything straightend up and asessable. It's never going to look like a dining room with everything that is in here, but it can evetually at least be tidy, and I make a huge mess when scrapping because I never can find what I want, or I forget I have stuff that was bought years ago to use on pages.

3. What are your major challenges, if any? lack of space/ too many supplies, puppy that chews stuff, room visable to vistors.


 
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MMS.. (thanks Kelly) going to M's BRB


 
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Oh can I join too???

I'll go back and catch up on all the questions. I really NEED to get a grip on my scraproom before it gets out of control.


 
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  • KellyCali Said:
Question(s) Of The Day

1. What kind of space do you have?

2. What are your goals?

3. What are your major challenges, if any?





1. I have an attic bedroom that is converted into my scrap room.

2. My goal is to have all of my supplies sorted better so that I can find what I am looking for when I need it.

3. My major challenge is having the funds to afford addition or different paper storage. What I have now isn't really working for me.


 
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MMS.. (thanks Kelly) going to M's BRB



Sounds good & Sounds Fun!

I'll catch ya later tonight!



 
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Oh can I join too???

I'll go back and catch up on all the questions. I really NEED to get a grip on my scraproom before it gets out of control.



Welcome Daphne!...Sounds good!

Just like us all, You CAN Do This & How Very Wonderful It'll Finally Be!



 
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Pp Purge supplies that I'm not going to use.

R Research ideas for paper storage.

O Organize my shelves.

C Clean tools.

E Empty out bins that hold things that I don't use/need.

S Schedule time to work on scrap room.

S Set up stations.


 
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i already have an album set up in my gallery for my scraproom. it has before and after pics of the last time I went through this.

I am going to take some more photos though for this challenge.


 
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  • D3inKs Said:
P Purge supplies that I'm not going to use.

R Research ideas for paper storage.

O Organize my shelves.

C Clean tools.

E Empty out bins that hold things that I don't use/need.

S Schedule time to work on scrap room.

S Set up stations.



LOVE IT!!



 
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mms


 
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my scraproom album Here is my album, it has pics of what I started out with in April, lol rooms still not done to what I want



Got it!

p.s. btw - Same here & no worries!...Anything that is currently in my Scrap Space Album is all part of the Before pics!...From here on out, everything else should & will be new (& improved!) LOL!




 
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i already have an album set up in my gallery for my scraproom. it has before and after pics of the last time I went through this.

I am going to take some more photos though for this challenge.



Adding it now!



 
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I am down... I need a good cleaning.


 
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this is my corner right now!

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/351831/view /1947887/...


 
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Welcome to the Challenge Grace!

Happy To Have You Here!



 
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  • vetc Said:
1. What kind of space do you have? I have a little corner in our lounge.

2. What are your goals? That it dosent look like a eye sore every time you walk into the room.

3. What are your major challenges, if any? lack of space!!


I just looked at your pic, you have awesome desk space. Is there anyway to ad some corner selving for storage above it?


 
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  • vetc Said:
1. What kind of space do you have? I have a little corner in our lounge.

2. What are your goals? That it dosent look like a eye sore every time you walk into the room.

3. What are your major challenges, if any? lack of space!!


I just looked at your pic, you have awesome desk space. Is there anyway to ad some corner selving for storage above it?



No dont think so ...hubby is understanding but not that much, but i have a few ideas up my sleve...for a better idea on how i have things set up there is a video on my blog.


 
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Questions:

1. What kind of space do you have?
We have a bonus room over our garage.

2. What are your goals?
Better organization, easy to use for the sprites and I and keep organized, zones for different activities and display areas for artwork/layouts.

3. What are your major challenges, if any?
Sloping ceilings, narrow room, big furniture items, and LOTS of books to keep stored.


~*~I would love and could use any advice from anyone that is good at organizing space. If you have fun doing this and wouldn't mind helping me out, please send me a PM. I could use some innovative and creative ideas.~*~


 
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wow!!! so much motivation!!! Love it!!!


 
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Add me to the list.


 
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WELCOME DAPHNE AND VICKIE!!!!! GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN DOING IT!!!


 
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Back already Mrs. Tristan?

If so, what did you buy?

Did you get your basket or are you going another route?



p.s. Leaving the computer now...I need to go take pictures, empty my trash can (because it's simple & do-able!)...And then I need to complete 9 other tasks (just so that I feel a sense of accomplishment for the day & this major task!)

TTYL!



THERE IS A $1 BIN AT MICHAEL'S AND TARGET CHECK OUT THE TWO PICTURES I ADDED IN MY GALLERY!! SO CHEAP YET SO NICE!!!

And on the basket thing.. I'm getting a using an old card file i just found i'll post pictures on it.. and it even has tabs in it.. (kinda reminds me of your awecome file you posted)

I'll TTYL also, you are right... i need to go do my tasks also.. hopefully i finish them all and not get side tracked! good work all girls.. you girls are all going to succeed in this challenge!! WOOO HOOO!!! ORGANIZED AND CLEAN HERE WE COME!


 
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OK I sooooo need to play along with you ladies!! My goal is to get organized by this weekend... I've got company coming in for a week visit and lets see if I can keep it clean for this month!! lol

Hi I'm Susie G. my group also call me hunter, sooo w/e you wanna call me! I'm in!!


 
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WOOT questions..
Questions:

1. What kind of space do you have?
I share my bed with my scrapping room... JK its in my bed room!

2. What are your goals?
I need to organize my jumble of junk! I need to have it organized and clean for this weekend and to make it easier and more efficient.. I make and sell cards.. its a pretty good business! But I want to KEEP it clean! Thats my problem.. I'll clean it all up then... I pull it all back out again... its a sad vicious cycle! lol

3. What are your major challenges, if any?
I suck at organization and space.. I have no idea ho to make my space more efficient and I have to share my windows with my plants! Its too cold for them outside right now...




 
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I already have a scraproom album in my gallery. I'll post some pictures of what my room looks like now.


 
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  • KellyCali Said:
Question(s) Of The Day

1. What kind of space do you have?

A small room off of the master bedroom

2. What are your goals?

Get the scrapbooking stuff out of the linen closet. My towels need a home. :)

3. What are your major challenges, if any?

Time and the possibility of moving. Which means you are to keep an immaculate house at all times. Hard to do a big project!






 
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How do I join this challenge? This is my first one and I am excited to do it!


 
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Add me to the list.


hey Vicki, hows school going?


 
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Oh what.. I'm gonna go take some pics now of my horrible space.. no laughing!!! ok!! lol


 
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  • totallycre8tive Said:
How do I join this challenge? This is my first one and I am excited to do it!



Just like that!...You're in! LOL!



By the way, I say that you couldn't have picked a better challenge for a first challenge!...If I had to do it all over again, I would have started off organized right from the start, before having done once single ounce of shopping! LOL!


 
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My space itself is very organized. It should be after spending 6 months redoing it! But I ran out of steam and never actually finished moving everything back in. So that is my ultimate goal. If I organize it on this end when I move it it will be easier to set back up. Ugg I am dreading that!


 
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we won't laugh!! LOL none of ours is in great shape either, otherwise we wouldn't be doing this


 
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No laughter from here. But, hopefully I can offer encouragement.


 
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I know how you feel, we are moving in July and I hate the fact that all of its going to have to be packed up, even though there is a really good chance that I'm going to be getting a real scraproom then (which I'll love ).


 
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I hate moving.. being in ministry I have to be ready to pack up and move states away.. this time.. I KNOW I'll be here for another year!! WOOT!


 
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Oh and I moved in to this house just a little over a year ago.. November before last!!


 
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  • 3left feet Said:
I hate moving.. being in ministry I have to be ready to pack up and move states away.. this time.. I KNOW I'll be here for another year!! WOOT!




What type of ministry are you in? My Husband works for Wyeth who just got bought out by Pfizer. So he is looking for something new in a kind of wait and see situation. I don't do waiting very well, sigh. Good thing organizing is such a good stress reliever for me!


 
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  • KellyCali Said:
  • All Red... Said:
3. What are your major challenges, if any?

Time and the possibility of moving. Which means you are to keep an immaculate house at all times. Hard to do a big project!




Ooo, that IS tough!!

So, are you basically not scrapbooking in the meantime?

Sounds like you'll have to go, little by little?





Thankfully I still scrap. I have a drawer dedicated to work in progress so I can sweep a LO in if needed. I started this years ago to keep little fingers off of things and now mostly use it for Stickles drying.

There is much to do to get our house ready to sell so who knows how much I will be able to do.


 
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...There is much to do to get our house ready to sell so who knows how much I will be able to do.




Say no more, we can completely understand!



p.s. Love the 'work in progress' drawer!


 
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p.s. Well, I guess that I should add to the list above, that being a military family, we move just about every 2-3 years!...(I suppose that I should have considered that into the mix of the chaos!)

However, with that said, after having moved so much in our lives, I have to & strive to finally be completely organized, once & for all!



 
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WELCOME HUNTER AND TOTALLYCRE8TIVE!

WELL, IN REGARDS TO WHAT KELLY SAID.. ONCE YOU ARE ORGANIZED AS IN EVERYTHING IN THE RIGHT STORAGE (WHERE IS CORESPONDS) PACKING WILL BE EASIER.. YOU WON'T BE HAVING TO PURGE ANTHING IN THE PROCESS OF MOVING BECAUSE YOU'LL ALREADY BE ORGANIZED... YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN?


 
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add me please!

Question(s) Of The Day

1. What kind of space do you have?
I have a spare bedroom that I share with a full size bed and dresser. We hardly ever have people stay in that room so the bed is COVERED with my stuff!

2. What are your goals?
Get my space back to organized condition so I can actually get something made. Also, to make my valentines in the meantime, (yes, I plan to do this while cleaning!)

3. What are your major challenges, if any?
Actually DOING anything. I just don't have time. I LOVE being all organized and stuff but I need to get time to do stuff.


 
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add me please!



Got ya added Tiffany!...Welcome!!



 
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WELCOME TIFFANY


 
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HEY KELLY THERE ARE A COUPLE IN THE OLD POST FYI


 
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  • seaexplore Said:
add me please!

2. What are your goals?
Get my space back to organized condition so I can actually get something made. Also, to make my valentines in the meantime, (yes, I plan to do this while cleaning!)



This might sound bad, but do you absolutely have to make your Valentine cards this time around?

Or if so, would you be able to keep them sorta sweet & simple, so that you can kick them out ahead of time or in a day?...Cardstock, a ribbon & a heart or a pretty flower?...Or better yet, maybe premaid cards ($1 in the Target Dollar Spot), with some simple added embellishments?

Know what I mean?

HTH!



P.S. Maybe I should also ask how many do you usually make? LOL!


 
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  • Mrs. Tristan Said:
HEY KELLY THERE ARE A COUPLE IN THE OLD POST FYI



Thank You!

p.s. I'll be sure to add em & I'll be back in a bit!



 
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mms


 
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  • Mrs. Tristan Said:
HEY KELLY THERE ARE A COUPLE IN THE OLD POST FYI



Mrs. Gibbs & Scrawford11, if you make it over, I've went ahead and added you both to the front page participant listing!

Glad To Have You Both & Good Luck!



 
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oK.. OK.. I KNOW I'M BAD.. I WENT TO MICHAEL'S ONCE AGAIN (BUT THIS TIME TO ANOTHER ONE THAT IS THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION) AND I GOT SOME GOODIES.. THEY HAVE A LOT OF STUFF ON CLEARANCE.. NOW... TIME TO ORGANIZE IT


 
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My 10 items for the night...

1. Sorted a little
2. Cleaned a little
3. Cut some stuff up
4. Started a list (need to add to it!)
5. Put away binders (12)
6. Found my mini X Xyron !
7. Found 4 brand new, unused albums! (assigning them a home tomorrow!)
8. Discovered that I have things that don't really belong in there! (for example, wrapping & tissue paper!) (assigning them a new home tomorrow!)
9. I also discovered that items waiting to be altered, also no longer need to live in there! (they are going into a box to the garage downstairs!)
10. Calling it a night!

p.s. btw - The trash can was empty...So, hopefully sometime tomorrow, I'll start to fill it up some!


 
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Top 10 Uses For Binders

As mentioned above, since I just found all the empty binders, I am going to try something new and possibly use them as:

1. a sticker binder

2. an acyrlic stamps binder

3. an Inspiration Binder (for magazine cutouts)

4. a stencil binder

5. a Sketches binder

6. Artist Trading CardS (ATC) binder


Note: Please let me know if you can think of any other items, ideas or supplies that I can possibly put in them!

TIA!



 
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JAN 26 2009:
1. START OFF WITH MY DESK (CONVERTED CLOSET)UNLOAD EVERYTHING ON IT AND DUST IT OFF. (PENDING)
2. PUT ALL TOOLS TOGETHER HUNG ON THE WALL (DONE!)
3. COLOR COORDINATE ALL RIBBON (PENDING)
4. EXTRA RIBBON THAT DOES NOT FIT IN THE SPOOL HOLDER, CREATE AN ORGANIZED CONTAINER TO KEEP IT IN. (DONE!)
5. ORGANIZE THE EXTRA PICTURES I HAVE ON THE DESK IN THE CORRECT CONTAINER BY CATEGORY (DONE!)
6. CREATE A WAY TO PUT ALL THE CARDS I'VE MADE AND THAT ARE SITTING ON MY DESK AWAY. (DONE!)
7. VACUUM UNDER MY DESK (PENDING)
8. THROW OUT GARBAGE IN THE CAN (DONE)
9.ORGANIZED ALL BRADS IN CONTAINERS IN THE EBELLISHMENT CENTER (DONE!)
10.THINK POSITIVE AND MOTIVATED WHILE DOING THIS (DONE)

I THINK I TOTALLY DID GREAT TODAY! TOMORROW WILL BE ANOTHER DAY! WOO HOO!


 
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  • Mrs. Tristan Said:
oK.. OK.. I KNOW I'M BAD.. I WENT TO MICHAEL'S ONCE AGAIN (BUT THIS TIME TO ANOTHER ONE THAT IS THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION) AND I GOT SOME GOODIES.. THEY HAVE A LOT OF STUFF ON CLEARANCE.. NOW... TIME TO ORGANIZE IT



If you have it in you, I would challenge you to not buy anything else until February 28th!

Nothing in, until stuff comes out!...

Also, kinda think of it as a reward to yourself!...And who knows, you just might not need to shop after that because of all the wonderful, undiscovered & new things that you will soon find in February in your newly cleaned & organized space!

Know what I mean?



 
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I THINK I TOTALLY DID GREAT TODAY! TOMORROW WILL BE ANOTHER DAY! WOO HOO!



You did an Awesome Job!!

Way To Go!!

Really love seeing all those done, done, DONE's!



 
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As mentioned above, since I just found all the empty binders, I am going to try something new and possibly use them as:

- a sticker binder

- an acyrlic stamps binder

- an Inspiration Binder (for magazine cutouts)

- a stencil binder

Note: Please let me know if you can think of any other items, ideas or supplies that I can possibly put in them!

TIA!





I have just put all my clear stamps ino a binder and all my thickers/sitcker alphas, im going to get some more 2moro for my rubons to. I will post pics to show you.

I will all so write up a big long list of what i have done tonight ...the kids have just all gone to bed so im about ready to ge really into it!!

thanks jennie


Edited by vetc on 01-26-09 10:05 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Oh, please count me in!!! I got started this weekend, but I work better with clear cut goals. I'll catch up on the thread.


 
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Please count me in for the 28 day challenge!!!


 
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Good morning ladies! I am off to empty the linen closet this morning. Who knows what I will find in there?


 
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Hiya Girls! How's the cleaning/organizing going?

  • KellyCali Said:
  • seaexplore Said:
add me please!

2. What are your goals?
Get my space back to organized condition so I can actually get something made. Also, to make my valentines in the meantime, (yes, I plan to do this while cleaning!)



This might sound bad, but do you absolutely have to make your Valentine cards this time around?

Or if so, would you be able to keep them sorta sweet & simple, so that you can kick them out ahead of time or in a day?...Cardstock, a ribbon & a heart or a pretty flower?...Or better yet, maybe premaid cards ($1 in the Target Dollar Spot), with some simple added embellishments?

Know what I mean?

HTH!



P.S. Maybe I should also ask how many do you usually make? LOL!



My cards are mostly pretty simple. I only make 6-8 so it's not that big a deal. I can get those cranked out in a few hours after I figure out what I want to do. I've already decided against another idea I had so I'm working on a new one. Won't take me long. It's not like my space can get that messed up from where it is right now!


 
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  • KellyCali Said:
  • Mrs. Tristan Said:
oK.. OK.. I KNOW I'M BAD.. I WENT TO MICHAEL'S ONCE AGAIN (BUT THIS TIME TO ANOTHER ONE THAT IS THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION) AND I GOT SOME GOODIES.. THEY HAVE A LOT OF STUFF ON CLEARANCE.. NOW... TIME TO ORGANIZE IT



If you have it in you, I would challenge you to not buy anything else until February 28th!

Nothing in, until stuff comes out!...

Also, kinda think of it as a reward to yourself!...And who knows, you just might not need to shop after that because of all the wonderful, undiscovered & new things that you will soon find in February in your newly cleaned & organized space!

Know what I mean?





BUT I STILL HAVE 15 MORE Coupons FOR MICHAEL'S AND THEY GO BAD ON THE 9TH! LOL..


 
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