Monday, April 26, 2010

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Happy Monday!!!

How are you doing for a Monday? I was able to spend several glorious {use your most sarcastic tone} hours cleaning my crafty space....more on that in a smidge...

Onto some craftiness...

Ahhhh.....why yes that is MME, again:) Do you notice something a bit different? That sweet butter colored crochet bloom is ala Alice {thanks sista!! patting myself on my back for not hoarding}.

My inspiration is the latest OCC sketch:

Some of you might remember me saying that I've been in a long process of dehoarding...I was essentially spending several hours picking out things that I wanted to sell, not cleaning or organizing at all. Well, for some reason I decided to start cleaning and organizing while still dehoarding...translation...pure madness....I only share these pics because so many of you have done the same...opened your home to the blogging world to catch a glimpse of where you work...I should insert here that this is when the cleaning process had ALREADY started...I always make a bigger mess when I clean...{WHY is that??!!}

Why yes, that is my work top...I managed to huck a bunch of 'schtuff' on it during my cleaning process...trying to figure out if it was a keep/toss/donate or sell item....LOL...yes, that is a beanie baby bear {sherry spotted her}....she has a Canadian flag on her {woot woot!}.

Something I discovered...these punches can stand up...hahaha...{smacking my forehead!}...

Yup, I have all of these marvy punches too...no nesties...yet...feel guilty going to another system when I've already dropped a bundle on the marvies:)


Here you go...several hours later...sheesh, there IS a work top underneath all that schtuff!


The floor is clean! Okay, so I may have shoved some other things out of the picture..muwahahaha...but I seriously got a bunch of stuff done....I decided to liquidate all my 48+ SU pads...a ton of embellies...like a ton of stuff...oy....I have the opportunity to do 2 garage sales over the next couple of months so I hope to move a majority of my stuff then. The last couple weeks I've felt like the USPS office has been my 2nd home...not complaining since I have been able to sell a bunch of stuff of my blog and SCS but it IS time consuming considering that I work full time/ have 2 kids and good grief, I'm a paper crafting blogger...enough said:)

I finally put that paper sorter together that is on my desk {this last pic was taken a couple hours after the one above}...oh man, I love it...all my other pieces are Store-in-Style...they cost way more but I like the generic brand better {it's what Target carries but I bought mine at my local craft shop}...way easier to put together and NO glue...So there you go...my crafty area...okay, one part of it...I'll show my other areas later....but basically a glorified hallway.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed a partial tour of my area:) I totally wasn't expecting to show you pics but since it basically took most of my weekend, I wanted to blog it for my own sake:)

46 comments:

  1. what a cutie card! love the crocheted flower, too cute!
    wow, i love the finished product! i always clean, then it gets dirty again either when i make something or buy something or get something from a friend...ahh...my place looks crazy crazy right now.
    have a great monday, amy!
    *hugs*
    steph :)

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  2. Tweet indeed! :) Love the MME papers and that crochet flower!

    Gal, you have a lot of stuff! ;)

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  3. ah...Soooo Tweet!!! Ha...love your craft room picture ,Amy!

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  4. Whoa, what a clean and beautiful room you have. My craft area is just a corner, so I HAVE TO keep it tidy. Otherwise, I can never create anything. I don't have floor space, either :-).

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  5. Ow that card is so sweet, and your room...wow!

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  6. You are hilarious!!! Love the card and your wonderful rendition of hoarding!!

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  7. Nice way to showcase that beautiful bloom, and wowzer, amazing looking craft place!

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  8. What a fantastic card, love the birdie! Thanks for the peek at the scraproom. I have plans to do the same to mine this summer.

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  9. Amy your card is so beautiful that it SINGS. lol

    Wow, after seeing the pictures you sent yesterday I am amazed at how good it looks now. My craftroom on a good day never looks like yours. I am a wee bit jealous.

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  10. loveeeeeeeeeeeee the card...and ummmmmmmmmmmm now that U are all cleaned up...can I come over and play??!!??!!?? LOL!!! I need to learn from Amy on how to make AMAZING cards! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  11. What a sweet card! But, WOW, on the crafting space. Good for you getting it cleaned up! I wanna come and play too!

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  12. Sweet card! Great DP. :)

    Wow girl...you sure had a time with your craft room hu? I have the same cubes from Target/Michaels. That is what my whole area is made of. They are great for keeping my stuff organized. :)

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  13. It looks great Amy! Isn't it nice when hard work pays off?

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  14. Amy,
    Love your blog! I always love seeing people's craft space and how they work. Mine can look like the first few pics a few times and then I feel the urge to clean. It is not messy if you know where everything is right? Anyway love all of the different types of background paper you used on that card, and really love the umbrellas. Toooo Cute!
    Brandi

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  15. love the birdie and good for you not hoarding the bloom (i have lots of them that i hoard! lol)
    goodness girl your on a cleaning roll :) way to go !!!

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  16. got sidetracked drooling over all your punches i forgot to thank you for joining us on the OCC sketch this week :)

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  17. What I wanna know is when you sleep? Girl that is a lot to be.. LOL.. Cute birdie on that awesome card! You space looks awesome BTW!I should be purging too!

    Mishy

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  18. cuter than cute card! fab organization! I'm in the process of organizing now and everything is a HUGE mess.

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  19. Wow! You clean up nice! I always make a HUGE mess when I reorganize and clean. You should see my house after I vacuum! Not one thing is where is was because I move it all! :) Darling card, by-the-way! :)

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  20. Cute Card!!! love the DP and the Birdie is fab!!
    You're good...what a lovely clean craft room..mine doesn't stay this clean for a half day even..lol.
    Have a great day!

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  21. Card is so beautiful and I love your crafty space!! Very nice!

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  22. Love the DP on your top card! Very CUTE! Looks like you have lots of goodies to play with!! (=

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  23. Way to go girlie! Your craft space looks AWESOME! I always make a huge mess when I'm cleaning out and organizing because I have to pull every single thing out to see what I have. And, from your result it was SO worth it!! Your bird card is darling. Gosh, I love the crochet flower!! ♥♥ Kay

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  24. love the birdie card and crochet flower.. love your craft station.. I love all your craft stuff.. isnt that heavenly :)... love the way they are now organised.. easy reach and find... I always am searching I thought I saw it somewhere..lol... thanks for sharing..

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  25. MME is supah cute, and 3 cheers for NOT hoarding those cute little crochet flowers!

    You are such a good influence on me! I would not know where to begin with photos....my space is an entire upper floor of the house! (GAAH!!!)

    And yes, I will join you on SATURDAY for the festivities... translation: GET THE BUTT in GEAR and pack up things to sell!! Let me know details (time, address, etc). Do I need to bring anything?

    Hugs for sharing, Girlie! I may do that someday...

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  26. 'nother question: Is the 5-shelf paper sorter all that you have left? That just can't be, can it?

    AND, What are your teardrop inks stored on? I hate that they are a strange shape which is hard for me to store. For now I put mine into a little box....not very accessible compared to other inkpads. :(

    Nice job though, Amy!

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  27. Your card is darling and you got a lot done this weekend! Yeah for purging!

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  28. love to see other people's craft rooms...it gives you a sense of what they are like and it's just neat to see what you can CASE for yourself...hahaha. oh, btw cute card for the sketch challenge. love that flower too. hope you have a great week!

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  29. love your sweet birdie card! love those pps, too! =) and wow! very neat craft space you have there! mine is just half of our dining table and a little bit of floor space. i am basic surrounded by my stuff. LOL! it's super messy, too!

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  30. This card is darling I love the bird and cute flower. O love you crafting room it looks very organized to say the least! Beth

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  31. You're card is very *tweet* and you owe yourself a *toot* (or yahooooo or yippie or congrats or thank goodness!) for all that work you did on your craft room!! Good for you! I have soooooo much that I have such a hard time getting rid of. Maybe if I look at your clean work top enough, it might help me out. Ya think? :>:>

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  32. at least you HAVE a desk to sit at! but i am getting the baby room back soon....i vow to give away & pack the boy's baby stuff outta there so i can retreat to that room! TFS!

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  33. *EVERYONE* makes a bigger mess when they clear out properly and make REAL CHANGES!!! as opposed to "cosmetic cleaning" where you straighten up and put everything away & it LOOKS nice but you can't find anything & half of what you're storing you don't use or want!

    so WELLLLLLLLLLL DONE you for doing such an amazing and thorough job AND being brave enough to show it!!! WOW!!! you SO ROCK, missus!!!

    (ps: the birdie card is fabbbbbbbulous also!) ♥

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  34. Why am I not surprised at the amount of stash we crafters accumulate after a while. I feel that I need to do mine too.... my floor space is fast becoming smaller and smaller due to item simply being chucked down. Urghh! Have to say, you have a superb craft area and luv how your punches are neatly stored!

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  35. gesssssssssssssss, it takes about a minute to get through all your comments...your so loved..okay the card is fab and the room looks GOOD...

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  36. I love your big, beautiful bird...Amy!! Such pretty papers, and I love your flower!!

    Your space is lookin' good!!

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  37. oh, AMy...I LOVE your furnitures...I love the way you store them , so neat and organised...I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! It makes me I able to sit there for hours...and so inspiring to get nice ideas....

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  38. Thats amazing!! Wow. I am in love with your punches. I had a hard time looking at much else. haha Crafter distracted totally. I make messes too!

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  39. Wow Amy...did I tell you I LOVE the bird card!

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  40. The card is cute. And I am sure I saw at least one owl stamp on your desk... But the question is, what time do I pick you up at the airport for when you fly down here and help me de-hoard?????

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  41. Oh I love this card! It is just perfect!

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  42. Amy, Amy... I so wish I could just happen to be on this garage sale of yours... 48+ SU inks?? Madness if you ask me - I'd buy them all!! (after robbing the bank lol). I enjoyed the little glimpse of your craft room (loving the white + blue combo!), and the card is YUM-O! Thanks so much for playing along with OCC this week! xx

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  43. Wow, your pad is coming together so nicely!!! Love that card...gorgeous!!!

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  44. love your craft room after you redecorated it all!! *winks*

    I think I have to dehoard quite soon too.... but maybe not so soon :P And your card is so cute! The little umbrellas & the crochet flowers! :D

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  45. Your card is so tweet just like you. Your room looks fabo and I am wondering? do you make house calls? I need a pod delivered. ha ha. I wish I could do what you did.

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  46. Adorable card... and wow, I'm jealous of your craft room!

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Cheers,
~amy~