My friend Lynne needed a bit of help with her scrapbooking room.
Actually this wasn't a room all to herself (as many of you can relate to)
She shared it with her son and his friends when they played video games.
She shared it with the exercise equipment.
She shared it with all of her family's trophies, books and collectables.
It was also a place for all the things they didn't know what to do with.
Well Lynne finally decided enough is enough and (with a bit of encouragement) is taking the room over for herself….Good for you my friend.
She asked for my help and I was happy to oblige ;)
This is going to take awhile, but I am sure will be well worth it.
I told her we need to take a before photo.
So she is hiding her face in shame (her words not mine, lol)
I told her, the first place we need to start with is the desk.
We all know when your desk is clean, we are more inspired to create.
Plus a cleaned off desk is a great place to organize other supplies as you go along in your process.
Another tip…don't leave the room until your desk is cleaned off when organizing. It is always nice to come into a room with a clean desk.
I suggested to keep "like with like" for her supplies.
Keep all of your inks together, your stamping supplies together, your stamps, your punches together.
You get the idea ;)
So we organized all of her inks by colour.
Lynne uses her inks a lot so we kept them close at hand.
She has a great desk with lots of drawers :)
We have her punches that lay flat on the shelf above her desk.
But put these punches in one of her drawers.
She is going to hang her punches up like I have mine, but we need to put up her peg board first.
We kept all of her inking, embossing and colouring pencils together.
I like this cutlery try to keep all of these supplies separated, but still all together.
This is one of her drawers from the other side of the desk.
She already had her papers sorted in here. I just love her paper drawer…so much prettiness :)
Each file folder has a tab on it with the colours of each paper.
Lynne was a Stampin' Up demonstrator, so she has a lot of card stock :)
I think we got a lot completed considering we only worked on her room for 2 hours.
The rest of the day, I made my mom's Sweet & Sour Spareribs..sooooo good.
I have quite a bit to do tomorrow, but am hoping to get over to my friend Lynne's and continue the scrapbook room organization.
Why is it so much more fun to organize someone else's room then my own?
I hope you all had a very creative Monday :)