Usually I try to keep my blog strictly about stamping and sharing projects, but I thought I'd start today off with a little confessional. My stamp room is an absolute mess! It is so unorganized that I am having trouble functioning in here. I have yet to pull the retired stamp sets off my shelves from LAST catalog year, let alone start pulling off the sets that made this years retiring stamp set list. How ridiculous is that?
I have a section of my stamp desk that is covered in half finished projects or card accents. Whenever I go to stamp, I never look in that pile or use any of it so it just continues to grow. I have a box on my stamp room floor overflowing with spools of ribbon and I'm not sure how to organize it. I have stacks of 12x12 paper leaning against tables and shelves and spilling into the floor. It's a wonder I can find anything at all in here. I like to think of it as "organized chaos."
When I entered my stamp room this morning, I tried to start organizing my desk. In doing so, I found a couple different elements sitting in my "partially done" stack and so I decided to combine them to make a card.
I made the flower on this card for the tutorial I posted the other day. The Not Quite Navy scalloped card, however, has been sitting on my desk since I made this tutorial in August of 2008!!! How sad is that? I added a Rhinestone brad to the center of the flower and tied a ribbon around the top. This card took me literally two minutes to make. Of course if I hadn't been such a slacker and had all of the pieces mostly done sitting right in front of me, the card would have taken a few minutes longer. I'm just going to ignore that minor detail and pat myself on the back for making such a cute card in under two minutes!
So how does your stamp room look? If you have any organization suggestion for buttons, brads, ribbon and other small items, I'd love to hear them. Also, what do you do with all of your 1/2 finished projects and card accents? Leave me a comment on this post so we can all hear your ideas. Something tells me I'm not the only one with a messy stamp room. Thanks for stopping by!
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon, Rhinestone Brad
Punches: 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle
Big Shot: Scallop Circle #2 Die