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Is it possible to craft without making a mess?

Well, I’m going to have to make this post quick, but I thought I would post the progress I’m making on a project since it seems to be taking me a while to complete it.  🙂

So, on Sunday (or was it Monday?) I started trying to get things together for my open scrap day on Saturday.  I’m putting together some kits for folks who aren’t going to be bringing their own project.  One of the kits is going to be a two page 12×12 scrapbook layout.  I thought “one layout shouldn’t be so hard” but when I sat down with my papers, I realized that the only 12×12 paper that I had enough for everyone (if everyone got a kit) for the base pages was Glorious Green.  So I started from there. and it turned out to be a more challenging color base than I expected.  scrapbook_pgsI because obsessed with creating this layout to the point that I keep futzing with it instead of moving on to my other kits. 

Finally last night, I found my groove and got the layout close enough to done (I need my BigShot that is in transit to finish it completely) that I’m going to move on to other projects tonight.

Now, my “craft room” is also mine and my DH’s office and it is complete disaster – never got fully unpacked and now is a mess of half unpacked boxes and stacks of paper, books, and knick knacks.  So, until I get that straightened up, I’ve been taking over my dining room.  Last night, when I got home from work, I walked into my dining room and saw this:


I’ve now decided that I can’t work on a project and have my space by clean.  I also don’t know how some of you work on dresser tops and coffee tables.  🙂 My paper, scrap, and accessory piles are too big for that.  Does anyone craft and stay tidy at the same time?


The bookcase that was supposed to be for books and instead is my SU storage space.


7 Responses

  1. I think your space looks great. It feels good to have our own little “area” doesn’t it? LOL

  2. Jennifer, I think your space is way more organised than mine looks at present. No way can I start a project or card without making a mess with everything pulled out, I would dearly love to have my own big craft room where I could just shut the door on my organised chaos!

  3. Making a mess is half the fun! Brings out the inner child. Nice looking space you have.

  4. Jennifer – I like your space – it looks very inviting and fun to be in. Once I get started, I have stuff everywhere and even though I try to get it cleaned up after I finished, there are many times when I come home the next day and go UGH I forgot to put things up 🙂

  5. Nup, not possible to craft without a mess. I have to tidy up after each project.

  6. Sorry Jennifer, I think the answer is no. But if you find a way please let me know.

    And I’ve tried diet pepsi, can’t do it–onlyif I put a teaspoon of lemon juice and an equal packet in it. I know, sounds crazy.

  7. Thanks for writing, I very much liked

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