I’m lucky enough to have my own craft room – although its the box room – that little space is mine and I can loose myself in documenting.
Before this room gets turned in to a nursery I filmed a craft room tour, I will do another one later in the year when I have figured out how all my craft supplies are going to fit into my husbands office.
Lets face it, were busy people. We go to work, spend time driving to and from said place of work, walk the dog, make food, go shopping for the forgotten milk, check emails, pay bills online, look after family and catch up on our favourite TV shows. And that was just yesterday.
Getting time to document this can be an issue. My process has been streamlined over the last few years into 5 simple steps.
1. Take a picture! As described above, my life is pretty uneventful and mundane. Some weeks I hardly take any pictures between Monday morning and 3pm on a Friday, but i’m fine with that. The ‘boring’ things might look, well, boring, but it’s whats happening now. Who know or when those little things might change.
2. Plan my layout for the week. I choose my favourite images to use by looking back at my photos on my iPhone stream and decide what filler cards or colour scheme I am using. If an image doesn’t quite work with that ‘week’ I’ll save it for the next spread – Who will know? And I probably won’t remember.
3. Use PicFrame to export images onto size, either 6×4 or 3×4 (two images to a 6×4).
4. Print using my Canon Selphy. Don’t have a printer? No problem, Websites like SnapFish or local shops like Asda or Jessops have great printing offers and usually have 1 hour printing/ next day delivery.
5. Embellish and Journal (Optional) I don’t add many embellishments – an odd word phrase, stamp or sticker to tie the layout together.
Merry Christmas to me! I treated myself to a Raskog Cart, I have been envious of Instagramers and Pinterest(ers) since last year having a dedicated space for all my scrap-booking and Project Life materials. It was becoming a chore to get out my various boxes and baskets to move to the table to begin my spreads, which was hindering my desire to get creative.
I put together my Raskog in around 40 minutes (all by my self – go me!) and found the instructions unusually easy to follow and all the parts were in the box, which is always a bonus.
Here she is all kitted out!
I added a basket (£1.50) which I though would be ideal for washi tape/ stamps and a couple of container pots (a steal at just 60p each)which holds my corner chomper, mini stapler, pens etc.
My basket holds a variety of alpha stickers, stamps, labels and mini post-it notes (great for planning layouts!)
The bottom shelf holds a little tub for bits and pieces of scrap paper, memorabilia, and comfortably fits my Canon selphy printer.
How do you store your stash?
Welcome to my blog! I’m Charlie and I love paper!
In this space i will be musing about my love for paper including Project Life and Scrapbooking