Sunday, December 09, 2007

You ask where have I been?...

Thank you so much for those who wrote me an email wondering if I was OK and tell me I was missed! What a great feeling!
Well, here is what I have been up to! I got an early Christmas present. My stamps room is my old bedroom. I have this big closet and the room is a little tight! One day I went over to Kathy’s house and saw what she did to her room. It was fabulous. She had gone to the store called Storables and installed a craft room organizer. Well, her room is a little smaller than mine and it really made a difference. So, I decided that I wanted to do something with my room. When you are a demonstrator, you have too many stamps, to much “I need to have gadgets”, and a place big enough in your house to host a class. The difference between Kathy and me…she can organize and keep her room clean. I am not a cleaner or organizer! I think my mom forgot to pass that gene on to me! This is what I was working with! This is my stamp room! Yes…it’s a MESS! Really, it never got very clean! (I have shared too much information!) :)













As you can see, I really needed help. First I ordered. The first day I went down to get the 20% off for the craft stand and then I come back five days later for the "HOW TO" class. I got 25% off of that. It's almost like remodeling your room. It's not cheap but I really like the way it turned out! Below are the boxes and some part of the putting it all together. (OH! I measured and re-measured and I was still off by 3". That is 3" too much! I spent so much time running back and forth! I didn't think I would ever get it together.) Even the cat was in the box! :)



So then I had to put my room back together. NOW...that was the problem. So many papers, papers everywhere. OMG! I didn't know I had that many! So, I got my 3 hole punch and now they are in 3 ring binders. I do need more. This is what my room looks like now. I am so happy and I have 2 drawers left over! Still trying to figure out if this works for me!

As you can see, 2 weeks is ALL it's taken me to get my “craft heaven” room organized. I would like to give a big Shout out to Kathy for inspiring me! Santa has come early in my household! kt

13 comments:

Lesa said...

Wow sister, this is absolutely incredible! You inspire me to get something done with my room. Trouble is I can't spend money on the room right now. Maybe I will just start a folder with rooms that inspire me so when I do I can I will be able to remeber what I liked about each. Woo hoo! Go you!

Rosella said...

WOW! Your room looks so good now! I'm sure you feel so proud of yourself when you look at your room now!

Anonymous said...

It looks fabulous, Kivonne! I can only imagine how happy you feel in this beautiful new space! I can't wait to see the creativity that will flow from this room!

I look forward to a "play day" at YOUR house soon!

Hugs,
Kathy

Stacy said...

WOW! That is exciting! Enjoy the new space.

laos348 said...

My craft room is a total disaster - I need some organization too! Your room looks great.

Stampin' Meg said...

Wow- that is AMAZING and kitty is so happy she came out of the box!!!
I need to do something to my room too-it's BAD.

Michelle said...

Wow, Kivonne, great room!! You must be thrilled with having such a great place to create!!

Alana said...

I am drooling with jealousy! I bet it was hard work, but what a wonderland for stamping!

chelemom said...

What an awesome craft room! What a great present to yourself!!!

Marilyn said...

I had to laugh when I seen the picture of your cat in the boxes - that is exactly what mine does! He is always jumping right in the middle of what I am doing! So glad you got your new craft room - hope you have tons and tons of time to play in and create!!

Laurie Unger said...

Wow, great job! I love the color you painted your room! I guess I'm going to have to check out the storables place too! Have fun creating in your new space!

Niki said...

Wow! Congrats on the great new space! Have fun creating!

jensmessystudio said...

WOW this is awesome!! it looks great!!! Enjoy the new space!! :)