Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Thank You & Urge to Purge challenge update

   During my Urge to Purge challenge (purging stage), I re-purposed a blue basket as a "quick fix."  I.e. cards/projects that were not quite finished.  By the end of the purge, this basket is nearly overflowing with partially completed cards and treat boxes.  In an attempt to keep calm during this busy holiday season, I decided to get a start on my Christmas thank you notes.  Thanks to my purge, I happened upon these card fronts (Memory Box stamps) that I tossed in my blue basket.  Today I cut my white card bases and stamped "thank you" (Denami Designs stamp).  Six cards in less than one hour...love that!

I completed my Urge to Purge challenge two weeks ago!  This was my plan:
Phase I:  Purge
Phase II: Re-organize.   
I did this in three parts:  a) my craft room, b) my craft room closet, c) the stuff piled just outside of my craft room.
  Since I am pretty organized, the re-organization was completed rather quickly.  See the piles of stuff (post purge...pre-organization) before & after pictures:
   These are my AFTER pictures of my closet.  You may recall in my BEFORE picture posted last month that I could not walk in the closet to get to the wrapping paper in the back!

  Now I can breathe...my craft room is once again the happy place I love.

Happy Sunday!

15 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

OMGosh, this is amazing! Congratulations on completing your reorganization!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your scrap space looks AMAZING!! I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it!! I was toooooo sick on my vacay to do it :( So I have more time off after CHA.. so hopefully (fingers crossed) I will get it done then! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Amy said...

Cute thank you cards- and now you are so organized!!! Good for you! :)Amy

papertrails leaver said...

Your cards are sweet! Congrtats on the organized craft room!

Linda said...

Oh it is always so nice to breath. LOL Wonderful job June It is like you have a new room. Congratulations Job Well Done!!!!!

Windy Hills said...

Your room looks so serene and comfortable. Great job!

Natasha said...

I need those paper racks!! Looks great June!

Arlene said...

Great job June...your room looks great! :) What a great feeling that must be!

~amy~ said...

FABulous...will you come over to do mine?? :)

Rosie said...

love the cards!!!! love your new organized room. i need help bad lol


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Linda R. said...

Such cute thank you cards..

It does feel so good when you are all organized and clean!! Looks great my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Missy said...

Great idea on getting the thank yous made in advance! Your craft room is looking great....I'm proud of myself, I purged my closet in my scrap room yesterday!! It felt soooo good to get rid of some stuff!!

Roberta said...

Wow June you sure do work fast! Love how great everything looks...your room looks bigger and brighter and I'm amazed with your closet. Must be so great to have this done with the holidays upon us. I know that after finishing my purge I felt a big rush of satisfaction and relief....ahhhhh
Hope your Dad is doing well and Happy Holidays! {hugs}

lauren bergold said...

holy ♥WOW♥ you're amazing!!!!!! i'm sooooo envious, but then that's not fair b/c YOU were willing to DO ALL THAT WORK so obviously you *DESERVE* to sit in the loveliness, bask in the glory and MAKE AWESOME THANK YOU NOTES!!!!!!!!!!!!! you rock, missus!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

Dee Burns said...

June, your room looks great. Good idea for the Thank You cards and they look good too. It's so hard to throw away scraps of beautiful paper...one thinks hmmm I know I can use that for something...how do you let go..lol.

Enjoy your beautiful room.
Happy Holidays!
Dee B