Tuesday, March 20, 2012



So, I've been a bit MIA--I know that I posted yesterday, but I always have my DT posts ready to go a month in advance. Yes. OCD. It works for me. Please keep reading this post. There is a card at the end! ;)

The reason I've been MIA is that I have been doing a craft room make-over!!! My craft room was an absolute DISASTER.

Take a look~

Yeah. And that was after I'd been cleaning for a few hours and deciding I could blog this. NOT EVEN JOKING. Not even joking a little bit. It was literally STILL this messy after cleaning for 2 HOURS, people. I could NOT sleep last night--I kept thinking of how to rearrange everything. I wanted to clean! I forced myself to sleep. So, I got up and the first thing I did after showering and eating breakfast this morning was CLEAN. And it was SO REWARDING!!!

Here's the after~

SOOOOO much better!!! My Big Shot actually fits on my desk! This whole thing started when I decided to put all my acrylic and clear mount sets into CD cases. So, I had to reorganize my desk area. And then the reorganizing turned into THE GREAT CRAFT ROOM MAKEOVER!!! I just haven't vacuumed...I don't vacuum my craft area regularly since there's always bits of paper on the floor two seconds later. What about you?

Thanks for listening to my rambling. Now, a card! This one's for the Creative Belli CAS challenge and the CR84FN color challenge.

Here's the CR84FN inspiration photo~

And here's the card~


So, there you have it! An awesome post from me! Now onto my next spring break goal--all DT cards and posts for April ready to go!!! ;) Thanks for popping by--hope you've been inspired to create something today!!! Happy stamping! :)


Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Mynnette! Love all the embossing! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Lisa said...

Whew I'm tired just looking at the photos Mynnette! But you persevered and got it done~yay!! What a pretty sparkly card too,love the font on the sentiment and that sweet little butterfly!

Deborah Frings said...

Mynnette - your "old" craft room floor looked like mine before I moved!! At the moment I don't have a craft room just my "emergency stash" - and I'm missing it all very much indeed. I think you've done a great job.

Moving to your card - it's absolutely gorgeous. I love the sparkle on the lettering and flowers - it's just so pretty! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Becky said...

What a beautiful card.. Love your craft room.

Fliss said...

Very pretty card Mynnette and mess or not, you're so lucky to have a craft room. I don't have one so my stuff is all over the house!
Fliss xx

Jacqueline said...

Mynnette - your room is HUGE - I'm so envious. I'm sort of doing a make-over in my room too although I didn't take any before photos!
Lovely card - will be in touch on the 52CCT admin blog asap! - Jacqueline xx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Mynnette! That butterfly is oh so beautiful and the silver embossed sentiment looks so elegant! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Shoregirl said...

Isn't it twice as much fun crafting in a newly cleaned and organized room?! I think so.
Love the pretty card you made -- so simple, but so pretty!

Victoria said...

I really need to sort out my little crafting corner -nothing like your wonderful looking craft room (I"m drooling looking at your goodies!) - but still a bit of a mess. Well, disorganised, not too messy at the moment.
I love your bright card at the end of the post!

Marybeth said...

Nice clean up and sorting . Good to know I'm not the only one with a huge mess when I craft. I really like your CAS pretty card. You were brave to share a picture!

Sue Lelli said...

Mynette, I'm exhausted just looking at all of your cleaning but it looks so FAB and is quite an accomplishment! Good for you! And I don't vacuum all the time either! LOVE your card! LOVE the scores lines above and below that pretty bright strip of flowers and your embossed butterfly is WOW! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Holly Young said...

Oh goodness, that looks nice! I have recently done the same thing and mine was WORSE,,,,,yes, not kidding either! I love love LOVE having everything where I can find it, though, and I've managed to keep it clean for a month,,,,,oh, it still gets messy, but I have a new lower limit on the mess I'm willing to tolerate before I have to clean it up,,,,,,,and it now takes a mere 15 minutes to clean it up because it's far more organized! so GOOD FOR YOU!

that card is just scrumptious! Love those bright spring colors!

Lin said...

I'm another exhausted just looking at what you did here! So how long is gonna stay all neat like that for?

Lin xx

StephC said...

What a lovely CAS card! The butterfly is perfect. So glad you joined us at the Creative Belli challange!

Ellen said...

Isn't it fun to get the craft room all organized and clean? I just love it when mine is done, but how long does it last? That would be an interesting survey!

I absolutely adore that CAS card! The colors are perfect for the challenge.

Paige said...

Beautiful CAS card! I'm envious of your fabulous craft room! Thank you for joining us at Creative Belli!