It seems that reorganizing my scrapbook/craft room has become a December tradition. You can see some of the processes and changes I made in this room here. Well, after this year I hope it is no longer a tradition and it is one that just stays!! I am extremely happy with the before/after results of this project.
I must say that I owe a lot of thanks to Becky Higgins for creating Project Life. I know that ya'll have heard me mention a special little thing called Project Life. It has changed not only how I memory keep for my family, but it has changed the way I think of things in my life. One of the biggest changes that Project life has given me is an urge to simplify so many things in my life.
I have been reorganizing and purging our house for over a year and we have gotten rid of so many unnecessary things in our house. You may think how in the world did a thing called Project Life give me this urge. Well, let me tell ya!
In my opinion, the focus of project life is just that: simple! Of course I can't explain it like Becky does, but when I think of Project Life I think of taking pictures and recording/documenting what they mean to our family today. That's simple don't you think? Yes, it is and of course everyones process is extremely different, and my process will be a little different next year as well. But, no matter how I change my process each year it's still simple: take pictures and document/record our everyday simple life:)
So, all of that being said, I knew that there were lots and lots of scrappy things NOT being used in this room, and it was a stash that I no longer needed or wanted. I knew what I needed to do and that was get rid of it and give it to someone that could use it!
I have been a scrapbooker since I was 10 years old! That's 17 years of a stash that I have built and built and built! I can't even begin to tell you the amount of stickers, paper, embellishments, stamps, albums, and ribbon I had in this room! So, here is my process:
And do you see my new Project Life binder and core kit up there! Yes, it has it's own spot and in case you were wondering I went with Clementine this year and I can't wait to begin using it for the New Year! And I can't wait to share with you all of my new ideas for my Project Life 2012
And here is all of the donations I will be making. There is a container under that big bag and it might not look like it, but there are lots and lots of goodies here to give away:)
My kids at school will have fun with all of their new goodies for the writing center!
My sister in law works in the NICU at Kosair so I gave her all the stickers and scrappy things to take to the NICU to be used when they are decorating for different seasons! I hope they can put them to good use!
And for me? I think I have to say my word for 2012 will be SIMPLIFY what do you think? You like it?
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