A Truthful Look at Scrapbook Room Organization

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I was reading THIS post on 2peas about acrylic stamps by STEPHANIE BARNARD. I sought out her blog ~ which has some awesome stamps, btw ~ and found THIS entry about her organizational “system” for small embellishments.

I had never heard of Stephanie (sorry, Home Girl!) nor been to her blog, so I was expecting the usual, “I’m so perfect. Don’t you wish you were me and had a perfectly perfect organized studio?” kind of thing. Which always serves to make me feel inferior and wishing I were a more perfectly perfect person. As if seeing photos of Jennifer Aniston all over the magazines hasn’t already damaged my self-esteem beyond repair. (She and I are somewhat the same age, yet she looks 25 and I look 55 … and fat).

Anyway, back to Stephanie’s video … She turned out the be quite the hoot! Very funny and self-deprecating and honest about the way she organizes. She said she has a sign in her office that says, “Organized People are Just Too Lazy to Look for It.” Hoo-rah and hallelujah!

(Found a similar one HERE and may just have to get it, LOL!)

So she has 2 sets of the fabulous 4×4 cube EXPEDIT shelves that I’ve been wanting since I was 10 (Oh shut UP! That wasn’t THAT long ago!). Mah girl Steph even has her tiny embellishments like brads and paperclips sorted into plastic cannisters, divided containters, and a cute set of spice jars. But don’t hate her … she’s NOT perfect!

Unlike her friend, her spice jars are not decorated. Her supplies aren’t organized the way she really wants them, as she still has to kind of search for the exact item she needs. Stephanie says in the video that she needs someone who lives near her in SoCal to come over and organize things even better, admitting that her system isn’t the be all and end all.

{PSSST! Stephanie! Hey, over here! I’m in California, not too very far north of you, and I would love to make a road trip to play in … erm, I mean … help further organize your studio. Not that I’m any expert and my own space is always a work in progress. But I take direction really well and I LURVE to sort and organize things. So … just sayin’ … }.

{“‘Cuz Ima pothole … Kayyyy …” Don’t know why that commercial just came to mind, but it did, LOL}.

So check out Stephanie’s fun video HERE. I’m pretty sure you’re going to like her. She is “one of us.” Then come back and tell me what you think, K?

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7 Comments on A Truthful Look at Scrapbook Room Organization

  1. tracy
    February 17, 2010 at 7:18 am (4 years ago)

    I think her scraproom looks pretty organized.
    Honestly most of us, i am sure, are just like that. We just don’t show everyone. I am trying to organize my scrap/crafts.
    Once I think I am finished a certain area I find others LOL.
    Like I did my tiny embellishments (check out my blog) took pictures and all that. Then I found a whole bunch more.

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  2. Marlene
    February 17, 2010 at 8:24 am (4 years ago)

    Cute video in that link. Ok, I will admit it….I am ANAL about organization. Guess I’m too lazy to look for things…heehee. I will also admit that I am around Jennifer Aniston’s age, and I do NOT look anything like her, either. Pffft.

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  3. Marjorie
    February 17, 2010 at 11:30 am (4 years ago)

    Coming out of lurkdom to thank you for the link. I subscribed.
    She’s the cutest thing…wish I was 25 again. *smiles*

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  4. Judith Sanza
    February 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm (4 years ago)

    She’s one of US! I must be really creative, I look for stuff all the time. Thanks.

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  5. merryheart2
    June 5, 2010 at 6:30 am (4 years ago)

    i googled scrapbook rooms and found your blog and i love it. thanks for sharing the link to Stephanie’s blog. she is a hoot.
    i have to tell you that the pothole commercial is one of my faves. it sounds just like Kelly Pickler, doesn’t it.
    i hope you have a great weekend.
    Sandra

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