Let’s Get Organized Scrapbooking Challenge (with the ScrapRack) – Getting caught up.

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WOW – am I ever behind…

But I hope that you will understand, after reading this post!

If you’ve missed my other updates, you can find them here:

Week 1 

Week 2 

Week 3 

I was so impressed with Tiffany’s Craft Room, that I wanted to have a similar set up for myself.  My husband (who BTW – is just about the best guy around), had seen the longing in my eyes, so a couple of weeks ago, he came home with a new office chair and desk, for me!

I was so excited, I could barely contain myself.  He was so exhausted  when he finally got home on that Monday night.  He had put in about 11 hours at the office, then had to go to two different Office Depot stores, in order to get the desk that I had my heart set on.  By the time he got home, he had been up for over 15 hours.  We ate dinner, and knowing that I was wanting to start setting up my new crafting space, he started putting together my new chair.  By the time, he was done, I knew that he was just too tired to tackle the desk, so I told him that I would be able to wait until the next evening, for that project.

 Getting through the next day, seemed like an eternity. Steve grabbed dinner for us on the way home, and he began putting my desk together just as soon as he had changed into some comfortable clothes.  The base went together fairly quickly.

 We moved it to the spot that I had chosen, and then placed the first piece of glass onto the base.  No problemo…not so much with the second piece of glass.  As we were lowering it onto the desk, it “exploded” into a million pieces.

Glass went EVERYWHERE!

I think that it was an absolute miracle, that neither of us got cut, and that the dogs were on the other side of the house. Three weeks later, and we’re still finding bits of glass.  In our sofa, recliner chair, and my stash of silk flowers.  Under bookcases and other pieces of furniture.

And sadly, in my foot:-(

When the glass hit the floor, it was with such force, it pitted the wood! (Excuse the dog hair…I hadn’t Swifferd that day.)

Before moving on to the next subject, I do have to say that Office Depot was fantastic. I called that evening to let them know what had happened.  The manager on duty at the time, wanted to make sure that we were okay, and assured me that our well being was their #1 priority. Then they bent over backwards to make sure that we got a new desk and that we were compensated for our “troubles”.

Alrighty…on to my next distraction…which is actually a complete pleasure.

I’ve got these little munchkins (some of our grandchildren) living with us for a while…along with their lovely mother (our daughter)!  Their dad has started a new job out west, and they will be with us until their house sells.  I feel for him, but his “loss”  is definitely our gain!

We are homeschooling Bimmer and Firebolt, so that is taking up some time, and  BAM – a bug has been rampaging through the family.  Bimmer got it first, then me, and then Hot Dog Bun.  We’re crossing our fingers that SQ ( our daughter), Steve, and Firebolt are spared.

Okie Dokie – My new desk.


My progress on the:

2012 Back to School Back to Scrapping Get Organized Challenge

First – Here is a photo of my Scrap Corner.

Books on the shelves needed to be re-homed, so that the rest of my supplies could be moved into my craft area.  Right now they are all stacked, up in a hallway, but SQ is going to take them upstairs, and put them in the bookshelves there. I think that I have everything where I want it, and here is the finished ‘”product

A place for everything, and everything in its place!

It’ feels so good, to have all my supplies and tools, neatly organized and easy to access.  I can’t tell you how much I’ve accomplished with the help of Tiffany Spaulding – the inventor and owner of The ScrapRack. With her encouragement and suggestions, I now have the craft “room” of my dreams.  Even with all the chaos around me, I feel settled. SQ and I, are even starting a small home business together, and having a space where I can work, is absolutely  amazing!!!

 Now that you’ve see what Tiffany has done for me, I hope that you will take the time to check out her amazing ScrapRack, and the other great supplies that she carrys in her online store.  I will be posting more on weeks, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 in another post, along with my ongoing progress while “attending”

Organization BootCamp!

***REMEMBER – You can access all the FREE CLASSES at The ScrapRack’ website.***

Stay tuned for the SCRAPRACK GIVEAWAY…coming soon!

Disclaimer – I’ve received free product from The Scraprack.  I’ve also purchase products from The ScrapRack.  All opinions stated are 100% my own.


  1. Danielle Williams says:

    Oh geez! Good luck hun you have some great ideas in here!

  2. I have stuff all over place i need help organizing mine, i need to catch up on all the pics i have taken over the past several months. I love scrap booking but with 2 kids its hard to find time and to keep it neat and in one spot.

  3. Looks great – good thing you have so many helpers! :)

  4. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    Wow, you had quite a time, didn’t you! Crazy that it scratched the floor. But I have to say the end result is amazing! I love the desk. I so wish I had a place for everything and everything in it’s place. My house is so small and now cluttered that it stresses me out

  5. Lindsay Lee says:

    Dang that stinks about your floor. That desk is so awesome though! I am working on organizing my whole house right now. It’s so much work but it’s so worth it!

  6. Kristie Betts says:

    Looks great, I wish I could do this!!

  7. Jennifer Crowell says:

    Love your new scrap area! =)

  8. Kimberly Maehrer says:

    Your craft area looks so neat and tidy – unlike mine! Mine looks like a hurricane went through the room. I’m hoping 2013 will see my room a lot more organized.

  9. Looks awesome! I need help!

  10. I love your new space. So sorry about what it took to get it there (ouch!). Your husband is a gem! I am just as grateful for Tiffany’s lessons. I met her and took her class in July 2012 at CKC Lancaster and have been re-organizing ever since. I’d love for you to share in my journey. Here;s the links to my organization glog posts. Thanks for the giveaway!







  11. Kristy Bodle says:

    That is so great that Office Depot was so nice and wanted to help. Your space look so nice.

  12. chelesa sims says:

    your corner office looks great and organized. You are a great grandma for taking in the babies and their mommy. Iam sorry that the glass hurt the floor . I hope the glass didnt hurt your foot too badly.

  13. June Isbel says:

    I love you corner office. You have some Great Ideas here. Hope the floor looks alright! Try sanding it!

    Thanks for shareing!
    Happy Holidays,

  14. I love Tiffany;s system, and even suggested the design for the fantastic five pages! It is taking me so long to get my stuff in order, but I love seeing the pages and spinders organized. I’ve done the challenge 3 or 4 times now, but still have a ways to go!

  15. Angie Pippin says:

    I love your desk, everything looks so Organized! It looks like it was all worth it!

  16. Roberta Kennedy says:

    What a great guy your husband is…and what a great workspace you have created. Looks like you have some great subjects to scrap about, your grandkids are so cute and what fun names, I’m sure that’s a story all on its own

  17. I’m just starting. I hope I can have the great organizational skills that you have /I hope I can make a great space like you did.

  18. Great desk…great organization.

  19. WOW – what a mess! I can’t imagine having that much glass all over- good thing you have wood floors and glad you got it all fixed — looks wonderful!

  20. Aren’t the hubbies wonderful!!!??!! They will stay up 24 hours in a row to make their wifey happy right??!!! :) Everything looks great in your craft room – sorry about the glass but so glad they worked with you guys to get it replaced too! :)

  21. I can’t wait to get my stuff organized. Wish I had a room that was mine, but the Scrap/Rack will help a lot….

  22. Maria Williams says:

    This is my absolute goal! A clean, organized and WORKABLE space for my love of paper-crafting. Thank you for sharing, I enjoy reading your blog!

  23. Kari Cosentino says:

    so glad you didn’t get hurt with the glass breaking! wow, that would have scared the heck out of me. Your corner looks great!!

  24. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. michelle gilliland mcafee says:

    wow, that looks great. I love that desk. glad noone got hurt with that desk exploding, thanks for the inspiration.

  26. Gail Williams says:

    I am also just starting to scrapbook. I have 40+ years of married life to try to condense my photos and memorabilia. I love the visuals of your very organized area…I am hopefully going to go at this in a very organized way, too. thanks for your encouragement!

  27. Wow, glad no one got hurt.

  28. Rebecca-Lee M says:

    After the mess you had happen I have to say how amazing this ended up looking. Also so glad for you posting about the free classes online. Will be checking that out soon! :)

  29. Rosalina Gonzalez says:

    Your new work space looks really nice. I need to set up a workspace area so my girls and I can have some fun scrapbooking and drawing. Thanks for sharing

  30. wow! that looks awesome – yes you do have a great hubby!!!

  31. Kiana Amirehsani says:

    Oh no!! Well, I’m happy you guys were safe; I haven’t been so lucky with glass shatters in the past :(
    But oh my, you have such an organized office!

  32. debi affrunti says:

    You can never get all the pieces up lol anyways I need organization I just keep piling things up and up

  33. You have some great ideas! How do you get so organized?? :)

  34. Debbie Craine says:

    Just starting to get organized but that word (organized) has never been used with my name at home anyway. Lets hope I do better this time. Thanks for the chance to win this. Debbie

  35. Heather Turner says:

    It’s so important to have your space carved out. I have mine, too. It makes you feel.. yeah, settled. For me, it’s where I simply.. FIT.

  36. So glad no one got hurt! I love the desk but don’t think the glass would work for me, especially after seeing how it can explode!

  37. tammy saylor says:

    My stuff is definally a mess.

  38. Evangeline F says:

    What a beautiful desk! I love the space you have! I hope you get much done!!

  39. Bill Elliott says:

    I need to more organized like yourself. It would be great to have space like you do. Thanks for the great post

  40. Tanya Kirylchuk says:

    I have read all 4 posts, and I am encouraged! I love the end result! It is so amazing! I can’t wait to get my stuff organized like that! Btw, this will be my second time through the course, and I can’t wait to get started! Thanks for sharing your area!

  41. That glass crash was crazy!!! So glad the Office Depot took care of you though, and the resulting scrap corner is very modern looking! Lovely scraprack too :)

  42. Anne-Marie Marcoux says:

    Oh … love that curved desk!

  43. Kierstin Sykes says:

    Great work! My mom has that desk too and loves it as well. I really like what you’ve done with your space. I’m glad no one was hurt by the shattering glass!

  44. I am so impressed with your new studio. I love the desk you chose. Thanks for sharing!

  45. love the desk. It fits the room exactly right and I love the curve of the corner and that you are looking out

  46. Margaret Devine says:

    I have been working on organizing my stash off & on for 2 years. I am hoping that this year will be the year I finally get it all done.

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