Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Project 30 bags in 30 Days and some December Daily love

I'm making some headway into my 2013 resolution to clean up and simplify my home.

I've joined a low key project called 30 bags in 30 days where you organize and throw out at least 1 bag a day for 30 days.
Almost everything in this box got donated to Materials For The Arts.
Only the Basic Grey prints made the cut and I'm using those for a Valentine's Day
project coming soon to a blog near you.
Scrapper and Photographer Becky Novacek has many beautifully organized space photos posted on Instagram and her blog Becky Novacek Photography, head on over for inspiration.

Several friends on Facebook have already expressed interest in joining along.

If you'd like to join us- there isn't an official group or web page-
just use the hashtag #30bags30days on Instagram or Twitter or post photos on your blog and let me know through Facebook and I will swing by your blog and cheer you on.

The art wall behind my computer got a thorough dusting.
I also threw out all the computer related ephemera that had snuck onto my "inspiration shelf."
I'd like to switch out some of the objects but that is a later project- first clean the mess I've made on the floor.
I haven't taken photos of my seven bags so far.
Mostly because I'm so distraught about the mess I'm making while cleaning that I forget to shoot the bag or the room.
I think it's going to take more than 30 bags to rid me of the mess I have in this very small space.
But I'm trying anyway.

Here are my latest December Daily pages.
Red, silver and white are SO awesome! Can't help throwing in some black to ground things.
The rock star badge is From A Flair For Buttons on Etsy.
Crafter's Workshop snowflake stencil and Crate Paper vellum number. Washi tape 
and "Love" wood veneer arrow from Freckled Fawn.
I later added kraft as a color since I love how it looks when paired with silver.
Scrap FX mini chipboard shapes and new arrows are the perfect
 addition to this project. Silver glitter embossing powder from Paper Source
is now an all time favorite product.
Last year I made a page a day but I was home all day so it was easier.

This year I decided to make the album larger using 6 by 8 flat cards from Paper Source as my base.
Last year's "cute" loose ring binding failed- it exposes interior pages too much and I've had too many pages fall off.
This year I will bind the album using traditional book binding tape- a tutorial on that coming soon!!

Now get going, you! Life is awaiting!


  1. Love the pages! You should grab some OA Sprinklers in silver...just snagged some from the local craft store and used it yesterday for the first time. It is AWESOME and SPARKLY and SILVER!

    I plan to de-clutter this winter too, but don't know if I have the motivation to get rid of a bag a day. Slowly but surely, I am sure I'll get it done :) Starting with my bedroom today.

  2. AAAAAA!!! Good luck with your cleaning/purging/decluttering project!! Sounds awesome, and I am so impressed! Love your art wall, too. I think it was on FB that you wrote about hubby's plate. My two cents is that I like it, and I think it's roundness can add balance if it is moved away from the sunflowers to create a "round" visual triangle with the darling acorn birdhouse, and the sunflowers. BUT, I love it all, and am inspired to make an art wall myself, now!! :) Also, DD is very cool and shares those little everyday life tidbits that I adore. <3

  3. I am impressed that you are still at it! I think you will be so inspired once you get it all cleared out. Then if you could please come over and tackle mine. Thanks.

  4. I am just starting my bi-annual declutter/purge of my scraproom. But I did get my DD done...yours looks wonderful!

  5. ooooooooh, your album pages are AMAZING!!!!

  6. Yay! you did work on your DD pages...totally! I always love your fun layers! And I'm been coveting the wood veneers from Freckled Fawn and I've just made a decision....

  7. Gorgeous pages of your DD! LOve love love!

  8. oh i salute your bravery. i've got three (probably more) cartons of scrappy supplies that i probably should clear out but the hoarder in me keeps getting in the way. look forward to following the progress of your 30 bags project !


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