Craft Room · New Year

New Year Resolutions

So it usually takes me a while to come up with a good New Year’s resolution, only because I want it to be something fun and unique yet realistic. Even though I can come up with some cool resolutions, well… I just never follow through with them. Like 2014’s resolution, learn the choreography to Janet Jackson’s video “Rhythm Nation”, didn’t even happen, I’m sure I could have just googled it and I would have aced it, right? I also said I was going to do the money challenge where you add the same dollar amount as the number of week of the year you’re in to a savings account (for example week one, you add a dollar, week two, you add two dollars and so forth). That only lasted a couple of months because I kept dipping into my account, plus I really needed new cowboy boots. BUT THIS WILL BE THE YEAR that I will keep up with my resolutions!!!

For my first resolution…. I will learn the choreography to Thriller!!! Just kidding. No, I am going to attempt the money challenge again, I know, I know <insert eye roll>. I will ALSO do my best to keep up with this blog, though it’s mainly for my crafting hobby, I still want to keep it ME! And of course in order to keep up with The Lovely Pear I will have to get in my craft room more frequently.

With that being said, my craft room is AWESOME! It is my favorite place to be (other than in my Jeep <insert another eye roll>). My room is about 90% done, I’m still adding a few knick knacks here and there only because I love to be surrounded by things I love. Not only do I have all my craft supplies in here but also all my books and my whole music collection.

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I totally took this idea from this pin on Pinterest. I just love these shelves. I have my vinyls on top, some funky stuff and Project Life supplies in the middle, and my Copics and the lovely Frida Kahlo on the bottom shelf.

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I love a good inspiration quote and I really wanted a wall like this pin, but I couldn’t find anything like that at the local craft stores and I didn’t want to pay a lot of money for some that I would have to frame myself anyway so I just downloaded some pretty fonts and printed them. I bought frames at Hobby Lobby when they were on sale and there you have it! The wall is still a work in progress.

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I don’t have that many wooden stamps and ink pads right now but what I do have I store in this old contraption I found in my sister’s garage.

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My collection of clear stamps keeps growing and growing. I hope to some day be as organized as Jennifer McGuire (she’s the Oprah in the paper crafting world, believe me, anything she links to sells out quick!) But for now, because I’m cheap and impatient, I’ve been storing my stamps in 5.5″ x 8.5″ page protectors from Office Depot.

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I found my “signature” pear stamp on Etsy from Cretiate. I love that hand carved look. Definitely my most valued stamp!

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I got the idea for my craft table from this pin. All it consists of is a door on two 9-cubby bookcases. Pretty easy, right?

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I store my adhesives, ribbons, vinyl, and special pens/markers in these paint cans. So cute and super cheap!

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So now you see why I have no reason not to be crafty this year and not keep up with The Lovely Pear!

Not only do I hope for a year of fun crafting but also a a year full of peace, love, and laughter for me, my family and to you as well!

image courtesy of Thyme is Honey
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