Update to Typecast issues

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I have finally been able to follow up with WRMK about the issues I’ve been experiencing with my machine. Ultimately, I’m getting a replacement. They wanted me to ship it to them and then they would send out the new machine. I have an online weekend crop starting later today and I really don’t want to be without…..and, their offices are within five miles of my house. Seriously. So, to save on shipping costs 😉 I offered to drive over to their offices to exchange my machine in person. YAY!

I’m packing up my beauty and will trade her in for a twin 😉

November Beach Crop!

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Tomorrow I’ll have a post about our family’s move to Utah. Today I have an exciting announcement. The title above probably gives it away!

I’ve been happily teaching at local scrapbook stores and crops or events for many years. I love to share my love of creating with other crafters! I also love to have fun and laugh as I teach – I really do adore the women I work with! I’ve been lucky to teach for Christy, the owner of ScrapHappy, at her semiannual Beach Crops since 2014. We always have a blast in class! With my move to Utah, I didn’t think I’d be able to teach at another of her events, but I’m so happy to announce that I’ll be back for the November Beach Crop!!!!! (yes, 5 exclamation points was totally warranted!) I have a class or two that I’m developing to teach….not sure which one (or more!) I’ll end up fully developing…. The classes I love to teach the most are techniques. Showing you how to use a new product works or how to create a different piece of scrappy awesomeness using your long loved products in a new way. I also love showing off how *easily* a “complicated technique” can be achieved. I’ve taught everything from card classes featuring a little technique to a full on mixed media canvas class! (remember how “stupid easy” that one was?! So fun!!) Creating isn’t supposed to be stressful – we are supposed to be enjoying ourselves!

I’m developing my November Beach Crop classes now, SO – today, my question to you is this: What do YOU want to see in a class? What would you want to learn or do? Leave your comments below sharing what you’d love to see in a class or what your favorite past class has been!

Sign up for the November Beach Crop in Destin, FL HERE. Remember, even if you can’t attend the whole weekend of the crop, you can always drop by to take classes and shop the amazing vendors that will be there! (but we’ll miss you cropping with us!!)

Organizing A Creative Space

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Since moving, I have to rethink my organization and layout to fit my new area and current storage options. After my assembly debacle in the last post, I purchased some screws and assembled the storage piece. While assembling the piece, I was analyzing how I wanted to use the space I have. I used part of the afternoon brainstorming and running through creative process ideas – what do I want to accomplish? How will I use the space? What do I want closer to me as I work? What is less important to have at my fingertips? What areas will need space to grow as I add supplies and are there things I really don’t need anymore? All these answers affect the way I want my space organized and the layout that will be most efficient for my creative process.

Think about your space and the way you have your supplies organized. Think about your creative process. Do you look at a project and think – hmmm….I need a tag/label/button right here…. Or do you look at it and think – I need something blue/red/green…. Knowing your own creative process and how your brain works and what your eye looks for will help you to be more efficiently organized. If you tend to look for color vs supply type can help.

I used to be organized by color – all my red items were together. I had one divided organizer that held all my red brads, clips, buttons, glitter packs, ribbon, twine, etc. After a few years I noticed that my creative process had changed. I found myself often looking for a specific shape or type of supply – regardless of color, or rather less specific on color. I could choose any tag that coordinated with my layout, but I knew I wanted a tag in that one spot. As a result, I reorganized my space to fit my creative needs.

As I keep tweaking my new space, comment below… How are your supplies organized? Do you notice that your creative eye tends to look for a specific color or item? Has your organization style changed over time?