Project Life Update | Mess vs Organized

I don’t know about you, but I work best when my space is in a little mess when I’m crafting. Or should I say “neat mess”? Is there such a thing? *laugh* But when I’m not, I will definitely keep my space uncluttered. So, I’m in between messy + organized.;)

I always find it a good thing to be surrounded by mess during crafting because I feel that it brings out a person’s creativity in that kind of condition. Some people works best when their space looks like it just went through a hurricane! Hahaha! At this moment, I’ve never heard of anyone working in an uncluttered condition. Please tell me if you’ve met one so I can visit them and ask how did they do it.:D

Whichever condition you work in, it’s your personal space and comfort. You know what works best for you and what do not. You do not need to be embarrassed if your space is turned upside down because I think you would agree that ALL of us love a good mess!

Amazingly, whenever I update my project life weekly, with all my stash spread out across my floor (my table seriously has no space for all of my stuff!), with me stepping on them, stickers got stuck to my feet, thigh and legs, and things got buried on top of each other, I am still able to reach for them effortless and I know exactly where it was buried. Not bad huh. I love working with all my stash spread out on the floor and table because they motivate me to use stuff that I forgot I have. And they also got me working quickly on product, design and color coordination. That’s my regular flow of work. Yes, it may take me a little longer to put my projects together but it works best for me.

So, I would ask, is anyone of you out there don’t work in a messy condition or you love uncluttered space?:D

Well, moving on to my project life update, I’m now at Week 12 which is still in progress. I’m getting there, only need to add some journaling and stitches and I’ll be done. I was supposed to complete them last weekend but I guess I couldn’t. But it’s ok. I’m comfortable with my pace and even though I’m about 3 weeks behind, I’m totally fine with it.

I’m truly enjoying Week 12 because it was my birthday week, I have an insert filled with many images and I also get to play with new and gorgeous products from My Mind’s Eye Follow Your Heart collection and many other wonderful stuff from my stash. I simply love the colors and I think I will use them again in the coming weeks.

I’ve also cut out lots of Silhouette cuts to use them on my pages. They’re very versatile and useful in many ways. I hope to be able to show you my full spread this weekend after I take photos of them.

I need to share with you too on some new journaling cards that I recently purchased from In Creative Bubble Shoppe. These amazing cards are digitally designed by talented Geralyn Sy, another project lifer whom I have been admiring and following closely for inspiration. You can purchase the printable designs (comes in pdf file format) and use them in your spread. The colors are brilliant and the designs are gorgeous! Just my kind of style.:D

And here’s a peek of my incomplete Week 12 spread on page one which is missing some journaling.

Lots of colors, Silhouette cuts, doilies, alpha stickers (my favorite!), masking tapes, scraps of papers and of course, a whole load of great memories for the week!:)

I hope you’re still enjoying your project life and moving on. Don’t worry which week you are at, enjoy the process and have fun!

Do I sound naggy? *laugh*

If you have not put in your name for my blog-versary giveaway HERE, do so now. Response is overwhelming (thank you everyone for playing along!) but you’ll never know you’ll get lucky.:D

Have a great week and I’ll see you soon!

  • DanielleApril 17, 2012 - 3:21 am

    For the most part I am an organized crafter. And I always have to clean up afterwards & most of the time as I go along too. I forgot to comment in your last post that I’m so glad you explained the story behind your blog name bc I thought it had to do with a grandmother too. :)

  • Jackie O.April 17, 2012 - 3:52 am

    Naw Leena, you are not THAT messy! I must say that I am quite organised when I do my PL pages. I have everything within my reach but then again, you know that I have a “special scrap table” made just for me :-D. Wow, getting the sihouette cameo was a good idea, just look at all the cuts that you’ve made! Maybe I should think about asking for one for mother’s day! Looking forward to seeing your completed week 12; must say from the peek that it’s looking good! xx

  • Linda in AusApril 17, 2012 - 10:00 am

    Well I am definitely a messy scrapper especially when it comes to project life, although everything is neat and tidy when I finish.

  • Tracey HoldykApril 17, 2012 - 2:31 pm

    I had to laugh reading your post because if you could see my craft room right now you would know the answer to your question… I definately create in a mess, huge mess.
    Have a great day.
    love me :-)

  • fazlinaApril 17, 2012 - 2:31 pm

    I have a question about Geralyn’s printables. Do they come in an A4 printable pdf format? Or just the American 11 x 8.5 format? I’m a photoshop dummy so I know nothing much beyond matting photos! Thanks!

  • FindingnanaApril 17, 2012 - 3:47 pm

    Hi Fazlina,
    The printable designs come in pdf file. Quite easy to print them out. :)

  • Nat DApril 18, 2012 - 9:19 am

    I absolutely adore your PL layouts. So much fun and inspiration :) Thanks for the link to In a Creative Bubble Shop as it was the first thing I noticed in your layouts. Gorgeous fun designs :) Looking forward to next week…

  • GeralynApril 18, 2012 - 12:45 pm

    I’m so happy you like the cards, Leena! You know I’m a big fan of your PL and get so much inspiration from you, and I’m excited to see how you use them in your next PL spread! :)

    Fazlina – The printable pdf file is sized for 8.5×11″ paper :)

  • Chris CJanuary 20, 2013 - 6:06 pm

    Hi Leena,
    Just a quick question I love the lace doily shape you have cut with the silhouette – can you tell me which designer that was I can’t find the file on the Silhouette website (there are 1200 doily shapes). Thanks, Chris

  • rominaJune 6, 2014 - 1:19 am

    muy lindo me encanto

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