So, what does this mean, you ask? Well, it means you don't have to clear your schedule for an hour or two or three to craft when you are busy. You just need tho take advantage of the time you have. For instance, I have a crazy schedule at work at the moment, I go in to work at 630, stay til 430 when I leave to pick up my son, and return to work at 830, to work another two hours. (only there more dates of this madness...trust me!) Anyways, right now it is way to hard for me to make time, so I find it. I listen to tutorials on my Droid in the car. I bring magazines for my lunch break, and kits that I've put together for whatever project I'm working on. I search splitcoast or stampin up while I am taking a break. I write down all of my inspiration in notebooks, shopping lists...wish lists...favorite blogs. AND I shop online whenever I have a lull in the action. Now, you have to find what works for you. Maybe its something as easy as taking a magazine to the doctor's office. Maybe you ride the bus and you have time to mass produce some punches, or room to color. Maybe you still get an hour lunch break and you take that time to order supplies or finish up last nights card. There are so many ways you can take advantage of the time you do have! Try it! You can stamp too!
A for post of actual cards... I've just done about 5 or 6...hope to photograph and post tonight!
I finally hope to get this blog moving... I finished a bunch of cards last night. 2 Christmas styles and one happy froggy! I'd like to focus this blog on how I find time to craft and the tips I have for saving tons of time! So without further ado, here's today's tip... Get and stay organized. Now...if I showed you my craft room right this minute you would clearly laugh me out of dodge. But...I would say...hey! I have a system. I have a place for everything and everything its in its place. Unconventionally. Listen, it doesn't need to be magazine perfect. It just needs to be YOU perfect. Make sure the things you need the most are accessible. You don't want all of your paper tucked away in drawers or shoved at the bottom of a closet. You don't want your scissors and bone folder in a box on a shelf. Pull your go to supplies to daylight. Keep a few sheets of your favorite cardstock in a magazine holder box, your scissors, pens and bone folder in a cup on your desk, or within easy access. I have a ribbon rack. This works great for storing my ribbon when its not at risk of use... But if I'm running out the door, it stinks to take each rod off and deal with ribbon spools everywhere. So, I keep the ribbon I use the most... 4-5 rolls...off the rack, also in a cup on my desk. Think functional, not pretty. And you'll save a good 10 minutes a day. Off to work my day job!
I'm not particularly new to crafting, or specifically stamping, for that matter. I've been engaging in hoarding, er, crafting for several years now. Long enough to have amassed a serious stash of supplies. That being said, I recently (yesterday) began a Stampin' Up! demo, with the hope of accomplishing a few goals. First, I'd like to share my love of crafting. Second, I'd like to share my unique ability to stay sane while working full time as an attorney, single parenting an infant, crafting, and starting my new business. Third, I'd like to meet lots of new people (equally important as the first two). And, finally, of course... I'd like to make some money to support my habit, er, craft. I guess, for those who read... you can follow my adventures in pursuing said goals here. Just don't expect a daily update. ;)