Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker

Updated: The winner is The Austell Family!

I have always tended to be more concerned about the functional when it comes to organizing and not so much the fabulous. It wasn't until I started reading Aby Garvey's blog, Creative Organizing, that I realized that those two things can in fact go hand in hand. Aby inspires me not with expensive organizing solutions but inexpensive ones that have been "touched up" with simple organizing supplies.

So when given the opportunity recently to read Aby's new book, The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker, I jumped at the chance.

Overwhelmed by creative clutter? With 26 years of combined experience, professional scrapbooker Wendy Smedley of Simple Scrapbooks and professional organizer Aby Garvey of simplify 101 will guide you through the process of creating your very own organized and inspired workspace. Overflowing with tips, quizzes, projects, and inspired scrapbook spaces, The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker will help you define your scrapbooking approach and discover how to organize your stash in ways that support your hobby. Plus, you will learn from the beautiful spaces of Stacy Julian, Renee Pearson, and other inspiring scrapbookers.

This book is by far the most beautiful book I have ever read. No kidding, the pictures are bright, colorful and just plain stunning. I was blown away. I'd love to just cut them all out and use them as art but that's probably not what Aby had in mind :)


The content is equally as delicious. Now to be honest I gave up scrapbooking in albums years ago however what I do enjoy doing is scrapbooking other things like composition books, pictures, gifts, etc. The nice thing about this book is, regardless of what kind of scrapbooker you are, it aids you in creating a functional AND fabulous workspace (no matter how big or small) designed to meet both your vision and your goals.

The more aware you are of the reasons you scrapbook, the easier it is for you to navigate through all the choices you face: which photos to use, which products to buy, how to organize your stuff, what stories to tell, and so on. Identify what truly inspires you and drives you and it will become your ultimate filter, laying the foundation for everything else. You can easily eliminate clutter by cutting out the supplies and ideas that get in the way of what you really want to accomplish.

Doesn't that sound exciting?! The book then goes on to help you do just that and even comes complete with a workbook (found in the pocket on the inside back cover) to help you pull it all together. You'll fill out short quizzes that will inspire you to create real and lasting change in your scrapbook space!


Section 1 ~ walks you through the eight components of a scrapbook and offers specific organization and storage solutions for each element

Section 2 ~ gives you an up-close look at the workspaces of a few successful and productive scrapbookers. Plus you'll learn how to select and incorporate the right organizing strategies for your space and your lifestyle.

Section 3 ~ you'll roll up your sleeves and get to work on inspiring projects for your workspace. Instructions to make the following are included:

Album Labels
Mini Quote Book
Photo Checklist
Mini Artwork Display
Journal Kit
Inspiration Statement Board
Magnetic Tin Labels
Seasonal Photo Box and dividers
Get-out-of-a-Rut Jar
Workspace Design File

The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker is indeed inspiring with it's step-by-step instructions and amazing visual impact which literally provides you with hundreds of organizing solutions in pictures for all your scrapbooking needs. From an organizer's point of view I definitely can't recommend this book enough.

And I'm so excited that Aby has offered to giveaway a copy of her book to one of you as well. Please leave a comment on this post before Monday, July 28th, 6:00 pst for your chance to win. Please also make sure you leave a way for me to get in touch with you. Thanks and good luck!!

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED

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196 comments:

Courtney said...

Since having my daughter 17 months ago, I lost my space and some time to scrapbook. Before she was born I created a huge collections of great stuff to use. I would love to start again but just dont seem to have the space. I would love inspiration on what and where to do it

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I would love to have this book...I have just recently started back into my scrapping after moving a year ago...trying to figure out the best way to organize my "loot" has been a huge headache.

Abbey said...

We've just moved and I'm getting ready to set up a scrapbooking area and storage in my new place so I would love to learn from the pros!

Brooke Hren said...

I used to scrapbook alot before my second child. I turned my craft room into their room and would love ideas on how to organize all my leftover things!

Tanna Clark said...

Absolutely love this book even before reading what is written, the pictures are worth a thousand words!

Dancing Shoes said...

This sounds like a fabulous Book! I am just starting to scrapbook because I have a new grandbaby. The scrapbooks I made for my daughters were done with little flare! I want the GB's to be really special so she will have fun looking through it when she is grown and I am gone!

Trisha said...

I so need this book!

Omaha Mama said...

Scrapbooking is my #1 favorite hobby! I'm always up for beautiful books on the topic. Thanks for offering a great contest.

cady said...

i would love this book. i could use some new tips as to how to organize my scrapbooking/card making area well!

Aimee said...

I am always looking for ways to organize my scrapbooks and things I use to make them. This is one part of my life that seems to be a never ending clutter!

Sonyia said...

I'm losing my scrapbooking room now as we downsize from our 1600 sq ft home with full basement to a 900 sq ft apt. I CAN'T imagine losing my room but this book would definately help me find creative ways to still keep my stuff as I downsize.

Jaime said...

that sounds fantastic!! I only have a small desk where I can scrapbook, and can always use new ideas on how to organize it.

Lisa said...

Timing is perfect, we are building a new workstation in our house from the computer, homework time, and scrap booking which is a brand new hobby for me. Since I am OBSESSED with organization, I'd love to have this book for any new ideas before we put the new station in!

Homesteader in Training said...

Creative organizing....I'm all over it! Sign me up. I've thought about just putting a giant tarp over everything but this sounds nicer, lol!
Blessings,
Kim

Alycia said...

This looks fabulous! I have a scrapspace in the basement, but my supplies are all over the place. I'd love to find a way to have everything at my fingertips.

shawna said...

We are getting ready to move to a much smaller home, but I don't want to have to leave all my scrapping stuff packed away due to "lack of space" This book would be a great starting place for getting my stuff in my home and accessible. Moving is tough already, I need to scrap! allgooddog@hotmail.com

Jitterbug said...

I so need help with this! I did great until my 2nd child was born...and now I have 3. help! :)

Joe Girl said...

Being a graphic designer, and home decor junkie, this book appeals to ALL my creative senses... Yummy, yum, YUM!

Love your blog — I've linked to it at JoeGirl.com... come by for a visit!

Thanks for the amazing tips ;)

Joe

torinem said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! What an amazing giveaway! We are currently in a very small apartment, so any help with organization is hugely appreciated!

Vintage Tea said...

This book sounds great - please count me in!

Victoria xx

Lizardbreath said...

Organizing and scrapbooking in a book together is a dream come true. Count me in!

Chad, Amy, Grace and Olivia said...

The book looks awesome!
AMY
maddox_amy@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

Even though I use mainly the scrapbooking products for other things, I am always up or a new inspiration and "how to". I would love to have this book. Thanks!

Amber Reeves said...

This book sounds great! I need a lot of help with my organizing! :(
Amber
reeves_0205@yahoo.com

Miss L said...

I love scrapbooking and organizing... What a perfect book! Thanks for this chance to win it :)

Julie said...

We are currently finishing our basement and I will have a craft area down there! This would be great to get me off to the right start.

Angie said...

I am a scrapbooking wantabe! I have a few things but I just don't know where to start. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

Queen to my 3 Boys said...

Organizing & Scrapping...the perfect combo!

Ornery's Wife said...

Everyone I know who scrapbooks all agree with me that half the fun of the hobby is collecting, handling, and organizing the wonderful papers and embellishments. I am no exception to this rule, and there would be no book I'd rather add to my collection than this one! Thanks for the review, and the offer to get it for free!
TM

ourboysourlives said...

if you could see my scrapbooking area that I have with over ten years of supply in you would see why this would be a perfect gift for me...

thats all I am sayin

Charity, CEO said...

Wow! I think this is awesome. It sounds like an awesome book, and ya know, I was gonna do a search to see what I needed to do to get started with scrapbooking- sounds like just what I need to get started!Thanks!

Heather said...

I have been scrapping a lot this summer and could really use this. Awesome.

heathertruett@gmail.com

cb said...

I'm sure there are a lot of us out here that could use this book! I have so much scrapbooking stuff--this book would be a big help!

The Kristiansens said...

Sounds fabulous. I would love this

Stacy said...

Who doesn't need help with organzing! Count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.
stacymommyof3@juno.com

Amy said...

this is just what I've been looking for... I would love this!!

Kelly said...

Sounds like an awesome book and just what I need for my somewhat messy and unorganized scrap space!

Meesie said...

I bought this book and LOVE IT!!! I've sat down while revamping my scraproom many times to get ideas when I get stuck. Along with the Organizing Tips book, I was able to make a big difference!

Monica said...

I love reading Aby's blog just as much as I love reading your blog. I would love to win this book, it looks great and would help me organize myself. Count me in! Thanks for your great blog.

April said...

My scrapbook area needs a makeover! I would love helpful ideas!!

SophiaOnFire said...

Wow, was a fantastic-looking desk! I am inspired. This is an exciting giveaway - I've got my fingers crossed.

Thanks!

sophiaonfire(at)gmail(dot)com

Bethany said...

I think that more often than not I put of my scrapbooking because I'm not organized. This book would most certainly help me!

Jess P. said...

What a wonderful idea. Please include me in your drawing.

Ashley said...

Looks AWESOME! Please include me!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Sounds like a good book! I'd love to win it.

Thanks!
Laura

Angie said...

OOH. Those pictures do look pretty.

A more organized crafter gets more crafting done because she doesn't have to spend so much time looking for all her "stuff."

The organized crafter would be me .. in a more perfect world. I'd like to see if the book could help.

imadramamama said...

I've had my eye on this book for awhile...and since my birthday is this weekend, I think it would be the perfect gift for you to get me. Thank you!

Richelle said...

This looks great! I'd love to win!

Michele said...

I need to get my photos off the computer and onto some pages...and the only thing that's holding me back right now is some organized space!
blakeslp@comcast.net

chksngr said...

Hey! This is on my wish list at Amazon...I am an avid scrapbooker and consistently struggle with the organization of my supplies...especially since right about the time I get them organized, the manufacturers come up with a new kind of packaging and blow my organizational method!

wendy smedley said...

So glad you love it-
I am too a huge fan of Aby's!!
Thanks for the review
Wendy

Sarah said...

Thanks for the review! After doing a major overhaul of my and dd's bedrooms I have some time and space on my hands and have felt my scrapping calling me! This might be the perfect reason to start again!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I am going to an all day crop on Saturday. I'm so unorganized that I feel stressed. This should be fun not stressful! I could really use this book. I'm writing down the name right now! Thanks for this. I really need this one for sure (actually I need all of the things you review and you to come over and fix it all for me but this is a nice start).

Tammy said...

If only MY scrapbook space looked like hers!! Can they throw that in the giveaway too?? :) Only kidding.

4 is crazy said...

I will FINALLY have a scrapbook space, I would love to have this book as a help.

Melissa said...

I'm always looking for better ways to organize my scrapbooking space. This book sounds like a great resouce!

Cindy said...

I used to be an avid scrapbook, that was 2 children ago. I now have 5, and cleaning up, and trying to keep all my "stuff" organized was hard to do with 5 children. Now that my husband is deploying, I would love to get into it again just to document his life, and ours to give him a few books about what life was like while he was away for a year. I loved reading everyone else's comments on scrapbooking and organizing. It has reminded me of the passion I once had!

Little Mommy said...

Would love to win this book. When I get in the scrapbooking mood, my scrapbooking supplies and mess take over my life and house until I can't stand it anymore and pack it all away again.

twoluvcats said...

I've resisted throwing mmyself into scrapbooking, knowing that I'd just end up with a huge mess. This book would really help me start in the right place. :-)

Melanie said...

Wow! This is the book for me. I just started to try and turn my closet in to my scrapbooking space. I got started and then stumped. Would love the inspiration!

Angela said...

I soooooo need this. Help, Please!! LOL!

Lisa said...

Wow awesome book!

April in CT said...

I read her blog and love it! The book looks so inspiring and I could certainly use some of that to get me started scrap booking.

forgetfulone said...

Oh, boy! I love to organize and I love scrapbooking. I sure could use this! I may have to go buy it if I don't win it. Thanks for the awesome review and great giveaway.

Laura said...

Hello! Thanks for reviewing this book and hosting a giveaway! It looks amazing.
Laura
Lauraleighanderson@hotmail.com

Patty P. said...

Sounds like a great book. I know my scrapbooking and craft supplies could use some major organizing!

Danny & Krissy Mack said...

I have a sister who would LOVE this!

Lylah said...

just a BIG Hello back at ya....thanks for saying HI.

...and great post idea for the scrap booker of which I am not, but one darling daughter is...

blessings...

Lori said...

This sounds like a book I could use! I used to scrapbook a lot, a loonngg time ago. Now it just sits there taunting me! Maybe I could be inspired by this book!!!

Allie said...

Oh, I want, want, want!!! Thanks for all the great ideas!

Allison
mystrandz@msn.com

Teresa said...

I'm trying to catch up on our last two years before our new baby comes so that I can scrapbook all of things baby, but also because the scrapbook room will be the baby room!! :) I better get cracking!

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Looks like a great book!

Dawn said...

That looks like a great book.

nellbe said...

Sounds like a great book!

Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

KarenW said...

Sounds like a book I need!

Mandy said...

I love reading Aby's blog and would love to read the book!

julie said...

I LOVE Aby's blog, and have been wanting to read her book. I love scrapbooking and organizing - what could be better!! Thanks!

pjseabury@sbcglboal.net

diXymiss said...

Enticing preview. It looks like a beautiful book. I'd love to be entered for a chance to win ~ thanX!

Q.B said...

This book sounds totally Amazing! I would totally love to own one! I'm such a horder! I know you dont deliver to New Zealand so I cant win won but I was wondering if it is published over here??

contact me at playboy_bunni_698@hotmail.com
OR comment on my blog www.lonelygurl21.wordpress.com

Many thanks!

Jessica said...

Oh gosh! I totally need to learn how to become an organized scrap booker. All of my things are scattered all over the place!

Amy F said...

i have been looking at this book, wondering whether or not to buy it. Thanks for the review! If I don't win it, I may just have to get it :)

Melyssa R
Boulder County, CO
said...

OOoh, that book looks delicious! I could use it. I have a craft room and it's in a continual process of organization. Thank you for this opportunity to win the book. I may even buy it if I don't win. My email is melyssar at yahoo dot com

The Austell Family said...

This sounds like an amazing book! I have a small home with no room for my scrapbooking. I would love to make my storage space for effecient so when I am able to scrap I can do it well!

surrendered2theking said...

This book sounds awesome! Count me in!

Amy
surrendered2theking@gmail.com

Chelsey said...

seriously.there has been nothing i need more than this.seriously.

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

very cool!

aleryan said...

I'd like to join!

waldenbunch said...

I have always wanted this book. I love Aby Garvey and organization.
Marty

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, it looks like a fantastic book. Maybe it will inspire me to get out my scissors and punches again!
Andi
krazykatzkidz@yahoo.com

Angela Fehr said...

It is hard to scrapbook with three little kids and the million other things I love to do - I have found that organization helps but could always use more!

Colleen said...

I need this book! Great give away!
cnmayberry at gmail dot com

kim said...

I could use a great book like that!!!

kwhorton@bellsouth.net

Briana said...

A book like this would be helpful to me!

Gina said...

I'm a beginning scrapbooker, so this would be very helpful to me!

Organizing Mommy said...

Hi, Looks like fun

Cathy said...

I love buying scrapbook supplies...not so great at organizing them. Love to get some new ideas! LOVE THE WEBSITE

teecat3354@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

What a great book! I was very organized before my first child - then there was another and then another! Now that the youngest is 3, trying very hard to regain control! We all actually started scrapbooking this summer -- starting with summer memories!

nashvillemel@comcast.net

LAT said...

I've been lacking in time to scrapbook because I feel overwhelmed when I think of all of the stuff I have to get out in order to actually proceed with scrapbooking. It's all kept together in a space all too small so it ALL has to come out in order to even get started. I'm feeling inspired now because I see it can be done and readily accessible! Thanks for letting us know about this book!

moreofhim said...

I would love to win this book! I love to scrapbook but get overwhelmed with all my stuff!! TO learn to organize it in a more productive way would be so great! Thank you for offering this! I love your blog and all your great ideas!

God bless you ~ Julie

5purposedriven said...

Cool! Thanks for hosting!

Dina said...

Hey, we will be moving soon into my dad's apartment for a while until our house is ready and would love to have a read like that, especially since my dad's place is pretty small!!

HDMac said...

How exciting! I would love to win this book! Thank you for the opportunity!

nbeltane said...

my room is so unorganized and although i would love to scrap again i just cant seem to get the motivation. i recently got two other books and this one is also on my i would love to own this list..

Rogers said...

I'm starting to get into the scrapbooking/card-making thing and with it all the *stuff* that goes with it. I would love to have the book to help me organize better so my husband won't make me find a new hobby (LOL!!!)

Every good and perfect gift said...

what a fantastic book!
I hope I win (don't we all)

Jess said...

I would put this book to good use! I've been trying to find solutions for my studio/crafty room since we moved and we've downsized so I don't have as much space as I used too!

pinkbeary said...

i would love to find out how to organize all my scrapbooking stuff. thank you!

Jenni said...

I would sure love something like this! I just had a baby and really would love to get back to scrapbooking. I have all my wedding photos I need to scrapbook as is! I have almost no idea where to start.

Kristi said...

Pick me! Pick me! :-) This is a great idea. Thanks for the opportunity.

candace said...

i would love the oportunity to receive this book. i started scrapooking a while back but am not really that great at it. i love to take pictures so ive got tons. i recently found out that my place of employment is closing within the next year. im hopeful that something better will come up. im going to use the time to get my scrapbooking supplies out of my "WALL or should i say CLOSET OF TOTES". i just recently found your site and im in love. i cant wait to start my holidays so i can start organizing my apartment. ive got 2 weeks and im hoping to make it through the ENTIRE PLACE.
thanks for all your tips.... im going to use lots of them.
candace (poohrulz_11@hotmail.com)

Tiny Head said...

sounds like a fabulous book. I'm more of a "simple" scrapbook-er, and I'm always looking for ways to streamline.

5purposedriven said...

Love. Inspiring. Books!
Yeah!

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

Oh to have a scrapbook room like the one on the cover. It would be heaven!

crazydaisy said...

That would definitely help me in my lack of scrapbook know-how!

KLow said...

This sounds like a great resource! It would be wonderful to have.

Amy Charron said...

I would absolutely LOVE to have this book! I haven't srapbooked for 2 years! I moved to Savannah from Atlanta and then got diagnosed with MS. But I have recently gotten bitten with the scrapbooking bug again and this book would definitely help me!
I love your blog!

Melia said...

I would love to have this book! I am in the process of moving to a new house now and will finally have room to spread out and organize my craft stuff! This would be fabulous to win!!

Carrie said...

This sounds like an excellent book! I haven't been able to scrapbook as much as I'd like and I have a very small area to work in. Thanks for the opportunity!

Mrs. Walker said...

I would enjoy a copy of this book! Any help with organizing is needed in my life right now! :)

Anonymous said...

oh la la.....sounds like a great book!

kel
lockwood@tyler.net

Aly said...

When it comes to "organized scrapbooking", I have two words to inspire you all:

DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING

No muss. No fuss. After your program (mine was less than $30 at Sam's Club,) you can actually scrap for FREE with all the superior designer freebies around. And the best part? You can just "undo" anything you don't like. Oh yeah, you can also reuse things over and over again without incurring more costs (or paper cuts!).

Think of all the glitter and glue mess you'll never have - go digital!

Anonymous said...

I am so inspired! As Mommy to two little girls, I NEEEEEEED this book! Thanks for sharing the review and giving the chance to win the book. You can reach me at mlmiller76 @ yahoo.

CandyScraps said...

What an inspiring book! :)
papercandy@gmail.com

Candy

Jamie said...

As a mom of 4, I'm happy if all my scrapbooking stuff is in one room (which it's not)- this book looks fantastic!

Claudia said...

I would LOVE to get this book. Count me in for the drawing! Fingers crossed....

hotomom said...

I am infatuated with other peoples nice clean and organized scrapbook areas because mine is far from it. I collect pictures of what I like for my "someday" file. My husband has promised me a room like this someday. Thanks to you and Aby for the great giveaway. hjtorbs@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer said...

I would love to get my hands on this. I have so many scrapbooking items just stuffed around the house. Please count me in.

Ter said...

The book looks yummy. Count me in for the draw! :)

jodi said...

Wow! 127 comments already! My odds aren't great, but sign me up for the giveaway. We are moving our business office into our basement this week and where I used to have my very own room just for scrapbooking and crafts, is now going to be 2 offices! My supplies will now be sharing space in the guest bedroom. I could definitely use some creative ideas on the best way to use that space.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! That book is just what I need right now. We are just starting to build a new home, and amazingly enough, I will have the whole end of a laundry/mud room to set up as a permanent scrapbooking area - no more shoving supplies in closets all over the house! I really have no idea how to set up this space, and will need to figure out what I want before they order the cabinets, etc. so I most definitely need to read this book for inspiration and ideas.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

Susan
susantx@tx.rr.com

junebug69 said...

not only is this book beautiful to look at...it's so practical. we can all use inspiration and the simplicity is so calming. Scrapbooking is not just a hobby...it's a way to preserve our families' history. It's about time we made room for creativity in the PLACE where we create! Thanks for the review!

Marla said...

I would love to have this book. I'm currently working on a scrapbook for my fiance's 50th birthday. It will consist of 50 pages, one for each year, with song lyrics, poems, etc that remind me of him and also, because he loves jokes, I'm including a cartoon or joke on each page along with 50 reasons why I love him, 50 love quotes and 50 things I want to do with him after we are married. While working on this project, I'm having a hard time keeping my supplies organized, so this book would be a blessing for when I start my next project. Thanks for the entry - koinonia572001@yahoo.com

Jackson Scott said...

Ok, seriously... I dream about scrapbooking... literally dream about it at night because I just can't seem to find the time to do it during the day now that I have a 22 month old and a 2 month old. I had to move my stuff out of her room and into a cabinet and it's such a mess that I just don't even know where to begin... HELP ME!! I could really use the book for inspiration on getting organized so I can make those dreams come true and get to scrappin' again!!

Janelle said...

I would love to get organized. Everytime I get going we seem to be moving again. At this moment I have scrap materials scattered in just about every room of the house and it makes for challenges when you want to just put it together!

teachermomof2 said...

The books sounds great! I've just started clearing out some space in our attic to set up my scrapping space and this book would be very helpful to me.


Lisa
http://catholicmomof2.blogspot.com

twingirlsmom said...

Looks like tons of info I could use! [twingirlsmom at hotmail dot com]

Uniquely Yours said...

I love to scrapbook, but I don't have the time nor the space. Just yesterday I rearranged my quest bedroom to make room for my crafts, sewing, and scrapbooking supplies. This would help out tramendously! Then instead of getting frustrated I could find what I need and create.

Anonymous said...

would love to win this book looks gorgeous!

imasisara said...

That looks wonderful! I've been trying to re-energize myself back into scrapbooking (along with everything else, it seems), and just have not had any inspiration. That definitely looks like the perfect muse!

Boo and Hooties Mom said...

I have been trying to organize all my scrapbooking supplies and albums and truly need help!! I would LOVE this book!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Cari said...

What a great book -- I would definitely love to have it :).

cm-cari@comcast.net

Joyful713 said...

I started organizing all of my scrapbooking/stamping supplies but got stuck! I would love to have this book to give me the motivation and tools to finish it up!

Chele76 said...

how wonderful! That book sounds like it would save my life! :)

Momma T said...

The books looks like something I could really use to help get my closet with all of my scrapbooking supplies organized. i would love to have it!!

kananee said...

I'm about as unorganized as you can get! I really could use alot of advice on organizing my mess of scrapbooking material!

lokeelanee (at)netzero(dot)con

jessica said...

I would LOVE this book! Not only am I an avid scrapbooker, I'm also a big fan of seeing how other people organize their spaces. What a perfect fit!
jlgerhart(at)hotmail(dot)com

NerdMom said...

I am in the overwhelming process of trying to get my office, homeschooling and crafting stuff organized so this would be a great help! You should add this to my Contesting Monday feature at http://mmkmoney.blogspot.com!

Rachel said...

I would love to win this book. You have so many great ideas and encouragement yourself you should write a book.

Desiree' said...

I need some major crafting organization. I have a little in every closet in my house! help! Does the book come with a person to do it for you? :)

Cat said...

Oh definitely a book I could use. I have no organizational skills when it comes to my scrapbooking things.


Hugs!!!

Teri said...

I would love to win this and I definitely need some help in the organizational department..thanks :)

Cathy said...

What a fantastic book! Scrapbooking is a hobby I'd love to get into more, but I walk into a store and instantly get overwhelmed! I have some things to get a vacation book started (easy start and finish), but I would love to read the ideas and find out what "style" booker I am!

windycindy said...

Hello! A couple of years ago, my husband made me my own scrapbooking room in our basement. It is wonderful and I love it. It is such a mess, thoug, that I can't use it anymore. Stuff is stacked up and so unorganized. I could use this book immensely. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I would just love to have a copy of this book. I have so many ideas and supplies, but really need help in getting things organized so I can really get to work.

Amy
provenance61@yahoo.com

Crazy MomCat said...

I have kept some sort of scrapbook since I was in grade school and it is my favorite hobby. But, it is also a hobby that drives me crazy because I'm so behind, disorganized, etc. I would LOVE this book. Pick me! Pick me!

www.crazymomcat.blogspot.com
crazymomcat@gmail.com

THe powell gang said...

WOW lot of people are in need of organization with scrapbooking supplies! well let's see 4 kids(baby is 8 months) Six of us live in 920 sq. ft! I am going to write a book on small living space in my next life! (I often joke this to my friends!)Well my dear husband built some wire shelving to put all my stash on(some inherited, some is 10 years old- which is my oldest son's age) I told him,"boy, I hope I can find the time to scrapbook since you went to all the trouble to put these 2 shelves up." the rest is in storage. Hubby just looks at me with the "YOu-better-use-them-or-else-look"
Well I am sad to say I have been trying to get organized for 10years! and still haven't used my stuff! Need that book
thanks
Lora
skylarkoh@hotmail.com

Tiffany said...

I have tons of scrapbook stuff and never use it anymore because what used to be fun is now a job way bigger than I am. This book might help me organize my thoughts and purpose in ways that get me going again.Thanks for a great giveaway.

blueviolet said...

I currently have my scrapbook supplies set up in my basement and I have room for everything but it's being overtaken by junk down there and I can't even get to my work area. After my daughter moves into her apartment in September, I'm moving it all upstairs into her bedroom so setting it up is where I'll completely need help. I have no idea how to do it to best serve my purposes and way of working. This book sounds exactly like what I need and at exactly the right time. I have a blank slate and I can do it however I want to! This is exciting! I would absolutely love the book!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

sboyle78@bigpond.net.au said...

I am lacking inspiration at the moment. Maybe something like this will help.

HopewellMomSchool said...

I desperately need this one!! I'm moving to take a better job and will be losing my scrap space for a while!!

Anonymous said...

This book would be great! I have such an unorganized area right now, I can't find a thing, not even the table. I have just become an SU demonstrator so not only am I adding quickly to my stash of stuff, I need to have all my stuff organized in order to run my business efficiently!!
Kristine
coombdav@aol.com

Vicki said...

I'm constantly looking for ways to revamp my scrapbooking "life". I have little to no space, I'm pretty organized with it all (IMO), but any new ideas are always welcome. Thx for the giveaway!!
Vicki
gardengal08@gmail.com
gardengal1.wordpress.com

GrnMtnGirl said...

I love scrapbooking but have trouble sorting through the mess- especially when the book is in progress. Any help would be really welcome! Thanks for reviewing this product.

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

I tend to always have a scrapbooking mess. I never like to put pages or stickers or anything away if my singular current page is unfinished, so I usually end up with a very ungraceful pile on the scrapping desk. Thanks for reviewing this book, it would be a real big help for those crazy unfinished page days!

Veggiemomof2 said...

Oh my goodness...organinzing & scrapbooking..the 2 things I am horrible at, all rolled into 1 beautiful booK? I am SO in! If I don't win, I'm gonna find this book anyway.

LessLisa said...

Would LOVE this! Since my daughters were born, I don't get much 'me' time, but this would be amazing and possibly just enough inspiration to get the creative juices flowing again!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog the other day and have been checking in everyday. I am BURIED in scapbook stuff and haven't made a book in four years. It's just too overwhelming and I don't know where to start. Would love to have this beautiful book.
abbyclare26@yahoo.com

Southern Fried Mom said...

Fabulous! I would love to win this one...I have been re-doing my home office with a scrapbook supply area as one of my major priorities. I would love more cute ideas!

Dawnie said...

Fabulous! 2 of my passions combined... I am an avid organizer (so glad to have stumbled upon your blog!) and a would-be scrapbooker. Funny thing is I started scrappin' but ended up organizing... Hope you pick me!

Jamie said...

I really need something like this. I just got my husbands junk out of our spare bedroom (I had to sacrifice our master bedroom to do it though LOL, his junk is all in there now), so I really need to learn to organize my scrapbooking stuff so I can actually feel like scrapbooking.

Just in case, I have an email form on my blog.

kd said...

I just found your blog tonight and I'm in heaven!! I'd love this book, too. :) msssonatina at yahoo ~ com

Troy, Sarah and Lucy Sherman said...

sounds like a great book that most scrapbookers need!! enter me please! girlforgod27@aol.com

Tracy in AR said...

I am in the process of reorganizing my scrap studio space aka the laundry room. Would love to read up on more ideas.

Love your blog,
Tracy in AR
http://joyinliving.blogspot.com/

jessica said...

I absolutely love your blog! I've been following it for about a year. I just never really commented, just a peeker! I am crazy about organizing all the time! And i've gone full blown with scrapping, it's turning into a crazy obsession!

Jessica/scrappininthecountry.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I have organized and reorganized my little corner of our house just for scrapbooking. I can not however get it to work.. I would love to receive fresh ideas from her book. Thank you!!
ginger110@aol.com

Heather said...

I have this book and loved it. It helped out alot in my organizing of my space. who couldn't use another ones of these books.

jenasea said...

Sounds like a great book, would love to win it!

Paula said...

I so need this book....my scrapbooking materials have taken over my dining room, and not in a nice way. Let's just say my husband has lost his patience! cote_paula@yahoo.com

Robin said...

Woo hoo, my first comment: The free book sounds great but regardless...I LOVE YOUR SITE/BLOG whatever it is (I'm a bit new to this blogging thing, actually I'm clueless) One day I'll get the courage/time to start blogging on my own!
I have adopted twin boys (2 1/2 yrs. now) and WANT to make lifebooks for them, so the giveaway would be a hit for us:)
Thanks for all your wonderful recipes, tips, ideas, etc.

Robin
Seacattz@cfl.rr.com

Crochetcillin Addict said...

I love this idea and I need all the help I can get. I would love to have this book and if I don't win it I think I might buy it. ginabear22@yahoo.com

Tonya said...

What a wonderful tool and such a generous offer.

Thanks so much!
Tonya
lecorefemme@gmail.com

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Looks like a great book! I would love some new ideas and HELP!

Jen said...

Would love to win this - my craft room is in a constant state of re-organization. I need a system to stick with. Thanks!

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

I would absolutely LOVE to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance.

Sara said...

Thank you for this generous offer. I have lots of "stuff" and sometimes it's hard to "get going" and be productive. aloha sara

Mom to frick, frack and clickity clack said...

I'd love to read this book it sounds like something that could be very helpful and I'm all about helpful!

Thanks

Cynthia

Tara said...

I so need this book!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Alesha said...

I love scrapbooking, but my scrap area is in some need of help. I would love to win this book..

sandy s said...

I spend more time "organizing" my scrapbook stuff then actually scrapbooking so I would love to get some ideas so I could actually change that and scrapbbok.

Kristin said...

Looks like a great book -- I always need tips for organizing my mountain of scrapbooking supplies.

Colleen said...

My scrapbooking stuff is a mess & spread out over our whole apartment. This would be a great book to read!

Barbara H. said...

This looks like a wonderful resource!

viv said...

Oh my goodness! This sounds like a wonderful book! We live in a small house and my scrapbook stuff is "hidden" everywhere. I'm not even sure of what all I have. Would love to be able to organize it all and actually get some scrapbooking done!

Anonymous said...

Although, it appears my chances are slim, I would love to win this. :)
~Maggie

mags at gedeons dot com

Gina said...

Since I had twins two years ago, I've hardly scrapbooked at all. It was so easy when there was only one child! I'd love to win. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

The Kahler Family said...

Oooh, I would LOVE this book! It's definitely what I'm needing, I'm a bit overwhelmed at the moment.