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NSD 10am Hour Challenge: Clean Up!

Goooooood Morning Scrappers! (and Good Afternoon & Evening to our international friends!) Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Most of us will be doing one of two things today: Shopping or Scrapping (or a little of both). That means we actually want to use our scrap stuff, or we have to make room for more!

But if you are anything like me, your work area looks something like this right now:

That’s the floor next to my scrap table…major nightmare, huh? I’ve been basically scrapping off the floor! Stuff needs to be PUT AWAY!

So, before we get started on all of that, let’s get organized so we can work efficiently! (And if you are an international reader who has already been celebrating all day, maybe it is time to dig out of the mess you’ve created so you can keep going!)

On this week’s Paperclipping Roundtable podcast I talked about a productivity technique called the Pomodoro (named after a tomato kitchen timer) that says you can get a lot done if you concentrate on one task for a half hour sprint. So, we’re going to do a half hour organizing sprint to get ready to do our scrapping today (and why not listen to the Roundtable on your computer while you do it?)

Then you’ll be ready to do stuff like these projects on my table I’m excited about:

Oh yeah, and you can win a prize while you tidy up!

Since we are talking about messes this hour, we’re giving away some Mudd Puddles texture mediums! These are texture grains embedded in clear glue that you apply and when the glue dries it leaves fabulous texture. I’ve used it to create this beach mini-book I have in progress:

I used the Malibu Beach color for the book I’m working on.

This prize package contains a selection of 7 different colors, including some that were discontinued when Creative Imaginations picked up the line from the original creator of the product. So enjoy them!

How to Enter:
All you have to do to be one of the lucky winners is leave a comment on this entry before Midnight U.S. eastern time on Sunday night, May 2nd Tuesday night May 4th (deadline extended due to Feedburner delivery issues) telling us your favorite organizational trick or product . Make sure you include your email address in the line reserved for it on the comment form (for your own protection, don’t put it in the text of the comment, where it will be visible to the public – just in the line labeled “email” in the form where only Scrapbook Update staff can see it). We will need it to notify you if you are a winner. Winners will be drawn by random drawing from all eligible entries. One entry per person.

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