Hello & Let's Get Organized

This is my first blog post as a new member of the Hip Kit Design Team and I am so excited! I wanted to first introduce myself, for those who don't know, and talk a little bit about my scrappy life and how I like to get started on my creative projects! First, my name is Andrea Bethke, I’m a scrappy Latina from Southern California. I have the most amazing and supportive hubby, named Ryan, an adorable puppy, named Leeloo, and I’m passionate about photography, scrapbooking, crafting, memory keeping, art, diy, and all things cute and creative! I have a serious condition called CRPS which causes me to be in pain everyday and sometimes I can’t walk or get out of bed, but I’m always counting my blessings and I try to live my “life as a fairytale” which is my motto and the name of my blog! I believe that you write your own happily ever after and you do so by making wonderful memories, documenting them, and creating beautiful things!

On that note, I’m so happy because I just got my Hip Kit Club kits for April! Since I just, just got them, I haven’t had a chance to make any fun things yet (although I’m itching to get scrappin), but I wanted to share with you how I get started on my creative projects — i.e. how I prep and get organized.

The first thing I do when I get new goodies to play with is to organize and put away the product in a place that is easy to access and highly visible. I like to use clear 12×12 containers a lot. But I also have these awesome wooden organizers that my super fantastic, Prince Charming, hubby made for me! They are so pretty but also helpful since they make organizing easy which makes working on my projects easy as well!

After I unboxed my beautiful Hip Kits for April, I put everything away in my wooden organizer. Bigger items like paper in the back, smaller things like embellishments towards the front. The best thing about it, is that when I do get to creating with the kits, I can jump right in and not have to worry about trying to find anything (or about putting anything away)! Plus I can move this little organizer over to my bedroom on the days when I’m stuck in bed…p.j.s and scrapping plus a sweet organizer filled with Hip Kit goodies…who’s up for a pajama party?

Okay, goodbye for now and I hope I inspired you to get organized!