Friday, July 7, 2017

Set Your Craft Room Up for Success

Regardless if you're on a design team, make cards for fun or sell them throughout the year, having a craft room or craft space set up properly can not only have you time, but can help you find success.  In today's episode, we are going to talk about the 10 ways you can set your craft room up for success.


10 Ways to Set Your Craft Room Up for Success

  1. Try pre-cutting your card bases
  2. Pre-cut your white and ivory 1st and 2nd layers
  3. Use your MISTI
  4. Keep your most used supplies at your finger tips
  5. Pre-make Nuvo Crystal Drops
  6. Pre-stamp the images you want to color
  7. Invest in a Scan N Cut
  8. Keep a card journal
  9. Tidy up your work space after every use
  10. Organize your supplies

Friday Tip of the Week

"Be patient!  Never give up.  The trash can is your last resort.  Keep at a project-it usually turns out differently then you expect and you may even like it more.  And above all, have fun!" 
  - Victoria Moore-Beall


My Sweet Petunia and the amazing MISTI


  1. I've been listening to your podcasts for a while now and I have to tell you, I love when you are off the cuff. You laugh and giggle with your guests (especially your mom) like you are talking to a friend. Normally, your podcasts consist of you speaking to us on tips and experiences and I feel like you are just reading and not feeling. It's very choppy and stiff. When your laughing I feel I get to hear the real Suzy, the one you would bump into the supermarket and say hello. I will continue to listen because I love the content, I just wished that you would relax a little in your tone.

  2. Great tips for success. I just finished reading Marie Kondo's books on tidying up and did use her tips to tidy up my craft room... Now I can use your tips and actually get to crafting! Have a great weekend... Happy Crafting.

  3. Ok. I don't know how I missed this before now, but I will start keeping a card journal. As for the rest, it is a battle, but I am inspired by seeing your before and after pictures of your workspace. Keep it up, Miss Suzy!

  4. Since I am now selling at an inside 'flea market' type thing - I have removable tags with pricing, etc. I assign each card a number (on the tag), take a photo before applying the tag to the sleeve. The photos are stored on my computer (and backed up on a flash drive) so I know what has sold. Plus it is basically my 'card journal' since I make a LOT of cards.

  5. I'm one of those crafters who cleans the entire workspace before and after each make. These are some great tips!

  6. Sometimes as crafters we forget the basics and just jump into our project, I love this Back to Basics reminder, it works every time! I enjoyed the listener tip segment! You are so right Victoria!

  7. Definitely going to keep a card journal I'm so bad about remembering what I used. Also I think I might have to keep my eye on prices for the scan and cut. Thanks for the tips.