Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pinterest Playtime - Get Organized!

Hello all!
I have decided to start a new series here on my blog called "Pinterest Playtime."  I guess some one will let me know soon enough if I can't use the word Pinterest but until then, I am going for it :)

First a little news.  I am sad to say that I was not accepted for a new term as a design team member for Getting Cricky with K. Andrew.  It seems my life is too busy and I just could not post enough to be a consistent contributor to her team.  I am totally OK with that.  That really is fine.  I have to admit as I was awaiting the news to find out if I had made the team, I kept thinking to myself, "If I don't make it, that is ok, that will be less to have to get done with my already very busy life."  But to my surprise, when I got the dreaded "rejection" email, tears poured down my face and sadness really set in.  I had to really explore why I had taken the news so hard.  It was one more thing that had happened in recent weeks that took me to God to ask why?  I know it may not seem like a big deal to most people, and I thought it wouldn't be to me, but it was.  As I prayed over this and other issues I realized that feeding my creative soul is important.  Not just therapy but really important.  If feels good to create, even if under pressures of deadlines, it feels really, really good.  It's a big part of who I am and I NEED to be creative.  So when I lose the opportunity to share my passion and creativity, it hurt.  I loved the design team girls and Kristal.  They are simply wonderful, more tears, I am over it and I will reapply again this summer.  Thanks Kristal for the opportunity you gave me to design for you.   Absolutely no hard feelings, I can't wait to see what the new DT creates :)

OK enough of that, I just had to share with you because I knew my blogger buddies would understand.  Well, so here I am.  Working to refocus on the important things, like being involved at church, being a good mother, a good wife and feeding my soul.  So look for some changes in my blog and I will share some big changes in my life, coming soon!

On to the fun stuff!  Pinterest Playtime.  This will be a segment to share with you the creations that I have made via inspiration or "pinspiration" that I have pinned from Pinterest.  In all cases I will make every effort to give credit to the originator of the project, not necessarily the pinner I pinned it from, although I am now making it a practice to visit the site the pin came from and pinning it from the original source. I am told that is good Pinterest etiquette.

I pinned this project onto my "Get Organized" board and finished the project in only an hour!!!
Stickles organization...I discovered in the project that I have 64 bottles.  Come on~enough already :)  Not really!!! One can never have enough Stickles, right?
Here is a first glance at it.
I purchased this sheet of metal from Hobby Lobby for 8.99.  The pinner suggested and showed a cookie sheet which would work fine but I like the way this is so flat and just looks like part of my shelving.
 Next I put that great red tape, and lots of it, on one side of the metal.  I wanted to make sure it would not come down.  I could have easily screwed some short screws through it but I didn't want to make holes just in case I decided to change it later.
 I bought these magnets from Hobby Lobby as well.  There are smaller and thinner ones but these held the best to the metal. They are 50magnets for $6.99.  BTW, this would be an even cheaper project using your 50% off coupons!!!  I used one on the metal, so this project was completed for less than $20.  I had to buy two packages of magnets but I have a LOT left over for future purchases.
 Next I used hot glue to glue the magnet to the bottom of the Stickles bottle.  I tried glue dots and pop dots but this worked the best and held the strongest.
I stuck the metal up onto the underside of one of the shelves, pressed it into place really well and then began placing the bottles.  I grouped my distressed, pearls, metals and such and then spaced them so that I could look to the side a bit and see all the colors.  If you put them too close together all you can see is the front row.  I had some space above my large format printer and since it doesn't open on top this was a great use of the space!  Tadaaaaaa!!!
Thanks you to for posting this idea.  This link was also in the post but I never saw it on this blog but want to give credit any way.

My plan is to later have Pinterest Playtime so that you can link up your projects and link back to mine and that way we all get more visitors to our blogs!  Sound like a good idea??  I would love to hear your input.  Next time I will show you how I organize my Copic Markers.


  1. Sweet organizing idea Jana! I have been avoiding Pinterest as I know I would NEVER get anything done - I spend enough time blog visiting! However, I am more than happy to see what you have found on Pinterest LOL! I am sorry you did not make Kristal's team but better luck next time! I never try out for those - too chicken I guess. But right now my craft room is in total chaos and until that changes, I don't feel like I can really commit to too many things when my creative time is limited already. However, I do agree that creating is something I must do for my wellbeing - glad to know I am not alone in that! Hope you had a lovely Easter!

  2. what a great idea! By the way, I own the same pair of scissors. :) I hope that you had a great Easter.

  3. Jana first of all big hugs!! You did a great job on the DT and I enjoyed getting to know you!! I really struggled as well (i made the decision to not reapply) my life is busy and I couldn't give 100% any more so sadly i didn't even try out again.
    Second i love this organization for the stickles, can't wait to see some more of your Pinterest playtime projects!!

  4. Jana-I'm sorry to hear what you've been going through, but I'm glad that you are past it & are moving forward. Look to god & you will always find your answer in some way or another. This just freed up your time to start this pinterest project. You know, I was thinking of doing the same thing on my Good minds think alike. I have this exact pin on one of my boards & you nailed it! It looks great where you have it! I would love to do that with my stickles, haven't counted them, but it's not 40 something like yours, though I wish it were. How did we live without stickles for all this time.
    Puppy Hugs,

  5. Hey Jana, I'm sorry to hear that you weren't accepted for another term. With my health the way it is, I chose to step down. I couldn't give 100% and I didn't think that was fair to Krystal or myself. My heart is heavy for you, in that you were so sad and took it so hard. I'll be praying for you. I love your organizational tip with the stickles. Thought you might want to know that they have sheets of metal like that at the hardware store. I think they might be cheaper for future uses. I was so happy to have gotten to call you my friend.