Hello & Let’s Get Organized – Andrea Bethke

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 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!

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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.

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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!

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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?

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

Andrea Bethke

9 thoughts on “Hello & Let’s Get Organized – Andrea Bethke

  1. madamerosenrot says:

    This is such a unique and awesome post! I love the pictures and I think I have to incorporate scrapping in bed into my life 😀 I am going through chemotherapy and on some days I want to scrap my heart out but cannot bother getting out of bed.

    • andreabethke says:

      Yay! I’m so happy you like my post and I’m super duper happy that I inspired you to start scrapping in bed! It stinks that you have to struggle like that and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!!! Hope that scrapping in bed can become scrap-therapy for you on your bad days, like it has for me on mine! If you want you can contact me on Instagram or facebook and we can chat more and I can give you tips about how to make scrapping work for you (on tough days, in bed).Would love to help you get started! 🙂

  2. Kim Watson says:

    Congrats on your first blog post!! It was awesome to get to know you…I love that your hubby is so clever with his hands & he knows you well enough to know you make that sweet organiser!! I look forward to enjoying more of your creativity with the Hip Kits!

  3. Krista Bayless says:

    Loved it as well….and LOVE the sorter that your hubs made. I look forward to future layouts and blogs. Thank you for sharing!

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