Works in Progress Wall

Works in Progress Wall 1A few years ago, I pinned the Displaying Art or Scrapbook Layout blog post, because I knew I wanted to add a works in progress wall in our upstairs hallway.  Shortly after that posting, Neal and I went to Ikea to purchase shelving for his office and a few Expedits for the family room.  While we were there, I picked up the DIGNITET stainless steel curtain wire and curtain rings with clips to complete this project.  Yeah, it didn’t happen!  Neal is off work now and was doing some cleaning around the house.  I mentioned this project to him and showed him what I wanted…I came home the next day and it was done!  I now have an awesome works in progress wall!

ikea03Unfortunately, my photos aren’t very good, but you get the idea.  He stretched the wire across the entire wall, so I’m able to fit six double-page layouts on the wall.  Once I got some of my unfinished layouts in the page protectors, Neal asked me why I wasn’t showing off my completed layouts.  I let him know that the works in progress wall was going to motivate me to complete my unfinished projects.  So, that’s my goal for the year.  Each week I want to complete at least one of these unfinished layouts.  When I do that, I’ll go to my Works in Progress binder and grab another layout to put up on the wall.

ikea01So far, it is working.  I have been so motivated by my works in progress wall that I spent a couple hours editing and uploading photos for printing.  Even though I only had one layout on the wall from the Sparkle and Shine Workshop on the Go, I printed Christmas photos from 2012 and 2013 to finish up two other layouts from the kit where I had only cut the papers.  I’m not done with them yet, but I’m motivated to finish the layouts now!




sparkle-shineLOI’ll share more details about this layout on my Tuesday Tool Tip post, so be sure to check back on Tuesday!

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My adventures as a CTMH consultant began in April of 2007. My goal was simply to meet my minimums so that I could enjoy the consultant discount. Little did I know that my passion for the products and teaching scrapbooking and stamping techniques would lead me to so many new friendships. I've had the good fortune to travel to a variety of CTMH events and was even asked to teach at the Studio J Boot Camp in 2011, Convention Extravaganza in 2012, and on the main stage at Convention 2015.


  • Kelly of Simply Kelly Designs
    March 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    I love the idea of an in progress wall! It looks great! I have a 5×5 Expedit that holds all of my scrapbooking and craft supplies too!

    • Amy
      March 9, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks, Kelly! And thanks for the original idea…even if it took me years to get around to copying it. LOL!

  • Kelly Hedgespeth of Simply Kelly Designs
    July 10, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Hi Amy. I’m doing a reader feature blog post where I am posting about other people’s projects that my craft posts have inspired. Is it okay if I use one of your photos for my post and link back to this blog post? Please let me know. Thank you!

    • Amy
      August 11, 2014 at 8:17 am


  • Beverly Walker
    December 31, 2014 at 7:44 am

    I am looking for some Work in progress binders do you have any you would be willing to sell me?


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