FREE Chalkboard Printable: I'm Creative You Can't Expect Me to be Neat Too |

FREE Chalkboard Printable

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I can’t remember where I first saw this quote but I instantly knew I needed to create a printable with it.  Sure, cleaning up my “creative space” can help clear my head before I begin, but sometimes after a day of creating I just wanna leave my mess behind. Can you relate?

If so, I hope you’ll enjoy this FREE Chalkboard Printable that you can print out and frame. This print would be perfect for a craft room or gallery wall.

FREE Chalkboard Printable –  “I am creative, you can’t expect me to be neat too.” 



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FREE Chalkboard Printable


  • Haha… Giving this printable a big AMEN. Good luck with the packing!

    January 26, 2014
    • Thanks Alexis! It’s funny because I only like to work on projects once my area is clean and neat, yet I am also the messiest crafter EVER! Haha. We did some power packing today and will just need to do a bit more during the week. Fun stuff!

      January 26, 2014
  • Omgoodness. I am printing out like 17 copies of this and hanging them all over my house. 😀 My husband is the neat-nick in our family, and I am ALWAYS giving him the “I’m a creative” excuse! Hah! Thanks so much for sharing, Katie!

    ~Abby =)

    January 27, 2014
    • Hahaha, I’ve been giving the same excuse to my husband too. Well that plus we are moving in a few days so that doesn’t help, lol. Thanks for stopping by!

      January 28, 2014
  • Ohhhhh I’m printing this out and putting it on my husbands desk NOW!! Thank you so much, I absolutely love it!

    January 27, 2014
    • So glad you like it, and that I’m not alone. Maybe we should make one that says “My wife is creative so I can’t expect her to be neat too”. haha.

      January 28, 2014
  • What a cute printable! I especially like the saying. Visiting from Bow Full of Lemons linky party.

    January 28, 2014
  • Love it!! I need to hang one of these in every single room in my house!!

    January 28, 2014
  • JaneEllen

    Thanks so much for these printables, I love both of them. Will print and Now hang them so hubs can see, he’s always complaining about my creative messes. (tuff) It’s kinda like my Aunt used to say, I could either sew or clean house, same principle for crafting, craft or clean. I’d rather create/craft any day than clean but I do clean my house. I’d rather not but I can’t stand a dirty house. Messes are one thing, dirty is another. Now that I’m older and not working I choose to create almost every day. I don’t let myself craft til I have house cleaned up. Thanks again. Happy week

    January 29, 2014
  • haha, this is great….and describes me to a T! I’ve already pinned and plan to recreate this on the giant chalkboard in my living room 🙂

    January 29, 2014
    • Amy Vande Vegte

      Ok, I’m a newbie at anything crafts. I saved the printable but have no idea how to transfer this onto a chalkboard. Can anyone give me a tip?

      March 5, 2015
  • Clearly you’ve been peering through the windows at our house and were inspired to create this lovely printable!!! Nice to know from the comments here that I’m not alone, sometimes the fact everyone has eaten & has clean clothes feels like the best I can hope for whilst I start another project!

    January 29, 2014
  • This printable is perfect for me! Thank you!

    January 29, 2014
  • Great printable. How neat of you to share. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    January 30, 2014
  • This made me laugh and brought a smile to my face. Printing and hanging up with pride! Thanks!

    January 31, 2014
  • Love this Katie – that is exactly how I feel right now! Thanks for the free printables… pinned!

    January 31, 2014
  • Thanks for the FREE Printable. I love it!

    January 31, 2014
  • Love it! I just bought a stamp today from the Michael’s $1 section that said something very similar so this totally spoke to me. Thanks for sharing!

    January 31, 2014
  • Swoon. Love. Thank you so much for the share. You speak my language… My studio is like Humpty Dumpty – after a few projects it falls apart and my teen daughter rescues me (she puts it all back together again 🙂

    February 1, 2014
  • This is the best!! I’m totally printing one for my craft room tonight!!

    February 2, 2014
  • LOVE this!! So, so true!! Hope your move went well!
    Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE. You just think of the cutest things in the world!

    February 3, 2014
  • Ooh, it’s perfect for me and *especially* my 10yo! I’m redoing her room and will use this and credit you if I ever get around to blogging about it! Thank you so very much for sharing. I hope you are settling in well to your new home. <3

    February 8, 2014
  • Thank you for sharing your words of creative inspiration! We are sharing your post on our Facebook page today. Hope that is ok! TFS, Susan

    November 2, 2015
  • Hi, Katie- I just wanted to let you know I shared the link to this post on my blog recently along with an invitation for people to follow your RV travels. You probably won’t see an increase in traffic from it: I only have about 10 followers! I did share the post on Pinterest, so who knows? I hope you’ll pop over to see what I wrote!

    July 16, 2016


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