Monday, January 24, 2011

New Tim Holtz stamps

AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!! HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW STAMPS!! I just want to share my excitement over the new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamps. AHHHHHHH!!! I'm soooo excited I really can't stand it right now. Oh my gosh, I don't know if I can wait until they come out. I also love that they've started putting the image on the back of the rubber itself. Great improvement! Ok I need to calm down from my excitement. Anyway, now I just need to count down the days until all of the new products are released.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A day spent organizing

Today was spent organizing. My mom came over to help me organize the mess that I had going on in the two rooms. It looks a lot better now. She loves organizing things so it's a big help. We talked for a good while about what options we had available to us in terms of storing everything but then we got to talking about hubby and I moving eventually. So that lead us into talking about how we're going to have to stage the house. Long story short we've gone through and just made sure everything has a home the place looked organized. It looks a lot better now. I've got a video that I'll put up later. Eventually though everything will have to go into storage - which makes me sad but if we can sell the house it's definitely worth it. I did have visions of what would I do if the house didn't sell for six months - how would I be able to do my crafting?!?! There was mild panic in my head. I guess I would have to stick to knitting because that doesn't take up as much room.

I'm off to try and go do something crafty.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Big project: Scrap room rearranging - part 1

Whew! We finally went back to school today after being out for 7 days at the end of last semester (we did go the last day and a half) and then being out the first 7 days of this semester due to snow. I believe we ended up with a total accumulation of 11 - 12 inches of snow. We haven't gotten a good snow in a long, long time. These are pics of our back and side yard.

I've been working on knitting this scarf for a friend. The pattern uses short rows so that you end up with triangles. Here's a picture of how what it looks like to this point and a close up of the triangles.

The major thing that I have been working on is getting my scrap area organized. I finally have most of a room to do my crafty things in. I had a corner of our den but we've rearranged some things in other parts of the house so that I can finally have more space. I was having to store part of my crafting things in the room that I used as my dressing/sewing/storage area. It was a mess. It still is right now but that's due to moving things around. I am so excited to be able to rearrange things and to get more space. I had a bit of a hard time getting started because I was trying to go through things before I moved them but I decided that was taking too long so I just started moving things the other day. I like how it's turned out so far. It seems like the room is so much bigger now. I maybe move some other things around again but I'm happy with the results so far. Now I need to focus on the other room and get that organized. It is a disaster area right now. I'll try and keep you all updated.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hello 2011!!

Hey all,

I know it's a little late but hello 2011!! I know it's been forever. I don't know if any of you that follow are still even checking. I haven't been feeling well the past month or so but I am on the mend. This past week was particularly rough. The holiday season also took a toll on me. I even didn't have enough time to scrap and be creative. Even though we have been off of school enough I just didn't have the time. I've had some more time now though since the holidays are over. I have gotten to work on some wedding shower favors. I'll try and get a video up of those. If not a video at least some pictures. I got the idea from Chic' n Scratch. They're the post-it note holders using a binding system. I haven't done a bunch of paper crafting otherwise. I feel out of practice now, haha. I have taken up knitting again. I started a scarf for a friend a while back but wasn't happy with the way it looked so I had stopped working on it. I undid the work I had done and practiced over and over. I am happy with the work I am doing now and have started working on it in earnest. I'll get some pics up soon.

We have been out of school this past week and are off tomorrow also. We were off for 7 days at the end of last semester and have now been out for 7 days this semester. We only have 10 days worked into our system, this was after they bumped it up from last year. They have already started trying to figure out where to take the days from. Although there's been talk of since we're in a state of emergency maybe we'll get some of days excused. We'll just have to wait and see. This has been a good time to not feel well. So I guess everything has worked out alright.

Oh by the way, I was doing really well not spending a whole lot of money on myself the past month or so. I was proud of myself. I have bought more stuff recently, but I have had some gift certificates and good coupons. So I haven't spent a ton of money. Right now it's a little hard though because I have these other coupons for my birthday and stuff and of course there are things that I would like to get. One of the things is a pegboard for my scrapping area - I've been waiting because I didn't know if we were going to try and move soon or not. I think though that I would like to get it anyway and I'll just take it down again or whatever. Part of the reason for really wanting it now is that I am slowly working on rearranging things in a few rooms and that includes my scrapping area. At one point I thought I was going to lose my work surface but I may be able to keep it after all. We'll just have to wait and see what ends up working. I may decide that I don't want the pegboard after all. We went to Sam's and bought this bin system that I really like - at first I didn't know if the look was going to be too industrial but I like all of the storage that is available. Maybe I should get a second one since I pretty much have this one full. Anyway, just been thinking of different options and what I think will work best for me. Hubby has offered to build something if I make up my mind what I want to use.

Anyway, enough rambling for now. I'll get those pictures up soon and some videos.

Take care and bye for now.