Saturday, March 28, 2009

Scrapping space

I don't know if you need the "perfect" place to be creative, but I do need almost perfection in my surroundings to feel the creativity flow. So, I have once again rearranged my area and in doing so now have only taken over one wall of the living room. My desk now faces a window (can't ask for anything better than natural light!!) and I think it makes the whole deal more appealing. I've also created my own "clip it up" to hold a lot of my embellishments so that I can see what I have and don't NOT use something because I forget I have it. I know NO ONE is guilty of ever doing that.

I love all the natural light, when I open the front door it's even better. I really do have everything almost at my finger tips and it's more efficient. Even my husband is a little happier with it. It seemed to open the living room up a bit more.

There's all my ribbon and paper. The ribbon is just on a cheapy curtain rod attached to the shelf. I highly recommend those paper keepers from Cropper Hopper.

My homemade "clip it up" is just another cheapy curtain rod that I used cup hooks to attach to the shelf and then used cheapy shower curtain hooks to hook up the embellishments. I LOVE it. I put the stuff I use most on there and basically anything that had a hook on it. In the other picture you can see I have clear shoe boxes with other embellishments in them. I like that as I can kind of see what I have in there.

I have also labeled the "crap" out of everything. That way all I have to do is look at the spine of the book or binder and I know immediately what's in it. I love it!!! I have all my Micheal Strong stamps in one binder, and so on.

Well enough about all that. I'm off to finish my 34 pages by the 6th. I better get on it!!

God bless,
and PLEASE go do something creative!!


A silly blog

Okay, in these tight financial times, I have a favor to ask all of you. I have finally given in and am allowing google ads to be placed on the side bar of my blog. I won't make a mint, but you know, every bit helps. I get paid for you clicking on them, so please, just click on them. I know it's a pain in the butt, but if you knew how tight we were, you'd understand. I appreciate every little bit of help you can throw my way.

That's it, no more groveling LOL!! Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Here's the latest

Well, this past Monday I spent the day scrapbooking for/with a dear friend of mine. She wanted a scrapbook of her trips with these three specific friends...they go somewhere together every year. I whipped out 17 pages that day!! I start again and have about 34 pages to get done by the 6th of April.

For those of you that have been following my life a little more closely than this blog really talks about...those 17 pages and the time with a dear friend was better than any therapy could have been. I THINK and HOPE and PRAY I've come around the corner back toward my happier self. I'm inspired again (I thought I had lost my creativity during that black period) and am ready to dig into those pages!!

I have NOT forgotten about the address book project for my friend Christina and all supplies have been purchased and as soon as I'm done with this scrapbook it's all about her!!

It feels good to have creative goals again and to be able to lose myself in the process. It was so hard for a I really think I'm back!!

I don't have any pictures of the first 17 pages, but should have pictures of the rest. I'm starting on them right now, as soon as I'm done writing this, and I'll do my best to take pictures along the way!!

God Bless, thank you for prayers and thoughts and

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Checking in

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still around. It has taken me a bit (understatement) longer to get things organized than I anticipated. But I am working very diligently to get things done tonight as I got a phone call for an order for a scrapbook that's due in a WEEK!! So tonight I'm knocking myself out in the organizational department and WILL have it all done!! I'll be posting pictures SOON. (Tomorrow maybe even.) I like how it's coming together too. I can be kind of crazy when it comes to having things organized so while it can be a slow process, everything will have a place.

I am excited about this project and I also have another project (an address book) for a dear friend that I REALLY need to get working on as well. My only excuse for that one is that I just recently got the supplies needed to put it together. For what it's worth, I did go to Archiver's today and pick up some bling and flowers and adhesive I needed/wanted for the project as well. So I have NOT forgotten about you Christina!!

I'm not going to spend anymore time on here as there is a lot of stuff for me to get done and I'm not getting it done writing this. So, hopefully the next post will at least have a post of the "uber organized scrapbooking area!!!"

God bless, and thanks for reading!!