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2 more cards...

Stamps: Hampton Arts
Paper: Basic Grey, Bazzill
Embellishments: Prima flowers, unknown brads

It is hard to see in this picture but I used my paper piercer & SU template for the very first time

Stamps: Papertrey Ink- Paper Tray
Paper: Basic Grey, Bazzill
Embellishments: Bazzill & Prima flowers, unknown brad, Mays Art velvet ribbon

Creating again...

Here is one of the cards I made for my card group at the lss. When I first finished this card I wasn't sure that I liked it at all, but the more I look at it the more I am liking it. It is quickly becoming my favorite of the 4 I just made. This is the first time this lovely lady has seen ink. I got her at a stamping convention I attended in Nov.

Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle-Vivian
Paper: Basic Gray, Bazzill
Embellishment: unknown photo turn, Mays Art ribbon

Image was colored in with a couple of different things. For her skin I used a Copic marker ( the only 1 of these markers I have so far), her lips are colored in with a Sakura Gellyroll pen and the rest of the image was done with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.

Stamp: Hero Arts
Paper: Basic Gray, Bazzill
Embellishments: Bazzill flower, Prima flower, unknown brad

WOW! I'm really not talking to myself..

I was shocked to see all the comments on my poor pitiful whine yesterday. Thanks Allison for sharing a link to my blog! Everyone kept saying they found me through Allison's blog so I had to go investigate. I will definitely be checking out every one's blogs. Can't believe how much I enjoy blog reading. Thanks everyone and y'all come back ya hear!

Don't know what got into me when I posted that. Guess I was just feeling a little left out after doing my regular blog hopping. I should of had some cheese & crackers with that whine?! Promise to not go there again. I hope everyone enjoyed what's here so far and please feel free to make suggestions for changes.

Still plugging away at trying to organize my craft corner. Our youngest starts his allergy shots tomorrow and when we get back from that I have to start sorting & organizing my pattern paper and cardstock. Yuck! There is so much of it that I really don't know where to start with it. I re…

Am I here alone?

I have been keeping this blog for over 2 years now. It is unbelievable that it has been going this long. My first post was March 23, 2005 and I said I didn't know why I was starting this blog and even after 2 years I cannot tell you why I continue with it. I originally started it on a whim I guess. I always wanted to be one of those people who kept a journal year after year of their lives. Something my sons could have when I'm gone and that they could share with their children, but I've never been very good at keeping a written journal. I started many, but never continued for long. I think the closest I've come to keeping a journal are all the letters I have that my husband & I wrote to one another when he was deployed so much in the Navy.

I read so many other blogs and see quite a few who after just a year or less have over 100,000 views. And I have moments where I think it would be so awesomely cool that so many would be interested or care what I have to …

June Card Group

This is my card I made for the card group I'm in. I cased a card from Amy Westerman. You can see her card here. I used different paper & stamps, but the same idea & layout. I have done so little creatively that it is a very difficult process for me.

The only thing on my to do list for tomorrow is laundry so I will definitely be working on organizing in my little corner of creativity. My hope is that once everything is organized and I can find stuff and not feel like screaming every time I sit at my desk that I can get back to crafting regularly.

Stamps: Technique Tuesday & Tim Holtz
Paper: Daisy D's, Autumn Leaves, 7gypsies & Bazzill

Now I really need to get busy scrapping

Shabby Princess had a birthday bash sale recently and I did some shopping. Here is what I got:

Oh and my new blog header is from there as well. I just love all the digital stuff at Shabby Princess. Not sure why it all appeals to me so but it is just so yummy and now with all these things I really must get busy scrapping.

Back to Organizing

I finally finished a couple of projects I had started for Landstuhl Hospital Care Project and Operation Quiet Comfort . I made medicine bags and cool neck ties. I started these before I went on vacation and my sewing machine decided it didn't want to play nice anymore so I had to wait until I got back and buy a new machine. My old machine was only about 30 years old. They just don't make things like they use to. Now that these are finished and in the mail I am going to get back to organizing my corner.

Swap & First ATC

No organizing done today, just couldn't get myself to do it. I did however get my SCS Swap cards done & my first ATC which I will be mailing to Chia for her ATC Contest. Here is a link to her blog where you can get the info.

Since I had this paper & stamps out I went ahead & copied the card for an ATC except I used Stickles on the ATC.

Stamps: Papertrey
Ink: Stampin Up
Paper: Stampin Up & Rhonna Farrer
Embellishments: Offray Ribbon & Stickles

Still cleaning our & trying to organize

Well I changed my mind again about the drawers. I took the 4 drawers ones back & bought 2 more of the 3 drawer ones. I know that the plastic drawers are not the prettiest things in the world but at least everything will be organized and easier to use. Maybe in our next house I will get to have a craft room that I can put pretty cabinets & nicer furniture in.

Not only am I trying to organize and clean out I signed up for a card swap on SCS that I have to get done. Started working on that this morning. I have 1 made and started doing all the stamping. I like to try and work in assembly line fashion when making a bunch of 1 design. If all goes well I hope to have it completed and in the mail by Monday. And I need to get my kit out from the last card group I went to 3 weeks ago and come up with some cards with it before next card group. Oy Vey!

Change of plans

I posted on my idea for organizing my craft area. I took the Target cubes back to the store today. When I bought them I did not know that the drawer rails were made of plastic. I just didn't feel that the plastic would hold up well to a lot of use so I didn't want to even assemble them and then they not last well. I bought 3 more Sterilite drawer organizers. A 4 drawer one and two 3 drawer ones. I'm hoping that I can get all my supplies in them and then use the 8 1/2 x 11 -3 drawer ones I can then use for all my wood mounted stamps.

Every time I try to get started organizing my mess I get so overwhelmed & frustrated that I end up giving up. I decided to day that I just need to pick one thing and straighten it up so I scanned a folder full of receipts today and then I trashed the originals. I had kept them so I could do a home inventory and so they are all scanned & added to the inventory on my computer. I found this free home inventory program online. Tom…

Cleaning Up My Mess...

Here is my problem and mess. I am surrounded by so much mess that every time I sit down at my desk I just want to scream. I can't find half my stuff and if I do find it I have to dig through a ton of other stuff to get it. This is a 6 ft. by 6 ft. corner of our bonus room that is over the garage. I share this space with hubby's computer and the television/video games and kids toys. The room is 20 ft. by 25 ft. so there is plenty of room for out family to hang-out together and I can be on the computer or creating all at the same time.

Here is my solution to the mess. I've decided to use these cubes from Target. I picked up 2 of the 3 drawer and 1 of the 4 drawer and a 4 shelf one from the store today. I bought all they had and I will still need more so I am going to have to make a trip to the other store and get some more. I will be working on cleaning out my corner this week and hope to start sharing my clean and organized corner with you all here. Wish me luck!

1/2 Way Through with My 2007 Goals

I cannot believe that the year is half over with already. Time is going by way to fast.

1. Daily Bible reading (52 Week Bible Reading Plan) - I've missed 27 days out of 152 days.
2. Get re-organized - Still working on it-house is almost done
3. Continue work on debt repayment - Down to 1 car pmt. & 1 credit card
4. Finish getting house together & decorated - I don't think we'll ever be done!
5. Read 1 book a month - I've read 10 1/2 books.
6. Scrapbook & stamp regularly - :(
7. Exercise regularly - hahahah
8. Lose weight (30 lbs.) - 0 lbs lost
9. Finish decluttering house - Only 2 rooms & 1 closet left to do