Tuesday, August 20, 2013

well, it has been a productive '5 day weekend'...ha!

Today is the last day of my '5 day weekend', cant say it was planned that way.  I ended up taking today off to await the dishwasher repair man.   Have I mentioned we've been without a dishwasher...and I've been having to hand wash my dishes.  I know, such a 'first world' problem...but gotta say, hand washing is pretty high on my list of really dislike doing.   In my mind, a handwash dish/utensil/cup can never be as clean and sanitary as machine washed..and it does a rough number on my delicate hands.  (But Leisa my pedicurist and friend told me to rub a bit of olive oil on my fingers after each session at the sink)

But I wanted to show off my scraproom reorganization project...a li'l more organized, can't say I've made any more room for more stuff...but I can find what I have!!! ha!!

this is ribbon area before...those open bowls...not good
 This is after, used the taller canning jars to hold ribbon by color...still have some by collection and added more rings of some American Crafts to the wall.  I never take things out of packaging cuz I am obsessed with keeping collections together.   So, this was a bit hard for me...but I did keep some collections together in th bins on the 2nd shelf...one bin is Stampin Up and the other is Websters Pages...and the large bin (next to the preschool pic of C)  is a combo of collections.
 Then I knew buttons would have to be next...here is before.

Here is after...Yesterday morning I went to World Market while  Nyki went to Winco...got spice-y...
of course could not get rid of those plastic 'purses'....

 all my blooms and buttons (kept in collections) in the larger jars (bottom 2 shelves of rack)..and even found a use for the hotel room service ketchup bottles I've been collecting.
 and a better view of the spice rack and cute li'l jars....still kept in collections...

Other shelves were reorganized and cleaned and had stuff moved around...but these are the most changed.

now, I've gotta work on my desk...and paper kits...and.....stamps (just don't want to do the binders, I really need to see to use)

have ya'll seen the youtube videos by Lindababyus      love her, if you watch the video I linked, at 11:45 she talks about 'washi crack'...cannot agree more.. I LOVE how she says 'But I'm shoppin', I'm HAPPY and I love it"!!!    ha!!!

now I know,

it's been a long time since 'blogging' and though my life has been busy, can't say its been all that interesting...

Still doing the Sunday School with the 5th and 6th graders...last Sunday the director asked me if I would be continuing...and though my last Sunday (2 weeks ago)  was AWFUL...we have a kid who only comes once in a while, but he is a li'l out of control...but, I think I will continue.   (I had last Sunday 'off' as the youth group kids took over, and actually sat in church).  

We are finishing our art journals, and for September the pastor has asked us to do lessons based on the book, The Circle Maker.   UNFORtunately the kids curriculum was not what he thought...so, we are going to have to build from scratch.   One idea I had was to do ATC cards based on the armor of God...but wanted to use different armor than just ancient Rome.   Thought of medeival, samari, futuristic (was watching Avengers last night)...but we'll see if I can put THAT together.

Did go to the Expo earlier this month...soooo much fun.  Had an odd 'situation'.  There was an awful smell under my part of the table.  JUST could not figure it out. At one point I thought it that the cats pee'd in my stuff while I was packing.   But, there  was a small rolling cart of cardstock and misc paper...some of it embellished by glitter by the manufacturer.   Let's just say, that once I moved it to the other end of the table...the smell went away.  Instead of reaching down to get cardstock, had to consign myself to getting up for it.

The product I fell in love with this year was Kiwi Lane.   Every year I tell myself, "I'm not going to spend that much money"....HA!  My layouts are still 'unpacked' so I'll have pics later.

oooh, I also got the chance to work with my Prima Paper Doll stamp...

the paper piecing was time consuming...but this is very addicting.  Funny note, when I showed Adriana this card, she said, "she needs something on her legs".  I told her, 'next time we can give her stockings'

  which leads to my 2nd new addiction...a friend loaned me hers to do the pink headband and shoes...

Inka Gold Metallic Rub

now, my friend has every color...but I got gold, green and purple (mardi gras)...no pink, she said it was a special order.

Also have been re organizing my scraproom.  Redid my ribbon storage.  and today will tackle buttons.
So, I'd better get started.