Friday, October 26, 2007

7 random things tag

I've been tagged by Shawnna and Jaqui. :-)

Here are the rules which must be posted on your blog if you are tagged: 1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

My random things...

1. I'm not a big fan of chocolate but I'll eat it occasionally.
2. I hate to clothes shop (which I actually need to do now and am dreading it!).
3. Bacardi and Diet Coke is my favorite adult drink.
4. Fall is my favorite season.
5. I love to read celebrity gossip like and TMZ.
6. I wore braces twice.
7. I love to organize (I thrive on it really, clutter makes me crazy!).

I tag: Jana, Chasity, Rhona, Greta, Alicia, Susan, and You (because everyone should get to play!!!).

Other random stuff
The boys have been sick which made for a long week. Everyone is better now thank goodness! My tags for the Fiskateers Roundup are done. Now I just need to get everything else organized - my flight is a week from today! I guess even though I like to organize I can be a bit of a procrastinator! lol! I'm excited about Halloween coming and having Drew parade around in his costume (I'll post the pics after the event). The weather here has finally cooled and we've been enjoying some really nice afternoons - of course at night it's freezing (to us!) but I'll take any type of cool weather I can get. :-)

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

quick update

Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my new scrapbook room! I really appreciate it! I’m enjoying the space… though I think it might already need some tweaking! :-)

I didn’t mean to go into blogging hiatus, it just kind of happened. As soon as I made my last post, I started on a SpongeBob costume for my youngest that will be for Halloween and it was my main focus for a week or so… and the “who lives in a pineapple under the sea” song has been stuck in my head ever since! Next on my list that has kept me busy are tags that I am currently working on for a swap. At the beginning of November I am going to San Antonio for the Fiskateers RoundupI’m pretty excited about that – the tags will be exchanged with the others that were chosen to go!

Okay – that doesn’t sound like a lot but I have been busy, lol! My days tend to disappear and I’m not sure from what but I know I’m exhausted by the end of the day!

Happy Thursday!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

my new scrapbook room

My new scrapbook room! Everything is pretty much done except for three photos (that go underneath the flower picture) and some basic decorating so I thought I'd share. This is the view from the front room. The light fixture will eventually be gone and be replaced by a fan/light combo. Most of my pieces are mismatched but I don't care, it works for me! :-)

The majority of my stuff is in a nook to the left of my desks. I like that it is kind of tucked away. I tried to label everything as best as I could so you can see how I have stored things. I didn't take any close ups of my color drawers because I think those are pretty self explanatory... I love storing my embellishments this way, it makes everything easy to find.

I try to keep a lot of things in groups/zones, for me it's a big time saver.

I normally pull my scrap drawer out when I am working and set it on one of my desks. When it gets to full to open, I clean it out and throw a lot of smaller pieces or pieces that have been in there for a long time away.

When we bought the house, we knew we'd never use a formal dining room so we decided this area would be my scrapbook room. I like that it's close enough to everyone that I can still hear what is going on but it's seperate enough that I feel like I have some privacy and a place just for me.

I usually stand when I am working so my desk is counter height. I have a second work place for when I do want to sit or for things that might get pulled out - like my color drawers. My "stuff to alter" storage is missing a shelf, which is why there is still stuff loaded in the Shiner box and looks like a mess! I forgot to label it but my sewing machine is going to be stored underneath the open space of my desk.

I tried to keep certain things in zones so I would be able to get to them easier. My Quickutzs are in a drawer in front of my Revolution. I bought Magpie tins and put my alphabets in there so they'd fit in the drawer. The black magnetic folder contains my cookie cutter shapes and a smaller alpha set.
My desktop... my husband made me the wooden shelving unit. This space will always be in flux. It's normally where I set new purchases to remind me to use them and items I use often. You can also see a bit of the photos that still need to be hung on the wall. I use beans in the metal canisters to keep the pens, adhesives, and scissors standing up.

More zones... I wanted to keep all of my Epson print packs in front of the printer so it would be easy to access. The same goes for my stamps, I have everything grouped together as best as possible. I think the misc. drawer will be in flux too, I'm not sure what I want to store in there yet (or what makes sense to keep in there).

This sits on the floor to the right of my desk. Honestly, I didn't know where else to put them. I'm so used to my ribbon being stored by color in bags I wanted to keep it that way while I was getting back into the swing of things. The ribbon bagss will eventually go into a basket with a handle that can be moved to a desk for easier use.

For as nice and organized as I think I have it, it's not perfect (but what is right?). I thought I'd add a bit of my reality from the move...

I think I'll officially call this zone, the crap zone! :-) Eventually it will have a pool table in it (that's my husbands deal) but for now - it's a mess!

And this is my new scrapbook room! It's so nice to have a place just for me after being so packed in at the other house.

I love it!