Thursday, January 31, 2008

thank you so much

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who commented and emailed congratulations about me being picked to create my own Quickutz die. I am really excited about it and have a few ideas rolling around in my head – gotta keep it a secret though! When I know the release date I’ll be sure to share. :-)

Happy Thursday and thanks again!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

QK Perfect Shape Contest

I've been so busy, I haven't had time to post. On Tuesday, I received an email from Quickutz telling me that I was the winner of their Perfect Shape Contest... talk about surprised, stunned, and excited all rolled into one! I can’t believe it! I get to design my own shape – how very cool is that!!! I’m thrilled!!!

Thank you Quickutz!

Friday, January 18, 2008

CKC Houston

CKC Houston is this weekend… well, today and tomorrow. Tomorrow I will be there doing demo’s using Fiskars tools in the Scrap Daddy booth! Feel free to say hello if you are around!


Thursday, January 10, 2008

my updated scrapbook room

I was starting to feel like my things were more stored than organized (because there is a difference!), so I moved some of my main pieces around, added a new shelf and wa-la! I am much happier with how the set up is… I feel like there is a much better flow and I am really enjoying it! The basic pieces moved but not much of the organization itself changed. If I did change something, I will try to mention it below.

I previously had a ton of stuff in the nook on the left but it was just to compact for me. I like that it is so much more open now.

Everything is so much easier to get too. It is easier for me to access my papers now – always a plus! My notebooks and albums are easier to get to now also, before they kept falling over and it was a pain.

I had much punches in a few different places before and I wasn’t really using any of them so I went through and picked the ones that I felt like I really used and put them in an easily accessible drawer that was previously for miscellaneous things. I can’t (won’t!) use them if they are a pain to get to so having them close by makes a lot more sense.
For Christmas, I got the three drawer shelf unit on the right. I moved my file cabinet for 8.5x11 papers and stacked the new shelving unit underneath the four drawer one I already had. The three drawer shelf now holds paper scraps, alphabets from stickers and rub-ons, and stickers and rub-ons. Previously the stickers and rub-ons (alpha’s and regular) were in two different places and were not convenient to get to.

My white shelves are used for things I do not need to access a lot like adhesives refills, felt, and things to give away. I also created a drawer just for Christmas related papers and embellishments and plan on making one for Halloween. When I do go to create something in one of those themed categories, I feel like I waste a lot of time searching through my stuff to find anything related to it. Grouping them together should be a time saver. I just noticed - the G… it’s suppose to be on top of the shelf not on the candle! My youngest is constantly moving it to the top of the candle; he says it “goes there!” it doesn’t! lol!

Just for fun – my view out! Before it was a mess but we did get everything unpacked and put away. Now my view out is an almost empty room. My husband wants to put a pool table there! That will definitely fill up the space.

and this I my newly organized and updated scrapbook room! The previous set up can be found here.

Have a great Thursday! focus! focus! focus!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

a quick birthday card

Sunday was my husband’s birthday and I had one of those lovely, oh crap I forgot to make a card moments! I made the cake, wrapped the gifts, but nope! no card! Not a good feeling to have on the actual day. In 10 minutes I whipped out this cute little card!

In other news
The kids went back to school today – there is much rejoicing in the land (can you hear the crowds cheering?). I got something BIG accomplished since the house was nice and quiet, that is such an awesome feeling! And now, I’m free to work on the thank you’s I need to send out from Christmas.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 07, 2008

a new view

My wonderful and supportive husband bought me an elliptical machine on Saturday! I did my first workout today... holy guacamole batman, that thing is going to kick my butt! I guess that's the point! :-)

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


That is my word, FOCUS.

I have a lot of things I want to accomplish this year (and in my life in general) and the only way to do that is to focus.

Focus on –
  • Losing weight
  • Prioritizing
  • Being patient
  • Staying on task
  • Completing tasks in a timely manner
  • Being productive
  • Going with the flow
  • Not being so easily overwhelmed
  • Taking one step at a time
  • Staying positive
it's a good place to start...

Here’s to focus!