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!

TGIF!

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

"focus"

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!