Monday, September 17, 2012

clutter creeping out...finally

Well, I have moved my dresser behind me, sqeezed the sewing machine desk next to it and the bookshelf remains by the bed for a nightstand.

I have hung my ATG on the wall to my left in easy reach.  I have also put up a nail to hold my Sihouette mats (and Cricut mats I use with my Silhouette Cameo).  Nails to hold my T-square and moved my scrapamagig to my left for my drinks.

I have put my paper boxes on the dresser but not by the window.  I put the printer there and put the rest of the boxes of paper on my shelf above my workstation.

It is a start and I love how it is turning out.  Now I just have to find a place to put all the stuff I piled on the bed!  LOL  Booked now until Thursday night so I guess I will start again Thursday night.

Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cluttered Desk = lost creativity

My work desk is piled with stuff.  Paper, glue, stickes, ribbon, paper, bling, etc.  So much so that I have no space to work!  My week has been busy so far and tonight is no exception.  Monday I had rehearsal for my first ever NE Arkansas Chorale.  It is a group of people from NE Arkansas that put on a Christmas concert with orchestra from the Williams Baptist College.  I have watched it many times but this is my first time to participate!

Anyway, I have a thing tonight but TOMORROW I am tackling the work space.  I have fought with how to arrange my space and I may have to rearrange again to make it functional but my goal is to get my workspace not only clean but functional so that I can get back to my technique draws and get some more pages done.  I may use my technique draw to do some cards as well.

I have a sewing machine and stuff on a tiny desk behind me and a dresser to my left that has a TON of stuff in the drawers and my paper boxes on top.  I want to put that behind me but then the paper will be in front of the window and I'm afraid of the sun fading the paper.  However, it takes away from my desk space to have it beside me.

I have a teeny tiny tv on my desk that I have on mostly for noise but also to watch my HGTV shows that I love.  I don't like it where it is and the way I have the room now there is no space on the wall to put it either.  That is another thing that will have to be corrected.

Keep your fingers crossed for me that I can get it all done so that Friday I can get scrappin` and enjoy my space.

I am setting myself a deadline of the end of this month to have the room spotless.  That is a place for everything and everything in its place, used or purged.  I have a twin bed for company that is covered with stuff that needs to find a home.  Boxes of pictures, embelishments, paper, empty storage containers that I have emptied and found new homes for the contents, and bags and things for taking stuff to crops.  I also have several boxes of memorabilia that I want to organize and/or scrap.

This post is long but I guess it is more a guideline for me to keep me on track.  I will post my progress as I go.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Here is a new word to add to your vocabulary.  It will be expecially useful to us senior folks.

Exhaustipated:  Just too tired to give a crap!

Monday, September 3, 2012

First ATC

I've wanted to do an ATC ever since I found out about them.  This is my very first attempt.  Would love to hear your opinions.  I put three strips of puff paint on cardstock, heated it to puff it up, inked with denum ink, added a small strip of black & white ribbon, stamped som random pattern all over, added a cardstock arrow, micro beads, a star and the word "dream with my dymo label maker that I wrinkled up.  I personally love it and can't wait to use it on a layout.