Thursday, May 24, 2018

Being Better

I really want to be better about sending out cards.  Not just for birthdays, but for other holidays and for no reason other than someone is on my mind.  In an attempt to improve my success in this endeavor, I have made some changes to how I store and sort my cards.

I started with my general stash of cards.

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I took one of my double sided bins and put all the cards in there, envelopes too.  I then made dividers for the types of cards I already had.  I want to eventually fill up both sides with ready to go cards!  Right now, the stack on the right need to be finished, most are missing an inside sentiment.

Next I made a birthday box using one of my Really Useful Boxes. 

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I made dividers for this as well, by the months.  Then I made my own 4 x 6 index cards and wrote the month, the names of the people that have birthdays that month and the date.  Now the plan is to fill the box with birthday cards so that I don’t have to scramble to make them!  I already started making some super simple cards, they aren’t done yet but it’s a start.

I have so much stuff to create with, but haven’t been creating nearly enough.  Life always seems to have it’s own plans for me.  My goal is to make sure that I carve out some time, often, to create.

Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

What's on Your Workdesk #468


Another Wednesday, another desk.  I'm working on a birthday card, but having a rough go of it.  I've forgotten how hard it is to work with alphabet stamps, even with a stamp positioning system.  The balloon stencil I'm using took 4 times to get the look I wanted.  There are days things come together without issue, there are also days like today...

Now head off to the Stamping Ground where there are lots of other desks and of course Julia's witty comments to make your day!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

What’s on Your Workdesk #467

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Happy mid-week to everyone! 

I had plans yesterday to get into much creative mayhem, things didn’t quite go that way.  I got caught up with computer stuff trying to synchronize my laptop and desk top so that  I don’t have multiple sets of documents and pictures.  The program which was supposed to be so user friendly, ended up deleting things I didn’t want deleted and well that meant I had to get out my backup and replace the stuff and it was just a big mess!

So I was practicing lettering while I did the computer stuff.  Today I truly hope to get into that delayed mayhem!

As you can see from the picture I purchased and received two Distress ink pad holders!  One has Distress, the other has the Distress Oxides.  I’m working hard to put things close by so that I will use them more. 

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I spent some time organizing my craft cabinet, putting my stamps in smaller boxes, labeling the boxes and sorting through the this and the that’s.  I still have a couple of items that need to go to their new homes. 

So that’s it for me today.  Head off to the Stamping Ground and find Julia and others who I’m sure are full into mayhem and making!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday? #466

Hello deskers!  I was on vacation (or holiday depending on where you are from) last week!  So today finds my desk covered in the contents of the parcels that arrived while I was gone!  Lots of Tim Holtz goodies were pre-ordered and just arrived, so exciting.  I watched a video online and saw those Tonic Shimmer Powders and had to have a few of those to toy with.  I resisted getting Distress Stain sprays until I found them on a super sale and only got a few colors that I really liked, because at this point in time, I’m not a fan of sprays.  So there’s my desk and you can now bounce off to The Stamping Ground for links to more crafty folks.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Feeling beachy

Before leaving on my beach vacation I played around with some beach themed cards.  For me they turned out okay, I love the backgrounds but I just feel like they are both missing something.  I don’t know, part of it was that the mermaid gave me fits and I ended up having to fussy cut her and I loathe fussy cutting!  I am sitting on a large fence post trying to decide if I want to a.) go through the long process of scanning and then learning how to use my pazzles vue to cut out stamps I don’t have dies for, or b.) get a brother scan and cut.  I’ll keep sitting on my fence post for a while lol.

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Well, I’ve got a list of cards I need to make for birthdays, mother and father’s day and just for fun.  Hopefully, I feel better about those!