Tuesday, July 10, 2018


It seems I am always reorganizing my room or my home in some way.  I just recently reorganized all our photo albums from the 2 up traditional photo albums from Wal-mart to using 6 picture photo sleeves.  WOW, what a job.  30+ years of photos.  It was such a large job.  The years 2004-2007 were the hardest because they had the most pictures.  (I got my first SLR Christamas 2003) and boy did I take PICTUREs!!!

I am pleased with the organization now and with the reorganziation of my Scrapbooks.  I did "The Big Picture" Scrapbooking idea for album organzation.  What I ended up with was not a clear idea on how to label some of my pages.  Some of the mixed up pages like, my daughter Bethanie with her cousins...did this fall under "Bethanie" or "People We Love" or "Things we do?"  I went to a choronological scrapbook..it is easier.  The only bad thing I'm finding now, if I loved a picture I would scrap it under Bethie, then people we love, then family, etc.  So now I have the same picture in the same chronological album 3 times. LOL.  Ok then! hahahaha.  It is a lesson learned, but my speed of putting things away is amazing.  I can find the pictures I want, scan and print the picture and then do the page and put it away all relatively quickly.  (I usually just stacked my layouts or put them in the "for now" album).

I have reorganized some other things as well, the cricut cartridges and books are now in my closet. I do not need the physical cartridges now that I no longer have a machine that will run them. (Yes I finally sold my Imagine)so I only have mom's expression at work, the size control is broken so I can only use the gypsy with it to make it work.  I have no need for all these cartridges taking up 6 drawers in my scraproom and I have lots of stamp stuff and ink just hanging out all over the place.  So, I put the cricut cartridges in the closet upstairs. (anyone interested in buying linked cartridges CHEAP?) All my acrylic blocks are in one crawer, embossing pwders and trays, and ink pads...OH MY GOSH..ink pads. I think I should get rid of some Close To My Heart inkpads. Between the colorbox, Close to My Heart and distress inks, they took up 3 drawers. Then I am sure I don't want the oxide inks because I just don't have the room! LOL.

I know that not many people read all of this stuff and usually come here just for the target organizer (that I got rid of almost 9 years ago!) LOL

Thank you for reading and understanding why I'm so excited about organization.  IT has changed my work flow and I'm getting a lot more done in my beautiful room. I'm not overwhelmed or undproductive in here anymore!

Have a wonderful day and next time I will have a blast from the past page up here! (what I"m working on now)!

Have fun in all your endeavours!

Thursday, January 4, 2018


Well, a new year is here! I am excited to try to keep up with my scrapbooking in an interesting new way! :)
I am taking part in the Scrapbooks and Cards today class.  It is a year long and hopefully will keep me creative throughout the whole year.

Resolutions! I have many this year and usually I only have a couple. I do plan on scrapbooking these and going back to them later on in the year to see how I"m doing with it! :)

Here Goes Nothing!   I figure if I post them I will make myself accountable, even if no one reads this thing...I do! :)

2. NO Scrapbook spending, not even adhesive or cardstock, I have plenty! 
3. No Working at home! (bringing school work and/or paper work). They don't see it that I deserve a raise, I don't see why I should I bring it all home to do!
4. Reduce my stash by at least 25%. Whether I use it, sell it, or give it away. I need to reduce my stuff! I have way more than I will ever use and more than I can use in a lifetime.
5. Lose weight...seriously...I'm a cow! 
6. Work harder on procrastination...I have gotten much better, but I tend to put off things I hate to do. (see my filing...eeks)
7. LESS social media...(see number 6) LOL
8. Most important...FOLLOW MY GUT!!! If it says NO, believe it!

I am hoping all are doing well. Here is a current picture of Me and my husband...I hope my face isn't quite as chunky next time I post! :) 

This is our 30th Anniversary photo. (12-30-2017)  30 years is a big deal.  Such a big deal my sweet husband got me a string of pearls, such beautiful pearls. I am so in love with this guy. 
Happy New Year Everyone!