organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 18. tools and adhesive.

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Posted: 1/2/2011 11:46:43 AM
Good afternoon, ladies!

Hope everyone had a great new year's!

This week, we're organizing our tools and adhesive.

Here's the link to wookiemouse's blog.


question of the week: what is your one must-have, "can't scrap without" tool..?

my must-have is a paper trimmer/scissors, sadly... wouldn't get much done without'em, but can get alot done with only them...


remember, i think, kris saying a while back: how many cricut cartridges is crisann going to have by week 22. dies for die cutting machines?

just bought two more: handy man and four-legged friends...

i'm sure that doesn't surprise any of you, though - the remodeling/my furbabies are the biggest things i've been scrapbooking - lately, atleast.

still haven't touched our vacation pictures - maybe i should look for a shape cartridge for the beach. lol...

um, yea... my new year's gift to myself, i guess - sadly, i haven't even plugged the cricut in yet, so... i should, probably get on that. i swore to s/o i wouldn't buy font cartridges - i'd just buy mtc/scal, but i never said anything about shape cartridges. lol...


happy organizing!


Organize Your Stuff Challenge (round 3).

organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 01. space audit.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 02. brainstorming.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 03. clean slate.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 04. paper.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 05. scraps.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 06. photos.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 07. ideas.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 08. projects, unfinished pages, and kits.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 09. embellishments.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 10. alphas.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 11. non-alpha stickers and rub-ons.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 12. ribbon, thread, and fibers.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 13. stamps.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 14. crop supplies.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 15. inks, ink pads, and embossing.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 16. paints, glitters, and stickles.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 17. punches.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 18. tools and adhesive.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 19. chipboard (raw).
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 20. die cuts.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 21. pens and pencils.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 22. dies for die cutting machines.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 23. templates.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 24. memorabilia.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 25. negatives.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 26. new items and keeping it neat.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 27. fonts.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 28. cards and card-making supplies.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 29. room and space decor.


Organize Your Stuff Challenge (round 2).

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 01. Space Audit.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 02. Brainstorming.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 03. Clean Slate.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 04. Paper.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 05. Scraps.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 06. Photos.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 07. Ideas.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 08. Projects, Unfinished Pages, and Kits.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 09. Embellishments.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 10. Alphas.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 11. Non-alpha Stickers and Rub-ons.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 12. Ribbons, Thread, and Fibers.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 13. Stamps.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 14. Crop Supplies.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 15. Inks, Ink Pads, and Embossing.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 16. Paint, Glitter, & Stickles.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 17. Punches.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 18. Tools and Adhesives.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 19. Chipboard.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 20. Die Cuts.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 21. Pens & Pencils.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 22. Dies.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 23. Templates.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 24. Memorabilia.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 25. Negatives.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 26. New Items and Keeping it Neat.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 27. Fonts.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 28. Cards and Card-making Supplies.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 29. Room and Space Decor.



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Posted: 1/2/2011 11:54:31 AM
Howdy all!!

question of the week: what is your one must-have, "can't scrap without" tool..?

Paper Trimmer, hands down. I've tried a ruler and exacto knife and I just can't do it.

My tools and adhesive are pretty organized. My tools sit on a lazy susan on my desk and my adhesives are in a drawer. My ATG Gun sits out on my desk since I don't papercraft without it. I will update my blog a little later today with weeks 17 and 18.

Hope everyone has a great organizational Sunday!


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Posted: 1/2/2011 12:16:54 PM
Tools and adhesives! Need this one!
QOTW: last year, I picked my perfect layers tool ( here- round two: tools )
for round 3: my Tim holts tonic piercing tool.

My adhesives are taking over...they are overflowing their expedit cubby...I have issues. Off to pick up old Christmas trees with Scouts, then the Seahawks Game (DH won the 2 company tickets on Fri!)

happy New Year and Good Luck!


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Posted: 1/2/2011 12:53:56 PM
Question of the week: What is your one must-have, "can't scrap without" tool..?

Favorite tool is my micro-tip scissors. Can't work without them!

Most of my tools are stored in a PC caddy (thoroughly cleaned yesterday!!). All my distressing tools, sponges and daubers are in a CTMH distressing kit. My MM and Fiskar trimmers live on top of my stamp tower storage. I have a Tombow dispenser and some remaining refills in the PC caddy, but switched over to a pink ATG a few months ago.

Love it ... but the ATG is my "must find a solution" thing for this week. It's huge and awkwardly shaped, and just kinda sits on my work desk. Would love to find a convenient place to store it that's also handy to access. Anyone with an ATG have some suggestions?

Here's a link to my blog post from Round 2 --> Week 18


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Posted: 1/2/2011 2:46:23 PM
Not sure I'm really ready for a new week yet! Still want to be lazy. DH & the boys go back to work and school Tuesday, but I think we need a dry run tomorrow morning for getting dressed on time and such or Tuesday will be a disaster.

question of the week: what is your one must-have, "can't scrap without" tool..?

Hmmmmm.... I'd have to say my edge distressor. Or maybe my pointy scissors.

I don't really have a lot of issues with my tools right now. They're scattered about on my table and generally I can find them easily. I am considering getting MM tool caddy, though. Would like to have one home for my go-to supplies. Right now I have a variety of containers where things 'should' be. I'll try cleaning everything off my table and take an inventory, then decide if I need a new system.





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Posted: 1/2/2011 3:49:50 PM
QOTW: cannot do without my scissors both small and large, my paper piercer and my paper trimmer. Nothing would get done without them.

Tool/Adhesive Organization: My most frequently used tools are located in PC and MM tool organizers. My Tombow adhesive is in a little basket with my Amazing Glaze. My other adhesives and, yes I have too many, are in a cubicle in the Expedit. I have my ATG gun on a shelf which means it does not get used because I cannot see it. My other tools like the BG notch kit are above my desk on some IKEA shelves.

Crisann as the owner of a Silhouette and a Big Shot I can say one can never have enough shapes! Now get cutting!

ATG question: When do you ladies use the ATG adhesive? Has anyone tried it for adhering microbeads or glitter??

As for me I am still sick and now DS is really sick so we both stayed home from church. Not sure what to do about work tomorrow as I am now hacking up a lung or two. I cannot imagine anyone wants to be around me and frankly after being sick for almost a week I think it is time for an antibiotic.

To those with sick one hugs to you and them. Tummy bugs are the worst! Happy Organizing!



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Posted: 1/2/2011 4:04:17 PM
aww, c'mon susan - please don't encourage me! lol...

i'm quickly getting lost amidst the clutter again

i think my biggest problem is i buy too much/use too little.



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Posted: 1/2/2011 4:50:22 PM
OK all caught up on the ole blog.
Week 18
and if you are bored and want to look at week 17- punches... Punches

Now I get to work on my punch index!

LovesRibbons - I use my ATG on and for pretty much everything, except microbeads and glitter, LOL! I don't think its strong enough to hold them. I hope you and your DS get better soon!! Being sick that long really drains you.


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Posted: 1/3/2011 8:58:58 AM
Morning!!

Can I just say HOW MUCH I LOVE back to school!?!?! LOL I'm absolutely giddy!!

My must have tool would be my Trimmer. LOVE it! And my ATG - love that just as much!

LOL Cristi - I knew you wouldn't be able to resist But I am a little surprised it's ONLY 2. That's pretty impressive!

My tools and ahesive is pretty organized. I have a wicker basket on the shelf for any "extra" adhesive I have. Extra would be anything I don't typically use, and extra rolls for the ATG etc. I also have an MM carousel that is stuffed full with everything from my CAD, ATG.label maker (handheld), pens, calendar to track when I do layouts, rolls of adhesive (glue dots, pop dots etc.), a craft knife stamp block. There's no real organization to the carousel, everything just gets tossed in. But because it spins it's not a big deal to spin it until I find what I want. It's kind of the catch all for anything nonconsumable on my desk actually.

Have a great day everyone!! DH is home as well and wehave an exciting day of carpet and insulation shopping ahead of us.

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Posted: 1/3/2011 9:23:11 AM
Hi everyone, so now its time to get back to work after the holidays.

My must have tool is my paper trimmer and my score tape.

I decided last week to go back into my paper and finish sorting, when I put my paper on my clip-it-up I organized my color families but the ones by manufacturer where quite scattered all over the place plus the one arm was carrying way more than it should so I've been making that more organized.

I ended up moving my punches last week to a shoe pouch thing that hangs on a door, not sure if I like it yet I guess we'll see what happens when I want to use them.
I think the rest of my tools are where I want them. My most used are in a drawer right by me on my work table my heat tool is right behind me, easy to reach as well as my glue gun for making mini albums.

Good news, I have a new computer with lots of RAM and disk space plus I bought an external hard drive so now I have no excuses not to tackle my pictures. I plan to load all my pics onto this computer, organize by year and re-put them on DVDs and my hard drive. Plus scan in my negatives and do the same.



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Posted: 1/3/2011 10:29:26 AM
All right, I've gotten some ideas from fellow organizers and I have an option to try.

If I buy an over-the-door pocket thing, I can move my small collection of punches there and even have plenty of room to expand. Then I can turn my top desk drawer into an "ATG/adhesive and misc. tool" drawer. It should hold the ATG, Towbow stuff, glue & pop dots, tape glue, Teriffically Tacky sheets and my grandmother's pinking shears. Plus, I can fit in my misc. odd-size tools that aren't stored in the PC caddy already, such as Perfect Layers, brayer and my MM tool tin.

There's a Big Lots store near the gym where my girls have cheer practice tonight, so you know I'll be stopping there. Here's hoping I find something that will work over the door.


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Posted: 1/3/2011 1:25:01 PM
Good Morning - had to stay home sick. Cold is now nasty sinus infection. DH is picking up the antibiotic, MD told me to stay home tomorrow so I am gathering up ideas to do some layouts. I am hoping the stuff kicks in by tomorrow morning! I have scrapped NOTHING all vacation because of this stupid cold so if it is costing me two sick days I will get one layout done

Lisa - What did you get at Big Lots?

Jen - good news on the new computer!!! So how is it to remove paper from the clip it up? Is it in a bag and then clipped up?

Kris - so how was carpet shopping? I hope you two did something fun like go out to lunch with the kids in school.

Mel - I hope the index is finished! How many punches do you have????

Crisann - Cut anything today



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Posted: 1/3/2011 3:05:52 PM
Woohoo! Seahawks won last night! It was a fun...and cold game! The kids got off to school! Put in my time as a Kindergarten volunteer, and now am here to Pea and then clean that scrap room! Ugg!

oooh LydiaInk- I never thought of my edge distressor. I need to start using that more so that it can be a must have!

Lisa- I hope that your big lots shopping goes well!

Mel- Thanks for sharing your blogs! Loved your storage pics!

Jen- Congrats on the new computer! Have fun playing! (I love my external hard drive! Somehow DD deleted my 2008 photos file, so I just retrieved it from my backup drive!)

Susan- Get well soon! I have never used anything but that red tape stuff as far as tape for glitter/ microbeads. Besides I have lefty issues sometimes with my ATG, so I wouldn't trust myself with it.

Crisann-Hope you are finally on the mend! (and playing with stuff!)


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Posted: 1/3/2011 5:37:32 PM
Susan - I use either Heat and Stick powder, or Martha Stewart liquid glue for glitter. I don't really use beads anymore, but I used to use the sheets of adhesive, terrificly tacky tape maybe?? That stuff was fabulous for beads.

Hope you feel better soon!!

Speaking of feeling better, Criann hasn't been on at all today. has she??

Mel - I love the updates Could you take a picture of your whole desk area?? Seeing as I can't seem to make up my mind on what kind of desk I want, maybe I should do something like what you did instead.

Lydia - I didn't even think of the edge distressor!! I have to dig mine out too!!

Jen - Good luck with those pictures!! It's not as overwhelming once you get going.

Sounds like everyone is slowly getting back into the organizing!!

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Posted: 1/3/2011 6:45:43 PM
Back to reality today.

Thankfully, my tools and adhesive are not a problem area. It's ALL THE OTHER STUFF!! LOL

My go-to tool is my trimmer. It is the old Fiskars purple Euro trimmer and I'm waaaayyyy over due for an upgrade, but I love it so. I've recommended the new wide base Fiskars trimmer to everyone I know who scraps. They have all bought into it, and yet, I am still the one with the old trimmer. Mind you, I did BUY the new trimmer I've told everyone to purchase, however, it is still in the packaging, in the bag, with the receipt, on the chair in my scraproom.

off to make a finish a few pages in my December Daily...with my old purple EuroTrimmer by my side. LOL


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Posted: 1/3/2011 7:34:33 PM
Woohoo! We spent our last day off at the local ski hill's Tube Town. Who knew that 2 hours of sitting with your butt in the middle of an innertube could actually make you tired? Well worth the drive and the tired, whiney child on the way home. Even took some phone pics, we'll see if any are scrappable.

As for organizing, cleaning off my table rocked my world yesterday. Who knew that seeing my desk might be good? (I did, of course, simply 'forgot'). I gathered my small tools (blades, scissors, distressing tools, etc.) and adhesives into a little canvas caddy that I used to take to crops and gave it a home on my table. Haven't scrapped yet, but love having more room to work.

Cristi, you might want to look into SCAL or MTC in the interest of not buying too many carts. That way you can cut any font or dingbat you have without having more 'stuff' in your room to organize. I'm not that into the 'cute'ness of a lot of the carts, so need to decide on some software so I can get using my cricut again.

Susan, sorry to hear it's become a sinus infection. That's really nasty. Rest up and take your medicine. Hope it works fast.

Jen, congrats on the new computer!


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Posted: 1/3/2011 8:14:15 PM
I'm going to have to take a couple of laundry baskets up to my scrap room in order to clear off my tables! then, i'll maybe try to organize OUT of the laundry baskets! what a mess it is!!!! not sure I've accomplished much this round. Ribbons & fibers - yes. Most of paper - ok. some areas not a problem!

~crisann~: maybe it's time for another update next week (tho don't think I did the last one!)

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Posted: 1/3/2011 9:16:58 PM
I'm not sure the trip to Big Lots was a success, but I did find an over-the-door pocket organizer. It was only $8.00, but the color choices were pathetic. Everything seemed to be in those bright colors that you see in the ads around back-to-school/dorm time. I brought home an off-color blue one so I could at least get a feel for how the organizer would work.

The pockets are made of matching color mesh, so it should be easy to see what punch is in what pocket. If I decide to go with this type of organizer, I think I need to find a white version. The dark blue Fiskar punches get lost in the mesh blue. Only drawback I see is that my one double entry door that will hold the organizer won't close all the way with the brackets over the top. Although it's rare those doors are closed, I sometimes need to keep our dog in the scroffice and that won't be possible with this set up. But for only $8.00, I can't go wrong with the extra storage space it provides.

Jen - Thanks for the hanging pocket organizer idea. I'm giving it a try.

LoveRibbons - Hope the sinus infection clears quickly.

Lydia - Tube Town sounds like fun. That's a place my family would love.

Cristi - Are you up and about?

I'll be relocating my punches tomorrow. Then I've got to redo the new adhesive/tool drawer in my desk. Hopefully I can take some photos, then update my blog. Have a great night everyone.


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Posted: 1/4/2011 5:56:56 AM
Can't let us fall to page 2 girls!

LoveRibbons, how are you and your son feeling??
I did finish my index of my punches yesterday. I think I might be afraid to count my punches....thats like admitting I have a problem, LOL!

Kris, I LOVE back to school days in my house too. Yesterday was pretty peaceful even though I still have one little guy at home with me.
I can take a photo of my whole area for you today if you don't mind the mess on the desk, LOL! I'll post here when I've updated my blog.

Jen, new computers are AWESOME! Hope yours is all set up and working like a champ!!!

Lisa, sounds like biglots was "kind" of successful. At least you'll know if it will work or not. And the right color will eventually show up for you!

Cristi how are you feeling?? Cut anything out yet? LOL!

Lydia I hope you get time to work in your newly cleaned off area soon....so you can mess it all up again, LOL!

Scrapnbee...Seahawks?? ick. But Sunday had some good football on for sure!!!

Luvs2lilboys - I have an old carl trimmer that I just love too. I can't seem to part with it even though I've purchased several other trimmers to replace it. I guess when you find one you love, you just stick with it!!

I hope I didn't miss anyone. Time to shove the kids out in the cold to catch the bus. have a great day everyone!


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Posted: 1/4/2011 6:39:40 AM
Mel - new line of the day "Before I shove the kids out in the cold to catch the bus." Way too funny!

Today I sent DS off in the cold to a med school interview - he looked so cute in his suit but I did not take a picture. Wanted to but he looked stressed enough! DD is out to visit her boyfriend and meet his parents. She stayed at my mother's last night after taking him to a Celtics game. Today is the day for her. I know she is nervous. So I have the house to myself but waiting for some sort of energy spurt. I feel better but was up coughing most of the night. Perhaps a cup of coffee will help!

Lisa - perhaps you could distress the shoe holder so it looks less dorm like. What is the color scheme in your room?

Lydia - my kids loved tubing! Sounds like you had a great day!

Judy - have fun with those laundry baskets full of fun products -way better than laundry

Scrapnbee - thanks for reminding me about edge distresser - must get myself one

Luvs2lilboys - you go girl on finishing that December Daily. I took all the pictures for Picture the Holidays and want to use those to make some kind of album.

Crisann - I will be cutting today will you?

Kris - enjoy another day of peace and quiet!

Have a good day everyone!
Susan



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Posted: 1/4/2011 7:29:36 AM
OK, here's my to-do list for today:

1. Convince myself to like the color of my new 24-pocket over the door punch holder. My head says "it's behind a door so no one can see it anyway", but the OCD me (thanks Amber ) knows it will bug the heck out of me that it doesn't match perfectly. Plus, it was only $8.00 and a trip to Walmart will probably deliver a white one for about the same price, but will cost me at least an hour of time and more gas money. Someone help convince me!

2. Relocate punches to said pocket holder.

3. Rearrange top desk drawer to accomodate ATG, misc. adhesives and any bulky tools that won't fit in the PC caddy.

4. Take photos and post to blog.

5. Continue persuading OCD me to like the blue pocket holder.

Susan - How cool to have a doctor in the family! Hope your daughter's "meet the parents" goes well.

Judy - I'd rather have baskets full of scrap stuff than the loads of laundry I need to tackle today.

Anyone else doing a P365/Life project this year? This is my first time 'round and I just opened a ShutterCal account to upload my daily photos.


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Posted: 1/4/2011 8:13:07 AM
Lisa - DH is MD also. Is in research and is a specialist sooooo I do not see him very much. But DS is very excited.

As for your shoe holder what about distressing with pigment ink and then blinking it out? Otherwise no one will see it. Mine is bright green - Target dollar aisle. Not up yet as I cannot figure out where to put it but no one will see it.



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Wow - you all have been busy! And I think that you all have talked me into getting one of those over-the-door shoe pouch things. It would probably be what I need for this week's work - it could hold my seldom-used heat gun and corrugator (yes, I still have one of those), and other things that I can't quite decide where to store.

I've read wookiemouse's blog. QOTW: like most of you, my paper trimmer. I still have one of the old gray Fiskars trimmers; doesn't always cut straight, but I love it. And I have a replacement one that was a "heart health" promotion with red accents waiting to replace the one I'm using. But I'm lusting after the 6" base one that luvs2lilboyz mentioned.

My work table is a real wreck. I need to clean it off and put away stuff that I used on the last sb that I finished before Christmas before I start the next one. (sbs for other folks) My constantly used tools are kept on my worktable and often covered with paper scraps or photos or whatever happens to land on them. I do have a clear insert that goes inside of a 12x12 sb case (bought at A's) on top of my table that holds pens, adhesive, rulers, a stapler, erasers, corner rounder, and other stuff that I need to go thru. Extra adhesives are in a plastic tub stored on a shelf; this includes my kokoyu runners that have been discontinued

crisann, You have summed up why most of us are here enjoying this challenge: "buy too much, use too little"! It sounds so simple when you read it, but so hard to do in real life! Thank you again for hosting this round and helping us get on track. And I hope you're feeling better today.

scrappin USMC, your tool storage in the lazy susan and little buckets looks so colorful and compact. Wish mine could stay that way!

ScrappnBee, Congratulations on the SeaHawks win and the nite out with your DH. I'm wrapped up in basketball season myself - it's all about the round ball!

McLisa, If you buy a white shoe pouch, can you use the blue one in your boys' room? That way you could still put it to good use. Just trying to help out with that OCD we all have sometimes...

LydiaInk, Thanks for mentioning the edge distressor - I need to look for mine! ...maybe it's on my table that needs to be cleaned off...

LoveRibbons, You need a shot of whiskey and to crawl into a nice warm bed and watch old movies for the day. I hope you (and your son) will be feeling better soon. And I hope that your son's interview went well and that your daughter's visit with her boyfriend's parents was nothing like the movie!

Kris74, don't you just love going to home improvement/hardware stores? I could wander around for hours; hope you found what you needed.

artistju, Congratulations on the new computer/hard drive. There's no stopping you now!

luvs2lilboyz, yes, I want that trimmer too! Like you, I'm still using my OLD Fiskars trimmer; it's like an old friend.

scrappinJudy, It's nice to hear from you after the holidays; let's both of us work on cleaning off our tables!

Have a good week everyone. Maria






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Posted: 1/4/2011 10:47:13 AM
Now that I've added some punches to the pocket organizer and taken some photos, the "blue" doesn't look so bad. I love all the space this creates for me. There's room to expand my punch collection and still plenty of space in the top drawer of my desk, even with the ATG in there.

I posted on my blog about the changes and even have some updated pictures. View here --> Round 2-Week 18. Thanks for the over-the-door storage idea everyone. Love this challenge!

Off to figure-out uploading photos from my new camera (I've been relying on DH so far), take a P365 photo and scrap a title page for the P365 album. What's everyone else up to today?


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Posted: 1/4/2011 11:03:47 AM
mcLisa -- can u bleach it?

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Posted: 1/4/2011 11:13:19 AM
Lisa - I wouldn't touch it. It looks good with the pale blue on your wall and no one will see it. Add scraps of ribbon to the hooks and some flowers on the pockets if you still don't like it.



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Posted: 1/4/2011 11:32:42 AM
Posted Round 3 Tools & Adhesive Pt ! YOu can see my pile of adhesives (non xyron) and my new tool bag.

Luvs2lilboyz- does the big fiskars cut chipboard? I need a chipboard trimmer!

LydiaInk-Tube town sounds cool! We have taken our kids up to Snoqualmie tubing and they have always loved it! Hope you have good pics. I luck out DH has severe vertigo, and so he hang out at the bottom and takes the pics for me! Think I saw you on Calendar Girls. Am trying that for the first time this year… if I can keep up with the thread.

scrappinJudy-hope that the basket method works! For PA Me it is out of sight, out of mind!

McLisa-Good luck with the pocket thing. You might see if there is some of those 3M hooks that you could put on your door. They look nice now, and can hold like 50 lbs each. I know that punches can be heavy, but you probably have less than 100 lbs. Good luck dealing with OCD Me! I think you could probably distress or bling it out too if you wanted…great idea LovesRibbons! But I also agree, that from the pics it looks fine that color. Good luck!

Scrappin usmc-Awe come on! There is something kind of cool about being 7-9 and Division Champs! (besides their colors are kind of cool). Don’t worry, I have a messy desk too.

LoveRibbons-good luck with the kids and their interviews! I don’t know which would be more stressful parents or med school!

Pcrfn-Good luck with b-ball. I only do the brackets (and to be honest, I won the office pool the one year that I thought Gonzaga was Godzilla and thought that if any team had a name like that, they’d go far!) Would love to see a pick of your desk storage (even if it is messy!... I think everyone’s desk is messy- mine included!... that’s how people know we have been crafty)


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Posted: 1/4/2011 12:35:24 PM
Amanda - LOVE the card! It is a work of art! And I have lots of those adhesive. I have two of the boxes from IKEA full of the stuff. The larger bottles like PPA sit on the shelf with the acrylic paint.



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Posted: 1/4/2011 1:33:40 PM
Good morning everyone! The big boys are back at school and work today, just me and my little helper around here. I wore him out vacuuming so I could get a computer break before lunch!

Amanda, I only had a phone camera when we were tubing. I considered bring the big one, but decided to have fun instead. We'll go up another day with our littlest (he's 3) and I'll bring the camera then since he'll get tired quickly and I'll be hanging out waiting for the rest of them anyways.

Lisa, I wouldn't make a special trip to find a new shoe holder thingy. Whenever I do that (especially to Walmart) it'll be the one thing they're out of, or don't carry anymore. Hope you do find one you like, I don't mind the blue, but if it's bugging you, replace it.

Susan, how'd your DS's interview go? Hope your DD's visit goes well.

Sigh. Time to feed my helper. I need to get that boy napping - he's just too busy!



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Posted: 1/4/2011 2:02:43 PM

scrappinJudy-hope that the basket method works! For PA Me it is out of sight, out of mind!

Me too, PA. That's why everything is out & such a mess!!!!

i think in 2011, it is time for 2Ps to clean up their html act!

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Posted: 1/4/2011 2:31:56 PM
Amanda, I forgot to say that the Calendar Girls thread can be impossible to keep up with sometimes, but definitely a good bunch of scrappers to know. Don't worry about keeping up, just pop in when you can.


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Posted: 1/4/2011 3:23:08 PM
Lisa, I love the shoe organizer! That blue is fantastic.

Kris (and anyone else who might be interested or very bored) here is my very much lengthy blog post about my scrap space area. I've tried to link up the sections we've already covered too. The whole scrap space.



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Posted: 1/4/2011 3:53:28 PM
Lydia- Good to know. Will do my best! It seems like a lot of fun!
Susan-Glad you liked the card! The glimmer mist and clear embossing powder make the difference!
Judy-still rooting for you (even PA Me)! …and the baskets LOL!
Mel-thanks for the tour of your space!


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Posted: 1/4/2011 4:55:40 PM
alright, well... i just typed a very thorough explanation of why i've been "hiding" for the last two days, but it deleted itself, so we're going to stick wth this -

dramatic disaster #1:
when i was out sick last week, s/o made a huge accounting error (it was an accident, ofcourse) that made it "look" like my vault was $696 short - thankfully, my boss found it/fixed it, so i can stop panicking about it now.

dramatic disaster #2:
s/o got an email from his new employer - his supposed one week training in georgia, somehow, turned into three weeks, so now i have to amuse myself for three weeks instead of one - not happy... not happy at all - i still hadn't figured out what i was going to do for one week, much less three...


no cricut yet - somehow, that just didn't seem important last night...


kris - give it time! i think i've spent more than enough money for awhile.

mel - have fun w/ the punch index!

go jen! a new laptop is on my "to buy" list as well.

amanda - did you get your room cleaned?

maria - what you said! well, that and b/c we like eachother. lol...

lisa - i love my bright pink baskets! love them!

susan - so sucks! hope you're feeling better...

judy - another progress report soon, i promise.

lydia - i will, more than likely, end up w/ either scal/mtc. and yea, you're right about the calendar girls thread - i checked it out at one point.


okay, so i was thinking about something - one of these nights - probably on a weekend - while s/o is gone, we need to have a "virtual crop." - all of us. lol...

we can post challenges and chat and such like that. lol...


oh, and i went and bought photo paper tonight, so hopefully, i can get my december daily done while he's gone.

i cannot believe he leaves saturday night/sunday morning.



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Posted: 1/4/2011 5:49:40 PM
Susan - You know how BG is doing a bunch of digi kits of their older lines. Well, this is Dawson - just showed up in my inbox this afternoon. Basic Grey Dawson

I know it looks "dark" but it wasn't too bad in person (at least the paper wasn't). I can take a few pictures of DS's album and you can see for yourself.

You must be so proud of DS!! How did the interview go? How was DD's meeting of the parents?? That is one of those experiences I'm so glad to not have to go through again

Lisa - I love the blue!! If it bothers you too much, you could always add big (white??) labels/tags on the front saying which punches go where. But I do like the contrast between the blue and the white.

Maria - I would have rather have walked around a scrapy store, but whatever. We did get some carpet and paint samples. And DH pointed out the "plastic brick" he wants to get for the fireplace as we can't seem to find a mantel we like! I know, plastic brick sounds ridiculous but it looked really amazing!

Aww!! That is completely crummy Cristi I love the idea of a virtual crop though!! You name the date and my chatty self will be there

Mel - Thanks for posting pictures - I can't wait to have a peek! I am REALLY going to need a new desk soon as my new office upstairs is almost cleared out enough for my "scrappy" desk to get moved to the office finally!

I seem to have a nasty headache for some reason so I'm off to lie down for a bit.

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Posted: 1/4/2011 6:15:27 PM
trouble is that I'm trying to organize the rest of the house, which seems to be higher priority -- bills, etc, you know! Plus it's really really dirty & I hate it (so, u know it's really!!!! bad)!!!

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Posted: 1/4/2011 7:12:31 PM
Cristi - you need a hug again! Sorry to hear about that! My friend and I call those "BTWs". Yesterday morning I heard for example this: "By the way, I am on service this month. Will be late most nights."

Virtual Crop - I am so there! Just name the time.

Judy - Bills you need a hug too!

Kris - hey I like that plastic brick. Do they make that in scrapbook size? We are talking about refinancing and I have a list of improvements going including a gas fireplace in the living room! DH has no idea of how big the list is but it includes an upgraded scraproom right down in his man cave so we can be together.

Scrappnbee -inspired by your card and glimmermist, I almost completed a layout today for BPC Colour class! I say almost because it is still is not adhered down. But I stamped, made chipboard buttons, die cut and cut some more and I glimmermisted! So thank you!

Mel - LOVE your room! I am bookmarking it for DH to see

Off to adhere. Will post to gallery tomorrow! And alas I feel well enough to go to work which is good!



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Posted: 1/4/2011 7:16:57 PM
Kris forgot to say thank you for the link to digital Dawson. Went over and found digital Oh Baby Boy!!!! So will purchase that shortly and use matte paper to print it out to use as pp. Thank you!



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Posted: 1/4/2011 7:28:35 PM
Oops and I forgot DS said interview went well - he thinks. DD "managed to dodge" meeting the parents..........! She is on her way. His parents were both working today and no one could meet for lunch. She will eventually have to meet them but is going away for a semester abroad so it will be awhile!



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Posted: 1/4/2011 9:38:31 PM
thanks for the hugs for the bills! Bills now under control..........that was sorta a catch-all for impt paper work. Since it's just me & the 2 dogs, I'm responsible for everything! The dogs only destroy papers!!!

cleaned 1/4 of kitchen tonite. MUCH better!!! Hope to finish the mess tomorrw. just that one mess -- kitchen. does NOT include fridge or any thing else not immediately visible!! Prob doesn't include floor!

I hatehatehate it when I let things get out of control! So MUCH EASIER to keep up!!! But, that's a Peter Walsh thread!!!

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Posted: 1/5/2011 6:58:31 AM
Page 2??? No sirree Bob! I can't let us hang out there!! LOL!

How is everyone today? I am going to scrap. I am GOING to scrap. I AM going to scrap. Maybe if I say it enough it will come true, LOL! I need to get to work on my monthly goal of 4 layouts and 4 cards.

I also just picked up 151 photos from walgreens yesterday so I need to get those organized, too. The fun never ends! LOL!


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Posted: 1/5/2011 7:24:34 AM
Good morning everyone!

Off to go food shopping this morning, but hope to be scrappin' a little this afternoon. Still working on a title page for P365. I decided to stamp "Life is Sweet", then cut out the intricate letters by hand. What was I thinking?! Too many "e"s with small inside circles to cut. My last name is "Sweet" so it the title makes more sense if you know that little fact.

My big job this week surrounds photos. We purchased a new computer after Thanksgiving and all my photos are on the old one. Not organized or tagged .. just on there. DH spent days transferring a lot of my business stuff and I told him to hold off on photos for now. Little did I know there would be a "99 prints for 99 cents" code at SnapFish that expires on 1/9. Plus, I can combine that offer with "20 free prints" for first time users. Great deal! I've never used SnapFish, as I print small numbers of photos here and there at home, but this is too good to pass up.

So I'm sticking with the blue pocket organizer. Thank you to everyone for your gracious reviews, comments and suggestions. I just need to learn how to "let go" a little and not sweat the small stuff. I'm thrilled with how the new drawer set-up for adhesive and misc. tools is working. Of course now I need to fill some more of those pockets with new punches.

Cristi - I'd love to participate in a virtual crop. Count me in. Think of the time apart as a way to get caught-up on a bunch of projects (not just scrap related, but other stuff you've been meaning to tackle). We'll keep you company here too.

Mel - Thanks for the tour of your room. You remind me of Finding Nemo (... just keep swimming). Are we having fun yet?

Judy - I love Peter Walsh! Keep thinking "15 minutes at a time".

Susan - A semester abroad sounds like an awesome opportunity. I wish I had had the guts to do something like that when I was younger. Oh, to be young again and make a few different choices.

Kris - Hope the headache is gone.

Amber - Thanks for the blog comments. It's nice to know someone is reading my ramblings.

Have a productive day everyone (not matter what you're doing)!


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Posted: 1/5/2011 7:51:45 AM
last night was much better - stopped at staples, got photo paper - i can print pictures now.

started working on my december daily, until s/o came in and confiscated my desk - he's working on a huge vinyl order - 100 or so signs, so...

i'm glad to see you all talkative again, especially after the holidays. lol...



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Posted: 1/5/2011 12:50:53 PM
Count me in on a virtual crop too. I'd love to be able to USE my newly organized space, LOL! I did scrap a little today too. Out with the old so I can buy some new (as soon as we can do our taxes).
Oh and I found out that I really need to take the plastic wrap off my desk top. Stupid thing keeps sliding around, LOL!


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Posted: 1/5/2011 1:33:51 PM
Yes Lisa - the headache is GONE!! OMG it was terrible. The right between your eyes that hurts even more every time you move your head kind of headache! Ugh. Good riddance!!

Lydia - I ended up posting on the calendar girls too! They do seem like a great bunch over there. (Not as great as our organization girls over here, mind you )

So jealous of the scrappy time you all have today I'm hoping to get something done this evening. Met DH for lunch after my meeting as I was near his office. Now trying to think of a decent name. Any suggestions?? We're talking HR, recruiment, outsourcing ... that kind of thing.

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Posted: 1/5/2011 5:41:11 PM
gentle bump for those of you lurking about this evening ...

Totally OT - Did anyone watch Biggest Loser last night? What did you think??

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Posted: 1/5/2011 7:13:40 PM
Kris glad to hear the headache went away!

As for this thread I was at work PEAking and noticed we were getting pretty far down there on page 1. I felt helpless as I cannot be PEAing at work

Did not watch Biggest Loser but DH turned on Extreme Couponers. Unbelievable - these people spend hours cutting coupons, ordering them on line and buy hundreds of dollars worth of groceries for $50. I have never been good with coupons - 1.) because two of my children had health issues (one is diabetic) and were on special diets and there were never coupons for those items and 2.) MIL has a THING for coupons. Anyway I told him that I did shop for coupons for M's and ACM and that I always used the free shipping code at Two Peas. He should be thankful for that




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Posted: 1/5/2011 7:24:07 PM
I HEARD about that Extreme couponing show!!! You guys (in the USA) have far more opportunity with your coupons then we have here. I don't think we could save even close to that if we tried. Although a friend of mine treats couponing/buying things on sale almost like a sport ... she's very good at it too!

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Posted: 1/5/2011 7:41:11 PM
OMG! Go to hotcouponworld.com. People have entire NOTEBOOKS of coupons!! I don't buy v. much canned/processed food, so the only stuff I can save on is home cleaning products, shampoo, etc. There aren't coupons for fresh garlic!!! Frankly, usually do better anyway on house brands, esp. on sale!

when HT has triples, ppl spend weeks planning out how to use 20 coupons a day & save BIG! And they do!

OK, if i said i'd finish the kitchen, i lied! But I did another quarter & it's looking much better!!!


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Posted: 1/5/2011 7:50:42 PM
Kris and Judy - these people were out of control! They had stashes of laundry detergent, soap, pasta etc that would last them for years. One couple had enough soap dispensers to last 40 years!!!! One lady purchased 200 boxes of pasta! It would expire before you could eat it all. Ok I shouldn't talk since I have seven CH full of pp and bought 2 more packs of BG PP today BUT I will use it....guess it is the same thing It will go out of style before I can use although yesterday's layout contained a great deal of OLD stash. But truly this people were coupon and grocery item hoarders - though their stashes were incredibly well organized. Took over garages and basements etc but unbelievable organization. One couple had a separate $15K insurance policy on their stash

Better stop this is bringing up negative memories of Week 3 Clean State Pack it all up or coming to terms with what you have


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