organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 19. chipboard.
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Posted: 1/9/2011 2:18:19 AM
good (very early) morning ladies!

this week, we're organizing our chipboard...

here's the link to wookiemouse's blog.


yes, i'm still up...

dag got groomed today. the groomer put blue soft paws on him, so that was my potd. lol... it was so funny - me, standing there - taking picture after picture - trying to get a picture of him where you could see his blue paws.

worked on my me: tav album quite a bit - all the journaling is printed and most of it is trimmed - just need to find the template for the 3x3 pictures and put'er together.

s/o left around 1am - i've already done the dishes/wiped off all the counters and appliances/rearranged three-quarters of the kitchen cabinets...

what exactly am i supposed to do for the next three weeks?

it is so weird to be here w/ just dag and thor, so weird... and poor thor - he gets it - he knows daddy left. you should've seen him - we were giving eachother our goodbyes and he kept nudging in between us, trying to give his daddy kisses. that dog's too smart for his own darn good!


question of the week: progress report/pictures of your almost-organized (well, atleast it's supposed to be by now) scrapbooking rooms.

you ladies do realize we're two-thirds of the way there, right?


we're going to keep our thread on page one this week, right... even if that means just poppin' in and sayin' hi everyday?


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 adhesives.
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: 1/9/2011 7:01:52 AM
My chipboard is pretty much done. Shapes and such are in a ... (wait for it). Shoebox!! LOL And I have Chipboard letters stored with my alphas as well. I'll grab a picture at some point today.

Cristi - Lots of hugs!! You (and Dag and Thor ) will get through and in one piece.

I'll take a picture of my room once I clean up the chaos from the last couple of cards I made.

So when are we thinking for the crop??

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Posted: 1/9/2011 7:35:06 AM
Off to church, then out to brunch, but I'll be back to post before the Eagles game. I've got to dust the scroffice today because my daughter was able to leave me a message on the top of my 2x2 Expedit.

Nothing like reading "finish the LO" in dust on a piece of furniture. Now that I think about it, I should have made that my POTD for yesterday!






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Posted: 1/9/2011 7:38:03 AM
Morning Girls!
I'm up early and I've been perusing the BPS website. Signed up for several free classes. If I finish those, I might move on to spending money for some others.
Oh, yeah back to the subj at hand, LOL! My chipboard is probably as good as it will ever get. It is kind of sorted by shape, put in plastic baggies and shoved in a drawer. My alphas are seperated by letter, put in plastic baggies and shoved in a basket. I will update with photos a little later. AND I shared my scraproom last week so I think I'm good there too!
And Cristi, you will survive this seperation just fine! If nothing else, you will have a cleaner house because of it!!!! You will eventually get into a groove, I promise. The first time they are gone is the hardest.

I'll poke my head in every day to get up to the top of page one....I mean to say "hi", LOL!!!! Have a great Sunday everyone! I'm going upstairs to scrap. Yeehaw!



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Posted: 1/9/2011 7:39:57 AM
i haven't even been up to my room for at least a couple of weeks!

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Posted: 1/9/2011 11:22:09 AM
Hi everyone,

Crisann- I know its hard to be apart after spending so much time with each other, but you'll figure out what to do while he's gone. And when he comes home you're relationship will be all the more sweeter.

QOTW: I don't know if I really have a collection of chipboard other than a few backings from paper stacks. I probably use up my chipboard pretty much when I get it.

I am now in the process of putting my new paper in page protectors and hanging them on my clip-it-up. I want to make a promise not to buy any more supplies for a month at least, but I don't want to break it.
Right now I have to clean up my room (stamp making experiments all over the place). I've wanted to do a youtube on my space for a long time already but I keep tearing my room apart whenever I get ideas to create and one idea usually snowballs into many more, and a few hours later I have a mess that takes two days to clean up.

Hopefully I'll have a progress report/pics about mid week



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Posted: 1/9/2011 1:12:34 PM
morning!

i feel better today.

maybe drinking wasn't the best thing i could've done last night. lol...
sorry, kris - you know what i'm referring to.

oh and kris - dag could care less. he's quite content. tim and dag hate eachother. actually, thor slept in tim's spot. dag slept on the little lounge chair i have beside the bed. i used to use it as a desk, when i had the laptop in there. lol... yes, i'm that lazy.

not to self: drinking is not a good "coping mechanism," if you're not a drinker. talk about having a head ache when i woke up! a few ibuprofin and some caffeine - and, i feel quite a bit better.

lisa - your question from last week's thread - yea, we've gotten some snow - nothing major... a little bit, here and there...

mel - don't you just love bpc? lol... what free classes did you sign up for?

jen - your paper is going to be the most organized of everyones, isn't it? lol...

as far as our crop - i haven't picked a date yet - what's everyone doing next weekend - i'd like to make sure everyone that's interested is available...


so, i went outside to fill the woodburner this morning - forgot to turn the blower off, so i got a nice face-full of smoke. lol... lesson learned - next time, turn the blower off before i open the fire chamber door.

i'm trying to get through a bunch of things today -

1. laundry
(did dishes and cleaned up the kitchen this morning, obviously)
2. work on 2 lo's that i've been planning in my head
3. last week's p365/journal
4. work on january's olw classwork
5. continue working on me: tav album

not necessarily in that order, so we'll see how much i get done - i've got 'til about 11pm, and nothing else really important to do, so...

oh, and i talked to tim - he just hit ga - has another 1-2 hours of driving to get to the hotel, so... he talked to me for like an hour. i finally told him i had to go - he needs to concentrate on driving. he's been driving since like 1am. besides, i'm not going to spend the entire day on the phone w/ him. that's not going to help matter any, and i won't get anything done that way. lol...



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Posted: 1/9/2011 2:05:58 PM
Crisann - LOL I hope you are feeling better! After defending my thesis I had two martinis and a half glass of wine! Had the worst headache ever the next day and I had to go to work! Glad to see you are getting so much done.

QOTW - will post a new pic after I clean up. Have a layout to adhere down and a mess to clean up. Basically it does not look that much different from the set I posted earlier in the challenge.

Chipboard - this is a problem area for me and I am not sure how I am going to handle it. I think I am going to have to go in there and take it all back out to kitchen to resort. I have a lot of chipboard alphas that are not on stickie backs so those are separate from my regular alphas. If I get rid of the journal articles from my thesis then that would free up some file folders to use for something else as Wookiemouse suggested. Will post more when I figure it out. Something has to give in this area because I am starting to figure out how to use bare chipboard and am enjoying it.

DD made it to London just fine. We have already chatted on Skype. She looks good but tired. I was up until 3A to see if she was ok and then up at 9:30 to clean. It has taken until now to clean up this house. Her room took 2 hours alone. And charming DS put a hamper with clean towels in the bathroom, never bothered to put them away and then they piled dirty ones on top of that. Fortunately for him I did not find his special nerf bullet because it was going in my vacuum. And good thing they were not here because I was pulling the vacuum around while flying on my broomstick

Am having coffee now and going to make my way back there to clean that room!



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Posted: 1/9/2011 6:51:09 PM
BTT

Finally shoveled out the house. Still have bucket loads of laundry to do BUT I am back in my room organizing! Well I was but then DH yelled for me to come watch Tim Allen do his lap on the American version of Top Gear! Ok back I go until the next summons!



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Posted: 1/9/2011 8:19:01 PM
How did it get to be 9pm already?!?! We do finally have our new dishwasher installed AND it is super quiet

Cristi - Sorry 'bout that But next time, drink at least 2 glasses of water before you go to bed. That will help with the cotton filled head in the morning Sounds like you're doing better today... well, aside from the smoke in the face. But I bet you'll never forget to turn off the blower. So have you heard from him since his 1am call?? Oh, and next weekend works for me ... I'll be in and out being Mom's taxi and all, but I will most definitely be around

Lisa - That would have made a cool POTD! What did you take instead??

Mel - So what free classes did you sign up for??

Jen - I'm looking forward to seeing your youtube on your space!! That is such a neat idea! I can understand the chaos from creating. I made 3 cards this weekend and I still have half the room to put back in order. And you're a 1/4 of the way through the month already - you can last the month without buying stuff, I know you can!!

Susan - Glad DD made it safe and sound. And you sound like me with your flying broomstick. LOL


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Posted: 1/9/2011 8:56:30 PM
Chipboard will be another easy week for me - I have just a few and they are in a ziplock baggie stored with my stickers. I plan on going back and catching up on a couple of past weeks. I still need to finish stickers and projects weeks and I'm still completely ignoring photos!

Cristi - hang in there! You've almost survived a day! What part of GA did so go to? They are suppose to get snow north of Atlanta. And if you run out of things to do, you can always fly to TX and help me take down my Christmas decorations.

artist-ju - can't wait to see your youtube of your clip it up. I love those things and I'm just trying to figure how I could work one into my room somehow.

We got some snow here today. Not much, but it was pretty coming down this afternoon. The kids are hoping to get out of school tomorrow, but the roads look pretty clear.

Next weekend should work for me for a virtual crop. I do have a vow renewal ceremony Sat afternoon to go to and I'm going to another crop Sat night.


Leisa - GO VOLS!

Completed 2010: 85
Completed 2011: cards - 16; los - 70
Completed 2012: cards - 26; los - 36
Completed 2013: cards - 13; los - 20
Completed 2014: cards - 0; los - 14
Mar goal: cards 0/4; los 14/4


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Posted: 1/9/2011 9:15:15 PM
kris - you have no idea! lol... i'm drunk again. yep, i've talked to him - he called. he text me. he messaged me on facebook. he loves me and misses me. lol...

one of his friends was here. he was drinking w/ me. the other one - that's helping me w/ the woodburner is supposed to wake me up in am. lol...

the guy that was here was playing w/ my scrapbooking stuff. too funny! i have pics to prove it, so when i scrapbook them, i'll show you ladies.

we'll see what happens...

have a nice night!



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Posted: 1/9/2011 10:43:40 PM
Christi- nothing wrong with drowning your sorrows! You should see some of the parties we had back in our day when our husbands were on deployment! I think I had one wine and cheese party at my house back in the ‘90’s where half a dozen had to slumber party over, and three ladies spent the night on the floor in bathrooms! LOL!

Working 5-8 Fri (PST) and 10-6 Saturday this week, but totally free Sunday!

Leisa- Tree down, but outside lights, inside lights and nativity still up here. Goal is no Christmas by St Patrick’s Day!
Kris-Congrats on the new dishwasher! If only they would bring back phosphates for the detergent! Then I would not have to scrub my dishes before the washer “washed” them!

Pt 2 of Adhesive (round 3)
Chipboard (round 2)


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Posted: 1/9/2011 10:50:38 PM
amanda - you have no idea! lol... i'm going downstairs, then to bed. i need to get, atleast, some sleep before work.

pse and his printer were giving me grief, but still got most of jan. olw classwork done. alot farther on me: tav. oh, and i also have like a half-dozen more ideas for lo's... lol... sometimes, i think i'm better off drink...

he said he has the weekend off - he wants to fly me to atlanta, ga. we'll see what happens. if he only has sat/sun off, he's not going to drive home, but supposedly mon is a holiday. if that's the case and they're off, he'll be home for sat/sun/mon - we'll see...

have a nice night!

i'm, slowly, starting to sober up. lol... that kind of sucks!



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Posted: 1/10/2011 6:35:37 AM
Morning Girls!
It's SNOWING!! YAY! I know some of your are thinking I've gone loco for snow but I live in Eastern NC so it doesn't snow much here AND I've lived in places where it doesn't snow for years so this is so cool!! Oh and my kids have a snow day today.

Cristi, I'm LOL at you. Yes I am. Last time I drank too much I agreed to take a stray kitten home. We named him Oscar, LOL! I hope you are feeling OK today.

The classes I signed up for were Project life community. I just want to see what its all about. I'm doing something sort of similar. Just doing a monthly compilation instead of taking photos every day.
Also, "Embrace Imperfection" is another I signed up for. I think it starts in Feb? And I signed up for Mini Memories. I have all kinds of thought swirling around in my head about that one. I'm thinking about signing up for i.scrap too. I think thats the name of it. If I can actually get started with any of the others, I'll pay for a class. Otherwise I'm not going to waste my moola! KWIM?

And I didn't get any scrapping done yesterday. I helped my 6th grader with his science fair project though. I even broke out the craftrobo for it! I'm surprised I still remember how to use that thing AND I'm even more surprised it still works.



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Posted: 1/10/2011 7:08:45 AM
Happy Monday morning everyone!

Never got the chance to pop back in here yesterday. I was mourning the Eagles loss to the Packers. There's always next year.

Susan - I've got to play catch-up today on my house. It's a disaster! Kitchen is the worst and I will start there. Plus laundry needs to be tackled in a BIG way.

Kris - Congrats on the new dishwasher. I'm blessed to have a dishwasher ... but still HATE unloading the darn thing. Why is that? Friday's POTD was knitting projects that my knit group currently have on their needles. Not as interesting as the "dust message".

Mel - I'm signed-up for Embarce Imperfection too. And I'm hoping to post to the Project Life gallery once I get my first week completed.

Cristi - You WILL get through this. Keep yourself busy. Next weekend for the virtual crop works for me. I think it will be a blast for us and give you something to plan and look forward to. I have a few things I can offer up as prizes, if you want to go that route. Just let me know.

Back to business:

Here's my post from Round 2 --> chipboard

Everything looks the same and seems to be working OK. I have noticed I'm missing a few odd letters (like Q, x & Z) and will get those with my next CTMH order. I'd like to change the plain white labels into some that have color. Everything looks drab right now.

Here's to a great start for everyone this week!


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Posted: 1/10/2011 7:21:41 AM
Did anyone else read Staci Julian's blog post last Friday? She made reference to a post scheduled for next Tuesday with a 2011 LOM update.

If she's offering LOM again this year, I'm so hoping to take it. Has anyone else been through her LOM class? Or have her Photo Freedom book?


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Posted: 1/10/2011 7:32:04 AM
Amanda - Your blog is awesome!! I love reading it every week!!

Cristi - *sigh* You did remember the water, right?? Hope you're feeling OK today. Glad you have a bunch of friends watching out for you and doing some of the "guy stuff"... not that you *can't* do it, it's just nice to know you don't *have to* do it Hope work goes OK without him today

Oh and on the dishwasher saga .... We've been married and in this house 11 1/2 years. DH did not grow up with a dishwasher. I did. He did not want one. I did. When I got pregnant with DS I was put on bedrest PDQ (as in at 11weeks!!) So there was no more dishwashing for me, but plenty of eating So about 2 months away from my due date, DH announces we're getting a dishwasher (YAY!!) It lasted a year or so?? So DH got another one as he was now hooked on the dishwasher idea.(Again, YAY!!) This one was SO LOUD that we could only run it in the middle of the day or when we were out of the house. Then the city decided to change to this peak saver hydro thing where they jacked up the price of hydro during the day and it was lowered at night. Of course we're trying to save the $$ so we'd like to run it at night. But as it is literally 3 feet from DS's head it's not really beneficial to help a 5 year old sleep with this noise. So DH bought ANOTHER one, it sat in our front room for a week and he spent the better part of Saturday as well as Sunday morning installing it. I LOVE it!! So quiet, so we can run it at night and it's really quick as well. So that's the dishwasher saga.

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Posted: 1/10/2011 7:41:16 AM
kris, what kind of dw is it?

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Posted: 1/10/2011 7:42:35 AM
kris - a bottle of water and 2 ibuprofen... it didn't help much!



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Posted: 1/10/2011 12:46:15 PM
oh my freakin' word! seriously!

the furnace went out - the last i checked it was 63 degrees in here.

i'm waiting on the heating people right now - i feel so bad for our neighbor/his friend that's helping me w/ the woodburner - he's been here 4 times (count them - 4), since yesterday. once last night and once this morning to load the woodburner - once a bit later this morning b/c i smelled something burning (which must've been the heating elements in the electric furnace). once a bit after that b/c tim called him when he got frustrated trying to troubleshoot over the phone w/ me.

so, he comes back up, troubleshoots w/ tim some over the phone, goes and buys/replaces the capacitor... then, i had to call the heating people and now i'm waiting around for them.

it is so cold!

the only thing i can figure is the blower motor is broke, which is basically just a glorified electric motor (and i only know this b/c i work in a scrap yard).

if this is any indication of what the next few weeks is going to be like, i'm going to bed and staying there. lol...



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Posted: 1/10/2011 12:50:45 PM
Leisa, I already have a youtube of my clip-it-up. Its found here



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Posted: 1/10/2011 3:54:24 PM
Christi! If I could fly over and hug you I would! At least the bed is warm (if you throw in the pets and a couple of heavy blankets!) If it weren't so cold out (it is cold here too...but rainy) I would suggest what one one of my girl friend's would say...it's time for a menoge et toi- you and Ben and Jerry! But at 63 inside I woubt that you want ice cream!

Hang in there!


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Posted: 1/10/2011 4:11:48 PM
she has a menage a trois, with dag & thor!

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Posted: 1/10/2011 6:19:24 PM
furnace is fixed! thank you HVAC guy! Funny enough, it was a guy that comes into work to bring in copper.

minimal cost? um, like $400 for a new motor... crap! it's just an electric motor that's worth, maybe, $2 in scrap value.

the house still isn't back up to temp. yet, so i'm probably going to take garbage out, take a shower and go to bed. i'm still kind of cold.

have a nice night, ladies!



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Posted: 1/10/2011 7:34:31 PM
Crisann - You poor thing! I hope you are all warmed up now with or without liquor!

Mel - what did you sign up for?

Judy - you will get back up there!

Lisa - post if you see anything on LOM! I am interested in that although it sounds like a lot of work. Is your laundry done-

Kris - What brand of DW did you purchase? I have a Bosch and LOVE it. Our old one used to make the house shake!

Amanda- blog on adhesives is way too funny. I like the mini-album idea - I have way too many of those "400 picture" vacations and OCD me thinks she scrap as much as you can! Williamsburg is up to 10 pages in my 2003 album already. I should have made a separate album for it. It is slowing my progress down.

As for today - spent time on Skype with DD, DH and Verizon trying to get her global phone working!!!!!!!!!! So not much done tonight. I did realize scraps were once again a problem so I am going to shuffle somethings around and see if I can get a handle on it. PP is still a problem as I cannot lift my CH to get them off the shelf. I am hoping to rearrange this weekend. In order to move them around I have to give up my cute ribbon canisters - I think.

Chipboard still working on a plan. Too tired to move that out to the kitchen although the table is now clear of laundry



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Posted: 1/10/2011 7:50:01 PM
my major problem to getting back up to my scrap room (besides what I have to do down here!) is that I have a v. inquisitive puppy who steals whatever & destroys it! and, if I shut her out, she'll have a hissy! I know I can handle that, but that's what has been holding me back!
PLUS all the nasty paper work & cleaning down here.

hair appt tomorrow. wonder if it will be canceled. we are having a snow/sleet storm now that will v. likely turn to ice overnite!

that would give me the day, as I am unlikely to go even the short distance to the gym on ice!

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Posted: 1/10/2011 8:07:54 PM
Cristi - Lots of hugs sent your way!! On the plus side, at least you got that hurdle out of the way nice and early. Hope you sleep well and wake up to a nice toasty house

Susan - We bought a Kenmore this time. You guys have Sears in the States, right?? It's the exact same one my SIL and one of my BF's has. And I'm loving that it's so quiet Good luck on the reorganizing!

I have yet another headache so I'm heading up to bed shortly.


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Posted: 1/10/2011 8:13:52 PM
Judy - no going out in ice. Even up here we rarely drive in nasty ice storms. And that storm is heading up here. I hope they close the office on Wednesday

Kris - another headache So sorry! I hope you feel better soon.

Off to move some stuff out to the kitchen! Grocery store tomorrow and then I am getting that pp, scraps and chipboard DONE!



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Posted: 1/10/2011 8:38:46 PM
kris - lol... i might wake up really warm, something like 85-90 degrees. i got told even having a thermostat is kind of irrelevant at this point - he's going to stop back and put a relay on that motor. in the meantime, i have to manually cycle the stupid thing b/c the blower won't kick on/off - it's constantly on now. better than constantly off, i suppose.

right now, it's almost 80 degrees...



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Posted: 1/10/2011 8:48:42 PM
ack! ~crisann~, wouldn't u be better off with a just, u know, regular kinda furnace?!?!!? what's the point???
if energy-saving, did u think of solar? or that whatever where they dig waaaaay underground? geothermo?????

I would much prefer 63 to 80 in the winter. vv in the summer!

~crisann~
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Posted: 1/10/2011 8:54:29 PM
um, no... it was a money thing - in like 3 years, we'll have no heating costs whatsoever - as soon as that thing's paid off...

eta: 2 days down/18 days to go...

hopefully, tomorrow brings with it less issues than today.

night, ladies!



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Posted: 1/10/2011 10:47:37 PM
Susan- with 10 pages allready invested in Williamsburg, why don't you make them their own album? PA Me says that whay you can either get Williamsburg done and allow OCD ME to call it one scrapbook complete, or you can put it aside until OCD Me & Inner Hoarder can deal with the other 380 photos and memorobelia, and the rest of the year can get done? ...In which case OCD Me can say I actually completed a year?

I have no Idea what to do with chipboard right now...rereading Zen Master Wookiemouse and stairing blankly at my pile...


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Posted: 1/10/2011 11:18:37 PM
Hi everyone! Finally checking in for this week.

Cristi - Yikes! You're not getting many breaks these days! Good to hear you have your heat back. Hang in there, girl, it will get better. Going to GA sounds like a good idea, though. Before kids, hotel rooms were always happy places with DH!

Judy - I had the puppy dilemma last spring. Strangely she didn't realize that she could go down the stairs to the basement until just a couple of months ago (she'll be one in February), so she didn't get into my stuff, but I felt bad leaving her lonely upstairs unless she was sleeping.

Kris - Yay on the new quiet dishwasher! We run ours at night since it isn't near any bedrooms, but it's too noisy to run when we're around. It came with the house, so I won't feel bad about replacing it this spring.

I've actually been organizing today. I went down to Kelowna to pick up some photos and stopped into M's to see what's there. They had the Iris rolling cart things that I've never seen here before. Needless to say, I snatched one up and came home to put my chipboard in it. Not that keen on taking a photo - aside from being able to see my table, it doesn't look that different to me.


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Posted: 1/11/2011 6:56:19 AM
Just wanted to pop in and bump us up a little.

Cristi - How was your night?? No other issues?? When DH used to travel, EVERY time something went. One time the pipes froze, once the furnace broke, the toilets plugged.... I was cursing his trips after awhile You should go to Georgia - it'll be nice to have a real hug after your last couple of days.

Susan - I think we're supposed to get that same storm DS has been dying for a snow day so I hope it is one tomorrow. AND as I'm not working right now, I don't have to go out if I don't want to!!

Amanda - How big is the pile?? What kind of space are you hoping to put the chipboard into??

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Posted: 1/11/2011 8:22:27 AM
I have most of my chipboard organized in a four drawer cube. The shapes are in one drawer and the alphas are in baggies in the other drawers.

I don't find myself using raw chipboard much anymore now that the Thicker alphas are out. It's so much easier to use them than painting chipboard.

QOTW- My room is fairly well organized. Now I've been looking for some decorating ideas for my room. I loved Vicki Boutin's SB room in the latest issue of SB Etc.

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Posted: 1/11/2011 8:31:09 AM
~crisann~ did you jinx me!???? My heat pump has 3 zones & the main zone isn't working, or is it the thermostat that isn't working in main part of house????

~crisann~
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Posted: 1/11/2011 8:36:14 AM
don't even get me started! i'm going to strangle him when he gets home!

i'm still having furnace/wood burner issues - the electric motor messed up part of the control panel, which means i have no thermostat, which means the blower fan is running constantly - my house went from 60 to 82, then as the fire started to burn out, down to 72.

this morning, i all but had to relight that darn thing! i just asked the neighbor to stop and check on it - i said it's running constant electric/eating wood - if we don't do something about it, i'm going to run out of wood, then i'm going to be outside - cutting and splitting wood.

it was like 12 degrees this morning and i was out there for like a half hour... s/o said if the HVAC guy doesn't call me today about a relay, he's going to try to walk the neighbor through it...




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Posted: 1/11/2011 8:51:30 AM
also, pros to him not being there:

i can eat in my studio
i can leave the tv on cmt all night
i can smoke in the kitchen
i can sleep w/ dagda
i can stay up all night, if i want
i can get away w/ doing nothing (except woodburner, ofcourse)

anyone want to add to my list? lol...



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Posted: 1/11/2011 10:25:12 AM
Cristi- you can eat take-out because it is cheaper and doesnt create dishes or leftovers
you don't have to do laundry unless you actually run out of clothes
you can hang out all day in your jamies and not have to worry about a comment on your greasy bed head
you can catch up on all those movies he never wanted to watch
you can eat your favorite meal every day if you wanted to

Judy-Oh no! Are you in the path of that NC snow storm? Hope you get your HVAC guy to fix soon!

Kris-actually not that big...I guess that is why I don't know what to do with it. Right now it is sitting in a way too big bin under my desk (will put pics on my blog today...sometime)


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Posted: 1/11/2011 10:36:36 AM
Well today is snow day number for us. Base is closed and the schools are all closed. Things are starting to melt though so we should be able to get back to normal.

Perks to S/O's being gone:
1. The toilet seat is DOWN.
2. I don't have to cook anything elaborate. Chicken nuggs and FF's = happy kids/happy mom.
3. The remote belongs to ME!
4. The computer belongs to ME!
5. Nobody is standing over me griping about the CC bill, LOL!

OK, now you all need to remind me of this list in a couple of months OK??

And I've realized I need a new way to store my "to scrap" photos. I don't like putting them all into 2-up photo albums. They are a pain to sort thru and then there are odd "holes" from where I've taken photos out. Does anyone use a file system of any kind???



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Posted: 1/11/2011 11:33:51 AM
I think my headaches are because I'm not drinking enough water. So far so good today

OOOH .... what I would look forward to if DH were away...
1. The shrimp and veggie dish at my favorite Chinese place (DH is allergic to shrimp).
2. No more flipping socks all over the house.
3. have jammie days
4. Could stay up scrapping till all hours without someone pestering, "Aren't you done YET??"
5. The bathroom would stay CLEAN!!

I'm hoping for snow here as well I have a business meeting in the morning, but I'm thinking if get the 10-15 centimeters they're calling for, the City will close for the day and there goes my meeting

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Posted: 1/11/2011 1:39:28 PM
scrappinBee, we got enuf snow (mostly sleet & ice, I think) to close the city. not enuf to cover the grass. But, I hear that it is icy! or was esp. this morning.

Big, hulky HVAC guys can't be out on the road in this weather!!!

I could get the thermostat to bring the heat pump on for a few minutes at a time. Between working with that & the propane gas fireplace, it's up to temp now. But, if i turned the fireplace off, it would likely go down! no fan on the fireplace (don't use it that much, but that may be why!)& the ceiling fan in the great room is set for summer; there isn't all that much tilt to the blades anyway.

IAC, between a big bowl of oatmeal, hot soup for lunch & the above measures, I'm comfy. Still think ~crisann~ *did* it to me!!!

don't run out of wood, CA

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Posted: 1/11/2011 3:58:30 PM
Last night went to bed and wondered why it was so cold upstairs (we have two zoned heating) as I had been running the wood stove since 4P. Looked at the thermostat and the battery had died. It was 62 in my room! DH fixed it and I turned it up to a balmy 67! Thought of Crisann when it happened. But if we refi I am getting thermostats that are hard wired into the system. This is ridiculous!

As for when husbands are away:
1. No one is looking over your shoulder when you post on Two Peas or read blogs.

2. NO ONE complains that you are on Two Peas.

3. Your packages come and YOU are the only one who knows it.

Hope you are doing ok! I am taking a breather from work and then going to sort out my room again. It is just not working for me.



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Posted: 1/11/2011 5:18:17 PM
Finally all my digital photos are loaded onto my computer and put in their propper folders. Its so good to see them all in one place. Now to scan the negatives, that might take me all year.

cris- I feel so bad for you to have so many things happen the first time your s/o goes away to work. Hoping the rest of the time goes so much better.



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Posted: 1/11/2011 7:05:04 PM
Kris forgot to write that I can't take apart the layout because they adhered down to CM album pages! And the start of the spread begins on the back of another page not related to the trip. Any ideas! I think I used my ATG gun to adhere the layouts!

Jen good for you! Good luck with the negatives!



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Posted: 1/11/2011 7:16:38 PM
NEGATIVES!!!?!?!?! tossed all of mine & never looked back!

ask yourself, do u really want them? whY??? will u ever ever use them?

ME: NO!!!!!

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Posted: 1/11/2011 7:25:38 PM
You know, there's just something about a snowstorm that makes me want to scrap. As soon as DS is in bed, I'm heading into my room for a bit of "me" time.

Hope you're all staying warm tonight!!

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Posted: 1/11/2011 8:34:28 PM

Sticker Organization - Have you watched Shannon Tidwell's free class this month on using border stickers? Does anyone have border stickers out separate from other themes or colors? I am thinking I might try this. After watching her class I was inspired to use them.

CM albums - anyone ever unadhered a layout from one of the pages? Layout was adhered with ATG gun!



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Posted: 1/11/2011 8:37:04 PM
hey ladies!

you know, i do really well w/ this whole being here alone thing, atleast until about this time of the day - about now, i start getting lonely. lol...

he went out to dinner w/ his roommate. must be nice! i can't go anywhere - we got so much snow today. i was afraid to drive home from work.

i fixed the thermostat! well, actually i fixed the relay, which switches the fan on/off, and basically controls the heat - so it stays the same temp. as the thermostat - or something like that.

told him that by the time he gets home - he's not going to be welcome here - i'm not going to need him. lol...

i shoveled the walkway, put down salt, took care of the animals, etc. i'm so tired and sore from messing w/ that darn woodburner.

well, have a nice night!


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