Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WOYWW #372

First on my list are two things:

Thank you Jan for keeping us in line in Julia's absence. I'm sure the task may have been only slightly easier than herding cats. We love ya!

And second is a huge WELCOME BACK to our Queen of Queens, Miss Julia Dunnit. Julia is back at the helm this week.

Okay.. so my desk:


I remembered I'd not cataloged the stamp sets that come with my Quick Cards magazines so pulled them out to catalog. So I'm shuffling them into the mix. This should take less than an hour this morning. Then this all gets put away and I have a dust ruffle to make for the lower shelf of our entertainment center. With two cats and now a dog, the shedding hair accumulates horribly around the books on that shelf. 

Last week I posted a picture of my $1 stamp storage and mentioned the pink labels. This is what one of them looks like. Each pink package is a Studio G alphabet stamp. I am missing C and K. If anyone has one they'd like to sell, please let me know. I've tried contacting the company who cover Studio and can't get a response from their customer service. Really disappointing.  They are a major brand stamp company.



We are under a heat warning. I think the system moved in yesterday. I sat down in the recliner for an hour and woke up five hours later! Needless to say, not a lot got accomplished. So with hubby due home tonight, I'm doing the flight of the bumble bee trying to finish some things up.




That's my desk? What's on yours? When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground where Miss Julia has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you. We won’t touch.. just look. J  I can't wait to peek but if Bob is home for I might be late again getting 'round. Pleaseleave your number and you'll be first on my list.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

WOYWW #371

Good  morning! 
Since I was just getting 'round to some of you last night, today seemed to come extra quick. Every week when I see the number, I am amazed at how long we've been visiting one another's spaces. A lot of the tardiness was due to storms, meaning I had the internet turned off. We're forecast for a repeat this weekend. ::: sigh :::

Remember that nice clean work top from last week? Yeah, well... I'm making good use of the table while I can. My actual work surface is buried under those spinders full of ScrapRack pages waiting for the base to be put together this weekend.

Here, I'm working on June Paper Pumpkin cards for the Stampin Up blog.. yes, I know the July Kit should be arriving any day. Just been one of those weeks. LOL The photo box in the upper left holds all of my current SU stamps. I've stored all of my stamps this way.



Before I started crafting, I used the surface to work on the last of the stamp organization/ cataloging. These two boxes were made from a recycled large flat rate postal box, covered in white contact paper. I've stuck with the Themes/ Calendar year category so that all of my items coordinate. In case you're curious, there are 117 stamps in these two boxes.

That said... I have the Studio G Alphabet sets (those pink labels). I am missing C and K so if you have those and would like to sell, please let me know.


These two boxes are larger misc. stamps/ sets that are waiting for cases. Those should arrive with my SU order today. 



Wondering what I'm chattering on about? Each week we are blessed with opportunity to visit other creative spaces around the world, courtesy of Miss Julia. While our sweet travel director, Julia (returning next week),  is on a medical hiatus, her friend Jan (LunchLadyJan) is helping us along.  So, When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Lunch Lady Jan where she has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you. J  I can't wait to peek.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

WOYWWW #370




Not very exciting, eh?  This is my former cutting station all ready for, well, cutting. LOL

If you missed why I say 'former cutting station', check yesterday's post HERE.

Since I chose to pull all the pages with fibers from the scrap rack spinders to reduce bulk, I need to card those so they will fit in the drawer.  So while I wait for that little velcro piece to arrive, I decided to take advantage of the clear space to get the fiber bobbins cut. When I have all the fibers carded, this is what they'll look like:


Wondering what I'm chattering on about? Each week we are blessed with opportunity to visit other creative spaces around the world, courtesy of Miss Julia. While our sweet travel director, Julia,  is on a medical hiatus, her friend Jan (LunchLadyJan) is helping us along.  So, When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Lunch Lady Jan where she has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you. J  I can't wait to peek.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

SCRAPRACK - Almost complete

I spent a busy weekend working on the Scrap Rack project. That seems to be a never-ending task.. though I am finally beginning to see the end. I THINK I have sorted everything into ABC/ Themes/ Rainbow/ Calendar year that I own. Though, if the 'clown car' effect is still going strong, I will not be surprised if something else shows up as I move on to other organization areas of the studio.

For now... Here are 2 of the categories, completely sorted:


This is the rainbow section. Though I've since gone back and removed all of the pages with Fibers. Those will get carded and added to the fiber drawers. Having them stored in the SR for me does 2 things: 1) adds more bulk which means I'd need more spinders and more bases. I do not have room for more than 3 bases. 2) carding the fibers and putting them in the drawer will keep ALL of the fibers together (keep together what you'll use together) with the exception of the holiday themed fibers. Those will stay in the Calendar section of the SR.  I have 6 spinders for the Rainbow section


This is all of the Themes section... well, as much as you can see down the length of my table. There are 8 Spinders full for themes... that's an entire base with a squeak of an extra.

So the problem became that the space the SR was to go is only long enough for 2 bases. And that was with an extension piece Bob created to go over the 2 (2-drawer) filing cabinets that were to be the location for the SR. I can not get away with less than 3 bases. 

yeah, I'm a Got A Lot A Girl LOL  Though I did not realize how much until I began sorting.

I've shown you these pictures before but they will help you to see where I'm going.


This is suppose to be the 'cutting station' in the new studio. In the picture below, if you look on the left side, you'll see the end of the cutting station. 2 (2-drawer) filing cabinets are placed side by side (opening out into the room) to hold the SR


This is where I am now:


I cleared everything off the Cutting Station. I put the SR into place and realized that I have 2 complete bases and an expansion base. I can still use the base from the 2nd unit but I need the piece of velcro used to connect the basis (and providing room for that 8th spinder).  I ordered the piece yesterday and I suspect Karen will have it to me by Friday. So hopefully, next weekend I can put the SR in place and FINALLY be done with the SR organization. 

Next project will be the $1 stamps. 




Wednesday, June 29, 2016

WOYWW #369


My desk this week is a disaster. I've spent more time putting stuff away than playing. While most would look at my room and not see progress, I can. If you check THIS post, you'll see how I spent my weekend. Forecast is showing rain for the next four days so I'll spend today working on blog posts then take advantage of the rain to be off-line and back to organizing.

To the left you can see the newest Paper Pumpkin from StampinUp. I need to get a couple of those done and up on the blog sometime today. Getting everything back to a routine is taking longer than I'd hoped now that Bob is back to work... albeit temporarily.



These are the beautiful ATCs I received in this year's swap.  From top row, left to right:

Lisa Davolt  (wish I could send you some of our rain)
Elizabeth aka silverscrapper
Robyn Josephs (+ goodies came in a lovely envelope made from a calendar picture)
Lisa Meyer (included a lovely postcard. 
     I loved the stamping on the envelope, including a sentiment that read
                   'Only dull people send dull envelopes'  and a lovely zentangle stamp of an owl

Bottom row 
Jill
Lynne Mizera

One of the envelopes (I'm sorry, I can't remember whose - I'm thinking Lynn) included champagne glass confetti that went everywhere. My husband is still finding a glass here and there - and he smiles. 

I am planning to post my ATC/ how to on here Friday. We'll see how much weather permits.

Sending love and hugs to Julia as she continues to improve. If you're hopping around to say hi, we  miss you and wish you the best!

Also continued hugs to Lunch Lady Jan as she continues to heal from her father's passing. Losing a loved one is so very tough. 

Wondering what I'm chattering on about? Each week we are blessed with opportunity to visit other creative spaces around the world, courtesy of Miss Julia. While our sweet travel director, Julia,  is on a medical hiatus, her friend Jan (LunchLadyJan) is helping us along.  So, When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Lunch Lady Jan where she has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you. J  I can't wait to peek.

Monday, June 27, 2016

THE ORGANIZING CONTINUES!


I am making progress.  These 6 spinders represent every colored embellishment I own... that I've found so far. Bob and I have dubbed the room the 'Clown Car' so there is potential for more items to become unearthed that need to go in these page categories.

I'm now working on the sorted THEMES items.


While these pages are empty in this picture, trust me, they were covered with all kinds of paper-style embellishments, stickers, etc. in categories from Animals - Travel and everything in between. Themes does NOT include holidays. Those fall under the Calendar Year. 

I am beginning to rethink how important my 'cutting station' position is. I may need to move the ScrapRack to allow room for at least one more extension base. I'm going to hold off putting things on the base until EVERYTHING is sorted, in pages and on spinders (the 3-ring strip). 

With Bob gone, I am determined to make serious progress on this room before he gets home. When will that be? We have no clue. One of the pilots has ridden the boat for 7 weeks. I don't think I can have Bob gone that long :-D

As soon as I get a couple of blog posts up, I'm back to getting all these items into pages and onto spinders. 

I'm anxious to get back to actually MAKING art instead of sorting the supplies :-)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

WOYWW #367

Good morning, friends!

Thank you so much for all of your well wishes about my arm. With limited use, the arm is improving. I can tell the days I use it more than I should ;-)

I will have pics of the ATCs I've received... and show you mine. The ATCs I got last week are still in my briefcase. I opened them at the hotel and sent 'they've arrived' notes from there.



This is  my desk this week. Towards the back half you can still see the remnants of the Paper Pumpkin adventure. I finished cards up for my post HERE on Thursday then spent all day Friday packing for a 4-day weekend all to myself. I got home late last night in time to add the stuff in the front.

The box in the front is my SU order to be unpacked... along with the stamp sets on top that I couldn't wait to look at. Below that are books I bought at a trade store in Springfield MO. The book you can see clearly is From Elvis to Elvira - a autobiography written by Richard Sturban of The Oak Ridge Boys. That's on my review list. I've reviewed two books by Joe Bonsall (of the Oak Ridge Boys) these guys have done a lot for my career the past couple of years... I am blessed. Oh, don't know what I'm talking about? My day job is artist and music promotion/ freelance entertainment writer. That's the blog with the boots/ cowboy hat button on my sidebar if you want to check it out. I'm The Country Angel ;-)

Wondering what I'm chattering on about? Each week we are blessed with opportunity to visit other creative spaces around the world, courtesy of Miss Julia. While our sweet travel director, Julia,  is on a medical hiatus, her friend Jan (LunchLadyJan) is helping us along. You can hop over to her blog to see where to go from here. So, When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Lunch Lady Jan where she has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you. J  I can't wait to peek.

That's on my desk. What's on yours? Please leave a number and I'll do my best to get 'round. Bob still isn't back to work (but we're getting closer, I think) nor is my arm completely healed ( but feeling much better every day!) so my visits will be limited again ::: sigh :::