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 ;-)

ondering 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 :::

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sizzix Giveaway!

Not by me... but by Sizzix. What would you do with $2500 in Sizzix Product?

Sizzix $2500 (5 Winner) Ultimate Giveaway

For me, I'd have to figure out where to put all these amazing new toys. Okay.. I'm kind of there. I have die storage. And the Big Shot would probably wind up as a give-away because I love my Vagabond.

So here's all you have to do... Go HERE and sign up. They are using a Rafflecopter style of entry so there are several things you can do to increase your chances.

What are you waiting for? There are only 3 days left!

Creative Blessings & Good Luck!
Kelly

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

WOYWW #366

Wow!  Seems like I just got around to some of your blogs and here it is time to visit again. 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 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.

This week my desk is in prep for a new project. I recently became a Stampin' Up hobby demonstrator. While I'm not out to break sales records (like my up-line, Brandy Cox, who just made the Million Dollar Club), I do want to keep up an on-line presence and get orders on-line to help off-set my costs.

Beginning tomorrow, we have a special on Paper Pumpkin that will only last for 31 hours! That's a flash sale, for sure. So I want to get a Paper Pumpkin post up on my SU blog today... right after I get some plants moved in the garden.

So here's my desk:


Aside from the Paper Pumpkin kit, I also have the card mat file I completed last night. I started out just wanting swatch cards to use when photographing my projects. While in the process, I decided if I'm cutting into a full sheet of CS, I may as well get that mat box started that I've always wanted. Now when I cut into a full sheet of CS for something, I can size the rest of it for future projects and file by color. 

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 so my visits will be limited again ::: sigh :::

Creative Blessings! Kelly

Friday, June 3, 2016

FRIDAY FREEBIE - Journaling By 5s - Step 5

Thanks for stopping by!

Things have moved slower around here than planned. This post will move to Friday June 10th. I hope you'll come back to check out the progress.

Creative Blessings!

Step #5 is to add Details with pen/ ink/ markers


This is the step I thought might give me the most problems. I am not a doodler. I have tons of pens/ markers/ colored pencils, etc. But I've always shied away from them for fear of messing up my page. Well, this whole Journaling By 5s process has forced me to be adventurous. I've played with my white Signo, my black pitt markers.

Here is what I came up with. This final slide show gives you a look at the 'completed' Journaling By 5s journal. I'll add touches here and there in 'Free Play'... where there is no time limit. 

What do you think? Would you have done anything differently? Have you been playing along? If so, I hope you'll share a link in the comments. I'd love to see how this process has inspired you.

Creative Blessings!
Kelly


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

WOYWW #365

I'm sorry I was so late getting to everyone from last week. We've had storms if not in our immediate vicinity, then close enough that I just left the internet off. As you'll see from my 'desk' this week, I kept busy. I also haven't finished my ATCs this week. I plan to mail them out on Friday when we go to town.


My desk this week has been all about getting every last embellishment I own categorized and into the ScrapRack system. I have sorting sheets like these for all of the themed and calendar year categories spread out on the floor in the office. I used this white table in the dining room to sort the 'rainbow' of embellishments.

These are shots of what I brought up out of the old office that needed to be sorted:






At the end of Day 2, those containers were empty and the sorting sheets covered. Here's a shot of the rainbow of embellishments after:


And a close up:

I had run out of zippy bags from the jewelry dept. to put some things in and redoing how I'm storing flowers so had to make a Hobby Lobby run today. 

I also got all of the stamp sets cataloged by category. I have that photo on my phone so will try to remember to pull it for next week.

That's my desk? What's on yours? 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. We won’t touch.. just look. J  I can't wait to peek. Please leave your number and you'll be first on my list.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

WOYWW #364


WOW! Not only has another week flown by but we are celebrating our 7th anniversary of visiting one another around the globe.

First and foremost, I want to wish blessings and a speedy recovery to our hostess, Julia Dunnit. She has worked so hard these past years to bring us all together but now she needs prayers as she faces surgery and recovery.  Her creative sidekick, Jan (LLJ on the list) will be taking over the reins for the next several weeks.

I apologize for not getting to any desks last week. Bob decided we needed to go to Springfield for a new lawn mower for me. Once we were home, the rains began again, meaning no computer for me. I do appreciate each and every one who stops for a visit and will do my darndest to return the favor between lightning strikes and company.

So my desk? Hmmm

This is my current work top. You'll see some of the embellishments for our Anniversary ATC Swap. I have one step left to complete then I can put everything together. I have approx. 23 of these to swap so if you'd like to have one, please drop me an email at: KellyH (at) artlover (dot) com.  I really need to get a contact form on my blog. (adding to project list)

However, my focus for the next two DAYS (not weeks as stated in original post) is the office. This is a small portion of the disaster to be finished:


As of right now, the plan is for my brother in law and his wife to visit this weekend. This is where they sleep. Eeek! So I have 3 days to get this office into shape. Now if my arm would just cooperate.

Incidentally, the 'tornado' comment last week was figurative - not an actual tornado. While there are many hitting across the country, I am blessed none have come near us. I do send prayers to those who have been hit. I saw on Weather Channel last night where one family in KS had recently completed a rebuild of their home leveled by a tornado only to be hit again yesterday. 


That's my desk? What's on yours? 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. We won’t touch.. just look. J  I can't wait to peek. Please leave your number and you'll be first on my list.