Am I the only one?

So, Christmas has come and gone and the new year approaches. I’m working on design team projects, class projects and CHA projects – all with really close deadlines!

But, I cannot find anything in my craft room – not even the floor! Am I the only one? Does anyone else work like this? I start small and organized and then the project builds. I’m working away and all of sudden I think, “oh, gesso would add some great texture here,” or “I could patina this piece of metal with some acrylic paint dabbers. Maybe a piece of that vintage lace I found at the antique shop in Ohio would look nice here.” Get the picture? Before I know I have every bin emptied unto my table space and floor. It gets really hard to back my chair up at times without running over something!

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Can you tell I’m stalling? I’m sitting here writing this post instead of getting in there and organizing. If you look closely you can probably tell which projects I’ve been working on. See the glitter shining on my Flip Vimeo? Oh, and there’s the white wire I used on the heart ornaments.

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Photos lay in a pile below from a Xyron project I just finished and the Creatopia still sits here, also from being used for the corrugated heart ornaments. That BoBunny snowflake stamp is from an Art Glitter project from way back – the vintage-looking lantern.

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Well, I’m out of excuses, catch you all later! I’m slowly working my way to that messy place. Can stall no longer – have a great productive day!

Organizing with Billy …

Where do I start? It’s been crazy busy and I’m lovin’ every minute of it! Learning a lot as I go; so thankful for everyone’s patience. I never imagined I’d be on one design team, let alone three at the same time. Not sure what I was thinking when I applied for them all but I really am enjoying the challenges.

It was so wonderful to see all the familiar faces at Mega Meet! Thank you to each and every one of you who stopped by the Globecraft Memories booth to say ‘hi.’ Felt like old times!

One good thing that has happened is I really had to organize my supplies so I could keep all the product separated for each team once it started arriving. Made two trips to Ikea for three Billy Bookcases. They’ve worked out great! I’m a visual person and need to see my supplies – I envy those who keep everything tucked behind little doors and in pretty boxes. I’ve tried it and it doesn’t work for me. With the shelves I can quickly scan for product and it is so much easier to put away. Here’s what they look like. There’s even some space I haven’t filled yet but I’m sure as I finish organizing it will slowly disappear.

And, look at the desk! I actually found it! See those clothespins and binder clips on the lamp shade? They’re really handy when gluing stuff together; sometimes you just need a third hand!

It was so nice to sit in here to work. I am using cd storage racks for my dies (Sizzix, Tim Holtz, etc) and so far it’s a good fit. Got an idea for the magnetic dies I’m going to try with my Xyron. I’ll show it to you if it works.

Spent yesterday helping our daughter Rachel with some home and yard chores. Her birthday is today; she’s 29. Happy birthday Rachel! I’m working on a cd book I’ve decided will be for her titled ‘Untie your Wings.’ I feel the title is appropriate considering she has a new wonderful man in her life and they’re making plans for the future. I’d love to show you a sneak peek but opted to show you the happy couple instead!

In case you’ve missed any design team posts you can visit them here at Art Glitter and here at Globecraft Memories. While there take time to check out the other design team members and leave a comment or two. You’ll find some very talented people!

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