Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ribbon storage solutions....

I am tired! I am sore! I am done!

I have spent the past week and all weekend (minus a few shopping sprees) cleaning and sorting and organizing my craft room. I have let it go to pot ***pause while we wait for the cat to figure out how he is going to lie in front of the monitor***. I was busy making wedding invitations for my nephew and niece-in-law and the room got away from me. Plus, I was making purchases and not putting them away.

I like to have everything detailed in a binder because my hubby calls me "the Queen of returns". I have a tendency to purchase more than one of an item. I now have a binder with all my dies, folders, pens, inks, punches etc. listed so I do not buy two again. However, buying things means putting the details into the binder I was lacking in energy and time doing so, they sat on my work table until I finished last night.

I also admit to being a ribbon hoarder and I ran out of room. I had my ribbons sorted into colors and stored in shoe boxes but, I was up to ten shoe boxes and no room left for more purchases or storage. Along comes Becca from Amazing Paper Grace and an organization tip from her.

I searched until I found the proper 3-drawer storage unit and I wrapped and I wrapped and I wrapped until all ten boxes were now confined to one small drawer unit....which.....inspired me to reorganize and resort what I did have.

This is the ribbon system I now have.... Hubby says supper is ready so, I am off!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I won, I won, I won....

I have been searching forever for Stamping Up French Script background stamp. I usually find them after the sale is over. I finally found three again...all listed on Ebay. I start bidding and some person keeps upping the bids and I lost out on the first one.

I was not about to lose out on the second, I waited and I waited and I watched the time count down. I figured....she/he always ups me by $.50 so....I would go one further and go $1.00. I watch the time tick down....I entered my amount in the bid box....I kept my mouse on the button....when the clock said only 5 seconds left...I hit the button....and held my breath.

Nothing happened! I hit the refresh button and, and, and I won...I beat them out. I have my stamp. Now I have to wait for it to come in the mail. Tap, tap, rattity-tap (those are my fingers tapping). I have no patience...I want it now. I have a stamp to go with it....I have a card idea and I really, really want to make this card!

On the down side...our house is on a cement slap (no basement) and it has been raining so hard lately. Monday, I heard gurgling like water running and I followed the down on my hands and knees....knelt by the register and there is water in there!!! Our floor vents are full of water. Hubby has been pumping them dry with his shop vac but it is not keeping up to the water flow. I now need to find a general contractor to tell me what my next step should be. I want to rent again!!!

It is supposed to be hot and sunny for the rest of the week into the, I hope we dry out and we can figure out what is going on.

I hope the sun shines where you are.