Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Project Life - Week 4

This is the beginning of an awful two weeks.  There were a lot of ups and downs this week and the next one.  And another week I forgot to photograph the two page spread. 

Poor Little Miss got sick with a fever.  It kept going up.  On Sunday, she and Fabulous Husband showed off their bathrobes for my camera.  A package arrived in the mail for me Tuesday.  I bought the Sew Easy used.  I like the look I get from it but it does take a while to actually get the sewing done.

Fabulous Husband was starting to not feel well too.  Little Miss, who had started feeling better, was helping out.  I bought her this little pink hamster toy she had wanted.  She loves that little thing!  On Thursday, a postcard arrived from Mexico that my dad and stepmom had sent to us...at Christmas.  It's a month later!  Talk about some slow mail service there!  Sigh...my desk.  I don't think it got cleaned up for months.  I also included a picture of a picture Little Miss drew for me. 

It's hard to see but above the last journaling card and below the postcard is a little strip of black with white dots.  I put a journaling card behind the one you can see and wrote about driving Fabulous Husband and Little Miss up to his parents' house.  Both of them weren't feeling great.  He was feeling worse and worse.  I was still hurt and in a lot of pain.  We decided it would be best to let his parents take care of the both of them.  I cried the whole way home. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Project Life - Week 3

For some reason, I didn't photograph the the two page spread.  Let's just jump right in to the left page.

Little Miss just adores to fold shirts with the shirt foldy thingy Fabulous Husband bought.  Little Miss likes to draw and has lately been getting into drawing faces.  I figured handing her one of my PL cards to draw me a picture would turn out cute.  I was right.  Tuesday's picture would be a rare photo of my desk at school actually cleaned off!!  It's a running joke that we're never sure what color my desk is since it's usually covered with papers and books.

I got this shot of the sunrise from my classroom window.  So pretty!!  Thursday, I got the awful immobilizer brace off.  I switched to a brace that let me bend me knee.  Friday was hair cut day!  We take her to Silly Scissors in Mooresville.  She loves that place.  And look at that...more folding!  Even now, she still likes to help with folding. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Project Life - Week 2

I've been an editing fool and have a whole bunch to share for Project Life.  Here's Week 2.

There wasn't a lot to share of my family this week.  We were on a downward spiral at this point.  I think that's one reason why I didn't share these earlier.  I was still in a lot of pain from my dislocated knee and Fabulous Husband was starting to get sick.

I was excited to be second on the Top Poster list for Two Peas in a Bucket.  Pretty cool!  I also managed to get off of my crutches.  Very happy about that too.

Not much happened on Wednesday so I took a picture of my favorite drink - Cherry Coke.  I just love the stuff.  One of my students even drew me a picture of Perry the Platypus (from Disney's Phineas and Ferb) bringing me a Cherry Coke.

On Friday, Elizabeth went to Gymboree.  She's in the level 7 school skills drop off class.  They learned about the letter D and made dinosaur teeth out of clay and put them on string for necklaces.  So cute!

I have a couple photos like the one for Saturday.  This is my scrap desk.  I've since rearranged my room and it looks very different.  But, my desk still looks like this way too often.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Project Life - Week 1

Well, we're halfway through the year so why not start sharing my Project Life album!  lol  I'm sorry it's taken this long to get myself to the point of sharing.  I don't know what's up with me.  It's a lot of photos to edit.  Sometimes, that's what holds me up and just makes me procrastinate.  Anyway...to Project Life!

I know I shared a pictures of my cover way back when.  Since I'm starting with sharing everything, I thought I'd share again.

On Christmas Eve, about a week prior to starting Project Life, Little Miss, excited about seeing Santa, jumped off her bed and onto me while I was sitting on the floor.  She'd done it before so you'd think it wasn't a big deal.  Kids do stuff like that all time.  However, she landed on my knee.  My knee cap dislocated and slid to the side of my knee.  Through the coming weeks of Project Life, you'll see references to not feeling well, crutches, and the like.

When this week was over, you have no idea how excited I was to see it complete.  After stalking blogs and read through all of Ali Edwards Project Life posts for 2011, it was amazing to see my own life documented.

A close up of the left side.  For 2012, I'm trying to include a picture of our house on the first day of every month.  I forgot to take a photo in June because of all the end of school craziness.  Oh well.  The "Week 01" you see on my title card is from Kerri Bradford.  I love them!  I have them glued down for the entire year.  I also took a picture of my odometer.  Actually, I sent Fabulous Husband out to take a photo since I was in an immobilizer brace and couldn't.  At the bottom right, you see a picture Little Miss drew on my board at school.

Next, are the middle inserts.  A child at school drew this for me after listening to the entire story I told my class.  She got all the details down, even an iPad with my dad and stepmom on it!

The right page for week 1.  You'll see Christmas decorations show up until February.  My husband and daughter were getting very sick around this time as well.  No one felt like taking any Christmas stuff down.  Our Advent calendar (the one from Silhouette America) is still sitting on the piano right now.  I whited out my student's name.  Anytime you see white areas like that, it's probably school related. 

Thanks for checking out Week 1.  I'm planning on sharing my weeks pretty regularly right now until I get caught up.  Or until school starts back again.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Can I Help?

I just love looking through the stacks of photos I have of Little Miss.  I need to get better about scrapping them sooner because I'm starting to forget when they were taken.  I need to get my rear in gear about organizing all my digital photos.  I bought a class at Jessica Sprague but I haven't gotten around to actually watching it yet.  I need to do that asap!  This layout today is a perfect example of why I need to organize.  I know my daughter is a year old in the photo judging by her hair but beyond that, I couldn't tell you what month.  And when they're that young, those months count!  I like to add her age in the corner of my layouts.  I think when her children are looking at pictures, that's something they'll like to know.

I used October Afternoon's Cakewalk collection to scrap this.  It's supposed to be a birthday themed collection but I stuck with rather generic papers.  It's also the first time I used my new star punches.  I love them!  I just picked up another that's a little larger so I can do some more layering.  I giggled all through scrapping these pictures because I just love how excited she looks to vacuum!  I can hope that continues into the future.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What Do You See?

It's CHA week and Two Peas is rocking with excitement!  I love seeing all the new products that are coming out.  More and more I'm glad I saved two gift certificates to spend on all the goodies I see coming out.  One of the things Two Peas is doing are a series of challenges to celebrate.  I've participated in two of them so far.  The first one is a color combo challenge.  I did a page of Little Miss last year at the age of two at my Dad's house. She found his binoculars on the kitchen table and had so much fun looking through them into the backyard.  This page features a lot of journaling, which is rare for me.  I wrote about what I see when I look at her.

The second challenge was to create a fall layout.  I had recently purchased a few sheets of Finally Fall by Bella Blvd.  This gave me a chance to use these.  I also incorporated some paper that I got from the Bella Blvd Warehouse sale.  The yellow going across the center is from a collection called Sweet Celebration if I recall correctly.  I dove into using lots of stickers for layering and some of the Ciao Chipboard.  I still have two more sets of photos from this trip to Patterson Farm to scrap.  This page was about the fun things we did around the farm.  I've also go ones of us looking at the animals and another set at the piglet race.  Maybe I'll get those done this week too.

I hope you like these pages.  I'd love to hear your comments.  Come join the fun over at Two Peas in a Bucket as well.  There's lots going on there!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Scrapping With a Friend

I'm not much of a crop person so most of the time I scrap alone. Today, I've got a friend coming over. I put in a second desk a year or two ago. It's small but not bad for someone traveling with supplies. I'm hoping to either get a few pages done from my Perfect Collection set of starting points or use up some of the Simple Stories paper I've picked up recently. I'm a recent convert to that company so I've purchased some of last year's summer line. I hope another update today will show the fruits of my labors!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer CHA 2012 Sneak Peeks

Is anyone else out there as excited as I am about the Summer CHA sneak peeks?  I've been stalking some blogs out there (I'm looking at you Bella Blvd) to see what awesomeness they're coming up with.  Some I've been disappointed with but others, I'm falling in love head over heels!!  I've been saving some gift certificates to Two Peas just for this!  I'm going to share some of my must-haves and lines that I'm drooling over.

First up is Bella Blvd!  I didn't really discover this company until last winter's CHA event.  Since then, I've been on the look out for all sorts of yumminess.  They've introducted three new lines - Thankful, Birthday Boy, and Birthday Girl.  I absolutely adore Birthday Girl!  The classic bright Bella colors just speak to me in this happy collection.  I haven't scrapped a single birthday of Little Miss's yet.  She'll be four in just a few weeks!  I think this collection will match her first and third birthdays beautifully.  And I'm in love with the new pink chevron tape!  That's a must have.  I've stopped purchasing entire collections for everything now.  This may be one of just a few exceptions this CHA.

As a fall collection, I think I'll be buying Simple Stories Harvest Lane.  I really like the colors and the cards can be cut and used in my Project Life album.  Will I purchase the entire collection kit?  I don't know.  I'm tempted to.  I will be purchasing the Simple Basics kit for Harvest Lane.  The B side of all those papers will be perfect for just about anything.

The final collection that I'm drooling over is from Pebbles, Inc called Walnut Grove.  I'm not quite sure what it is about this collection but I adore it!  That first page reminds me so much of the Urban Prairie collection from Basic Grey from years ago. I don't think I'll be getting the entire collection but there are certainly come pieces I'll be picking up.  The chevrons (of course) as well as that butterfly sheet and the yellow center at the bottom.  They're just so perfect!

I'm still waiting for reveals from Echo Park.  I know I'm in a large group there!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

In the Beginning

Well, I emailed myself a photo.  I've noticed doing that sometimes causes it to sync up.  No luck yet.  However, here's my beginning!

I decided to cut up the Out of Print collection pack by Basic Grey.  I've had this since it came out.  It's a great example of seeing something and loving it online but hating it in person.  I've pulled it out I don't know how many times to use and put it back.  But, I'm determined this time!  I've managed to get 16 starting points done so far.  I've even completed two of the three double page layouts I made!  All in all, a very productive day.


I was seriously intending to share the photos of my process and completed page from Shimelle's TS3 class but my photo stream isn't updating!  If it doesn't update tonight, I guess I'll be emailing myself all the iphone photos.  Bleh.  I hate doing that. 

What a Day!

I was going to start posting my Project Life photos yesterday.  At least, that was my plan driving home from Virginia on Thursday.  However, life intervened.  Little Miss woke up at 1:45 in the morning throwing up.  Poor thing felt awful.  Fabulous Husband and I figured she just picked up something from our trip.  Got everything cleaned and then she got sick again...and again...and again...She ended up throwing up fifteen times in just a few hours.  When blood appeared, I called the on call doc at 4am.  Off to the ER we went!  After getting an IV with Reglan and a bag of fluids, she perked up.  She even ate a couple popsicles while we were there.  That's a big deal itself, since she's turned down popsicles at home every time.  So, after no sleep and a surprise hospital trip, I slept all afternoon once her grandparents arrived to help.  God bless them!! 

Later today, I'm planning on posting my progress from Shimelle Laine's True Scrap 3 class.  I've watched it a few times and have finally cut up my paper.  Stay tuned!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Back at It

...whatever "it" is. Why is it whenever I have stuff to blog about, I forget to? I really need to get a regular blog schedule down this summer so I'm ready and used to it when school starts. Anyway...on with the show!

I'm working hard on getting caught up with Project Life. I'm great about taking tons of photos. Not so great at getting them into my album. I checked a few days ago and I was backed up to Week 18 - that's April 20! Needless to say, I'm embarrassed. When I started this project, I was afraid that I'd be the one who bought everything and then ended up with it on the shelf. I'm guilty of that with so many things. Project Life has surprised me though because I have been keeping up, at least with photos. I've been working hard and have through Week 22 (June 3-9) completed. Week 23 just needs one photo printed and journaling done. And everything up until today has been planned. I'm even planning on sharing! I have up to Week 22 even photographed now. I think I'll start with a week a day, if that makes sense. (It does in my head.) So, get ready. I'm going to try to blog regularly for the next few weeks!

I think I'm also going to bring my PL album with me tomorrow to Richmond, VA. It's our annual Fourth of July trip to see my family. Though our usually festivities have been cancelled bc of the awful weather they've had, I'm still going with my family. I haven't been up there since last July. That was the last time I've seen two of my three sisters! I think this week's PL (Week 27 for those playing at home) will be a jam packed with lots of fun. Maybe I'll finally break out all those fun new page protectors I bought. :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Journey Home

On the way home right now. Fabulous Husband is driving. It's a rather uneventful little drive. However, while passing through Marion, SC, we saw dozens of billboards advertising canned food. All different types. They all seemed to be from Glory Foods or Margaret Holmes. We can't figure out why though. Just seemed odd to see so many of them.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wood Storks!!

Fabulous Husband and I were driving back from the coffee shop when we saw some folks stopped on the side of the road taking pics of a tree. We looked up and saw these huge birds in the trees!

According to the couple that was taking photos, they're Wood Storks. They roost in the trees during high tide. During low tide, they'll fly out to feed. Pretty cool!!

It's Been a While

Wow!  I hadn't realized it's been so long since I blogged.  The month of May is never an easy month for a teacher.  Luckily, DIBELS is over, grades have been recorded, report cards sent home, and my room cleaned for the end of another school year.  I'm now officially on summer vacation! 

I've been pondering a lot over what kind of summer I want this to be.  I always start off the summer with great ambitions of what I'll get done.  I'm trying to be a bit more realistic.  I want to make some great memories, but I also want to relax!!  Right now, I'm at Sunset Beach with just my husband.  Elizabeth is off with her grandparents for a week and can barely stand to be still long enough to talk to us on the phone.  I miss her tons but know she's having a great time so it makes it easier to be away from her.  Fabulous husband and I are having a wonderful time.  It's so funny how your view changes on a place when you're by yourself.  We've been coming here since way before Elizabeth was born.  But, only once, have we ever been here by ourselves.  We're always meeting family or friends.  It's nice just to be the two of us on our own.  Sunday we spent the entire day in the condo doing nothing.  Many would look at that and frown and wonder why we wasted a day like that.  Because, we could!!  It's not something we could ever do at home.  We did end up leaving the condo in the evening to go get ice cream.  It was a great treat.  Plus, once we decided to do it, we left after only a few minutes.  Toss on shoes and go!  Any parent can tell you that never happens with a child around!!

I decided to document this trip with Instagram.  I am having a blast doing it too!!  I can't wait to print out and have fun with these photos.  Check out my drink from yesterday!  It's a delicious mango margarita from Margaritaville!  I love that place!!

I just put the Blogger app on my iPhone.  I hope to blog now while we're in the car between places.  We're off to do some shopping at Barefoot Landing now.  These are going to be fun photos to add to Project Life when we get home!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bella Blvd Yumminess!

Earlier this week, a package from A Cherry on Top arrived.  I've tried to be good about not buying as much.  It was very hard after all the CHA goodies started coming out.  I finally broke down and bought Bella Blvd's Sunshine & Happiness line.

I discovered a short bit ago that I'm too addicted to collection kits.  I vowed to stop buying them and just choose a few sheets from the collection that really spoke to me.  The problem was, everything in the Sunshine & Happiness line spoke to me.  All of it.  The whole shebang.  Usually it's just paper, the alphabet, and maybe some stickers that call my name.  This time, it was every little part of it.  I bought all buy the flags and chipboard from A Cherry on Top.  I have no idea why I didn't get those.  At the time, I was thinking that they're in my bucket at Two Peas so I'll just get them there.

Anyway, they arrived!  I was about to do a dance of joy when I recalled the whole concussion thing.  Still quite dizzy and having a constant migraine.  Dancing = bad.  I did unpack it and drool over it (as well as Echo Park's new summer line Hello Summer collection kit.  I only picked up a single sheet apiece of the "solid" cardstock.  No other complete collection kits for me!  Scrapbooker's Honor!!

So, over the past week, I've slowly been working on the layout with my favorite Winter CHA release.  I chose the pictures one day.  I color corrected them another day.  I picked out the layout from a Scrapbook Generations book another day.  I even cut the strips a bit at a time.  I fussy cut out clouds from this gorgeous paper this morning.  After that, it was a matter of putting everything down.  It took longer than I expected.  It was a two page layout with clouds going across a strip at the top.  It took me forever!  Now, I'm regretting.  Please, no one tell my husband.  He'll be lecturing me about taking it easy.

It was worth it though.  Everything on the layout is yummy Bella Blvd goodness except for the washi tape.  When I'm feeling up to it, I'm going to take some pictures to upload here so you can see.  I just adore the layout!!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

This Will Make an Interesting Project Life Entry

I'm trying to make my Project Life album about my everyday life.  Not all happiness and smiles, but the lows with the highs.

One thing I truly enjoy doing every year is helping our school's music teacher put on the spring show for middle school.  We do a musical twice and then a talent show.  Rinse and repeat.  This year is the talent show year.  The performances were yesterday.  One for the school at 9am and then an evening performance for everyone who'd like to attend at 7pm.

Usually when I'm backstage manager for a musical, backstage is packed of set and prop pieces, not to mention all the actors and my backstage crew.  It's a mad house at times.  With a talent show, we don't have much.  There were only five large props that were used on stage - a bench, two chairs, a stool, and a tree.  Simple, right?

Sigh....not so much.  Yesterday morning, on the next to last act, I tripped on the bench.  I went flying and hit my left knee first (didn't dislocate it again!), then landed on my hands and hyper-extended my right elbow resulting in a sprain that I have to wear a sling for, and hit my jaw on the stage floor with a bruise about the size of a half dollar.  

When my jaw hit, the whole world went white.  It was like sheet lightning.  I didn't see stars until after it had passed.  My head was killing me.  When the show was done, I was taken to the nurse's office and the principal drove me to my doctor.  My wonderful doctor told me about my sprained elbow and that I also have a concussion.  A day and a half later my head is still killing me, and I'm still very dizzy. It's hard to focus sometimes as well.  Needless to say, I missed the evening performance yesterday.  That's the first performance I've every missed for our current music teacher!  I'm so bummed.  :(

A concussion and sprained elbow will certainly make an interesting Project Life entry!

Scrapbooking a 12x12 page is out at the moment.  I did get some of my Project Life photos for the week into the album slots but that was hard enough with the room spinning.  No scrapbooking means I'm not sure what to do as a blog post!  I'm trying hard to do this at least once or twice a week.  It will probably be posting on the weekends mostly for me. After all day with third graders, I'm exhausted.

I was thinking about photographing (since that doesn't take long) my Project Life pages.  I am in love with Project Life, so sharing is something I really want to do.  What do you think?  Would you like to see some more Project Life pages?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Our Little Angel

One more post for today.  It's been the busiest day I've ever had for blogging!  Shimelle also had a challenge to mix two totally different patterns of scrapbook paper.  Patterns that were obviously quite different.  One she suggested I actually had - hearts and stripes.  They're actually the same piece of double sided paper!

I messed up the way I was going to tape the two pieces together.  The heart border sticker curled and ripped so I couldn't use it all the way across like I had planned.  So, I decided to have a little more washi fun!  I am falling in love with this tape more and more every day.

I also brought out a drawer I started right after I gave birth.  It has lots of baby themed scrapbook stuff.  I was able to use a few stickers, some fabric tape, and a rub on I'd had for years!  The line of paper I've used is Little Dancer by Fancy Pants.  It's also some stuff I'd had for a while.  It feels good to use it!

Oh, That Grin!

One of my recent purchases was some paper for the Simple Stories line Fabulous.  I've had the photo of Elizabeth for quite a while.  My dad and stepmom came to visit and we had a girls' day out and went shopping and then got frozen yogurt.  Gram bought Elizabeth the little piggy she has in her hand.  When we were done eating the frozen yogurt, Little Miss had to sit in every chair outside the shop.  I couldn't help snapping a few pictures and this was my favorite.  The sketch I used was from Sketch Support.  It's supposed to be a two photo layout but my 5x7 worked perfectly.


Actual Scrapbook Pages!

A novel concept, I know!  It seems everything lately is my reorganization.  Let's get to what it that reorganization was meant to do - get scrapping done!

Shimelle has been doing a weekend long online crop.  I've been reading through and learning a lot as well as getting some great ideas.  The first challenge she did was to take inspiration from a scrapbook layout she posted on her site.  I was inspired by the background color, the clouds, and the paint splatters.  (that what it looks like to me at least)  I loved playing with the washi tape.  Having it out on that rod is pure awesome!  It was also fun to be able to play with my Cameo.  The clouds, yellow label in the title, and the green doily pieces are all cut from it.

Reorganizing - Part 4 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Wow! Am I really blogging four times in April? And I have another post already in my head to do about a layout I did yesterday? Maybe I'm starting to turn a page on this blogging thing! Only time will tell. :) Anyway, I left out some things yesterday from my scrapbook room photos that I did want to share. So many times I see all the great things about a room redesign, and I'm left wondering if there's anything that isn't shown. So, I'm going to show you my good (all my fun little details), my bad (things I still need to figure out that still aren't working for me), and the ugly. I have a couple of "disaster areas" that I want to show.

Let's start with The Good

This is my Project Life box.  I went ahead and added all my weekly title cards and daily journaling cards to my album.  That left me with a lot of empty places in my box.  I've been finding little embellishments that I like to add if I've got time to the box.  Labels, letters, and assorted other things are just waiting in one place. I love that box!  On the side you can see one of two glass bowls.  I bought these from IKEA.  One holds my Glimmer Mist/Glaze/Glam swatches that will be hung when I get a rod up and the other holds some embellishments for a canvas I'm working on.  They're contained but easily accessible.

Like many others out there, I've started collecting washi tape. I've gotten some from Target and Michaels but my favorites come from Two Peas in a Bucket. I was trying to figure out a way to organize this so I could get to the colors easily. In the photo above, I have some glass bowls on my desk. That was how I was going to store it originally. I didn't like it though. While unpacking the second MM Embellishment Center, I realized (duh!) I could hang them on the ribbon organizers. I love it! As I'm using the tapes, I'm leaving the edge open so it's easy to find the next time. If my collection grows (if? Did I really say if?) I can always rearrange and add a second row if I'd like.

With the second MM Embellishment Center, I can finally have out my Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and Glimmer Glam. My collection has grown a lot. I'm buying a lot of them used. People try them out and don't like them, so, they sell. I love being able to pick up new colors at low prices.

Next on my wall is my magazine holder. This used to sit on the small shelf on my desk. I love it on the wall though so I have more desk space! It holds my Creating Keepsakes and Scrapbooks Etc. magazines as well as idea books and my Sketches for Scrapbooking sketch books by Scrapbook Generation. I've only got three of those right now. I'm hoping to get some for my birthday in June. Fingers crossed!

In the drawers of the magazine holder is where I store a majority of my Glimmer Mist. This part could technically go under "The Bad" but I didn't photograph it. I don't like it in the drawers because I can't see the colors! I've got a couple ideas on how to fix this but nothing that speaks to me yet. One thing I've figured out about myself - if the idea doesn't speak to me, wait! Something better will come along if I'm patient.

This is one thing I've never had before - artwork on my walls!  I picked these up at Target when they were having a sale.  I love that the words in are in rainbow order and the words themselves are very good advice. Hmmm...these might make good pictures to put in my Project Life album when I'm having a slow day.

Up next are my shelves hanging on the wall opposite of my desk.  I bought these a year and a half ago with the intention of putting all my Glimmer Mist on them.  Well, my collection of that grew too and now there isn't enough room.  I have my Chalkboard Mist on the medium shelf.  It all fits.  On the smaller shelf (not shown here) are the mists that don't fit on the other shelves.  On the largest shelf are the Glimmer Mists I've recently purchased (used!) that I haven't had a change to make swatches for.

My final good thing is my candy shelf.  I'm a third grade teacher and for holidays, I always seem to end up with a ton and a half of candy.  In fact, the large glass jar with the flower on it was given to my this Christmas by a student and it was chock full of candy!  I do like to nibble on something sweet while I scrapbook so it's nice to have a pretty display of my sweet treats.  My favorite thing to eat while scrapping is rock candy in the sticks.  Grape is flavor #1 followed by lemon and cotton candy.  I like that it has a stick so I don't have to get anything on my hands.  Does anyone know a cheap place to get rock candy in bulk?  If so, please leave me a comment!

 The Bad

My bad things aren't really too bad I suppose.  They're just things that aren't working for me right now.  For instance, these buckets on my desk.  I have some rods that I've purchased to hang them on but I don't have the right screws yet.  Fabulous husband and I need to take a trip to Lowe's.  They'll hang right above where they are now giving me more desk space.

Next up on my bad list is my Cameo cart.  I bought it second hand from my lss that closed.  (I miss you Scrap Shack!)  It's actually a microwave cart they were using for a small tv for a children's area they had.  I changed the handles from black to brushed nickle so they match.  However, there's a ton of paper I need to sort through.  And inside is a mess.  I want to get a shelf to put inside so I can maximize my storage space there.

These are my Bazzill swatches.  They're mostly in the order I want but totally in the wrong place.  They will go on the same rods I mentioned above that will hold my Glimmer swatches.  I like being able to find matching paper right away when I'm ordering something online.

My last bad thing is this corner.  I have four quarter round Jetmax shelves.  When I got to the end of the my reorganizing, they were still out in the hall.  They're in my bad category because I can't really use the bottom shelves easily.  It makes me sad but at least I can use the top ones!

The Ugly

Yes, there's an ugly place in my scrapbook room.  I don't want to show it but I know I have to.  Let's start with my bookcase.  This is a bookcase I've had since before I was married.  It's just a cheap, five shelf white bookcase I bought from Wal-Mart over a decade ago.  It's been through four moves and has held up pretty well.  This is generally an organized chaos spot.  On the top is a basket with my photo paper.  My Arccivo is underneath is and easy to get to if I'm scrapping on the go.  But on the left is a mess to sort though.  You'll see that word "mess" as a theme to my Ugly stuff.

This is the more organized area of my bookshelf.  It's my 8.5"x11" cardstock and some drawers I use to hold my markers and embellishments.  These drawers need a serious purge.

The bottom shelves hold my albums mostly.  There are also some storage boxes for my printer ink and some unfinished projects.  Do you see that pink suitcase?  That holds all my stamps that I haven't sorted through yet.  I won it in a blog hop from Rusty Pickle.  I love it!

Finally...my closet.  ARG!!  Don't look!  It's a disaster and a half.  In the front in the black crate are my scraps.  I think I finally figured out how I can store them so it's just a matter of getting the supplies and time to do so.  The large sideways box is my spray box.  I can mist in my room without worry now.  It's big enough to hold a full sheet of paper.  The rest of it are things that need purged badly.  A lot of it is baby stuff.  There are eight rubbermaid tubs of clothes my daughter outgrew.  I can't even get to it now.  That's my biggest project in the room and will probably be one that sits there for a while.

There you have it!  My good, bad, and ugly.  What do you think?  Leave me a comment and let me know!  Also, I am trying to be really good about updating more.  And about actually scrapbook pages -shocking, I know!  I'd love to get some more followers if you're so inclined.  Have a super day!