"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

Friday, August 15, 2008

Seeeee!!! I got some of it done! (sorta...)

For those of you doubting I made any progress with the craft room the other day (ahem! you know who you are!!!) I present above photographic evidence! OK, so it doesn't look like I got a whole lot done but believe me that above is a HUGE accomplishment!!! I am a stamp fiend, and though I have gotten a bit away from this particular brand lately, I pretty much started building my collection with Stampin' Up. And as such, I have a LOT of SU sets...uh, over 200 to be exact (thank God Kevin forgets to read this blog most of the time!!!). Add to that the rest of the stamps I have and I am looking at probably close to a 1000 stamps!!! So just getting those SU sets organized (and purging some that I know I will never use again) and organizing a bunch of books took a good chunk of the day. And I will do more in there on Sunday and Monday again. So I am feeling good about the progress...not great, but good. I am just itching to make stuff (oh yeah, and I kinda, uh, need to make stuff...wayyy behind on some things...). I also got all of my clear/unmounted sets organized, too. Still unsure what will go in those top cubes. Right now the two baskets in either end cube hold minibooks I have made. The larger basket in the middle holds blank books, project stuff to be filed away, cards and tags I am saving for projects, etc. The stack next to it is many many many sets of alphabet stamps, and the galvanized bucket holds clear alpha stamps. The cube to the right of that holds my sewing and knitting/crochet books and the little basket holds fat quarters of fabric.

I looooooove my little display on the top of the cubes! And of course my absolute favorite is the sign on the wall! Got that in North Conway at one of my favorite little gift shops. It is perfect for this room, because this room, is, of course, all. about. me. The "K" and the "D" you see there are actually two giant stamps!!!

On Sunday and Monday I plan on tackling the massive task of organizing my patterned paper. Actually, it may not be too bad. Most of it is already put away but I am running out of space in the holders and I have a load that I have bought in the last couple months that needs to be sorted and put in the proper pouch. I also have a lot of kits that I still haven't used yet that need to be organized in to bins and baskets and added to the shelves. After I deal with the paper I will deal with all the new stamps I have purchased that need a home. Then it is on to my counter top. At some point in the near future I have to be brave and open those closets and fully clean them out. If they were clean and organized my room could be so much more efficient. Those closets are nice and deep and can hold a lot and both closets are all shelves.

One thing I am proud of from my cleaning sesh the other day is I did fill a huge box with stuff I am putting aside (a.k.a made Kevin lug it to the basement!) till AE has their annual yard sale. I will have to get a table! And you never know what could end up as a R.A.K. in someone's mailbox........

See the artwork on one of the closet doors?! My most favoritest person in the whole world made those...my little nephew, who is literally THE coolest five year old I know!!!

In other news, we are all set for some quality Tim time in September!!! Sooo excited! You would think it was my first time. It is sooooo not, though *wink wink*

Off to my MIL's for dinner tonight...oh joy joy.

It is going to rain again. Grrr. We have had so much rain. BUT, I will so take this over hot and humid any day so I  guess I shouldn't complain! I just want autumn to get here {{{sigh}}}

Big shout out to my friend Tanya for being invited to be a guest designer at Gutter Girlz! Rock on chica!!!

I have so much more I could talk about but I feel like this is soooo long already! I will try to come back later. Hopefully you will, too, if you can stand it!!!



Robyn said...

Thanks for stopping by you know I just love when you do! Can I just say...LOVE THOSE HUGE ASS stamps on the top shelf! NICE! I wish I could come and buy everything off your table at the sale!

Anonymous said...

I am VERY impressed with your progress, although I think you're being too hard on yourself, calling yourself a stamp fiend when you only have a thousand or two stamps! (Can you hear the sarcasm??)

Seriously, though...great job! I love to see all the things you make your magic with!! And I am LOVIN' the KD stamps! I had no idea they were stamps! (I had certainly noticed the fabulous sign, but didn't want to comment, lest someone who doesn't know us take it the wrong way...)

May I request a close-up of your mini-books??? The rest of these internets need to see your awesome talent!!!


Terri and Bob said...

Cool stuff you have!!

You are entitled to as many stamps as the house can hold. Amen.

Anonymous said...

You done good Girl! Great job! Now can I fly you down to Podunk and get you to help me clean the shack? I already disposed of the dead mouse and scraped the poultry poo off of my flip flops...

Anonymous said...

Time check, chica! It's 202 here in Cali.....

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~Kristen~ said...

Thanks! I will leave this for those who are interested. I am fortunate to be loved completely by my wonderful husband and absolutely fabulous family and I feel comfortable being me and being loved by them and my friends who are an intricate part of my life. I wish all of you these blessings.

Morgan said...

If your getting rid of some of your stamp sets you can throw them my way.....Love your blog


Anonymous said...

Hey Dolnack.....I have a tip for YOU. Stripper's Anonymous


Perhaps you're missing all the attention you got in your former career, and are trying to make up for it by stalking people!

And speaking of assessments, here's one for you: Mental illness help. http://www.nami.org/

I hear it runs in families.

If my mother was a nut case, and my brother's were bitter envious nutcases who can't let things go, I'd be asking myself if maybe, just maybe, the gene ended up in my chromosomes, too.

Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

Kristen, your craft room looks most wonderful!! Love it! I wish I lived closer so that I could come over and steal some of your fabulous ideas, you are the GLU Scrap Diva and that room is DIVALICIOUS!!

Karen said...

Girl your craft room is as full as your life is. Why are you complaining?
Try and figure out when there is a time we can get together. I need my some Kristen time.
Kudo's to Kevin and the new job at twice the pay...WOWser. Could your life really get any better?
I am so happy you are in my life and proud to call you my friend.
Give Margo my love and that crazy silly Dad of yours too.
Oh! I forgot too ask...just how many days until you pack for that tremndous vacation to the Down Under.
I think I am going to rename you "Lucky"
Love and a Very Big Hug,

Anonymous said...

Love your blog!
I don't know how you have the time to do all the stuff you do - you lead such a busy life!

Anonymous said...

Kristen, gosh I would love a craft room like yours. All those great stamps. Think you could come out my way and teach me to scrapbook.

Your room looks great and don't fret about how clean or not just enjoy my friend as you are the best and you should be darn proud of what you do. I know I am proud of you.

Anonymous said...

Oooo, drama! Funny how she just can't stay away from you, huh???

I'm with Morgan...I'll happily take some of those stamps off your hands!


Anonymous said...

Love the craft room, had the honor of seeing it in real life! Can't wait to come see you again!

Elizabeth F.

Anonymous said...

Touche', Tammy. I shall cease and desist.

Anonymous said...


Love the craft room and the way you took charge!

I am so happy you are in such a wonderful place in your life. You so deserve it. If everyone could have as much love and TRUE friends as you do the world would be a better place.

To be so content with who you are is the one true thing I want. You are an amazing exampel to all!

Lots of love,

Anonymous said...

GOOD...and I can only say stay away unless you want it spread. That is not a threat either. No one is as Dumnb as you suspect. Leave each and every one of OUr SISters alone.
Now, God bless you and the broom you flew in on.

Mary said...

Well, you did it... mnaged to get your craft room organised... congratulations! Now when you finish with Staci's little job could you spare a bit of time for mine? Only problem we have to start from scratch and whistle the stuff from thin air! Ohhhhhhhhh to have a craft room. I'm so envious (but in a nice way!!!)MB!

Anonymous said...

Lookin' good gal. you done good. love it and love you. cbaska

Anonymous said...

Lookin' good gal. you done good. love it and love you. cb

gayle said...

Kristen, what an amazing crafting room you have and I keep telling you girl; you NEED to start that scrapping business ASAP...

As to the nasty little creature that likes to lurk about and cause trouble...I'm guessing you have borderline personality disorder..if you would like to know for sure feel free to email me and I'll be happy to send a referral so you can began the mental health treatment you clearly NEED!