Saturday, August 14, 2010

Before I Take Off to Stampaway...

I wanted to share the progress I've made in the craft storage area and in the craft room.  There is a lot more to do in the craft room and a sort of mini sort by type in the storage area, but we worked pretty hard on this!

First you need to know that it was almost impossible to walk in the storage area and it was becomming quite dangerous!

Now it's neat and tidy! 
Behind the rack in the back are all my racks etc for when I go and sell at crops etc. The shelves on the left hold all my "other" crafts, painting, bear making and knitting/crochet. The shelves on the right hold my scrapbook items, mainly stuff that I need to sell!

Thank goodness I only had to work one day alone, though I did accomplish a lot in that day, and then Evan came back and helped me finish it off! We even took three boxes of teddy bears (all of them in new condition) to the local women's crisis center! It felt great to know that they would be going to people who would hug them and hopefully feel a little better for having them to love! Thank you Evan for all your hard work, I am so relived to know that this part of the work is finished! He even changed the lightbulbs in the garage and on the front porch for me!

As for the craft room itself, its come a long way from this on Monday:

To this:
but it still has a long way to go to even get back to where it was pre-storage area cleanup! More on that later!  Now it's time to go and see what all the press about Stampaway is about! Have a great day and weekend, my friends!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Working on my Scraps

What?  Working on your scraps?  What does that mean!  I can see some of you really wondering what all that means! Well... it means that I finally took everything out of my very huge storage closet and am trying to put it back together! With my usual luck though, while I had excellent, and I do mean excellent help in the form of my friend Tina's son Evan yesterday, unfortunately I just heard that they have a family emergency and Evan has to go out of town! Evan, Tina and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you! I hope your trip ends in a positive!

So I am now going to tackle what I need to do down there a little at a time!  When I moved last year, with my shoulder injury and subsequent surgery,  I pretty much had to concentrate on the more vital things and while I did set up the actual scraproom, we just piled all the boxes in the storage area.  Over the last year, I just pulled what was urgently needed and the place became a worse and worse mess. So since I'm vendoring at a crop at the end of the month, and getting serious about selling off my inventory, I'm working as hard as I can on putting things right! Though I hesitate to do so, I guess I should show you what it looks like now, with all the boxes all over the place. I bought 8 additional shelf units and 30 bins or so to put things back together! Now that is what I call a big job!

Oh My Gosh!
Wouldn't you agree that this is just a little overwhelming!

One more thing, if you are reading this, have you entered to win the cricut cartride giveaway?  Even it you already have that one, think of a charity crop or a friend that you could gift it to! Even previous winners are allowed to enter!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

It a Coupon Post!!!

Week of  August 8 to 15, 2010

This week's internet navigation tip: It is always a good idea to use your right mouse button on a link and open the link in a new tab or window.  That way you don't lose the page  where you came from.
They have a new ad and coupons! (50% off one item August 8 to 14 + the standard 50% off framing).

Like they say, the coupons are in the mail, literally. They are doing free make-n-takes of three projects, ending today (Sunday August 8th), so that's where I'm off to as soon as I post this!

Here is HL's latest ad, which is about 30% of Wilton products. It is usually easy to find this weeks store ad in the email but not this week.  I finally dug it out here and here.

Here is a link to the contents of the latest Michael's email I got this past Thursday. View their latest ad! Didn't see any coupons from them yet!

Well folks, like most bloggers, I love comments so please feel free to leave one when you come and get your coupons!