Monday, July 14, 2008

Busy Busy Weekend!


Golly it was a busy weekend for me this weekend! I got so much accomplished. Nothing that was earth shaking mind you but just those little things that keep pestering your to get them done!!

And oh...the most important thing is I got some good scrapping time. Oh yes!! It felt so good. I got a good start on my altered book for my darling grandson and also got things ready to go to try using my brayer on some kaleidoscope ink pads!

I love having my big desk in the living room. And I am so happy I have decided to listen to my husband when he told me to stop putting everything away each time after I was done. He said I was spending all my time getting things out and then putting them away! It still is a little difficult for me to leave it out...but how nice it is to just start to scrap when the desire hits!!!

I was watching Scrapbook Memories this weekend and Stacy Julian was on. First of all...I love Stacy!! She has so many great ideas. But on her segment she was promoting one of her books, which sorry to say...I am going to have to go back to the Tivo and play again because I can't remember the title! What struck me was what she had to say...as usual. She was explaining about setting up your scrap area.

In essence she said we need to set up our scrapping space, be it a separate room, a table in the kitchen or just a closet so that we can be able to scrap even ten minutes when we get the time. We are only fooling ourselves if we think we should have a block of three or four hours at a time to scrap. That just isn't reasonable...won't happen!

I am seeing that I am getting so much more done by being able just to sit for even ten minutes while I am waiting on my husband or for something to finish cooking or whatever. What a difference in my scrapping! I love it! Hope you can achieve this also. I didn't know I was using up so much scrapping time by getting out and putting away. Wow! This is great! Hope you can try it!

But let's not forget...I will take four hours straight whenever I can get it!!LOL LOL

Evening is fast approaching and some rain, too, I think! Everyone have a great night and get scrappin'!

Enjoy...

3 comments:

Terry said...

Glad you have your scrap space set up. I used to leave out all my paper stuff and when I got the urge I worked on it--even if it was a few minutes at a time. Your comments made me stop and think I need to leave my laptop on my old scrap desk--maybe I'll do the same thing--work a few minutes here and there. My scrap desk is in my office right next to my work desk. Thanks for the reminder.

Dedra Long said...

I completely agree...I will straighten up after a big project/deadline but I do work on layouts in sections of time....
Sometimes I will be lucky enough on the weekends to have an hour, so that helps...

I'm SO very grateful for an understanding husband and a dedicated studio that I can just shut the door too if needed...

Have a great week!!!
Hugs....
Dedra

Eileen said...

I watched Stacy last weekend, too. I absolutely adore her...but you already know that!

I'm really liking your blog. The daily thoughts are very cool.