Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Getting Organized

I still feel guilty that I haven't posted photos forever but I am getting closer to being more organized-which in the long run will help out.My husband is trying to get programs off my old desktop replacement and make them accessible for me besides my craft room which doesn't have heat.  Not a big deal in the summer but when the windchill is below zero at times during the winter..... Let's just say my craft room isn't my favorite place to be.

I am in hopes to save some money and get a 4 side dvd, cd storage unit that swivels and takes little floor space.  I haven't mounted my stamps for a very long time since I don't have a lot of storage room to begin with.  I have always stored my my stamps in cd cases.  Then on a book case I had cd storage boxes.  Well, the boxes are getting full and the company no longer makes the storage boxes; and at some point I will run out of room on my bookcase.  I am hoping with a cd storage unit, to take up less floor space and use the bookcase that is currently being used for stamps can be used to organize books and magazines I have in my bedroom.  Then all my stamping things will be together. 

It will be a long drawn out process but I am hoping it will be worth it in so many different ways.  Small steps every day....

Happy Stamping

Friday, January 8, 2010

Flying Into A New Year

I am working on self improvement in my home life.  I have never been domestic and have always had clutter around.  Well now that we live in a house that is almost 200 years old and only has 2 closets in the entire house, I have decided I am going to declutter Flylady style. It would be a little easier without a 5 year old trying to help me, but I am determined to give it a try.  I am on day 8 and it is going well. I am hoping to get rid of enough stuff that all the "extra" stuff doesn't get thrown in my small craft room.

I also want to get my craft room organized in a way that makes it easy to use.  It is a small room to begin with with walls that slant about 4 feet off the floor. Organizing in a vertical direction is not possible.

Once I get my house/craft room organized I hope to have a schedule that includes keeping my house clean, work, exercise, and craft on a regular basis. And have time to edit photos and post to my blog.  I have a new netbook that I have purchased thru payroll deduction and I hope to get everything on it that I have on my big clunker desktop replacement.

Happy Stamping

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Winter Blahs

It is so gray and depressing here so I have added bright colors to my blog to make it cheerier.  The only thing is with the orange background I cant get my old signature to be inserted properly.  Maybe someday I will figure it out but for now it will just have to be typed in.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Big Shot Materials List

Big Shot Materials List for Bigz and Originals Dies
The following materials work well when creating die cuts with the Big Shot machine and Bigz and Originals dies. Please note the maximum thickness of several materials. As a rule of thumb, you can cut a material with your Big Shot machine and Bigz or Originals dies if you can cut it using your Craft & Paper Scissors.
  • Thick corkboard
  • Thick chipboard (59 mil)
  • Colored magnet
  • Ruffle board
  • Paper wood
  • Balsa wood (3/32")
  • Bass wood (1/16")
  • Metal mesh
  • Aluminum (.016)
  • Tin (.008)
  • Adhesive and non-adhesive mat board
  • Drawer liner
  • Shelf liner
  • Vinyl
  • Static cling vinyl
  • Shrink film
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Clear acetate (20 mil)
  • Vellum
  • Card stock
  • Patterned paper
  • Flocked paper
  • Contact paper
  • Textured paper
  • Metallic paper
  • Linen paper
  • Suede paper
  • Embossed metallic paper
  • Basketball embossed paper
  • Faux alligator textured paper
  • Self-adhesive glitter paper
  • Fabric
  • Canvas
  • Iron-on fabric
  • Soft plush fabric
  • Burlap
  • Velvet
  • Corduroy
  • Lace
  • Heavyweight denim
  • Terry cloth
  • Funky fur
  • Thin leather
  • Quilt batting
  • Warm & natural batting
  • Fusible fleece
  • Self-adhesive craft metal
  • Self-adhesive cork
  • Self-adhesive foam
  • Self-adhesive magnet
  • Self-adhesive felt
  • Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
  • Pop up sponge
  • Poly foam
  • 100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax.)