I've been in major cleaning mode and have locked myself in my scrapbook room for the last week. The first day I went into my room I thought there is no way in hell I'm going to get this done in less than a month. It looked like a scrapbook store had sneezed all over my room. You couldn't even see the floor! It was one of those overwhelming moments where you just stand there and try to figure out where to start. About five minutes later my doorbell rang. The UPS guy was delivering my third prize box. It was my lucky day! It was full of Cropper Hopper organization stuff. Talk about fabulous timing! After many, many hours my room is finally suitable to work in! When I finished putting the last piece of stray chipboard in it's proper place I sat in the floor and admired my clean, scrap ready room. I'm so unbelievably glad that it's done. I promised myself, then and there, that from now on I will clean my space after each project. (We'll see how long that actually lasts!) Here's what I learned about myself and scrapbooking from the last week:
I have never met a piece of chipboard I didn't like.
I have paint, ribbon, and ink in every possible color.
It is true that patterned paper is addictive
I will never have a scrapbook room big enough. (Don't look in my closet! I said nothing about having a clean closet!)
Fancy Pants should just send everything they ever produce directly to my front door.
Stamps should be self cleaning because I aparently never clean them.
Rubons WILL stick to carpet, glass table tops, my elbow...etc
I have got to find something to do with all 8 monsterous bags of scrap paper. ( Is there a charity in need of cardstock?)
I'm a scrap-slob.
Next time, I'm hiring a cleaning crew to come in and take of this!
On a different subject, I'm sending a huge congrats to Scrapbook Generation's DT member Amy Estes. She just found out that she is having a layout picked up for publication in Layout Blueprints 2. Amy, my are-we-ever-going-to-get-pubbed pal, is an amazing scrapbooker and her accomplishment is well deserved. Be sure to check out her blog (I've got a link on the right side.) and give her a congrats!