Well, I knew this day was coming - Dave the Painter is here to work on the kitchen and the husband's (St. Donald) half-bath. In order for me to have a mess in one part of the house, another location has to be *well* organized.
Here's the mess of all things kitchen in the dining room. I won't even dare to show you what's in the living room ;-)
So this means that the room of stash got a good straightening over the weekend, something that had been piling up since the holidays. Because I have some many different interests, organization is key to playing. Please don't think I'm sick, sick, sick because of my manic desire to label everything. I think it's just a carry-over of 30 years of filing habits as a teacher!
Mr. Tim's alcohol inks divided into lights, brights and earthtones, plus some stickles.
More Mr. Tim toys: blending tools, distress embossing powders and lots of glitter.
More Tim Holtz goodies: Distress stains (DS). Most stash items are out in the open so I can remember to play with them. I'm one of those out of sight, out of mind people, so I *love* to see stash. There is no doubt that I am addicted to color. If you don't have the DS yet, splurge and get them all at once. That way you won't have to keep going back for one or two. Play will start immediately when they are on your desk. (I punched 1 inch circles, glued them to the to of the bottles and then dabbed them with the DS color, nifty, n'est-ce pas?
I plan to spend time in the studio today making backgrounds for cards that I'll create tomorrow and mail on Friday. Organization and planning make me comfortable, whereas chaos gives me a case of the crazies.
Speaking of organized, pop on over to Miss Julia's Stamping Ground to see what's going on around the world. Her blog friends always brings a smile to my face. Make something good this week - and make a good hearty laugh to go along with it. Hugs,
PS, If you are a fan of Stampotique, go visit Gini at "A little bit of shiny." She is their guest artist this month and does tons of fab things with their stamps. Would that I could have a Stampotique collection like hers and the talent to use it. This is something to which I can aspire. (don't ya love the grammar!) Thanks for visiting this week.
PSS Did I remember to show you the basket in which I keep my TH Sizzix dies? I'm running out of space and must stop buying stash. *Someone* needs an intervention. rofl
Th-th-th-that's all folks!