Friday, January 14, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week 19 (round 3): Chipboard part 2

This week the layout Creative Me was working on her homework for the Ali Edwards One Little Word class. This was kind of fun, as Fabulous Spouse and the POW spent an evening on dueling laptops trying to find the perfect quote (OCD Me cut and pasted a two page word file of alternate quotes in case we need them later). Very ironically,we felt that one by Dean Koontz (Horror/ thriller novelist) spoke most to us. Does that mean that we need therapy?

When the POW and OCD Me were done with all the bookwork part of the assignment, then Creative Me broke out Illusive Middle Child’s old set of Crayola watercolors. Personally, she has been spending too much time in Girl Friday’s Kindergarten where we must zap the white! White paper is the enemy!…and over half of the page was covered in it! …maybe we should cut back on volunteering with little ones.
The POW, who is always a little concerned when Creative Me starts rooting around in the kids’ school supplies, is actually quite pleased in how this turned out. If you had told the POW that this layout would have sparkly Thickers, chipboard, beads, buttons, flowers, magic mesh, jeweled brads, punches, fabric boarder stickers and watercolors…she would have laughed, and said that it would look like a scrapbook store threw up on it! However, I think that the POW underestimates Creative Me sometimes, and this turned out well.

For half a minute, Creative Me thought of using the sewing machine again on the bottom left square, but OCD Me barred the way. OCD Me reminded Creative Me that the sewing machine is still in solitary confinement to think about her tension issues and receive help that we cannot provide. If we tried to deal with her right now, the sewing machine would probably end up with the death penalty (and it would be a violent and messy death). So, no machine stitching, just this little bit on the chipboard "e".

As for chipboard, my tiny stash is firmly tucked away. Again, therapy is probably in my future, because OCD Me would just look at this pile and be at a loss. There is not much free space left in the scrap room, and really, there aren’t enough pieces (Inner Hoarder, this is not an invitation to shop…seriously) to justify a whole “system”…which is really OCD Me’s meat and potatoes. So, while reading Zen Master Wookiemouse’s blog for the umpteenth time (sorry Google translate friends, umpteenth= a lot more times than is healthy or more than four), she was finally inspired.
Wookiemouse had chucked her 3-drawer Sterlite drawers because they were not quite big enough for the really big chipboard pieces, and she had well…a lot! OCD Me goes…THAT’S IT! She runs upstairs to the almost completely empty old scrap room, and finds the empty 3-drawer Sterlite container and brings it down stairs. Five minutes later, OCD Me is done. There are now three categories for chipboard pieces in the Scrappnbee Scraproom: alphabets, shapes, and finished pieces (alphabets and shapes). Plus, there is room to spare.  So, here it is above, and it is great because my ATG Gun and scrap bin fit right on top!

14 comments:

hilde janbroers said...

you are so organized....I should learn from that...lol.
have a great weekend!

Theresa said...

LOL, great job

Jingle said...

Hee-hee!!! I love that OCD you and Creative You speak to eachother regularly. I wish mine were more communicative at times! HA!

domesticchaos said...

I love your OLW cards! Embrace sounds perfect for you. Love the watercolours - brilliant idea!

Cheers, Lydia

Danielle said...

I like what you did with the class assignment. I will have to upload mine to the board.

Too funny how your, selves, talk to each other. I can totally relate to that.

Becky said...

Love your cards! Your chipboard storage is GREAT! I don't have too much chipboard... Is it bad your post makes me want to run out and buy some? Ha!

Monica said...

Great job!

Rebekah said...

Wonderful job, lovely color scheme!

JennL said...

i love the concept of 'embracing the chaos'. kudos on finding the perfect quote.

tina said...

Great job on this project! The quote is great!

Jennifer said...

Great job with the project. Your cards look great and I love the quote.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Your thoughts on your chipboard is the way I feel about my clear stamps. Really not using them very much. So, do I find them new homes or just reorganize and hope? Those Clip It Up systems are tempting.....

Miranda said...

Beautiful! I love the colors you used!

Tracy said...

Yeah for you, for finding the perfect solution for your chipboard pieces. I know the relief you must be feeling ;)