Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week9 (round 4): OLW Blog hop & Embellishments part 2

Goodness! Who would have thought that a long weekend could go so fast! Thanks to all of the Operation Write Home Blog hoppers for visiting! (OWH Blog Hop card here, and Iraq layouts here).

In honor of Memorial Weekend, my Tuesday Trio Card for Sketch #69 (an anything goes sketch) is a Happy Memorial Day card! Yes, there are more buttons! Yes, Fabulous Spouse has already noticed that we are in violation of button probation, but Creative Me does not care… because it is embellishment week!

Today is WOYWW!, (See the rest of the desks at the Stamping Ground-here) so this is what my work desk looks like now that Creative Me has finished our One Little Word (OLW) Homework. PA Me has been distracting Creative Me a lot lately, so we got this done just under the wire!

Speaking of OLW, Here is what our homework looks like right now. OCD Me is not one hundred percent happy with it, but the POW keeps reminding OCD Me that if she wants perfect, then she should keep better tabs on PA Me… and besides Creative Me almost never does perfect. Each layout is always a work in progress…until the next project comes along!

This Month, Ali Edwards gave us a PDF to write down the task/ mission/ goal/ objective/ thoughts/ or stuff to tackle …and our progress (not negative) with our word and these tasks. The POW will be the first to admit that this was a busy month, and that we seemed to be putting out fires and embracing Survival Mode rather than Embracing Life! (speaking of survival mode, The POW and the scanner are not talking right now, so here is the 8.5 x11 without the text.  Will try and update after volunteering this morning).

However, we are happy to report that we are all embracing our new family well, and that the WMD is actually sleeping in her own bed! Even Shark Bait (“Shark Bait! Ooh Ha Ha”- from finding Nemo. Sorry couldn’t resist!), has been behaving less like an almost terrible two year old (especially at dinner) who needs to be fed to the sharks, and more like your average almost loveable toddler who you want to eat up because he is TOO cute. The POW is almost ready to let the poor priest that we keep in the attic for emergency exorcisms go, almost…

The real breakthrough, though, is that OCD Me finally convinced the POW and Fabulous Spouse to get a smart phone! Woo Hoo! Our last new phone was in 2003 when the Illusive Middle Child helped us out and put our phone in the washing machine because it “looked dirty”. The Upside, We are embracing technology. The downside, technology has left us in the dust and is not looking back. OCD Me is a manual reader, but there is only like 20 pages to the manual, and none of those pages answer any of my questions… like how do we attach a photo to our contact? Because every time we take a picture and then try to attach it, it just attaches to the “find out your data usage” phone #. Seriously?! However, we did figure out how to download angry birds, so the rest is gravy, right?

As for embellishments, here is the link to round 2 where we took everything out, but OCD Me focused on beads and eyelets. This is the link to round 3 ( part 1 & part 2) where we got our brads under control.

This time we are working on buttons (go figure). Creative Me wanted something pretty/ inspiring (like little bottles) and OCD Me wanted things that transported easily to crops. The POW just wanted to make sure that we all understood that we were on a budget and that nobody went to Ikea without permission! The goal is to get a bunch of these magnetic tins and put up a dollar store cookie tray at my work desk with the tins attached. Wish us luck!

Illusive Middle Child & buttons-after
Finally, today’s blog is the last chance to score some blog candy! Winners will be drawn for Friday’s Post! We will be sending three lucky viewers some simple stories pieces and some other goodies for leaving us comments (and hopefully becoming a follower- but not required). You can still leave a comment on the Friday post (prize #1), the Saturday post (prize #2), or today (prize #3)!

OLW Blog Hop List
Amanda  <---You are HERE!
Lynn W
Melissa S
Lisa A
Jen S
Monica B2
Karen D


Julia Dunnit said...

Gawd, I can barely keep up!! So glad that Craft you has found SOME time!

Jen said...

You certainly do keep busy! Very inspiring =)

Rebekah said...

So glad to see your OLW still surfacing in your busy lives!

junelle said...

Oh my goodness you are a busy one! It looks like you have many creative ventures wrapped into one -- that is awesome!

What a fun and happy blog to visit!

Elisa K said...

wow you are a busy... Love all your buttons... Your desk is cleaner then mine and your card is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

MonicaB said...

I like how you decorated your task list. Great post!

Helen said...

loved your post! you sound like one busy lady. happy woyww.

Doone said...

I'm not sure if it is the late hour or the busy life you have, I am dizzy, but so glad you found an elusive middle child, I lost mine completely and have only an elder and a younger - it does feel like the middle bit is missing...


Ps - no its the middle ear infection ( dizziness) - must take meds and go to bed - also happy 104


Anonymous said...

love popping by here to see your OLW progress. I really should do it more often so I can check all your other projects.

Nikki Sadler said...

Wow I thought I was busy LOL - love your energy and creativity - keep it up.

Jo.C said...

What a busy post but great fun - love the energy :0)

Twiglet said...

I love buttons!!! Happy 2nd anniversary and happy crafting!

Missus Wookie said...

I use those IKEA mag tins for my buttons and flowers they work great. Your OLW prompt sheet looks neat with those additional squares.

Thanks for sharing.

Nicky said...

Oh no I want to go to Ikea now to look for those magenet tins not seen them before - - Happy WOYWW Anniversary

jillconyers said...

You've been busy! I love Ikea finds!!

jamie said...

your task list is very fun!
and you are very funny to read.
glad i finally got around to hopping by this afternoon.

K8 4man said...

What a fun post! Thanks for being part of the hop (I am hoping to be back in next month myself.

Melissa said...

Hey - survival mode is all your can do sometines isn't it! Loved your fun post!

Angie said...

Wow you are a busy one ....quite exausted after reading all that lol..Love the magnet idea and middle child must brighten your day with his impish smile.

Cheri said...

I love how you changed up the task list - definitely more interest there! And whew girl, you need to slow down!

okienurse said...

Nice busy desk. Girl you stay super busy. Sorry I am so late getting around but it was a busy week. Happy WOYWW #104 and the 2nd anniversary of blog snooping! Thanks for sharing Vickie #55

Dragon said...

Too many yous to keep up!!! tee hee... glad crafty you found a moment or two.. have a great week

Arlene said...

Wow...a busy bee! :) great post. TFS. :)