I wanted to clean my work area today, but I decided not to approach it like I have been. I get overwhelmed and give up before I finish, so I thought a new approach was in order. When I worked at the bank, I had a system where I would only touch something once. If I opened my emails, I did whatever needed to be done with them before going on to the next task. I decided that it would take a lot longer, but ultimately, touching things once, will be different than moving things from one spot to another. So I started by finding new stamps and dies, and putting them into cd cases and labelling them, then putting them into the storage based on what types of stamps they are. I made up labels for animal, flower, sentiment, outdoor, holiday etc., type stamps. That way if I’m looking for stamps of a dog, I know exactly where to look for them. Once I finished that, I went to my closet and arranged everything in there so I don’t have to move things again in the future. Then I found some backgrounds I’d made in the video where I made the blue sparkly card. I had four of them and two new layered dies, so made cards out of them and put them in my storage box. I know this is going to take me a long time to finish, but I really do feel a lot better about the progress I’m making. Normally I would have put the stamps into a pile or a plastic box and not put them into the cd cases as I would have done that on a different occasion. I would have put the backgrounds that I’d made into a box to address at a later date…Those things just keep piling up and it’s so frustrating when you never seem to make much progress. So today I did.
I also re-shot a lot of the video for the woman whose dog found her cancer. I had made a great wood grain background on the first video ( I think I talked about this yesterday,) and I had almost all of the background out of the video frame, so you saw virtually nothing. I couldn’t sleep last night thinking about how that was the centerpiece of the card, and you really can’t see it…I feel so much better now that it’s re-shot. At least now the wood grain background is a technique that everyone can use, as they’ll definitely know how to make it.
My card is going live later tonight and I made a big dent in my craft room mess. Life is good!