Monday, July 27, 2009

Crop Room Remodel!!

I am so excited! I once had a fairly nice room in the basement with carpeting and shelving. It wasn't anything fancy but it was nice. Well, after the basement flooded a time or two we pulled out the carpeting. Then everytime it rained or during Spring thaw, I would get a little stream through my crop room. I am always very careful about leaving anything out and never, ever set things on the floor. It has been an area of concern for me for over a year.

The other day I decided to call Sure-dry basement to get a free estimate. I expected it to be big bucks so I knew it was a long shot but I figured what the heck. I called, set up a date and they sent me a catalog. (without prices) I told my DH the date and time and asked him to be home to meet the guy with me. Our meeting took place today.

It was a lot cheaper than I thought it would be. The guy talked to us just about putting in a water guard around the perimeter of our block basement to guide the water. (more technical than that) And then my DH said what about some type of wall treatments just for the crop room. So they measured my room and priced it out. Again, very reasonable. My DH told me he thinks we should do it so I can have a nice place to work in. I do spend a lot of time there so it would be so awesome to have a nice place. I'm so excited! We will get the full appraisal in the mail in a day or two, we plan on making a decision by Friday. It looks like we are leaning towards...Yes!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


After reading about Blog to print on the Cricut message board, I decided to start a separate Blog for my weight loss Journey. I decided it would be so cool to have my Blog printed when I get to my goal weight as I would have the whole Journey in a book. Check my Blog list to find the link: Journey.

So this original Blog will be for my artful creations only!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Getting things done!

I have spent the weekend getting unfinished kits done in my craft room. I am a Club Scrap member which I love but I had so many kits, stacked in pizza boxes just taking up space. This weekend I set a goal to get the kits done and stored properly. I am down to three and a half kits to finish. It is a huge accomplishment! I did come to realize that I need to order more page protectors and another scrapbook to get these organized. I cannot wait to finish so I can taunt my fellow Club Scrap members about being caught up!!! When I am done, I will post some pics of my favorite kits!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Win $1,000 at!

I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (! GO NOW and check it out at