Sunday, June 27, 2010

Busy Beaver

Litterally!  I actually went to college at Bemidji State University (yes, that's BS University . . . I know) way in northern Minnesota, and our school mascot was the Beavers.  I was a Beaver then and I was a busy beaver today.  I was so busy that now I'm just being sappy; sorry about that!  I'll try to focus.

I spent the day making lots of The Garden mini albums, which have been listed in my shop for a while and have been popular both online and in local sales.  I think my album is going to be featured somewhere this week but I don't want to jinx it so I'm not going to say where yet.  Talk about suspense!  Anyway, I wanted to be stocked up in case sales go CRAZY (you never know, right?) so I spent my day cutting, inking, working with fabric, etc.

I've said before that I like things neat and organized so in the middle of all of this work today I thought, "oh, I should take a picture of this mess so I can show how busy and crazy it was here today" and I took a picture.  However, now that I look at it I realize that I had cute little piles of things and it doesn't look that messy!  Trust me, it felt messy at the time.

I was so smart the last time I made a batch of these that I actually wrote down what was included in the kit and what size things were.  That made it so much easier than the old trial and error method of creating!  I could just look at my list of things to cut from my Cricut and know that I needed 2 green leaves and 2 brown leaves and they were 1.5".  Easy!

Another thing that really made my day was realizing that I have all of this paper now (from my Creating Keepsakes win) so matching colors was no problem!  I needed mauve, brown, green and red and I found an exact match for each which saved me a lot of time.

I'm glad to have this project done and now I'm going to relax and watch Design Star.  Oh - have you been seeing all of the Big Brother commercials on tv?  I'm seriously counting down the days until the show begins!

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