Thursday, July 3, 2014

"What a mess!" and July Scrapinar - Die Cutting

A few years ago we remodeled our kitchen.  If you have even been through that, you know it is not a fun process.  

The day before the contractor was coming was my mother's birthday and as usual, she wanted to go to Charlotte - about 60 miles away - for a meal and shopping.  It turned out to be an unusually warm day in March.  When we got home, my husband and I immediately started moving the last thing out of the kitchen we had to move ourselves - the refrigerator. I'd already prepared a spot in our sunroom and knew the plug in would work fine.  Lenny put down ramps at the doorway.  Everything was set.

Since we only had to go out the kitchen door, across the garage floor and patio and into the back of the sunroom, I just emptied everything out of the frig onto the counters.  Then we discovered that refrigerator wouldn't fit through the kitchen door!

I was here when it was delivered and I swear they came in through that door.  My Dh wanted to take the doors off the frig but I had no idea how to do that and how much time it would take.  Meanwhile there was ice cream melting on the counter and we were also getting hotter by the minute.  Finally, we decided to go out the double doors in the back of the dining room which was the same short distance.  We just had to move the dining room table and chairs somewhere, anywhere, to make room.

In the midst of all this, my mother showed up.  What did she say?  "What a mess!"  And it got a lot hotter after that, I tell you.

I am often reminded of this when I'm crafting.  I can make a mess and the one really good thing about having a craft room upstairs is that seldom does anybody see it but me.

My mess in this photo was last weekend as I started a mini album project. I'm filming it but it may be awhile before you see it.  It is taking some time. In the meantime, I've packed things up and started on some new pages.  There is also an event I'd like to tell you about.  I so appreciate all the wonderful feedback from June's Scrapinar.  I'm sure you will want to attend the July one hosted by Lain with Kerri Bradford as her presenter.

The description promises techniques for any type of electronic or manual die cutting.  Being new to the Silhouette, I'm particularly looking forward to this event.

As always, these are free, last about an hour and have a replay for a few days following the event.  The web room works best if you sign on with Internet Explorer rather than Chrome.  Also, click on the link you receive for the event well in advance and follow the prompt to be sure your computer has the latest version of Quicktime and the other players.  

Here is how to sign up for this free event:

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. LOL on your fridge, I have had moments like those, with the mom remark to boot..just wants to make you melt away.

    ITA agree with the room, I get to close the door and no one can say a thing..I think cleaning it also helps us with our creativity and inspirations so it's good on both ends.

  2. We are getting ready to sell our home. I sure hope we sell it quickly because keeping EVERYTHING tidy is going to be a lot of work. So no scrappy messes for awhile. :-(

    Thanks for the info about the Scrapinar. Have a great holiday weekend!

  3. Your messy work station looks fun! Love the refrigeration/Mom story. :)

  4. Your Mom is a hoot. And so are you! Love the fridge story. Creation is always a messy business. Look what beauty results though! :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  6. If you think your area is a mess, you do not want to see mine.
    I again have stuff all over and even have trouble manoeuvring around my room.
    I am doing a whole room redo and organization because of this though..but summer got in the way ;0


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