Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Just another day in paradise. I'm talking about the real deal

Who else gets to craft at work? I know there are plenty of professional crafters who get to. But I'm talking about this girl! For those of you who don't know I mean me! Although it would be much easier to be able to stay home and work on projects where all of my supplies are. I have to make a living some how and if I'm blessed enough to have a job that allows me to do as I please  during the down time. I call that a win! The hardest part of my job is that is is slow right now. As much as I enjoy the quiet time, it's killing me financially. Being the bread winner of the house it makes for some very creative budgeting when payday is delayed 2 weeks due to a class being post phoned. I hate discussing financial issues and most of the time would rather act as an ostrich and bury my head in the sand to not have to deal with any of if. This time of year is especially hard for me to do that.  I know a lot of people are struggling and I, myself am not exempt from financial hardship that seems to be plaguing EVERYONE. I'm not ready to pack my bags and move into the poor house just yet but some days it feels like we are teetering ever closer to that edge. Everything gets paid it just seems like there is less and less if anything left over. Not to worry though we are tough and will make it though. Today really opened my eyes and has made me choose to look at the holiday season in a whole new light. Thanks to a very sweet and dear friend whose words of encouragement and understanding were just what I needed this afternoon.I'm getting all sense-a-puff right now but don't forget to tell your friends and family what they mean to you. It just might make the difference in their day.

I had decided to bring some images to color into work with me today. I have already given up on coloring them after finishing just one, I just don't have the mojo. Then I was going to start sketching ideas for a local card exchange coming up here in January but I don't have the gumption to that either.  I have two more videos to film, but haven't and filming those at work would be nearly impossible. But good news is I'm ready to film tonight! I even painted my nails all pretty! I have my excuses of why that didn't happen last night just seems like the last couple of days has been a lot of "That didn't happens" Last night was not a waste though I did spend some time being crafty and broke out my cricut and almost completed a project I have been working on for several weeks.

What is that project you ask? Well....One of the gals I met on MSR had her cricut that was stolen. WHO STEALS A CRICUT?!?!?! Well in my opinion someone EVIL!!!! You don't just take a person's craft stuff that's just not right. For those of my fellow crafters you all know how expensive craft supplies are. We all work very hard to build up our stashes and for someone to just come along and take it all away... well I think the person who stole it should be beaten! I know that stealing someones crafting stuff is not a capital offense but but should be! Anyway enough of that rant... So moving on to the very exciting update of what I did last night. I made a TON of Christmas cuts from my Cricut to send. As we were talking about what happened to her cricut she told me she was going to make a Christmas mini and missed her cricut to help with making the embellishments, I offered to send her cuts. I have been slowing making cuts for her over the last few weeks between projects I have been working on and last night I kicked the cricut into high gear and made a crazy amount of cuts. I'm pretty sure I'll need a new blade very soon as well as some more mats. The cuts I made are mostly white so she can ink, spray, stamp or color them to her liking. I have made a few cuts from patterned papers but not many. I will finish them tonight and send them out in the mail tomorrow morning.

Beyond that I'm not sure what the next project is going to be... I have been toying with the idea of doing a pin-up calendar. If I start now I can for sure get all of them done by next year. I figure if I do Decembers now I will have them done and can send them out for gifts next Christmas.... I'll think on that one a bit longer. Like I have said before I have the best of intentions but a lot of times poor follow though. This will be my #1 goal to work on with the coming year is upping my productivity and my follow though. My 2nd goal is to learn how to use blogger better. My blog looks like a child takes care of it I'm sure my friends 6 year old could do a better job with the design than I have. I am clueless how to personalize it or add videos. So if anyone is blogger savvy and would like to take pity on me to help let me know let me know. I don't have money to pay you with but I'll rave about you to my 9 followers here on blogger and my 80ish on Youtube!!! Hee hee hee! Hope you all are having a lovely Holiday season!
More Later


  1. Haha! Steph, girl... we'll do your blogger on a skype session... :D I may not be an expert... but I can help you change your background, personalize it, and get your videos up here! :D what are friends for after all? ;)

    1. Nica you are AMAZING!!! This is gonna be so awesome! Since it will be a virtual date I can't buy you dinner but I'll think of a way to repay you!