I don't know about you, but sometimes I get overwhelmed thinking about all the things on my "to do" list. These past few days have been like that, but I'm slowly getting myself organized and knocking things off that long list of tasks. As unorganized as I feel sometimes, I have to admit that I'm a bit of an organizing how-to junkie…I love watching all those organizing/decluttering shows, reading the books and checking out the magazine articles (the last two don't always help me in my quest to declutter…but I digress).
Anyway – love this hostess set from Stampin' Up! I tend to prefer wood mount stamps because in my world, I often misplace clear mount stamps. (see complaint about disorganization above). I will find I need a clear mount block, rip off the clear mount stamp, put it down "somewhere safe" and then it gets buried under the mess that I make while creating. HOWEVER I have discovered that clear mount stamps are a joy when you want to combine words into a phrase – like on this card. If you have this set, you will know that the "Keep Calm and" is one stamp, and then you have various options for the final portion of the phrase (plus the little image at the top). The focal image on this card is actually 3 stamps. If you have the set in clear mount, you can grab the extra large block (ripping off whatever clear mount stamp you previously had on it, and putting it aside somewhere safe…ahem…), and then mount the ENTIRE phrase on one block. Love love love this.
In the meantime, I am dedicating a good portion of this weekend to get my office sorted out. I always feel better once I have a bit of control over the chaos, even if just for a short while…This will help me get ready to tackle Sale-a-Bration!! I will also be prepping for my special Sale-a-Bration newsletters! If you are on my email newsletter list, you will be receiving weekly emails featuring projects that use Sale-a-Bration items, similar to my 12 Weeks of Christmas mailings, starting this Wednesday! OK back to clearing the decks….