Saturday, July 4, 2009

What I've been up to...

I know it seems like I've been slacking in posting..and to be honest, I have. However, I've probably looked at my blog at least everyday and for various reasons, I just didn't post.

Since the last time I posted, I've been finishing up my summer class (which I got an A in by the way), continuing to count down the days till the boy will be home, and beginning the task of unmounting, retrimming, and ez mount-ing my rubber stamps. Can I just say how much I love my hot knife?? I've been using the EZ Mount Stamp n' Store system. It looks like this:

I bought everything seperately (the stamp n' store panels, the ez mount, and I had a binder at home already) I've used less than two full ez mount sheets and have finished about half my stampin up rubber stamp collection. I have various other rubber stamps that I need to unmount as well. I finally gave into the unmounting craze based on the simple fact that I was running out of room. I will more than likely be able to store AT LEAST twice the amount of rubber stamps as I was before, and in one binder as opposed to a billion plastic cases stacked on top of eachother.

More than likely, I will be selling the stamping up clam shell cases that I have (I have all sizes), and the wood blocks since I can't figure out what to do with them (again I have all sizes). So if you or someone you know is interested, let me know!

Once I get them all unmounted and onto the stamp n store panels, my next step will be indexing them. This is probably going to be the biggest task. I'm trying to decide which is the best way to do it for me. Do I want to do it by stamp sets (with the sentiments spread out, or in some cases together with their set)? Do I want to do it by topic/theme (with all sentiments in one spot, or with what they go with)? I'm going to have to look on some of the message boards to figure this one out.

I don't know when I'll get this all done, as I'm going to at least one (possibly two) cook outs today, going grocery shopping as well as doing massive amounts of laundry and cleaning tomorrow. Although, it's going to seem like a whole different world now that I can actually enjoy summer break and just work instead of working and going to school.

I am doing something good though next week. Starting Monday, I'm joining the local gym. My friend is already a member, and I'm going to try a spin class (it burns 500-600 calories in an hour...I'm probably not going to be able to move the next day) on Monday and if I like it and the gym, then I'll join. It's not too expensive and it includes all the classes I want to take. Jen (my friend I was talking about) does kick boxing and she tried the spinning class the other day. I'm going to see what else the offer. I really wish they offered Zumba (it's essentially aerobic exercize/dancing to good music. Hopefully they'll offer it soon enough, as it seems to be the latest craze.

Well, I think this is long enough. I'm off to shower and get out of my pajamas!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

1 comment:

jari spry said...

hi aly! i just wanted to let you know that you've won a car candle from the spark challenge!!! yay!

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