Thursday, December 07, 2006

Have you FINISHED yours yet???

I am by far the biggest slacker ever. I want to send out Christmas cards to all my friends and family, but they are SO time consuming and repetitious, I just don't know if I can make it through. A couple nights ago I worked on a set of 12 cards. They had lots of paper piercing involved and I actually gave myself a blister on my thumb. Then today when I was working on cards to go in the box I showed you a long time ago -- to send to my DDSS, I realized that I was totally out of cranberry crisp paper, or rather I misplaced it because I am pretty sure I did not use that much . . . but then again, maybe I did? Who knows? I have so many projects on the go on my desk (see photos on the side --note the great leaning tower of books, magazines, stamps and crap pile), it is a disaster and even though I am getting stuff done, slowly, it seems that it never ends. I haven't even finished my shopping for Christmas yet, and nevermind all the cards. Oh, and did I mention not only do I not have my tree up yet, but, I do not even have a tree purchased *sigh* I am so overwhelmed. I love the holidays -- so relaxing and special . . . *insert sarcastic smile here*

Anyway, I wanted to let you know that we have made it to over 200 subscribers to this blog and the day I posted the tutorial for the christmas balls, would you believe that I had over 2000 page loads that day! WOW! I am so flattered. I appreciate you all for coming and playing with me and leaving your love. I promise promise to try to get that star book tutorial up really soon. Well, before christmas at least . . .

I am also going to work on making myself a cooler banner. I do have limited photoshop knowledge so I am going to see what I can come up with. Wish me luck!

Sorry I totally missed "What's For Dinner Wednesday" yesterday. And, wanna hear what I ate for dinner? Harry and David Malt Balls and clementine oranges. Surely that is the best recipe you all have ever heard for dinner??? I'll make sure to post a quick and easy recipe next week *smiles*

7 comments:

Dale Anne said...

Take one step at a time.......whenever I get overwhelmed with projects in my studio, I step back and analyze which one can be done the soonest, or which NEEDS to be first. Then, continue with the rest that same....then they don't seem so bad.
As far as decorating, Christmas will happen whether you decorate or not.....maybe just put out your favourite things!
And, dont' forget to REST!!! Your body is still adjusting....
HUGS,

Kendra Giles said...

OMG this so sounds like me! actually I do have all my cards finished, but it took forever for me to finish them and I didn't think it was gonna happen. I hate the repetition of doing 25 or more cards - seems like it will be neverending! I am pretty sure that my craftroom looks like yours too lol Dale Anne has the right advice! :)

Anonymous said...

Amanda,
I visit your sight daily and have missed your postings this month. I hope all is going well and take care. I see this has been a stressful time for you.
Dawn

Cindy Keery said...

I can't wait to see your banner!

Yes, I've mailed out my Chrismtas cards and people have already received them. ;-) I made most of my cards months in advance this year, just for something different.

Leslie said...

Finished???? I have not even started!!!!

I hear ya about the blister thing. I have used this rubber finger thing they uise in offices for sorting paper. Works great.

Karen said...

sounds like me Amanda - you're definitely not alone!! You've gotten way more done than I have even thought about starting! :) congrats on the subscribers and post #s!! WOOHOO!!

Anonymous said...

Amanda ... I so enjoy your blog. I've been making cards for about a year now and I just LOVE it. Every day I have to check your blog to see what you are up to. You really inspire me. Thanks so much...I too, have almost finished 50 Christmas cards this year...yes, it's repetitious, but it's worth it in the end when you recieve the nicest compliments from the people you send them to. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Kerry