Sunday, November 3, 2013

Missed paper pads ...

Hi guys,
     Just dropping by real quick.  I am finally feeling better.  Thank you everyone for all your well wishes.  I was able to get up and drink a cup of coffee while sitting on the couch with Madison and having some  great Mother/Daughter time.  The boys were still sleeping.  :O)  I so love  having such a great start to my day and not having to worry about time or anything else.
     Thankfully, because I am feeling more like myself again I got it into my head that I really needed to go through my 6x6 paper pads and pull out some Thanksgiving, Christmas and just some all around seasonal paper pads so that I can get going on some much needed cards.
     OMGoodness, what an ordeal.  First off I discovered that my previous way of keeping my pads was so NOT working.  I say this as while I was in the process of pulling out  my holiday paper pads I found not one, not two, but five Halloween pads that I had forgotten I owned and could have used this last month.  (I am so peeved with myself.  lol)  I just could not believe it !!! It was so ridiculous it is laughable.  You can believe that Jerry was having a good time with it.
    So with my new found knowledge I decided that I needed to pull out all of the paper pads and put them in a much more efficient way of storage.  That brought me to the idea that it would work better to store them in sections of Holidays, Seasons, Birthday, Back to school and Boy/Girl.... You get the idea.  My old way was by paper company and I truly liked how it looked as my OCD just thought that made more sense, but clearly I missed a few of the Holiday pads by doing this and I don't like for my money to go to waist, so I think this new idea will work out better.    I still need to re-label my containers, but that can wait a little longer as I wanted to share my storage with you and I also need to go grab a bite and rest just a little as this seems to have taken a bit out of  me.  lol... I think I might sit and watch another episode of Army Wives on 'Netflix' as I am so into that show at the moment. It is Really really good and I can't even tell you how many times I have been in tears.  My sweet Mitchell will ask me each and every time if I am ok.  I always have to reassure him that I am ok!  It just is a great show.  Love that boy of mine. 
     Ok, off to eat and rest just a little. Have a great Sunday everyone.  I promise that I will be getting my Halloween Candy winner up soon.  Still in the process of writing down all the names and then going back to see how many extra entries you get for all your comments.  Thanks again everyone for being a part of my blog and for playing along all month with me. It truly makes me so happy to have met so many new people and to still have all my old friends that you know I love you all.
Talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G

The forgotten Halloween paper pads!!!  Ggggrrrrrr....

Just the start of my mess. 

Lucy,  always happy to help her Mom out with the sorting...
Getting there...  Ran out of my storage bags so Madison & Jerry ran to Walmart for me. 
I have the BEST DH (next to my Dad) EVER!  Thanks Honey.

She was hoping I wouldn't fill up that shelf again.

TaDa!!!  Now all I have to do is type up the labels and I should be good to go, but
as I still need to clean the top of my desk it will have to wait until later.


Berina RGA said...

wow!! u have a super duper collection of papers!! :)
Moxie Craftie

Regina said...

a great organisation for your holiday papers!
I have a container for Halloween and Christmas. I've put all my stamps, paper and many more in a container.

Chrissy said...

WOW!! What a selection of paper pads Lisa..mine would fill one,neat and tidy.


Sidelle Menon said... have such a huge and pretty collection of papers....good organisation too...would try and do that for my few paper pads..!!

Sammy said...

Ok, so I thought I had a lot of paper pads... It appears I am a rank amateur! lol.

Glad you're feeling better, and that the discovery of forgotten paper didn't set the recovery back further! ;-) x

Amy said...

You have really inspired me with this post Lisa, I'm determined to get out all my 6x6 paper pads the next time I have a day off and organize them by theme too. Like you I have been keeping them by manufacturer but I'm always forgetting some great papers when it comes time to make my holiday cards and this will really help. Thanks!

Cathy P in AZ said...

I found you through Amy who commented above me! ;) what a great idea! You would not believe my paper pad collection - probably 2-3 times your lovely stash! So you have inspired me to get organized and do it the right way! Thanks for the inspiration! :)