Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Practice what you preach...

Hi everyone...I've just realised this time next month will be Christmas Eve...crikey time to panic and hit the Christmas Card production line but first there's a very important task to finish off. I confess I'm one of those irritating "love to be organised" folks...a place for everything and everything in it's place tends to make life a whole lot easier but I don't always practice what I preach. I've been putting this particular job off for months and it was beginning to drive me bananas so I headed over to the Ranger Organize Your Products Page and printed off the labels I needed for the latest additions to the cubbyhole's Distress collection.
I covered the back of the labels with Stick-It making them self adhesive and the front with clear tape making them easy to keep clean. I don't have suitable size punches so time to raid the circle die collection...
I'd never got round to doing any of the Spray Stains so that was a bit of a die cutting marathon but with a few coffee break stops to keep our spirits up...
 they are all labelled and arranged in colour families...job done...
 the new ink pads have joined the rest of the Distress Family...
 but I may have to consider adding a second storey to the paint storage...
and there may well be a good few more coffee break stops required before I can face making a start on the big Christmas card making marathon.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Thanks for the 'heads up' I have spent the last hour or so labelling my inks. I did not know that this was available, so was excited to be able to make my di's look very professional!

  2. Looking great Kath and your collection is just gorgeous x

  3. Job well done Kath.
    I'm still way behind with my Christmas cards...groan.
    Toni xx

  4. Oh Kath,
    I'm in full on envy mode right now. I doubt that my TH supplies will ever be as large as yours, unless I win the lottery, so will never have to worry about labelling everything but a girl can wish, can't she? I love your ink stamp stand, very useful indeed. Right now I have mine in a cardboard box as I've only got about 14 from the ever growing set of wonderful colours Tim brings us. I'm hoping to get a 'bespoke' ink storage unit after Christmas for them though, so it's a start.
    Thanks so much for reminding us how little time we have until Christmas lol. One of my neighbours has put up their lights in the window already!! I draw the line at that...nothing before December is this house lol.
    Bejay x

  5. I too need to print and cut labels for all my TH goodies. May I ask where did you find your paint storage cubbie? I've been looking everywhere for something like that! I just hope it's ikea as I'm live across the pond. Love your work..always inspiring! Hugs

  6. Well that's a bit of a wake up call, Kath! Haven't made a single Xmas card for family and friends yet, but then there's nothing new - so it'll be last minute CAS ones again! I really don't like to think about Christmas until about the third week in December, by which time, it's upon us and I'm flapping about like a headless chicken...will I ever learn? Doubt it!
    I would love to be as organised as you (your ink labelling is a sight to behold!) but I seem to have such a mish mash of different things in my craft room that it would need to be palacial to fit everything neatly and in it's place! Have a terrific Tuesday, hugs, Lisa x

  7. Well blow me down with a feather. I didn't know these charts existed either. I haven't got any where as many as you but still handy to have them labelled. Hugs Mrs A.


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx