Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year, New Month, New Week!

I love Mondays. Mondays like new beginnings are an optimists dream. I love Mondays because it is usually the day I recover from the busy weekend. By way of recovery, I take the day to do what I want. I usually stay home and make cards or read or waste time on the computer, but I'm on my own schedule and I do what I want to do. Usually...
This Monday, my college girls are back in school, but the other three are here until Wednesday.
This is a morning where I have sooo much to do that I don't know where to start. I'm going to talk about a couple of things on my mind and then I'm going to get on with making my list and setting the priorities for the day.

  • I started a group called Better Late Than Never on Paper Craft Planet. It's a support group for card makers who for whatever reason have trouble mailing cards on time. Come on over and join me if you need help or if you can offer help. My problem isn't organization, per se. As I've mentioned I'm not unorganized but undisciplined. I do realize that if you are not disciplined, you may as well be unorganized... does that make sense? I tend to let my artistic side take over too much. I tend to take on too much. "Just do it" and "Just say No" come to mind, but with my Super Woman/Artistic persona in charge most of the time, I turn a deaf ear to all of that. As you can see, I'm still working through all of this. You'll probably get sick of hearing about it before I get it all figured out. :)
  • Hero Arts! New catalog! Oh My Goodness... and I'm not being paid to say this. I had the privilege of helping get some things ready for the new catalog, which means I've already seen it. And I'm here to tell you that there are sooooo many sets I LOVE. I've always loved their stuff, which is why I jumped at the chance to work for them. Each year after the new catalog is released, I always have a wish list. BUT this year, there are a greater number of stamps and sets that I have to have than I can remember in the past. The new catalog is available online now!
  • Back to the getting cards in the mail on time... I had a revelation just this morning... drumroll please.... I'm going to use cards from my stash for the people on my list this month. These would be cards that I've already made . Whew! I said it and now I'm relieved. Now when my secretary arrives, I'll get her to stamp and address the envelopes and meet the mailman. Oh, you didn't know I had a secretary? Yeah, her name is "Somebody". I think she's related to "Not Me" because no one has ever seen her, but we talk about her all the time. "Somebody needs to take the dog out!"... "Somebody needs to take the tree down!"... "Somebody needs to clean up this kitchen"... you get it, right?
Speaking of cards I've already made... Here are some of my favorites from 2008!


Kimberly said...

Happy New Year, Jacki!! I have not been blog hopping much but you are always on my prayer list :) Looks like you had a wonderful holiday and girl those food pics were not what I needed to see today (I am back to attacking the battle of the bulge) sure looked good! I love the saying you teamed with the bella image! I got away from the bellas because I felt limited but thanks to you I see they can look great with many different sayings. Many, many blessings this year.

KardKrazy said...

What a great idea to create a slide show, Jacki! Lovely work, you've lots to be proud of.

Dana said...

Hey Jacki. Had some time tonight to visit your blog and it's amazing. You are so talented. And your stamp room makes mine look like a closet. Can't wait to come stamp with you. Take Care.


Kimberly said...

adding I love Hero Arts but they are a littley pricey for me as I only see them here in the LSS's :( even the catty they had was going for 10.00, is that the normal price or a mark up?