Thursday, January 31, 2008

Snow Day

We woke up to a light dusting of snow and a little ice this morning which caused school closings and the morning off at work. I know you ladies living in the north and northwest think we are wimps if this caused closing but what can I say, you're right. Anyway, this gave me the perfect opportunity to start that ever dreaded INVENTORY. Since I have a "business" for my papercrafts I have to do yearly inventory for our taxes which I dread each year. I've not found that "perfect" system just yet. I've been working on my quickutz this morning. I love the new feature on their web page that allows you to inventory your dies. I always thought I had a lot of quickutz; I have the Squeeze, Revolution and Silhouette (a Christmas gift from my husband) and many dies/digitals to go with each one. After selecting all the dies, fonts, goosebumpz, etc I only have 127 of 1755 products listed, that's only 7%, I was shocked. I honestly thought I would be closer to 35 - 40%, I guess I don't have as much as I thought. I would love to hear from those of you who have to do inventory for taxes as well. Please share your techniques for tracking the "in and out" of inventory, your cost of supplies, tools, literature and such. Hopefully, we can all learn some tricks from each other. Well I had better get off of here and get back to inventory, on to PaperTreyInk stamps, stamp pads and cardstock.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Altered Frames

I love the idea of scrapbooking, I'm just not very good at it. It is a goal of mine for 2008 to actually scrapbook pages this year. I have so many photographs and ideas I just lack the confidence in my ability to put pages together. I say this to lead into my project. When I started "scrapbooking" and couldn't seem to make my pages look like everyone else's I thought I would start out with small projects, this led to the my love of "paper crafts or altered art". One project I love to make is these altered frames. I start out with an inexpensive wooden frame from the craft store and go wild. I have made many for gifts and well as to sell at local shows. These were all Christmas gifts made for a friend of mine to give to his employees (hope you girls liked them). I get a lot of request for these even though they are so simple to make I think they make a huge impact with a personal photo.

It's Official - I'm a BLOGGER

I have arrived. Thanks to all those papertreyink bloggers I just had to set mine up. I've been considering doing this for a long time but wasn't sure how to go about it. I only hope that my blog is worthy of your visit, I am a "work in progress" type of gal. I am excited about adding photos of my work, but don't laugh.