Sunday, January 27, 2008

Target Tool Caddy

This is my Target Tool Caddy made by Jetmax. I know Michaels, AC MOORE and Target all sell the same Jetmax cubes in various ways. Target is the only one I have seen with the tool caddy though. For the large cubes I need about 6 more to make my room complete! LOL... I only have 15 of them right now! LOL...Sad I know! :) Anyway, I want to get all the iris carts out of my room and into my classroom. I want to get my dies in the jetmax cubes because right now they are in the iris carts and the drawers are really hard to open and close! :)

The tool caddy has four sides. Two picture sides that also have drawers. This smaller drawer has 3 compartments in it. I hold my carl shape blades in here and some fiskar refills. (That is how come I knew I was out of them when I went for them the other day, 3 scoring blades and 0 cutting blade cartridges..grrrrrr. Notice there is a photo in the is not staying here I just put a photo in there so you could see where it goes! :) I really don't want a picture of my computer in my tool caddy! :) (it is a pic of Rajah behind the computer, cute as a button and going to be scrapped today!) This side of the inside holder has my files and emory boards and Basic Grey precision file kit. I really don't know how I filed my chipboard letters before I got this set because it makes my life so durn easy. Paint brushes live in this side too :)

This second side of the tool caddy is also a drawer and photo area. This drawer is just one large junk drawer! :) Just kidding, I have my tombo mono and my herma adhesive runners in there and the curvy cutter tool and refill blades. The drawer is rather roomy and you can get more stuff in it than you think! :) This side of the inside holder has various pens inside and one usless Fiskar 5 in one tool. (I really hate that thing)!


This third view of the boxy little caddy has a magnet board and comes with 4 strong magnets. I plan on decorating them at some point! :) Probably today now that I'm embarrassed! :) I am thinking flowers that make me happy! :)
The inside of this caddy has an X that lets you hold your stand up tools. The problem is that it is slick on the bottom and nothing stood up, it is kind of like a cup. So I added some of the florist styrofoam so that my tools would stand up. It is working like a charm! :) I put my jewlers tongs and button shank remover tip side down inside the styrofoam, it has the added benefit of keeping me safe!


The fourth side of the this caddy has a place to stick pens in an elastic holder. That is where I keep my cutterbee scissors and my tweezerbee and alligator clips for chalking...always handy. This is my dangerous side! If you notice in the back that the exacto knife does not have a top. It got lost in the move! :( So, I have impaled my fingers on that thing several times before I got the styrofoam. Now I have not hurt myself on it once! YAY! I know put it tip down, I can't do that, it would be too hard to find!


Now this is the part you didn't know, I have 2 of these tool caddys! They are on both sides of my work space by my window. The second one holds bigger tools in the X, like the instant setter and the grommet setter kits by Making Memories, they are in there and my cork board for my paper piercer...the drawers hold my magic matter (yes I still have it) and some of the inks I use ALL the time! :)

Now looking at this people ask, why didn't you just get teh Making Memories Tool Caddy with 8 sides, yada yada wasn't out when I bought these things in July! I wish I could have had that system instead, I think it would have suited me well, but it was not available and if you haven't noticed, Im kind of a "gotta have it now" kinda girl! That is changing, slowly but surely, but I WAS once the one that was first in line to get everything and sometimes that hurts you! Something better always comes out I'm trying to wait till later! :)

If you have any other questions let me know or if you want a close up view of anything I'll do it! :)

Winter Blues

Hi all!

It has been a weird week. I am still trying to get over this sickness. I have a sinus yucky, my nose is rebelling and trying very hard to run off my face or make my head feel like it is full of cotton! I am tired, just so tired all the time! :( I am sure it is winter blues and I'm sure it is getting me down more than I thought it would. I did not have the winter blues in Hawaii...I really miss Hawaii right now. It is cold, very cold to me and very disheartening. Hate the cold!

The only bright spots are Jayne is coming on Monday! She said she would call me! :) I am excited about that! And I get to go to work and see my kids. I just hope I'm well enough to not sneeze or blow boogers on them.

I have been busy scrapbook wise or altering wise! :) I have more pictures of stuff I have been making. I am thinking of selling some of the mailboxes on ebay, but I'm afraid they won't sell and then I will have listing fees to pay and well, we aren't rich right now! :)

I also have a secret pal at school, she is one of the other teachers. I am going to be gifting her with this

on Monday. Monday's are usually my hardest days to get motivated. Hopefully this will make her Monday! :)

Ok, now on the homefront. Billy got a letter from Pensacola for the Assisstant Director to the Airport in town. This is the job that Billy really wants. The letter is for a background check and then after that comes clear then they will start the process for interviewing and hiring! :) Everyone pray!

Bethanie and Branch are doing Great. Bethanie's Birthday party and her cake came out great.
Check this layout out about her Birthday! That cake went over so well!!! NOT...We got lots of EWWW that's Gross! Some of the kids couldn't eat it, but it really did taste good!

Branch got in trouble yesterday, they sent his report card in the mail. They only send report cards in the mail when there is a bad grade on them. He got an F in Social Personal Skills. Then he tried to say ..."But Mom I have Autism." I thought I was going to die laughing!

I told him that class was made to help him and that he had to do his best and an F told me he was not trying his best. He said he would try to do better, but I will get in touch with the teacher to find out what is going on too. If he needs a coach or help that is one thing, but if they are expecting him to do things on his own, that is not going to happen until they TEACH the skill they want him to know. I don't think they have. Hummmm, that gets my advocate/teacher self mad! The Mom part wants to make him feel better, the teacher part says, if my student failed what have I not done to make him understand what I am trying to teach. Funny how when one of my students have failed I feel like I have failed. I hope that is how is teacher feels. If he did not do homework or all of his classwork, that is one thing, but if she is expecting him to read something and do it on his own, then she will have hell to pay! He doesn't learn that way!

Sorry this is such a long post! I didn't mean to do that! I am going to make another post about my tool caddy for my scrapbook friends! :) So, this is going to be fun for family and for my scrap freinds!

thanks for reading this and see you later!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Happy Sunday

I have been trying to get my scrap book mojo back, but I'm also trying to get some of the big items out of my room. This includes ALL those items I bought to alter! :) SO, I have been getting a few things out! :)

A little something for Bea. It is a late Birthday present! :)

This is also the way I used wire in that challenge for Winterfest.

Tara told me someone paid for my fee so I could ge the points. I sure wish she would tell me who so I can thank them! Tara if it is you...Thank you so much!

I also made a card tin for my neice for her birthday next month. Bea and I had made all the cards for the QVC TSV way back when, so I used those cards and filled up a lunch tin for my neice! :) I hope she likes it! :)

I used her favorite colors in the lunch tin. Purple of course, she is a lot like me.
For you scrapbook addicts, all the papers used were Rita Marie, the letters are chipboard by Pressed colorbox, the ribbon is stuff I have had in my stash for a very long time! :)
I had fun making stuff, but I truly want to get back to making scrapbook pages!
I still have a couple of other things to do and then hopefully I will be able to scrap more! :)
Billy is at his Mom's house today, he will be gone until Tuesday. He is helping his mom out so she can have a cataract removed on Monday. She has another Dr's appointment on Tuesday and then he should be home that evening. Billy has a Dr's appointment on Wednesday for a sleep study for sleep apnea. I'm sure he has it.
Enough stuff for now...see it is a miracle I posted two days in a row! :)
I hope to post more creations later! :)
Have a Happy Sunday!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Something I did last night

This is a layout I did last night. First time since October I scrapped a page just for my book! It was nice. I got an idea from Tim Holtz's blog for the January Technique challenge. You should try it! :) It was a lot of fun and made me pull out my embossing powders and heat setter! I haven't done that in forever!

This layout brought back so many good memories, and made miss Shannon! Hopefully soon we can meet in Georgia, I'm hoping for the summer time! :)

I also made a bunch of altered items lately! :) I am becoming the altered queen, I will post pictures when I finally take some pictures of them! I still have more stuff to make! UGH! I'm sick of stuff and want to go back to scrapping! :)

Goals for 2008

Seriously my goals in 2008

January, my family comes here and celebrates Bethanie’s birthday with her!!!
February….go to Zoe’s birthday party
March go to Korisma’s birthday party
Two weekends later for Papaw's birthday
April be there for Grandpa's Birthday
May Go to GA for my birthday and to see Michelle’s new baby.

June Look for another job
July Have 4th of July here at home…
August : Celebrate Branch and Meme’s birthdays together
September School stuff
October Stay home and start getting ready for Christmas

Goals for 2008
Yikes, too many to count.
Things that float around in your head like
I need to lose weight
I need to use up my scrap stuff
I would like to try selling some of the stuff I make on ebay or at the base
I would like to try to become financially independent no more credit card debt
I would like to find a better paying job over the summer. (I love teaching, but face it, we don't make that much money)
I want to get all of my dental problems taken care of
I desperately need that implant folks! LOL I hate having this little thing attached to my teeth!
That doesn't even cover the things I want to get done in the house in 2008. Curtains and pictures on all the walls would be nice! LOL

Ali had a great idea on her blog. To list a word and that kind of be my theme for the year!
so my Word to Live by this year.... LIVE!!! :)

I am not going to let my life happen, I'm going to CONTINUE to LIVE my life. I have been doing many things the last few years I never thought I would. This year I plan on continuing to LIVE.
I will LIVE with Autism and continue to love my son, I will LIVE with enthusiasm as my children grow into beautiful adults!
I will LIVE with Compassion when me and my husband ARGUE...I will LIVE with determination to make my goals real.I will LIVE with what happens in our day to day world and not let it sidetrack me into wishing away this day that is "too hard."I will LIVE with the knowledge that my ATTITUDE changes many things.In the end I just want to LIVE in 2008.

A lot of heavy stuff. Next post won't be so heavy! PROMISE! :)