Monday, March 19, 2007

March Maddness!!!

Some of you already know that I am a die hard sports fan. I actually love a lot of sports but my all time favorite is the NCAA basketball tournament. Oh my this is absolutely the best sport ever. There is so much excitement that goes along with these games. Although there are clear favorites it really is anyones game. Every team has hope and a possibility to win. Between last Thursday and yesterday (Sunday) we went from 64 to only 16 teams. Jim and I virtually had the TV on in every room just to make sure we kept up with the action. As always there were some upsets and great surprises. Each game will be played with a greater and greater intensity until we have a single winner. Oh yes, this is the best 3 weeks of the year (sports wise anyway).

Given that I was distracted with the BB games I couldn't concentrate on much SB wise. So I decided to continue on the ultimate organization that I started a few months ago. Taking a tip from Wendy I decided take all my chipboard letters and get rid of the outside (shadows) and only keep the inside letter itself. I ended up with a quite embarrassing amount of outsides that were so heavy I needed to double bag. I also dumped all of my precious primas out of the cute little bottles and packaging into a big sterlite bucket and chucked the packaging. Just between those two tasks I freed up a ton of premium space (within arms reach of my desk). Then I conquered the task of re-organizing my paper. Over the past two years my paper stash has simply gotten out of control. So I went through the majority of paper and thinned out the older stuff that I no longer use (although doing this I came across so many wonderful older papers that I had forgotten about) and also sorted my cardstock by color again. I still have several tasks left before I am finished but have cleaned up the area enough to allow for some crafting this week.

I keep telling myself that I need to get moving on the Heidi Swapp BPS class but then I never make the time for it. I am not going to beat myself up about it....but it's still bugging me. Especially since I have the pictures printed for the 1st two layouts anyway.

Since I didn't get much done this weekend I decided to share a couple pages from last weekend:


wendy said...

bwahahahahahaha!! but didn't it feel GOOD to chuck that space hogging chipboard?! LOL. once you get past the guilt of doing it. LOL.

GREAT layouts. I love how colorful your pages are. So very vibrant. That balloony/flower motif on the S layout is just too cute. LOVE the effect of the smaller photos on that second one of W.

Ann(i)e said...

OMG, LOVE those los!!! Gorgeous kids and gorgeous design!!
Good luck's the bain of my existance!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous pages Missy - love them both. I had the pleasure of viewing my first live basketball game ever whilst on holiday in Florida last month - Orlando Magics v Chicago Bulls and must say - can totally see the attraction - such a fun night - back in England it will be harder to see but the kids are so addicted they have signed up for coaching lol x