good stuff.

So, over the last couple weeks I was supposed to get tons of stuff done. I did get tons of stuff done, just not exactly what I had planned on doing. So it goes. So it goes.

Tomorrow morning I head to Kansas City for the last "regular" CKU of 2005. My last event teaching my ABC's of Color class. Next year I will have a new class with a new focus. Concepting and project development are on my list of things to do here soon.

I did get to organize my studio again - like I said, great for procrastination. Loving these new baskets I ordered from Target - found them in the clearance section. I had been feeling like having things put away in drawers made it difficult for me to remember what I have to play with. Happy with this set up so far. In this photo there is also a glimpse of my new paper tray shelf. Ordered it from Display Dynamics...inspired by Donna & Tara. Having the ability to see the paper better...and going through all of it...reminded me of what I have, what I need, and I was totally getting inspired as I went through each piece of paper.


I am also loving this new font from Quickutz. Great clean lines. Classic font. I have never had a die-cutting system before - it is cool. Something very satisfying about putting the foam on the back of each letter.


Hope everyone has a great weekend!

29 thoughts

  1. Loni

    2005-09-06 16:12:19 -0400

    So nice & organized. Don't you love that? :)
    I've had the QK 'Studio' for a little over a month and love it! I've used it alot with the brushed silver paper from Provo Craft- looks like metal, but cheaper than metal. So fun.

  2. Darci

    2005-09-06 16:16:14 -0400

    I'm headed to CKU tomorrow too! I can't wait. I'll see you in your 2:30 class on Friday!!!

  3. Terry Wilkinson

    2005-09-06 16:18:11 -0400

    Hey, Ali!
    Always enjoy reading your blog and seeing your work on 2Peas and in various publications. I'm excited to meet you in KC - my friend & I will be in your class Saturday afternoon. Safe travels to you, and thanks for coming! Enjoy your visit.

  4. Kendra Heffelfinger

    2005-09-06 16:21:43 -0400

    Ali, I definitely agree with you on putting foam on the back of your dies and the satisfaction it brings you! At first I thought "I am supposed to do what? How is this going to work?" Now I get it. Thanks for blogging. I get a ton of inspiration from you. My little brother (26) has autism. He was diagnosed when he was 12. Research has come so far in 14 years. I also grew up near Seattle. I moved to the Southwest almost 10 years ago. I really miss the Pacific Northwest. Anyways, I am rambling, but thanks for your inspiration.

  5. jag

    2005-09-06 18:11:12 -0400

    dammage!(mormon swear word) I hate it when you go to a CKU and I sit home!! Stupid MM! JK! Will I see you in Stamford? Will you have an assistant? (DD) Let's get Christy and do dinner...YES?
    kiss kiss

  6. Katie

    2005-09-06 18:11:39 -0400

    I must be the last person on earth to not use QK's. The basket idea looks good, I hope it works for you.

  7. Sara

    2005-09-06 18:46:40 -0400

    Watch out! Quickutz is pure crack! I'm excited to hear you have a new class for CKU next year, I'm hoping to go again.

  8. heidi

    2005-09-07 00:05:28 -0400

    hey ail! your studio looks fab! I love the little baskets!!!

  9. Peggy

    2005-09-07 00:10:56 -0400

    Ohh I like the basket system too Ali. I too, have a dresser and always forget what is in there too. You are heding to KC? I swear I want to get in my car this weekend and drive there just to see you? Ohh I wish I was able to go...have a great creative time!

  10. candi

    2005-09-07 00:19:12 -0400

    I am such a basket person too. They look great! Have fun at CKU!!

  11. Dee Sutton

    2005-09-07 00:23:27 -0400

    those first two lines made me laugh, thats so where Im at. I so understand. I have lists of things I need to achieve before I head over to the USA, and just as I get something off, I add something else or get its goes, so it goes!!

  12. Joanna

    2005-09-07 02:10:09 -0400

    I was wondering how you remembered everything when it was in drawers! I have to have it all visible to remind me that it's there. love the baskets!

  13. jessica m

    2005-09-07 02:44:52 -0400

    The baskets look wonderful!
    Organizing and inventorying (sp?) is the greatest!
    Have fun in Kansas City.
    love jess

  14. sherry

    2005-09-07 03:13:43 -0400

    LOVE those baskets and the look of them all on the shelves! DROOL!!!

  15. donab

    2005-09-07 03:53:07 -0400

    Cool baskets! I have to have everything where I can see it, but I hate clutter. It's a problem. :) Have a great trip!

  16. jen paddack-hyde

    2005-09-07 04:39:34 -0400

    I just rearranged my scrap space too...great for finding things you forgot you had:)

  17. Heather D. White

    2005-09-07 05:20:41 -0400

    Very cool to see different organizational systems. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Rachel

    2005-09-07 07:58:10 -0400

    looks awesome Ali! I need you to organize for me when you come visit. haha. I've been scrapping in my new room for only a week and it's already a disaster :p

  19. Angi B

    2005-09-07 08:27:42 -0400

    aLi! the baskets are wonderful!!! i just recently realized how much better it is to have things "out in the open" ready for visual contact and immediate inspiration rather than stuffed in a drawer "out of sight out of mind"
    love your space!!

  20. Shelley R.

    2005-09-08 05:19:41 -0400

    baskets are my favorite way of organizing. And like you I find that I can just look and see what is in it. Great organizing. Just in the process of setting my new space up in my house!

  21. Christine

    2005-09-10 13:41:46 -0400

    i agree, the quickutz fonts look good!

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