Friday, January 15, 2021

Journal Prompt 15 Jan 2021 ~ Favourite Movie

 What was the last movie you watched? What did you think of it?

It was absolutely adorable with an excellent a-ha moment at the end.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Journal Prompt 14 Jan 2021 ~ Hard Work

 What motivates you to work hard?

101 Interesting Facts About Canada ~ Canada has won 501 medals in the Olympics

Canada has won 501 medals in the Olympics.

Gold:  137    

Silver:  166

Bronze:  198

Clara Hughes is the most decorated Canadian Olympian.  She's the only athlete in history to win multiple medals at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Her six career medals ties her with speed skating teammate Cindy Klassen as Canada's most-decorated Olympian.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

2021 Craft Room Organization Challenge ~ Challenge #4 - Tools and Adhesive

If you are ready, here is Challenge #4 . . . 

Tools and Adhesives 

Gather together all of your tools and adhesives into a box and let's start them! 


One by one, put each item into piles: FAVOURITES, TRASH, TO SELL, STORE, DONATE.


For the SELL pile: bag up and assign a price and your initials to tools/adhesives that you don't love/use anymore and put them in your garage sale box. Throw out the TRASH pile. Arrange pick-up or drop-off of the DONATE pile.


Store your most used items in a basket or box or other system right on your desk, within easy reach. Divide the STORE items into categories that make sense to you: cutting tools, pens, punches, templates, etc. 


This is the time to tidy up your tools. Tools need regular maintenance to keep them efficiently working. As you put your tools away in whatever container (drawers, shelves, boxes, baskets - always ensuring the container is clearly labelled) give them a little maintenance.

*  scissors - sharpen your scissors using a small scissor sharpener, or have them professionally done. Carefully clean the blades (I like alcohol swabs to remove sticky adhesive).

*  pens - test pens and throw out the ones that are dry or don't work well.

* craft knives - change the blades.

*  trimmers - clean the deck of your trimmers with a damp cloth, and a little cleanser if necessary. Replace dull blades, or cut through fine sandpaper or aluminium foil.

*  Work surface - clean ink, adhesive and paint from your self-healing mats.

*  Punches - to prevent punches from sticking, punch through wax paper. Problem punches may need a little lubricating oil such as sewing machine oil, then punch through scrap paper several times to remove oily residue. Dull punches can be sharpened by punching through aluminium foil or fine grade sandpaper (both right side up and upside down).

*  Rubber stamps - stamps should be cleaned after each use, but if there is a build up of ink on your stamps, you should clean them with an alcohol free baby wipe, or paper towels moistened with a mild cleanser (ammonia free/bleach free) Use a soft toothbrush to remove ink stuck in the crevices of a design. Store stamps flat, rubber side down.


Once you have a system in place for you tools, putting them back in the same place every time will become a reflex, and you will never have to hunt for you scissors again! Take a couple of minutes at the end of each scrap session to put your tools away.

We have started a Facebook group as a place for us to share photos, accomplishments, encouragement, tips and tricks as we work through the Fall 2020 Craft Room  Organization Challenge. You are welcome to post before and after photos of your tools and adhesive challenge in the Challenge #4 Album.

Journal Prompt 13 Jan 2021 ~ Chores

Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?

Is there a fifth option?

Scrapbooking with Eyelets


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Tuesday, January 12, 2021