Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Always finish your projects....

in a timely manner! Okay word of advice that I need to follow!

I was looking for something to work on this evening and came across a plastic box full of stuff. I pulled it out, saw what it was and shoved it back in the slot really quick like it was a snake that was gettin ready to strike. I then looked at it again and slowly took the box out of it's slot and took it to the craft table *okie sighs deeply and closes eyes*. I sat there looking at it for quite some time deciding if I really wanted to open it or not. After a few minutes of staring at it *okie doesn't figure people will believe her, but okie knows it really was a few minutes* I opened the box. Fingering through the papers I realized I had gotten farther on the project than I had thought.

I got everything out of the box and laid it on the craft table. I soon realized why I should have finished the project two years ago. I had forgotten how I had planned on finishing this little project!!

This is a time when Design Studio can be a life saver! I went through my files and sure enough I had saved a folder of files to finish the project. The only problem now is that I have so many cool cartridges and this could lead to endless possibilities.....and I need an end to this project! I left most of it the same but just tweaked a few things to make it go faster. I still have some things in DS that are saved and ready to cut tomorrow....or the next day, but definitely by the end of the week!

So what is the project??? A set of 4 recipe books that I had planned on making as prizes for my Girlfriend Christmas party!! You can see what I had posted almost two years ago here ---> RECIPE BOOKS <----. And hopefully next week I will have the whole thing completed and will be posting it!

WISH ME LUCK!! Oh and ya might want to say a little prayer for me also!


  1. Can hardly wait to see the finished project. Good luck!

  2. LOL Okie!!! I REMBEMBER reading that post and seeing those pics for the recipes back in 2008!!!!!!! hahahhaaa...I, by rights, should have nothing to say. I'm the queen of procrastination. At least you start projects! ;)

    Can't wait to see the finished masterpiece!

  3. Caint wait to see the when finished. I have two or three projects like that i need to finish. Something always comes up.

  4. How exciting! I can't wait to see them! I have been working on recipe books for my daughter's - they were Christmas presents (2009). LOL.
    I did get their very cute aprons sewn and wrapped but the recipe books are still not quite done-- working on the front cover and an introductory page.
    I just cleaned out my craft room and put the unfinished scrap projects out and am making myself finish them all before I begin a new project. I just have to do that this time-- I want to throw away my shirt that says I am the Queen of Unfinished Projects...
    If I don't count the sewing and cross stitch projects I might be able to get rid of the shirt. :)
    Good luck!

  5. LOL! Can't wait to see it! Blessings to you as you finish!

  6. Way to go Okie! You can do it, you can do it! Very cute books, I can't wait to see them finished.

  7. So THAT's what happened to them. I thought they'd been won at the party and I was not paying attention! LOL!

    Now you have a head start on stuff for this year's party!


  8. Oh yes, you definatly have to finish those. How cute, can't wait to see how they turn out!

  9. You go girl!! I got motivated today not to finish any projects, but rather rearranged my scrap space...omg, what a mess, but better now. :) Can't wait to see your pics and maybe I can get mine finished, soon!

  10. okie, i am the same way! i have several layouts that i have just never finished that are just beggin' to be given some love! it is so nice to know i am not the only one that does this! hehehe! hugs girl!