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I've had no telephone or broadband since I last posted, isn't it amazing how we become so used to something then when it's taken away we can't live without it. I had made a few pages and cards to post but then no broadband. AAAGH! Anyway a lovely man came out today and it's all fixed, that nasty jack frost had caused the wires to break, fortunately it was outside or it would have cost me money. I spent my time wisely, I purged and organised. I've only had my craft room for 10 months and OMG what a mess. I have so much rubbish that I bought thinking it was a great bargain and haven't used,like cheap glitter glue coming out of my ears. I have every colour of Stickles that I love and always use, so why did I waste money on cheap stuff, anyway no more its gone. (Well actually its laying at the top of the stairs waiting to be boxed up and given away.) I've also outed a pile of punches, I don't need them now that I have my beloved Cricut, why oh why did I buy piles of tiny punches to punch little handbags, shoes, dogs, birthday candles (and so on)? I can't tell you how proud I am of my clean and organised craft room. This was all kicked off by my purchase of these paper shelves.

Previously my card stock and patterned paper was stored in three separate places, now I have two of these places merged here. I'm very embarrassed at the amount of 12X12 I have, this box still needs putting into the shelves, I now know I don't need to shop for pretty paper or Bazzill for many years. Can you see how organised the shelves next to my paper stand are? What's the thing with purple card stock (all shades of)? My colours are usually blues, greens and oranges, why did I buy so much purple?

You know what's its like while you are supposed to be organising, you end up with a huge mess. My mess spread through the three bedrooms and in the middle of the mess I started playing. This page was of my brothers house in the snow last week. This fits with this weeks challenge on Pencil Lines, it was set by the fabulous Donna Downey. A couple of years ago I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop hosted by Donna, I found her to be very warm and so entertaining. Her husband and kids were with here and came into the workshop to say hello. What a great family. Check out her blog, to see how she thinks outside the box, she is truly inspiring.

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