Drumroll, Please . . .

Thanks to all 234 of you who proclaimed to the virtual stamping world that you want to lose weight, be nicer, stamp more, declutter and work on your finances. If each of us loses 10 lbs (as many vowed to do at a minimum) we collectively drop 2340 lbs.  More than a ton.  About the size of a Clydesdale. Yes, my funky perspective on things at work.

Perhaps I can help more in the "decluttering" department.  I'm in the process of a complete makeover of my stamping workspace.  In the next week, I will be sharing before and after photos and lots of ideas for storage and organization.  Stay tuned.

Thanks for playing along.  The random winner of my Stampin' Up! blog candy giveaway is:  Lisa Page.   Congrats, Lisa!

Here is her comment and resolution:

a sweetheart you are! AND what sweet blog candy! I'll play! My
resolutions are (wait a minute, the list is REALLY long and I have to
pair it down- LOL!):

Get healthy, totally re-do studio, become more of a business demo than a hobby demo and be nice to EVERYONE.

Okey-dokey- Have a great new year Mary"

JUST A NOTE:  For those of you who asked if the photo of the "backorder fairy" in the "Backorder Help Is Here" post is me . . . Right vintage.  Wrong gal.  Chuckle.  Chuckle.



  1. Beautiful cards! I like the idea of more small sets from SU. Thanks for sharing how you did your cards.

  2. The “Be Nice To Everybody” comment is worthy of a win in my book. It’s not impossible and what a world it would be if everyone would just give it a try. Happy New Year to everyone who visits your blog!

  3. Congrats Lisa! You are so lucky!

  4. Lisa – Congratulations! As I help my young adolescent daughter cope with the realities of people who prop themselves up by putting others down, it was great to see that the winner of the blog candy resolves to be nice to everybody. That is a beautiful resolution.

    Mary and All – I missed the whole resolution blog, but I’m right there with you on the de-cluttering and organizing. I reorganized my craft space last spring, but only got about three quarters done. I left several piles and items that I was still unsure where to store in the middle of the room. As a result, a bigger mess developed. Lesson learned – Don’t bite off more than you can chew at a time, and finish the job you start! Unfortunately, this is a lesson I’ve learned before but apparently forgot.

    I’m starting today.

  5. Good Luck Mary on your organize, I’m doing the same. Really would love for you to come over and do mine, but that would be one expensive organize “wink”. So I’ll look forward to seeing what you do.
    Happy New Year!

  6. Congrats to the winner [someday I’ll win some blog candy!{maybe}] and Happy New Year! I look forward to your organization tips; I’m always trying to update my craft room with better storage ideas. Some things in there, though, are beyond help!

  7. Can’t wait to see your organization ideas. My stamping space is in the basement playroom (so I can keep an eye on my little ones while I work) and keeping it safe and organized is hard…

  8. Grace Lange-Way

    I just wanted to wish you and all the faithful blog readers a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

    Organizational tips? Heck, I’ll take all you have got!!! LOL

    Love your blog Mary.

  9. Mary,

    Thanks for all you do. Like the others, I would love to make over my workspace and am actually in the process (I had a child finally move out – He’s 26 years old about time right?). However, with the economy as it is I have very little money to worth with. I am so excited that you are going to post some helpful hints to making over and organizing your space. I look forward to them with great anticipation.

    Each day when I check my e-mail I get excited when I look at your page. I know there are going to be lots of beautiful things and great ideas to boot. I also know that you have reminders for your SU demos on there as well, so if I haven’t checked the SU site I will be reminded there first. I know you’re not my upline but I have learned so much from you about SU and especially how to watch the SU website for upcoming events so I don’t miss out on some great deals. Thanks for that too.

    Here’s wishing you a wonderfully happy New Year.

  10. Oh, I desperately need to get organized more. I spend way too much time looking for something on my desk that I just put down and suddenly is no where to be found!!

  11. Congratulations, Lisa!!

    You are so lucky to have won.

  12. Mary-You really are a sweetie with a great sense of humor.
    I can only imagine the time you put into this blog but please be reassured that so many of us look forward to reading your posts everyday.
    Happy New Year! 🙂
    Kathy T

  13. Mary – I’m really looking forward to hearing & seeing your reorganization ideas. I always struggle with that in my stamp room. I have no extra money to spend on new things to help right now, so I’m always looking for ideas that I can use or adapt with what I have.

    Thanks for your constant posting. I check your blog every day because I know that chances are good I will see something wonderful! 🙂

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