Friday, May 04, 2007

winner...and scraproom closet

"What do you mean I can only pick ONE winner? I want them ALL to win!" "Okay....I pick VALERIE...and she tastes good too!"
Oh, thank you baby Mark for your help with the drawing since all the big boys were gone and thank you to all of you girls who showed me that you do indeed know how to comment. It was so nice to see so many new faces as well as my familiar friends. I loved reading all of them. It's pretty fun so I hope you all keep it up! Congratulations Valerie...enjoy your new ribbon. I will get it in the mail on Monday. :o)

I pulled dang near everything out of my scrapbook room closet today. In the process I made the BIGGEST mess in my scraproom. At one point I was so full of regret as I thought to myself "what were you thinking" There wasn't even room to walk. I went through a bunch of boxes, built a bookcase and cut and installed peg board. Then I hung up my supplies for my personal little "store" and loaded back in as much stuff as would fit.

It's not perfect, but it's way more organized. I know what I have and where to find it, so I love it! Plus now my scraproom is spotless and ready to make some creative messes tomorrow for National scrapbook day. I'm so excited, yet very tired. I better get some good sleep tonight. I'm pooped!

***Very exciting news!***

MY scrapbook room is going to be published in a book called Organized Spaces for Papercrafters. How cool is THAT?! I've never submitted layouts for publising because I do that for fun and for my family, plus I'm not quite good enough for that, but my scrapbook room is something I LOVE and have put a lot of thought and organization into, so I am beyond honored to be asked to do this. I still need to send her the pictures. Will do that this weekend. The book is due out in September. :o)


Mindy said...

What? I didn't win???? I'm not coming to your blog anymore! Tell your sisters that they're the favorites now!

The boy and the belly are getting big!

Have fun tomorrow! Did you get my email about purple?
PS Can I fly you up here to help Bryan organize the garage and do some painting?????

Chickenbells said...

Congratulations!!! I was just thinking to myself that I want to come shopping in your scrap book store! It looks so wonderful, the book people certainly chose the perfect person to photograph! Have a fun weekend creating...I can't wait to see all that you do!

Colors of Me said...

You have some serious talent for organizing and decorating. I think they choose the right person. I loved your scrap space before and now with the closet WOW!! You should submit your layouts and cards. They are wonderful and you are so creative. It would be neat to see them in the sb mags.

Martha said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your room, how exciting and congrats, be sure to let us know I'll for sure buy that mag ;).

kim j said...


Your grandson is beyond adorable, you are so blessed.

Hope you have a wonderful saturday.

kim j

wendster said...

Wow Jolene! What an amazing room! Very motivating / inspiring / etc. etc. etc. WOW. Love it! You go girl! You DO deserve to be in that book. you are an organizer extraordinaire! I hope you have the best time ever tomorrow. Oh. And I haven't forgot that you tagged me. I am just thinking of 7 little known facts about me. I know I have three or four already. I just want to think of really good ones.
Love! Wendy

Amie said...

WOW I just LoVe LoVe LoVe everything about your closet, Congratulations on getting into a magazine your scrapbook an inspiration, I wish my house was that organised.

Baby Mark is gorgeous does his mum scrapbook?

Have a great day tomorrow Amie

Shelli said...

SO cool that your scraproom is being published!

So now you have motivated me to finish RE-ORGANIZING my craft room. I'm definitely getting me some begboard. Great idea!

Jen said...

That's no surprise, as you do have like the coolest scrapbook room!

mascanlon said...

Wow Jolene, can you do the same with fabric! My quilting space could use a makeover!

Valerie said...

cannot wait to see your room, that is so totally cool, i'm so excited for you! and dang! i wanna go shopping in your room! :o)

Mark is getting so big, too! and he picked a mighty good name...even if it isn't me..sigh...

Jolene George said...

Valerie! It IS you silly girl!

homedaisy said...

i think baby mark ate my name. i am sure he picked me first. please check his diaper. :)

September said...

Jolene!!! I'm SO excited for you, girlfriend! You deserve for your room to be published, it is just beautiful. I love what you did with the closet. you go girl.... now you need to come here and help me. LOL

By the way mascanlon is my friend mary ann, so ya know. ;-)


Andi said...

First of Mark is so cute...I mean way cute!!! Even if he didn't pick my name. Congratulations to Valerie!

And congratulations to you too. You need to be doing your own television series on getting people organized! Love what you did with the closet. And I would fly you to Florida to help me tackle this room I'm currently sitting in. I have to get it under control!!!

sohpiasmom said...

Congrats girl! Your scrapbook room is amazing so I'm not surprised! I wish I could see it in person :)

Oh, and congrats to Valerie for winning the big prize!

Amy Mowbray said...

Congrats Valerie! Those are great ribbons.

Congrats on your scrapbook room. Jeanette's room and my room will be in the book too!

Cassandra said...

Congratulations Valerie! Hope you have lots of fun playing with all that ribbon!

Baby Mark is such a cutie!!

Congratulations on the have an amazing scrap room - can I come over and play? =)

trace-e said...

Congrats on getting published. Baby Mark gets more adorable every picture I see!! And lucky Britney can still cross her legs comfortably! Tell her to enjoy it. love the closet!!

Jacquie said...

Tee-hee could that little guy be any cuter?? Congrats to Valerie!

Your scraproom is so inspiring it makes me wanna start. I'm not surprised someone would want to put pictures of it in a book.

TK Angels said...

Mark is adorable. Congrats to Valerie.

Come to my house and help me get organized. I have a small house and I have outgrown it *smile*

Take care,

Susie Q said...

Congrats to Valerie!!!

Congrats to YOU about the book! That is so exciting!

Your scrap spaces are amazing and inspiring and wonderful!

Baby Mark is a doll baby!

Love ya,

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

oh you must feel so good! Don't you love your peg board? I have two and I love them!

I need to do just what you did. Pull everything out and start over. Maybe I'll try that this week. It's such an overwhelming mess right now, I can't do anything.

wendster said...

Looking forward to seeing what you created this weekend for scrapping day. Cool that it was on cinco de mayo! Did you do a cinco de mayo theme?

wendster said...

p.s. Guess what? I finally posted my seven interesting little facts about me. Thanks for tagging me. That was actually really fun. Have a look! I can't believe that I didn't list that I do gingerbread houses every year. That will have to be a separate post.

Jamie said...

Congratulations on getting your room published! That is so neat! Be sure to post the information for the new book when it is available. Take Care!