Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I am not sure about your house, but my house has been crazy! I have been crafting presents, making Christmas cards, baking, and shopping! And that means less time to blog. I hope to be back at blogging all of my projects after the New Year. But I wanted to take the time to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and hope that you have a wonderful holiday to scrap!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas Gift Planner

I know that I am skipping projects, (you have yet to see the Disney Autograph album), but after I finished this planner, I was so excited that I had to share!

This planner is my Christmas version of the Dave Ramsey (cash) envelope system. If you know me, my family has been debt free for a while and we use this system every Christmas. The system works like this: Each person that I have to buy for gets an envelope. Then after decided on how much to spend on that person, I put that amount in cash in their envelope. Once it's gone, NO MORE SPENDING!!! It also helps you realize just how much you spend on Christmas presents. And if you want more info about the cash system and Dave Ramsey's baby steps to get out of debt, check out his web site

Ok, now the detail on the planner. This is made from chipboard, cardstock, and envelopes that were left over from my wedding eleven years ago!! I took the envelopes and made sure they were all facing with the flap towards me. This is the easiest for opening the envelopes. Then I punched the holes with the Bind It All. Then using cardstock cut to the same size as the envelopes, I made three dividers. This will just help me find a persons envelope faster. The chipboard is from sticker packages that fit perfectly, I just had to cut off the hole for hanging. It is about a 1/4 inch bigger than the envelope all the way around.

I decided that I wanted to be able to reuse my planner next year too. So I attached a 2 3/4 inch by 6 inch piece of cardstock to each envelopes flap.

I will add the person's name, age, sizes, and budgeted amount to the front of that. Next year, I will be able to remove that piece of paper and replace it with a new one without tearing up the envelopes.

Now all the embellishing!! This paper is from a Christmas stack from Hobby Lobby. I love these colors for Christmas! It just seems so festive and girly!! It had some stickers that I wouldn't normally use on layouts, so I used them to decorate the cover and dividers. Also used were, CTMH Christmas Melodies Stamp set, Recollections stamp set, CTMH inks, Ocean and Watermelon, various ribbons, Cricut cartridge Joy of the Seasons, and bling. I hope that you like this as much as I do! Happy crafting!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Competition for the Cricut?

I don't know, but it looks like my Cricut could have some competition come next year. In January at CHA, Craftwell will realease a new machine called the eCraft Personal cutting system. If you haven't seen this, then you should check out their website at Now I am a self proclaimed Cricut lover. I wouldn't have never thought of giving up my Cricut, but if the user reviews are good, I think that it will be sitting next to my E. Here are some of the details straight from their site:

Automatic Paper and Cutting Sensor (no manual adjustments needed)

Paper Tray / Feeder (no more messy cutting boards)

Unique Roller system handles paper up to 12” by ANY length (wow!)

Draws and cuts without changing from blade to a pen (really!)

Easy to use software and a big bright LCD display (looks great)

SD Fun Cards, with a wide assortment of themed fonts and shapes (cool!)

From what I understand, no software needed for those TT Fonts that we all love! No need for a mat because it can cut up to any length! You can buy images and fonts, but not at the 89.99 retail price you pay for a Cricut cart. And you add up all of the customer service nightmares from ProvoCraft and this is going to be competition for the Cricut. I was looking at buying the Gypsy, but with all the problems they are having, I am waiting. And now, maybe the eCraft will be what I save for! And I have to say that I am in no way affiliated with this company. I had never heard of them before this. But I will be waiting the see the reviews, and my Cricut is holding her breath! Happy crafting!

Monday, October 19, 2009

First Grade

Well, I am trying to get back into the swing of things, but lately I have had so many other projects to do, that scrapping has been last on the list. While I still have many of those things to do, I managed to get this layout finished today. I saw the challenge and design team call at Just Buggin Challenges and decided that it was time to dust off the ATG! I was glad to use another cartridge besides Mickey and Friends! (Still working on those projects!) And hubby is away on business, so me and the Cricut have a couple of date nights this week! We'll see how much I can get done! This is the second page of my son's school album. Very simple and it was a fast layout to finish. Both the title and apple are cut from Plantin Schoolbook. I also used some great stamps that I found at Michaels. The ABC stamp is from an acrylic set from Hampton Art, part of their Foot-long collection. There are six border stamps each one about 6 inches long. They are very cool and can be used on several different things. They were not very expensive either! Hope you like it! Now on to the next project! Happy crafting!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Back from Disney!

Wow! We just got back from our family vacation to Walt Disney World, and we had so much fun!! I can't wait to get all 400+ photos printed and in an album. Mason loved the autograph book that I made for him and we got lots of compliments on it. He met thirty characters, so some didn't have a page. I wasn't sure who he would want to meet, so I have some more pages to add. Lilo and Stitch, Red Power Ranger, and Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc are some that need to be added. And now I need to find another Disney album and get started on those pages! I will try to get some pictures uploaded soon. I have a ton of laundry to wash and put away! Until then, happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

And the winner is...........

Through a random number generated by, post #21 was picked and it was from Jana!! Congrats! Send me your info and I will mail it out on Thursday!

Sorry that this was a little late being picked. I spent the weekend in the ER with an infection in my abdomen, not very fun. Now since I am able to get up and move around, hopefully I will finish the Disney autograph album and post a couple of pictures of what I have been working on lateley. Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my blod, and thanks to all of you who come back to see all the things that I love to do! Happy crafting!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Summer Fun Layout

What happens when you take your Cricut machine and all of your cartridges to a crop and realize after you get there, that you forgot your mats? Well, this layout is a result of a crop-gone-bad at my church. I forgot my mats, my acrylic stamp blocks, and my ever essential white Uni-ball pen. Yes, most of the ladies there offered to help me out and I could have drove the five minutes to my house to pick it all up. But I after I realized that I forgot all my stuff, I challenge myself to make do with what I had on hand. I had white American Craft alphabet stickers, orange stickles, and left over scraps. I backed the white stickers on solid parts of the We Are Memory Keepers White Out collection, then fussy cut around the letters. I hand cut the sun behind the letter U. Then, I accented the letters with dots of orange Stickles. So even though it's not what I would have done if I was at home with all of my stuff, I like the way this one turned out. Maybe next time, I will leave my Cricut turned off and see what else I can come up with. Or, maybe not! Happy crafting!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Celebrating 10,000 hits!!!

WOW!!! I reached 10,000 hits!! Thank you to all my friends who follow my blog. I am so excited that I have reached my first big number. Actually, I missed the 10,000 and now I am almost to 12,000!!! So to say thanks to those of you who visit, I am giving away some blog candy!! All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post and I will randomly pick someone to win a few of my favorite things on Sunday, September 20!!! You don't have to sign up to follow my blog, but there is another gift for a certain follower of my blog!! I am not telling what number, so it will be a surprise to someone!! I will have to add the picture of the candy a little later, as I am sitting outside with the laptop enjoying a beautiful night! Thanks again to all my visitors and good luck! Happy crafting!!

Here is SOME of my favorite things that will be in the candy:

chipboard!-Mini books and shapes

Martha stamps, foam adhesive, & ribbon

My very favorite letter stickers-American crafts

K & Co stickers and chipboard

Autumn Leaves rub-ons

Monday, August 24, 2009

I've added to my cartridge collection!

Hello, my name is Missy and I am addicted to buying Cricut Cartridges!!! Ok, so I am not as bad as some people, I just saw a post on the message board that someone had over 80 Cricut cartridges!!! All I can say is WOW! But this month I was elated that I snagged Simply Sweet off Ebay for $17! Can you believe that?!? I haven't gotten to play around with it yet, but I will as soon as I get the chance! And I have long awaited the arrival of Don Juan at my house! I ended up buying a machine with that cartridge in it for $45, and I am still trying to sell that personal Cricut, but I am so very happy to get my hands on that one!! Eventually, I will get some of that money back, so I can't be too upset! So be on the look out for some projects with those cartridges coming up soon! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Nap Mats with Freezer paper screen printing!

I made these nap mat covers for my twins to take to mother's day out. They were a breeze to make! It's basically just an oversize pillow case with a border on the top. Since the fabric was too busy to see their names, I had to add a border. If you haven't seen the freezer paper technique, you can go to Youtube and do a search for it. I hope that the little guys like them, and actually use them at school!! They have always slept in a crib (even last year at mother's day out), so hopefully they will not give their new teacher any problems! I guess we will find out tomorrow! Happy crafting!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Teacher's first day of school gift.

Today is my oldest DS's first full day of first grade. Let's just say that this morning wasn't the smoothest and I hope that we get our schedule and routine down soon! But I did want to make something for his teacher's first day. And I saw the idea of stuffing a soda bottle with goodies on the Cricut Message board. It just so happens that I had a couple of empty bottle laying around. I stuffed it with Uniball pens, Expo markers, Sharpie's, Sharpie Minis, and some Crayola notepads out of the dollar bins at Michael's. I would have added more, but I ran out of time to get everything. I shredded some red tissue paper and put it on top and bottom to take up some of the empty space. Letters on the soda bottle and the apples are cut from Plantin Schoolbook. The letters on the card are Street Sign. All of it was made using leftover scraps from other projects, including some Halloween paper!! I think that it turned out cute and I think that she liked it. I hope so anyway! This was a fun gift to make and can be made for any occasion. Happy crafting!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

This is why I scrapbook.

My oldest DS has been dying to go back to Disney World. He doesn't remember much from the last time that we went. He asks me about two times a week if we can go back to Mickey's house. So I gave him the scrapbook that I made about our Disney vacation. He is having so much fun going through and looking at all the pictures and asking questions about what we did, what were the rides like, and can he take his own pictures the next time that we go back. I told him of course he can. But what I didn't tell him, was that we are already booked for a trip later this year with his Nanna and Da!! I can't tell him until we get closer to time to go because he would ask me twelve times a day, "Are we going to Mickey's right now in the morning?" So I have secret plans to make him a countdown calendar and autograph book for when we go back and I will let him in on the secret about a month before we go! He will be so excited! Nobody tell him, or I will have him call you and ask you when we are going everytime he asks me!!! Happy crafting!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thanks! card for teacher

Today's challenge at Robyn's website, My Pink Stamper, was to make something school related. And I thought that was a good idea!! I also saw a thank you card for a teacher in this months Creating Keepsakes. Only it was for the beginning of the year thanking the teacher for their dedication and service to the children! Another great idea!! So this will be for DS's soon to be new teacher along with a bag of goodies that all teachers could use. Some Expo markers, pencils, and Sharpie markers. Go figure, since hubby works for Sharpie who makes all that stuff!! (Teachers love us!) I think that this will be a nice gift for the new teacher and help get the year off to a good start! Happy crafting!!

Card base:DCWV
Apple:Plantin Schoolbook
Ribbon:American Crafts
White pen:Sanford
Font:Street Sign

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Are you a practical scrapper??

Well if you are then check out the new blog Practical Scrappers a blog dedicated to making use of those neglected supplies that have been sitting there unused for so long!! My friend Ashlee, is on their design team and I can't wait to see what the first challenge was! But to celebrate their kick-off, they are giving away some blog candy!! Here's how you can get a chance to win those goodies!!

1. Become a follower of the Practical Scrappers blog.

2. If you post on YOUR blog, about their giveaway, they will throw your name in the bag twice. Leave them a comment and tell them!!

Become a follower and stay tuned for the results of the first challenge, to be revealed Monday, August 3rd!!!

So go visit, leave a comment and good luck!! And my blog candy package is getting bigger and bigger!! Won't be long now!! Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


You know that few months where I didn't really post much? Well, there was a good reason, I was training for my very first triathlon. I signed up back in March of this year and then the race was on Memorial Day. It was alot tougher than I thought it would be but I am looking forward to next year so I can do it again!! It was a quarter mile swim, 10 mile bike ride, and a 2.5 mile run. Whew!! I am tired just thinking about it again!! But I did want to remember the event and my thoughts about it. And this is the first two page layout that I have done in forever!! This paper is from BoBunny's new Calipso line. Thanks for looking! Happy crafting!

P.S.-Keep checking back! I feel some blog candy coming on!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I have had a productful week!!

Since DH has been out of town with work, I have had plenty of time to get some scrapping done!! These two layouts are cut from Street Sign, which has come to be one of my favorite fonts. I didn't use Jubilee on any of these, but don't worry, I will get to it soon!! Here is some of what I did this week.

This page was scraplifted off of a layout that was featured on Scrapbooks, Etc baseball section. You can see it here. It is pretty much the exact same layout.

I liked the Orioles layout so much that I used it again with my San Francisco layout. This was a trip me and DH took for our tenth anniversary. I used most of the photos in a mini album, but wanted to make a layout for our scrapbook too. I picked three photos and cropped them a little different, only on the top and bottom. I added few embellishments because the pictures seem to be enough. I have found that I am moving towards layouts that have more white space and very little embellishments. Mabye it's because I mostly scrap about my three boys, but either way, I like the overall effect. I have two more layouts that I finished, but will save them for another day! Happy crafting!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

My new cart is here!!

After waiting not so patienly for my new Jubilee cart to arrive, it's here!! I know what you're thinking. Why didn't you get it a Michaels while on sale and begin using it right away? There was even a chance to win the Golden Ticket. But my poor pocketbook couldn't give up an extra 20 bucks to use it right away. Buy it now on Ebay with free shipping and no state sales tax?? Who could pass that up? And when I returned the Jubilee cart that I did buy at Michaels, and got my money back, I was able to buy two sets of Inkadinkadoo stamps on clearance!! My reward for having to wait!! I also have two new sets of CTMH stamp sets coming!! And hubby is out of town on business, so I can get to scrappin all week!! Maybe I can catch up on my New Years resolution to do 52 layouts this year!! We'll see! I just sent all my photos to be printed and picked up later today, so I have plenty to start with!! And by the way, if anyone is looking for the new cartridges cheap, check out Ebay. There are alot on there with buy it now's for less than $35. Not too bad for a just released cart. Well, my scrap desk is calling me! Happy crafting!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Gifts, Fun, Cake!!

This layout is of my oldest son's birthday party, and I love, love, love, the paper that I used! I almost didn't want to use it because I liked it so much!! I hope I'm not the only one that does that!! I like the fun feel of the layout. I didn't get too many good pictures of him because it was dark in the bowling alley, and I was too busy bowling too! We had so much fun! I also got to use my new CTMH inkpads, and they are worth the extra money!! They cover well and the colors are beautiful! Happy crafting!

Pattern paper: BoBunny, Cosmo Cricket, Deja View, Teresa Collins
Clips and bookplate: Spare Parts
Ribbon: Michaels
Pen: Uniball, Sanford
Title: Cricut, Doodletype, Cuttin Up, Alphalicious

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My new blog banner! And instructions so you can make one too!

If you are reading this, you may have noticed that I have a new blog banner. It's not the greatest, but I made it myself. I still need to add to my digi papers and elements, so until then, it is kind of minimum. But incase anyone would like to add their own to their blog, I thought I would post instructions on how to do that. After all, it is just a mini scrapbook page!

I have Photoshop Elements and obviously blogspot, so these instructions will be most accurate for these programs. If you have other photo editing software, you may be able to follow along, but I have not used any other program.

First, open Photoshop and choose create on the main menu. Then I opened a new document.

Set the pixel size to 650 x 250. You may need to play with the size here, but I didn't have any problem uploading to blogspot.

Create your banner with digi papers or a cropped photo. I had to stich together three pieces of digi paper to go all the way across. You can find free digi papers and elements on the internet.

Save your banner as a psd file incase you need to make any changes to it later. Then save as a jpeg file so it can be uploaded to blogspot.

Then head on over to blogspot and open up your dashboard. Click on layout, then header. It will give you the option to upload a picture from your computer. If you added your blog name to your banner, click on the option to use your banner instead of the title. Upload you banner to your blog!! It's that easy!

I hope that these instructions are helpful. If you make a new banner for your blog or wesite, please post a comment so I can see what you came up with. Let me know if there was anything I missed, as I was going from memory! Happy crafting!

Friday, June 5, 2009

All About Me Album

This album was from the Teresa Collins class at CKU-Nashville. She had a wonderful story to tell and she wanted to make sure that everyone had a chance to document their life for their family too. Even though there aren't any pictures in this album yet, this was hard for me to do. I don't usually scrap about myself, and can count how many layouts are of me on one hand. Some pages were easier to do than others. She had made pages that had journaling prompts, but it was still hard for me to write about myself. I do love the colors of this album and I did do somethings different here. Some elements are hanging off the album page and other stuff like some bling are on top of the page protectors. She encouraged us to try something like that and I like the result. I can't wait to dig through old childhood photos to add to this album. I think that my family will like it someday! Happy crafting!

First page. The bling here is on the page protector.

Fourth page. The white rub-on is from CTMH.

One of the two smaller pages in the album. The fleur-de-li is hanging off the edge of the page protector.

Last page

Monday, June 1, 2009

Highlights of CKU!

Me and friends at CKU crop night!

Me with one of the best instructors at CKU, Tim Holtz! His classes were so much fun!

Elizabeth Kartchner

Margie Romney-Aslett who was SO much fun!! I wish I had taken her album class!

Teresa Collins taught me alot of great tricks to use the Bind it All!

Me and Charlie at commencement! It was so much fun!

These are the albums from all my classes! It's going to take me forever to finish them!

Look at all these goodies that I came home with!! There was even more stuff that I either used, or didn't get in the photo! I still havent' gotten it all put away!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

What a weekend at CKU!!

This last week has been crazy busy and wonderful all at the same time. Thursday was my first day at Creating Keepsakes University, and all I can say is "WOW!!" Me and two of my friends (and lots of others that I met there) spent the day doing mini-projects and meeting the instructors. Among those teachers were the wonderful Tim Holtz, Elizabeth Kartchner, Teresa Collins, Margie Romney-Aslet, Lance Anderson (Rusty Pickle), Trina Lunsford (Piggy Tales), and representatives from Making Memories, Imiginesce, and Canon! Friday was my album day and we spent all day working on a great album with the Rusty Pickle line. Friday was spent going to four different classes with the instructors. We made an album with Teresa Collins, four mini metal memory charms with Tim Holtz, a lift flap book with Piggy Tales, and a layout with Imaginesce, all great stuff! But my favorite was the Teresa Collins album that was all about me. And WOW did they give away the stuff!! I came back with so much goodies that I don't know where to put it all!! It will take me a week just to go through and sort everything! I can't wait to post pictures for everyone to see the projects and goodies! It was so much fun and I hope that one day I can go back again! Until then, I have the pictures to remind me of my great weekend with all my scrappin' friends!! Happy crafting!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Family-My first digi layout!

Well, I am making good on my New Year's resolution to learn PhotoShop. I wanted to learn so I could make some digi and hybrid layouts, and to make my photos look awesome. Thanks to a wonderfully talented Wambrita, (first met her on the Cricut message board, and now on who helped me figure out how to move my elements without seeing their background. It was easy after she showed me and it was kinda like a "duh" moment! This layout was made from a free monthly kit from
Shabby Princess. They have wonderful digital kits that makes it easy to get started. I enjoyed doing this layout and it will not be my last. I don't know if I will go to entirely digi or not, but think that I could definately be a hybrid scrapper! Thanks for looking! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Birthday invitations for my son

I waited until the very last minute to start on my son's birthday party invitations. His party is on the 17th, and I just made these last night to send out today! Nothing like waiting until the last minute! This was the first time that I have used the guitar from Indie Art and I love this paper that I cut it out of. It was part of a paper pack from Me and My Big Idea, very boyish, very punk skater. The [party time] stamp is Studio G and the "stains" are from the Coffee Stain set from CTMH. This is one of my favorite stamps!! I have used it so many times! So for something thrown together at the last minute, I was really happy with the results!! Thanks for looking! Happy crafting!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

See you at CKU Nashville!!

Yes girls, you read that right!! I am happy, excited, tickled pink, thrilled, and elated to be joining one of my very best friends the last weekend of May at the Creating Keepsakes University here in Nashville!! This will be my first time at CKU and I can not wait to get to all the classess, goodies, and celebs in the scrapbooking world! I have been waiting years to get to do this and I don't know if I will ever make it to another event or not. But I am going to enjoy every minute of it! And will probably photograph every minute of it too!! So if you are going to be there, let me know, maybe we can meet for lunch! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What's up with the tongue?

What is up with that tongue?!! My little guy played all day at the playground, and EVERY picture I took of him, his tongue was sticking out!! But I didn't realize it until my pictures were developed! Too funny! So I had to scrap them. And this is the first layout in a while that I pulled out the Quickutz instead of the Cricut for the title. But I did use it for the journal circle and the arrow. The paper is all from the White Out collection from We R Memory Keepers. The ribbon is American Crafts. I also used some DCWV stickers, and Paper Studio brads. On the bottom right side, I punched circles from vellum and attached with the brads. I had noticed several layouts in some recent magazines with this on the layout. I like that it's a little something that helps pull the eye around the page without overwhelming the layout. The edges are all inked with StazOn and the journaling block is from my old standby, Autumn Leaves. Hope you like it. Thanks for looking. Happy crafting!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Two, times two!

Here are layouts number six and seven that I made for my twin's second birthday. (Yes, I know that I am still behind my New Years Resolution total.) Even though they had a Mickey Mouse birthday party, I decided to go with paper that reflected the colors in their photos. This is some of my favorite paper from My Mind's Eye, available at Hobby Lobby. And I also used some ribbon from American Crafts new spring collection. The title is cut from the Cricut Cart, Street Sign, which I have grown to LOVE and want to use it on everything!! The photo corners are from the dollar bins at Michaels, by Colorbok. Overall, I think that there is about $8 invested in both of the layouts. I think that they turned out pretty cute to be so cheap! Thanks for looking! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Well, it seems like maybe I have hit a creative streak! I have been able to finish four layouts this week and it feels great! Mostly because I have been buying so much and redoing my scrap space, but not any scrapping!

This has to be one of my favorites that I have done recently. I don't know if it's just because of the picture and subject, or that I just like how it turned out. The story behind this layout is Pickle is what we call one of our twins. His name is Dylan and we started calling him Dyl. Then it was Dyl pickle. Now we just call him pickle. And boy do we get some strange looks when we call him that in public! When we went to Dollywood last October, we saw this giant pickle there and we had to have a picture of them together! He didn't want to stand there on his own, but Daddy held him so we could get a picture! I am sure that when he gets older, he will have to explain this alot. But just in case we stop calling him that, this is one of those things I don't want to forget about!

The paper is all from SandyLion Design and the title is cut with different Cricut carts to keep it a little playful.. Embellishments were kept at a minimum since the background paper was so busy. Brads were from Bobunny and Paper Studio, and the photo turns were also Paper Studio.

Thanks for looking! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Banner!

Well, after a couple of months of being too busy to do anything, I am back! I managed to make a happy birthday banner with the Mickey Font cart, for my twin's second birthday party. They are too young to appreciate it, but I did get alot of comments on it from the adults. The triangles are cut at 8 1/2 inches and I was able to get three from one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. The Mickey ears and stars are cut at 3 1/2 inches. Each triangle is attached with brads instead of the ribbon. It made it alot easier to hang. There is about 6 inches of black ribbon on each end of the banner to hang it. All of the printed paper is from Creative Memories. And the cardstock is basic stuff from Michaels and Hobby Lobby. Thanks for looking. Happy crafting!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Well, okay maybe I have fallen off.....

the face of the earth!! I have been busy with all kinds of stuff other than scrapping! Mostly I have been busy shopping for scrap supplies that I am not using at the moment including a few new Cricut carts! I have managed to make the twins's birthday banner with Mickey Font and promise to post pictures of it soon! I have also fallen way behind on my goal of hitting 52 layouts this year. I am at a grand total of four! But I will make up for it soon. I do have several ideas for layouts and tons of new pictures to print out! And I promise to get back to blogging, even if I have to post without pics! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year! What's your scrapping resolutions?

A new year always brings resolutions, so why not scrapping resolutions? Here is what I would like to accomplish this year.

Learn Adobe photoshop. I want to create cool photo arrangements to add to my paper scrapbook. I also want to learn to do some digital scrapbooking. And since I got a Bamboo Tablet and Photoshop for Christmas, I have no excuse.

I want to make a first year book for my oldest son. I wasn't in to scrapbooking too much until after his first birthday, but I have all the old photos waiting to go into an album.

Get the thousands and thousands of photos, (both digital and printed) under control. I have albums ready for those printed out, but need to get them arranged. The digital ones have new folders, now they just need to get into the right place!

I would like to have 52 layouts done by the end of the year. That's one a week, not too hard to imagine.

I am sure that there are several others that I need to do this year. Getting my ever growing scrap stash under control comes to mind. But where's the fun in not buying supplies? I hope that 2009 is a great year for us all. And that all of our hopes, dreams, and resolutions come true this year!!