Thursday, June 19, 2014

Most.Boring.Week.Ever.

So in hopes of getting something done, I was on a mission to document a week from last year. For some reason, I picked Week 32, only to find out that it was the most boring week ever.

I had a bad health week, so I ended up with very little in the way of pictures... like hardly any. I even asked my daughter if she had any from that week, but she didn't. I started out on my two-page spread and was committed to it (for some reason, I couldn't stand the thought of a one-pager when all the rest are two). I thought I'd be clever and look for what happened in the world that week (celebrity issues, movies that opened, politics, etc.). Basically nothing really happened that week. I even checked the British news. There was unrest in Egypt, but I really didn't want to include that since it wasn't much of an issue for us directly. And then Area 51 was recognized by the US, so I thought I'd include that since I was a big X-Files fan. But it was really pushing it to get this week done. LOL. Of course now that I'm finished, I thought about putting gas and grocery prices (we save our receipts for taxes), but I guess I'll save that for another boring week.

I love Nisa's Eclectic Mix cards, and her fun graphic style, so I used a lot of cards from her (Splendid Fiins) and then filled in from there. I found the picture of the alien with the Area 51 title from the internet and then super-imposed a little picture of Mulder and Scully in the eyeball.




It may have been a boring week, but it is done! LOL.



Saturday, June 14, 2014

Something Old, Something New

I've been at this Project Life thing for awhile now, and I never quite seem to get everything done. I'm super far behind this year, and I never finished last year, but I have decided to keep plugging away at it. I've given up the hope that I could ever get my pages done in order, and that I will jump back and forth between 2013 and 2014 depending on what I have to work with in a given week.

Last year, I was stuck on a couple of weeks, so I'd set them aside and not get back to them, and that was one thing that got me really super far behind. That happened this week too. I'm just glad that I saw that other people have the same problem with certain weeks.

I think that there is far too much pressure on scrappers to be "caught up" by someone else's standards. I'm sure if I weren't on creative teams and/or doing store scrapping, I'd have more time for PL or cleaning house or painting or writing or life in general. LOL. So I figure I will squeeze pages in when I can, and be fine with that. And it is working for me (so far).

Even if I only get one set of pages done in a month, I'll be happy with that. But in the last 30 days or so, I actually got a few done. Yay!

Here are the pages I've done since my last PL post.

My Week 5 pages for 2014




And then I went back and did three weeks from 2013. 

Week 18...



Week 24.




And Week 25. Yes, totally random weeks.


 And now I'm inspired to do more this week. *Crossing fingers* that it works out.

Do you ever worry about being "caught up" in your scrapping? Or do you just scrap what you can, when you can?

What else have you been up to??


Friday, May 02, 2014

Project Life & Happy {inter}National Scrapbook Day

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

I've been looking forward to this day for months. It isn't that I'm going to be doing a whole lot, but I do hope to get some scrapping done and to hop around to a few different places to catch some sales. I've been saving my Paypal dollars for just this occasion. Jessica and Kennedy went to the beach, so I am actually free to do whatever I want. {insert shock face here}

And the fun part is that the blog hop falls on the same day this month! And Kristi was sweet and didn't let me forget about it this time. I scurried to put my week together. I'm not caught up (at all), so I just chose a random week so I could get something done. I didn't have enough pictures. Usually I have too many, so this was a week that was harder to fill.

My Project Life isn't off to the start I thought it would be. Last year, I had more going on, and I still completed more pages than I have so far this year. I think part of it is just school. And life. LOL. Excuses, excuses. I need to make time to do it. Like to set aside some time on a Saturday evening to work on things after all of my CT stuff is done for the week. Must.make.time. Must.make.time. Must.make.time.

Anyway, this month's BYOC at the Lilypad had me swooning. Almost everything I used was from that (aside from the stitches and page pockets). I didn't opt for a lot of embellishing because I had way too much journaling. Yikes. I always struggle with that whole balance. Anyway, here is what I got done today.



Credits: Pockets No. 6, Forget Me Not JC, Sprinkles V23 -- Valorie Wibbens; Blank Watercolor Cards -- Michelle Godin; PS I Love You cards & elements -- Sahlin Studio; Needed More Stitching 6 -- Amy Martin; Say Yes To elements, paper -- Paislee Press; The Sophia font -- Heather Joyce

What are your plans for National Scrapbook Day?  Is there a must-have item on your list? Or a must-hit sale? Enable me!


Saturday, April 05, 2014

Project Life -- Catching Up

I have recently come to terms with the fact that I will probably never be "caught up" with Project Life. There is always something that sets me back or keeps me behind, mostly when we end up having a busy week with too many photos. Those threw me off last year, and are doing so this year. I have decided to just embrace the fact that I have too many, I can leave some out and scrap them on their own pages, and then I will be doing pages when I can. This week I finished one of the "difficult" weeks that had a lot of photos. I didn't end up journaling much at all about things that happened, or embellishing much at all, but I'm just going to live with it.

Week Four



Credits: Pockets V4 & 6, Spearmint Paper, Cork It, Sprinkles V22, Eat Cake cards - Valorie Wibbens; Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Night cards - Michelle Godin; The Reed, The Skinny - Heather Joyce; 3x4 Photo Templates, 4x6 photo collages, 4x6 photocollagggges 3, 4x6 Phototemplates 2 by Lili; A Bit More Mess 2 - Amy Martin; Rain Rain Solids & Elements - Allison Pennington; Rainy or Sunny journal cards - Little Butterfly Wings; The Good Life - Emily Merritt

What have you been up to lately??

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Since my mom and sis found out about Throwback Thursday on Facebook, they've been combing over the photo albums and texting photos. While the old pics texted aren't high quality, they are fun. :)

Jessica's b-day (Little Lizzy on the left), Mom, Chris & Kevin in the background)

Lizzy (left) & Jessica - 1988

My mom -- not sure what year

My third (?) birthday with mom on the left and David Z




Jessica & I  (probably sometime before her third b-day)


I'll have some more next week. Random, but fun. I might scrap a few of these. :)


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Hello April

March seemed to have caught me totally off-guard. I started the month off strong, but somehow fizzled along the way. I dropped the proverbial Calvinball and never kept up with my layout posting/points. I did not finish my 30 Days of Lists. Yes, March kicked my ass.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Calvinball | Update

I think that today I will finally reach 20 points in the Calvinball battle. It is slow going, but I do have a bunch of layouts to create today/tomorrow, so hopefully I will make some progress.

Here are two pages I created. I'm sort of killing two birds with one stone because I've been participating in the 30 Days of Lists #30Lists. Usually I sign up and never complete my lists, but Calvinball is helping me to create my lists as scrap/journal pages.

Credits: March freebie template from Fiddle Dee Dee (available @ MSA); October Again kit by Red Ivy

Credits: Middlemost template by Little Green Frog Designs; Papers, journal cards, alpha by Jacque Larson; Embellishments are Sprinkles V. 21 by Valorie Wibbens


And if you've ever wondered what your scrap style is, take the fun little quiz at Get It Scrapped to find out. 

I am a Playful Story Builder, which totally seems to fit.



What about you??


Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Calvinball | Game On

So I just happened to stumble across a post from Celeste on Facebook. She mentioned Calvinball, so I had to take a peek and find out what that was all about. It turns out that it is a fun scrapping game at Get It Scrapped where you do a lot of smack-talking, a lot of scrapping, mucho point-tallying and a super lot of watching what is going on because the rules are always changing. There is no prize other than self-satisfaction, but who doesn't need a little of that from time to time? Get It Scrapped is a neat community filled with paper scrappers as well as digi girls. They hold monthly online crops and have a lot of classes and other fun things... like Calvinball. Check it out if you dare... and scrap on!

Here are a couple of pages for the Calvinball gallery

Gardner's Journal by Sissy Sparrows

Gardner's Journal by Sissy Sparrows; Enchanted template by Zoliofrope

The Painted Nest #24 elements by Sissy Sparrows Paint Can No. 5 by Sissy Sparrows; Journal Ink by Vinnie Pearce
Join in the fun... and if you do, mention that I sent you so I can score a point.  :)



Sunday, March 02, 2014

How I Would Describe Myself to a Penpal

Today's list left me writing too much, taking some out, putting some back, and generally indecisive. What *would* I tell someone? I guess it depends on who they are. I have some great Aussie friends I've not met in real life, but they know all sorts of gritty details about me and my life. Other people may not know much at all.  Anyway, here's my take on today's list.


I can't believe I actually have two done this time!  Normally I don't get this far.  LOL. 



Saturday, March 01, 2014

March 1 - Ways to Add Magic to My Life

Well, I signed up for 30 Days of Lists again. I'm bound and determined to actually get some done this time. I figure I will just do it digitally (even though I would love to use real paper) because otherwise it won't get done.


Hope Floats paper - Rosey Posey, Touch of Madness - Studio Tangie & Creative Victorian Designs, Room 19: Project 3 gesso - Sissy Sparrows, Sketched No. 1 Art Dolls - Xquizart

One down, twenty-nine to go.
#30Lists
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