Sunday, May 19, 2019

One Little Word and Scrapfest May 2019

I have been anti swapping! I have been anti Scrapping...I have been Anti-do anything for way too long!

I had a post on my personal blog about my "words"  I have been doing "One Little Word" since Ali came out with it in 2008. There is only one year I think I have "forgotten" but other than that. I have been pretty steady even if I don't do something with the word EACH month.

I am also doing May Scrapfest on my Facebook Group.  I sure do miss those Yahoo groups!
Here is a list of the challenges!

Card Challenge 1 - use a white stencil or diecut that covers the entire front of your card.

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Card Challenge 2 - use a sentiment stamped in black ink on a multicolored background on your card front.
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Card Challenge 3 - make a predominantly green and blue card - can also use black and white.

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Page Challenge 1 - Make a title using 3x3 inch letters - must be at least 6 letters
Image may contain: 1 person


Page Challenge 2 - use a rainbow on your page - bonus entry if your page is also a rainbow of colors
Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling

Page Challenge 3 - use at least 10 flowers on your page
Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling
Page Challenge 4 - make a page of only journaling - no pictures.
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Page Challenge 5 - make a page about your favorites from Pinterest
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling
Page Challenge 6 - use the name of a month as the title of your page
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling
Page Challenge 7 - use yellow, pink and blue as the color combo of your page
Image may contain: 1 person

Page Challenge 8 - use a pun on your page

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling


Page Challenge 9 - make a page using this sketch

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Page Challenge 10 - scraplift this page
Image may contain: 1 person

age Challenge 11 - make at least one of these
embellishments and use it on your page
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Page Challenge #12 - use torn paper scraps, ribbon and an office supply on your page
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling
Page Challenge 13 - make a page that has a list of 10 items - must be numbered.
Image may contain: 1 person

Page Challenge 14 - make a page that has twine, at least 2 buttons and a doily.
Image may contain: one or more people
Page Challenge 15 - scraplift this page
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling
Page Challenge 16 - make a page using this sketch
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Page Challenge 17 - make a page with 9 photos - must have the photos
Image may contain: 9 people, people smiling
Page Challenge 18 - make a page about someone who has passed away - a bonus entry if you use this quote on the page.
Image may contain: text that says 'Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone.'
Page Challenge 19 - use something other than a stamp as a stamp - this page used bubble wrap
Image may contain: text

Page Challenge 20 - make a page out of 3x4 cards - can be Project Life or regular page
Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling
Page Challenge 21 - scraplift this page - must have all the layers.
Image may contain: 1 person
Page Challenge 22 - make a page with a washi border, must have at least 7 strips of washi.
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Page Challenge 23 - scraplift this page - must have the ink or paint background with stamping on top.
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling
Page Challenge 24 - make a page with striped background paper, at least 10 hearts and a title with the word "love" in it
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Page Challenge 25 - make a page out of 3 inch squares (must have all 16 squares)
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling
Page Challenge 26 - make a decorative paper clip and use it on your page - must include a tassel.
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Page Challenge 27 - use this color combo on your page - white, purples, blues, turquoise, teal, greens
Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling

Page Challenge 28 - use the large banner shape for your background.
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Page challenge 29 - scraplift this page - must use triangles
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Page Challenge 30 - use a picture of you on your page  Meeting Sunny
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Page Challenge 31 - scraplift this page

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Page challenge 32 - make a page about every day life - bonus entry for scraplifting this page
Image may contain: 1 person
Page Challenge 33 - make a page using this sketch
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Page Challenge 34 - scraplift this page - must have a neutral background and 3 other colors.
Image may contain: 1 person
Page Challenge 35 - make a page using this sketch - the rows must be numbered
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Page Challenge 36 - scraplift this cluster and use it on the corner of your page - can be different colors.
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Page Challenge 37 - make a page that is all RED - can use neutrals black, white, gray, kraft
Image may contain: one or more people
Page Challenge 38 - scraplift one of these frames and use it on your page.
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Page Challenge 39 - scraplift this page
Image may contain: 1 person, indoor

Page Challenge 40 - make a background of diamond shapes
Image may contain: 1 person

Swap Challenge #1 - sign up for swaps - get an entry into the drawing for every swap group you join - must be swaps on this Facebook group only - please list the swap and number of groups you joined within the swap - if you don't list the number of groups you joined I will assume it is one group. These are for swaps you join in May.


Swap Challenge #2 - host swaps - get an entry into the drawing for every swap group you host - must be swaps on this Facebook group only - please list the swap and number of groups within the swap - if you don't list the number of groups I will assume it is one group. Swaps must be posted in May (swap due date can be anytime).


Swap Challenge #3 - complete your swap groups - post a picture of your completed swap and get an entry into the drawing for every swap group completed - can be any swap anywhere, but your swap must have been completed in May.
  
Swap Challenge #4 - use your swaps - post a picture of a project you made using a HANDMADE item from a swap and get an entry in the drawing - can be from any swap anywhere, but your project must have been completed in May.st have been completed in May.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Organization



It seems I am always reorganizing my room or my home in some way.  I just recently reorganized all our photo albums from the 2 up traditional photo albums from Wal-mart to using 6 picture photo sleeves.  WOW, what a job.  30+ years of photos.  It was such a large job.  The years 2004-2007 were the hardest because they had the most pictures.  (I got my first SLR Christamas 2003) and boy did I take PICTUREs!!!





I am pleased with the organization now and with the reorganziation of my Scrapbooks.  I did "The Big Picture" Scrapbooking idea for album organzation.  What I ended up with was not a clear idea on how to label some of my pages.  Some of the mixed up pages like, my daughter Bethanie with her cousins...did this fall under "Bethanie" or "People We Love" or "Things we do?"  I went to a choronological scrapbook..it is easier.  The only bad thing I'm finding now, if I loved a picture I would scrap it under Bethie, then people we love, then family, etc.  So now I have the same picture in the same chronological album 3 times. LOL.  Ok then! hahahaha.  It is a lesson learned, but my speed of putting things away is amazing.  I can find the pictures I want, scan and print the picture and then do the page and put it away all relatively quickly.  (I usually just stacked my layouts or put them in the "for now" album).


I have reorganized some other things as well, the cricut cartridges and books are now in my closet. I do not need the physical cartridges now that I no longer have a machine that will run them. (Yes I finally sold my Imagine)so I only have mom's expression at work, the size control is broken so I can only use the gypsy with it to make it work.  I have no need for all these cartridges taking up 6 drawers in my scraproom and I have lots of stamp stuff and ink just hanging out all over the place.  So, I put the cricut cartridges in the closet upstairs. (anyone interested in buying linked cartridges CHEAP?) All my acrylic blocks are in one crawer, embossing pwders and trays, and ink pads...OH MY GOSH..ink pads. I think I should get rid of some Close To My Heart inkpads. Between the colorbox, Close to My Heart and distress inks, they took up 3 drawers. Then I am sure I don't want the oxide inks because I just don't have the room! LOL.

I know that not many people read all of this stuff and usually come here just for the target organizer (that I got rid of almost 9 years ago!) LOL

Thank you for reading and understanding why I'm so excited about organization.  IT has changed my work flow and I'm getting a lot more done in my beautiful room. I'm not overwhelmed or undproductive in here anymore!

Have a wonderful day and next time I will have a blast from the past page up here! (what I"m working on now)!

Have fun in all your endeavours!




Thursday, January 4, 2018

January

Well, a new year is here! I am excited to try to keep up with my scrapbooking in an interesting new way! :)
I am taking part in the Scrapbooks and Cards today class.  It is a year long and hopefully will keep me creative throughout the whole year.

Resolutions! I have many this year and usually I only have a couple. I do plan on scrapbooking these and going back to them later on in the year to see how I"m doing with it! :)

Here Goes Nothing!   I figure if I post them I will make myself accountable, even if no one reads this thing...I do! :)

1. NO SWAPPING 
2. NO Scrapbook spending, not even adhesive or cardstock, I have plenty! 
3. No Working at home! (bringing school work and/or paper work). They don't see it that I deserve a raise, I don't see why I should I bring it all home to do!
4. Reduce my stash by at least 25%. Whether I use it, sell it, or give it away. I need to reduce my stuff! I have way more than I will ever use and more than I can use in a lifetime.
5. Lose weight...seriously...I'm a cow! 
6. Work harder on procrastination...I have gotten much better, but I tend to put off things I hate to do. (see my filing...eeks)
7. LESS social media...(see number 6) LOL
8. Most important...FOLLOW MY GUT!!! If it says NO, believe it!


I am hoping all are doing well. Here is a current picture of Me and my husband...I hope my face isn't quite as chunky next time I post! :) 



This is our 30th Anniversary photo. (12-30-2017)  30 years is a big deal.  Such a big deal my sweet husband got me a string of pearls, such beautiful pearls. I am so in love with this guy. 
Happy New Year Everyone! 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September Scrapfest

I'm back in the studio doing what i love to do! Creating. School is in, the year is not so good, but I'm blessed with a job with little people who are really fun. So I will keep it for now. :) It can only get BETTER!

As I was saying I'm in the studio again...making beautiful things...ok, pretty things...ok, stuff I like to do! I have been using mostly swap stuff so I can get things "DONE!" But soon that will be over too.

September Scrapfest is going on right now for my Facebook group and it is motivating me to scrapbook many pages. I am cannot believe I am already at 28 pages this month. I am lucky to get 2 or 3 done a month and now I am at almost 30.  That is only because I made lots of kits before the weekend crop last week. (was it really only a week ago?)


Here is the page I made last night. Lots of premade items and I actually used some very old Basic Grey chipboard letters and painted them! I'm serious, I really painted my letters with, believe it or not, Making Memories paint. Of course the stuff is so old I had to use a pallet knife to pull it out of the bottle, but I got what I needed and used it! Oh and the papers are all Basic Grey Dasher. (Everything I used on the layout was 10 years old except for the snowflake rosette die from Tim Holtz, it's only 8 years old!) LOL  I still love Basic Grey and still miss this company. 

I have really slowed down on buying Scrapbook stuff because I have so much good stuff to use, I really have the best store in town. I do not feel the need to shop much anymore. :) I still love to look at new toys on Simon Says Stamp and different websites and fill up a cart, but I don't feel the need to  checkout anymore. 

Something else that is happening, I am probably going to lose my consultant status on my Close To My Heart business. I am just not willing to pay for the items to keep my status. So, if I don't get any orders this month, I will be out.  

Not anything else going on scrappy wise, when I have more to add and the time to come here, I will show it off! 
Laura


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Happy Place

Is in my little bitty Studio...It is more a Scrapbook room with a conglomeration of STUFF than the studio term. Nor would I say my stuff is "art" but I like it and that is what counts! :)

I have more stuff than I will ever use but this is a fun place to be. Bethie (my sweet daughter) is starting to come with me to my room.  She loves to create in here too.

It is my fun place and a way to get away from the stresses of life. Work, and relationship...just plain making stuff and fun!

My happy place is a SCRAP place!

Hugs,
Laura Lee