Monday, February 25, 2013

Use Your Stuff Challenge #73

This week it's my turn to post a Challenge over on the Use Your Stuff Blog. We're deep in the middle of winter here in Ontario and we have had piles of snow. I love winter. It is probably one of my favourite seasons but even I am looking forward to sunny warm days so I thought a summer themed project would be good.

I did this page (my apologies for the poor photo - I really need to learn to scan these) of my girlies at the beach one day a couple of years ago.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Use Your Stuff Challenge #72

This week over on the Use Your Stuff blog, Joy challenged us to celebrate the importance of family. I did this page, celebrating my wonderful husband. We started dating close to Valentine's Day back in 1988, so it felt appropriate!

Monday, February 11, 2013


I am  very excited to share that I am now a Creative Team Member over at the Use Your Stuff blog. The blog hosts a crafty challenge every week. The challenges are for anyone who is inspired to participate.

Here are the details.

Every Monday someone posts a challenge in the hope that it will help you use some of your stash and inspire some creative projects.

The project you create can be anything you want it to be - a scrapbook page, a card, a home decor item, a mini book or even a quilt.  All you have to do is link your project at the bottom of the challenge that you are participating in. It's that simple.

There are some very creative ladies over there. I hope I'm up to the challenge. I hope to see you there too!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Use Your Stuff Weekly Challenge

For the first time, I am participating in the weekly scrapbooking challenge over on the Use Your Stuff blog. You should check it out. They post weekly challenges to get your creative juices going. It’s a great way to jumpstart a project and help you to “get out of the box” and try something new.

This weeks’ challenge was to use Red, Pink and one other colour on a layout. I chose white as my ‘other colour’. While the layout is a lot pinker than I had hoped, I’m happy with it. It’s one more layout done and ready to be added to the album.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Project Life - week 4

Here are my PL Week 4 pages.
Same supplies as the last time.
Thanks for looking. Have a great day.
Week 4 ~ Left Page

Week 4 ~ Right Page

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Project Life Notebook (yes, it's a Moleskine)
Anyone one who knows me knows I love a good list. (That list is even better if it’s recorded in a Moleskine notebook, but that’s another obsession for another day!)
I remind you of this post here and then my later post here.
That was a couple of years ago and life got busy but I still have lists on the go. Lists of things to do around the house. Lists of books to read. Lists of scrapbook pages to do. Lists of craft projects. Lists of things to get done around the house. (and on and on and on) Those are my ‘big picture’ lists. I also have my daily list of things to do, things to buy and what we’re eating for the week. Then there’s the list that doesn’t stop running around my head of the things I don’t do. That’s the worst list. The fruits and veggies I didn’t eat. The exercise I didn’t get. The friend I didn’t call. That list I don’t write down!!
I thought I would take this opportunity to share that list again. It seems to help me be accountable and get some things on it accomplished. This is my general things to do list. Perhaps I’ll share another of my lists on another day but what I’d really like to do here is revisit this one in a few months to see how I’m doing. Here it goes:
Tune up Meredith’s flute. This is a tough one. It’s hard to pry it out of her hands.
Complete 2013 Project Life album. I'm already on my way with this one!
Sort and organize all my computer files. My computer blew up in December and hasn’t been the same since. They are files missing, files where they shouldn’t be and files I don’t recognize. It all needs to be sorted out. I’m thinking the easiest way might be to make the jump and get myself a Mac Book.
Redo the blog. I’d like to change things here up a bit and include some buttons and a bit more information.
Get my email address set up on my own domain. It’s so much faster than my current provider.

Plan out some scrapbook pages. I did not manage to complete a single page from 2012. That has to change.

Move all our videos to a private channel on YouTube so we can watch them easily. Apple TV make YouTube so much more accessible.

Do our NYC album. I can't wait to go again!

Do the album from our summer 2010 trip. This one needs to be a priority.

Paint the sunroom, mudroom, powder room, office and maybe the playroom.
Actually take all the online classes I’ve paid for.

Try some She Art and Art Journals. (You can see more local Art Journaling here)

Tile the backsplash in the kitchen.
Figure out what I want to do when I grow up. This one is a tough one. I’ve been working on it for a few years now!!

That’s it. I don’t think I’m going to get it all done in 2013 but a girl can hope. I promise to do my best to do as much as possible.
Of course, I do have all those books to read and craft projects to do. They may take priority over some of the things here.

What about you? Is there anything on your list?


Friday, February 1, 2013

Scrapbook Nerd is in the House

What an exciting day it is today!!

The new online scrapbooking store Scrapbook Nerd is open.

I've already shopped and placed my order.

What about you?