Monday, September 23, 2013

Use Your Stuff Weekly Challenge

The challenge this week over on the Use Your Stuff blog was to use heat embossing on your project. I tried and tried and tried to come up with something but I'm not much of a heat embosser.

Then I realized I have a very talented sister who does a lot of heat embossing. She makes the most beautiful cards!

So, I used one of her cards.

Isn't it gorgeous? So much better than anything I would have come up with!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Project Life - Weeks 25 thru 28 (including Hawaii!!!)

I always have this idea in my mind that when school starts I’m going to have so much extra time. As a result I always jam up my schedule with numerous projects and things to do. Realistically, I don’t have a plethora of time especially since I set myself up to get an unrealistic number of things done. 

Project Life is one of those things. I didn’t get any pages done this summer. ‘I’ll get that done when school goes back, no problem’ is what I kept telling myself. Well, school has been back for 3 weeks and I’m not caught up yet. I have managed to do weeks 25 through 27 and I’m pretty proud of that. We’re getting into Hawaii with these pages so I’m finding I couldn’t do a standard 2 page spread. Perhaps this too is contributing to my problem?!? 

I’m not giving up, I promise, but I am really learning that keeping up is key. Here they are. Be forewarned, there are lots of them!!

Week 25 left

Week 25 right

Week 26 left

Week 26 right

Week 27 left

Week 27 middle

Week 27 right

Week 28 page 1

Week 28 page 2

Week 28 page 3

Week 28 page 4

Friday, September 6, 2013

Project Life

I am really struggling with my Project Life album right now. We are just finishing up Week 36 of 2013 and I just completed Week 24. I'm 12 weeks behind. That's 24 pages that need to get done.

I'm not really sure what to do from here. I have managed to keep notes and even put photos into weekly folders so they're all ready to go but it takes so long to get these pages done once they start to pile up. ~sigh~ Scrapbooking is started to feel like a chore and that's not what I want!!

I don't like the idea of quitting in the middle of the year. I thought about changing the design so that the pages are even simpler than they already are and making the pages identical - square photos and a strip of journaling - nothing fancy. But again, I don't know if the OCD in me is able to change up the album mid year.

However, I'm sure I'll figure it out. Here are the pages for week 24.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Use Your Stuff Weekly Challenge

One day I'll blog about something other than the Use Your Stuff weekly challenge. I promise.

This week is an important week over on the Use Your Stuff blog. Not only is it my week to do the challenge but it is also the 100th Challenge!! And in celebration of that we are pleased to announce that we have a special giveaway for our 100th challenge compliments of our new blog sponsor Scrapbook Nerd!!

This week you have a chance to win:

To be entered in the draw, your project for
this week must be made exclusively for this challenge.

And what is that challenge? To use a list on your project. I had a digi template by Studio DD that was just perfect for this one.

Link up your project today on the Use Your Stuff blog for a chance to win a $20.00 Scrapbook Nerd Gift Certificate!