Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday Challenge

The challenge this week:

Create a layout using a "Whimsical Style"

Use - fanciful products - playful fonts - bold colors
Think sporadic - lighthearted and fun
The focus is on the photo(s) and allows your unique personality to show.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Treat Containers

I don’t recycle, nope not newspapers, phonebooks, glass, plastic, cans . . . well I have been saving the pop cans. I’m saving the cans in the hopes that the older grandkids will take them to Milliron’s and cash them in for some extra spending money . . . and that has yet to happen.
I guess there is just no motivation to get me to recycle. Does my trash bill go down because I save a plastic bottle – nope. Will I sleep easier knowing that I saved space at the landfill because I saved a plastic bottle – nope.
But on the other hand I wish I could get my hands on a few more of these plastic sweeper filter cases!
I was so inspired by Erica Hettwer's “A Monstrous Treat” tutorial in A Walk Down Memory Lane forums that just this once I became a recycler. I used these cases to make Valentine treat boxes for the younger grandson’s teachers. I used the Fancy Pants Love Birds Collection and some embellishments from my stash.
Six fun size candy bars fit just perfectly in these containers . . . how lucky could I be :)
I love how these turned out . . . oh the possibilities!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tuesday Challenge

The Challenge this week:
Create a layout using a "Cutesy Style" - use premade products, embellishments in your title, paper with coordinating patterns and use accents that are three dimensional.

My Example:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday Challenge

I'm hosting a challenge at Croppin Paradise.  This Week's Scrapbooking Style Challenge is "Shabby Chic".  think romance and whimsy.  Think vintage, well-worn and peeling.  Think warm, cozy and inviting.
My Example:

Last week's Scrapbooking Style Challenge was to create a layout using a "Sophisticated Style".

Clean lines
Embellishments are kept to a minimum but used effectively
Personal touches are added
Patterned paper can be mixed and matched
Page has balance
My Example:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year

January seems to be a time of reflection and making resolutions, a time of looking at the past year and deciding if there are changes to be made for the coming year that will ameliorate your life experiences. The most popular resolutions are: to get healthy, get out of debt, get organized, quit smoking, drink less, help other people, spend more time with family and friends, learn something new . . . and enjoy life more.

Statistics show that more resolutions are broken than kept. I’m not a New Year’s resolution maker . . . I am however a goal setter. This year I’ve used the “most popular resolutions list” to set some goals for 2011.
Get Healthy - I exercise on a regular basis and eat right. I weigh what I did in high school and have never felt better!
Getting out of debt - Before making a purchase of any kind I’m asking myself - Do I need it or do I just want it? - easier said than done!
Smoking and Drinking - I don’t do either.
Helping other people - This is one of my goals and although I don’t have a plan in place yet . . . I do have some ideas that I’m excited about! I have always wanted to be involved with a soup kitchen or food pantry . . . and this will be the year to get involved.
Get organized - I have this down pat and really think it’s a personality trait lol!
Spending more time with family and friends - Another goal for this year is to have family and/or friends over at least once a month for a meal and a game night.
Learn something new - Life is one big learning experience and I think I’m constantly learning and relearning with every decision I make . . . and my computer class starts on Tuesday the 4th.
Since I’m an avid scrapbooker my list would not be complete without a goal for that area of my life as well. My scrappy goal is “new” . . . to try new techniques and new scrap styles.
Enjoying life . . . That’s the plan . . . and the future is full of limitless possibilities!