Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Frustration with Swapping

I love joining swaps (especially if it's something your making), but with joining swaps sometimes there are complications. Yes, I am an understanding person and I know that things happen where you can't complete something in time. That's completely understandable but if you have nothing going on and you sign up for a swap well in advance ( a month or more ) then I really don't think that you have a valid excuse for not having completed what you initially said you would. Whether it be to purchase something, make something, or put something together. Honestly think about it, how long does it take to do that. Ok for those who say they don't have money, then why join the swap in the first place. Maybe instead of buying that 5 dollar cup of coffee at Starbucks (I don't drink coffee so I don't know how much it is I'm just setting an example), you could go ahead and buy that 5 dollar swap item that is due at the end of the week. If scrapping and swapping, and all that goes along with it is not an important thing (I won't say priority because I think family is the main priority lol) then why join swaps to begin with. It just irks me that we sign up for something in the beginning of November, and it's not due till the beginning or mid December and there are always those slackers that just can't get it completed. Like seriously why'd you even bother. You are just hindering the people who got their stuff on time and were expecting things to be completed and done. I think that's why I'm so hesitant to join anything anymore. I'd like to think that I'm a responsible person and when I join something I try to get it completed as quickly as possible so as to not be late, but I guess not everyone is as responsible as me. It just sucks sometimes, and I just needed to rant about this because I know that I am not the only person in the scrapping world that feels like this. Slackers we love you, but get things done on time please! Thanks haha!

Monday, December 17, 2007

3/50 Completed

Here are two layouts I did tonight, I really wanted to do more but I ran out of time and I'm just sleepy LOL. The first one is of Kirk, just a cute picture of him, wanted to scrap it. I'm not thrilled with it but it's completed. The second Layout is about my trust issues, and how I'll never forget the people in my past because they've made me he person I am today. I kind of like the layout, and it's definitely one of my favorite pictures because it fits the sentiment the best. I love taking pictures of myself sometimes, but only when I take them cause I can capture me, where as if someone else is taking it I feel like I have to act a little. Any who I used all scraps I had of these old Love Elsie lines. Way to use those scraps for me! Yeah!

Friday, December 14, 2007

1/50 It's Begun

The journey has begun ... here is my first of fifty. Wish me luck! This picture is one I took of myself at work when I was bored. I loved that it totally looked like I was thinking whatever, and I had recently purchased these cute rubons and found the perfect one for the title. The journaling basically says how at work because sometimes it gets so boring, I'll watch movies, tv and chat all day long. I really liked how this layout turned out. I was hemming pants all day yesterday after I came home from work (because my friend wants to borrow my machine I figured I'd get it done before I leave and give it to her), I was so inspired by the sewing that I just had to put sewing on my page. It's been so long since I've sewed on a page and it was quite fun to have that little extra on there.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Stash Diet

So I was browsing blogs this morning and came upon this fabulous idea which I'm totally going to take on. It's called a Stash Diet, I found it on this blog. The rules are below. This is a great way to save money, get rid of old stuff (you know the stuff we say we will never use again). It's true what the blogger said when she said that if my kids look at the LO's when they are older they are not going to say "oh man, that is the time when mom used all the 'old stuff' on our pages." They don't care what products or when the product was made just that there is something made of that memory. I love this idea and I hope that all of you join in with me and do this. It will be quite a journey to get out all that Stack paper and use it up. This time no saving of the scraps lol....

the rules are as follows.
1. Create 50 layouts using only products, tools, and supplies we have on hand.
2. Cardstock and adhesive can be purchased when needed. Who can make many pages with no adhesive?
3. Gift certificates, RAK's, DT kits are not included -those can be used.
4. Larger altered projects count as 1 layout.

So who's up for the challenge with us?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Guilty Pleasures

Scrapdragons has a new challenge up asking what we are guilty of, my guilty pleasure is Reality TV. There's just something about good editing of reality life that just makes it fun to watch. I love The Hills, The Real world (I've watched almost every season London was the worst), Project Runway, America's Next Top Model, Survivor, Cops, Big Brother and who doesn't love Kitchen Nightmares? There's just so much variety out there and everyone including me loves to see reality drama. Things that could happen to you (but thankfully aren't). I'm all about the reality TV!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

One Little Word

One Little Word could mean so many things to so many different people. This months challenge is "live". To me living is to be happy. So I made a LO of me and Kirk who is a person who truly makes me happy, even when I'm mad at him lol. Thanks for looking!

Christmas Cards Continued

Here are the rest of my Christmas cards, hopefully this is the last lot. I don't usually send out to too many people. So hopefully I got all the really important people hehe.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas Cards

So my mom was telling me today after dinner she was going to start addressing her cards, I'm like OMG cards. I should probably get those started so I can mail them out on Monday. So that is my project at the moment. I finished seven today. they are simple and fit into a regular letter envelope, the cards are cut to fit the envelope and are bi fold. I'm using all Figgy Pudding line from Basic Grey to get my cards completed this year. (Lo's I'm planning on using Love Elsie's Christmas line can't wait to get those pictures taken and scrapped just so I could use the line soon)

Turkey Day Scrappin

So on Thanksgiving it was a pretty much say at home and relax day since dinner wasn't till evening. I actually got to do some scrapping done and was so freaking happy that I was able to. I actually got a six by twelve mini book started of the scrap retreat that I took in early October. I like the way it's turning out, hopefully I can finish it in the near future.