Monday, February 25, 2013

Gettin Ready

I have a scrap booking weekend coming up in two weeks.  This is being run by Denise Sanner, Close to My Heart consultant and it is the first time at this venue.  It will be at the Hilton Garden Inn.  I have never been at a Garden Inn but my experience at the Harrisburg Hilton was very nice so I am pretty positive at this point.  So my yearly dilemma of what to pack and what to expect to get completed is upon me.  I plan to take the advice to plan ahead and bag the photos, paper and embellishments together.  I just let the time slip away.  I organized my photos and now I need to match up paper.  I am not a chronological scrapper.  I tend to put together a book of stories.  I have photos of Gabrielle that are categorized as personality plus, activities, school, and like mother and father.  Like mother and father will be some photos of her that remind me of photos of Bob and I when we were kids.  Personality plus will be photos that I took of her being herself, such as the layouts I did at my last scrapping day of her donating her hair to lock of love and the hot chocolate layout.  Activities  will be the things she was  involved with such as scouting, swimming, summer camp.  School is the school activities that I have photos of.  I am deciding about sports.  She played some school sports and some community sports so they could go in either category.  The family stuff will be vacations and holidays so far.  I think that will be good.  I know that I will not be able to get everything done in three days.  I also have a baby shower album for Rylee to finish.  I started it with the Tuesday Trigger challenge.
I think that I will be able to bring less if I have stuff already matched up (I hope).  I just start thinking oh I will need that and that and before I know it, I have over packed again. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

My first challenge attempt

Now that I am back in school I am getting back to scrappin.  I am using Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger challenge to jump start me into the swing of everything.  I hope that I linked it properly below.
This Week's Tuesday Trigger

Here's what I did

I was inspired by rug, there is a similar pattern on my paper it is very subtle.  The bedspread, and the blue bed.  I added some brads to look like the nail head embellishment on the bench .  I have a little stripe patterned paper that looked like one of the pillows.  I had white background to ground it like the photo.  I think I may have gone a little too literal. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Jaunuary 2013

So I finally graduated from Temple.  I can now throw MSW at the end of my name.  It also means that I can get back to creativity.  I plan to participate in more challenges so that I can sharpen my crafting skills.  I have learned that being in the trenches really can get you down if you don't have a hobby that you can lose yourself in.  I hope to upload my first entry in Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger later this week.  I have the layout down but I need to choose the photos and journal it.   

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Back in the saddle again

Instead of shopping till I drop I decided to go to a crop with my friend Mel tomorrow.  Yes, I am avoiding the Black Friday mall madness and spending the day using what I already have.  I am also packing up donations for the Purple Heart.  Throwing away the wreckage from Hurricane Sandy has caused me to examine how I spend the resources that the Lord has entrusted to me. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

S.A.V.E. 2012

Back from S.A.V.E.  I had pages planned and did not get everything done.  I overpacked again.  So once again I hope I can learn more about myself.   I did not touch my cricut so I will not bring it next year.  I did not use many of my stamps so I will only take stamp sets with me that I have planned.   That goes for inks as well.  Paper and embellishments need to be paiored down as well.  I plan to practice this by going to the monthly Calvary crops only bring one project. If I can get it all packed in one container for a three hour crop then I hope to have a better idea of how to pack for a three day crop. 

What did I get done?  I finished the baby shower book by adding the hospital photos.  I scrapped a two page spread of Gabrielle and Katie at camp, a two page spread of Gabrielle drinking hot chocolate and took two classes. The second project took me nearly all day on Saturday.

 Also Sunday is a complete waste because all I did was pack up which is another reason to pack light next year.     

Monday, January 2, 2012

SAVE prep

I am packing for my annual trip. I already started packing my clothes. I like to be comfortable and I need a new pair of slippers. The Hello Kitty slippers have stretched out so baggy that I cannot keep them on my feet. I need to bring lots of eye wettener solution because the dry air heat is brutal. I am in the process of paking my 12x12 bags. I watched a Tim Holtz video of how he packs his supplies. He has some cool looking train cases that he designed. Me, well I favor lock n lock. It seems to work for me. I will upload a photo when I am done.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

the year in review

I noticed that I had not really posted anything since S.A.V.E. and I gurss that is because my world got rocked a bit. I dropped out of school for a year to regroup. I cannot say for sure whether it was time well spent or not yet. I do know that I surely want to graduate already so I will be putting more effort into my education.

I am praying about relocating. I should say that my husband and I are praying about this together. We have been living in a somewhat rural area and Bob had been a Philly guy all his life. So we are praying about movign closer to the city. Not in the city, I already endured that for a season and I really did not like it. I felt the tension as soon as I walked out my door. I do want to be closer to Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia so that my daughter can go there for high school.

Along with praying about relocation, I am praying for patience, wisdom and obedience so that I can recognize the Lord's direction.