Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I came across this blog posting tonight and thought it would be fun to share here.

Feeling Scrappy - Stickles

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

QTR1 mini challenge addition

I love your challenges and the idea of doing them monthly. I would like to add the following.....

Jan: Pull out some of that paper that you bought because you loved it and still haven't used. The stuff we all save for that special project. :D

Feb: Make a valentine to give to your sweetie card/page/altered item it matters not.

Mar: Try a new to you stamping technique.

QTR1 mini Challenges...

Here are  some challenges to try for the first quarter of 2009.  I've made them monthly since I believe in realistic goals.  My personal goal is to scrapbook once a month on the weekend.  More is better...but I know that life gets in the way.  I

If we need more challenges and mini goals, let me know and I can come up with something.  

JANUARY:  Sketch It!
I suspect we're all guilty of it.  We find a great sketch on a website, magazine or even in a  book and promise ourselves we're going to use it "some day".  Well, this month, some day IS here...force yourself to pull out at least one stashed sketch and use it.    Once you're done, share it with us so we can provide each other with appropriate oohs and ahhs.

FEBRUARY:  Alter It!
Perhaps I speak  just for myself, but I know in my closet, I have stacks of stuff that I hope to alter some day.  There are composition books, coasters, even some wooden letters...all waiting for me to alter  and make a work of art using my SB supplies.  This is the month to pull out that non-scrapbook project and alter away.  Again, once you are done, share it with us.  Keep it for yourself,  or give it matters not....just do it!  

MARCH:  Stamp It!
Pull out at least two of your stamp sets that have never been used and use them.  It's a wide open can stamp a card, or stamp on a scrapbook page.  Or, if you didn't quite get around to last month's challenge, you can stamp on your altered project.  As always, share with us your creation.  

What, you don't have any unused stamp sets?  Trust me, I've got plenty to share...
Let me know what other types of challenges we should try.  

Monday, December 29, 2008


Thank you Martha for pointing out this challenge and making the suggestion to be pacing partners!

I am hoping this will help inspire me to complete 209 pages in 2009. My goal in 08 was 208 and while I'm a few pages short I'm happy with what I've accomplished.

This year I want to change how I scrap. Each time I develop/print pictures Boyd complains that he never gets to see them and I never bring out my completed scrapbooks. I need to make a plan, maybe make some displays with my favorite pages or put a book out with my favorite pages. Of course that means I need to start scrapping with my latest pictures, which aren't developed yet....sigh!

Maybe we can issue a few challenges along the way. I know I have a lot of things not paper related that need to be used.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

On your mark, get set...scrap?

I read about a Scrapshare challenge to use your stash and scrapbook with the supplies we already have.  I think it is just the thing I need to find my scrapbooking mojo.  I've invited my friend Karen to join me on this adventure and serve as my "pacing partner".  

She and I will (hopefully) use this blog to share with each other our accomplishments and perhaps frustrations with this challenge.  On Scrapshare, the goal is to go all year without spending $ on new supplies.  That's a bit of a long range goal that I"m not willing to commit to.  But, I'm eager to give it my best effort.

for the past few months, I've been in accumulating mode.   Yet, aside from a few Christmas cards, I have done very little actual scrapbooking.    I want to and need to find my way back to scrapbooking.

Hopefully this will be just what I need.