Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's been 10 days since my last post...

Well it has been just that (10days) and now I have the planner that I was making almost completely done. I am excited because it came together really nicely but there is something missing. Well besides the tabs for each month there is something in the design that just isn't fitting.

Originally I just had to use the new Crate paper line (Mia collection) as seen on But it just didn't do it for me. I love the line but I wanted some of the seasons to be bright and fresh feeling and I also wanted my Christmas calendar to be the traditional yet fun colors of the season. So I pulled out some of my favorite lines that for one reason or another I haven't used.

And I also quickly learned that although the bind it all says to punch from the 5th hole and 7th hole, that if I want a continous punch I want to punch from the 4th and the 6th holes instead. But that wasn't a big issue at all.

So today before my shots, I brought of the planner (what I have done so far) and my hubby was truly impressed. He usually helps me think about other things that I can add or take away but he likes it as is...of course, when I brought it upstairs I knew exactly what was wrong...I don't like the cover pp. So it's out as soon as I feel better. And then my camera batteries are charging so I will have to wait to upload a few sneak peeks.

It truly isn't a scrapbook but I have been jotting down future ideas to maybe include some of my favorite photos from the previous yr each month. I love when a project evolves into something a lot more than it was supposed to be.

Oh one of my neighbors stopped by to check on me, and she saw it and now she wants me to make her one for Mother's day. I said I would because of the whole high risk pregnancy issue she may want them for Christmas instead.

Monday, January 12, 2009

33yrs old...and a new exciting scrapbooking idea...

I have been excited about starting a desktop calendar/planner for months. I have a scrapbooking planner or that is what I called it at one time. But it really isn't that. It has been like an inventory of my stamps,dies and it one time it held my wishlist. But now I have decided that it needs to be used to hold only my inventory. And I need a new planner that does the rest of it all...somewhere I can jot down some sketches, deadlines on products that I am putting on ebay and a calendar of the current year....and since I was blessed to get a bind it all...I can actually make a book of this whole thing. Well this process isn't going to happen overnight and since I put so much into things I make to sell, I want to put just as much effort into something that I want for myself.

I haven't come up with all the ideas yet, but I have created the calendar pages,made a little section for weekly noted (dated) and printed mini calendar for all of 2009 to go on the month before (i.e January will have a mini calendar of Feb. 2009 on it so that I can circle things or look at things without going to that calendar month.

Now I have to design some pages for monthly goals, and so on...I am truly excited about it and I think that in the future I might make some of these to sell. I just gotta do this one for me first!

This last weekend I completed some simple school pages from 2007-2008. I can't upload ds#1's page because it has too many faces on it but here is the one that I did for ds#2.

I actually have a total of 17 pages done for this year so far, mostly because I have a way to print my own pictures now and am more excited about our albums. And also because I have to make sure that I get 2008 finished before our new little family member comes. Plus it was my 33rd birthday just a few days back and I just chilled at home with the family and we all had tons of fun!