Thursday, October 25, 2007

New LSS for me!

I finally got a magnetic mat! I'm so excited. I visited the closest LSS in my new area, and there it was! Here's the thing: my husband was confused. He is very supportive of my scrapping, but this time he looked at it and asked, "What do you make that is magnetic?"

I did ask the owner of the LSS if she is looking for instructors, and she said she is. I'm going to take in some of my pages along with a resume. I think I'd really enjoy teaching classes.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


The girls recently took over the master bedroom. Allen and I have a simple plan: Wait until they're asleep, and then put them in their own beds!
Ok, I'm a little off-track on my HOF plan but not really behind. At least I don't think I'm behind. Instead of working on one particular assignment so far this week, I've focused on choosing the photos out of my current stash to use. Accordingly, I'm trying to come up with some new ones. I may have to re-work my current schedule or double up one week. I don't know yet.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Why I love "sketch" submissions

I finished my submission for Becky's Sketch yesterday - right on track. I opted to do a one-page LO this time. What I love about submitting from sketchs (Simple Scrapbooks has a similar call too) is that it forces you to just do it. Sure, you can play around with your embellishments and colors, but the sketch really keeps you on track.

Today I will start on my first CK HOF project (see plan in the sidebar). I'm not sure which one I'm going to work on, but I'm excited! I also have to put out Halloween decorations and set stuff out on the curb for junk day. Luckily, it will be in the mid-70's today! I'm going to give the girls some rakes and let them play in the leaves!

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

On your mark, get set, scrap!

Whee! Today I'm going to work on the Becky's sketch for April. I hope to start and complete it today.

I've also mapped out my plan for completing HOF. It's more like a rough outline, but it's a start. If you're interested, you can track my progress on the ticker to the right. I actually put it there to keep the pressure on myself.

I went through my calendar and figured out which weeks I can work on HOF, and which weeks I'll have too many other things going on to devote the appropriate attention to my entry. I tried to give myself at least one week on each assignment. This should also give me time to work on other non-HOF LOs.

Basically, my idea is this:
  • Sundays -- Decide which assignment to tackle. Make list of what I need.
  • Mondays-Wednesdays -- Gather materials, work on sketches, begin actual work if possible (these days are kind of busy around my house).
  • Thursdays -- Get my hands dirty putting it together.
  • Fridays -- Tweak.
  • Saturdays -- Come to terms with the finished project.
I'm excited now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Today I plan to print out the official HOF rules and make a plan/schedule. I think I will post a link to it on this blog to keep myself on track. Who else is doing HOF? Let me know, and we can keep each other motivated!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I'm back!!!!!!!!!

Vegas was great. In fact, it was probably our best trip yet. Now that I'm home, it's time to get back to work. I have a few projects around the house (some bigger than others) and I need to get moving on two big tasks:
  1. Setting up our new Daisy Scout troop (I've been given the go-ahead from the Glowing Embers Council), and
  2. Making a plan for completing the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame contest.
I think I may have to use these photos in a LO soon!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Leaving for Vegas

We're leaving for Vegas Wednesday, so I won't be here for almost a week! Next Monday at the earliest, anyway. Allen has conned me into entering into a (small) Holdem' tournament. I am Black Jack player, but he really wants me to try poker. Of course, I outlasted him on an online tournament on Full Tilt Poker last night, so now he thinks I'm a natural. I'll give it a shot. I just get so bored playing Holdem'. Regardless, please wish us a safe trip! TTFN ...

Friday, October 5, 2007

Annie - What a Memory!

I finally got to take my older DD, Callie (5 in November), to see the national tour of Annie last night. It was a thrill for her as she loves Annie and she sat on the edge of her seat during the orphanage scenes. She also shushed me every time I laughed. It was a thrill for me because I still remember my Mother taking me to see the tour twice during the original broadway run. as you can see, Callie was thoroughly exhausted after the show and fell asleep on the living room floor!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Looks like I've Committed Myself

Oh boy, oh boy! I've decided to give the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame Contest a shot! I'm excited and a little overwhelmed. There are 10 projects to complete and we have until February 11, 2008, to submit everything. It seems like a long time, but I think it will go fast.

I've never entered anything like this before, so my goal is just to be happy with my entry (and to get it in with time to spare). I have a progress counter to the right of this page, to keep myself motivated. I also put an estimated date of completion to be February 1, so that I will have plenty of time to get the entry shipped to the powers that be at Creating Keepsakes.

Wish me luck. I'm really excited about this challenge. I love having a goal!