Ah 2020, you quickly made us realize this wasn’t going to be like any other year… fortunately, to keep myself from losing my mind completely, I have lists and lists of projects to make and things to do both for personal projects, family projects, house projects and business projects. Yes, I am that person.
I am taking Stacy Julian’s 20 in 20 class, the premise of which is to make 20 memory keeping related projects in 2020. It has not been as hard as it sounds quite frankly…assignment #1 was find a photo you like of yourself, or have one taken. Check. So….for the days I think I don’t get anything accomplished, I’m leaving this little list of my first quarter Paper Crafting wins right here to remind myself of what I’ve gotten done.
1st qtr Paper Crafting
I made a “stick of the day” book about our dog Shadows predilection for picking up sticks on our walks… time to memorialize all the IG posts!
Me-Photo I like… we were directed to find or take a photo of ourselves that we liked… I of course went overboard and put some random photos and some photos I had taken for a photo challenge from Ali Edwards in February called “Pieces of Us” Gathered them all in an adorable little bound book from Heidi Swapp which has become my book about me which I will write in and maybe put a few more photos in as the year goes on.
Gun Digest Covers! My uncle Jimmy was an artist and illustrated several Gun Digest covers. My sister saved those issues when we cleaned out our Dad’s house and I made them into a poster for her to display in her home!
December Daily 2019…I was able to complete my album at the January weekend crop I attended….oh the days of hanging out indoors, crafting and sharing snacks with friends for hours on end.
Felt super productive this month considering the pandemic but I guess since there is no where to go, it’s a good time to get projects completed and start new ones!
-Photos and artwork back up around the house – Living Room, Family Room and MBR hallway…I took almost everything down while we were under construction and since we were well done with construction and had been completely deep cleaned…it was time to get everything back up on the walls including art and photos that have been hanging around for years… Now was the time! Feels so good and it was a super fun project the girls and I did together… I have more frames to buy and a few pieces to take to the framer but so happy it’s mostly done!
-Photo Book: Designed and made a photobook for my sister about her (pre-pandemic) birthday get-away trip!
-Creative Hub notebook shapeup… I did a video tour and posted it so you can check it out HERE
-Half finished digital layouts… In going through and cleaning up my files, I came across a file of partially completed digital layouts… from several years ago ! (Hello 2012 I’m looking at you). I’ll post in more detail but they are all done and getting ready to be sent off to the printer!
-Photo Album: Designed and made a Photo Album for my little sister for her wedding in 2018 !!! Sending this off to the printer as well… it will be a total surprise for her as she just turned everything over to me to take care of! I also ordered a large black and white metallic print/wall art for of my favorite photo for them to display in their home!
-May Everyday Album…another project that was totally NOT on my layout but was super fun to do and very low stress/didn’t buy anything to complete/used what I had.
On to the second half of 2020!