Today is March 28, 2019. A lot has happened since I last posted, the world is spinning at an ever increasing rate it feels like. We are nearing the end of the first week of stay-home-so-you-don’t-infect-people here in Massachusettes. The news gets worse by the day. In the back of my mind, there is a corner that is in constant terror for my little sister who is a nurse in a medical icu unit that has just been turned into a covid unit. I have finally this afternoon put a name to the other feeling I have which is dread.
In an effort to not get sucked down that dark dank hole, I am keeping busy this afternoon scanning a clients slides. Having a yummy lunch of homemade knockoff Panera Autumn Squash soup. My daughter just brought me some yummy fruit smoothie she made and hubby is busy alternating working and doing laundry.
While the scanner is scanning (each batch of 30 takes over an hour), I decided to take a break from making masks to finish up a scrapbook layout that has been hanging around since probably 2014…
I had started a layout with this photo back then, didn’t like it, and there it sat in my unfinished layout folder …which we all know is the digital equivalent to that pile on the corner of the desk. I decided one of my projects for this year is to either finish/ re-work the layouts in that folder or delete them. This photo is from 2001 and seriously, don’t they look like they are conspiring against us?! Very happy to have made a start on a project that is useful and creative when we definitely need useful and creative things around us! The template is from this months Simple Scrapper templates and I think the kit is Just Jaimee’s Storyteller
I have mentioned before that I am not so great at tracking things (I’m looking at you MyFitnessPal app) Last year I did however keep track of layouts that I made by month. As with the fiber portion of my life, I didn’t think that I really got that much accomplished. My plan to document in photos and words monthly pretty much did not happen (even though I had everything I needed all ready in an album … AND that is not to say that I won’t get around to that project this year). When I looked at my list at the end of the year boy was I shocked…
Yep… 328 pages… I had pretty much forgotten that I had made collage layouts for the girls school albums which were 100 layouts alone! Yeah, not sure I can keep up with that this year but maybe just doing my thing and not worrying about page counts is the key to success!
In addition to layouts, I made these super cute houses/village buildings on my silhouette die cutting machine out of plain yardstick. The girls did help me fold some of them and they were really easy to do! Now that the Christmas decorations are put away, I need to put the little houses back up!
And that is a wrap! I’m going to try and insert a “gallery” here with a selection of layouts from 2019!
Thank you for stopping by ! Let me know what your crafty plans are!! I have decided to plan by the quarter so as not to get too overwhelmed planning things out for the whole year!
I have made HUGE progress working on my album these past few days. I’m posting in small batches so as not to bore/overwhelm people LOL. I’m so glad I made the design decisions that I did, it has made focusing on the story much easier. Here we go…
Well then… one post every six months seems to be the way we are going lately! Not that there has been a lack of making…there has just been a lack of posting. Lots of making getting done and hopefully I can get around to sharing some here soon.
It’s the first day in December and in the memory keeping world that means it’s time to get started on December Daily. December Daily is a memory keeping project brought to life by Ali Edwards, awesome all around person and memory keeper extraordinaire! I have documented December every year since 2009…tho in truth…last year’s is not complete but I am hoping to correct that this month. For fun, I’ve gathered all of my past albums together and am keeping them in a basket in the family room for the season. It is so much fun to go back and look at prior years and see what we were up to.
I wanted to get day one completed and posted before I go out of town for a few days to kick things off. I am very motivated to complete this year within a few days of the 25th… I have not decided if I’m going until the 31st or just the 25th. Some years I have and some I haven’t, we’ll have to see. My plan right now is one 6×8 photo with some embellishment and one 6×8 page of text for each day…we’ll see how that shakes out. I’m hoping that only having to work with 6×8 for the main part of the album will make it quicker and easier to complete. I am planning to be almost all digital only adding in tactile elements as I come across them and I’ll probably hold everything until the end and decide what to do with the ephemera then. I have the kits I’m using and templates all ready to go in one file on my computer so I will not have to go hunting each time I want to make a page…we’ll see how that goes! So with out further ado…here is day one:
I will be out of town for days 2-6 so I’ll have lots to share later this week. Happy December everyone!
You can learn more about Ali Edwards and December Daily HERE on her blog.