Sunday, January 13, 2008

Scrappin' Sunday #9

Take a looksie here to see what I am up to...

TA-DA... First of all, I finished my To-Do's from two weeks ago... I cleared off my scrapbook desk of unopened Christmas toys (if you look in the Preggo Pic below there is proof), and I picked pictures for my Son's next layouts...

But then I took it a step further and went to the Crop at my old church on Saturday in turn getting 4 whole layouts done with those photos!!! Which is totally great for me... That was even part of my 2008 Craft Goal :o)

Here are the completed layouts. All but the Scrumdiddleumptious one were layout designs followed from Close to My Heart's new Imagine Book. I think following those sketches really helps me get out of "road-blocks" I get into it and get it done.

4 Layouts!!!

TO-DO... For this week, I think I would like to organize and chose photos for the two layouts of my daughter being 2 years old. The explanation for only two layouts is in THIS POST from last year.

I would also like to get more photos for my son's album printed, but we will see about that one... because that requires me to sketch the layouts to know what size and the photos should but and it requires me resizing them which is explained in THIS POST from last year :o).

Added Thoughts... Lots of computer work, but totally worth it when I am out at crops trying to have fun with my girl-friends.... everything is all nice and planned out... pictures pre-sized, sketches drawn (or chosen from Imagine) and paper picked :o)

Last Saturday I actually went over to my local scrapbook store and purchased 6 sheets of patterned paper (just enough for the layouts I was making that day). I thought it was great and am thinking that is the way to do it from now on... I had nice product to work with yet spent less money because I didn't buy everything I liked. Which brings me to....

Last week's Bonus Question: Do you prefer to stick with only big name-brand supplies or do you usually buy less expensive supplies?... I usually just buy whatever I like, but that is also usually big name-brand stuff. I don't usually buy it unless it is needed for exactly what I am working on though. I noticed having too much paper or embellishments on hand is wasteful, it just sits, gets old and never gets used. So it's quality not quantity with me :o)

This week's Bonus Question: If you could only do one kind of paper crafts for the rest of your life, which craft would you pick?... I will definitely be scrapbooking for the rest of my life. It's a good outlet for me especially since I do it with others once a month as time away from the kiddos.

Sorry for all the yammering, but I really like this whole Scrappin' Sunday thing... helping me plan goals along with sharing accomplishments... it's GREAT!

8 comments:

chrissym said...

I love your scrapbook pages! I love the Sunday Scraper Group also. It has helped me to stay on tack and keep to my goals. I like your idea of going to the store and buying just what you need for those pages your working on but that wouldn’t work for me the craft store is to far away. But its great that your able to do that, its a great idea also!

Joy said...

Your pages are great Carolyn! Kudos to you for getting so much done.. maybe it’s that baby thing kicking in I always love seeing your sweet family! I guess I tend to buy what I like, as long as it’s cheap! I love a good bargain, so you’ll find me in the clearance aisle. However, when I do specialty albums (ie. wedding, baby, Disney) I don’t care quite as much, but still like them to be on sale. Blessings to you, be praying for you and the baby!
Joy

Rebecca said...

Your layouts look great! I joined up with Scrappin Sunday too, hoping for that motivation to get stuff done. I LOVE how you plan your layouts, I REALLY want to start doing that.

Amy said...

As usual, your layouts are just gorgeous! I especially like the Giggles one.

I need to start doing more sketches– I tend to just fly by the seat of my pants, which is fun, but takes more time.

Kara said...

These layouts are beautiful. And your children are just adorable. I’m sure you’d agree with that!

BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog last week. I appreciate your comments.

Have a great week!

Just me :) said...

Your layouts are so nice. Great job!

Wish I could be as organized as you. I think I may try that this week and see how it works. I really like the idea of going to the store and buying just what you need. Makes me wish I lived closer to the SB store.

Christine said...

I always love your layouts! These four are amazing! Great job this week with your 2008 goal! Good luck this week, I can’t wait to see what you have to show off next Sunday!

Tracy said...

I really like so many of your scrapbook pages. I especially like the candy kisses, scrumdiddledumptions?, that one is so cute. I just recently started looking at scrapbooking blogs as I have incorporated some scrapbooking into my stitching venture.