November 29, 2012

Freedom - CMS #19

Pam and I recently went on a scrappy weekend. I managed 19 pages that weekend, which I'm totally pleased about.  I try to set a goal each time I go, but normally don't reach it.  This time, my goal was 20 pages.  1 page shy of my goal.  Oh well, maybe next time.

One of the fun things that Pam and I do, is that if we feel our pages are taking too long, we set a timer.  We give ourselves 1 hour to create a page from start to finish.  More times than not, we love our work because we don't think too much about what we are doing.  Sometimes, during the creative process, we tend to overthink what we are putting on the page.  By setting the timer, it gets us to act more quickly.

When you go for a scrapbooking weekend, how many pages do you normally get done? Inquiring minds want to know.

Here is what I did for Color Me Scrappy, challenge #19.

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Ribbit - CMS #18

So, a couple of months ago, I decided to go on a buying boycott.  I refuse to buy any more scrapping supplies because I REALLY need to use the stuff that I have.  My scrapbooking room is bursting at the seams.  Yes, those manufacturers are really making it difficult because I am a paper addict.  Every time I go to a crafting store (I'm shopping for Christmas decorations), I have to wander through the scrapbooking section to look.  Much to my surprise, I haven't found anything that I HAD to have.  Are there things I want, yes, but I have stood my ground well.

I've added a few items to my Christmas list, so keep your fingers crossed.  My husband is good and normally he stuffs my stocking with scrappy goodies.

I've come to a realization that in 5, 10, or 20 years when my family is looking through their books, they will not be able to tell if I used paper from a collection that was just released or if the paper and embellies were 5 years old.  They love the book itself, the photos, the comments, and the thought that I put time and effort into making memories last.  That's what is important.

Okay, onto the next challenge at Color Me Scrappy.  I loved these colors.

Check This Out - CMS #17

Wow.  I've been absent from my blog lately.  I apologize for that.

To tell you the truth, this new puppy we got is really keeping me on my toes.  I have to keep him within sight all the time, or at least I think that I have to.  He has been doing very good in the potty area and I don't want to press my luck.  As I type this out, Knox is curled up next to me on the couch.

Challenge # 17 at Color me Scrappy was really tough for me.  This is actually my second page that I did for this challenge.  I don't dare show the first one...  LOL!

Anyway, here it is.

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November 08, 2012

Relax - CMS #16

Okay, my first reveal as Team B at Color Me Scrappy.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these colors!  It really reminds me of the beach.

The extra with this challenge is to use the work "enter".

Can you believe that I completed this page without the extra?  I was mad at myself for forgetting that detail, but it was remedied by using it in the journalling!

These letters look chocolate brown in this pic, but they are really silver...

Skyline - CMS #15

I absolutely love the new Color Me Scrappy.  Each challenge is a color challenge with a little "extra".  It really inspires me, and I'm not just saying that because I am on the DT.  Actually, I'm on DT-Team B, but this challenge is forTeam A, AND I'm still doing it!

The colors were great this time around and the sketch has so much to interpret.  Love it!

Here's what I came up with...

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November 01, 2012

No-Title CSI #43

My question to everyone...

Does every page really NEED a title?

I created this page and didn't realize that it didn't have a title until I took the picture, edited it, and then went to save it and realized...  oops, no title.  To be honest, I was going to go back and make a title, but that would require to do the whole process over again, and since we are leaving for Disney in just 31/2 short hours, I thought...  just go with no title and see.

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