Tuesday, January 29, 2008

365 Days of ACCOUNTABLITY...DAY ONE

Okeeeeeeeedokeeeeeeee!!!....I woke up this morning...feeling like I have no purpose....no, I am not whining...not really....its just that I have this MOST AWESOME scraproom that Mr. Lowes built for me...I am a SU demonstrator ( with LOTS to offer, I think!)...and cannot get anyone to come to classes, clubs, Open Houses.....whatever....what in the world!!???....So, here I sit with a PLETHERA of STUFF...loving to create...tons of pictures ( figuring I am 50+ years old...3 children...2 grand children....Heritage, etc)....so......I decided that I would CHALLENGE MYSELF!.....One scrapbook layout a day....PLUS card(S) from the leftovers.....plus maybe...perhaps ONE ALTERED ART piece EACH week ( hmmmm...that would be 52 of those).....Sooooooo...after talking it over with DD Jenny in Boston...she has agreed to "hold me accountable" for that challenge!!.....I can scrap whatever I want...however I wish or feel........but I maintain, I will be ACCOMPLISHED!!!....so, STAY TUNED!!!!......I am excited!!!!!
I tried to call Jenny to give me a kick start ( what should I start scrapping????....she does EVERYTHING chronological....kittykards6473)....BUT, to my dismay ( and probably HERS ,after seeing this post)....she was NOT available ( ok...she WAS working!!)...ANYHOO...so.....I opened JENNY'S box of photos......and made LAYOUT ONE....DAY ONE!!!!

Remember when you took your kids to OLAN MILLS for a photo shoot?.....the only place back in 1973 to get REAL pictures made.....well.....this layout is JENNY at 3 weeks old!! ...yes, she does look like POPEYE in a couple of them!!!..But, SUPER CUTE!..I kept the layout simple...used SU stamps to create my background.....and a vintage quilt pieced heart is sewn onto the paper by hand.. Since I AM NOT really comfortable with JOURNALLING ( albeit, I think I have come a LONG way by blogging) ...I just cut a circle with my coluzzle to mimic the other stamped images, and wrote Jenny...3 weeks old. HOWEVER.....after looking at it a while, I decided to "add" an envelope with a tag insert on the one side....& will probably copy & paste THIS blog entry on the tag......I do feel so very strongly that it is SOOOOOOOOO IMPORTANT to get your pictures...your moments of your life scrapped.....Those of you who are ALOT younger than I am...have such an awesome opportunity to Scrap your LIFE......PLEASE....PLEASE...do it!!!....dont wait as long as I have!!
Sorry the post is so long.....I promise the FUTURE days will not be as wordy!!!
SO....thats it for tonight....the "cards" are still on the scrap table waiting to be finished....but, there is a STORM a BREWING...and so I wanted to at least get this post up!
Thank you for visiting!!
Creative Blessings,
Debbie

4 comments:

Alexandra said...

This page is really cute Debbie - and who cares how long your post is, it was fun to read! I will be staying tuned for your self- challenge, you go girl! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Flossie's Follies said...

I would love to come to one a card class, open house, stamping night, you name it I will come. I live in South Florida and don't have any stamping buddies here that I can samp with. Love the scrapbook page. Can't wait to see tomorrow's page.

Jenny said...

Okay - Jenny in Boston here - did you really have to go with those pictures? I know you are the mom - and you are entitled to think your own children are beautiful, but I was not a pretty newborn. Still, the page is adorable, even if the subject is less so. I love the stitched lace/ribbon across the bottom - wish I knew how to sew. If I may make a request, perhaps you can skip over the years where you can see my crooked teeth and big glasses. tee hee... :)

Can't wait to see Joy's and JD's pages!

Marlou said...

well if I lived nearer {Northern Ireland, lol} I would defintely be coming to your classes debbieeeee!! and what a fabulous layout!! love it :) xx