Saturday, November 22, 2008

Busy Busy

I've been a busy girl this past week. My to do list is quite long. It includes things like clean the house, work on holiday projects, complete some of my in progress scrappy projects, work on handmade holiday gifts, new clothes, laundry, etc. I always have grand plans for the things I want to do, but don't always find the time to start, keep up, or finish some things.

This little Gratitude Album is one of those things that got lost in the shuffle of my life. I had good intentions with this album. I intended to keep track of things that I'm grateful for each day of November. So I printed out a months' worth of these templates from Cathy Zielske at the beginning of November. You can find the template here. Unfortunately, I didn't actually get around to cutting, matting and binding this little guy until this week. So, my November Gratitude Album will be filed away until after the holidays and will instead become a January Gratitude Album. I figure it's a good way to start of the new year, with a month of documenting things for which I am grateful. It's too bad I used some papers from my stash that are pretty fall looking...oh well, I think it's pretty cute. Here's a view of the insides waiting patiently for my gratitude journaling.

Becuase I still wanted to do something for Thanksgiving. I decided to jump on an idea from this crafty girl and print up templates from Jessica Sprague for a Thankful Album. The plan is to document a week of things I am Thankful for, starting tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have more success with this one!

Speaking of Jessica Sprague, I've been taking her "Stories at Hand" class. Again, I haven't been able to keep up with all the class prompts this week, but I did manage to print, cut and bind all the materials:

I really like the idea behind this class and the little book will become a favorite tool for helping me to document more of the stories in my life. When I have more time, I'm definitely going to dive into the "roots" section and start telling and documenting stories from my childhood.

I've also been busy doing work stuff and creating lots of projects for Scrapgal's Holiday Crop on December 5th and 6th and for the 12 Days of Christmas Contest coming up on December 11th. I will talk more about this soon. I'm so excited about all the projects Scrapgal's design team has been working on. There are great things coming to Scrapgal in December for sure!

Ok, back to the to do list. I need to get the laundry done and start on the house cleaning so that I can go see Twilight tomorrow with my mom and sister. I'm so looking forward to this too.


Kelly November 22, 2008 at 10:21 PM  

Awesome awesome minis!!
Love them ;o)

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