Monthly Archives: January 2011

My Three Scrapbooking Experiments for the Year

As we wrap up January, and the dust begins to settle on all the “New Year” hoopla, I’ve really started thinking about what things I want to try out in terms of scrapbooking this year. Performing scrapbooking “experiments” helps me to keep my scrapbooking fresh, and stretch myself as a scrapbooker. Sometimes, I know the things that I want to try out, and sometimes these things come to me. Today, I thought I’d share the three experiments I am looking to try out this year. Continue reading

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You’re A Time Waster…

Have you seen Pintrest yet? Ok, well let me tell you, I have found the ulitmate time waster. With Pintrest, you create your own “boards” that you pin things too, like having your own personal bulletin boards on the computer. See an outfit you like at JCrew.com? Go ahead and “Pin It” and it will be on your board for you to go back to. Continue reading

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Do You Know What You’re Doing February 25th?

Two weeks ago, you and I talked about how planning was going to be a big focus of mine this year. I am happy to say, I’ve hit the ground running, and I think I’ve discovered a secret. I think I’ve found a way to be on top all the time, and better use my time. It’s something that’s been under my nose for ages, but I never really thought it would be possible..but it is, and I am going to share it with you today. Continue reading

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The Cruel Truth About New England Winters

I love living in New England.  I can’t really imagine living anywhere else.  Having lived here for 32 years now, you could say I’m used to New England winters.  Snow, snow days, shoveling, rock salt are all part of a … Continue reading

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Incorporating More Journaling Onto Your Layouts

For a long time, I didn’t journal on my layouts.  There are a lot of excuses I can give for bypassing this step in the layout process, but the bottom line is I didn’t journal because I was lazy.  I didn’t want to spend the time to think about what to say and I didn’t want to figure out where it would go on my page.  Over time, I started to really realize how important journaling is to this scrapbooking process.  Realistically, if I am working at creating layouts to preserve memories, what good is it to not record those memories.  It was a major duh moment for me.  Today, I wanted to share with you some of the techniques I use to get my journaling onto the page. Continue reading

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Making Time for it All: Prioritize, Prioritize, Prioritize

Over the last few months, I’ve learned a lot about how I deal with my time and my responsibilities. One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned is that prioritizing is key. Continue reading

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What I’m Listening to Right Now

I often talk about how much I listen to music while I am scrapping and designing.  I thought I’d take a minute today to share with you some of the songs that are making up my playlist these days. Continue reading

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