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Friday, January 21, 2011

To Do List - updated

Tomorrow Krista and I have an ALL DAY Crop!!! WOOHOO!!!

If you know anything about me, its that I scrap on the fly. I make things up as I go and I very rarely plan what project I am going to be working on. So most times when I travel to crop, I end up taking my entire life savings in craftiness along with me. I know I am gonna end up taking it all with me. Its an inevitability I have come to embrace. But I am going to try something a tiny bit differnt this time. I'm still taking everything with me, but I have made a list of the current projects I am working on and desperately need to get some of them done. I am posting it below and next week, I will post pics of what I was able to accomplish off the list. I plan on doing a page here and there on each project because sometimes I get stuck when I'm working on the same thing over and over. We'll see how it goes.

Now comes the 2nd part of this fun adventure.... Krista and I genrally make little challenges for ourselves when we go crop together. Most times it ends up being a bingo card of using certain materials or techniques on a page. And ofcourse we have a little prize for ourselves. We challenge each other and it helps inspire us when we get stuck. Plus we are just that competitive. So, this is going to be our challenge for tomorrow. We will both post a list of a minimum of 15 projects or specific pages to do. Whoever accomplishes the most and has it POSTED on here as proof (hehe) will win the prize. Not sure what the prize is going to be yet, but I'll let you know as soon as we figure it out. Now all this being said...I suppose I better call Krista and let her know that we are doing a challenge, hahaha!

Kori's To Do List:

1. Top 10 Page - Completed

This was for a challenge. Make a Top Ten, Holiday Centered page. Although this doesn't look like a Christmas page, it is a story about my most treasured Christmas memory. We gave all our family members, a "Top Ten Things We've Learned From..." page. To read the entire story please check out my hubby's blog at http://mystrangemeanderings.blogspot.com/2011/01/top-ten-lists.html
2. Morgan's Inspiration Box
3. Marcus/Mikaila 2page layout - Completed

This was supposed to be a 2 page layout, but after working with the pictures I decided to just make 2 differnt layouts.
4. Hannah/Haven 2 page layout - Completed

Please ignore the bad coloring on these pictures. I had already given them as gifts then realized that I forgot to get pictures of them! The colors are a lime green, hot pink, and zebra print. 
5. Zanna/Adam Family Mini Book
6. Brown Family Album
7. Garrett Baby Book - not completed but worked on :)
Well the book is not completed but I did get one more page of it done :)
8. Book of Me
9. Collin Mini Book
10. Mikaila Mini Book
11. Hannah Mini Book
12. Haven Mini Book
13. Hannah/Haven Door Sign
14. Rachel Mini Album
15. Strange Love Page

Unfortunately I didn't get NEAR as much accomplished as I wanted to, but I am very happy with the few things I got. I am gonna have to say, that Krista is most definatly the winner of this challenge. Good Job!

Okay.... Well, WOW.  I got a call about 3:00 while in line picking my kids up from school and am told "When you get home, get on the blog.... you've been challenged."  Which really surprises me cause I'm usually the one who brings up the "challenge" idea first and Kori relunctantly agrees after I pout.  Just Kidding, she's always on board but seriously.... I'm the one who makes the first move.  ALSO, I knew she had some things she needed to get done and I how stressing it can be when you have a list of things you NEED to do and a list of challenges that are not really the best for getting them completed.  I only have one change, most of Kori's projects are big.  She likes to make albums as gifts and these can take up lots of time.  Mine are much smaller.  I have a few large projects but a lot of small ones.  So I'm going to do a list of 20 and we'll compete for the best percentage done.  So now I guess I need to get on with my project list....

1. Top 10 layout - completed

This was for a challenge at the crop.  We had to create a layout using a top ten list centered around the holiday's.  I chose to do mine based on my top ten holiday songs.  I even included a pocket behind the "inspire" tag for a cd that I'm going to burn my list onto for future generations to listen to.

2. Craft it Foward Wheeler Album - completed
           Ck it out at my blog.... http://scrapaleupagus.blogspot.com/
I don't want to have to repost all the pics, it took forever this morning to do this many.
So please head over to my other blog to ck it out.

3. Craft it Foward Diaz Name
4. Make 5 cards for Operation Write Home
5. Christmas 2010 photos
6. Family Block Clock
7. Thanksgiving Treats layout
8. Mother/Son Dance layout
9. New Years Eve layout
10. Anniversary card for hubby
11. Hubby and SIL layout
12. Nephew Ryder layout
13. Willow's Temp Tattoo layout
14. Dad and the boys layout - completed
15. Camron's Olive layout
16. Kids Snowman layout - completed

I lifted this layout off the net.  I love getting ideas from online.  The snowman is from the Hello Kitty Cartridge.  And I bought this kit of patterned paper at Hobby Lobby in the clearance section.  So glad I was able to use it on this.  I love the way it turned out.

17. Christmas 2009 layout
18. Make some copic stamped cards to show - completed

I actually colored the images a while back and decided to make them into cards at the last minute yesterday.  I think I'm going to donate them to the local women's shelter. 

19. Christmas 2002 layout
20. Seth in the snow layout - completed
I've had these pictures for a very long time.  These were printed back in 2003 of the Christmas 2001 snow.  This was my son's first snow and first christmas.  I actually need to add some journaling to this.  I don't like how I left that off.  I do like this cart that I used tho.  The winter woodland cart is so amazing.  It has so many great titles for winter layouts.  And this hat and mittens was just perfect.

Krista's progress...... 6 out of 20 projects completed.


  1. good luck ladies! Have a great day at your crop- hope you get lots done, cant wait to see!

  2. Wow! You're really on a roll! I love each and every one of them! I've left you guys an award on my blog in today's post. Head on over and check it out! karelj at http://karelj.blogspot.com