Thursday, February 17, 2011

My scrapping GOALS for 2011

Why scrap?

Why create memories?

Who or what is it for?

Would anyone ever say they don't like memories? or don't have any special memories? I don't think so...but can we really remember them all...good and bad? probably not.

Creating and preserving MEMORIES is not just a hobby, or a delight for me, but a passon for me...or my mission. I love to spend time looking over pictures and creating a visual story to help tell that story, like going to WDW for the first time, or Rachel at age 1 having surgery, or of Christmas pasts. I enjoy seeing what I produce in paper and glue produces even more smiles and joy as my children and family look back at the pictures of these moments and so many more.

Scrapping also is social...although I may not get as many pages done as I would alone, I always enjoy the mini scrapbooking weekends I share w/ my girlfriends or going to Archiver's (scrapbooking store) w/ my sisiter in law Angie. It is fun to work together and talk about our memories together and bounce off ideas and share some paper or pens.

Scrapbooking is also a gift...a gift I give not just to my children and family but to others. And for 2011 that is what I intend to do. A girlfriend of mine shortly into January posted on Facebook a post challanging crafters of any kind to create a personal item from your own hands and give to the 5 people who first commented they would do the same.

Pay it Foward 2011...

so I commented to her I was in and 5 others replied to my post. I am very much looking forward to creating a special keepsake each uigue to the 5 ladies who are also taking up the challange.

Here is a look at my goals to inspire and challange me this year...

2011…My year to get up to date…sort of :)

Overall Goals:

*Finish albums in progress (Rachel)
*Create smaller digital albums (Spectrum trip, N gr 3-5, Vegas)
*5 2011 Pay it Forward Crafts (Jess, Cheri, Patty, Mom, & Laurie)
*Special baby keepsake for Dan/Angie
*Update anniversary album
*Finish scrapbook frames
*New Oct and Jan ’12 Disney trip things
*Scrap monthly page-calendar
*Add pictures into mini Disney books
*WORK on kids albums!!!!

*Monthly Breakdown:

*Finish Rachel album (age 3-4)
*Scrap Jan page
*Do #1 pay it forward craft (Jess)

*Update anniversary album
*Create digital book
*Scrap Feb page
*Start designing next pages for Bekah age

*Finish frames
*Add to Disney books
*Do Pay it Forward # 2 (Cheri)
*Scrap March page
*Start on Bekah’s pages

*Work on Bekah’s pages
*Scrap April page
*Work on digital book

*Make baby keepsake
*Finish Bekah’s book if needed
*Scrap May page
*Do Pay it Forward Craft # 3 (Patty)

*Start designing new pages for Nathan age
*Scrap June page
*Do Pay it Forward # 4 (Laurie)
*Catch up month

*Start and Finish Nathan’s pages
*Scrap July page
*Digital book

*Do Pay it Forward Craft # 5 (Mom)
*Scrap Aug page
*Disney things for Oct. trip

*Figure out things for Jan ’12 trip
*Design pages for Rachel age
*Scrap Sep Page
*Catch up as needed

*Work on Rachel’s pages
*Design pages for Naomi-Ruth and work on
*Scrap Oct page

*Misc items?
*Work on girls pages
*Scrap Nov page
*Work on Disney trip items

I hope you will come back and see how I am doing and ejoy my projects and that I inspire you to creat and keep your memories.



  1. Wow! You'll certainly be busy with all that! (But it'll be well worth it, I know.)

  2. So organized!! Best of luck on that list, it's quite impressive.