Crafty Tuesdays

Okay, so I have decided to institute “Crafty Tuesdays.” I need to have some sort of accountability in my crafting life. When I have projects for work, I know that I am accountable to my boss and the client. I go to the gym because I am accountable to the scale and being healthy for the girls. (And making my pants fit!) And I do laundry, clean the house, make meals because I must with the family depending on me.

I figure if I need to have something to post for all of you to see each week, then maybe I will re-prioritize and work on my scrapping again. My intent is to have Addie’s first year scrapbook done by her 2nd birthday.

There. I have now written it down, and you all have to hold me accountable for getting it done. We have 2 months from yesterday.

Last night I skipped my usual veg-out session in front of the TV and didn’t even read one blog on my laptop. Instead, I started out getting some of my scrap stuff organized and I even got 3 different layouts done! Plus I realized how much I missed being creative for myself, instead of just for my job.

I know that I love other “crafty” people’s blogs when they show their work. It is inspiring and great to “lift” some good ideas. So I hope you are inspired a little, too – or at least like looking at sweet pictures of my girls!

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So I’m still playing with the best way to show-off the layouts. I don’t have a large enough scanner to scan them in – and I, of course, took the pics at 11pm last night, not great lighting. So I’ll play with that in the upcoming weeks and see what we can come up with.

Yes, I didn’t work solely on A.’s book last night either. But the pics of Em and Papa were just calling me, I had to scrap them. And look how tiny and sweet Addie used to be! Ahhh….yeah, it is fun to relive all of our past few years as I print pictures, create layouts and journal the memories.

I also finished another craft project that I’m so excited about – but I can’t show it to you, yet! It is a birthday gift for my mother-in-law, and I know she reads this (Hi, Nena!), and she isn’t getting the gift until next week when we go back to Michigan. Maybe that will have to be next week’s Crafty Tuesday project.

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5 Responses to “Crafty Tuesdays”


  1. 1 momof2ballerinas July 10, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    Great LO’s

  2. 2 Christina July 11, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    Ahhh Carrie! Our girls were once so *little!* I really am going to have to get my scrapbook stuff back out. I used to love to scrap and I looked so forward to creating my baby’s scrapbook….and now my girl is a year and a half and I haven’t done one single layout! I miss it, but at the same time I feel like I just don’t have time. And I’m overwhelmed to even know where to start with the thousands of pictures! But if you keep sharing sweet layouts like that, you’re going to inspire me to do it.

  3. 3 Kim July 11, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    I will gladly join you for Crafty Tuesdays. We shall craft together across the country. I haven’t even started Will’s book. Shoot, I haven’t even finished the Disney album and I probably only have about half an our of work left on it.

    Love your layouts….. wondering about the little tabs that come in on the sides with the brads. Are those frames? Did you do that on your own? I like the way it looks.

    You haven’t finished Nena’s birthday gift yet? The one you got when we were there?

  4. 4 Stacy July 12, 2007 at 5:58 am

    Love your layouts! I need to get my scrapbook stuff out, too, since I think it was March when I had it out last. Gah! I have found it much easier to journal now that I have my blog. I copy out blog entries, put frames on my pictures in Shutterfly and I can usually get through my pictures fairly fast. Of course, my layouts aren’t quite as nice as yours!

    I had been really good about scrapbook up until last March. I was current on all the pictures, but then sewing took over. I just need to get a few more projects done and then I may put my machine away for a month and get my scrapbooking up to date. Then it will be A’s fall wardrobe that I need to start. I think I need about 10 more hours in the day!

  5. 5 MommyBrain July 12, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Your layouts are beautiful. I’m thinking I should join you in crafty Tuesdays too. Since my goal was previously to have our honeymoon scrapbook completed by our 3 year anniversary. (I have 3 weeks left – it could happen…NOT)


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