Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Getting back in the swing....

I soooo miss scrapbooking! I used to be able to work on a page every night! And my weekends were so productive! Now I just want to be outside. I spend so much time with my family on the weekends, that my weekdays are for catching up on housekeeping and shopping and cleaning....yuck!!
So I am working on time management. I tried making a schedule for myself. Promising to spend 30 minutes cleaning something, at least one load of laundry every night, making shopping lists so I can squeeze it all in one night instead of nightly trips to different stores....I'm making myself tired again.
This will leave me lots of time to relax and actually play with my scrap stash a bit every night.

I managed to complete a whole page tonight! Nothing fancy, but I feel like I accomplished something. And I convinced myself that I CAN do this every night. It is such a fun hobby and I really miss it.

I used this week's sketch from Stuck on U Sketches. I flipped the picture and used some school stickers instead of flowers. The school theme came from Scrapfit Challenge #46. I used a mix of a bunch of goodies I had in the school box.
I'm also using this layout for Scrapfit's Weekend Warmup #8, which is all about the numbers. I used different styles of Thickers for the date and the grade.
And finally, I'm submitting this page to Sketches in Thyme. Challenge #3 for the month of June is an open challenge. As long as you use a sketch and share which one you use, you can play.
I'm feeling pretty good right now and it's early enough that I just might start on another page....before the dryer buzzer goes off! Later gator!! :)


  1. What a wonderful school layout! I love the alphabet banner at the top...so creative!! I really like this. Thank you for playing with us at ScrapFIT!

  2. Love it! The ABC banner is great :) Thanks for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme!

  3. Love this layout - so impressed that you're doing a school layout, too. I think it's great that you're out playing with your family - you can always scrap on rainy days!

  4. great take on the sketch....this is beautiful and yes I know how sometimes time is hard :(.....thanks for playing along I love it :)

  5. wow- great job combining challenges! love the bright blue and the super fun ABC banner!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany

  6. Aw, Wendy, how cute is this! Love the colors and that great banner! I totally hear you about things getting in the way of scrapping but it sounds like you have a good plan going! Hope to see you back soon!

  7. Great job Wendy! I love it!
    And I think trying to simplify some of your duties (like errand running) is a great idea! You'll feel much more happier for it! And don't you feel like some times just get busier? So far this summer we've had not much to do but a few social events and its been great!
    But back to the LO...love what you did instead of the banner...looks awesome!!!!!

    Have a good one!!!!!

  8. Wonderful take on the sketch! Good for you to try to get your scrapping time back. I hate it when I have to use my evenings for cleaning and other duties. That is my creative time. We need it :)

  9. Such a great take on that sketch, Wendy! LOVE all those school-themed goodies! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Sketches in Thyme!

  10. This is such a fun layout! I love your take on the banner, so interesting! Thank you so much for joining us at SOUS!

  11. what a cute take on our sketch.. I too have noticed that my time to create is getting shorter by the days..LOL I certainly hope you can join us again :)
    thnx for playing along with us over at SOUS

  12. Wendy, I love how you used the sketch! The banner is fantastic!! So glad you found the time to play along with us this week over at Stuck On U Sketches!! Hugs!!