Now, you might think that my goal this year is to run around hugging people, but that is not exactly what I have in mind. Embrace. In 2010 I want to embrace the moments where I would rather be scrapbooking, but end up with more family time. To Embrace my kids when I want to be frustrated with them. To Embrace my limitations about who I am. In essence, to live in the moment and rejoice in it instead of thinking to the future and the little list in my head of things I really need/want to get done.
Because of my new word, I have been working on schedualing my days a bit better and not feeling like I have to finish EVERYTHING in order to spend a few minutes in my studio and creating. So far so good. I have worked on a few cards this week and will be working on a layout today.
Aren't they cute? The heart one is for Isabel for Valentines Day...I got the stamp at JoAnnes...love it! The Robot one is Collin's V-Day card...I got a new set from Sandylion a while back (I very much needed some boyish stamps) and thought I would try them out. The monkey, planet and ship are from the same set.So, one of my decadent wishes has always been to join a scrapbook kit club. Now before you look at me funny...money for a Youth Pastor and his SAHW is always just enough for expenses, but not quite enough for expensive extras. And yes, I consisder spending $40 a month on a kit mailed to my house to be expensive for us. I do have extra money each month for my supplies, but I don't want to spend all of it on just that one thing. So I have decided to challenge myself to make my own kits. Yes...you heard me! Have you seen my room? LOL I am not lacking for paper, inks and stamps (never really have enough, though, do we), but drool over new embellishements. And new paper. And new stamps. Oh, dear! Lafayette is fortunate to have a Michaels, JoAnnes and Hobby Lobby, but our only scrapbook store closed, so some of the fun new products never make their way into my neck of the woods.
Here is my first kit for January. It was fun pulling through all of my stuff. I do like to organize. (insert sigh of utmost pleasure here) I decided that I would allow myself $5-$10 a kit to get embellishments/extras for it. Much better than $40, don't you think? And the best news of all....drumroll, please...my dear friend, Pam, works at a scrapbook store (almost makes it excusable that she left me to move to another state...sob!). She has sent pictures of it for me and I think the owner and I might be twins. LOL We have similar taste in products. Soooooo...I had the inspiration to ask Pam to ocassionally put me together a kit and mail it to me. That way I can still get my current product that I crave and can spend an amount that is comfortable for me that month. Whoohoo! Great idea, huh? Love ya, Pam!