Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Day Zero Project

I was recently inspired by another blogger to join the Day Zero Project. It is a list of challenges and goals you set for yourself - 101 things to do in 1001 days. Being such a list person and having plenty of goals for myself, I knew this was something I had to try. I like this because the goals can be big or small and you have a set date to complete them - not too short or too long, but 1001 days (almost 3 years) seems about right to get that many done. I have some fairly easy ones on the list, along with some more difficult ones, and I plan to share them here when I complete them.

And, being a true crafter and historian, of course I had to create a little book to document my journey over the next 2 3/4 years. This is not an altered notebook... I actually created it by cutting down sheets of cardstock, punching the holes, and binding it all together with my Bind-It-All (I seriously think I'm addicted to that thing, lol). That was the hardest part - and most time-consuming. The most fun was creating the cover. I covered the chipboard squares with black cardstock and painted the edges in black as well. I chose select pieces of DCWV's Rockstar line to layer onto the front. I really wanted my book to be fun, cute, and edgy and these papers seemed perfect. I don't use a lot of pink in my scrapbooks having two boys, so I always jump at the chance to use it when I make something just for me (as long as it's not too girly!). This was just the right combination of feminine and cool. As a finishing touch, I added a couple pieces of Grungeboard coated in Stickles.

So, I love the look of my book and I'm pretty excited about having a cool place to record my completed goals. I've already finished one of them since I made my list a few weeks ago. Any guesses what it is? My previous post might have a hint... but as soon as I finish documenting it, I'll share it here ;)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Back from Vacation

The boys and I recently took a week-long vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC. It was our first time there and we had a really good time. In addition to being on the beach, there were a bunch of attractions to see, such as an aquarium, Hard Rock Cafe, Magiquest, Ripley's museum, Nascar go-karts, an amusement park, and water slides to name a few. And yes, we pretty much did them all.

But, as much fun as we had, it's nice to be back. I always feel like I have way too much to do to be gone for so long... and now it's time to get back in the swing of things (such as looking for a job).

Before I left, I finished up the Crowned competition at Scrapdango with this layout. The challenge was to show off a talent and I chose to knit a banner from ribbon. My first time including knitting on a layout and to try it in ribbon. I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out.

Now that the competition is over, I've started a new one at My Scraps and More. Of course, being on vacation has put me slightly behind on the challenges, but thankfully the deadline is not till the end of summer.