Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Scrapping Counts

2010 ended up being a far busier year than I'd anticipated, so my scrapping totals were rather disappointing.  My scrapping goals for 2010 were 100 pages and 200 cards.  Here is what I ended up with:

Pages complete: 15
Cards complete: 40
Altered Items: 22
Digital Pages complete: 16

I never had time to start a scrap group or cardmaking group, I fell short on my blog posting goal (twice per week), and since I didn't scrap much, my Silhouette didn't get used much either (though I think I downloaded every file from the Silhouette store).  I didn't even mail out Christmas cards for 2010.  I did make a point of using my stash when I was able to scrap, although that was at least partly influenced by my location.  For 2011, I plan to start making others step up and do more at work, and not to volunteer to take on so many projects and activities this year.  I also intend to put scrapping on my schedule, so hopefully I will be able to do it more.  

My 2011 goals will be mostly a repeat of my 2010 goals:  100 pages (including digital), 200 cards, use my Silhouette more often, get cards done the month before they are needed AND actually get them in the mail (I'm a notorious postal failure), and try to get some of that old scrapping caught up.  Tell me about your scrapping goals for 2011.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December 2010 Spotlight Blog Hop

"If I gave you diamonds and pearls
Would you be a happy boy or a girl
If I could I would give you the world
But all I can do is just offer you my love..."

And with that bit of Prince, I bring you my contribution to the December 2010 CTMH Product Spotlight Blog Hop, featuring Sparkles and Pearls.  You may have arrived here from {DEBBIE'S} blog.  If that is the case, you are on the right path.  If this is your first stop on the hop, welcome!  Our hop is a circular hop, so you can jump in here and follow the links at the end of each blog to see all of the creations using CTMH Sparkles and CTMH Pearls.

My project this month is a {candy} jar for my desk.  Wearing combat boots for a living, I frequently feel the need to express my "grrl"-y side, which I do by carrying pink pens, working out in Running Skirts, volunteering as a cheerleading coach, and using cute stuff on my desk.  Truthfully, I don't need a candy jar on my desk, but I really do enjoy "marking my territory" in the land of testosterone.  LOL.  Anyway, back to the jar.  I actually lucked upon the jar for $.50 while at the thrift shop looking for accessories for my Halloween costume.  The previous owner had decorated it as well, but I looked beyond the decorations to see something that I could alter as I saw fit.  To me, that big cork top SCREAMED for a giant flower,  and I was happy to oblige with a CTMH Big Pink.  I mixed up a batch of glimmer-y mist using CTMH Re-inker in Garden Green, Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint, and water, which were placed in a Ranger Ink Mini Mister bottle (but you could use any leftover misting-type bottle, even your Spritz cleaner bottle).  I sprayed the flower with my glimmery-y mist and let it dry.  I used the adorable A Flitter stamp set to stamp the dragonfly and then random stamp the little butterflies in Garden Green ink on Garden Green cardstock.  The cardstock was attached with Liquid Glass.  Once the flower was really dry, I tacked it to the cork top (adhesive alone didn't seem to be the best idea) and then proceeded to decorate the flower center with CTMH Pearls and Buttercup Sassy Strands (retired).  To give some extra lift to the flower petals, I put a 3-D mounting foam square beneath each one.  Isn't this a yummy candy jar?

Now hop on over to {Tracey's} blog for some more BLING!