Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Yesterday I did some work on Photoshop on some pictures of Bailey with various family members, sent them to Walgreen's and put them in this cool Who Loves Baby? album. It brought tears to my eyes to work on this project but I am hoping Bailey will love it. I am putting together a box to send her for her birthday on Friday.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I start a Wellness Journey book. Here is the cover,
and page 2.
I took a class over at Big Picture Scrapbooking called the Challenge of Me. The first challenge was the size of the pages you were to do. I was to do 8" x 8" pages so that in itself posed the first challenge. I was debating purchasing an album and then in a box of donated stuff at the store I found this album. An 8" x 8" green diamond pattern album. Here is the decorated cover.
This is the cover page.
There are dividers to make. This is the first divider of My Life.
A two page layout on what makes us feel fulfilled.
A two page layout on someone who changed our lives.
And a two page layout on our own health. Now, the class is over and there are 28 challenges so I am way behind but am working on the journaling on the computer and maybe I'll get a few more pages done this week?
I am taking a class at Debbie Hodges' Get it Scrapped called Still More Mad Digital Skillz. Learned how to make the window glass and reflection. Very cool.
This is June's layout from A Snapshot of My Life.
Two more pages from the Still More Mad Digital Skillz. This lesson we learned how to use a displacement map to create this cool title.
And the third class in Still More Mad Digital Skillz was on creating a piece of notebook paper and tape. Cute!
Two more pages from my Wellness Journal.
Two pages from My 365 project. I am a couple of weeks behind on layouts but finally got all caught up on posting layouts and journaling.
This week I would like to continue working on the classes that I have fallen behind on and get caught up on My 365 layouts.
Hope you had a great week. We are celebrating three birthdays this coming week. Bailey will be 2 on July 31, as well as my best friend (and boss) Valori. It will be sad not seeing Bailey to celebrate her second birthday but I am working on a cute scrapbook item to send to her. My Mom's birthday is August 4th. She and my Dad are coming for dinner next Sunday and I am looking forward to a family get together.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I haven't updated my 101 in 1001 Days list in ages. It was fun to go through the list and see which things I had accomplished without even thinking about them being on the list. Items in blue are in progress.
Baileysgranny’s 101 in 1001 days list
TAKING CARE OF MYSELF
1. Give up sugar for a week
2. Get down to target weight (lost 12 lbs)
3. Maintain target weight
4. Go to Curves three times a week (I will have to revise this since I am no longer a Curves member)
5. Go to the dentist for a check up
6. Look into teeth whitening or laminates
7. Go to the eye doctor for a check up (completed)
8. Get a physical (completed)
9. No soft drinks for a month.
10.Eat RDA fruits and vegetables for a week
11.Have a rest and recharge weekend once every six months (0/6)
12.No fast food for one month (0/30)
13.Take my vitamins every day for a month (completed)
14.Ride my bicycle once a weekend for a month (0/4)
15.Get my hair professionally colored
16.Get a pedicure and a manicure once a month for three months (completed)
17.Make two new friends
18.Have a spa day once every two months
AROUND THE HOUSE
19.Save for and expand patio
20.Get the patio cleaned off and decorated
21.Put up wallpaper border in master bedroom (completed)
22.Paint the guest bathroom
23.Write down one thing I'm thankful for everyday for a month
24.Attend church three Sundays a month for six months (3/18)
25.Join an on-line Bible Study
MARRIAGE & FAMILY
26.Send holiday cards (not just Christmas cards)
27.Write my grandmother once a month for three months (completed and continuing)
28.Write 101 reason I love Dave
29.Once a month for three months send a card or letter just because (1/3) 8/30/08 sent a card to Ruth & Ira
30.Have a game night with Brent once a month for six months (completed)
31.Spend an afternoon with Brandon once a month for six months (completed)
32.Take the dogs for a walk in the mornings for one month (0/30)
33.Be more romantic at least twice a week for three months (0/36)
34.Important phone call for Brent (no need for this now)
CLUTTER, CLEANING & ORGANIZING
35.Create weekly do lists and complete for six weeks (0/6)
36.Look into and start a modified Fly Lady cleaning regime
37.Work on chores list and household list
38.Implement recycling program (implemented 7/30/08)
39.Clean and organize master bedroom closet
40.Hire a cleaning gal (completed 7/23/08)
41.Get my home completely clean and keep it that way for two months so we can have accept surprise guests
42.Make daily lists for three months to keep my schedule more organized and productive (0/90)
43.Get the storage unit emptied (completed)
FOOD & COOKING
44.Put all my recipes on the computer, reprint and laminate
45.Try a new restaurant once a month for six months (completed)
46.Cook 100 new recipes (30/100)
47.Have an extended family dinner once a month
WORK, SCHOOL, MONEY
48.Save a $1.00 a day for 1001 days ($100/1001)
49.Take care of stocks
50.Find a way to make money working from home
51.Get a new filing cabinet and use it! (completed)
52.Make and sign a will
53.Keep up with my office hours (15+ hours per week)
54.Set budget for holidays and stick to it
55.No impulse purchases for three months – only buy what’s on the list!
56.Keep groceries at $100 a week for a month (0/4)
THINGS TO WATCH & READ
57.Read an average of two books a week (listed here http://www.shelfari.com/o1518233860/shelf)
58.Watch at least three movies each week (listed here http://www.flixster.com/movie-list/movie-watched-2)
59.Read new authors A to Z of Authors (A-Mary Kay Andrews B-Emilie Barnes C-Dixie Cash D-Anita Diamant E-Janet Evanovich F-Joy Fielding G-Lynn Grabhorn H-Chelsea Handler I-Lee Iacocca J-Kate Jacobs K-Sophia Kinsella L-June Lourey M-Stephenie Meyer N-O-P-Jodi Picoult Q-R-Roxanne Robinson S-Rebecca Stott T-U-V-W-Peter Walsh X-Y-William P Young Z-Mary Zelinski)
60.Watch Ugly Betty DVD’s (Season 1 and 2 - completed)
61.Watch Reba DVD’s (Season 1, 2, 3, and 4 - completed)
62.Watch Two and a Half Men DVD’s (Season 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 - completed)
63.Watch Sex and the City DVD’s (Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10)
64.Watch Friends DVD’s (Season 1, 2, 3, and 4 - completed)
65.Watch Weeds (Season 1 and 2)
66.Watch Nip Tuck (Season 1, 2, and 3)
67.Weed out my DVD and VHS collection
68.Transfer VHD to DVD
PLACES TO VISIT (FLORIDA)
69.Visit St Augustine
70.Visit the Kennedy Space Center
71.Visit Washington DC
72.Trip to Nashville for Country Music Fun Fest
THINGS I SHOULD DO
74.Put together a hurricane supply kit for the house
75. Put together an emergency kit for the car
THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO DO
76.Complete Techniques 101 class and put in Inspiration File
77.Scrapbook at least once a week for six months (completed)
78.Start a journal and write it in at least once a week
79.Complete 21 Day Challenge with quotes (#79 was revised as I had a duplicate)
80.Finish my grandmother’s quilt
81.Make my country music t-shirts into a quilt
82.Make a recipe book for Nicole
83.Get digital scrapbook layouts printed for albums (completed)
84.Complete one piece of jewelry a week for three months (completed)
85.Get my completed scrapbook pages organized and in albums (Completed)
86.Finish my 2003 scrapbook pages (completed)
87.Collect a complete set of the state quarters and put in album (completed)
88.Complete a Day in the Life photography challenge
89.Complete A-Z photography challenge
90.Use the camera at every opportunity and make the behavior automatic
91.Take 1001 amazing photos
92.Put photos in my empty picture frame collection
93.Create a wall of pictures of family and friends
94.Get CD’s of old pictures from my Dad and organize them (I got them from my Uncle but haven’t organized them yet)
95.Photograph each of my 101 in 1001
THINGS TO LEARN
96.Take a photography class
97.Learn to work with silver clay
98.Learn Dance Revolution
NEAR THE END
99. Collect my spare change and cash it in on day 101
100. Write an entry on my blog for each of the tasks completed (9/101)
101. Start a new 101 in 1001 list when this one is over
Items in bold are completed
Items in blue are in progress
Items in italic are revisions
102. Write Dave’s Mom and send pictures once a month for six months. (didn't complete - Dave's Mom passed away in November 2008)
Due to a tremendously stressful situation I haven't seen Bailey or Nicole in over two weeks. It is killing me to not see Bailey but not having the day to day stress of Nicole's daily drama is much better for my health. Then to top it all off Brandon decided to move out without telling me until it was done. He moved while I was at the store and took many things that he shouldn't have and left us with his two fish tanks to take care of. And my 93 year old grandmother fell and broke her ankle in two places. Too many things to occupy my mind.
On a happier note, I just completed the Photo Editing class at JessicaSprague.com. This has been an awesome class and you can see the other photos I edited in earlier posts. Here is the last photo in the class. She is offering two new classes that start in August that I am going to take.
Other than the photo editing class I really haven't done much scrapbooking. I am working on a couple of on-line classes but don't have anything finished with them.
My to-do's this week:
- Catch up My 365 blog with both photos and layouts.
- Get the printed materials from my on-line classes organized and work on something!
- Make new pages for my wellness journey.
I guess doing the photo editing class counted for Amy's challenge last week of trying something new. This week's challenge is to do a vacation scrapbook page. Join us for Sunday Scrappin'!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I have learned so many cool techniques and can't wait to work with my pictures and put them on scrapbook pages.