Tuesday, January 09, 2007

My January Solution ...




So I came up with a cool idea for scrapbooking ... at least I think so! Yesterday I went through all my scrapbooking stuff and gave all the paper and embellishments that I no longer use to a friend for her birthday (plus a few things I thought she'd like). I was a little nervous recycling like that for a present but she was thrilled! It's good to purge and feels great to give! Today I went through all my stuff again and picked out some of my supplies that I just love (but haven't used) and some that I thought would challenge my creativity and put together my own kit -- for me to use for January. This fits into my words well -- loving myself by allowing me to have scrapbooking time, and wisdom by using stuff I already had instead of just going to the store and buying more more more (thus causing further strain on our budget and not working toward the goal of being debt free.)

My little Joel is so wonderful and precious. Today he was saying "wow wow wow" all day! So cute! That and "brmm brmm". He so loves playing with his trucks and his trains! I'm also loving his sweet kisses and cuddles throughout the day too. This time with him is going so fast. I just want to capture every sweet moment. (I guess that's why scrapbooking is such a passion for me!)

Pictures: 1. A Christmas Ornament I got from my wonderful mother in law (thanks sooo much) that I think is a great inspirational peice!
2. Embellishments for my kit: Heidi Swapp - journalling spots; Prima Artist Aids - chipboard frame and puzzle peices; Making Memories - minibook, expressions rubons; Bohemia - Blossom Darling Rubons, All about me rubons, Dragonfly transparency, Blossom Princess Frame transparency, Bluebird all boy frame transparency; Wholy Cow - swirl rubons
3. Paper for my kit: FoofaLa - Red Black and Cream basic black and jacobean black; Creative Imaginations - Sonnets Cranberry Wash, Anthology; Bohemia - barefoot you and me swirl, Bluebird all boy dragonfly, Backyard Adventure Dragonfly; Rhonna Farrer; Fancy Pants - frosted fancy free; Sandylion - stonewashed pink; KI Memories - holiday collection chill out.
Layouts and projects to come soon!

8 comments:

Ronda P. said...

Such an awesome idea Kim to create your own kits. I need to do the same thing! I also recycle my stuff for my friend and she loves it. It feels good to purge as well! Love that ornament, so funky! So glad you capture Joel's words & actions. They are going to mean a lot in a couple of years!

Lynn said...

I agree with Ronda, good for you! Like talk about organized! I am trying to get my room in order and can't find a thing!! tomorrow is another day, have a great night!

Lynn

Sarah said...

What a great idea - I pass stuff onto a friend, but right now my room looks like a bomb hit it. Time to get organised.

Karla said...

Wow...cool stuff hon. I actually am in the process of creating my own kit to give away myself. To a very special gal whos name starts with an R and last name starts with a P!!! LOL!!!
Well holla at you soon girl -Karla

Stacy said...

great idea i may have to have you come over and put one together for me lol!!!i need help although i have done about 5 lo already i am in a slump lol!!!

Tannis said...

wow, i would love that birthday gift!! Recycle. I need to follow your lead and use up some stuff that has a serious layer of dust on it. I too need to tighten the belt cuz I am starting school next semester for my degree! I will have to get some scrappin in now. Jessi and I are scrappin sat nite for a bit if you can sneak out.

TammyBrownlee said...

Just stopping by to say hi...google has been acting up onme..finally working again...

i do that all the time...i go thru my stash and find something old or stuff to just challenge my self...i throw them in a pile...say ok this is my kit and of fi go...sometimes my best layouts are done that way...Basic Grey L2S DT project ...i did that...worked out awesome for getting the mojo back!

PS...wonderful layouts...and love the ornament!

Janine said...

what a great idea on the kits. I did that last year and wow I was surprised by the results and I loved the end result. Love that christmas ornament too.

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