August 19, 2006

Let the challenge begin

Today did not end up being anything near what I wanted it to be. I had huge goals of staying home (since we are down to one car) and getting it done! It being basically everything. I had wanted to wash some dishes, wash some laundry and then scrap the rest of the day away. It is funny how waking up with a sinus headache can put everything on hold. I woke up early and had to go to the store for some medicine. I was very surprised to find the pharmacy closed and had to wait in order to buy what I needed. Once home, B left for work and I vegged in front of the tele until my head felt a little better. I was tired so I headed back up to take a nap. I had only planned to sleep an hour or maybe two, just until I felt better. Well a little before 4pm I got up. I felt like doing nothing. I did manage to wash some dishes but after that B came home and I just vegged. We watched V for Vendetta and now I think I may head up to bed.

Okay - I have to admit something. Last night after work, I stopped by the scrapbook store. Yes, I just HAD to have those purple Bazzill flowers. I was not going to buy them but then I saw that they had sold out of 2 colors already and the purple only had 4 packs on the shelf. The store did not have much new stuff in. in fact nothing new that I could see except they put out some Bazzill and had some Heidi Swapp foam flower dots (yeah, I bought those too). I guess that is a good thing because I sure was not tempted to buy much. I was hoping to see some new Queen & Co but the gal said that they probably won't get that much in as they feel it is too expensive. So now I need to find an online dealer (LOL! dealer!) for Queen & Co stuff.

Now for details on "The Challenge."

I have decided that I will indeed try to challenge myself. I have decided to scrap 30 layouts pages before I shop for anymore scrapping supplies. I just have to get it out of my head that I have to complete all of these layouts before the end of the year. I don't know why that is stuck in my head. Maybe because I cannot see myself NOT shopping for supplies after the new year starts.

The other thing I am worried about it running out of cardstock. You see, I just started scrapping 12x12 this year and have a very limited amount of 12x12 cardstock - patterned paper on the other hand is a whole 'nother story.

Here are some conditions I put on myself about this challenge.

* Adhesive - adhesive does not count. I don't keep extra on hand so if I run out I give myself permission to buy more. I think I will buy at Target though as not only is it less expensive but then I won't be tempted to buy anything else.

* CKC - Now, if I do end up going to CKC, I have given myself permission to shop. Usually when I go to vendor fairs, I don't buy much. I usually only buy stuff I have never seen at the local store. So I am not too worried about buying tons of stuff if I go.

So I think that about covers it.

Oh and the challenge?

It starts right now. :)


  1. Well, it does sound like a challenge!! And I wish you luck. One of the reasons that I don't go out looking is because I'm such an impulse buyer. But I'm sure you can do it! I must've missed this, so tell me again - why did you switch to 12 x 12? You always do such great work. I'm just curious. **What did you think of the movie? We watched that movie on Friday night. Pretty intense, huh? Did you watch the "making of" also?
    Sorry about the headache. I have migraines often, so I understand and sympathize with loss of time. Hope you have a great Sunday.

  2. Yay! You can do it! Seriously though, I don't know how organized your supplies are (perhaps everything is perfectly in its place and you know every item -- not like ME!), but for me, doing a bit of organizing (I do set a timer so that I don't while away all my scrap time) can get me way jazzed about scrapping... it's like shopping at home!
    You've inspired me... now I need to make a goal for how many pages before I can buy stuff. My camera is maybe a little too big a goal to keep me on the no-buy thing for too long...

  3. why did you pick 30?? I picked 37 (my age) and I have done 13 so far. Hoping to do some more this week. Got sidetracked making 100 cards for some soldiers...


  4. by the way, I TOTALLY agree that adhesive doesn't count. I just re-did my scrap space. Totally streamlined that cramped area. (I did have to buy that Making Memories eyelet holder drawer thingie....saved myself like 10 cubic feet of storage space!)
    So I agree: adhesive and storage does not truly count as scrap crap.

  5. The sad thing is….I am NOT organized. This will surely end up being a challenge. So Sam, are you with me and this challenge? :)



    I chose 30 because it seemed like a nice even number. I cannot remember why I chose it anymore. LOL!

    I think it is great that you have finished so many pages. I hope to get up to 13 pages one of these days. LOL!

    100 cards is a lot. That is nice of you to make them.


    What is the Making Memories eyelet holder drawer thingie? I don’t think I have ever seen it. Is it new?

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