Thursday, January 7, 2016

#31DaysofJoy final

I just loved doing the 31 Days of Joy last month.  I really think that it helped to keep my focus on the Joy of the season!  I will definitely want to do it again next year.
For this year, I put together a double page spread of all 31 of my photos using the very awesome Dear Friends Designs. Not only are their templates so great, but Colleen & Katrina are the sweetest and coolest people! When I started my ‪#‎31DaysofJoy‬ last month and asked if they could maybe do templates for it, I was *sort of* kidding. Haha. They totally made these templates that capture a whole month of photos. They are perfect for a showing off a whole month, November's 30 Thankful Days, or P365. I used the December buffet items for my papers and elements. Dear Friends Designs - 31 Days of Joy
Aprilisa - Gingerbread Kit…
Ponytails Designs - Gingerbread Joy Designs - Gingerbread Cards…Aprilisa - Gingerbread Alpha…Pixelily - Countdown to Holiday

Spread Joy out there - no matter the month ;)


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Setting Goals for the new Year

Welcome to 2016!
New years are for new beginnings, right? At the start of a new year, everyone talks about making resolutions.  Some make a new one every year and I think the biggest downfall is how long before you loose track of your resolution.  Some make plans for their health, diet or exercise.  Some give up something.  For me - it is about scrapbooking, lol!  I don't go so far as to call it a resolution, but just a goal.
Last year, I joined a Mousescrappers group dedicated to help us achieve our goals.  We all set scrapbooking goals, held monthly speed scraps and chats to over support.  I sucked at keeping track all year.  We were supposed to updated our tracking thread each month.  I think I only made it to March.  What I did do great at was getting pages done towards my goals.  I didn't quite get any albums completed, but I did concentrate on those albums that needed doing.  I got really close to finishing my Disneyland 2008 album and did a ton of work on my 2012 album.  (Yes, I really am this behind!!)
So, my new goals -
Finish Disney 2008 This month
Finish Disney 2012- April, June, October, November
Finish Family 2012
Work on 2013-2016
Print Disney 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 albums

Here are my favorite pages that I completed this year:
Little Green Frog template, Chelle & Dream Big Designs Heros Fire kit

Connie Prince's Double Page Vol 3 & Seaside Kit & extra papers
Clever Monkey Graphics and Meagan's Creations On the Trail Bundle
Scrapping with Liz Photo Journal Template
Trixie Scraps Croaky Kisses

Dagi's Temp-tations Day by Day 5 template
also uses - North Meets South Studios Nature Boy (older kit) 
and coordinating embossed cardstock by Trixie Scraps 
left side includes Connie Prince's Razzle Dazzle (for sparkly elements) 
and Amanda Yi and Cornelia Designs Cloudy with a Chance of Happiness (alpha) 
LJS Designs - Wild at Heart 
CathyK Designs - Rustic Christmas
Dear Friends Designs - Chock Full Templates
Seatrout Scraps - See Right Through Me Set 2 - older set, retired?
Blue Heart Scraps - Get Kraken 
Gingerscraps Gingerbread Ladies collab - Lost At Sea 
JB Studio - Incredible Life Vol 4 Temp 3 
LJS Designs - Empty Nest 
Clever Monkey Graphics - Cluster Frames Vol 13 from 2015 DSD Cluster Frame Grab Bag *Also uses Clever Monkey Graphics - Swim Like A Fish (older)
Dagi's Temp-tations - Day By Day 12

These are just my favorite ones, but I loved *most* of the layouts that I did this year.  Check out my Gingerscraps Gallery or my Mousescrappers Gallery to see more.  I am amazed to see my Galleries fill up and I can't wait to fill them up even more.
So, what are your goals for this year??