Monday, February 11, 2013

Lasting Memories-2013 Resolutions

Oh the irony of it all! This week the Lasting Memories  Challenge is to do a layout about our 2013 resolutions. And mine is to organize my crafting. And I have been doing well up until the last couple of weeks. And then chaos broke loose and I am still playing catch-up. And then the Behcet.s kicked in and I got confused as to what week it was in February. So I did next week's challenge instead of this week's challenge. The good news is I have next week's ready, I am just waiting for the weather to co-operate for photos:)

So I apologize for this being late. And how ironic that my goal is to "organize " my craft time. And honestly up until two weeks ago it was working. I just need to get back into the swing of things. So it's a new week....let's see what can happen.

Paper and Cardstock: Tim Holtz Kraft Resist, Tim Hotz Paper Stash
Ink and Markers: Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Software: My Memories
Flower: Daisy D's (out of business)
Embellishments: Flower Soft and Tim Holtz
Doily: Stash
Alphabet: Stash ( a great way to use up leftover letters)
Stamp: Lawn Fawn Quinn's Numbers
Adhesives: Ek Success Foam, Tombow Clear Tabs, ATG Pink

Tip: The flower's center was made by putting down a glob of Glossy accents. I then mixed Flower Soft Earth (2/3) and Strawberry (1/3)

This layout is waaaay out of my comfort zone. First I used My Memories to make the journaling box into an aged photo:

My 2013 Resolution is to organize my crafting time. I found myself in a panic last November because I didn't have Christmas presents done. So my hope is that by following this schedule I can have a more relaxed holiday this year:)

So here's the schedule that I am following:

Sunday: Clean and organize the Scrapbook Room and supplies. This layout is the result of that. I found all of this leftover Tim Holtz stuff I had bought for Chemistry 101.  In general I found myself using the stuff for masculine cards-but never thought about using it for scrapbooking.

Monday: Layouts and Lasting Memories Challenges

Tuesday: Learn a new digital skill, Digital Layouts, and Digitally Sweet Challenges. Putting a day aside just for digital has already increased my comfort level and this layout is a result of learning some photo editing skills.

Wednesday: Papercraft Gifts -I already have one gift done:)

Thursday: Cards

Friday: Catch up on classes that I have not finished. Oh is that list long!!!!

Saturday: Layouts and Blogland

The end of the year will tell the final story. But I am hopeful:)

ScrapMuch? Sketch  I rotated the sketch

Have a wonderful week! And once again I apologize for this being late:(


  1. Elizabeth, I'm so excited to see this! Love it! It looks so steam punkish!

  2. Love this layout Elizabeth, fabulous!!!!

  3. fabulous layout, love the distressing and the photo, I also that you added a list to you layout! Thanks for linking up with us at ScrapMuch? and I hope your organizing goes better this week!

  4. Beautiful take on the sketch. Very creative with your title and photos. Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?

  5. Great take on the sketch and I LOVE your LO!! This is so cool!

  6. What a cool and unique layout ... love the idea and love how you executed it! Good luck with your resolution! Thanks for joining in our ScrapMuch? challenges!


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