Hey guys…SP here and i’ll try to keep this one short and sweet :o) I think this is my first post since the new year (it’s all a blur so far, lol) – so…I wanted to officially say HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone…hope it has already been a wonderful one!
Like many of you (at least I assume, lol) – I have made some resolutions for 2011 – although, I prefer not to use the word RESOLUTION, lol! I think that it has almost become synonymous with ‘not follow through’ :o) And hey, while that may be VERY fitting for me – i’d still rather give myself a little hope at least, lol :o) So – this year, I am going with DECLARATION (or maybe goal…or intention…not sure yet)! Most are pretty standard, like BE HEALTHIER (hey – it’s on the list EVERY year and who am I to break tradition?)…read more…travel, etc. Another huge one for me is to protect myself from the sun! I know, that’s not a very exciting one, is it? BUT, the truth is that it is something so important…that I do not take seriously enough. My goal is to not leave the house without sunscreen this year! I am not getting any younger and I have already done so much damage to my skin via the sun…I guess it’s time to at least stop making it worse :o) Hopefully when I am older (trust me, i’m already old enough, lol) – I’ll thank the younger me for it!
Of course, there are more declarations, intentions, resolutions, goals – what have you :o)
The one that I’d really like to touch upon has a lot to do with scrapping and taking pictures! Even though i’m ‘Shabby Princess’…and scrapping and photography are both so central and essential to my job…I’m amazed at how little I scrap these days…and even more, how few photos I take! Granted…our little man is growing up and the ‘cute’ photo opps are few and far between (don’t get me wrong, he is stinkin’ adorable, lol – but you know what I mean)…but I should still be taking more pics than what I am! I started thinking that what I need is MOTIVATION! I need to be prompted and challenged and have some kind of accountability in order to make this ‘goal’ a reality!
So, along those lines and thoughts – I decided to start a ‘scrap 2011′ project (no, that will not be the official name…still working on it, lol)! I know lots of sites and blogs host these kinds of projects – though I am not sure how everyone else does theirs (I have heard of the daily photo challenges, etc.). For me – there is just no way I could keep up with a photo a day (much less a scrapbook layout a day, or even a week, lol) – so I wanted to do something that was realistic, practical and NOT stressful, at least in my eyes :o) I’m sure I can’t be the only one who really WANTS to join in something like this…but that doesn’t have the time or desire to do bunches and bunches! I just can’t bring myself to start something when I know from the get-go that I won’t be able to keep up, lol! I prefer to set myself up for success (and not failure!) :o)
I do plan to keep this project/challenge/mission somewhat simple as I can’t add too much more to my plate at this time – and I want to play along, too lol!
While I am not ready to ‘spill it’ all now – I did want to mention this much NOW so that we do not all get behind before we even get started, LOL! SOOOOOOO – if you have any desire or interest to join in the fun…I want you to take TWO photos this week (before it’s over, lol)…of ANYTHING! It can be of your dinner, your children, a sporting event, flowers, landscape, your nail polish, lol – IT DOES NOT MATTER! Both photos can be from the same day (or not) - of the same event, anything! But, the goal is to have TWO PHOTOS PER WEEK AND TWO LAYOUTS PER MONTH. At the end of the year – you will have a gorgeous album ready to put together and print…and without all of the stress :o) ARE YOU WITH ME? If so – be sure to take those two photos this week (and next and the next and…)! I’ll be back next Thursday (13 January) with all of the details and information! Again, my sincere hope is to keep this FUN and stress-free…and most importantly – help ALL OF US to scrap 2011 and all of our wonderful memories that have yet to be made :o)
Well, so much for ‘short and sweet’, huh? LOL…some things just never change :o) I’ll see you back here THIS Thursday with a brand new TEMPLATE CHALLENGE (eight)! Until then – have a great week!
xoxo — SP