I’ve made it to week two and last week must have had a record number of blog posts! I’ve been giving myself a big pat on the back. Expecially because I have worked 6 hours unpaid overtime this weekend and instead of mooching and falling asleep on the couch I have got out the lap top and here I am! Busy writing Monday’s post in advance and hopefully a few spares for the busy days this week.
Last weeks list was pretty mundane but I did manage to do most of the tasks. I did have a wonderful lie in and really the only thing we didn’t do was take in a packed lunch…which would have saved us the stress of half running all across London to get back to Pret where my cash card, travel card and NZ driver’s licence was residing in a rubbish bin! But it made for a good story so there we go.
This week’s list is something to help me keep accountable. I have a few unfinished projects in my crafting that I want to get finished in a timely manner…some are even from 2010! I thought that if I share them with you now I can keep you updated on my progress and since today is my day off this week I can get a good head start. So here we go:
1. 52 Cards – a challenge from Scrappin’ Patch from back in NZ. This was about using a pack of jumbo cards to journal/scrap the year in weekly highlights and each week has a different theme/material/colour etc to use. I have done up to April sometime I think so my mission today is to decide each weeks photo and plan the cards then get crafting! Timeframe: Completion by end of February.
2. Travel Journal – I prepped all the pages and journalled in a scrap diary while we travelled around Europe in May 2010. I haven’t even finished the Hong Kong pages (which was our stop over on the flight over) so I need to use the journalling I have along with the ‘keepsakes’ to get this completed.
Timeframe: Completion by end of March.
3. Shimelle Classes – There are a few of these, I have started but not finished: ‘Love your Pictures, Love your Pages’, ‘Journal Your Christmas 2010′, ‘Blogging for Scrapbookers’, ‘True Stories’, ‘Explore’, ‘Pretty Paper Party’, and finally – ‘JYC 2011′! So just a few…oh, and should I mention I have also bought but not started Something from Almost Nothing and chose to skip 2011′s Learn Something New Everyday. I’m giving myself a round of applause for completing LSNED 2010. Haha. To find out more about these classes and see why it really is ok to go at your own pace check out Shimelle’s blog where she also runs free challenges, giveaways and lots more fun stuff!
Timeframe: Completion in time for September’s LSNED class which will be my first Shimelle class back in NZ (eepppppp…how exciting)
4. Secret craft present for my bestie - This is in progress but top secret so I can’t share much detail – however I do want to have this finished so I can post it over soon!
Timeframe: Completion by end of May
Now I have a huge box full of over 1000 photos and lots to print since then but I don’t want to feel too overwhelmed or set myself too many goals so I am planning to use that box of photos as my ‘break box’. I plan to use it to break off the monotony should I start to loose motivation in completing any of the tasks above.
My question now is will you help me?! Will you follow my progress and help me keep my goals in mind? I am looking forward to showing you my progress along the way as well as the photos of victory when I complete these projects! Wish me luck – I think I have written this list on almost every notepad in the house, but since it now lives here in cyberspace it is REAL!
What are your current projects on the go? I would love to know.