Thursday, January 6, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week 18 (round 3): Tools & Adhesives Intermission

We are so Excited!!! This year, Creative Me convinced our personalities that we could conquer Ali Edward’s twelve month One Little Word (OLW) class! (Due to our excitement the POW is warning that we may over exclamate this post). Tonight is our first quarterly live chat… and I don’t have to be somewhere else with kids!!!

Also, in an attempt to increase my productivity… because PA Me needs someone to make her accountable … I am also trying to join/ keep up with the Calendar Girls on 2 Peas in a Bucket! So, that will give me four projects in four weeks to accomplish…or try to at any rate.

So, a couple times a month… we hope… there should be a bonus intermission post! (YEAH!)…

My OLW for 2011: EMBRACE!
Here is a five page mini-album that Creative Me made for the Calendar Girls (one project down, three to go!!!). We had to show what we wanted to see in 2011, and here is what I have so far. OCD Me wants you to know that it isn’t finished yet, but the POW figured that if we waited for perfect, then it would be June before we had pictures. This is the insides...
Here is me and Fabulous Spouse.  I thing that it is always important to say "I love you" every night, and give hugs whenever possible!
Here is my tribe.  In the pocket are pictures of them individually with things that I need to remember... like there really is an angel inside Girl Friday.  It may take an excorsism or two to find it, but it is there... especially when you least expect it!
Creative Me thought that it would be "So Cool" to stamp and emboss the photo.  Note:  Embossing guns cause photos to bubble (at least the Costco kind).  Luckilly, it is just nature that was slightly distorted... not that we have anything against nature...except that it is dirty, usually wet (here in Washington State), and lumpy.  Oh, and nature eats stuff (including trash) when you turn your back on it.  Otherwise, totally LOVE it.
Ironically, there are no pictures of me being the Domestic Goddess that I should be.  That is why there is no Domestic Goddess on the sidebar, and I have been cleaning my scraproom for a year!  Need to find and embrace my inner Domestic Goddess!!!
Finally, as busy as our schedule gets, it is important not to let our Traditions go!  Whether it is remembering our Irish heritage by wearing green on St. Patrick's Day, or weekly traditions, like every Friday's Pizza and a Movie Night.  Those are the things that help make Family special!

Hope you liked it!This seems perfect for me for many reasons. I am a big hugger, and love to embrace my family! However, everyone has their quirks, and sometimes I need to embrace that too! There are things…like camping in tents… that my kids LOVE and I need to embrace more. *sigh* There are things that I avoid (I blame you PA Me!)… like cleaning bathrooms. Those I need to consciously embrace.

15 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a great mini album! love your word!

Diana said...

I LOVE it.

Becky said...

Congrats on settling on a word. That's my issue, picking one. Great album!

V. said...

Ok, I have to say that I adore your sense of humor!! I love your little mini album too. Great colors and pics and your journaling rocked!!

Rene Lewis said...

Great mini! Love this a lot.

Monica said...

This is great! Wonderful word.

Tammy said...

this is awesome! Love the focus on your word and how it pertains to all these goals!

Jennifer said...

Great word and I love how you used it in your mini album.

tina said...

This is beautiful! Love embrace as your word for the year!

Steph said...

Great project and great word choice.

hilde janbroers said...

gorgeous mini album!! beautiful!

Sharla said...

Love your word and the great way you've captured it! Very cute mini!

Rach H said...

Lovely mini album and fabulous word of the year!

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Anonymous said...

Love this little book! We all need to be reminded of these things. Thank you for showing us. Maria