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Tiny Happy @ Typepad December 28, 2006

Filed under: Blogroll,Crafts,Hobbies,My Polls,News,Uncategorized — scrapncraft @ 4:27 pm

First off….this is my first Official Review!  So, I hope I remember everything, and do this Review it’s due Justice!!

 I was Stumbling and came across the site of Tiny Happy and what I found on her blog was so Creative! She recycles old childrens books and uses the pages that are falling out to put on bags that she puts her handmade crafts in when she sells them. Now, for a more accurate and better description of “how and what” you should go and check out this page on her site.

Now, time for the Review!  I liked a lot of her pictures, her crafts, and the way she writes, and for her originality!  I am going to do my Review mostly on her Craftiness…and give TinyHappy a rating of

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Have you Stumbled??? December 18, 2006

Filed under: Blogroll,Crafts,Hobbies,Techie Stuff,Uncategorized — scrapncraft @ 10:29 pm

Have you Stumbled Upon lately?  My husband is a guru in the internet community, and he is always finding new techie tools and telling me about them.  If you haven’t signed up on StumbleUpon.com you should do it right away! It is still fairly new…but, it is a great resource for anyone who is wanting to look up great sites!  The reason it is different from most search engines, is because other people just like you and I are recommending their favorite sites or sites that they have been to and liked.  You can also blog there, which isn’t what interested me, but, hey….you never know!  Anyway, I am hooked!  I love this tool bar!!  And, I love all the great info that I have found!  Anyone who reads my blog know that I mostly try to write about a subject and post it like an article, but, since I have a new partner and I do this very same thing for several of our sites, I decided that I would still try and keep up my blog here, and do what I have always done, but also I wanted to be a bit more personal and share some things that mean something to me.  Anyway, here is a link to my Stumble page, you should check it out!!

http://nilly1a.stumbleupon.com/

 

Goal Setting for Scrapbooking October 15, 2006

Filed under: Blogroll,Journaling,Scrapbooking,Uncategorized — scrapncraft @ 4:58 pm

Some of the best free scrapbooking tips one can learn involve goal setting! Yep, you read it right.  There are so many aspects to scrapbooking, so many supplies and pages that it’s nearly impossible to complete a great scrapbook without goals.

Goal Setting For Scrapbooking:

Always set goals that are attainable and make small steps in order to reach your goals.  Once you have reached your goal, make more.

Remember, you are only human you may forget, so write them down. If you don’t reach your goal, think about what you did well and how you can improve next time. Don’t overwhelm yourself with the big picture; focus only on small attainable goals.

Write specific goals at the beginning of each year. These goals could include:

•Amount of albums to start

•Budget

•Specific Albums You Will Complete

•Baby – 1 7×7 for each set of grandparents

•Pregnancy – 1 for baby, 1 for yourself

•Vacation – 1 for yourself – 1 7×7 for each child

•Christmas – 1 12×12

These could be your big goals for the year. Write out the steps you need to take to reach each goal.

Goals should have deadlines. Make yourself accountable.

Be patient with yourself, keep going when you don’t feel inspired. Just change the scenery, read a book, & get ideas from different sources.

Example of Goal Setting

Goal 1 – Vacation Album – 1 12×12 for family and 1 7×7 for each child.

Each month I will sit down and commit to a 2-page layout in each album. Plus, I will do the borders for next month’s layouts.
Goal 2 – Pregnancy Album – 1 12×12

Each month I will sit down and commit to a 2-page layout. I will take pictures of all major events like hearing the baby’s heartbeat for the first time, or your first visit to the doctors office.

After you have written out all of your goals, keep the sheet handy in your scrapbooking workspace and cross off each goal as you complete it.