Thursday, January 24, 2013

Test Blog

This has become the test blog for The Scrappy Housewife. It is used only for design purposes.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Day 3 Abbreviated

Hey y'all. I'm not posting pics today because I got ambitious and decided to start an entire album...yes, really. I found the me & my BIG ideas Off to School Specialty Cardstock stack (I'm looking for an image) at Michael's last week. It is perfect to just pull the cardstock, place in album and add some pictures and embellishments. So what I've done today is just that. I've started working on albums for my DH and I. We have a ton of old pictures and I've been meaning to start scrapbooks for them so this stack was perfect!

I'll show off a couple of layouts tomorrow! :)

Anyone out there with me? How's it going so far?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 2

Today's Details:

Paper (and yesterday's as a matter of fact) DCWV Pet Stack Size 8x8
Title and Chihuahua cut out are from Cricut Four Legged Friends Cartridge

Simple, but sweet. I love my boys!

Only 98 more days ladies, we can do this!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day 1

OK today I took the easy route and did a page for my dog's album. Yes, my dog has an album. Here's my page:

The "Spoiled" embellishment is Jolee's. Album size is 8x8. I'm not sure the brand of paper, but I'm still looking. :)

Here We Go!

May 1st begins National Scrapbooking Month and also the beginning of our challenge.

100 Scraps in 100 Days - Here are the rules:

1. Friend this blog...yes, even if you are a follower of my other blog, "The Scrappy Housewife". I want you to do this so A) I can tell who is following in case there are prizes or giveaways along the way (yes, really!) and B) because I'm not going to be cross-posting often and you'll miss something. I know that everyone who reads The Scrappy Housewife isn't a scrapbooking enthusiast and I don't want to spam their blog rolls.

2. You must complete 1 scrapbook page per day for 100 days. However, I am not naive enough to believe that for 100 days the following will happen: Everyone will be 100% healthy, nothing will go wrong and we will all have spare time in the day. SO - if you can't do one page per day when life happens - make them up in the days surrounding the day(s) you have to skip. No worries.

3. I will post my layouts daily (I'm going to try this anyway, we'll see how this goes...) but you don't have to. If you have a blog, I'd love it if you included our little challenge somewhere along the line in your postings (weekly, monthly, etc.) but if you don't have a blog that's fine.

4. If you do blog your page please include what you can about the materials and tools you used (brand, size, etc). I will tell you up front that if you're a scrapbooking supplies hoarder the way I am some of your stuff is old and you probably don't remember what brand of paper it was if the sticker or tab isn't still on. I will do my best where I can, but I'll warn you that I bought a lot of stuff when scrapping first became popular 10 years ago or so and I'm sure I can't remember some of it, especially if it's not marked. I'll do my best, promise!

And finally, the hardest part:

5. No buying new scrapbook materials...for 100 days. Yes, I know how hard this is. Yes, it's going to hurt.
    Exceptions to this rule: Scrapbooking tools are ok - punches, adhesives, albums, cricut cartridges,          trimmers, etc. - basically anything that facilitates you using your stash. Absolutely no paper, stickers, embellishments until you run out of what you have on hand. The goal is to use what you have, not add to your stash. Again, trust me when I say I know how hard this is. I'm wincing just writing about it.

Now that the business is out of the way, I will add one perk and some bonuses for extra credit:

I would love to feature your layouts along the way. You can email me at thescrappyhousewife(at)gmail(dot)com with your jpg images of your page or you can comment with a link to your blog post and I'll choose my favorites of the week and feature them in a weekly post. I want to feature as many of you as possible.


- If you have a blog about scrapbooking or one in which you post your layouts as part of our challenge, I will promote you over at The Scrappy Housewife under the challenge tab and here at the challenge blog by giving your blog name or blog button a space on my side bar for FA-REE.
- Make anything using your stash for extra credit. It doesn't have to be a scrapbook page. It could be anything. Think outside the box when considering the supplies you have on hand. Get Creative!

Please friend this blog and comment here to let me know I'm not alone in this! I think we can do it if we encourage each other. Let's get started! :)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

RePost from The Scrappy Housewife

100 Scraps in 100 Days Challenge

I have a confession to make. My name is Christina aka The Scrappy Housewife and I am a Scrapbook Supplies Hoarder. If you've been here since January, you probably remember my Office Decrapification. During that clean up I showed you this little area here:

All of what you see there is scrapbook supplies. See the smaller white containers on the bottom left and mid-right? That's paper. Scrapbook paper. There's more on top of the mid-right bin and middle set of drawers. And I just bought two new stacks two days ago. Yes, really. Wanna know the sad part of all this? I don't scrapbook. 

Well, that's not entirely true. I do scrapbook. I have lots of pictures organized and ready to go in archival bins, labeled, cataloged, scanned, etc, etc. Heck I even have scrapbooks started. You can kinda see my scrapbook shelf on the bookcase in the top right. I do scrapbook. I am a scrapbooker. I. Just. Never. Do.

So here's the deal. I need help. Accountability. A good kick in the pants to finally get a few of these projects done. I am The "Scrappy" Housewife for heaven's sake. I need you.

For those of you who aren't aware, May is National Scrapbooking Month. So I'm issuing the start of a challenge. One scrapbook page a day for 100 days. Oh yes. I could've just done the month, but that would be dare I say, beneath us? We can do 100 pages. How long does one page a day take? 

Don't worry though. I know many of you are probably not scrappers (well, you're -my- scrappers - sounds better than followers, eh? Thanks Jeneane!), and I don't want to spam your feeds with a bunch of stuff you aren't overly interested in. So I created a sister blog. The Scrappy Housewife Scrapbooking Challenge. You can find a link to it at the 100 Scraps in 100 Days tab at the top of The Scrappy Housewife page. 

I really hope you'll join me, if for nothing but to cheer me on as I try to stop spending on scrap stuff and start -using- what I already have (thousands of sheets, people, thousands)! My husband will thank you. My wallet will thank you. My office full of scrap stuff will thank you. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

100 Pages in 100 Days Challenge

Could *you* complete 100 scrapbook pages in 100 days? Check back on May 1st to join the challenge!