Monday, June 27, 2016

Jumping Off Points

This week for me is all about the jumping off points.  With a firm decision to be more productive, came a need for a game plan.  It's one thing to say it but a whole other thing to actually get it accomplished.  So far things are going pretty well and I've been getting a ton of pages done.  One of the things that has been key for me accomplishing this is having a jumping off point.  A way to have ideas ready to go for getting the number of pages that I want to complete for the day actually done.  The jumping off points that have worked best for me have been sketches, magazines, pinterest, youtube videos, challenges and classes.  

I don't think that I have ever been as productive as I have been this year!  In May and June I managed to: 

  • Complete 77 layouts
  • Use 154 pieces of patterned paper  
  • Use 28 packages of stickers & embellishments  
  • Use 95 pieces of cardstock  
  • Use 4 - 6X6 pads  
Yeah, that's a lot of stuff folks!  

Layout share for the day......

This photo of my niece is one of my absolute favorite photos of all time!  I flipped when I saw it!!  She looked so happy.  I kept the design very simple and just used a few embellishments to frame the photo.  

This next page is about how I took a huge leap of faith and started teaching with no experience and very little preparation.  I made a ton of mistakes!  The people that took classes from me were the best and really kept me focus on what was important.  The projects.  I am a complete introvert so this was tough...

What is on my desk for this week?  Mostly supplies for the next few pages that have been planned.  It's so easy to be intimidated by a pile of supplies or a collection of tools.  Over the last year I've learned to put processes in that will help me to use the things that are in my space.  Both tools and scrapbook supplies (like paper, ink, embellishments) and my die-cut machine.  My things have spent way too many years waiting to be used.  Mostly because I purchased things with no real idea in mind or process in place for how or when to use them.  Kitting and jumping-off points have really changed how productive I am and allowed me to make real progress on documenting my families growth from year to year.       
My goal for July is to use up all of the items in my stash kit and to hit my goal number of pages.  If I do, it will add up to roughly 3 pages a day most days.  

July stash kit numbers:  
  • Complete 80  layouts
  • Use 160  pieces of patterned paper  
  • Use 50 packages of stickers & embellishments  
  • Use 80 pieces of cardstock  
  • Use 4 - 6X6 pads  
Thanks for stopping by and happy Monday:)

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