Listography 1: Projects for 2011

So I've become  a stalker an avid reader of Mary MacAskill's Very Mary Blog of late -- her clean and colorful style really draws me in and makes me want to scrapbook -- she's known as the vellum queen and you know I love vellum -- and she makes cards and takes cool pictures -- and I enjoy her writing style.

One of the things she has done recently is to begin using lists on her blog -- and I really like that idea -- since I make lots of lists -- I see no harm in copying her ideas for lists -- so here we go.

I'll cop to it.
I'm copying her brilliance.

Project Ideas for 2011 -- because I really am going to scrapbook more in the future. (Some of you need to stop snorting with laughter.)

I don't believe in setting goals for my craft, such as "I want to make X number of pages in 2011". I don't care about quantity...I just want quality scrapbook pages that I enjoy and that tell my stories. So, here are the top 7 or 8 projects I intend to work on this year...

Crusie Scrapbooks for Cruises #2, #3 and #4.
This, my friends, is going to be a huge task...but the only way to eat an elephant is a bite at a time right? I tend to overthink travel scrapbooks by plotting out these 40-50 page, cover-every-detail-use-every-photo monstrosities. I have to take the dead computer to the computer miracle guy to even get the pictures from cruise #2 printed. I have an Iris box for each trip containing all the "stuff" and all the it should be pretty easy to pare down and possibly combine all three cruises into one book.

Other Travels that have yet to be documented -- Maine, Virginia, San Antonio

Grey's School Book -- he's in the second grade. I have not even started. Epic mother fail. Must correct that before he graduates college.

Scouts --

A summary of 2010 -- I would like to make a photo summary of the highlights of 2010 to hang in my scrap space. I haven't changed out the layouts hanging in my space since the year we moved into this house. Bad scrapbooker, I know.

Andy -- When my brother, Andy was wounded in Afghanistan, I wrote a-l-o-t. I think I might like to scrapbook some of those thoughts, along with the few pictures I have that were taken during that time. These may not be for public consumption...

Life with Joal -- Joal and I will celebrate our twentieth wedding anniversary this year. Twenty years. More than half my life has been spent with this man. I would like to have some pictures made of us and think about some of the things we've done together over the years, how we've changed, etc.

So now you know...these are the things I want to work on in 2011. Feet to the fire, right.



byondbzr said...

Making lists is a wonderful start! ((Now go!))

Becky said...

I'm a list maker too! Helps me to see things, I'm a visual person. My favorite part is to check that stuff off when it's complete!

Larajc said...

these sound like lovely goals and I am not one that wants to mark my progress with a number (except with wt loss--that is always a number for me). I love to make lists is very easy for me to follow one!

ScrappnBee said...

Those sound like fabulous goals! Remember that elephant though, and we'll cheer you on! If you are looking for any ideas for your 2010 in review, then you can check out for Jan 11th, she shows several years in review! Good luck!

tnscrapper said...

I am a list maker too. Problem is, I tend to lose my list! I am trying to scrapbook more this year than last as well.

You have set some wonderful goals. I remember reading about your brother and think of him when I check your blog. I can understand why that scrapbooking project would be personal and not public. Please thank him for me for his service to our country. I will forever be grateful (I am a daughter and sister of veterans)

Congrats on your 20th anniversary. We just celebrated our 25th in 2010.

Love catching up on your blog. Have a super weekend.

Marilyn C.

madhu said...

The list really wonderful..thanks!

Anniversary Flowers Delivered said...

I am a list maker, I make lists for everything! Like most of you I love to check them off once something is done :)