Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CHA and finding time

I'm home (start work at the new school tomorrow) and am quickly checking out the new releases before a guest arrives for dinner. Thinking about style, I love some of the examples with prima product especially but I have decided that I'm a 'flat' scrapper. I like my pages to fit comfortably in their protectors and not have to cut the base smaller and such like. However, I like to create canvas or altered projects that utilise the gorgeous dimension that prima and some of the maya road products give, these aren't as commonly completed as the layouts are though either, and I'm scrapping more 8 x 8 pages - good excuse to use only one photo per page and leaves good sized scraps for cards and additions to other layouts. All good.

Linking my faves :-0
Crate Paper - Love Brook & Paper Doll

Sassafras - love all three of these new collections!

Scribble Scrabble - loving 'Nana's trunk'

Cosmo Cricket - oh my!

Studio Calico - yum.

My little shoebox - so cutsey!

Basic Grey - I'm sure there will be some more releases, but loving 'origins'

Ki Memories - nice bold prints & colours

This year is going to be a busy one, stream lined creativity I'm thinking with a smattering of scrapbook weekends and creative time with friends. I have a market day coming up for the New Zealand Golf Open on 30th Jan and am contemplating the Arrowtown Autumn Festival again - do I have the time & energy?
What's your tips for fitting it all in?
How do you make the most of minimal time available for creating stuff?


Jenny said...

I'm also a flat scrapper, however, I do like the new Prima pearls and swirls!

I don't know how people fit everything in if they work: what helps us is a cleaner and I also make sure that I take mt one Saturday a month for scrapping

Penny said...

yeah - been admiring the new stuff too. I've not been able to schedule any scrap time much but did manage a few 8x8 LO Monday night for this album for MIL which is hanging over my neck. Need to get it finished.

Hoping to resurrect my little scrapping group too this year. Had difficulty getting everyone organised by mid last year.

Janine said...

ahhhh balance of work and creativity. Weigh up enjoyment factor of Arrowtown festival with energy to organise for it. As for fitting it all in, that one is a tricky one. What worked for me was cropping time with friends scheduled in. We are all different though. Hope you have enjoyed your week at work and the preparation.

Rach H said...

only seen some of the new products + liking what I see.
oohh balance......I don't think I'm the one to ask!!......lol
hope last week went well + all the best this week with your new class.

Lydia said...

There was so much at CHA that was fabulous, I can't wait till it starts coming in to the LSS.

Mrs Frizz said...

Fitting it all in ... I think the busier we are, the more we get done. Sounds a bit strange, but it's true in my case. There's never enough hours in the day ... but things get done.

New releases from CHA ... scary really ... I want, I want, I want!! LOL.