Saturday, September 18, 2010

I think I'm more productive...

...when I am overscheduled/overbooked. When I have lots of time I tend to procrastinate. Well this is just an example...I'm posting 2 days in a row. When was the last time that happened? Seriously, I have so much to do and it's actually getting done! This morning started working on the ever growing loads of laundry and scrapping. Like I said I got the October kit in the mail Thursday, have a "creative post/challenge" to have done for Friday's CC blog post and I have an album that has to be made.

I promised someone I'd do an album for the lady who heads up the "Parking Violations Officers"...she's been on the job every summer now for 10 years. The person who asked me said they had an album and a bunch of stuff...I just needed to get it all organized and put together. When I got the stuff from her it was a magnetic album (gasp!) and some newspaper clippings, a few pictures and some emphemera. Yikes what was I going to do with it? It sat in a bag in my scraproom for almost a month. A few weeks ago decided to see if I could deconstruct the album...I did. I managed to seperate the cover from the spiral bound interior.
Then I removed the outer coating on the cover and redid the outside of the album. Here's how it looks now...

Then it sat until this morning. Today I managed to make this title page....

I started by printing the words "Celebrating" and "on the job" on plain white cardstock. Once it came out of the printer I embellished with Pink Paislee 365 papers, chipboard letters/numbers, and a Jillibean Sprout layered on top of a Maya Road sheer.

The next 2 pages in the book...pattern paper with some free stickers (gotta love the freebies) and a picture I enhanced in Photoshop with a digi brush & text. Trimmed it out with some pattern paper and some Pink Paislee tape.

Okay feeling pretty good 3 pages down this morning and 4 loads of laundry.

Now it's off to the soccer game...

Becca's over there on the far left looking towards the ball. The girls ended up with a tie today. 1-1
Then there was the boy, doing his job as a sideline judge.
After the game headed out to do the grocery shopping, posting this, then cooking dinner.
Tomorrow the boy has a game (quite far away) so I'm not sure what I'll get accomplished, but hoping I am a bit more productive.

Talk later


scrappysue said...

I know just what you mean about getting more done when you are busy Jen, although for me its being forced to get up early that is really working out! Love how you did the album, looks so cute. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Lisa Cole said...

Okay I totally see you in that picture of Fritz! :)

I love your album, you're such a sweetie to compile it - I'm sure they'll be so thankful :)