I know 2009 is not here yet, but we are "off" from school this week, so while I have a little time, I have gotten started with at least some plans for some of my goals.
I said I was going to purchase the digital scrapbooking software from Creative Memories, but I decided to wait on that purchase. I have not completed a scrapbook since 2002!! So I am just a little behind. Neither of the girls have baby books. Almost ALL of my pictures are on my computer just sitting there...waiting...
SO in order to get a lot of pages done quickly, I decided to purchase a one-month premium membership from Smilebox (for $5.99) where the layouts are already done. I simply choose teh layout I want & plug in my pictures. One month would give me time to see if I like it. After that, I can continue to pay $5.99/mo or purchase a one-year membership for $39.99. Actually, I get the first 2 weeks free, so I am actually getting about 6 weeks for the $5.99. (And remember, the price matters. Consider Goal #8--becoming debt-free in 09!)
I have been pleased, so far, with the pages I have done. I have been following the advice I was given when I first started scrapbooking in the 90s--start where you are! How many of us have tried to go back & start with a baby book for the first born that is 11 or 12? And then gotten sidetracked, distracted & discouraged b/c you couldn't keep up with the current happenings? Well, that would be me... But, by starting with right now & working backwards, I have already gotten pages done for most of Dec 08--holiday parties, Christmas play, Christmas day, etc.
Labels: Christmas, goals, holiday, scrapbooking