Thursday, December 31, 2009

Katie Says: "It's Roundup Time!"

I just love this idea. Last year, I started a Project 365 project and I wanted to have a daily 6x6 layout to capture Orbit #48.

Things haven't completely worked out for THAT project! Fact is, I'm not much of a scrapbooker. I like doing things in 3D mostly - sculpture would be a huge love of mine if I could figure out a way to deal with all the creative works I produced...

Maybe I can get a one or a two page layout made to commemorate the whole month and I'm thinking this strategy would work very nicely...

Let's start with my source ;)

I'm big on knowing where something comes from so I add that in as often as I am able. I do a LOT of work, research, etc. online. I happened across this not too long ago (don't remember how, could have been a twitter post or something like that):

Katie the Scrapbook Lady's 'It's Round Up Time'

I see that Katie has a 'year end' version of this process too. How wonderful!

Well, I spent a little time the other day (so i need to finish) digging through my notes, calendar, etc. filling in the blanks of her 'survey' so I'll have a record of December 2009. Here are some of the things that happened for me...

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
Currently reading: War of Honor, Homemade Money, Selling the Dream and a book with my boyfriend, Jeff.

Finished:  Making a Living Without a Job

I got my last ‘Scrapbooks, Etc.’ magazine and a way to subscribe again for 2 years at ~$20

What movies, television shows, plays, etc. did I watch this month?

Got some great Christmas shows in – Prep & Landing (new, a favorite now), Shrek the Halls, Peanuts (not as fun as I remember)

Saw the usual, as available during the holiday season – CSI, Dexter, Sanctuary, Dollhouse

Watched miniseries “Alice” – very cool

Saw many videos on “Watch it Shred” – very wild stuff…

A friend brought a tape of the latest “Dr. Who” called “Waters of Mars"

No plays

What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends?

Jeff and I started reading to each other

What gifts did I give and/or receive?

Celebrated Christmas this month – a few gifts between Jeff and I, mom bought livestock for families in need overseas and a small celebration at Joan’s

Made ornaments with glitter inside & gave to my scrapbooking group at the 'Cookie Exchange Crop'

We created disks for Sandy & Joan of almost all the pictures taken of Jake, Jeff & his family for the last 3 years

Got money

Got LOTS of cards!!! They are so beautiful

Sent some swaps of cards, etc.

What special or unusual purchases did I make?

Can’t think of anything at this point…

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?

Feeling more pain during the night from my hip

What were my accomplishments this month?

Created the ornaments with glitter inside

Finished working through the exercises from “Making a Living Without a Job” and I probably retyped 1/2 to 1/3 of the book! I really want to get the revised edition

I won a lot of great stuff! Earrings, a book (yet to arrive!) a bracelet, two pair of socks ($12 each! also coming still) and more chances to win other things – great odds!

What were my disappointments this month?

I wanted to bring in more money thru my business endeavors (I did earn some!)

Anything else noteworthy to include? 

My dear friend Rick Wills (who i haven't seen in ages!) was in town and we had a very nice visit! 12/6

Rick Wills

Got some design ideas figured out for & sent them to Richard!

Jeff started braiding my hair for me (he does a great job too!)

We got some rain this month!

Enjoyed Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas early in the month

Learned more Russian

Many flowers & potted flowers came into my life

Dover Downloads – free samples from the Dover Publications site

It's been an amazing month and I want to publicly thank Katie for this Round Up exercise.  If I do layouts, I have a great summary to work from.  If I don't, I still have a pretty good record here for myself.

Thanks Katie!

How do YOU keep track of it all? Do you have your photos organized somehow? Do you create layouts or just various crafty things (like i do!)?

Pam Hoffman


  1. Thanks Pam :) great job on your roundup!

  2. Thank YOU Katie! This is a fabulous tool and I'm looking forward to working with it from now on!

    Pam Hoffman