Wednesday, August 21, 2013

workspace wednesday

This week I've been working on my Project Life album.  I was a little behind.  I still have a few more layouts to complete before I'm caught up, but I'm making progress.
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My sister Jasmine was telling me that she was behind with her Project Life album, and felt overwhelmed with catching up.  I could relate, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.  I suggested she try 10 minute intervals (which is how I get most things done as I've already admitted).  When I don't feel like working on my layouts, I also work on completing them in intervals.  There's no shame in admitting that sometimes I'm not feeling it, but I do consider memory keeping an important part of my life.  I love it, and work through dry spells.

Any-whooo, I've been very conscious about dating my layouts properly ever since I had to go back and date the ones I hadn't.  I'm pretty sure not dating properly goes against a scrapbook rule.
Because I am more conscious of dating now, I took inventory of my stamps used for dating.

Roller stamps: These are the few in my collection-
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American Crafts Dear Lizzy Roller Stamp, roller date stamp from Joann's (purchased years ago), American Crafts Valentine's roller stamp (my friend Michelle kindly sent this one to me...  they were being sold at Target, but I guess my Target sold out of them fast), it's not a roller stamp, but Amy Tan's calendar stamp (one of my favorites)...
I am envious of Pam's roller stamp collection.  Look at the eye candy here and here (from this post).  I want need more roller stamps! ;)

Acrylic stamps from Close to My Heart:  I use these retired sets often-
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Capture the Date, Notice the Details, and Little Reminder.  (Tip:  whenever I want a stamp set that is retired, I will search eBay for it.  Often times, I get a good deal on a stamp set.  If I am not successful the first time, I will save the search and have eBay email me with new posts).
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Also- I love using invitations to events, tickets (baseball games, movies, plays), receipts, school flyers, and other everyday ephemera to date my layouts.  Usually those things already have the date on them.  (See the last row in the picture above).

Any favorite tools or techniques for dating (dating layouts; that is ;) out there? I'd love to hear about them!

See other Workspace Wednesday posts here. Read more about my Project Life book here.

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