Right Now

Playing along with Ali Edwards today. She issued a challenge to do a "right now" post today. It's been fun to see what others are up to and it's a great way to capture a bit of yourself in the process. It's cool because I looked back and realized I had done one of these at the first of September. Cool to see common threads and differences in just a month.

Here's my Right Now:

Working on finishing my regular work so I can finish a project I'm excited to be a part of soon.

Listening to my husband sleeping in the other room and the occasional "ding" from my iPad telling me I have a new email.

Stressing about finishing work and projects and especially Sam's big test tomorrow. We are nearing the big day where we find out if the past 3 1/2 years are going to be worth it. Needless to say we are both stressed but happy to be finally finding out what our next steps will be.

Wondering why I never downloaded Picasa before today. It makes photo collages crazy fast!

Planning what my attack plan will be tomorrow. I have the day off and need to be super productive. Maybe stay off Pinterest for starters?

Buying scrapping supplies. it's Reveal day at Studio Calico. Need I say more? I'm so excited I got the Ready Set Go date stamp. I'm doing the date stamp song in my head. Really crazy that I get so excited for such little things.

Eating a protein bar called thinkThin brownie something. It's not too bad. Good energy boost. for dinner tonight I had crispy chicken strips on a salad. Yum. And I finished off the last of the Oreo blast from Sonic too. Have been doing good at bringing my lunch most of the days this week.

Wishing the big pile of laundry would take care of itself.

Celebrating that I finished my Summer 2012 Bucket List. Will share more about that soon. I was really hoping to finish before it began to feel like fall around here.

glimpses of me: 9-24-12

to check out what other scrapbookers are doing right now, check out Ali's blog here.


30 Lists Sept 2012 | Lists 1-8

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30 Lists Sept 2012, a set on Flickr.

This September I am doing a list-making and photo-taking project called 30 Lists. Actually it's designed to be 30 Lists you can do whenever you like, but I'm trying to do mine in September. One list a day. I am also adding a photo each day because I just love photos and wanted to play around with a Polaroid app on my Mac called Instant. You can read more about my set up process here.

Here's my project so far!

I signed up about two weeks before September and I was able to get access to all the prompts. I prepared the album ahead of time, with the prompt, and I also stamped the list number and the date. I also prepared some of the photos ahead of time to make it easier. Others I am leaving to that specific day as I wanted it to be taken on the actual day. I'm a good example of one who makes projects work for me. I hear that so many places. "Make it work for you." In a nutshell it just means there is no right and wrong with this kind of thing. Just have fun with it. I usually have some kind of vision in mind of the finished project and that guides me in my process. And for the record, this is the best I have ever kept up with any project. I'm usually one who finishes 6 months or more after! And that's okay! I let that kind of stress go. There is only so much time, so much creative energy. Do what you love and if you have time, share it. That's my motto. Anyways, you get the idea!

Below you can see today's prompt before I add the photo and list. It's one of those I wanted to wait until today to do. I also noted that it was on the weekend so I would have more time to take a photo.

And here you can see prompt 11. I whited it out in Photoshop Elements so I wouldn't give the prompt away for those who chose to get the prompt each day versus ahead of time. You can see this is one where I took the photo ahead of time. I think I need to do some more of these!

And here's a closer look at the back cover and the back inside cover.

If you have Instagram, you can follow me on there. I'm sharing each list each day. I hope to do a weekly post each weekend if I have time.

Overall I am LOVING this project!! I love seeing everyone's take on it. There are so many fun ways to approach it. I think even a list on random napkins or notepads added to a notebook or smash book would be so cool. Maybe I'll do that next time!

To find out more about 30 Lists, click here. I think you can still sign up!

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