January 2009 Check-In

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January 2009 Check-In

Name:
DH/SO:
Children/ages:

Anything major going on in your life right now?
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions?
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009?

Digital or Paper?
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December?
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008?

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December:

Favorite pages from the whole year:

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Name: Charys
DH/SO: Scott
Children/ages: Kayson 27 months

Anything major going on in your life right now? "Considering" TTC #2!!!
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? To try new things. and to scrap the little moments more often. Those are the most memorable.
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? My brother's wedding in CA in June, possibly being pregnant ;), potty training Kayson... LOL

Digital or Paper? paper
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? Not really. December was a tough month for me because we were gone so much and so busy. I wish I'd have done A LOT more, but oh well. I wanted to make a lot more paper crafts, but only finished a dozen or so. :confused:
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008? my sister's wedding album. And she really loved it, which made it that much more special. And keeping up with our family album.

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December:
I really liked how this mini-album turned out.

and this was probably my favorite layout

Favorite page from the whole year: oh wow, that's crazy hard! Some of my faves were:

i guess I like this one because under the photos are more photos and more journaling! I fit A LOT of pics on this page!


Sorry so many!

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Posts: 1500

Name: beckie
DH/SO: roy
Children/ages: xyander, will be 1 on 1/6

Anything major going on in your life right now? my relationship with dbf is at a huge downfall... not sure if were gonna make it to the end of the month
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? finish xyanders 1st year book
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? a new year

Digital or Paper? digi and some paper
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? not really
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008? getting back into scrapping is a major one for me

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December: the LO i did for roys sister...

and this one for my aunt:

Favorite pages from the whole year:

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Posts: 6264

Name: Stephanie
DH/SO: Dave
Children/ages: Andrea, 2

Anything major going on in your life right now? No
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? Keep up and finish Andrea's first year book
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? No

Digital or Paper? D
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? Yes, I'm only a month behind now
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008? I did lots and lots of scrapping. Almost all of 2008 was completed and the first 4 months of 2007.

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December: I made a lot in December so hard to decide

Favorite pages from the whole year: Very hard to pick

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Posts: 1496

Name: Kelly
DH/SO: Greg
Children/ages: waiting to adopt

Anything major going on in your life right now? we are still waiting to adopt which is major and hopefully soon!!!!
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? scrap our Disney Trip
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? being a mom (I pray)

Digital or Paper? Paper
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? Yep, I got a Cricut! I have finished a few LO since Christmas.
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008? An album for my niece's birthday. She has told me a 100 times how much she loves it and has completely filled each page with pics now. This year I'm getting her one of those kit albums for her to make herself and hopefully it will get her hooked on scrapbooking! She's 14.

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December:
HMMMM...
I love the functionality of these:

Favorite LO: (I didn't scrap before Christmas b/c I was busy sewing)
I like the colors in these so I pick them:

Favorite pages from the whole year:
I don't have pics on the computer right now for my favorite LO, I'll have to take it later.
Here's my favorite projects:
My cousin has a 2 year old and santa brought her a kitchen. I made her an apron.


My other cousin has a boy that turned one. I made overalls for him.


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Name: Aja
DH/SO: Russ
Children/ages: Tyler, 21 months

Anything major going on in your life right now? No, just glad we have a home and the holidays are over at Bath & Body Works.
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? At least 1 page a week.
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? My son turning 2 and getting pregnant, starting in March.

Digital or Paper? Paper
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? No, I had to put all scrapping on hold due to moving.
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008? Getting so much done!

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December: Don't have any LO's for December.

Favorite pages from the whole year:

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Posts: 8185

Name: Gwen
DH/SO:Rich
Children/ages: Andrew (7), Jordan (5.5), Natalie (almost 3), Jack (almost 6 months)

Anything major going on in your life right now? not really
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? Catch up on everything!
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? Strangely, no

Digital or Paper? Both, but mostly paper
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? ha ha ha ha no
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008?

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December: I only did two layouts, but I did make cards Smile Here's my favorite layout

Favorite pages from the whole year: Will have to come back for this one ... photobucket slows my machine! **** Okay, I'm back with my favorite pages, so hard to pick!

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Posts: 4065

Name: Carrie
DH/SO: DH Jim
Children/ages: Austin 9, Griffin 2, Keeran 1

Anything major going on in your life right now? Nope
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? Keep scrapping as I have been, and to make all my own cards this year.
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? Going on family vacation in March

Digital or Paper?Paper
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? Nope
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008? Finishing my oldest child's first year book

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December: Didn't do any Sad

Favorite pages from the whole year:
I like everything about this one:

I personally like this one for the colors and the memory:

And this one was a favorite here:

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Name: Beth
DH/SO: Terry
Children/ages: Caleigh 22 months

Anything major going on in your life right now? recovering from the holidays. Planning out a new year's schedule.
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? Try to take at least a few hours a week to scrap. Do do more homemade gifts/layouts for Christmas 09.
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? Caleigh's 2nd birthday in March!

Digital or Paper? Digital
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? I finished three LOs for Christmas gifts.
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008? giving gifts for Christmas!

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December:
altered project:

favorite page:
how not to swaddle jpg

Favorite pages from the whole year:
A toss up between these two!
devouring a book
peaceful 2

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Posts: 2031

Name: Lauren
DH/SO: Jason
Children/ages: Nathan, 10 months, almost 11 months

Anything major going on in your life right now? I am planning DS's 1st birthday party
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? finish his first year book by May (he turns one in Feb)
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? nothing specific...just excited to continue to watch DS grow and explore his world

Digital or Paper? Paper
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? Can't remember what they were...maybe finish the Christmas cards for friends, which I did.
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008? Not falling too far behind on DS's book

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December: Gotta get back to this...haven't taken pics of any projects lately

Favorite pages from the whole year: same as above

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Posts: 53852

Name: Shannon
DH/SO: Kevin
Children/ages: Karl (19 mo)

Anything major going on in your life right now? Kevin is still on the road (about 6 more mo). His truck has been broke down since Christmas Day and he may only get 1 day of breakdown pay. We are in the process of refinancing our house and doing debt consolidation. Should help in the long run.
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? 1 page a week and to make all of my own cards (exception Christmas card).
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? When Kevin is home again. We have agreed to give each other x amount of hours of personal time, where the other person will watch Karl.

Digital or Paper? Paper
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? I made a bunch of cards.
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008? Getting into card making and using the challenges to try new things.

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December:
Not paper what so ever-

There is a poem about these snowmen being made by his hand (Karl)

Favorite pages from the whole year:


Both done for challenges

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Posts: 807

Name: Missy
DH/SO: Steve
Children/ages: Owen (5), Gwendolyn (3) and Colleen (7months)

Anything major going on in your life right now? potty training my 3 year old and a baby learning to crawl
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? Yes to do more than I did last year. Smile
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? Not being pregnant and maybe actually being able to take a vacation

Digital or Paper? Paper
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? I made all my christmas cards if that counts.
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008? Getting at least a few pages for colleen done.

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December: My photo frames that I gave as gifts. sorry forgot to take pictures.

Favorite pages from the whole year: Since I did not get many done it would probably have to be the following:

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well I had comments for 90% of your postings and then ds decided to pull the plug on my laptop. So I'll have to get back to those another time since we're about to run out and do some errands.

But in the meantime here's my check-in

Name: Brittany
DH/SO: Tim
Children/ages: DS Andrew a few days shy of 2, and currently pg with #2 due in 7/18/09

Anything major going on in your life right now? yes currently pg with #2 and ds is turning 2 in a few days so doing stuff for his bday party and his friends playdate. Plus we are house hunting and car hunting and so much more.
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? Yes to get the most of ds' book done that I can before baby #2 and to work on our wedding book if poss
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? ds turning 2, baby being born, our anniversary and alot more

Digital or Paper? paper but i dabble in digital
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? yes i got some presents done and cards
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008? uh i'll have to get back to you on that

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December:
just uploaded everything to my portable hard drive so nothing on this
Favorite pages from the whole year: see question above.

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Ok so here are my replies/comments:

Charys- as always awesome lo's. Thinking about ttc #2 thats awesome. I hope everything goes well with you on that. I can't believe how big Kayson is

Beckie- sorry to hear about your relationship. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Xyander is so adorable I love the a baby fills a place in your heart lo.

Stephanie- I absolutely love the barefoot in the kitchen and waking up isn't always easy lo. Those are so adorable. Awesome work

Kelly- congrats on the cricut, and those are awesome aprons. Good luck on the adoption I'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers

Aja- congrats on the house, bet you are happy that it is all over with. That's awesome about ttc #2....hope everything goes well with that.

Gwen- i love the christmas angel lo, great job. I just can't believe how big Jack is already.

Carrie- I love the friends forever lo.... very cute. great job

Beth- I love the devouring a good book lo and your little one is so adorable. Great job with the tree as well. very crafty.

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Joined: 02/26/07
Posts: 4125

Name: Trina
DH/SO: Mark
Children/ages: Kaitlyn, 11 months

Anything major going on in your life right now? Planning K's first bday
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? Keep going even though I'm back at work
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? K's first birthday

Digital or Paper? Digital
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? yep
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008? Being published in Dec.

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December:

Favorite pages from the whole year:
The one above, and these:

And if I had to pick one that doesn't star my DD, it would be this one (of my nephew):

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Joined: 11/19/06
Posts: 167

Name: Nicole
DH/SO:Mark
Children/ages:Zoe-17 months

Anything major going on in your life right now?Not really, trying to get thru this cold winter Sad
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? Just to keep caught up!
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? We are going to Florida in February for a whole week at the beach!

Digital or Paper? Digi
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? Didn't really have much to do, waiting to scrap holiday pages though.
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008? I got all of my pages caught up from July 2007 and actually had them printed to put into a book.

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December: I didn't scrap in December at all Sad

Favorite pages from the whole year: I have a few favorites:

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Joined: 09/17/06
Posts: 1278

Name: Jess
DH/SO: Damian
Children/ages: Kayley, 18 months :eek:

Anything major going on in your life right now? We are having Kayley evaluated for a possible speech delay.
Any Scrapbooking New Years' Resolutions? To finish the construction on my hobby room in the basement!!!
Anything you are specifically looking forward to in 2009? TTC #2 at some point in the 2nd 1/2 of the year.

Digital or Paper? mostly digi, but once my hobby room is done I can get back to some paper!
Did you accomplish any scrapping goals in December? Didn't have any.
What was the one thing you were most proud of accomplishing (scrapbooking-wise) in 2008? I finished Kayley's first year books!!

Favorite LO/Altered Project(s) from December:

I framed this and gave it to my dad for Chirstmas.

Favorite pages from the whole year: