“One Little Word 2014 – Thrifty!”

As most of you know my boys signed me up  to http://aliedwards.com/shop/one-little-word-2014   this year and my word was ‘Simplify’  It was a great journey through this year applying my word to my life 🙂 I did manage to Simplify a few areas of my life and I think it has been for the better for sure 🙂

I haven’t signed up for the class this year as I know how the class works and I can do it on my own in 2014!  My word I have chosen for 2014 is ‘THRIFTY’ 

Words like “frugal” and “thrifty” get a bad rap sometimes, but living by these values can actually make your life easier and more satisfying. From learning new skills to researching your purchases, discover how thrifty living can help you save money in your every day life.

006 I am so grateful that I have a job, which allows me to buy my scrap booking bit and pieces, things for my home, kids, family, pay my bills, have no debt etc, but I feel I could do better and save a few dollars too and put towards something else if I re-use, re-purpose and recycle a bit more than I have this year. We waste so much, and no I am not on the green ban wagon, just on the save me money ban wagon! Of course it is good for the environment also 🙂

Well, this is my plan to use what I have and limit myself to what I buy and make myself really think about my purchases 🙂 I am planning on having my savings automatically going into my separate account again each week in 2014 and this also cuts down on my impulse buying as we all do 🙂 This will then cut down on things I don’t really need and clutter 🙂

There is lots of inspiration out there and my main one is Pinterest. It is a virtual pin board and you can create your own board like I have. http://www.pinterest.com/  You get ‘inspiration overload’ but lots of ideas to get you started 🙂

I hope you might start your own OLW journey and I wold love to hear about it 🙂

Happy 2014 ! xx

“Merry Xmas And Happy NY!”

Just wanted to say THANK YOU to all my family, friends and followers of my blog. Thank you for popping over and leaving me comments, and taking the time to look and my bits and pieces I share here with you!

I am not making any NY resolutions again this yr as life happens and you can’t always stick to them!  I worked successfully on my OLW ( Simplify) this year and hope to pick another word for next year and work on that one too!

I am hoping to do lots of scrapping, project life, smashing and art journaling throughout 2014. 🙂 Will see what happens 🙂  I will be finished my Cert 4 in February and then hope to get more work 🙂

I am planning on trying very hard to use my stash of scrappy stuff and not buy too much! lol!  Not sure how that will go hehehe!

All up we have had a pretty good 2013, and I wonder what 2014 will bring us 🙂

Have a wonderful time with your family and stay safe over the break!

See you in 2014 xx

Love and hugz

Kerri xx

“A Little Win!”

I joined in over at http://www.scrapbooksavvy.com.au/blog/?p=1691 for their November CC last month and it was great fun joining in on the challenges the girls had created! I was lucky enough to be drawn out for the CC Prize!  A Savvy Kit of my choice! Whoo Hoo 🙂 I have chosen the November Project Savvy Kit for my PL 🙂 It is awesome and Sarah and the girls have great kits all ready for you to use 🙂 Of course I couldn’t resist the Xmas Kit or The We’re Savvy Kit too for some scrappy fun 🙂 Think they might be a good Xmas pressie from my boys 😉

nov savvy savvyThanks girls, I will be enjoying my prize making up some PL pages in the New Year!!

Happy Scrapping x

“Off The Rails Challenge Blog!”

I found a new scrapbook challenge blog on the block!   http://offtherailsscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/

Their first challenge is to create something on acetate! I had to redo my smash book cover and as it is on acetate, I thought I would enter it!!

???????????????????????????????I know a lot of very creative ladies out there, their Design Team is very talented and their examples are all gorgeous!

This is the cover of my smash/scrap-book and I am very happy with the way it came out 🙂 Thanks for the challenge!

Happy scrapping x

“Scrapbook Savvy Cyber Crop!”

This weekend is the monthly CC over at http://www.scrapbooksavvy.com.au/blog/   Sarah, Chloe and the girls have some great challenges up for you to get the mojo going!  I have this weekend off and not working till tomorrow night so I am having a play. Last nite I finished Chloe’s Tic Tac Toe challenge and it was fun to get this page done of my niece, nephew and Cody! They are the three eldest and I found a photo of them when they were little and one of them last year hanging out together 🙂

???????????????????????????????The three elements I used were; I masked the background, used buttons and a chipboard arrow 🙂 I wanted to use these photos to show how my niece, nephew and son are still close even though they don’t see a lot of each other, When they were little it was balloons and birthdays, and now its phones, iPods and video games 🙂

???????????????????????????????I received some happy mail during the week and it was wrapped so lovely, I had to smash the bits and bobs 🙂 Thank you Jess Mac xx

???????????????????????????????I had to redo my front cover as it was a bit thick to add to binding so I just did this on the acetate cover 🙂

Happy Scraping 🙂