Friday, January 8, 2016

A Peek at My Week 2016

I used to do a feature on my blog on Friday’s called “A PEEK AT MY WEEK.” I’ve decided to give it a try again this year… but this time I’m not going to be so defined in the way I did it. (In the past I responded to the same sentence-starters each time: something I loved, something I learned, somewhere I went, something I created, something I’m going to do the upcoming weekend, and something I want to accomplish next week.)

This year I’m going to use “A Peek at My Week” as a time of reflecting on the good, bad, and/or ugly of the week. It might be paper-crafting related; it might not. It might be my thoughts on a particular thing that happened during the week; it might not. It might be a long post; it might not. It might be a short post; it might not. I guess what I’m saying is there are no defined rules around this. We’ll just see how it goes.

Sooooooooooooooo… here’s a peek at my week - the first week of 2016.

First, some history:

1. We moved to a different house on November 23.

2. It took me about 2 weeks to unpack and set up our home.

3. I’m a bit Christmas crazy so immediately after unpacking I decorated for the holidays (9 Christmas trees, 3 Nativity sets, and a Christmas village that includes 25 lighted buildings and a lot of little pieces, too).

4. I had not purchased a single Christmas gift before the move… so I scurried to do my Christmas shopping.

5. I wrapped a ton of gifts (Brock loves “green presents” for Christmas).

6. Company came for about a week (it was so good to have Jeremy and Brandi here!).

7. We made a trip to Missouri to see my parents and sister.

8. I took down all the Christmas decorations and packed them away for another year.

Whew! It has been a great 6 weeks… but a busy one!

That being said, I’ve not really had time to enjoy our new-to-us home. I fell in love with it! But didn’t “MAXIMIZE” my time enjoying it. (Tee Hee! Remember, MAXIMIZE is “my word” for this year.)

I made up for that this week. I sat and relaxed some, I cooked simple but delightful meals in my amazing kitchen (and ran the dishwasher a number of times!), I sat at my desk and did some computer work (which I love doing!) and I enjoyed playing in my wonderful playroom. Can you believe it? I actually made 13 cards this week! YAY! It definitely has been a GREAT week!

Speaking of cards, this is one of the cards I made this week (I actually made multiples of it). It’s for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards group that I’m a part of on SCS. Barb is the hostess and she asked us to use our favorite winter stamp (Egads! I am not sure I have A FAVORITE ONE, but this is way up there on the list) and also to use some DP on our cards. DUH! I almost always use DP. I love DP!!!

 I hope Barb likes my card!

SCORE TIME: Would I give this week a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down”?

Definitely Thumbs Up! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Inkadinkado (stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers and a Zig Wink of Stella marker)
Sentiment (inside): Imaginations (stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink)
Cardstock: Black, Red, and 110# White
Designer Paper: Paper Studio "Christmas Tree Painted Wood," "Red & Cream Polka on Wood," and "Texture Black"
Embellishments: Irresistible Pico Embellisher (I'm loving it!!!), Paper Studio Gemstones, and Ribbon Boutique Ribbon


An Occasional Genius said...

Wow Jeanette, you sure are maximising your time! Glad you found time to enjoy your new home. Lovely card too xx

Lynn McAuley said...

I have been staying indoors and enjoying being home this week, too, Jeanette! I am glad that after the holiday rush you have gotten a chance to do likewise!

That snowman image is delightful!! He would be at the top of my winter favorites, too!! What a sensational card!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Okay, two things stood out to me....MAXIMIZE and 13 cards! Wow! You get a lot done - thanks for sharing it!

kiwimeskreations said...

You really have had a busy few weeks Jeanette. Love it that Brock loves 'green' presents :-)
Love the image you have used in you card - it's a real cutie. Looks as though you are getting a head start on next Christmas with those colours.
13 cards in one week is impressive, even with multiples :-)

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! I don't know how you are able to accomplish so much in such a short period of time, Jeanette. You amaze me and you definiely are staying true to your word "MAXIMIZE"!! Love your SOTC swap card. That image is just adorable and such pretty dsp. Great job!! Hey, sent me some of your MOJO, please!

Barb said...

Thumbs up for sure. First. on your week and also for the awesome card. Great Job--love the image and the DSP. I cannot wait to read these every week!