Friday, January 9, 2009

Fabulous Friday!!!

It is Friday!
I finished my "dollar store" project and am pleased with how it turned out. It will hang in my scrap "closet." I used the word START in the center of my project because it is my word for 2009. Ali Edwards has championed for sometime the idea of selecting a word each year. She recommends selecting a word that inspires you. I have decided START will be my word this year. I pondered using CHANGE -- but decided that it did not exactly express my 2009 goals. I SUFFER from a severe case of PROCRASTINATION! There is no medication for my illness. I need to focus on JUST STARTING -- not being afraid of not completing a project or a deadline. If can just start instead of avoiding a given task I know that I will make some progress. The word has already become my mantra and I am pleased to say that it is working. I was avoiding some work and just told myself - no YELLED at myself -- to START!!!! I did not need to finish everything in one sitting but I could at least START. And guess what -- I started. It felt good yall. Real good.

The idea to combine the word START with my "dollar store" project came from Francine. I saw in the SISTV gallery her frame project using her word for 2009--GROW. It is beautiful. I decided that I wanted create a similar project with my goodies. TALK ABOUT SYNERGY! I had already purchased my "dolllar store" stuff and posted my video about my idea before I saw her frame. As SOON -- I mean as SOON as-- I saw her frame I knew what I was going to do. SO THANKS FRAN!!!! She is one creative lady and host multiple blogs. I don't know how she does it. Check her out and leave her some FANTASTIC FRIDAY LUB! make my Friday even more FABULOUS I received a box of goodies at my door. Guess who sent them? Watch >>>>>>>>>> to find out! :):):):):):):)

1. Trim paper to desired size. My frame was 8 1/2 by 11 so that is the size that I trimmed my paper for the box.
2. Score all 4 sides of the paper. I scored mine at 1 inch and .5 inch.
3. Where the 1 inch scores lines meet you will have a square in each corner of your paper. Cut out all 4 squares.
4. Fold in the paper on the 1 inch score line.
5. Fold the paper on the .5 score line.
6. Basically -- this is it . You should have a box form at this point.
7. Using a quick drying adhesive, glue the corners of your paper so that your box in a more solid form.
8. Now you can adhere the entire box to a page or project of your choice.



Dr. Theall said...

ok, trying this again, blogger had an error the first time.

I love your project, the video shows it off well. It looks very sturdy and I'm sure it will inspire you in your space. I also wanted to thank you for coming by my blog. It's always fun to find new scrapping bloggers but especially exciting to find another professor who loves scrapping! My history is weak though so don't hold that against me! I'm going to add you to my bloglines so I can keep up with you. Have a great weekend!

Happay said...

oops, well now you know my other account! That's me up there!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Your project turned out so cute! I love all the colors! What a fun box of goodies you got from JJ! That is AWESOME! Have a great weekend Wendi!

metrochic said...

i can't tell you how much i am loving your videos! YAY! it feels like we're hanging out having coffee. hee.

Thinkie said...

LOL, you know what's totally funny? My word for 2009 is finish! 'cause I'm always starting projects but have lots and lots of projects (scrappy and non-scrappy) laying around that need finishing! we could organize a race togehter, with your start and my finish ;-)

Becca said...

You are the cutest!
: )



Rachel said...

Love this project and I 'LOVE' your word of the year. You did such a fabulous job with it! I love your header too (that is the closest I have come to snow in a long time!)

Jann Gray said...

Am so loving all the wonderful inspiration your tutorials and videos. You are soooo much fun to watch -- and are ONE FANTABULOUS teacher.

Love ya girl...keep em coming!