Author Gretchen Rubin often asks the question: Are you an underbuyer or an overbuyer? Generally, I might say middle of the road when it comes to purchases such as clothing, groceries, necessities...but definitely an overbuyer when it comes to creative pursuits (such as quilting, etc)...This is definitely true with scrapbooking supplies. I have enough to last me several lifetimes - and then, some.
For the past thirty months, I've subscribed to Ali Edwards' monthly Story Kits - moreso because I enjoy the "lessons" and inspiration she shares to jumpstart our telling our individual stories. Over this time, I've not used, let alone exploited, the kits. When the 15th of this month rolled around - last Monday, I did as usual: watched the presentation, made a list of ideas of possible story topics and set it aside for when the actual products arrived - this month last Thursday, the 18th. Great I thought; fodder for Monday's Memos, Mail, Me post.
In this month's presentation, Ali said something to this effect: "If you'd told just one story or made just one layout each month, you'd now have about 30 done..." That got my attention and I thought, "Damn, she's right!" And so, I hatched a plan (not my first - I'd come up with a similar one last October that fell by the wayside, sad to say) to do my own LOAD - layout a day - project, starting last Saturday 20 May. The idea is simple: Beginning that Saturday, for the next 30 days, I'd tell at least one story per story kit. I decided to use the alphabet as the deciding factor...so for Sat the 20, I used the TOUGH kit; T is the 20th letter of the alphabet; U- the 21st, V- the 22nd...
So, big question: what do I do when I run out of letters, come the 27th of the month? A couple options:
- Some letters, e,g, B have more than one kit and I could choose another B-theme to spark a story or more;
- I could finish an album such as this year's Week in the Life from April;
- I'm bound to get off schedule: truth be told, I am already - I have yesterday's story to complete; the letter is U and theme is UP and today's to start. There is no word for V so I shall have to be creative. Hmmm... Any ideas?
Other than several packages from Ali Edwards, this past week's mail was pretty pedestrian. There was one surprise, the June issue of Bella Grace magazine that I'm saving for my first flip through this Memorial Day (in the US) weekend.
I am joining Sian From High in the Sky; do drop over and see what the mail brought in...BTW: What's in your mailbox?