Sunday, July 20, 2008

Work Surfaces & Nicknames

Hi Scrappers! My name is Jana Eubank and I am SUPER-PSYCHED that I get to be part of Work In Progress! WOOHOOOO!

Trish always has such cool things to share that I'm a little nervous about living up to her reputation! I mean, isn't Trish's blog the blog-of-all-blogs!!! But I'll give it a try! ;) Here is a little tidbit from me for today!

I admit it. I'm a dollar-store junkie. I get excited about finding things for a "deal". It's pathetic, I know. But I do! Each Fall when the school supplies start to make their way to the shelves the one thing I MUST stock up on are desk calendars. Yep! Good ol' dollar store desk calendars! Let me tell you why . . . I LOVE to use them as a work surface on my scrap desk.


I flip the calendar pages over and use the plain white back to scrap on. I love having a place to test stamps on, scribble down notes, try out titles, and sketch down layout ideas. I also use the right-hand side to make a running list of all of my DT assignments as well as magazine submission dates or challenge due dates. I'm such a visual person and this system really helps me keep track of everything that I want to remember. If love having those little check boxes in plain view! When the top sheet starts getting too messy or crowded . . . I just tear it off and there is a fresh sheet to work on. LOVE THAT!

Finally, I'll leave you with a recent page I made using the July Work In Progress Main Kit.

I took this picture of my son recently while we were on a picnic. Even though I already scrapped the picnic itself, I LOVED this individual shot of my son and wanted to use it again to document the nickname my husband has recently given him. :)

Everything is from the July kit except for a few clear buttons and some Jenni Bowlin Kindergarten Rubon letters from my stash. I punched the circles from the Teresa Collins Travel Tags & Words sheet to use as page accents.

See you next time!

Jana

17 comments:

Damaris said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing. Loved the LO. Great job girl!
HUGS

Trish said...

Jana! LOVE your idea and I'm totally going to get me some of those calendars TODAY!! The tiny pieces of paper all over my desk aren't working for me, and this is the solution! Thanks for sharing!!

Love the layout, BTW. Totally cute story and pic!!

emily said...

jana!
this is a perfect idea! i was just about done with my SU! grid pages that i stamp on...and thinking what i would need to use next...this is great!

and i love that layout...what a cute picture!

Jewel said...

Awesome idea Jana. Sure beats my system of pulling out scraps from my waste basket to write or stamp on! Now, I will on the lookout for the desk calendar. I love your layout too - thanks for sharing!

Ady said...

What an awesome idea... I want to get me a dozen so they'll last me the whole year. TFS... Your layout is beautiful as well. I am giddy over all the designers and can't wait to see all their creations.

SANDIE MALLON said...

what a gorgeous page.. i love coming to this site.. its so inspiring ..and i do plan on getting the kits at one point... lol just when finances are a lil better ... lol just read who the new DT members are.. cant wait to see what u all bring.. how exciting .. all your work and blogs are amazing!!!

sandie
AUSSIE
:D

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

Jana, what a great idea! Love that!!! And I just love your work.... That layout is great... TFS!!! Hugs!

Tami said...

Jana . . . thanks for the great idea . . . and love, love, love this layout! I am totally going to scraplift it! Beautiful!

pickmepam said...

LOVE IT jana! and you're right, adorable photo of your son (not that i've seen him before)
i also love that the dt is posting! i now never know who's gonig to show up each day! it's like our own little surprise every day.

jamie said...

jana...i am already a big fan of yours...and already so thrilled to see you post here. i'm with everyone else...love the calendar idea...going to adopt that one for sure.
and what a great layout. can aug 1 get here fast enough so we can see what all the new dt's have done with the aug kit...
thanks for posting...it all looks great!

Colleen said...

what a great system! i just might have to try it! a great way to repurpose those old 2008 calendars in 2009 too!

great LO with July's kit. love it!

Sonda T said...

Great idea Jana!! And cheap! I need to hit up the dollar tree! This is why I keep the cardboard backing sheets that come in paper packs when I buy them....only instead of throwing them away they become art and are framable at some point. Love the layout too!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

What a great idea! Love it and that layout- as always very inspiring!

Laina Lamb said...

great idea. love your page and the nickname!

Gina said...

Love the desk calendar idea! So gonna lift that one! :). Cute layout - I love your style, Jana.

Jeanette said...

Love the idea Jana!!!! Great pic of your son, I would scrap it twice too!!! Great layout too!

Mary said...

awesome idea jana - and lovin the layout! thanks for sharing! m -