Monday, August 5, 2013

Sanctioned Laziness

This might be my last post for this week. Things are 'heating' up at boss, new office, new students... Freshman orientation this weekend. All time suckers!!! So - not sure I will have 'bubble' time anytime soon! That PLUS I have to, have to, have to complete the photo books of my sisters' vacation before Monday morning!

Let me tell you I am NOT fond of scrap-booking. This is a PROBLEM when I take so many photos! So I compromised with myself...I bought photo books. I had the photos in place - then realized a few of them were in the wrong order. This album is an overview of our annual sisters quilting get-away.

So? Who cares? It's just a stroll down memory one said the path was DIRECT!

However - my type A personality took over my wanna-be laissez faire personality and kicked Miss Laissez Fair to the curb. I took ALL the photos out (more than 200 pics) and started over. This might not seem like such a big deal on the surface...but get this!!! I'm making THREE of these hideous monsters. All the same. Photo books in triplicate! One for each of the sistas plus the interloper (faux adopted) sister (more than a friend - but not blood....not sure how to describe the Plus-One).

Well anyway...I'm making albums for sister Gail, sister Judy, and more-than-friend Nila. I won't even end up with one. However, by the time I finish this task I won't care if I never see any of these pictures again!

I am going to Omaha on Monday - and sister in Omaha and Nila are flying to see sister in Atlanta...thus I have a deadline! Why they think it is appropriate for the three of them to gather without me has me flummoxed! I just hope they know that their gathering will be an "unsanctioned" gathering of the 3/5's Club!

Yes...I know our sisters holiday was last fall...nearly a year ago. I know I've had ample time to complete the task....I'm blaming it on the fact that this is a triple project and the fact that I had to start over....Don't JUDGE!!

Here is a little sample of what will be in the nightmare photo album:

 The tree outside our deck.

 West Okoboji Lake.

 Our evening hang out - Pirate Jack's Bar. Arnold's Park, IA.

West Okoboji Lake.

Nila's completed quilt top and Bobbin's the traveling imp - he attends all
SANCTIONED 3/5's Club gatherings.

Now...on to the card! Since I have been remiss in finishing these albums I thought I would go with the subject of lazy....

Lazy Days

~Base card - white confetti
~Layers of three coordinating design papers plus brown and pink card stock 'frames'
~Die cut jar and stamps by Paper Trey Ink
~Pink/brown dot ribbon
City Crafter - summertime
Dream Valley - summer days
One Stitch at a Time - summer
The Squirrel and Fox - sea/nautical

Thanks for clicking by.

All good wishes,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Lovely card and gorgeous photos ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  2. Beautiful photos and gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at CCCB :) Hugs, Wendy

  3. Wow, you are one busy lady, hope the albums came together for you in the end - all your hard work is really going to be loved and appreciated by sisters and +1 Love your card, awesome DP paper too :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  4. Hi there Nancy, I always find it tricky to finish tasks until I'm "Up against it" I can have a card ordered for months, but still end up panicking at the last minute! I do think that I might have lost the said photo though, the idea of of taking everything out and starting again would just tip me over the edge lol! Love seeing your jar again, always makes me think I should give in and treat myself! By the way, why isn't there a photo of the "3/5's" Sisters! :)

  5. Lovely card. Thank you so much for playing our challenge at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  6. Such a pretty card.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Dream Valley

  7. Pretty card and I love lazy days! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT


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