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yellowrose46 12-31-2017 06:01 PM

S2S18 Challenges
 
Here we are, just a few hours from 2018. Unbelievable how fast time goes by! Time to start a new thread for the coming year. Once again, I ended up deeply in the red this past year. There are always new and exciting stamps and toys to buy and we are certainly a bunch of enablers here on SCS. I have also noticed that I spend more time on SCS and Pinterest than I do on creating cards and artwork. I find that at times I grow a little stale and have difficulty finding new challenges, so I hope I can get some volunteers to take on a few challenges ........maybe once a month?

REMEMBER: There are NO SET RULES. This is all about helping you be more aware of your spend -to-use ratio.

THE CONCEPT:
Determine how much you want to PAY yourself for the following:
(These are just examples. Brainstorm what works for you)

How much will you pay yourself for:
1 double pg LO
a simple card

A complex card
5 ATCs
1 Altered Item
1 Premium Item (think explosion cards or intricate items)
1 Challenge (there are a lot of great threads on this Forum)
1 VSN event
1 Meet-Up event
1 Updated Creative Blog Post
1 Gallery Upload (this is one DAY - not Item. You upload Mon - Fri. you
get 5 credits.)
Participating/ completing a swap or RAK


Some people also pay themselves for non-stamping items (things they need a little extra incentive for)

1) working out
2) losing a pound
3) eliminating a bad habit (credit per day)
4) for each book read


How will you keep track? Some people (like me) have used an account book.
Others have designed Excel sheets to keep track on their computer.
It's up to you whether you carry the totals over from last year or not.
Every week, I and my team will be posting a challenge to get you inspired and get your creative juices flowing.
Let's have a productive and fiscally smart 2018.

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yellowrose46 12-31-2017 06:02 PM

S2S18A challenge 'Looking back' post #

S2S18B challenge 'Elvis' post # 72



S2S18C 'The bluest day' post 137



S2S18D Valentine card, no red post #183





S2S18E Use it....ribbon post # 236



S2S18F Warm and cold post # 272



S2S18G 'Chinese Year of the Dog' post # 339



S2S18H Sharon's Stash Buster challenge post # 363



S2S18I 'Keeping Warm' post # 396



S2S18J Faux Cloisonne post # 418



S2S18K 'Spring Break Destinations' post # 491

S2S18L 'Make a scene" post # 526
S2S18M 'Shoes' post # 582
S2S18N 'Let the sun shine' post # 622
S2S18O 'A little bi naughty' post # 660
S2S18P Flowers with an non floral stamp or die 'post #732
S2S18Q 'Stamping on patterned paper' post # 804
S2S18R 'Impossibly possible' post # 886
S2S18S' Birds' post # 927
S2S18T 'Gone fishing' post # 993
S2S18U 'Going Royal' post # 1035
S2S18V 'Embellisments' post # 1078
S2S18W 'Gardening' post # 1123
S2S18X 'Texture' post # 1173
S2S18Y 'Whatever you need' post # 1242
S2S18Z 'Old house and cabins' post # 1333

yellowrose46 12-31-2017 06:02 PM

Challenges second half of the year.


S2S18AA 'Stay out of the sun' post # 1433
S2S18BB 'Sugar cookie day' post # 1507
S2S18CC 'Farm animals' post # 1570
S2S18DD 'Summer fruit and berries' post # 1595

S2S18EE 'Mushrooms' pot #1639
S2S18FF 'Powdered paints, pigments' post #1652
S2S18GG 'Relax' post # 1668
S2S18HH 'Mountains' post #1703
S2S18II 'Harvest Bounty' post # 1724
S2S18JJ 'Reading' post # 1747
S2S18KK '1-2-3' post # 1777
S2S18LL 'Tool time' post # 1797
S2S18MM 'Fall' post # 1818
S2S18NN 'Clergy appreciation' post #1841
S2S18OO 'Bears' post #
S2S18PP 'So Sweet' post # 1883
S2S18QQ 'Ribbon' post # 1907
S2S18RR
S2S18SS
S2S18TT
S2S18UU
S2S18VV
S2S18WW 'I'll drink to that' post # 2149
S2S18XX 'Last call' post #2193
S2S18YY 'Longest night' post # 2223
S2S18ZZ 'Free' post # 2271

muscrat 12-31-2017 06:46 PM

Well I ended up in the black again, but I lost track a few months ago. With all the cards I've made the past week I'm sure I would still be good, but I'll wipe out the numbers and start fresh. Only problem with that is my demo just put an order in for me so I could get two more packs of the year of cheer paper! And card class is Saturday so I will have another order. So I will end up in the red immediately!

FMcrafter 12-31-2017 07:01 PM

I just started up the computer in case you wanted me to help start the new thread... very glad you got it all worked out!

smadson 12-31-2017 07:21 PM

I am here. I think I am going to try to figure my totals for the year and carry over, so I can spend if I want to! I have been pretty good the last few months, but will probably break down and spend soon! LOL Happy New Year, everyone!

yellowrose46 12-31-2017 07:39 PM

S2S18A 'Looking Back'
 
Our challenge for this week is to look back at any challenges you did not get time to do in the S2S17 forum. There are several that I did not do, and I am working on one, but won't post it until morning. Happy New Year everyone. I'm not waiting for the clock to strike 12. Off to bed for me now.

smadson 12-31-2017 08:08 PM

Perfect challenge! There are several Inwould like to do! I updated my totals!

jan31 12-31-2017 11:39 PM

Sharon, what an amazing total, plenty to spend for you this year!

I will zero mine as I’ve been away too much and forgot to upload cards I made before I left. Not sure how much time I will have this year either but I have made a start


Happy New Year to you all, going for our morning walk, not sure if we will even get a coffee as most places are closed, steve is cooking a ham for dinner today instead of the usually roast beef and Yorkshire pud.

ScrappinCEO 01-01-2018 07:56 AM

Happy New Year! Was 0* when I got up at 8 this morning. I didn't stay up to ring in the new year but slept 2 hrs later than normal! LOL Now that's how you kick off the new year. LOL


Watched part of the parade from London. Now I'm on the Hallmark Channel watching the Rose Parade Countdown.

ScrappinCEO 01-01-2018 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yellowrose46 (Post 21590657)
Our challenge for this week is to look back at any challenges you did not get time to do in the S2S17 forum. There are several that I did not do, and I am working on one, but won't post it until morning. Happy New Year everyone. I'm not waiting for the clock to strike 12. Off to bed for me now.

Boy does that give me a list to choose from! LOL Thanks Ina

ScrappinCEO 01-01-2018 08:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jan31 (Post 21590726)
Sharon, what an amazing total, plenty to spend for you this year!

I will zero mine as Iíve been away too much and forgot to upload cards I made before I left. Not sure how much time I will have this year either but I have made a start


Happy New Year to you all, going for our morning walk, not sure if we will even get a coffee as most places are closed, steve is cooking a ham for dinner today instead of the usually roast beef and Yorkshire pud.

I have Ham n Beans on the stove.

muscrat 01-01-2018 08:08 AM

I have ham in the crock pot. I think I'm making ham and potpie because I don't have navy beans or green beans.

jan31 01-01-2018 08:13 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Kathy, steve ordered soup with navy beans, didnít have a clue what they were!

Loads of people about this morning surprisingly, a photo of steve on the seafront

muscrat 01-01-2018 08:39 AM

Love your picture! And that background is gorgeous!

yellowrose46 01-01-2018 10:42 AM

Great photo Jan. And there is no snow in the bg! Coldest New Years eve night in our history. It was -26 C degrees, which is -.15F. I have not been out yet. Cooking up a huge pot of my moms meatbll soup to take up to the ski chalet tomorrow. Also still plan to make a big batch of Brazilian cheese bread rolls. Our family loves them. My DD nixed my plan to also make a pavlova, so that saves me some work.

FMcrafter 01-01-2018 10:44 AM

Steve looks happy!

I look...disheveled ... lol.. I listened to the January videos for 1 little word ( OLW) then took a shower to try and get my head on straight... it is not working... I just have a ton of thought whizzing around my brain.

FMcrafter 01-01-2018 05:02 PM

I have no idea how much to pay myself for pocket page scrapbooking? I read all my materials. I printed out everything I needed. I filled out what I was supposed to document. I spent a ton of time trying to remember how to use PSE. Spent more time trying to figure out how to recreate what I thought in my head... I know scary! My brain is gone and I barely walked any steps. Umm so at least 4 hours at the computer

smadson 01-01-2018 05:21 PM

Yep, Lynn, when we craft or on the computer, it is difficult to get our steps! My goals this year, I am not calling them resolutions, are


Physical health
To Get 10,000 steps a day
To drink more water
To go to the gym three times a week
To eat less!


Spiritual health
To be more faithful in daily Bible Study
To be more faithful in witnessing
To be more thankful to God
To live for the Lord intentionally


Craft goals
To use up stash
To spend less
To have fun
To purge out the junk in craft room


Time management
Spend less time online
Spend less time online
Spend less time online
Spend less time online


Again, goals not resolutions! LOL

FMcrafter 01-01-2018 05:27 PM

Sharon those are great goals! How are you going to track them? You know how much I love to steal... Umm borrow other people's great ideas

muscrat 01-01-2018 05:53 PM

Sharon, those are pretty much all my goals too!

FMcrafter 01-01-2018 06:57 PM

Kathy! Kathy! One more sleep till Gibbs time

smadson 01-01-2018 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FMcrafter (Post 21591312)
Sharon those are great goals! How are you going to track them? You know how much I love to steal... Umm borrow other people's great ideas



Tracking??? I have to track them? LOL


I have a notebook that has a diet/ exercise section. One place for calories, water drank, exercise. I had bought these last year at Michaels in the planner section, and never used them! So have started today! BTW, I got my 10k steps today. The hard part is most of it is tracked online, which I am suppose to do less. Hmm... I track my steps on Waling4Fun website. On the sidebar on my Blog there is a link to it. I am virtually currently walking the Appalachian trail.
My Bible devotion and Bible Study is online. It is an app, First5
And of course crafting is challenges and uploading on SCS, online!


So there is a little bit of contradiction with things I want to do versus too much time online!
I have to figure it all out.

FMcrafter 01-01-2018 11:13 PM

Yup... Me too! Everything is online... My class is online... My journaling is on the computer... I still have my Fitbit online...I think I will end up being online more

yellowrose46 01-02-2018 03:10 AM

Looks like a great plan Sharon. Pretty close to my goals too.

yellowrose46 01-02-2018 05:55 AM

Good morning everyone. I am keeping an eye on the weather ........it is snowing and blowing here and the area through which I will be driving usually is even worse than here. It's in the snow belt, we are not (go figure) I did manage to finish my card for this week's challenge. Here is the link.
Vintage carriage by yellowrose46 - at Splitcoaststampers

mollymoo951 01-02-2018 06:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smadson (Post 21591450)
Tracking??? I have to track them? LOL


I have a notebook that has a diet/ exercise section. One place for calories, water drank, exercise. I had bought these last year at Michaels in the planner section, and never used them! So have started today! BTW, I got my 10k steps today. The hard part is most of it is tracked online, which I am suppose to do less. Hmm... I track my steps on Waling4Fun website. On the sidebar on my Blog there is a link to it. I am virtually currently walking the Appalachian trail.
My Bible devotion and Bible Study is online. It is an app, First5
And of course crafting is challenges and uploading on SCS, online!


So there is a little bit of contradiction with things I want to do versus too much time online!
I have to figure it all out.

Hi Sharon!


I think the "less time online" is more about being intentional and mindful of how you spend your time online - with less random, non-intentional browsing to kill time. :wink:

mollymoo951 01-02-2018 06:31 AM

Hello Ladies!

I need to review my S2S spreadsheet - to make sure I have on there what I want to achieve. :wink: Pretty sure I already updated for 2018.

muscrat 01-02-2018 07:19 AM

Got mine done!

S2S18A ALCOHOL GET WELL by muscrat - at Splitcoaststampers

ScrappinCEO 01-02-2018 08:05 AM

Revamping Sharon's post for me:
Physical health
To Get 10,000 steps a day
To drink my water
To take my vitamins
Use Wii three times a week
To eat more balanced


Spiritual health
To be more faithful Study & Pracitce
To Meditate


Craft goals
To use up stash
To spend less
To have fun
To earn from my passion


Time management
Utilize my Planners

AnniePanda 01-02-2018 11:26 AM

Thank you Ina for posting our new thread.
Certainly our time to plot what we can do in inspire our creativity in this new year.
Gotta say, Sharon, loved your last goal, or last 4 goals - lol! I had just been telling DD my plans about not spending as much time on the computer, which is to research and note the challenges in one file (except for the dailies) to have them handy so I can just head into the crafting room and get started.
Yep, Melissa, we need to strive for quality on line time.

FMcrafter 01-02-2018 12:17 PM

I made a card! Looks like something the cat dragged in,,,but it is done and I am freezing... only a balmy 68 in this room!

yellowrose46 01-02-2018 01:23 PM

You do not get to black mouth your own work! Naughty Lynn.

FMcrafter 01-02-2018 01:39 PM

Of course I am naughty! Lol. I will try better next time!




You can tell I am cold... The pot roast is ready and it is spicy!!

FMcrafter 01-02-2018 02:31 PM

Sharing the journal card for my OLW class uniform

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.spl...760a8be7c1.gif

AnniePanda 01-02-2018 04:24 PM

Here is my card. Last year's challenge is "Water".
A Watery Birthday by AnniePanda - at Splitcoaststampers

FMcrafter 01-02-2018 05:04 PM

Kathy! Gibbs!

muscrat 01-02-2018 05:10 PM

Yep! Got it on!

auntangie 01-02-2018 05:44 PM

I found you! Don't think I checked in on the 2017 thread for over a month. Yikes! How have you all been????

Did really well on the spending last year until I signed up for a Christmas secret santa swap. Then it was one for her, two for me. In the black until November. Starting with a clean slate for this year.

Very few goals for this year.
Complete swaps ON TIME.
MAIL cards, birthday and Christmas
Finish reading Wahls Protocol and implement as much as possible.
Go to the Y twice/week.
Use what I have.
Finish organizing/purging craft room.

FMcrafter 01-02-2018 06:23 PM

Welcome back! Let's keep each other going with our goals! If you don't get to the Y you can kick me around the room if I am not creating! Lol


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