Wednesday, September 30, 2020

20in20| Project Completions 21-30

As the third quarter of 2020 comes to a close, I'm excited to report that I've completed another TEN scrapbooking projects using Stacy Julian's definition of a project: "An activity that has a beginning and an end. It ends when the purpose has been achieved." My projects fall into three categories based on time/effort requirement: Quick, Moderate, or Intensive. (You can check out my first twenty completions HERE and HERE.)

Quick Project Completions

1. Summer Mantel Display + stories about items posted on blog.

2. American by Birth and a Christian by the Grace of God sign & hearts repaired, painted & rehung on patio.

3. Family One-Page Layout kits created for sale at Personal Scrapbook. (There are still a few of these kits available. Call the store at 972.351.8717 to reserve your kit for pickup or shipping. Or you can now shop online HERE.)

4. September Mantel Display + stories about items posted on blog.

Moderate Project Completions

5. April 2020 photos & memorabilia processed and all stories scrapbooked.

6. May 2020 photos & memorabilia processed and all stories scrapbooked.

7. June 2020 photos & memorabilia processed and all stories scrapbooked.

8. July 2020 photos & memorabilia processed and all stories scrapbooked.

9. 2015 Blog Book formatted, printed and bound. At the end of each year, I like to save my blog posts to a Word document and format it for printing. I then have it bound at our local office supply store. I've (obviously) not kept up with this each year, but now I have six books on the shelf! (I'm hoping to have several more of these complete before the end of the year.)

10. Family Genealogy Chart Layout completed. One of the months in the 20in20 class focused on genealogy and Stacy shared a chart she created and ordered from I Chart You. Honestly, I'm not into genealogy all that much, so I decided to create my own simple chart (using my Martha Stewart Circle Cutter) going out three generations. 

Obviously I've more than accomplished the 20in20 class goal of completing 20 projects in 2020. So far, my category totals for these first 30 projects are: 17 Quick, 12 Moderate, 1 Intensive. 

Actually, I've just completed a second Intensive project that I'll be sharing about soon; and I have another Intensive project over half completed. At this rate, I'm hopeful that I'll be able to share another list of ten project completions before the end of the year!

How are your projects adding up for the year?


  1. I used to have my blog made in to a book annually. But in recent years, it was going to require 2 books for the year. I thought that was too many as I already have about 12. I don't know how long my blog will last on the internet, but it will have to do! Of course, I have over 100 scrapbooks too! My stories are being told!

  2. You are always so productive. You know I hate to-do lists, but I am finding Covid is making them essential. I started a Sep-Dec carfty to-do list early this month, and it is working wonderfully. My sister and sis-in-law have done the same, so I think the "competition" is more motivating than the list. Aren't I awful?

    I could use a non-crafty list too and add to it to figure out what I want to do about a blog book. I may steal your idea of mantel posts, to do some kind of recurring decorating vignettes. I feel like the place needs some refreshing.

  3. Another productive quarter for you! Hard to believe we've entered the last quarter of the year. Given the pandemic, you'd think time would seem to move more slowly, but not so. I didn't set yearly goals this year, and have enjoyed setting them month by month.

  4. I never cease to be impressed and humbled by your productive energy, Melissa! I like your idea of classifying your projects like this - I wonder if that might give me better motivation and structure. Having your blog all printed up is a great piece of future-proofing :).

  5. You have been very busy. I like Stacy's philosophy about projects.


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