Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Social {Media} Butterflies Jan Blog Hop | Time

Hi all! Suz here joining in with Shay and the other SMB contributors on this month's blog hop!

Here is this month's blog roll:

Jenny Gecos
Ellie Augustin
Kristin Doughtie Long
Corinne Smilovici
Malika Kelly
Shay Tibbs
Trisha Grace Galang

*Kristin Tweedale
>>>YOU ARE HERE>>>>>>>Suz Mannecke
Amanda DeJong

**Note:If you are following along the hop, you came here via the lovely Kristin Tweedale's blog. If you are just getting started, be sure to stop back at the SMB website and hop along from the beginning here: http://socialmediabutterflies-papercrafting.blogspot.com !)

This month our Creative Team has been focusing on something we all wish we had more of; TIME.
I don't know about you, but I am constantly wishing for more!! Seems like there is never enough time in my day to get to all of the things I need to do and then the things I want to do! So this month I have been focusing on finding more time by participating in the "30 days 30 Bags" challenge that has been posted on Instagram and other Social Media Sites. The basic premise of this challenge is to go through one's house, garage, etc and gather 30 bags of items to donate, sell, or throw away within those 30 days. Now, granted, I didn't read anywhere that one had to complete these 30 days consecutively (ahem) so I am doing my best to keep on track but if I miss a few days here or there and I end up taking 45 days to complete the challenge? Well, I am confident I will still be pleased and happy with the results of my efforts. And I am certain I will then have more time in my life for work + play. And that, makes this busy momma happy. If you decide you want to join in on this challenge, follow others and myself along this journey on Instagram/Twitter with the hashtag "#30days30bags. Feel free to link me up here in the comment section with your progress. :)

Also, another way I have found to stay on track in my day and to save time in one area  AND to make time in another, is with cleaning and tech time. Basically, I set a timer for 20 minutes to check email, surf etc. When the timer is done, I move on to the next chore, say folding laundry. This really helps me keep on task and not procrastinate. Do I do this every single day? No. (But let me tell you, the days I do??? SOoooo much more productive!)  BTW:**I first heard of this idea at flylady.net I believe. She has lots of helpful everyday hints there. ;)

Now, on to a few scrappy items related to time.  :)
First up is a quick card I made from the upcoming February@lbdkitclub (which is fabulous and has some of the latest CHA releases in it).

 I love that the dimensional heart collapses for easier mailing. ;) The hearts are a little rugged as they were cut with an exacto knife from some patterned paper; but I like the effect with the kraft paper and the design. This card saved me time as I made it from remnants of other layouts and projects I was working on! ;)

And some sneaks of a layout created with Little Black Dress' Feb Kit whose journaling focuses on how things change and don't change with time. :)

Here's to finding more time in your day. Hope you have had fun hopping along here today and picked up a few little nuggets that might just help you shave time off in the work area and more time into you play time. ;)

I will be hosting an Instagram giveaway today, with some new CHA releases. Be sure to follow me along on Instagram and Twitter "@SuzMannecke" and #SMBiGbloghop for a chance to win. Tag a friend and have them follow me and they could win some goodies too!

Have a beautifully productive, time-saving day! :)


  1. I love that card! Very cool!

  2. I am loving that spinner card, how fun! And your layout looks fabulous, how awesome to have those pictures to scrap!

  3. Super super cute!!! Love those sneaks too!

  4. AAwww!! SUZ, you DA best!! Your card is so cute! The saying on the card is cute, too!! Can't wait to see the full layout!

  5. LOve your card! I need more time in the day too and am always going to bed stressed because I wasn't as productive as I wanted to be. Think I will adopt your timer idea.

  6. wow! i love your style, so clean and elegant

  7. Fabulous projects! Love your card with that heart!!


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