Join 13 in 13!


Have you ever told yourself that you don’t have time to scrapbook?  I’m constantly telling myself that I don’t have time for this or that, but the reality is that I have poor time management skills.   There.  I said it!  Yet, in October, I managed to scrapbook a layout every day…and not just a single page, all but two were double page spreads.  Add to my poor time management skills the fact that I’m the world’s slowest scrapbooker, and this is some kind of miracle (not really…it was Studio J!).  So, I’m not making a New Year’s Resolution, because we all know how that goes.  Instead, I’m issuing a challenge for myself and for you.

In 2013, I will spend 13 minutes a day on memory keeping activities.  You heard me!  I am simply committing to 13 minutes a day.  That is 13 fewer minutes on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or in front of the TV.  I’ve got this!  So, the question is, are you going to join me?  I really hope you will.  We can build a community of memory keepers determined to do a little every day to tell the stories of our lives and preserve the memories that matter the most.

So, where to begin?  Organization!  My craft area is a mess after my marathon handmade Christmas.  Unfortunately, the mess has spread to the dining room table and the kitchen counter.  So, the 13 minutes I spent today barely made a dent in my mess.  I have a feeling that I’m going to need to spend more than 13 minutes tomorrow, so it is a good thing I’m still on vacation.  The good news is that we did put away the Christmas tree today, so that was a major start to my quest for organization.

If you plan on joining me, please leave a comment on this post.  My goal is to start a 13 in 13 mailing list and podcast so that I can give you daily prompts.  I look forward to spending 13 minutes a day with you in 2013!

About Author

My adventures as a CTMH consultant began in April of 2007. My goal was simply to meet my minimums so that I could enjoy the consultant discount. Little did I know that my passion for the products and teaching scrapbooking and stamping techniques would lead me to so many new friendships. I've had the good fortune to travel to a variety of CTMH events and was even asked to teach at the Studio J Boot Camp in 2011, Convention Extravaganza in 2012, and on the main stage at Convention 2015.


  • Nikkii Kahl
    February 22, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Oh my Amy, I think you are my hero. It never occured to me that I could do my scrapbooking “Flylady” style as well. (If you are unaware of the Flylady household management/cleaning style just google her, she’s amazing!) I’m so far “behind” that I haven’t been able to bring any focus to my scrapping at all, unsure of my style, purpose, or product use, blog or no blog, print or digital? Too many decisions, argh! But I know that in 13 minutes a day I can get this all in hand. Thanks!!

    • Amy
      February 22, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      What really works for me is setting the timer. I’m so much more focused and on task with that timer counting down on my computer! What wasn’t working for me was making the organizing part of my 13 minutes. Seriously, I could spend 13 minutes a day for the entire year and never get around to scrapping. So, I decided to focus on Studio J since I can accomplish a lot in 13 minutes! Now I need to make some time to get my projects up on my blog. 🙂

      Thanks for visiting and leaving comments. It really means a lot to me! I also look forward to checking out the Flylady…my household definitely could use some managing…LOL!


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