Back before I started stamping, I was a scrapbooker. I put together scrapbooks of the trips my husband and I went on before we had kids. I would joke that I wanted to have kids because they'd be so much fun to scrapbook! Then a couple things happened. I started stamping, and enjoying the instant gratification that comes from finishing a card (hours) vs. finishing a scrapbook (days, weeks, months!), and I also got it in my head that my kids' layouts had to be perfect. I'm trying to put that silly notion behind me now and just get them done, before my kids are grown and I've forgotten all the details of the thousands of photos I've taken! By the way, that's another thing that's been holding me back - the sheer volume of photos, all sitting there on my computer taunting me. It can be truly overwhelming! So in an attempt to get more scrapbooking out of me, I decided to start posting my layouts here on Saturdays. I don't claim to be any sort of master scrapbooker, but I just want to force myself to make time to DO IT. I figure if I target posting at least one layout here each week, in a year I'll have 52 layouts done - not too shabby!! And today I even have two to show you, woohoo! These were actually mostly done at a crop many weeks ago, but had been sitting unfinished since I got home from the crop that night. Now they are FINISHED. Yay!!
First up is one of Carter camping last March (inspired by a sketch in Scrapbooks, Etc magazine.):
And here's one of my sweet little ballerina, from her first day wearing her leotard and ballet slippers at dance class:
In the future I'll try to be better about keeping track of products used and all that. But for these I was just trying to get them done & didn't pay a whole lot of attention.
My friends Sarah and Michelle are getting in on the Saturday posting action too, although Michelle isn't starting until next week. But make sure and check in with them on Saturdays and see what they're up to. Anyone else want to join us?? Do you have a gazillion photos that you need to get off the computer or out of shoeboxes and into books?
I hope my cardmaking friends will forgive me for this Saturday scrapbook intrusion. :-)
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