Monday, November 30, 2009

Catching-up and Me, Scrapbooking.

I know this may come as a shock to some of you, but I have been scrapbooking! I know. But it's true. Unfortunately, not on my own layouts, but I finished up the second of two mini albums. Two mini albums in the last two months -- what in the world is up with that? I did the Halloween Mini Album; fun, easy and apparently a jumping-off place for the latest. I completed a December Daily album. What? A December Daily album. The idea came from Ali Edwards' blog. I love her album, but I haven't got the time for that type of album, or frankly the creativity, so mine was a kit. But mostly I love the idea. Something to help me slow down and enjoy all the little things during the season. I try to enjoy the season, but like most people get caught up in the chaos. So, this little album is the perfect thing, PLUS it's all finished and waiting for a photo or note of the day to be popped in there. And the kids really get into it too -- looking for something to photograph or asking what my picture of the day was.
Fun idea, isn't it? And I have to say, since having kids I've become a total "lifter" and this kit came with instructions, but I went out and did my own thing, with the instructions used only for inspiration. Wow!! That felt really good. I was beginning to wonder if I had it in me anymore. Don't get me wrong, I still love sketches and will totally use them, but it was nice to rely on my own brain -- which I also wondered if it was in me anymore. Now, on to some housekeeping items. First, Hazel, I'll need you to send me your shipping address so I can get your Cookie Jar Treat in the mail. Linda, I think I have your address on my shipping log. Drop me an email with your last name, just so I can verify that. Look for 25 Days of Sketches starting tomorrow and the return of 5 on Friday, as well. Hope your week is good one. I'm off to unearth Christmas decorations! Photobucket


Molly said...

OMG-Totally love this idea, totally want to do it. Your album is soooo cute! Obviously, I will be behind because I don't have the album made yet, so I think I will start with the goal of taking one picture per day in Dec. We'll see how I do with that and then try to make the album after. This way sort of defeats the purpose according to Ali's blog, but hey, I am not always one to play by the rules. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Bessie said...

This is an awesome album, Lori! Love it...I'm so glad you have been scrapping...its makes me jump of joy, lol.