Saturday, August 18, 2007

That's it! I've had it!

I have become the person I swore I would never become - the one who is behind on her scrapbooking. (gasp!) Everyone warned me, "Don't fall behind, or you'll end up like me with 10 years of photos in a big box in the closet." I did pretty good for a while, (5 years of marriage and AJ's first 3 months), but after a while it all got pushed to the side. I did little bits here and there and lots of work on other people's books, but I'm suddenly two years behind. I spent time going over my stuff today and enough is enough. I am re-committing to my own books. I am going to continue my side business doing books for others, but I am going to work on my own AT LEAST once a week. And to keep me true to my word, I will post at least a page a week. (A goal written on your blog is a good as a binding legal contract, right? I have to follow through because now the whole world's seen it. Uh, make that the three people that actually look at my blog, but you get the idea.) So here's the page I did today. I forgot how much I really do love this stuff! It's safe to say I've got the bug again. (Craig - this is your fair warning to keep an eye on the checkbook.) And for any of you scrappers out there, please leave comments and suggestions. I can always use them. Happy scrapping, um, me.

10 comments:

Cherity said...

Good luck!! I'm pretty much in your same boat too! And I've just recently decided to start up again. Life just get's busy with a kid (expecially at first). Thanks for the inspiration though! It totally helps me when I see other people doing fun and cute pages!!

lisapow said...

I am totally with you! Love your blog and great work!! I need scrapbooking inspiration as well. Glad you found my Survival of the Fittest blog - hopefully we can help each other with our goals :)

sohpiasmom said...

Listen girl...you're never behind as long as you're scrapbooking the pictures that have meaning to you! Just remember that when you're feeling this way...I think it may help! Your page is GORGEOUS...you do amazing work! I can't wait to see more! Have a great Sunday! :)

Scrapdragons said...

I don't worry about being caught up. I scrap what moves me & I am peaceful about it. Now it is so much more fun to scrap & I get so much more done.

Laura

Rochelleht said...

Hello!? There are now officially at least 5 people who read your blog...

I love your stuff, so I'm excited to get to see it.

Rebecca said...

6! I love the LO. You're never as far behind as me. It's been my resolution, for two years in a row, to get all of my pictures before 2002 scrapped. Yeah, they're still not done and neither are 2005, 2006 or 07. But I will still love myself and not eat an entire gallon of ice cream because of it.

Michelle said...

Um 7! Anyway, very beautiful page! I hear you about getting behind. It just gets you down. But then I discovered digital scrapbooking and the more I'm getting into it the funner it is getting. There are SO many cute things out there. It has taken me a while but I'm now all caught up and am starting to put together our Family 2007 book! Just hang in there!

katri said...

Isn't it great to have something that you love to do, something creative I mean?

I wish that I loved dieting and exercising as much as I loved creating stuff. Wouldn't that be nice?

candacealldredge said...

Great work as always! I never have time to do scrapbooking and it seems I never meet my goals for doing it. It is so fun though!
Maybe the solution is just to pay great scrapbookers like you to do it (:

deborah said...

wow great page, and what a great way to make a little extra cash. i wish i lived in texas i would for sure hire you.