Slow at posting

Don’t think I have forgotten you all. I still love you. I just got myself sucked into a scrapbooking challenge. I have no clue how I do this to myself. I used to hate scrapbooking. I mean really hate it. I thought it was a huge waste of time and money. I liked classic photo albums. Black pages with simple photo corners. I still do.

But today… I am a scrapbook fiend. I love paper. I love pretty colors and combining the solids and the patterns. I love the challenge of a good layout. I still am not into 3-d stickers and all the embellishments people come up with.

So what do I do? I thought I’d give the scrapbooking section of Soul of Adoption a look. I was hooked! They have a quarterly challenge. You say how many pages you can finish or you want to finish in the quarter. I am so behind on my scrapbooking that I challenged myself to 30. 30 pages is a ton. It isn’t so much that I am a glutton for punishment. It is that at the moment I don’t have web designs to do, chocolates don’t start for another 2 weeks and the only major thing coming up for us in the next 3 months is Graduation Sunday for our kids at church. I have some time.

This will be a good way for me to get away from my computer for a little bit. Don’t worry, I’ll still post. And I promise I’ll try to get some photos of the boy up soon.

11 Comment

  1. Now Elle, you know there is also Digital Scrapbooking…with your genes for the digital world, I would think you would love it. I just started and am hooked. I have an album of pages I have done that if you like, I will share for you to see. And the best part, I got all the “digi papers” and extras for FREE, no need to run to the store, no glue or paper pieces flying around the table. As well, be on the lookout, Cre@tive Keeps@kes has a convention coming your way in November. I just went to the one here in Portland, superb!

  2. Kate says: Reply

    oooohhh enjoy your time scrapbooking, sounds like fun πŸ™‚

  3. DebiP says: Reply

    your welcome El..and sorry you all for taking her away with the challenges…ya know I have always love pretty papers and combining them and making mini works of art…but I do like the classic photo album too…digital..I am and have tried I have PSE 4.0 and have really been trying…mostly to send to my mom…but there is something about hands on paper that makes it all worth while for me…and the mess…well that kinda makes me realize all that I did to get the beautiful pages I completed. To each his own..however one scraps I just love to see the end results…

  4. Tricia says: Reply

    I just went to Michael’s this weekend and got a ton of scrapbooking materials. Holy moly are those embellishments expensive. Going to start working on that after the dossier is done.

  5. I go through spurts and droughts of scrapbooking. Usually I just end up buying gadgets or papers or embellishments, and then never actually doing any scrapbooking. But I always plan to!

  6. you should put some pics of some of the pages on the blog πŸ™‚

  7. Too funny I recently started going to monthly scrapbooking get togethers in my neighborhood have books for the girls but have yet to get started..ugh Best wishes to ya!

  8. I scrapbook once a year for the year over the Christmas holidays. It takes forever, but I really like it when I finish. I like really simple designs- so that the book doesn’t distract from the photo. I am really picky about the pictures that go in.

  9. I am the polar opposite. I used to love scrapbooking. The first several years of our marriage are perfectly (and, in my most humble opinion-haha) creatively chronicled.

    I’ve lost the passion, and now I put all our pictures in albums. I guess once the child comes along, I might need to pick scrapbooking back up, but I am not feeling too positively about that right now…

    Have fun!!

  10. Jenny says: Reply

    Ewwww!!! Elle what has become of you? Scrapbooking?

  11. Rhonda says: Reply

    The thought of you doing a scrapbooking marathon makes me smile. But I shouldn’t be talking since I’m quilting over here. One would think we were domesticated. You MUST show the results, now. Can’t wait to see them.

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