1.07.2007

don't worry, be scrappy



i have been saying for years that i will make a scrapbook one day (and yes i realize that saying so makes me a certain kind of person, you know one of those scrapbookers, wait no not even more of a wannabe scrapbooker, but that is ok. i accept that. besides, don't tell me any of you are surprised anyway). i think the first one i had committed to mentally was for our wedding, but in that case i never even got as far as printing the photographs (although i do have several things saved from the ceremony/reception that i may one day use in one). so naturally, following the path that came before it, when i became pregnant i said that i would document and scrapbook it all one day. now, looking back at those pictures just hurts my back and makes me feel so glad that i am no longer as big as a rhinoceros. so maybe they will get printed and stuck in an envelope to remember, but they won't go into a scrapbook. which brings us to now and to cohen. as we move out of the first six months i have a renewed interest in the craft and as a result i have

a. bought an album (30 pages)
b. bought paper/ribbon/embellishment/glue stick and other such necessities
c. printed 118 photographs (way more than i need...i think?!?)
d. cleaned the kitchen table for a workspace
e. accepted that i am a complete nerd

so let the scrapbooking begin. i am taking bets on how many pages i complete before i give up on the whole damn thing...any wagers?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't even have a scrap book and I love buying all those things that you can get now. Little stickers that look like old letters and the stamps! I hope you can finish. Also, my sisters boyfriend showed me www.blurb.com. There you can create any kind of book you want including a printed version of your blog. Happy scrapping!

laisha said...

I am placing no wagers but will share this - when we visited Edmonton last winter, one of my cousins proudly showed off the scrapbook that she'd just made of her wedding. They got married when I was eleven, you do the math. No word on a scrapbook of her daughter, now 22 & living in Africa, but it's never too late to start - or finish!

Lexi said...

Tara thats fantastic in starting a scrapbook. Best place to get scrap stuff and ideas and help is from Creative Memories - http://creativememories.ca/ and in the top right corner type your postal code and it'll show you a list of consultants in your area. Whats wonderful is you can go out for a few hrs to a workshop and just scrapbook its a lot of fun.

papertrail said...

A Scrapbook will always be a work in progress...

Its not you, it's the scrapbook...

i think you will fill many pages and create the best work in progress ever!

t said...

thanks for the words or encouragement everyone. so far so good. who knew that little letter transfers and fancy rivets could be so exciting?