One of my Other Obsessions

Several of you that I know IRL know that I love to scrapbook but don't get nearly enough time to do it. It's much easier to stitch or knit on something for an hour - which is all I have very often - than it is to scrap/crop. In my world (and yours may be completely different), I have to decide what pictures I'm going to scrap and then get out all of my supplies and look through magazines for ideas. Once I have the idea, then there's the time to create it, lay it out, glue it down. I am not known as a speed demon in any of my crafts, but I have to be in the snail category for scrapbooking.

I had taken a long break from scrapbooking - this can be attributed to several physical injuries and recoveries (that we probably don't need to rehash). Then, way back in May (while I was still in my boot from surgery), I went on a weekend scrapbook retreat. Being on crutches slowed me down from my snail's pace but I had a lot of fun and my love of scrapbooking came back strong. Since then I have been trying to get organized or reorganized to get back to it. The first weekend in August I attended the Create.Crop.Cure (a 12 hour crop to support the Susan G. Komen 3 day walk) with two good friends, Vicki and Alisa. We had a lot of fun and I managed to get a few spreads done as well.

I didn't have any firm plans for Labor Day weekend and was very jealous when Vicki told me that she would be scrapping all day Friday. Then I spoke to her Friday night and she invited me over to join her and Jennifer for scrapping on Saturday.

I'd like to share one of the two (yes two - I said I was slow) spreads that I got done on Saturday. This is of my nephew, Nicholas. I'm very pleased with the way that it turned out.


Sharon said...

Great layout!

I've been trying to find time to get back to scrapbooking. I go up to my table, look around, and it just drains me to think about even trying to put anything to the page.

I'm in the pretty darned slow category as well which doesn't help. And I've accumulated so many supplies I get overwhelmed trying to decide what to use on this layout and have I used that technique lately. Perhaps it's time for a scrapbook supply purge.

Jean in Georgia said...

Your scrapbooking looks great. And that Nicholas is a heartbreaker!