Maggie doesn’t just live life, she attacks it. Why jog to fetch the ball when you can race full-speed? Why wag your tail when Papa comes home when you can spin in circles and yip with joy? Why leave Mama alone when she’s soaking in the bath when you can sit pretty and beg to get your hair shampooed? (Seriously.)
I’ve been meaning to start this album for years, but the May challenges at The Lilypad finally pushed me into it, and I’m SO glad! I collect inexpensive jewelry from our destination any time my husband and I travel together. This album will pair photos of the jewelry with shots of the destination, and include a short anecdote about why I selected that particular piece. This shows the earrings I picked out for our recent visit to Paris.
Not only was this a great challenge just to get me scrapping, but it’s the boot in the pants I needed to start a project that I’ve been thinking about for a couple years! I’ve got a Pinterest board I’ve been using to collect quotes that are words of advice for my stepdaughter and nieces. I’ve been wanting to create an album where I combine the quotes with short essays where I explain why I feel it’s good advice or sharing some of my personal experience.
Mike told us when we arrived that the world famous Dutch tulips weren’t open yet, but they should be during our visit. I spotted planters overflowing with these stunning blooms lining the streets of Amsterdam, looking as if they’d been brushed with swaths of red paint. So pretty!
In this post, I talked about how I’ve reached Digital Scrapbooking Supply Nirvana, where I can see what I have, find what I need, and use it all when and how I want. In this post, I shared my workflow and showed how I add new supplies to my library. Th …
Or, How I Add New Stuff to My Library In this post, I talked about how I’ve reached Digital Scrapbooking Supply Nirvana, where I can see what I have, find what I need, and use it all when and how I want. It’s probably easiest to explain how I organize …
I believe a big part of maturity lies in learning who you are and what you need to thrive. I discovered, a long time ago, that I need a dedicated space to create. I need that space to be orderly. And I need to easily see my supplies, or I don’t use them. When I made the transition from physical cardstock and stamps to digital ones, I didn’t immediately apply that knowledge of self to my new virtual studio. I’m convinced that’s why it took me so long to become a productive and happy digital scrapbooker. In 2012, I decided I’d had enough. I was spending money to purchase digital supplies, but had only a handful of pages to show for it. Scrapbooking was no longer a joy, and it was a creative outlet I sorely missed. So I gutted and remodeled my “virtual craft room”. Here’s how I created my own Digital Scrapbooking Nirvana.
I recognize there are many things I do with and for my dogs that are patently ridiculous. Jim reminds me of this often. But some of what seems ridiculous at first glance is driven by necessity; if nothing else, a necessity for my own mental health.
One of the Challenges issued during MOC 2016 had me stumped. “Your challenge,” they wrote, ”is to choose ONE WORD that describes you, place it on your page loud and proud … and then journal about why this word is YOU. But the catch is it has to be a POSITIVE word. Some days it is hard to look at ourselves and see the good and beautiful within us … but I can guarantee you, it is in there, and now I want you to bring it out and tell us all about [it].” Every word I came up with had a negative connotation. What does that say about my current mindset? So I decided to ask my friends.