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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Starting another scrapbook

This is the first page & my most recent layout

I have been procrastinating a little on starting the 2nd scrapbook I am doing for my aunt. I have until Aug. to finish this book, but I want to finish it in time to take it to Idaho with me. I have been feeling uninspired which is surprising. However, despite it taking me about 4 hours total, I finished the first page! It's crazy how some layouts just seem to happen and others take me forever to get just right. This page looks pretty cute. I have to laugh a little. . .just recently I had someone say to me that scrapbooking was just a way to make one photo cost $20.00 I admit scrapbooking has cost me quite a bit of money over the years, but in exchange I preserve my memories and other peoples memories while creating a piece of art. I don't think of the money because I simply enjoy having an outlet. The joy I get from the books I have made for my family and for myself are simply priceless. I have also been told that the pages(books) I have made for others bring so much joy to the recipients. I am not the best at it. I can't afford all the fancy embellishments, but I create what I can.

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1 comment:

Jen said...

You are AMAZING at it! I wish I had half the talent you did!

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