Life, Scrapbooking

AWOL no more

Ahem…ok, so I haven’t blogged. It’s basically because I haven’t scrapbooked. I don’t know what’s going on – it’s not really mojo loss or Reverse Midas Syndrome this time, because I’ve been able to produce stuff I’m happy with for the magazine and whatnot. Oh no – I just realized what might be wrong – I’ve combined my two biggest time-consumers: scrapbooking and procrastination! Gaah.

Hoping it will bring my motivation back, I’ve started (shock!) cleaning my scrapbook room (yes Tom, you can stop bitching about it now. How’s that upstairs bathroom coming along by the way? Mohahahaaa.) – a job I started in October…see, I really am a procrastinator! Anyway, hopefully I’ll be done in a day or two so we can reclaim our dining room table.

The other thing I’ve been doing to get scrapping again is going through my albums and thinking about why I scrapbook. My albums are full of lame, boring layouts that just feel like a waste of space. I actually removed a bunch of them from the albums, and surprise surprise, most of them are single-photo layouts with no journaling and no story. Lately I’ve been gravitating toward the exact opposite; multi-photo + journaling. Old school. Layouts that make me smile and evoke memories. That’s the stuff.

Oh, and I guess I should mention that I am off the crutches! My ankle is almost back to normal (it still gets stiff and swollen after workouts, but at least it doesn’t hurt). Speaking of crutches – I put the photo of me hobbling around the dog park on crutches on flickr, and suddenly noticed that it had 600 more views than my other photos. I checked the stats, and the hits were from, oh joy, a German BRACE AND CAST FETISH FORUM. What is wrong with people? I can sort of understand that some people have a foot fetish – at least that’s a body part – but braces and casts?? Seriously?? One thing’s for sure – when we have kids, I am definitely putting their photos in the friends and family filter.


It feels wrong to post without including a layout, so here’s one from CK. All the SoY girls were asked to scrap our passion, and this coincided nicely with the fact that Tom and Amy had just gotten us hooked on hiking. So I made an opening page for our hiking album:

Leave only footprints

(bigger version)

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  • Reply Eli March 26, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Ja hva finnes det ikke grupper for på internett! Noen folk er rett og slett rare!! Godt du har blitt kvitt krykkene og kan være mer aktiv igjen slik du ønsker. Dere er jo blitt supre på å erobre fjell – må føles herlig :) Knallflott layout!! Jeg kjenner på at jeg er veldig der jeg også; det med tekst på sidene. Må rett og slett bli flinkere, for akkurat den samme følelsen satt jeg med her da jeg gikk gjennom albumene mine i påsken. Så mye meningsløst jeg har laget! *blæh* Jobbe for å bli flinkere til å planlegge og få tekst på plass ja. Du er jo knallflink; så nå skal jeg la meg inspirere av blant annet den flotte layouten her og sette meg ned og skrive masse tekst til en layout jeg holder på med. Håper at du får gode dager og at ryddingen av scrapperommet hjelper på slik du ønsker. Klem, Eli

  • Reply ania March 27, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Åååh jeg sloss litt med de samme følelsene gitt..dvs..singlephotos/ikke journaling vs det andre… men..i noen tilfeller så synes jeg det er helt greit egentlig..eller..jeg synes dets er fint ut og at tekst bare vil ødelegge helheten…men…om noen år vil jeg kanksje tenke anerledes…. hrm..hva med tekst på baksiden på lo’er der det ellers ville ødelagt helheten? Jeg scrapper uten mål og mening og vips så var det ikke plass til noe mer gitt liksom :P Anywaayssssssss folk er rare og huzzah for deg og scrapperommet ditt!! :D *klem* :)

  • Reply Ann Hedvig March 27, 2008 at 1:33 am

    Så kjekkt å se at du blogger igjen :o)

    Ja enkelte folk er rare Ingunn, tror nok jeg hadde fått ganske så bra hakeslepp, når jeg oppdaget hvem som hadde vært og sett på bildet *lol* Kjempeflott at foten kommer seg igjen da, ingenting er som å bli frisk :o)

    Og du, jeg også har holdt på med ett slikt ryddeprosjekt av scrapperommet, men det tar litt tid å få det ferdig ja, stadig ett eller annet som skjer, og så er det jaggu like rotete igjen *rødme*

    Lykke til, klem!

  • Reply Joscelyne (Joscie) Cutchens March 27, 2008 at 3:38 am

    I am so glad to see that you are back! and feeling better… I have been cleaning up my scrap space too. I just threw away all scrap mags from 2006 and older. do you know, I felt so much better, I just kept cleaning, sorting, purging until now that it’s 1:30am Hawaii time… and I am still not complete but wow, I feel great! :) I have missed your blog lots, and so so glad to see you back :)

  • Reply Anilu Magloire March 27, 2008 at 5:46 am

    First of all, welcome back!! We missed you here in blogland :)

    Second, this post got me thinking about my pages too. I really need to start journaling. I am into multi photo much more lately, but I still don’t journal.

    I’m gonna do like you and print my journaling so it’s all pretty :)

  • Reply Allison March 27, 2008 at 6:58 am

    I’m so glad you are back!

    That is insane about the brace and cast fetish forum! I have never heard of anything like that! There are some really weird people out there.

  • Reply Jorunn March 27, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Så fint å se en ny bloggpost fra deg!! Jeg har lurt på hvordan det har stått til med deg og beinet og scrappingen og alt :D LO’en var lekker som alltid, og jeg er helt enig med deg i at det er historiefortellingen som er spennende når man ser tilbake på LO’ene i albumet. For noen merkelige mennesker du har hatt innom flickr-kontoen din da, herlighet!! Noen har rare lyster ja…

  • Reply julie March 28, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    welcome back. i just spent the week in oslo, which was LOVELY!! and it made me think of checking your site when i came home. i am new to scrapping and subscribed to label tulip because of your LOs–they are some of the most real and authentic out there to me. i feel a lot of what’s out there isn’t and i really appreciate the inspiration i get from yours, even tho’ i strangely can’t really get started. i’m glad you’re back and i’ll keep checking back for inspiration. tusind tak for det!

  • Reply Samantha March 28, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Glad to see you’re back!! I had to shudder at that whole German fettish club…yikes! What IS wrong with people??

  • Reply noel joy March 29, 2008 at 10:48 am

    crazy cast freaks! yikes.

    i’m glad you’re back. i’ve been thinking about you lately. glad you’re able to get around mostly. did you guys ever get up to the kangaroo farm?

  • Reply Aimee March 29, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    glad you’re back and feeling better. isn’t it nice to get the crafty stuff organized? funny how it all piles up, isn’t it? can’t wait to see new pages!!

  • Reply rachel mai March 29, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Yay, she posted! I must have my husband read this post for the ‘fettish factor’–soooo funny. I guess now you know how to get more views on your pics. :) Happy Scrap Cleaning. Can’t wait to see some more layouts.

  • Reply Tracy April 1, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    OH MY GOD!! I cannot believe there is such a fetish group! Now I will be wondering what whackos are looking at my photos!! :)

    Cleaning/organizing always makes me feel motivated as well! I grab a box and usually fill it with stuff for Operation Scrapbook, which also makes me feel good! :)

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