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: