After quite a long break (so long that my tool pouch was a little dusty) I've created a scrapbook layout.
I am tragically behind on my 2015 album. It is so hard to keep up with it, do you find? I have been thinking quite a bit about how I am going to document our stories moving forward. When the girls were babies and I was at home with them, I made so many layouts - the albums from those years are quite literally bursting at the seams - but now I am back at work full time and it is truly impossible for me to keep up that level of creating. I still want to scrapbook, but how much, and when? It is a bit of a struggle for sure....
One thing that does help is having my pictures and papers on hand. The paper I used on this layout is from the Anything Goes line by Echo Park. I also used the coordinating embellishment pack which makes putting a layout together so easy.
Because this was my first layout in quite some time, I turned to The Memory Nest
for some inspiration. Nothing like a clean and simple sketch
to get the creative juices flowing.
I look forward to showing you some more layouts soon as I chip away at my 2015 album; maybe it will have fewer layouts in it than there would have been in the past, but fewer layouts is better than none at all, am I right? Accepting that I can only do so much is key, I think, in keeping the joy in my scrapbooking.
I'm linking up with Make it Monday at The Memory Nest.
So glad you chose us for inspiration! I agree, the sketches are easily made your own! My son is grown and gone but I certainly understand that there is never enough time! Just enjoy whatever you get done! Love your page!! Thanks for choosing The Memory Nest!ReplyDelete
That is the key, isn't it: just enjoy what you can do...this is a fun hobby after all. Thanks so much for your encouraging words, Marci.Delete
Yes, just do what you can, Rachel. I did not start scrapbooking until my children were adults. I was a Creative Memories consultant for 7 years and during that time made an album for each of my kids. I have also made little albums for each of my grand's first year. However, I still have tons of photos that are not well organized and in the end probably will be tossed. As a measure of what to keep I am trying to look at photos and decide if they are part of a story I can at least briefly journal about. If not, I can offer them to other family members or toss them. I love seeing the pages you have shown us, and can imagine the girls will/do treasure your efforts.ReplyDelete
When I started working as a Teaching Assistant at an elementary school, I found my all time favorite job [except for being a mother :) ] My youngest child was in kindergarten when I started working at the school, and I soon realized I had to make different choices in time management, as you are now. I am cheering you on in your process.
Happy Spring! xx
Thank you so much for your encouragement. Working full time has certainly required a lot of reconsidering in regards to time management. I am determined to do what I can, and love what I do...Delete
Thanks for the cheers, and I am sending them right back to you as well....
Yay! Great to see you scrapbooking again Rachel, we all miss you at The memory Nest. And a really fabulous page with lovely vibrant colours.ReplyDelete
I didn't start scrapbooking until my family were all grown up but I still make pages about them as children occasionally. I think the key is to be organised with your photographs and add odd sticky notes of any important info then you can always go back to them later when your life calms down again.
Thank you so much Jane. I am glad to be back to scrapbooking. I agree with you, organized photos and little notes are the key...I am currently getting my pages planned out and then there should be no stopping me.Delete
LOVE this page and picture!!! Perfect colors and three beautiful gals!!! And yes, we miss you!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Leslie. It feels good to be back to scrapbooking. Thank you for all the inspiration you provide over at The Memory Nest.Delete
You are welcome and you are so sweet!! :)Delete