I used to LOVE to go to crops, enjoying all the paper and stickers and glue. But I hadn't scrapbooked in a really long time. I was inspired by something my friend, Amy Gretchen showed me once when we were together. She showed me this little notebook where she writes down cute things her girls say, things that the family does, and she spoke about "documenting her family's life". She doesn't even know it, but I was so inspired by that!
As a stay at home mom, I take this job very seriously and I love it. In that moment, I felt that part of my job was to document these years that go by oh-so-quickly. When I am in the weeds of it all, I don't get around to scrapbooking. Not only is it highly enjoyable to scrapbook, but the family will be so grateful for the memories preserved for later. It was like AG gave me permission to scrapbook again:)
|Soleil's choices on the left, mine on the right.|
For the last two days, I have been back into it. I am sad that there are no longer scrapbook stores to wander, but Hobby Lobby was there for me:) I went and bought new stickers, paper, and paint to coordinate, and I have been spending about 2 hours a day working on my book. I tend to keep my nose to the grindstone all day, and I have to say, this permission to create has made my other chores much more enjoyable!!
I am doing Project Life, and I have lots of extra cards. If you could use some, comment below, and I will mail some to you :)