Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Scrappin'

I have been scrapbooking since before 1996 and I have always said there are three distinct activities in scrapbooking - shopping for scrapbook supplies, organizing scrapbook supplies and then actual scrapbooking. I am glad that I am finished with shopping for scrapbook supplies. I can only image the thousands of dollars I have spent on scrapbook supplies that I have never used and never opened. Now, I wish I was done organizing my scrapbook supplies. I have never had a space that I was totally happy with and I have determined that I just have way too much stuff and I will never get it all organized unless I ruthlessly purge my supplies. So, this week I went through two boxes. One was older duplicate photos that I have already scrapbooked. I threw away a bunch of random photos and am going to let my kids go through the rest. If they don't want them they are going in the trash. I have one small stack that I kept for myself. The second box was miscellaneous supplies. I have started a trash pile, a sell or give away pile and a keep pile. I plan to be ruthless. I want an organized scrap area where I can actually do some paper scrapbooking. I will let you know how it goes.

This week I got three digital layouts done. These are all from Jessica Sprague's Photoshop Friday series. For only a dollar you get some awesome templates and instructions to make great layouts.

My to-do's for next week:
  1. Continue doing something, anything in my never ending quest for organization of my scrap supplies.
  2. Catch up on My Project Life 365 pictures, journaling, and blog posts.
  3. I still have not done a thing other than download the materials from the on line class with Shimelle Lane. It is both photography and scrapbooking so I want to get started with that this week.
The challenge last week was to use flowers on a layout - there are two flowers on the Lovely layout so I think that qualifies.

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Forgetfulone said...

You forgot taking photos as a scrap activity! My favorite part!

Your layouts are beautiful. Thanks for hosting SS.

Melinda said...

I was more of a collector of scrap supplies than a scrapper when I did paper. That's one reason I switched to digital. You might think about putting together some bundles of supplies you are purging and doing a giveaway or contest at your blog.

I really like the swimming pages...I love the way you did the swirl shape with the pictures.

Melanie said...

I like the 3 concepts of scrapbooking. I have finished with Step 2 but I still buy more scrapping supplies, just not so freely. lol

Love your pages Christine.
They are all stunning.

Hope you have a good week ahead.

♥Georgie♥ said...

I always admire those scrappers out there...i just didnt get that gene...i am not creative in any form!