Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Happy National Scrapbook Day everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your day. . . and possibly doing some scrapbooking?! I wish I was spending my NSD scrapbooking away, but instead I am spending the entire day out in the yard doing spring cleanup. . .FINALLY! Yes, I have been putting it off, and yes I can be a bit of a procrastinator at times. Whaaa?! Me?! Yes.

Gage has been home from school the past three days with allergies/asthma. Poor little guy gets coughing so hard he gags himself and throws up. It has not been fun for either of us. I don't do barf well. We have been doing nebulizer treatments which has helped, but as soon as he gets outside, or too excited, he starts coughing/gagging again. On a positive note, I have also had the past couple of days off work! YAY! . . . until Monday when I have to get all caught up.

Yesterday I was able to squeeze in some crafting time, and was so excited to get a scrapbook page done! Except that I had creative block! I used to be a BIG time scrapbooker, like about 8 years ago before I had Gage, now I am lucky if I get one or two pages done a year! Horrible, I know! I have not been good at all about scrabooking this amazing little boy's life. I keep saying I will, but then I get busy doing other things. But, I am committed to getting some albums done. As I sat down and chose a photo I wanted to create a layout with, I had a very difficult time coming up with any ideas. It was as if I had forgotten how to scrapbook! Yikes! Luckily, dear sweet Mrs. Cathy Caines came to my rescue! She is an amazing scrapbooker, and she was so kind as to offer me some suggestions on my page. Actually, I won't lie, I basically had to start over because what I had was hideous! But after some much needed suggestions and changes, I was finally able to complete my project!
I have been obsessed lately with my new Heidi Swapp Minc foiling machine, and have been foiling everything! It was hard to get the light to show the shimmer and shine of these fun elements. . . I am also a horrible photographer. . . but they are so shiny and fun! I am like a deer in headlights looking at all the fun shiny things! The "awesome" is actually the negative of one of the phrases (from Stampin' Up!s Moments Ago digital download) that I foiled, but it was just so cool I couldn't bring myself to throw it away! So, I trimmed it and stuck it on my page!

The fun corrugated accents are from Stampin' Up!s Playground Accessory Kit (on sale now), and the journal quote is from the coordinating Playground Card Collection (also on sale). I matted the photo with some Confetti Celebration DSP (yes, also on sale)!!

And then of course, I upcycled a cardboard box by tearing off pieces and stapling them to the top and bottoms of my page. Sigh. . . one page done. 5000 more to do! I do plan on doing more pocket pages, as those seem to be MUCH quicker and easier for me. . . but I still want a few traditional pages, and could certainly use the practice as I have gotten quite rusty!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all enjoy your day!

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1 comment:

  1. Well now didn't this turn out perfect!!! Gage is the MAN!