I have a confession to make.
Since I released my book, Life Scraps, how to scrapbook your life through storytelling, last spring…gulp…ready?
I have not scrapbooked even one 12 x 12 layout.
There. I said it. It’s on the table.
There are a few reasons why.
- I was a bit burned out. I think I made about 70 scrapbook pages for that book. Whew, that is a LOT of scrapbooking. Since it takes me up to 2 – 3 hours to make a two page spread, I was a bit burned out. That’s a lot of hours!
- Do I need to make more scrapbook pages? All that time was worth it, because of HOW I was scrapbooking. All 70+ of those pages told the stories of our life…those pages told about our personalities, traditions, values….so honestly, if I never made another page, it would be “okay” because I have created important pages. Pages that really mean something and get to the core of what our family is about.
Since I released the book, I have seen a huge change in the scrapbooking industry. I am finding the trend is going more to, Smash Books and scrapbooks like what I have here with sleeves.
I ordered cards and pages from Project Life a few months ago and just really dove into it this weekend.
WOW!!!!! PEEPS! This was EASY! I can still use my idea of TELLING THE STORY as I taught in my book, but instead of 2 -3 hours per page, I was cranking out page after page after page. In 2 hours I think I did eight pages.
For some of my spreads, I used the pre-printed journaling cards.
But because I am who I am (and that is crafty…) I HAD to do some of my own, as you can see here. I used some of Stampin’ Up’s new Halloween Stamps and papers and the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. It really only took me a couple minutes to make up these journaling cards.
If you would like to learn more and get inspired to tell your family’s story, be sure to check out my book: Life Scraps, how to scrapbook your life through storytelling
Leave me a comment…are you scrapbooking? Are you doing the “traditional” 12 x 12 pages? Journals? Smash Books? Project Life? I’d love to know! I’ll be sharing another page on my Facebook page, so be sure to hop over there and join in the conversation!