Sunday, April 20, 2008

The problem with scrapbooking...

I went to a scrapbook "event" today, since it's National Scrapbooking Day! The event ran from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. I've been to a few of these before, so I knew what to expect. I actually spent some time Thursday evening and this morning sorting pictures. I have a huge bin full of pictures dating back to, um, 1996. Yes, the year my son was born. And he just turned 12. Yikes.

I only got about five pages done today! It takes me forever to come up with a plan. I think I have to do some power lay-outs (laying out a number of pages before you actually put them together) before my trip in June. Otherwise, I'll come home from that trip with a few pages per day, and that would just be wrong.

Since I now have a beautiful new computer armoire, I am using my old desk to sort pictures. I have to say, it's not pretty. It's very, very messy. But, I am going to that scrapbooking retreat in Texas in June, and I simply must have a plan in place by then.

Here's the new armoire. I got it FOR FREE from some friends who are completely gutting their home, and are buying all new custom furniture.

Isn't it pretty? It had some dings in it, but I used a brown Sharpie and VOILA, you can't even see 'em now! I have more stuff in there now, and have more to put in, but I think it will keep our family room in better shape.

Anyway, that's all for now. Hope you have a great weekend!


My Heart For Him (Jesus) said...

I got you beat, my pics go back over 27 years! and are still waiting to be 'booked' sigh..... someday :( I have two vacation scrapbooks started... alas I have lots of started projects... me?= "the unfinished life" :P


Claire said...

Hi gc! Thanks for coming by!

Wow, 27 years. At least you have vacations started - I only have about 15 pages done for both my kids, and not even in books. Just pages. *sigh* I feel like I'm finally get some momentum, though! Yay! :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Claire, it's so pretty! I really like it! Hope you enjoy it & thanks for posting pics of it. And don't worry about organizing those pictures, they'll get organized. If you want to borrow some scrapbook magazines for inspiration, let me know!

Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet said...

That is a great gift! I would love it. It's very pretty and functional.

I have pics back to when we married in 1984. Plus, I have dh's pics and my pics prior to that. Ugh! Many were in albums and then the acid-free discussion came. I pulled them all out of albums, but at least they are in order in photo storage boxes.

Tigerlilly said...

Your a blessing Claire... thank you!

Sniz said...

I'm jealous. What an awesome thing! I feel for you with the scrapbooking. I hope June goes better!

Mrs. C said...

FREE?? That's way nice stuff to get for free.