If not, how close are you?
I have some questions for you in a minute, so please be sure to look for them below. I thought I’d share with you what I accomplished this month in our journey together to finish a scrapbook album in less than 30 days, and you can share a link to your own blog post or gallery entry to share all you’ve done..
Six Complete Pages
I originally thought I’d have a little more than that, but once I moved some things around to solve some massive problems (Members got to see that magic happened in the Everyday Life scrapbook video), I ended up having less to do than I thought…
Eating outside almost every day of the year makes me so happy.
There was a flower shop near the dance studio’s old location and most Wednesday nights when it was Dad’s turn to pick up Trinity (usually every other week) they would stop at the flower shop first and pick out a beautiful bouquet. These are my favorite kinds of gifts.
I made a vellum pocket and put three more pictures of flowers from Izzy and Trinity inside.
Around 2010 we finally built the garage into a studio! * Goodbye, 3 days of a video studio in our living room every one to two weeks! * Goodbye, audio studio and messy office desk in our master bedroom! * Goodbye, giant fat cable that ran from one corner of the house (our bedroom), down the hall in full view of the living room to the opposite corner of the house (my scrap room)! * Hello, peaceful, happy, sweet, inspiring haven of a home! :)
You became vegan in 2009. You decided you wanted to start cooking with me. You bought us the best new cooking tools…
matching cutting boards
a Vitamix blender
a food processor
I bought us aprons (NOT matching).
And we found we move in coordination — like a knife and fork — without having to state who’s doing what. It just happens.
Two years or so later I began dancing every night at the studio and you took over as head chef. You bought a pressure cooker and Trin and I come home to a fresh hot meal every night.
2012 – ongoing…
Missing Details on Older Pages
I was missing some vital info and was in need of a few additional details on some of my old pocketed pages…
I added these chipboard cameras to some empty pocket pages. Front and back. I wish I had taken out the inner circle, though!
I made a title page for the focus of one week in 2010…
In addition to these I was still able to scrapbook a nice handful of pages for other albums, too. This project wasn’t overwhelming in any way.
How Much Better the Album is Now!
Wow — my album feels so much better in so many ways! If you got to watch the process video tutorial: Complete an Everyday Life Album, then you saw what a mess some of us have to deal with, and how easy it can be to fix problems like massive lumps and unevenness.
But another simple but big transformation that I love has to do with overall mood. When I started my album around 2007 I was using drab colors, and now with some time and perspective, I know those colors don’t reflect our everyday life at all. I didn’t change any of the old layouts. But by adding a colorful title page and the other five new pages scattered throughout my album, I do feel like the mood of the album is wonderful.
Some questions for you…
- How did you do with this project? Did you finish? Do you feel good about it?
- Is this something you would like to do with me again in the future?
- What paradigm shifts did you have this month as we talked about scrapbooking albums?
And please don’t forget to share a link if you blog about your album completion for our Play Along. Thank you for all the enthusiasm! It kept me excited — you guys are awesome!
Did you miss the series? You can still play along and go at your own pace! Click here to start finishing up a scrapbook album.