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Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Lost Art of Scrapbooking {Sigh}

Yesterday was National Scrapbooking Day.

I've known about this holiday for several years.

I feel like maybe once I actually spent the whole day scrapping!

Not this year.

Nope, this week, both of my kids have been teething.  Epic, terrible, awful teething.  As a result, I've been up almost every hour almost every night.  Everything has been moved to the back burner while I try to get through the days on no sleep.  Fun! 

So when I realized that it was National Scrapbooking Day, I didn't even entertain the thought of being able to work on an album.  Instead, I took some photos of the mess that is my current scrapbook "organization."

In the main room of our basement (where the TV is), there's this huge pile of binders and photos and cards for Project Life.  The blue binder is part two of 2012; the yellow is part one of 2013.  There are about twenty photos in this year's album so far.  No journaling.  So far behind, but I am going to catch up.

This is my scrapbook room.  It used to be solely dedicated to scrapbooking.  Now it also contains a kid's craft table, treadmill, TV, and everything else that doesn't fit anywhere else in the house.  I've actually been in the midst of a major revamp for about...two years.

The closet is literally overflowing.  Papers, stickers, albums, books, cards, ribbon...  I love crafting way too much, and I have supplies everywhere.

Those paper towers are full.  Completely full.  I wish I were kidding.

Random "Equal Rights 4 Women" sign is a prop 
from Schoolhouse Rock Live!, which we did in 2008.

This big bookshelf houses some of my photo albums, more books, Project Life albums, patterns and other randomness.  I have an obsession with those plastic totes, if you can't tell.  They're super handy for stashing all sorts of supplies!

The thing is - the room actually looks pretty good right now.  Now, if my little ones ever decide to be asleep at the same time, I might be able to finish the last few piles and have a room that inspires me.  I'm so excited to have the kid's craft table in there - when the babies are old enough to enjoy drawing and painting and stamping and hey, even just coloring (without eating the crayons), we are going to have so much fun!

And maybe one day, I'll celebrate National Scrapbooking Day again.  I think next year... I'll at least try to make a single scrapbook layout.  Baby steps, right?


  1. Holy smokes! That is a lot of scrapbooking paper. :) I used to love it too, but have several unfinished albums. No time. No energy. I love the idea of setting up a children's craft table. It's perfect for sharing your passion with them and nurturing creativity!

    1. I know - ridiculous, isn't it? I keep telling myself to go through and donate some of it, but I'm so darn attached! lol!

  2. I didn't even know you HAD a closet in that room! Wow... Idk how you fit all that stuff in there. You are amazing.


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