Sunday, May 4, 2008

National Scrapbook day came and went

and i haven't scrapped in over a month - so there.
Life has just been so busy.
However I've been working on a project for the FIL's 80th birthday. We're having a little entertainment at the party - photos with music of his life and family. It will be wonderful. Last update from those putting it together is there will be over 150 pics submitted from all six siblings. Anyway I had to search through about 24 years of photos to get our entries. No small feat I tell you - but it will be worth it. He will love it. DH and I are going to follow up with a framed collage of photos and an album from the party.
As I looked through the boxes and boxes of photos it became abundantly clear I have gotten next to nothing done in the way of scrapbooking. Seriously, in all the years I've scrapped (10 years) I have so little to show for it. This is a recurring revelation. That is how this blog was born really. Getting so hung up in the scrapbooking world I'm not getting much accomplished.
I have to make some progress. I probably have to stop scrappin every picture (gasp!). So i broke down and ordered Stacy Julian's "Photo Freedom" book. It's the book wherein she tells her system that she teaches in her Library of Memories class. I'm hoping the book will arrive sooner than later this week. I'll do a review and then I'm going to get to work. I'm not sure if I'll follow all of her system - that remains to be seen. But I'm thinking there has to be a better way. My own little system here was definitely helping me make some headway but I've gotta get more done. Stay tuned!


Donna Layton said...

Suzy?? Is that you??
Ha! Can you believe it's me?? Google Reader. I'll never miss the musings of your alter ego again. Speaking of....I love the 8.5x11 layouts below. Especially the poinsettia lo. So cute.
I've got to do a few things before I answer some emails. I'll write in a bit or maybe after I take J to school. Still need to check out the CH post about AOL grief., you're not putting together a piece for J's dad that contains 150 photos are you?? No...I know better than that. I'm thinkin' slide show.

June Houck said...

Kudos to you. I know you will come up with an efficient plan and you will see progress.
I'm glad you will keep us updated so we can cheer you on and be motivated by you at the same time.