Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday's Thoughts...

sorta like Monday's Musings, right?

I am slowly coming back to the world of the functioning.  I was able to scrap a bit during our blackout.  I grabbed some papers and created just for fun.  No assignments, no deadline.  Just to keep my sanity.  It felt good.

I will say that I had a hard time figuring out what to scrap during that crazy phase.  I find myself feeling that way in general even before we lost power.  So I don't scrap unless I have to. 

Lately, I feel like I have too many photos.  I know that sounds weird, but it is almost overwhelming.  In an attempt to gather inspiration, I have snapped and editted and printed.  But I still feel a bit stuck.  I think I am forgetting the stories.

Each photo captures a moment.  Each photo has a backstory where something interesting, funny or meaningful happened just before or just after.  Each photo shares a bit of someone's personality.

I am not focusing on that enough.  I think those meaningful moments will give me the push I need.  So what is my strategy?  Do I simply grab a couple of photos and let the story come to me?  Do I then look for papers and embellishments.  Will that help me to organize myself enough so I WANT to scrap?

I am not sure.  I just know that I want to get back to documenting my family's history.  I want to capture all the members of my family and ensure that a layout or two is completed about each one. I want that lust to scrap...LOL!

I made this layout just because!  I enjoyed finding the color scheme that complimented the photos.  I had these precious pictures of my daughter and my mother.  They are so alike in so many ways.  And their bond is clear.

I used new Bella Blvd. here!  This is the Spring Fling and Easter Things collection mixed in with some older Bella.  That green paper stole my heart...it is called "A Tisket, A Tasket".  This collection has a wonderful color combo and will be great for Easter and Spring, but I think it works great for everyday layouts as well! The journaling cards are from the Sophisticates Short Stories paper and that flower is a Baby Bloom!  I have to say that I love, love, love how Bella products all coordinate with each other!

If you have any thoughts about how to feel more organized and creative, and less overwhelmed...let me know. 

I want to feel the light...


  1. You've put this so well. I've been debating whether to scrap the now and go back to the old...but then worry that I'll never remember the "old" story. Glad to hear I'm not the only one with this issue! And your layout is GORGEOUS!!!

  2. oh such a lovely pics of your girl and her grandma...I can see their bonding - so special! Awesome page as always and love the mixture of papers and colors. Beautiful.

  3. Awww - that is a wonderful layout! And I know just what you mean... My way of coming back to scrapbooking those stories is by using my Smash book. I love that it takes no time to make a double page, and I hardly give it any thought wether the papers and embellishments I use coordinates. I just have fun, and can keep my focus on journaling.

  4. LOVE your layout. I too sometimes feel little overwelmed but then I just get stuck in. I love it when my kids look at a page and remember something completely different. Just go for it and it will be treasure for your family no matter what.

  5. Love Bella and sooo love your layout. How cute are those colors!

  6. how cuuuute are those pics,love them. love your layout and mixes of palette, just beautiful as always


  7. I feel like I'm in a similar rut, Stacey. Why it comes so naturally sometimes and other times it's like a chore to complete a project. This is just so adorable...love the sweet pictures and your layout :)

  8. Gorgeous LO! Love this colorful layout♥
    You always have great pictures!


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