Scraplifting is a great way to inspire you to create new layouts or to get you out of a scrapbooking rut. Sometimes you just need some inspiration to finish your album. Other times you might not be sure how to layout the pictures that you have so you look for ideas. I know I have scraplifted several layouts over the ten years that I have been scrapping. I never complete the layouts exactly the same but they definitely help me when I am in a rut! I have been so busy lately creating a website and working on ideas to share on my blog that I haven’t scrapped in a few days. I think I will attempt to scrapbook tonight but you never know when you have two monsters at home how that is going to pan out! Here are a few ideas that I have scraplifted.
So I have been so busy this weekend creating a website, going to not one but 2 birthday parties and looking for buttons and rik rak for arts and crafts projects for my little 4-year-old. Then of course before you know it Monday is back and you have to go back to work!!! Geeeeezzzz no wonder why I am a coffee monster. It seems like it is always non stop. I did manage to find some time for my scrapbooking though!!! Still working on my 2010 album. I am probably about a quarter of the way done but as I am scrapbooking I realize that the whole month of February is missing. So as I sit scratching my head going really did I not take any pictures of my monsters in the month of February of 2010??? I guess its possible but I am generally a picture-taking monster!!! So I have a mission to find the month of February somewhere in my memory manager program so that I can print them and scrapbook them. Good thing is that I am using side loading sleeves that I can just go ahead and rearrange my album at any time so that the pictures can be in order. You see, some people are chronological scrapbookers and some people are theme scrapbookers. My OCD (I say this jokingly because it really should be called CDO, because the letters should be in alphabetical order) does not allow me to be a theme scrapbooker. For this reason my yearly scrapbooks are done by month. I also enjoy scrapbooking chronologically because it really gives me a chance to see how much my children have changed over the year. Toddler years and teen years seem to be the years to watch your children change right in front of your face. I wonder what kind of scrapbooker are you and why? Please leave some comments so I don’t feel like the only OCD scrapbooker in the world!!!!
I did find that during my busy weekend Wal-Mart is definitely the cheapest place to buy a package of buttons or any buttons for that matter. Michaels did not have a bag of assorted buttons and Wal-Mart did and for only $5.99!!! I bought some canvas wall hangings and I plan on letting my little monster go to town gluing buttons on her canvas. This lovely idea came to me when my little monster became fascinated with the button that fell off my sweater the other day. So I figured what better way to foster that then let her have a blast gluing a bunch of buttons!!!
Happy Scrapping Everyone 🙂