That I LOVE this hobby of memory keeping is a well known, unfaltering, unmitigated, and all round universal truth. Love it. Everything about it. The creativity, the memory keeping, the collecting, the friends I have made as a result of it- (both online and off). So, it is fair to say- I am always very enthusiastic about getting a block of time to scrap. And that, my friends, is the catch 22 of scrapping for me. I am so darn enthusiastic- there are SO MANY ideas in my head and in my notebooks and on my hard drive- that sometimes when I do get a chance to just enjoy my time scrapping- sometimes I am frozen by the flood-waters. A dear in the headlights.
I have found it is important to keep moving forward though. Sure, I could get lost in Pinterest or on Etsy until I “decide” what to do- but you and I both know that 2 hours and 2 cups of coffee will pass with nothing to show for it other that a few more pins or a wish list of purchases I really don’t need.
My “go-bag” in these times of paralysis is a little basket of mini books I have and my box of morgue photos. (I wrote about those a few posts back- these are the doubles- the cut ups and cast offs that have a home in a little box on my shelf. It’s like a holding pattern for B list photos)
|here’s my basket full of mini goodness!|
|I painted this little mini book, added a few pictures and scraps I had from another project, then added some journaling about the day. This is one of my little guy’s favorites- so it stays out all year.|
|Here is a mini I made with badge holders and a jump ring. You just slip the photos into the badge holders and staple the establishments on top. This book is a collection of photos of my boys and the lyrics of the Rascal Flat’s song, “I Wish”|
|This one was made with a little paint on top of old flash cards I had. I journaled about a Cake decorating class I took with my big guy, Ryan.|