I wanted to address a few more questions/requests while I had a minute:
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A FEW OF MY FAVORITES
On the Creating Keepsakes’ home page, there is currently a video of me talking about & showing a few of my favorite scrapbooking tools. (Question to self: Do I always talk that fast?) You can watch Lisa Bearnson talking about a few of her favorites too. We did these segments in her home. So no – that’s not my office; that’s Lisa’s super cute room. I know I need to post pictures of my space and I promise – I *will* get to that.
This is in reference to the picture of my chronological albums (vol. 34, etc.) that I posted on April 28th. Volume 1 began in 1994 when I graduated from high school.
Oh yeah … check out the locks! That’s when I began scrapbooking, so I just started from there. Everything since then has gone in subsequent albums, in chronological order, and – like I said – I also have a bunch of theme albums and now, our kids have their own ongoing albums. In our family chronological albums, we’re currently in volume 41. Okay. That’s just crazy, I know.
The thing is, I started scrapbooking when I was young & single and it wasn’t too long after that that I began teaching scrapbooking and then working for Creating Keepsakes magazine. So needless to say, scrapbooking has been a really big part of my life and I was doing it for 8 years before we had our first child. I also am an “efficient” scrapbooker, meaning that while I totally enjoy the process and the artistic side of scrapbooking, I equally enjoy the organizational and “having it done” side of this hobby as well.
The great thing is I’m never done. Nobody is. We’re not in this to be “caught up” by any means, but it is nice to have as much of our life, and our family’s life, documented as we can. I’ve learned a lot over the years, like what I want to be sure to get in the scrapbooks, and what’s really not all that important. If I knew then what I know now, I’d probably have fewer volumes with more “important” stuff. Know what I mean?