The documenting was the easy part, taking photos and doing my usual blogging thing. Then I had to put it all together…
The stuff I needed to get, the album, backing pages, sticky dots, lettering, labels, stickers which saw me venture into Spotlight and Lincraft’s scrapbooking sections. So much stuff! So much to buy! I can see why people will continue scrapbooking because the stash of stuff you will accumulate from frequent visits to stores will have you scrapbooking forever.
I had written other things along the way, describing what I had done on that day and what had been on the menu. This was a boon, as by the time I had come to actually putting it together, much of it had been forgotten.
I realised to scrapbook well, you need time to do it by yourself, preferably without little hands ‘helping’. You need time to lay it out and to spread it out over a large surface, (preferably one that is not already covered with laundry, books, and papers), and time to plan. And I realised…I don’t always have that time! And if I do there are so many other things I could be doing with that time, like reading, writing, crocheting, knitting, and the myriad of other tasks that can take up your time.
While I am not a scrapbooker, I am glad to have done the challenge. It has been nice to look back upon that week and see how my kids have changed in a year.