Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Messy achievement!



Actually, now I look at this, it doesn't seem so bad! This has been my work space for the last 2 days..I can't show you what was going on behind me on the worktops, stool tops, floor..because I've cleared it up!! Hooray! The album is finished:I like it. Unlike the one that I didn't photograph before taking to the shop, this one is plain papers, neater edges, no ribbons or extra 'stuff' to make it look untidy. You have to agree, there are those that recoil in horror at the sight of tags, ribbons, fibres and heavily ripped edges inked and stamped randomly, so it's nice to be able to reassure potential workshopeers that the album is, without doubt, to be done in the style that pleases them, not me (no, really!).


I've used the Bind It All this time, and now think I should have taken the time to extend the rings the length of the book....but I'm a coward about working it out and good gracious, if I got it wrong after all that work, I would experience a huge bad mood. Because there would be no-one else to blame. I hate that. And I'm generally scared of my Bind It All. It definitely falls into the category of 'thing-I-most-wanted-because-it-was-new-and-everyone-else-was-getting-one'. This is possibly the 4th time I've used it. In 18 months. Not exactly a bargain huh! Sally Ann commented on a previous post that this is a keeping-up-with-the-Jones' thing and I couldn't agree more. Perfectly driven by the marketing arm of the industry too. Difficult to resist, apparently! The worst part of it for me is the guilt! My, what a tangled personality I must be. And there I am thinking I'm as transparent as glass and shallow as a puddle. Oh, and very untidy!























6 comments:

my5bratz said...

GREAT album!!! i agree about the "scare factor" of the BIA I brought myself one for xmas and it is still in the box, in the plastic bag, under my desk where it has sat since I came home from the shops...with it's sister, Dream Cuts...lol

Jo Power said...

I have very few things that I don't use but I would love a bia but like yourself I would be scared of it as I have never seen someone working with it and it would just gather dust like the juicer I desperatly wanted and the coffee machine and the .......... Oh well you get the idea.

It's My Life! said...

Release the guilt about the mess! Ü One cannot be creative and expect no mess! You have done a great job and I LOVE the theme. I love the inspiration that comes from others work. You have inspired me to make another word album. I made a small one for my mum last year. TFS. ~Glen~

Debsg said...

Your work space is very familiar. Think I will take a pic of mine, but not sure if I am brave enough to post it!

stephanie said...

g8 album...recognize the photos too...:)

Sandie Grisé said...

moving your scrapbooking stuff from one room to another is still "moving". Good luck with getting the new space organized. I like the idea of using the bind it all on the mini travel album. I have the Family one and have been putting off making it only because of how I was going to secure it- thanks for the wonderful idea!