I thought to torture you with proof that at least for one day of a month, I actually do what I type a lot about doing.
I'm not a scrapbooker of extraordinary talent, but I absolutely love doing it. I love the social day of the Crop, I love finishing and working on bits and pieces at home surrounded by all my stuff, I love taking the photos, I love the recall of memories, all of it. You know that I'm less enthusiastic about the packing and the choosing.. putting the pages together doesn't come as naturally as I'd like it to. Obviously, the packing part isn't because of that. That's because I've got too much stuff and need to take it all because I'm a little disorganised. I know it's hard to believe, but in this very room on a Friday prior to Crop....believe me!
So here's a handful of LOs. Some have hidden challenges, unfinished journaling, and some are waiting for trimming and albumising. (Albumising..oh dear me, I just invented a new verb!)
Take Jim's 40th birthday for example. Set aside your shock that Jim is now 56, because really you wouldn't know it, and I need time, people! Set aside my foolish reluctance to do a double page (I can't, Mummy, it's too hard) and concentrate on the word at the bottom. The challenge from Mr D was to include one of the - and I quote - 'arty, motivational words that you lot use'. Well, no contest really, although I could easily have contrived the LO to include 'imagine' or 'dream' believe me. Ha! I win. I must remember to show him!
This is a teeny page for the Prom Album that is a gift for the Mother of (one of those) Prom boy. I use the word 'boy' advisedly. And that's why the tag is blank. Apart from the Boy, I don't know who these people are and I can't really make up stuff now, can I? Incidentally, scrapping other people's photos is fun. No emotional attachment to them means you just get on with it. Wham, bang done. Thank you and goodbye. Enjoyed it, I can tell ya!
This is a bad and blatant copy of a LO that I saw on Pinterest. If it's yours, let me know - I'd love to credit you because I'm going to be using the idea again and again, I love it. I know the circles are really too large for the teeny photos, but I like it anyway. And hey - it gets those particular four photos off the pile - I love them but really, they aren't much, huh!
And to prove that I'm able to talk even the most obstinate of rectangles into a round -
So there we are...now, stop distracting me will you - I have a lot of preparation and packing to do for tomorrow and I really should make a start. I think I'll just get another coffee....
Have a marvellous weekend.