Friday, June 18, 2010

I have glue gun, and I'm not afraid to use it...

Actually, I'm petrified of the damn thing. I keep imagining what it would be like to live with my fingers glued together, then drifting off into various scenarios so much that I am actually in real danger of doing exactly that to myself. Sigh.

Anyflipper, in a burst of inspiration this morning I decided to dive into the massive cabinet full of scrapbooking things I have collected, blow off all the dust and actually do some scrapbooking.

I fell in love with the idea of scrapbooking while I was pregnant with GG. Up til then I had always thought of it as a bit daggy, and a bit of an old lady pursuit. Then I found out quite a few of my very trendy, creative friends also scrapped, and jumped on the bandwagon. Yes, I'm a lemming! So when Gorgeous Girl was born, I took millions of photos, all the while imagining how great they'd look in a beautifully embellished album.

Unfortunately, the nature of my particular addictive personality is that it's also very short-lived. I am also a perfectionist, and expect to be great at things immediately with no learning curve. All this, coupled with the demands of a fussy new baby, meant the all the scrapbooking paraphenalia was very quickly thrown across the room shelved.

But lo and behold; I have been itching to get back into it for a litle while now, and express some creativity (or perhaps develop some!), and scrapping is also a good way to use up all the wrapping paper and greeting cards I can't bring myself to throw into the recycling. Today I finished off a page I started ages ago, and completed two more whole pages! Clever me!

I'm a little hesitant to put up pics, as I know some people are actually much better at this than me, but I'm proud of them and wanted to share. Please remember, these are my first attempts!

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  1. Adorable! I think they are very well done! Love your use of texture and the way you frame the pics!
    I guess it doesn't hurt to have such a beautiful baby!
    I used to scrap a lot as well and really loved it. That's a good idea! I was thinking the other day that I should post some old photos of the clothes my mom made my girls when they were little. I have a few scrapbooked pages with all her best on them. I will have to post them sometime in the future.

  2. My cousin uses an online scrapbooking thing. Seems more my speed. I don't have the patience to cut and glue all of that paper! But then again, you lose the look of all the fun bobbles you can add to a page. Oh well. Who am I kidding, I can't even get a regular photo album together!

    And I used to be so good! :)

  3. I know exactly what you mean about loving the 'idea' of scrapbooking and I, too, had every intention when pregnant in putting a book together. I did it for about 6 weeks and managed to hastily scramble some pages together that took us sloppily up to the 11 month mark... and that was it.

    Your pages look lovely, don't be ashamed of them! I'm envious they look so finished! Keep going ;)


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