Thursday, September 14, 2006

Oh my gosh!!!

It's been nine days since I updated my blog! Well, I guess since I was out of town at CREATIVE ESCAPE that I'm forgiven this time! I really want to write about my CE experience, I want to tell you about the Volunteers, the teachers, Heidi Swapp, Mr. Bazzill and EVERYTHING! But it has to wait. You see...I had too much stuff to bring home and well I had to ship it back. So I'm waiting. Watching and waiting for my box from Bazzill to be delivered. It was supposed to be here yesterday but it didn't make it. But that's okay because I started to scrapbook again!

Over the weekend I discovered that there was something missing from my scrapbooking. Me. I wasn't have as much fun with my scrapbooking lately, it wasn't like it was in the beginning. I decided that I want my "hobby" to be fun! I came home, I've mostly cleaned out my scrapbook room and I started to create pages. I've come to the realization that not every page has to be a work of art! Not every page has to take me three or more hours! And not every page has to be perfect. I've decided to start scrapbooking again for me, for the enjoyment of it, and to get my pictures caught up! Okay, so I'm a "little" behind in my scrapbooking! (6 years!) and I think that that's caused by me trying out for this Design Team or that Design Team!

Speaking of Design Teams do you know how many Design Team Contests I have entered since last September??? At least nine that I can remember. NINE! And not one has been successful. So, I've also come to the conclusion that if someone, some Company, some Manufacturer wants me on their Creative Team then they can contact me. Over at Two Peas In A Bucket I have my Resume' linked as well as my Blog. Plus I can be pea-mailed. I'm tired of searching, I'm tired of competing, and I'm tired of not having fun. I'm tired of hiding out in my scrapbook room every night trying to re-invent the wheel. I'm tired of not being able to spend time with my daughter and husband. I figure if someone wants me on their team, well then they want me.

So about the Bazzill Box that I'm waiting on. It has ALL of my projects from Creative Escape. Well, except my clock that I made in Heidi Swapp's class. I need a picture for that. My pictures went missing right before her class. I don't know where they went. But, I was very upset about them and I almost didn't want to do the project without my pictures. But I did work on it. It's just about done! I just need my pictures! Better get it reprinted.

Well that's all for now. I think I'm going to go and scrapbook a few pages today! Have a great day! And hopefully my Bazzill Box will get here today!


Chiara said...

Scrapping for yourself without the pressure is one of my greatest joys I am finding out. Love ya.

Heather said...

Sounds like a terrific time at CE. Jealous that you got to go. I can't wait to hear more about it.

I have a ton of pictures I never scrapped from when the 10 yr. old was a baby . . .and that was before I scrapbooked and took a ton of pictures. I'm working on 2-up album SJ style to work on some of them. Decided that #1, all pages don't have to be a work of art, #2 Simple Scrapbooks really is my style, and #3 the journaling, not the artistic beauty is what's most important to me. So I've started the 2-ups, started up the scraplifting again. . and getting it done.

Hoping your new philosophy brings back that love and fun in scrapbooking.