Tuesday, July 19, 2011

something I miss

Today I saw this video on Ali Edward's blog that made me miss scrapbooking soooo bad!  Most of my supplies are still all packed in boxes in our garage because I want to paint my office before I unpack.  So I literally haven't created a page since November 2010!

The thought behind this video moved me:  Make Everyday a Scrapbooking Adventure.  The lovely Shimelle Laine is the voice behind and the creator of it.  She inspires me.  I want to get back to living my life this way.  I miss sitting down to "glue bits of paper to other bits of paper, hoping to do so in an aesthetically pleasing way."  I want to scrapbook again!

Here is the video.  Watch and enjoy.

There are two things that she said that really struck me... so much that I wrote them down and want to add them here.
"Make a conscious decision to look at everything, even the most mundane events as something that has meaning...to give whimsy to things that can be plain and to mix this up just enough so that the day never becomes entirely routine." 
"Scrapbooking with intent can make you creatively free while helping you strive for your best personal experience in life." 
Yes!  And Yes!!!

So, with hopes of getting back to this part of who I am, I am going to paint and unpack my office and then create.  And then share on my blog.  My blog has been missing pretty paper, don't you think?  ;)


  1. I finally got around to watching this and now feel totally inspired to go sit at my scrapbook table and create SOMETHING! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I've been scrapping lately again, for the first time in about 3 years!
    I started Project Life in March and it has made all the difference, it's so great!!
    Hope you get back into it. And btw your blog looks awesome!!