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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

My own morning musings

These past few days, I've been thinking more and more about my scrapbooking. I think I've come to terms with myself. I know I will never be a Rebecca Sower or Ali Edwards, but I can have my own little spot in the scrapbooking world. I think I'm finially ready to do it again just for the joy of doing it, and for no other reason. I'm also going to focus more on my style. It's linear, it's colorful, but it's not overly graphic (mostly anyway). It's fun, but it has a more serious side too. I love to stamp and stitch and experiement. I do not like white space. I'm through trying to copy the things I love about other people's layouts and ready to love my own for what they are. I'm not ready to stop trying to stretch myself, but I think it won't be so frantic in the future. I hope that my love for the hobby will come back in full force!

I've also been thinking a lot lately about my family. I think they have suffered a little bit because I am so obsessed. I'm going to try to only scrap when the kiddos are asleep and when David is not wanting to spend time with me. I've also been thinking about how I want to have a clean house. The other day I wanted to make cookies with Xander, but I didn't, because my kitchen was piled with dishes that hadn't been washed. I don't want my lack of housekeeping skills to keep me from spending time with my family. So, I think I'm ready to really focus on flylady's method. (You can check her out at I did this when I was pregnant with Maxton and it made such a difference in our home. I'm not a naturally organized person, although I have aspirations. We really have de-cluttered a lot of our junk, but I think I'm ready to do even more.

Here's another Madolin layout. I love working with flowers!
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  1. Hi Kara :)

    Girl I was feeling the say way as you just a couple months ago, I felt horrible, my solution? I decided to spend the an hour in the morning with just the boys, doing what they want, after that hour I would spend the next couple hours going through the house a cleaning eachroom (there is a new challenge eachday at twopeas that really helps me eachday... They are in the pub each morning and they are usually called Housework challenge. here's a link ) after I finish cleaning I then can come back here to work on a little scrapbooking, DT stuff or EBAY stuff, now the EBAY stuff is a must since that is my job that earns us money. Through out the time I sit back here I will stop to go spend more time with the boys and do a quick clean up of the stuff that has been messed up while I sat back here and worked. In the afternoon, I take an hour to two hour break to spend more time with the boys. After they are settled into night mode and bedtime I get to come back here and work more. Dustin now works the late shift so he gets home around 10:30-11:30 pm I chose to stop working when he gets home so we can spend time together. after he is in bed if I am still awake and want to work I will continue. I am a night owl by nature so I can stay up until 2am easy. So far this has worked for me, and I feel so much more less guilty of scrapbooking which really helpped motivate me and bring back the creative juices.

    I hope things get better for you and you start feeling better about scrapbooking. I think you have done a great job so far! Good Luck Kara!

  2. lol sorry about the spelling and typos, I was typing fast and blogspot has no edit button lol

  3. Kara, you're pregnant, so of course you are going to have those tired moments and doing anything whether it's sb related, housecleaning, etc. can be hard on you. Don't worry about it, it passes, believe me, I went through that when I had Kalel. (therefore, I am afraid to get pregnant again, lol) I really like your insights about just doing what you like on your layouts, and not trying to do what others do, very cool!


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