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 flylady.net). 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!