I'm not sure what that entry title really is trying to say, but I scrapbooked again, and it feels somehow…miraculous.
And Donna D. has got to be feeling so proud right now. Why? Trash to treasure, baby. The black stuff on the layout is the packaging for those cool Teresa Collin's giant chipboard letter thingies. And, more of the lovely Scenic Route line. And a few American Crafts chipboard letters/shapes tossed in for good measure.
This is miraculous to me, because I don't scrapbook much anymore. It all started after I wrote a second book. Nothin' to burn you our more on the hobby you love than to write a second book. And even though I seriously love how that book turned out, far more than even the first one, it sort of sucked me dry, creatively speaking. And you know what? It is what it is.
I haven't been recording much these days. I did this layout, because I was looking at Cole and I panicked: OH MY GOD! I'm not documenting ANYTHING about him, and he is AMAZING! I mean, there's just so much stuff I love about this kid. And so many things about being seven that are singular sensations, you know? So I grabbed a bunch of random snapshots from throughout this past year, and had at it.
That's so Simple scrapbooks-y for you. Chronologically unrelated photos. Random bits of information. Put together. Means more to me than say…a layout about what he got for his birthday. I'm not trying to slam those pages about what you might get for your birthday, but what I'm saying is, and I think En Vogue said it best: free your mind, and the rest will follow.
I may not do this hobby every day. Or even every week of late. But I wholeheartedly believe in recording bits and pieces of your ordinarily extraordinary lives. Wholeheartedly.