My Scrapbook Resume

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Learning Something New

Since I am trying to slowly crawl my way back into the blogging world, it means that I have lots of projects that I have yet to share here.

Like April's Write.Click.Scrapbook gallery project. This month is mini madness, which gave me an excuse to try out one of those adorable 4x4 We R Memory Keepers albums. I have long admired all the gorgeous pocket paged scrapbooking out there, but have not been able to successfully implement it myself. I find myself uncomfortable with the format, which make me give up pretty quickly, and I head back to my good ole' 12x12 paper.  But when a new format or technique is a challenge, I have always found it easier to start small. When it come to pocket page albums, 4x4 is about as small as it gets. I also kept the journaling to just the first page, which gave me one less thing to think about in the later pages. Without worrying about journaling, I had a little more brain space to practice making pocket pages look pretty. There were also times in the making of this album, where I felt like I was just copying other people's style. I decided I was okay with that too, because imitation is a great way to learn. I encourage my preschool children to learn from their peers, so I figured I should give myself the same permission.

While the format and the style is all a little new to me, the subject matter, that is my family and our love for sitting on the couch  is something that I am quite familiar with.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Clique Kits April Challenge

Every few months, I have a great burst of blogging. Then a few months later, I blog less frequently. Then a few months after that, I stop altogether. 

It gets really hard to start up again after that. It's like exercising. Except, returning to exercising after a dry spell is easier for me than returning to blogging. Seriously. 

Anyway, here I am, slowly making my way back here. I am here to share this layout with the lovely April Clique Kit. I made this layout for Clique Kits' monthly challenge, which is an "Anything Goes" How easy is that? 

This month's challenge is sponsored by Fancy Pants Designs, and the winner will receive a Me-ology prize pack!

You still have until April 30th to link up to this challenge.
Good luck!