this afternoon sadie and the babies are napping.
harper is at school,the house is clean (i worked really hard on it monday and tuesday and have actually kept up with picking things up!!).
the dishes are clean,there's no laundry. i realized i could have me time. i thought about scrapbooking…realized i had no assignments due.
sat down, picked up the remote, got ready to watch the rest of the bachelor.
then it hit me. i want to get back to the joy of scrapbooking. i said that the other day, right?
i did say that. and i meant it with all of my heart. i think it's the closest thing to a "resolution" for 2012.
so i sat down and i scrapbooked. not for an assignment. not because i had to. not using only certain items…using whatever i wanted.
and it was awesome. it was freeing and fun. part of the thing i've always loved about MAKING is combining items,colors,and patterns.
this layout is the most "me" thing i've made in a long time.
mist- mister huey's in dewey
asterisk and butterflies- studio calico
heart sticker and leaves- amy tangerine
chevron tag- ormolu
flower paper, "bless your little heart", "h",label sticker- october afternoon
photo tab- american crafts
but that doesn't mean that i can't have fun.that doesn't mean i can't put a little more effort into creating.
sometimes i get too caught up in what i'm supposed to be doing. or what everyone else is doing. or thinking. or saying. and when i do those things? i lose me. i lose the part of this hobby i LOVE.
the effort starts today. baby steps.
my heart is happy today.:)
hope yours is too!