I take a lot of pictures...
I take a lot of pictures that just sit on my phone.
Project Life was a really great way for me to scrapbook a couple of years ago. It was "easy" and I could just slide cards into slots. But as many of you know, I'm a perfectionist and I like to do things by the book. So when I had nothing to really scrap for a week, I didn't know what to do and I eventually gave up.
Does anyone else ever feel that way?
Not just me, right?
The last memory I scrapped was March 2016-ish and I haven't touched it since. Sad, I know. Until I realized there was a WHOLE WORD of traveler's notebook (TN) scrappers out there. It's a form of memory keeping that was free flowing, no rules, no pressure, no prompts... So I thought, why not. Let's just start with Year 6, Month 10 and see how it goes.
For those new here (or maybe you just forgot since I disappeared for so long), my "year" starts on October 24th - my anniversary. My very first scrapbook page is my wedding day and I keep going from there. Project Life has a "weekly" feel to it (even though I know you could do whatever you wanted, but like I said... I play by the rules) and I scrapped up to sometime in Year 4. I felt very accomplished, but my pages and layouts... well, looked like shit.
But it was scrapped! I memory kept! I did it!
But do I want to open it up and look at them? No, not really.
They're not pretty and not my style. But THIS, I love opening my TN and looking at what I've done this past month and I love it! I like that I'm using up my own product (cause Lord knows how much stuff I have) and using my own creative juices to make layouts. I'm a card maker and will always be a card maker. 12x12" isn't my style... But approximate 8x4" is totally my style.
I can't wait to show you more of my memories and how I'm keeping them... Even if there's only one thing to scrap about or a hundred!
Stay crafty my friends,