Finally...A Scrapbook Layout!Tuesday, October 08, 2013
After several weeks, probably even a few months, I felt inspired to do a scrapbook layout. And for the first time in a very long time, I truly enjoyed the process! I'm not entirely sure what's going on with me, but it's as if the creative juices have all dried up. I still enjoy dreaming up ideas for my etsy shop, but I really have been struggling to just craft for myself. But this layout...it came about so naturally. I tried scrapbooking a few weeks ago putting together my travel journal for our road trip, but after documenting day 2 my enthusiasm just fizzed out. I knew better than to force myself to finish it because then I wouldn't have an album that captured all the excitement I had on the trip.
Then I received my latest scrapbooking kit from Studio Calico. I had thought about cancelling my subscription because I hadn't used any of the kits in months and they were just piling up. But I opened up my kit this month just to take a look like I normally do, and the colors inspired me. Pinks, blues, and grays...I'm really loving that color combination right now.
It also helped that I really do love this photo of Nestor. It was taken in Maine on the beach near a lighthouse we had visited. He had the cutest look on his face when he finally found the perfect tiny shell to bring home. How could I not be inspired to scrap about this? As soon as I took that photo, I just knew I had to make a layout for it. That's how much it spoke to me.
All the papers came from my Studio Calico kit, but a lot of the embellishments came from bits and pieces in my stash. I recently finished tidying up my room and doing a mini reorganization so it was like I was shopping in a brand new store again. I discovered things I had saved that I wanted to use again.
And it felt really great.