Monday, August 2, 2010

Scrapbooking Dead End

I love scrapbooking! I have made scrapbooks for each of my siblings and in-laws weddings, for each of our houses, bachelorette party scrapbooks for my friends, and recently a cookbook scrapbook for my sister-in-law to be (this was a big hit at her shower). For some reason the creative energy was flowing for each of these projects, but when it comes to the scrapbooks that I have for each of my children, I have absolutely no motivation. I started one for my daughter 3 years ago and have completed some of her first year. Although I have a book purchased and plenty of supplies, including paper and stickers, I have not even started my sons' scrapbook yet (he is about to turn 18 months). I always thought that when I became a stay-at-home mom that I would have all of the time in the world to do these projects, what was I thinking! That's right, I was not thinking! A lot of my time and energy goes into doing things with the kids and when they go to bed I try to keep up on housework. When I do have time, scrapbooking is at the bottom of my list because it has become a bit routine. I feel like I use the same process for each page, none have the pizzazz or wow factor that they did when I first started scrapbooking. One thing that I think would really help to get me back on track with my creativity would be the Silhouette. The Silhouette is a cutting tool that has many uses: one of them being scrapbooking. I could see myself spending countless hours playing with the many different features of the Silhouette. Though I would probably still be behind in my scrapbooking, as I would be too busy trying out all of the other features, I still think that it would provide a much needed jolt to my creativity. I have entered a giveaway for a chance to win a Silhouette of my very own. If you are interested check out Beckie over at Infarrantly Creative to see how to get your chance to win!

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