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Feeling a little scrappy…

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Now that things are finally calming down, I get a few minutes here and there to scrap. I finished these in the last few days. My whole approach and style has changed over my untended break of two years. I used to scrap practically every night, and would get three or four pages done. I had a somewhat abstract style of scrapping- half the time I wouldn't make up my mind exactly what I was going for until halfway through a layout. I definitely have a shabby chic, artsy feel to my pages now, and that's how I like it. No more fussing with things that aren't "me". I used to be very perfectionistic with my approach too, and that's gone, gone, gone. I want it to look good, yes, but I could care less about 'perfect'. I've been doing all of these in little bites here and there instead of trying to punch through a bunch at one time. All of these started with a basic sketch or inspiration, and then the layers have gone on one at a time as I've had a few minutes. My favorite thing to use on layouts is paint, but I don't see being able to use the paint as much as I used to because of time constraints and the mess factor with little hands around. We'll see. It feels so good to be doing something I love again.

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5 responses to “Feeling a little scrappy…”

  1. Sandra Avatar

    Your scrapbooks are beautiful. I’ve never been one to scrapbook but love making textile journals to savor a moment in time.

  2. Elise Avatar

    I love your market time pictures! You are so creative- and really good at taking lots of pictures! I don’t know how many days go by, and I realize that I don’t even know where the camera is. And I MISS so much that way! *sigh*
    Tiny camera clicks in my heart. I guess that’s where I am.
    So good to see you here and read all of your uplifting and informational and Joy-filled words! (((hugs))) xo

  3. Donna Rae Barrow Avatar
    Donna Rae Barrow

    Fun, fun, fun! Love the page of your little mama… very similar to the work I do. Isn’t it therapeutic and refreshing to play with paper? I’ve been away from it for some time now, but our church has started a Scripture and Scrapbooking time using Group Publishing’s, “Fruit of the Spirit” scrapbooking study.

  4. Rachel Pearson Avatar
    Rachel Pearson

    Love the butterflies! Supercute layouts…thanks for sharing!

  5. gigi Avatar

    beautiful joy! i love the one of david & all of his adorable “faces”.

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