As I cleaned out my tote last night in preparation for this weekend's Savvy Delights Retreat, I really started to think....WHY do I have all this stuff and why do I continue to this thing called 'scrapbooking'?!
The answer for me is easy. I scrapbook every week of my life FOR MY FAMILY. I am in charge of telling their stories and keeping their memories alive well after I'm no longer here to tell them. No one else is going to remember that funny thing they said or write down all the important milestones of their existence. Sure, their dad would try to tell them their stories if I wasn't here.....but dads just don't tell stories like mums, do they!
Everything else that comes with it....the 'pretties', the friends all around the country, the creative 'out' is all an added bonus for me. Bonuses that I love and cherish with all my heart of course....but at the end of the day my scrapbooking is about me and my family. And this will always be the main reason I pull out that kit, order that new stuff, go to a class....to find another way, a better way, a different way to scrapbook for my family.
Today I was lucky enough to enjoy a day scrapbooking with my bestie Linda and my mum, chatting & laughing and creating together. I am very blessed to be able to do this in the comfort of my home, running my business for the joy of it, and at the same time playing with the kids and just hanging out at home.
I pulled out a kit today that had an almost finished page in it...I have NO idea when I started it, but I added a title and called it done. I then created another page with the same kit and some added extras. This range was Lily Bee Design This & That, an older range but I have no problem with using up my older stash...I have enough of it that's for sure!!!
The nearly finished is this one, called 'A Little Bit Alike', a photo of my Georgia & I back in 2010.
Found these uber cool Heidi Swapp stickers in my cleanout last night...these are like gold and are still my most favourite sticker ever!!!
My title and a closeup of my 'Charms Creations' flag banner...I LOVE these and still have lots more here to use, they are perfect for Cooper's footy colours as well as the kids school uniform.
I hope that you have some time in your world to get some scrapping done...I'm looking forward to getting more done this week and then from Thursday-Sunday at retreat...my DT girls Sara & Kerryn fly in tomorrow....ONE MORE SLEEP!!! So many friends to catch up with this weekend, I can't wait!
I am a mum of three, a very lucky wife of the best man there is, and I work nearly full time in Real Estate as a Property Sales Assistant. I love to spend time with my family, scrapbook my family, spend time staying fit & healthy, in between running around my very busy sporty kids. I am so lucky and blessed to be living this wonderful life. xx