This weekend I scrapbooked a bunch of layouts for my next MyBabyPhotos.net article. The piece is going to be about scrapbooking those “tiny” pictures – hands, feet, body, expressions, etc. from when your baby is just a few weeks old. It was fun to look back at how small Elias was compared to now – incredible how fast they grow, isn’t it? I can’t wait to share all the layouts with you.
While going through my stash to find the “perfect” paper and embellishments, I was once again amazed by all the product I have accrued. It is insane. I said to Matthew last night, you know, with the exception of albums, adhesive and thickers, I should be able to go the whole year without buying any scrapbooking products. Now, we all know that the likelihood of this happening is slim to none, but it has got me thinking.
I once read of a challenge where a scrapbooker’s goal was to make 100 layouts without buying any new product. Since my goal is to make 150 layouts that year, wouldn’t that be incredible to do 2/3 with stuff I already have?! I think I am going to try to do it. Since the start of the year I have made 10 layouts. I can do 90 more. I’m sure I can. It will take some willpower – especially since it is CHA right now (the big scrapbooking tradeshow when all the new products are released) and I am DROOLING over some of the new stuff. But, our budget is very tight right now and spending money on scrapbooking supplies is really not in the cards.
Will you join me? Maybe not 100 layouts – but try to make a few things using just what you have. If you are anything like me, you will be delighted by what you come up with!
Oh, and since I have SO much, I thought I would do a giveaway today of a bunch of things from my stash! Nothing new, but just stuff I have that I probably won’t use in the next 90 layouts. I might as well share the wealth. Just leave a comment and I will draw a name on Wednesday. I haven’t put together the package yet, but it will be good.