ScrapbookingHi everyone. I had totally not planned to do a post today, I hadn't even planned to be on my laptop today. I thought that after a TEN hour day & an unbelievable amount of Powerchair football game time on Sunday I would still be too tired to do pretty much anything....but I am basically back to normal. It is so weird how M.E. reacts to things.
(We won 3 out of 4 matches btw, 7-0, 1-3, 3-1 & 2-0.)
|The title page of my project life scrapbook: the instagram photo from New Years Eve & a few project life cards. This page is all warped because I was trying to glue things using PVA glue which warps as it drys...|
Anyway, this post is about my new found love, scrapbooking. I discovered scrapbooking on - I think - the 29th of December during one of the many trips my family made this Christmas holidays to Hobbycraft (my brother is doing a prop making degree & supplies bought by Mum are free lol).
I've known about scrapbooking in a vague kind of way for years but it always felt like a kind of American, Suzie home maker type of hobby & not something for me. I'm not sure why though because it combines my two creative skills - photography & collage - & my eternal desire to write a diary. I have always wanted to write a diary but I usually get bored really quickly, or I forget to or I just stop enjoying. Having it be a scrapbook makes it less easy to get bored because there are so many components to it. Plus it is actually interesting to look back through.
|This is actually my first spread & I hadn't really gotten used to taking photos for project life yet so I didn't have enough photos of the day to fill the spread, as you can tell by the number of pictures there are of me|
I actually have two scrapbooks at the minute, one very personal 12 x 12 page traditional style scrapbook that I probably won't share much of on here & one 12 x 12 project life scrapbook that I am keeping as almost a diary & that I am more than happy to share on here ^^ I'm also planning to do an art journal because scrapbooking is crazy addictive, you get suckered in by the pretty paper & project life which is really simple & easy to do & the next thing you know you are looking up Tim Holtz tutorials & finding yourself obsessed with heat embossing, stamping & texture pastes (don't ask, I seriously would struggle to explain it).
|This is my favourite spread so far, I feel like this one just worked better than any others I've done with the colours merging & the pretty washi tape...|
So what I am planning to do is occasionally to share a few of the pages I've done recently that I was particularly proud of & hopefully some of you will find these posts interesting.
I'm also hoping to maybe do a couple of tutorial type posts about how to do project life as a spoonie & that kind of stuff but to be honest I feel like I'm going to have to learn all of that kind of stuff first lol. At the minute I'm still in the stage of 'ooo look at the pretty embellishments, ahh, look at the pretty paper, omg my family are actually letting me take photos of them!', lmao.