I scrapbook the stories that I want to tell, and I don’t feel obligated to document every occasion. For example: I rarely even take pictures on Christmas morning. The scrapbooker in me says that I should, but I’d rather live that time uninterrupted.
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I embrace my sense of humor, and while I try to keep it PG-13 (ish), I don’t edit myself too much. I want my personality to show, more than I want the world to think I’m perfect.
Sometimes I scrapbook the cruddy things in life. I don’t scrapbook every cruddy thing, mind you, but if I feel like I want or need to, I don’t shy away from it. That said, I don’t always display these layouts. More often than not, these layouts get slid between others in the page protectors. For me, the creation of the layout is therapeutic, but I don’t necessarily want to revisit it. Of course, not all cruddy things are so serious that you can’t have a little fun with it:
I scrapbook about me, and I do so unapologetically. Guess what? I matter, too! And if there’s one thing I hope everyone reading takes away, it’s this point: YOU belong in your albums, too. (Feel free to check out the explanation on this layout to get the full version of this philosophy) If you’re used to scrapbooking about your family, this may feel awkward at first, but you probably wouldn’t hesitate to make a page about your children or your spouse…so why not you??
August 4 - Paige Evans