This topic was recently posted on Two Peas and it got me to thinking....I haven't really scrapbooked in years, it's been so long I can't even really remember. So.....why did I stop? I have no concrete reason but there are plenty of possibilities.
One, I was so involved in homeschooling the high school years, creating the co-op and teaching, that I found that it took all of my time and energy.
Two, I though switching to a digital camera would make things easier and less expensive. What I didn't count on was not having a great printer to use. And the crappy one I had wasn't worth the frustration to use with marginal results. Not to mention the cost of ink, yikes!
Third, I found interests in other creative outlets. First it was stamping, punch art and card making,
then altered arts,
followed by polymer clay,
and most recently fiber arts and sewing.
I certainly can't blame it on not having a space for working....I have a wonderful craft room, one that I find myself constantly reconfiguring and rearranging.
It's not for lack of inspirations, I have totes of stuff that needs to be put into albums.
It's not for lack of paper,embellishments, and scrapping tools. I still have all my scrapping supplies...a lot of them.
Occasionally I will think about doing a layout but that's as far as it gets. Scrapbooking has been pushed to the side.
I have lots of guilt thinking about all the photos that haven't been scrapped.
I never got around to doing the work Louise wanted me to do and there are still tons of the boys memories that need to be put in a book.
I never got around to finishing my Book of Me.
I did not create the promised baby book for baby Josslyn.
It's not that I don't WANT to do these layouts. I guess it's just a mindset that I don't multi-task like I used to, I have too many other things that I want and need to do. And of course there are the ever present time-robbers - the tv and the computer, that gobble up the hours.
I have a plan though, to get back to scrapping memories. It will be different this time around...more 21st century. I have this blog and I've purchased digital scrapping software. Now let's hope and pray that I'm not too technologically challenged to be successful AND that I will make the time to make it work!