Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Scrapbook Therapy...

Tonight was my "Girl's Night Out." Once a month I get to go and hang out with a great group of fun ladies and participate in a hobby I love.


Not only is it good to have a night away from the worries of motherhood for a few hours, but I find that being creative, is therapeutic. I love cutting, gluing and putting a whole jumble of different textures together and then at the end have a personal masterpiece.

The last few years, I haven't had as much time, but I am trying to get back into it at home as well as club. After I moved a few years ago, I got behind on my kiddos albums. With the new year, I am determined to stay on top of things a little better. Instead of stressing out and going way back when, I am working on the last two years, randomly.

At "Club" our hostess comes up with a cute layout for us to do each month. Even though we are learning new techniques and skills together and have the same supplies, the pages all turn out slightly different, with our own creative stamp on them. It is a lot of fun. Even more relaxing is I don't have to be super creative, I can just follow her layout.

Tonight, the theme at scrapbook club, was "Love." I chose a picture from last year's Valentine's day, to go in Jordan's album. As I was scrapbooking around the pictures, I realized how much my little man has changed in the last year. WOW! Time really does fly by...
Here is the finished project of the night.

Isn't it cute?
I had a good time making it. I love taking pictures and I love to scrapbook, both go together nicely.
Do you have a hobby?


Anonymous said...

That is awesome! I need to get ready to do a sports scrapbook for my senior. I don't think it will be that amazing!

As my boys have grown older, I noticed that it is important to develop my own interests - because I need something to do when they put on that independence with training wheels and then take those wheels off!

Jim said...

More power to you, daughter! I will say to all your blogeeps - do some scrapbooking - they are great memory keepers. Mich and her sister Amber have done some for us that we treasure - they literally are a picture storybook of life that is "unforgettable" - of course, that's the whole point!

Daughter, you are delightfully unforgettable!


Terri said...

I love to scrapbook but I don't make time for it anymore :( I have the kids books done from birth to age 5...then it stops! Love the layout you did....way to take some time for yourself!

Christi said...

Your page is great!

I have given up on scrapbooking...hoping to print my blog to use as our scrapbook instead!

Bridget said...

Scrapbooking is so awesome, but I have so much trouble getting motivated. My sister is a scrapbook diva, and I've started one on Kyle...but I've only made it to his first Thanksgiving or Christmas in it, and he was born in the month of July.

I guess you can say blogging is my scrapbook and also my favorite hobby.

He & Me + 3 said...

I get to go once a week while my kids are in school. It does help. I love your page and your stly. Beautiful.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

That is really good. Very much my style.

I love scrapbooking, but I usually have to go away to do it. I try to take two weekends a year.

Kellie said...

That is a cute page. :)

I love to photograph as my hobby... as you know. :) I also enjoy scrapbooking but am quite behind... like 2 years. I am hoping to do more this summer and get caught up. The pages will be EXTREMELY simple, but at least the pictures will be where we can enjoy them!!