This blog is supposed to be about knitting, crochet, and scrapbooking, but you may have noticed that I haven’t written much about scrapbooking recently. Well ok…ever. The simple reason is I haven’t wanted to.
The scrapbook I’m working on now has been rather uninspiring. I’m embarrassingly behind, so I’m currently working on the album for our honeymoon…from 2008. Don’t get me wrong, it was a fabulous honeymoon and I’m enjoying reliving the memories, but scrapping it is proving to be overwhelming.
I saved absolutely everything from this trip. Napkins, placemats, ticket stubs, brochures…in many cases 2 copies of each. In addition, I have literally hundreds of photos, and 2 bags full of postcards in case my photos didn’t turn out well (which most of them didn’t). It’s great to have it all, but it’s a lot to sift through.
I had decided to do the entire album in pocket pages. I thought this would help me incorporate more pictures per page and get through the mound of memorabilia a bit faster. That has actually turned out to be true, but it’s making for somewhat boring pages.
Washi tape helps, and a few pages turned out ok, like this one:
Or this one that I posted earlier:
But I’ve mostly fallen into a rut of even more picture heavy, photo album style pages like this one:
These get a bit boring and make the album seem never-ending. I could of course ease up on the images and add more embellishment, but I can’t decide what to leave out.
I’ve also hit the point where I’m running out of pocket pages and am feeling limited by the layouts I have left. So the album sits, untouched for about a month now, as I fall further and further behind.
Maybe I’ll work on it tomorrow…