There's a quote from Mark Twain that goes "I'm glad I did it, partly because it was worth it, but mostly because I shall never have to do it again." That's certainly how I feel about my LayOut A Day challenge at this point. I'm definitely getting some pages done, but I'm not doing much else, including blogging.
I've been scrapbooking for 15 years, but I think I've learned more in the last 18 days than I did in that entire time.
~I've learned that I thought I had a lot of adhesive, and I did, but most of it was garbage. There's a lot of bad adhesive out there, and not enough good stuff.
~I've learned that letting go and just making pages is fun. They usually turn out just fine, sometimes even better, and watching my albums fill up feels GREAT!
~I've learned that I have a lot of great stuff in my stash and that every page deserves my best stuff. I cared enough to take the photo, I should care enough to use my good stuff to make a great page. I've loved using things instead of saving things.
~I've also learned, though, that doing a page every day means something else gets neglected. Spending so much time in my scrapbook room has meant less time with my family and less time spent on the house and both are feeling and looking neglected already. For one month it's ok, but any longer and things would get seriously out of balance.
So I'm pretty sure I'll be able to keep at it and finish out the month, but as Mark so eloquently put it, I shall never have to do it again. I'll go back to a more relaxed scrapbooking pace, but taking with me the things I've learned that hopefully will let me scrapbook a little more regularly than I was before.
Here are a couple of LOAD pages I've made. Still wishing I could figure out how to photograph these pages better.