time to scrapbook!

time to scrapbook!

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Today

Time flies…
I know I talk about this all the time, but it’s so amazing… I have indulged myself, and for the last 2 nights, slowly scrolled through all my digital photo files. The truth is that I need to be archiving and saving photos to disks… I need to come up with a system that will work for me. anyway… it’s been such a rush of emotions and memories… not to mention the overwhelming feeling that I need to scrapbook. It’s been awhile since I scrapbooked for ME. for the fundamental purposes of remembering, preserving and celebrating life…
I guess that one of the draw backs of my chosen career path, most of my creative efforts are put toward new product, book or article projects, class and presentation material and support… instead of just simply pages of my life.  I mean, some of that happens along the way… but I noticed, as I was looking through the photos, that some very important, key events and memories haven’t been captured or recorded. In particular, the events that will take a couple pages to tell the whole story.
So I made a decision. This week I am going to scrapbook.
I am putting off everything that can be, and I am going  to enjoy the process and tell the stories. Before pregnancy eats more of my brain cells! Luckily, for me… when I scrapbook my work benefits… I find new and fun ways to teach and promote uses of my products. I get new ideas for products and I get the joy of sharing the ideas…  even cooler, none of these things I will create this week are under any obligation, contract, confidentiality agreement or timeline. It’s just the real deal…
i’ll share what I am working on… as the week progresses.
My Photography 101 class starts this week at BPS. I am excited for the excuse to make some effort on my photography….
So what I am telling you is that to some degree, I am blowing off my “work” responsibilities… all those to-do’s…for the rest of the week…gone.  I am going to play. I am going  to recharge my creative brain and remember what I love so much about my HOBBY… (not my WORK)… there is a fine line, but one  definitely exists!
As for right now… my eyes are sooo heavy… must close them!

25 Comments
  • Rachel Greig

    6 March, 2007 at 12:58 am Reply

    Good on you Heidi! I often feel the same… and only yesterday I was scrolling through MY digi photos too – and thinking of how much I need to scrapbook for ME! Look forward to seeing what you create this week. My me time will have to wait, I’m off to teach in Perth for a few days.

  • Nita

    6 March, 2007 at 1:12 am Reply

    Can’t believe how much your children have grown ~ add to the fact that you now have Capri, and there’s another baby on the way! You deserve some ME TIME ~ I can’t wait to see what you create!
    I have two girls, and it’s hard to make time for me! However, I did take one of the classes through Scrap-A-Faire this weekend, and it was awesome! So nice to have ME time, and I truly enjoyed it ~ now, if only I could get some more time!! HA!

  • Ania

    6 March, 2007 at 2:13 am Reply

    How cool – good luck in finding and reclaiming your hobby as your own!! 🙂

  • Marije

    6 March, 2007 at 2:55 am Reply

    The way I sort out my digital photos, is I save them in a folder until I have close to 700mb. Then I burn a disc. That way it never gets out of hand! I put the dates on the disc and put them in order in a box 🙂 The hardest part is picking photos to print, I would liek to print them ALL!! 😀

  • Marije

    6 March, 2007 at 2:56 am Reply

    OH! And you have BEAUTIFUL kids!

  • Kayla MacAulay

    6 March, 2007 at 5:01 am Reply

    i can’t wait to see what you come up with, I always LOVE to see your work, good on you for taking some ME scrapbooking time, I am often trying to complete scrapbooks that people are asking me to do that aren’t for me, so i haven’t been doing much ME scrapbooking either 🙁 i’ll get to it. anyway. good luck.
    hugz!! 🙂 kayla

  • Natalie

    6 March, 2007 at 5:58 am Reply

    just last night I was looking through all my digital photos – and thinking about how bad I really need to get an external hard drive to back them all up. That is going on my todo list TODAY!

  • patty

    6 March, 2007 at 7:10 am Reply

    enjoy your “play” time!!!
    -p

  • AndreaJ

    6 March, 2007 at 7:22 am Reply

    Sometimes you just gotta do something fun. It recharges your spirit! I can’t wait to see what you do!

  • Dawn Bibbs

    6 March, 2007 at 7:48 am Reply

    Well good for you!!! I guess once you find “work” in the “hobby” that you love, it almost defeats the purpose of the hobby. And to some extent, it’s no longer enjoyable. I mean c’mon, who enjoys HAVING to do work? SMILE.
    I’m glad quite the opposite has happened with you and you’re again, making time to do what you love and have a passion for…”work” on your “hobby”. Gotta love it! Can’t wait to see what you create. Enjoy your week.

  • Vee

    6 March, 2007 at 8:05 am Reply

    have so much fun creating!!
    you deserve it and can’t wait to see what you create 🙂

  • Talia

    6 March, 2007 at 8:34 am Reply

    Good for you, Heidi!! I can imagine how hard it must be for you to scrapbook just for fun. And isn’t what this is all about? have fun!

  • Patty

    6 March, 2007 at 8:44 am Reply

    Glad to know that I am not alone. I am a scrapbook teacher. Too often i am making a page just for the class or just for a product. And i lose the love of this hobby that started 5 yrs ago for me. So I, too, took some time for me – just to play, just to scrapbook. I took the whole month of January off – it was fabulous! And i fell in love with scrapbooking again. Heidi – have your fun. Can’t wait to see how renewed you are!

  • maryjo

    6 March, 2007 at 9:06 am Reply

    cool!
    can’t wait to see what u come up w/.
    enjoy your play time- u deserve it…
    mj

  • StayFunny

    6 March, 2007 at 9:11 am Reply

    ENJOY ENJOY and ENJOY your time to create!
    I can’t wait to see what your amazing brain will come with and see the final result!
    Feel free and go with the vibes!

  • Laura

    6 March, 2007 at 9:21 am Reply

    Heidi – You SHOULD be playing, you are the reason the rest of us get to right ?! Indulge yourself girl. I am not so patiently waiting for the end of my semester so I too can call off all “things to do” and just put “Scrapbook” back on my list. It is most definitely time.
    And you are so right, I think the reason you make sure great stuff is because you are a scrapbooker. You know what you will love and what works and won’t, and the rest of us thank you for that. Not to mention that I am DYING to see the results … enjoy your week =)

  • Jolene George

    6 March, 2007 at 9:39 am Reply

    Good for you! As soon as I move and get settled in, I plan to do a lot of scrapping for ME. it’s been too long and I miss it so much. //jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  • lisa

    6 March, 2007 at 10:10 am Reply

    yay! i can’t wait to see some of your stuff! good for you–have fun!

  • Darlaina

    6 March, 2007 at 10:15 am Reply

    Hey Heidi,
    Love your blog! Can’t wait to see the scrapbook pages you come up with. So fun to look at and get ideas from! I don’t scrapbook, but love using your products and ideas for cardmaking. Great stuff! I was just drooling over your big photo corners on Saturday!
    Anyway, the other night I was also scrolling through my thousands of digital photos on my computer and thinking, “I’ve got to archive these and back them up.” If you find a good program or way to do this, let us know!
    Enjoy your personal creative time! Thanks for everything!

  • scrapbooking for others

    6 March, 2007 at 10:56 am Reply

    When I started scrapbooking for others 3 years ago, I quickly realized that scrapbooking for me took a backseat! I make premade scrapbook layouts and sell them on ebay (sbfo), teach at my LSS (much more work than I ever imagined, but love it) and have 6 private clients that keep me so busy. One of my goals for BPS A Year to Remember 2007 was to scrapbook one layout a week for me…but I have only made 3 layouts for me so far this year. Hey, but the year is young and there are many crops to go to yet! Love your blog and BPS class! Vickie K

  • Kim Griffin

    6 March, 2007 at 11:06 am Reply

    PLAY, PLAY, PLAY away Heidi…can’t wait to see what’s up your sleeve this time! I played with lots of your products a few weeks ago and they were forwarded to you to have a peak at…i hope you enjoyed seeing your stuff on someone else’s “creative canvas” for a change!!
    you inspire so many people in more than just scrapbooking Heidi, God bless you for the genuine and loving person that you are!!
    Kim
    :O)

  • kim Loewen

    6 March, 2007 at 11:38 am Reply

    I’m excited to see your creations! Have fun creating and taking time for yourself…enjoy!

  • paige

    6 March, 2007 at 4:52 pm Reply

    oh do create!!!! but please share, we are all so inspired by your personal pieces!

  • Leslie

    6 March, 2007 at 5:51 pm Reply

    Have fun playing this week!! Can’t wait to see the results.
    As someone who recently lost all my photos from Feb 2006-Dec 2006, please, please find time to back up! Just do it! If you wait for the perfect system like I was doing, you may lose some of those precious memories.
    Thanks for sharing your blog with us! You certainly inspire me to create and enjoy the hobby! Leslie

  • Jana

    6 March, 2007 at 10:33 pm Reply

    GOOD FOR YOU! Hope your mojo is flowin’ and that you get lots of fun scrapping done just for YOU & your precious family. Have fun!

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