But NOT for scrapbooking.
I like the idea of scrapbooking; I just don’t see myself as the type to commit to the task.
Scrapbooking requires that the scrapbooker diligently take and print lots of pictures. I’ll admit that I’m getting better about taking pictures at opportune moments, blogging has helped with that immensely, but I still fall below the picture curve and scrapbooking is nothing without pictures.
And what about all those little scraps of paper?!
Memory keeping isn’t my strong suit; like I’ve said before: it’s genetic and probably irreversible. I’ve come to terms with this, but because I’m stubborn and unwilling to wholly surrender to this fact, I figure I’ll allow this blog to serve as my digital scrapbook. It’s less messy; and I don’t have to find a place to house all the scrapbook paraphernalia.
The paper choices are virtually endless.
I found myself, combing the aisles of Michaels, searching for inspiration. I landed in the scrapbook paper aisle and that’s where the idea sort of took off. Luckily picture frames were Buy One Get One Free, so this cheapened up the deal even further. Scrapbook paper costs anywhere from .29-$1.79 and the frames ended up costing $5 a piece.
Coordinating scrapbook paper, a big stamp and metallic paint.
I had a terrible time trying to photograph the finished product. I couldn’t get a decent picture with them hanging on the wall because it’s one of those tall walls in our stairway and I don’t have a good enough camera to get a decent shot. Instead, I rested them against the wall and did my best. I wish my wall color was accurately portrayed in the pictures I take. It’s an apple green color and this photo makes it look sort of dusty grayish, blueish green. But, in this case, it doesn’t really matter because the hallway paint color, where these frames are hung, is much more neutral than the apple color in my living room (and kitchen).
Here’s a close up of the fleur-di-lis I stamped on the golden toned paper.