Tuesday, February 5, 2008

It's a Tuesday...

And I have almost worked myself out of work. Seriously, I didn't come in this morning at 3:30am because I knew that if I did I wouldn't have enough to do to keep me busy all day. I cannot believe I'm THIS caught up...it's never happened before and I'm not sure what to do!! :)

So yesterday was the reveal of the new challenge blog Random Chaos..so check it out. :) Here is my layout I did for the challenge...one of the layouts I had to redo for Amy's album. MUCH happier with this version!!

And don't forget to check out the challenge at Sweet Pea Scraps It's a good one....and there are goodies at stake!! :)

And I did one more layout for Sweet Pea Scraps....I was so hesitant to scrap it because I only had 1 out of 3 pictures that was non blurry. But I wanted Auston to have these photos of his great grama in his book. She has dementia...and is just going downhill fast. I journaled about how I will tell him lots of stories about my grama so he knows what a wonderful and amazing woman she is! The whole time I was creating the layout I was trying so hard not to tear up. And when I sent it into Kristin I told her she didn't have to post it due to the bad photos and her response was SO sweet that it made me tear up more!! Here is what Kristin put on the gallery page which really brought me back to a little reality...of WHY we scrapbook to begin with! Note from Kristin... So Jenn actually told me I didn't have to post this layout if I didn't want to because she thinks the pictures aren't very good!!! This was a hard page for her because of the journaling and the theme. I reminded her, as I remind all of you, that we scrapbook because of the story behind the photos. It doesn't matter how good the photos are; what matters is what you have to say! Something I need to better with myself!!

So with that...remember why you started this awesome hobby. And have a great day!


SweetPeaMama said...

See the sad part is that I need to take my own advice!!! I don't journal enough and I never have, sigh. I really do need to work on that this year. Both layouts are great - I'd like to see the "before" picture of the redo page :)

Allison said...

Gorgeous pages Jenn! I love the doodling you do on your pages!

KimmyS said...

I totally agree with what Kristin said. It doesn't matter that he pictures are blurry, yiou have scraped a memory and this is so precious! A wonderful lyout

Jana Eubank said...

Beautiful pages! Great reminder on scrapbooking, I soooo agree! Sometimes I get so caught up in the overall look of my pages that I forget the reason I do it all.

Congratulations to you and Allison with the Random Chaos challenge blog!