Top Five Tuesday (on the weekend!): How to Find more Time for you Craft

The one thing I hear most often when I tell people that I like to scrapbook or make hand-stamped greeting cards is “Oh, I don’t have time for that.” You know what? I’m super busy, too. But when things are important to you, you make the time to do them. That’s how I feel about stamping, crafting… and especially scrapbooking. This is about your legacy. This is your mark on the world. Scrapbooks will still be here long after we’re gone and when you have kids, I think it’s even more important to leave them the stories about your life and their heritage. With all that said, I’m struggling to keep scrapbooking on the table these days (ha, ha — no pun intended). Life is busy — full-time job, an increase in custom orders, more classes and a very exciting scrapbooking retreat are all on my table, too, right now. So as I was heading home from a recent getaway (that’s me parasailing in the photo above — on the right), I brainstormed some ideas for how I would get some more scrapbooking time in… and I thought you might find some of these ideas helpful, too!1. Get up/Stay up a little earlier. Let

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Why Yes… I Have Scrapbook Pages!

I thought I would share with you some pages from my wedding album. Yes! I said wedding album… I’m only about seven years behind, but hey… I’m making progress. Scrapbook pages (that’s unusual in and of itself) AND the big day. It felt really good to work with these photos. Great memories.   I must warn you, though, for reasons I can’t really go into here I will only be able to show pictures featuring me not my wonderful hubby — so please don’t think I’m self-absorbed. It’s really not my preference, but a necessity. With that… on to the pages! I love the photo above… it’s a picture of the hallway at the Provincetown Inn where we got married. The room pictured on the right of the photo is the room I stayed in the night before the wedding. The hall is the one my hall family paraded up the next morning to help me get ready (the photo was actually taken the morning of the wedding — isn’t the light in the hall awesome? I digress… here is the full two-page spread detailing the whole venue: Let’s first start by telling you that I selected my new favorite

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