I'm so excited to be back at my scrapbooks again ... after an EIGHT YEAR lapse; can you believe it? For some strange reason I stopped scrapbooking just about the same time that I discovered Stampin' Up!, lol!
It's that instant gratification from making a quick and easy card - compared with the HOURS I would agonize over a single page in my family albums...the cards won out, hands down.
So what made me finally open those albums again? As I looked at my photos sitting in a shoebox or on my computer, it made me so sad to know that my family can't look at them too & recall all those memories (god forbid that they get the photos out of order) so I knew it was past time that I do something to fix the problem. Now, I'm resolved to simplify my layouts and just GET THOSE PHOTOS OUT OF THE BOXES AND ONTO THE PAGES!
First, I booked a Saturday every six weeks or so to hang out in my studio and work on my albums. The dates are in my planner. Done.
Next I gave the day a name, added some fun music and a pot-luck meal and I invited everyone to come join me. Done.
Our first 10-10-10 Crop day was held in February and it went really well! The group was small, but we all had our own projects to work on throughout the day, with breaks here and there for snacks, a chat, and to share photos & stories with each other. I even had a little Make & Take project for everyone to do when they needed a break, but everyone was so focused on getting their pages done that we forgot all about it! <grin>
What does 10-10-10 stand for? Well, the crop day is 10 hours long, it costs just $10 for the entire day, and I'm giving 10% off any Stampin' Up! orders placed on Saturday. Not that this event is about sales or business; it's really a motivator to get those memories recorded for our families to enjoy.
Want to join the fun this Saturday? Contact me asap to reserve your seat ... and start planning your layouts and your contribution to the potluck supper!