It’s 1:54 in the morning, on Sunday. Technically, it’s day 3 of our scrap retreat with Lisa and the girls on Whidbey Island. So I can upload my blog for Blog 365 Challenge and then get back to scrappin!
I’m on my daughters fourth album. I finished album three yesterday. Am I tired, yes. Oh yes. If there wasn’t a back button or spell check on this you would know it too. But I didn’t come here for sleep, that can happen Monday night. And on the ferry on the way home. But while I’m here I scrap. Eat. Scrap some more. Sleep is secondary and little. But with the help of Barq’s rootbeer, I can do it. I think…you may find mistakes, typos or confusion in this post anyway.
I’ve scrapped an entire year and half worth of photos of my wonderful girl. I am behind. I should be well into a third year of her life. Putting it on paper, but I am not. Not this retreat. I am tired. Did I already mention that?
I am behind because I spent some time watching movies. There is a video screen up here and I love it! But it was distracting…also I spent some time organizing. Something I usually do not allow myself to do on a retreat. But I did some yesterday. Gave a ton of stuff away, because I realized that my baby’s baby years are scrapped. They are done. I won’t be needing any more baby embellishments. Children grow up, not down. So I did some organizing and purging. This is the best place to do that, you can always find someone who wants to use what you are done with.
What else do I do to get so much done in three days? Well I don’t have hard evidence, only theories. Believe me I am not the queen of pages completed. Plenty of others get more done than I do. I only do what I do and try to stick to a plan. Then I dive in and go. I just get working on the project in front of me and do it. I am so far behind on my albums that I don’t allow myself too much luxury of not doing.
I also arrange my area in a certain way that works best for me. Everything has a place and everything in its place if it’s not being used. This is my work area and how I set it up.
I have everything within arms reach. I also sort my photos before I arrive, that way I can follow the order they are already in. Keeps it simple.
Hey that is this retreats idea: KISS-Keep It Sweet & Simple.
We all need simple, more than we get. I like simple, I am not too fancy on my pages. Certain ones, yes I take extra time for an extra-special touch, but the others I keep it fun, sweet and simple.
I am so happy I got to be here this year. Whidbey is beautiful, the girls are great fun, my photos are 1 1/2 years closer to being ‘caught up’. A huge thank you to Lisa and the girls for organizing this! I am having a great time!