Sunday, October 15, 2006

being different.




i can remember back in HS when it was so important to fit in and not be different. it was tough back then. being the nerdy kid who had awful fashion sense was just asking for people to laugh at you (and me having the ronald mcdonald hairfro did not help either but that is a story for another day)... anyhow though, i really am so happy that i was different then b/c i don't mind being different now...

...i was thinking about scrapbooking and the numerous styles of scrapbooking i saw at MT - beautiful projects and LOs - all different but that is how it should be - scrapbooking would be SO BORING if everyone scrapbooked the same. if everyone did the same size LOs. if everyone did the same thing. don't get me wrong, i LOVE LOVE LOVE to be inspired by the creativity of others, but the beauty of this hobby is that you can take an element you are inspired by and make it your own! the trick to is all is to be bold, and don't be afraid. make mistakes. that is the only way you can grow as a scrapbooker.

for example, i was so rearing to go on this layout i did below tonight:


... that i make the following "cool mistakes"

  1. i had stamped "NOAH" on the cardstock directly but the imprint wasn't what i expected - so i just slapped the lined paper over it and stamped noah's name on that. that was cool b/c it created the impact i wanted.
  2. i also did the journaling for this LO before i had put the LO together. when i tried to assemble everything, it didn't seem to fit so i put the journaling sheet on the BACK of the layout. why not? this is something i want noah to read one day and not everyone has to see it - i just summarized what i said on the back in some small journaling up front.

so it all worked out - scrapbooking like life is a journey. there might be a set plan but to be succesful, make it your own and don't be afraid to take a detour. you might discover something cool you might have missed out on if you didn't go down that path...

i will be posting tomorrow about MT and the RAK winner.

15 Comments:

At 10/15/2006 11:15:00 PM, Blogger Lacintha said...

Okay, I'm blown away that you're barely back and scrapping! Woman..I bow to you!

I love your theory/ideology on scrapping...your way allows it to always be fun...WTG chicky!

 
At 10/15/2006 11:47:00 PM, Blogger Sue said...

How creative! I love that photo of Noah - and I'm with Lacintha - Did you even stop to take your shoes off?!? :)

 
At 10/16/2006 02:39:00 AM, Blogger fleurie said...

scrapbooking should alwasy be FUN...love your ideas...

 
At 10/16/2006 03:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehehehe I do little mistakes, I cover them up and they are perfect after all! Glad I am not alone.

 
At 10/16/2006 04:00:00 AM, Anonymous Nat said...

I love layouts that also tell a story about the process in itself! Love the layout!

 
At 10/16/2006 05:11:00 AM, Blogger Megan M said...

I make mistakes all the time on my LO's, called lack of sleep but somehow they always come out better than I had planned! Looking forward to some photos of MT!!

 
At 10/16/2006 09:21:00 AM, Blogger Shirley said...

Cool layout! Can't wait to read reviews and see pictures!

 
At 10/16/2006 10:30:00 AM, Blogger Heather B. said...

I love journaling on the back of my layouts! I'm not restricted by space (or design!), and can share a lot more, especially if it's not stuff I want "everyone" to be able to see! Totally cool!!! And I love how you turned the stamps on Noah's name! Welcome home!! ~Heather

 
At 10/16/2006 11:44:00 AM, Anonymous Carla - goonette said...

Sounds like such an inspiring week end!!!! Love how the lo turned out!

 
At 10/16/2006 11:50:00 AM, Blogger Anam said...

fab layout & inspiring post

 
At 10/16/2006 12:10:00 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

scrapbooking is so amazing...i love all the pages i see, all the different styles, such love shows through them all. it is just so inspirational!

i love the way you stamped Noah, you pages looks awesome :)

 
At 10/16/2006 04:36:00 PM, Blogger Heather M. said...

I love this layout! I think it is so awesome that you scrapbooked about his name and your commitment to God - so meaningful! I am definitely going to do this! I love how you wrapped the journaling around the chipboard flower too!
He is beautiful, Caroline!

 
At 10/16/2006 07:05:00 PM, Anonymous Kimberly (pierides) said...

Such a great LO! Very inspiring! Noah is just too cute.

 
At 10/16/2006 11:49:00 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

Love the lined paper on this layout, its perfect!

 
At 10/17/2006 09:23:00 PM, Anonymous melissa diekema said...

Love this, Caroline.
Awesome journaling.
:)

 

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