Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Scrapbooking and blogging...

Definitely not me...

Definitely me...
I've felt inferior for some time now.  You see I'm surrounded by talented friends.  They enjoy hobbies and crafts and interests of many varieties.  And they stamp beautiful cards.  They create memory books to be shared with their great-grandchildren some day.  And because of this, I've felt kind of left out.  Big sniff.  Snort.  Blow my nose.  One great big pity party for me.  They would gather together in a fun spot.  Share stories.  Laugh.  Talk about situations.  And scrapbook or stamp their little hearts out.  It is a club I'm not a part of.  Well actually, this isn't being honest.  For a very long time they would always kindly ask (since they felt sorry for me) to come join them.  They still do.  Ugh.  Totally out of my element.  I'm good for a laugh.  I'll even bring lunch!  But don't get a stamp pad close to me.  Or worse yet, make me come up with a neat idea to surround my picture with.  No sirreee.

Then the other day as I was finishing up my "Musings" I realized something.  I am scrapbooking!  Just on a different medium.  I have preserved ordinary days.  I've got pictures surrounded with a lot of wordy words - just not on pretty paper.  It's in a different 'package' if you will.  Our children will be able to look back on these ordinary days and see what life was back way back in 2009.  And hopefully, they won't be too upset with the silly stories I've posted just about them.

And so I'm sitting up a little straighter these days.  I can create!  I can create a memory 'book' if you will.  Just here in cyber-world and not on some beautiful card stock.  I love what my friends create.  I'm flat-out envious of their creations.  But I'll just have to be content with this.  Because this is what I enjoy doing.  And isn't that what a hobby is all about?

9 comments:

  1. =D Preserving memories is so important....no matter how we choose to do it.

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  2. You have and are creating a wonderful memory book!! You are a very talented writer, and I can tell how creative/talented you are in many other areas just by reading your blog!
    (and you do know there is a very simple program to print your blog into book form, right?)

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  3. I love your blogging and feel like I made a friend through your posts...(did background check on you even....teehee our workers were this past weekend...RuthW....she give you high regards, but duh we knew that anyway) I love scrapping booking BUT that takes alot of time and blogging you can have a memory down in a couple minutes and go off and make more...I had my blog made into a book...2010 came Saturday and I have caught the dwellers here looking through it and smile at the memories...keep on blogging!!!

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  4. I'm with you, I'm not into scrap booking or stamping/card making...I'm just not clever that way! I did start a blog...just the title so far (baby steps!). I have to give you credit for part of the title. I agree with others, you have a talent for writing.

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  5. Ditto The J's up there- you can turn this into a book.... which sounds really neat!

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  6. The stories are the most important, And you definately know how to tell them so everyone loves reading them! Keep blogging ... you're creating a real treasure!

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  7. I agree, I agree, I agree! You do know that you can make your blogs into books, right? I plan on doing that someday...when it slows down. ;-)

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  8. That's what I get for not ready comments first...obviously you know about the books. Or if you didn't...you do now.

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  9. So, I'm the same as you....someone gave me a scrapbook for my wedding...it had all the slots ready, all I have to do is put a picture in it....hasn't happened! But I do have 5 years of Blog Books on my shelf!! They don't have pretty paper, but they are all of our memories! Blog2print.com. All you have to do is type in your blog site address and it uploads for you. It does get a little creative when you have to click on what color you want the cover to be and what you would like the binding to say, but beyond that it does the work for you! Perfect!!! Also, get on their mailing list, because they have sales a couple of times a year, so I always wait to purchase it until there is a sale! :)

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