Scrapbooking!

Scrapbooking!

Scrapbooking is my favorite hobby of all time.  Why then have I not done it more often?  I honestly have no idea!  When we moved to Madison, a requirement for a house was that it have a room I could dedicate to scrapbooking.  The house we bought is perfect.  I have my own room and have been able to organize it around all my scrapbooking stuff.  I have it decorated just like I want it, with lots of my favorite things that should inspire me.  I have a friend who calls it my Happy Place.  That is exactly what it is, I just feel happy when I am in it.  So, why do I not spend more time there?  I am going to work on doing just that.  A big step would be to keep my fabulously huge antique square table clear!  That way when I get a bit of mojo, I can jump right in!!

Anyway, I joined a contest at a scrapbooking site that a friend of mine runs.  Each week they post a challenge giving you some rules/guidelines to create a scrapbook page.  This week the contest was to create a birthday page using only leftover stuff from a birthday.  So, I took the challenge and created this layout.  I cut apart a birthday gift bag for the background, added the actual invitation, a picture and used the handle from the gift bag as an embellishment.  Then I journaled on a green napkin and stamped a birthday hat.




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