For Christmas, my husband got me a new craft room! I have all new furniture and tons of storage space and work surface and I’m just dying to show you, but I don’t have it organized enough for pictures yet. So I was cleaning my craft room yesterday. I had made tons of layouts for my three ongoing photo albums (daughter’s, son’s, and ours) and they were separated into three recycled Close to My Heart cardboard boxes. I wanted to get those ugly boxes off my shelf, so what better way than to put them into their respective albums?
Well I had to put them all into date order, find the right albums, which page protectors fit in each . . . I was able to put away all of Michael’s and Heather’s, but there were too many of ours, more than would fit into one album! So I fished out the post-type album that came with my Close to My Heart consultant kit last year that I didn’t really like (they sent blue instead of brown, my favorite color) and put all the pages from 2000 – 2004 in there, but there were more 2004 photos in my to-be-scrapped box, and this is a post-type album, so of course I had to scrap the rest of the 2004 photos. Couldn’t have half in one book and half in another. So I made quick and easy pages of those and put that album together.
(Clip art is your friend.)
Now I had some layouts from various previous years with no home, so of course I had to make a trip to Michaels and buy an album. Ruby Tuesdays is right nearby, so obviously we had to go out to eat. . .
Got home, put the rest of my pages into my new yellow 3-ring Recollections album and re-focused my efforts on cleaning my craft room. Oh, look, there’s that cute stamp I bought for $1 at Michaels last time. I can’t put it away without using it. Hmm, some 4×4 scraps from my Christmas explosion boxes. I know, I can make a card!!