Saturday, November 5, 2011

Who cares about catching up?

So my scrapbooking took a back seat (way, way, way back seat) about 2 years ago, when we were doing everything we could to increase our chances for an adoption, including my taking on a part time job in addition to my full time one. So, right about now, I'm working on December 2009 photos for our chronological albums. And I'm also working on pages from the last 7 months, because let's face it -- Alexandra's pretty damned photogenic & she's just fun to scrapbook, too.

I'm taking the same approach I took when I first started scrapbooking in 1995 - stay current & slowly work your way forward from the beginning. Eventually, the gap will close to nothing. I don't mind if that doesn't happen ever again - the last time it did, I was dreadfully bored with nothing to scrapbook & resorted to scrapbooking other people's photos.

My favorite online scrapbooking community is closing its doors in the next month or so. I don't know if I'll look to join another one. Truth be told that the friends I've made online I can still access through other means, mostly Facebook ... and I just don't know if I can handle a time-sink of getting involved in another community. Alexandra's going to be mobile soon (I predict some kind of intentional scooting or crawling forward this coming weekend, just because I think she'll show off for her Great Aunt who is visiting), and I'll have my hands full.

So, without further ado ... here are a couple of scrapbook LOs of my new favorite subject. I've got 5 more piled on the living room coffee table that are yet to be uploaded. But you'll be inundated with those too. If you choose to come back, that is.

Here's a page from August of this year -- visiting my parents after my dad's heart attack in July.

And this shot you may remember from my DIY Photoshoot post in September. I like this picture of the 3 of us, even if Alexandra isn't exactly looking at the camera.

And this page probably never would've been made if not for a freebie offer through CVS for pictures on my Facebook account. They're not the best pictures -- but they were some of the first we shared with the whole world on the day her birthparents legally released her into our care, 3 days after she was born. I still remember waiting on pins and needles. After caring for her in the hospital, when she was only a couple of hours old, we were just terrified they might change their minds & we dared not tell anyone outside a very tiny circle of loved ones. When we got the word, we were just stunned, then overjoyed.


theelfqueen said...

Lovely pages! She is a wonderful subject to scrap!

My favorite scrapping community closed down a year ago and I'm still not over it. I have looked for another and played on a few but not found a scrapping home. My old scrappy-home motivated me to SCRAP. Not to shop. So far I haven't found another one that does that in the same way :(

Katie said...

Lovely pages - I especially love the last one :-)

Mariangeles M said...

Great pages, and great family!!

Mel said...

Oh, don't make me pick..... I think it's they're all lovely, but I'm partial to the subject. :-)

It's been an absolute whirlwind of great joy just watching.

Oh, she's just too precious--and my goodness, she grows so fast.

I'm not a scrapbooker, but I belonged to an online community forEVER...... I haven't found another to land on -I searched, visited, and never quite landed into the same 'feel'. Much like you pointed out, it was the people and not the website.
Geeze, I need to email some of those folks. LOL Thanks for the reminder.

scrapperjen said...

I think these are the best pictures in the world! Wonderful layouts.