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Finished scrapbook pages

Done.  Finished.  Finito!

I started working on this book back in September.  With the added fun of settling into a new home, multiple craft projects, blogging and still keeping my day job, I managed to finish it in under a year!  For that, I’m pretty proud of myself.

What’s next?  Right now it’s time to clean and purge.  My immediate ritual is always to clean and straighten my workspace and go through leftover materials.  Expect a couple of posts about that.  Coming soon, I’ll be starting work on my wedding scrapbook.  I’m putting a lot of thought into it right now and have to make a lot of design decisions up from which I’m not used to doing.  It will certainly be a growth exercise!

Speaking of growth, I’ve learned a lot over the course of this book.  Using up the rest of my 35mm photos and making the transition to digital has opened lots of new creative ideas.  I’ve also become more mindful of what I include in the book and more comfortable with the fact that I don’t need every picture I take or every keepsake I collect in the book.  I’ll share some more thoughts on editing later.

Most of all, I want to thank you for following along!  Sharing my pages with you has really forced me to hold my designs to a higher standard.  There were a few times when I couldn’t figure out what to do with a layout and wanted to take the easy way out.  Knowing that I was going to share it online later was key in helping me wait until the right idea came along, even if it took more than a week staring at a page!

While I have grown, I’ve remained true to my style of scrapbooking.  I’m more convinced than ever that my type of scrapbooking is the way for me, even if it isn’t the most popular.  I really enjoy the comments from those of you who tell me you use similar methods!  Actually, I really enjoy everyone’s comments.  I read every single one of them!

More cause for celebration – this is my 100th post!


You can visit every single one of these layouts by heading to my layout page.

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