I adore a good scrapbook page. I love how people can come up with the most creative and eye-catching layouts. I even find myself really getting into looking at layouts of people I don't even know just because I really appreciate the work that went into each LO.
But let me make it clear, I am not a layout girl. Sure, I enjoy playing around with the Martha Stewart Craft Studio app, but that doesn't count because all of the hard work has been done for me. Don't get me wrong, I would love to be a scrapbooker; I want to be able to successfully take my photos off my camera and phone and then create pages and pages of memories to share with generations to come. But let's not forget that I'm a procrastinator, and procrastinators do not get rewarded with gorgeous scrapbooks, we don't even have Project Life albums to make us feel better. We have a craft room full of potential but void of results. I'm really, truly lucky that I am able to write full blog posts that contain photos from my phone.
****Side Note*** I currently have a post (or two) pending publishing to public view because my phone is upstairs and I told myself that I would load the photos in later.
When I was at the beach in Florida last summer, one of my favorite things to do was collect shells. By the end of the trip, the whole family had amassed a lot the size of a picnic table top. I was the only person who actually wanted to take some (or all of them) home, and they asked me, "What are you going to do with all of those shells?" I had no clue, so I just told them that I'd figure out something.
It's now ten months later and I've finally figured it out. As with a lot of things, I put together a layout that was the result of playing around with some random materials; I had no intention of putting together a scrapbook page. I started with a rectangular doily that was still laying out for something else I was working on. I don't even know where the other items came from, but before I knew it, I had a big bag of shells, a nautical themed pad of scrapbook paper, a mini clay frame, and a stack of photos laying before me.