My First Page
I am so excited about finishing my first scrapbook page. I know it is a pretty simple layout and doesn’t have tons of embellishments. However, it is completed. And that is one of the lessons I have had to relearn over the last couple of years.
Some life events seem to knock us for a loop, and it takes some time to land upright again. Y’all know my story. My husband passed away almost 3 years ago. My life was so full and busy that finding time to scrapbook just never happened.
One thing I have learned is that you can’t sit still forever, and basic physics tells us that the longer we sit still the harder it is to get going again.
My First Page
And oh my, was that fun. I loved watching the blade move across the page. You know; I almost failed kindergarten because I can’t cut a straight line. J Ok, ok, not totally true. I didn’t fail, but I really can’t cut straight lines.
But the Cricut mini can cut straight lines, and curvy lines and letters and flowers and… I can’t say it is the best machine on the market,but for my needs it is fun and easy to use. You can buy bigger craft machines that have many more features than the mini. But my Cricut mini is all the machine I need right now. You know how it is with crafts; one day I will just have to have the top of the line, lol. But for now the Cricut mini works for me.
Anyway, the colored papers came from the “stash” I built in 1993. Yes, I really did mean to type 1993. Can you believe I have carried around Creative Memories stuff since 1993? It is 2014 after all, and I am just now getting to use the stuff I bought over 20 years ago. Fortunately, the glue tape is still sticky; the pens still write, and I even have some acid free paper to use for cutouts.
So once again, I hope to encourage you to face life and look for ways to Age Gracefully Southern Style. I know that scrap booking is not just for Southern Ladies. However, I am also sure that, by stretching my creative abilities, I am learning one more facet of Aging Gracefully. I want to be one of the happy, creative people that keep people guessing as to exactly how old I really am.
I am getting ready to skype with one of my best friends, so the water is on to boil for a cozy cup of hot tea. I hope you enjoy a wonderful afternoon and take time to enjoy a cup of tea and a cozy conversation.
Lady Sweet Tea
Aging Gracefully Southern Style