One of the unwritten rules of blogging is “don’t apologize for not blogging.” So I won’t. I’m here now, and that’s what counts, right? Right
I can tell from the overwhelming response to my last post that you are all sooooo into digital scrapbooking. So, allow me to share one more image. This is my new desktop background, which I made with the latest kit from Songbird Avenue. I kept it solid-ish on the left side so that my plethora of icons doesn’t get lost in a chaotic background, and I framed one of my favorite recent photos.
Remember how I mentioned that I spent 8 hours making calendar pages on Sunday? Well not long after that, I went looking to see if there were any new free digiscrap kits available since I’d last looked about a year ago. Were there ever! I tell you, these coordinating “papers” are so appealing to me in just the same way as the fabric collections I’ve lusted after lately. And I suppose, if you look at what I do with clay, you could argue that this is not a recent thing for me. I’ve been combining different-but-coordinating canes for the last 4 years at least.
Anyway, I got sucked into downloading more kits. I had the downloads coming in one window and my disc space reclaiming utility running in another, because more than once I was warned that I was running out of space. Thank goodness this is all virtual. Where on earth would I put all of this paper if it were real? Now just one question remains: What do I think I’m going to do with all of this? Generally-speaking, fooling around with digital scrapping is something I only do once a year, for calendar-making. And I only need 12 kits for that. In fact, it wouldn’t have been too hard to just re-use the ones I already had next year without repeating too many elements. (Those layouts above [Apr07 and Aug08] were done using the same kit, and they look different enough.) But, instead, I sat on the couch with my laptop until I was nearly dozing, downloading 40 new free kits. Clearly, I have some kind of illness.
I can feel your eyes glazing over, so I’ll stop now. I also just deleted a long, rambling paragraph about my workload this week (I was working from 9am until Midnight yesterday with very little break time). My own eyes were glazing over reading that one. Maybe I’ll let you in on some of the things I’ve been thinking about next time, if I can make them sound in the least bit interesting
For now, I’m going to go snuggle on the couch with a little person, watch a Blue’s Clues DVD and contemplate the foreign idea of doing absolutely nothing for a few minutes.