Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Prodigal Return

How it happened...

A long long time ago in a far away land... Jaime scrapbooked all the time. And I mean ALL THE TIME. She had albums full of completed pages, a job at a scrapbook store, and a desk full of scrapbooking supplies. She even incorporated her senior project into a scrapbook. She loved scrapping and was told she was quite good at it.

After awhile... He love of the hobby dwindled. One day, a little over a year ago, she got irrationally angry at all the scrapbooking supplies that were taking up space in her room. She threw away the dumb stuff, packed up the good stuff, and did not scrap for over a year. She didn't miss it in the slightest.

A few months ago... Debbi found out that Jaime didn't scrap anymore and gave her a few little nudges back towards her once favorite hobby. Jaime starts checking Elsie's blog on a regular basis around this time.

A few weeks ago... Jaime saw Nikki at the Harry Potter book release party. They talked a little about scrapping and Nikki made it sound appealing again.

A few days ago... Jaime loos through some old scrapbooks, searching for a particular picture. She noticed how goos the books look. She is suprised.

Yesterday... Jaime visited the Scrappery in Cotati, on a whim. After seeing all kinds of new stuff, she left the store and went home. She checked her bank account balance, and sifted through old paper, adhesive, and embellishments to see what was what. She burns some pictures onto a cd, and returns to the Scrappery to buy some paper. She gets pictures printed at Target, and buys some adhesive and embellishments at Beverly's.

Today... Jaime creates not a scrapbook page, but sort of a scrapbook frame piece. It was fun. It is made in the style she left of with, but she knows her style will quickly update once she starts looking at magaines again.

Today... Jaime has returned to the scrapbooking world.

PS Jaime has to learn how to take good pictures of her scrapbook pages. This is a new practice, and thus was never an issue for her before. My, how the times have changed! : )

PPS Jaime loves the leaf she made for the flower. It's her favorite part of the project, besides the picture.


nikki said...

i am so excited! i knew you'de come back to us! and i love your project! welcome jamie, welcome back to the scrapbooking world!

now you better come to a crop or two!

Debbi said...

WOO HOO I am soooo glad you came back to us. No one is ever lost forever. Now, you need to come to a crop at the store with us. Welcome back!!!!!!!

Clem said...

Yay you're back, so glad you got your mojo back, can't not have my scrapping mentor scrapping. Here's a site i'm hooked on for some overseas inspiration if you want it., i'm elmo xxx