Sunday, October 05, 2008

My name is Karan and I don't know ...


... how to scrapbook. There. I've come clean. Uh, am I suppose to feel better now? I don't. Though, now that I've said it, perhaps I'll move forward with my plans to change. Yep. I'm 40, married 5 years (this Oct. 25) and I'm determined to give DH a scrapbook for our anniversary. Don't worry, he never comes to the blog side. This first ever scrapbook is about change. Not any change, the change at Azalea Lane, 95060. No, nothing to do with 90210, there's a good 356 miles difference more or less. We're talking Santa Cruz, baby. Bonny Doon to be exact. This 30 year old house has seen some serious change in the last 4 years. Floors, walls, bathrooms, bedrooms, windows, doors, kitchen, closets ... did I leave anything out? Oh, the decks. That'll be a different (date tba) book, trust me on this!

So, with quivering knees (don't you dare laugh!) I'm taking on my challenge. I have 3 weeks. Well, as long as I can get it wrapped in time, technically I have 20 days and 1 hour to get it finished and wrapped. Heck, who cares about wrapping it? As long as it's done and maybe in some plain box to present it in, I'll be all good. My very good friend Kathy D. came over this weekend to kick me into gear. It worked. I have the first 5 pages of photos matted and ready to go. Which pushed me to get 68 more photos developed at Costco today, ready to pick up tomorrow after work. Ok, does everyone start with 179 photos for a scrapbook, or is it just me?

I know some would shudder at the thought of me cutting up pix, but I am. For those of you said shudderers (sp?) if you've seen the old stained glass windows we removed, would you not agree that a meer 1 1/4" square punch of each said window would not be more than sufficient to replacate the hee-bee-gee-bees those windows represent? Really?

Movin' on. I've chose an 8" x 8" album, of course made from scratch. Thanks to my recently purchased Bind It All, I'll have fun binding it in some uniquely Karan way.


So, stay tuned to see future presentations of my first ever scrapbook. It should prove to be very intersting, I guarantee!

17 comments :

Jen said...

Hi, Karan!

It is sometimes hard to admit when you do not know how to do something. You will enjoy the scrapbooking! 8 x 8 is my favorite size to scrapbook, as they make great gifts:)

I am looking forward to seeing your pages and the finished project!

The Mama Monkey said...

Welcome to the dark side! :) So, looks as if you created scrapbook pages this past weekend as well. Now I don't have to hang my head in shame all alone! :)

I grew up just down the road from you, in San Jose! :) Can't wait to see your finished product; your DH will love it!

gale said...

Hey, baby steps, girl! LOL! I can't wait to see your pages!

Louise, that's me!! said...

I am sure you will discover hidden talents.lol.
Fab start, well done.

CathyRose said...

Oh, Karan, good luck with your album. Wish I was there to help you with it. I was a paper scrapper before I switched to digital but I love combining the best of both. 8x8 is my favorite size, that is a good choice. It is going to be a great album!

thescrapmaster said...

I am so glad you admitted it, but you are trying and for that I am so proud of you!!

I can't wait to see what you make. If you have any questions I am sure the blogger group gals can help ya.

~Samantha

Liz said...

you can do it!!! I'm sure you'll do just fine... the hardest part is just starting that first page.

Rachel Brumley said...

Good luck on your new project. You'll love it once you get started.

Let us see the completed pages!

scrappinmominky said...

Good luck with your scrapbook. I think you will enjoy it when you get going with it. Your husband will love it I'm sure.

Heather
blog buddy

Lin said...

Good luck!! Can't wait to see your creations!!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Best of luck with your scrapbooking adventure. It is fun. I have done a few pages and have always wanted to do one for hubby too. Our anniversary is Oct. 23rd (15 yrs) doubt I'll do one this year as I have other stuff I have to get done... maybe next year ;)

jennifer said...

That's great that you're giving it a shot! You can't really go wrong since anything is better than the picture alone in a plain album pocket, right? I'm sure you'll get into it and find that you love it- that's what happens to most of us! Best of luck...can't wait to see more!

fishlips said...

Well you better do alot of writing in this scrapbook because you have a wonderful way with words and wow what a humor, I'm loving reading your posts...You go girl go" you can do it"
Erin

Melzie said...

You'll be fine!! I love to scrapbook, and I do cut my pictures. People shudder when they witness it, LOL!! :)

Ann said...

Heehee! You are cracking me up with your scrapbooking rant. Don't worry...I can't scrapbook either! :D

Heather said...

I'm sure you'll be just as talented with scrapbooking as you are with cardmaking! I can't wait to see the end result!

scubasubie said...

I love the borders around your photos. I tried doing that with mine and ended up throwing everything to the side it frustrated me too much.