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!
Posted by Karan at 16:38