Pssst! Practical Scrapper Krissy Clark McKee here with a secret to tell you. You have to promise not to tell anyone, okay?
You know how we all talk about how wonderful scrapbooking is because it's a good way to preserve memories and our families' stories, right? And, of course, you know about all the wonderful sites and books out there that have fantastic journaling prompts. We are Project Life-ing and Smash Book-ing and She Art-ing, and those things are awesome! After all, that is what scrapbooking is all about - we make memories. We preserve stories. We create a record of our thoughts and emotions.
Well...come a little closer because I can't say this too loudly...sometimes, every once in awhile, I make a layout simply because... I want to play with pretty papers and a pretty picture. That's right, that's the only thing I want to do - there is no story to tell!!! Sometimes, it makes me happy simply to play with and coordinate the different colors and patterns of my papers and embellishments. That's it! Finding a pretty picture of my pretty girl wearing a pretty smile makes ME smile. Sometimes you don't need to tell a story. Sometimes it's enough to just enjoy what you are doing. Sometimes THAT is the story.
So, yes, continue to chronicle your family's lives. Continue to journal. But don't get weighed down by it all, and don't feel guilty if you have nothing to say. If you want to create something for no reason other than it makes you happy - well, I thnk that is just as important!
Have a happy, crafty weekend - whether you are practically or im-practically scrapping!