Friday, March 15, 2013

Im-Practically Scrapping

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!

11 comments:

lintsi said...

Lovely page, lovely picture and AMEN to your text - sometimes we just get so carried away with all kinds of challenges, DT work and all that we forget to do this. :)

Lisa P said...
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Lisa P said...

Amen, Krissy!

Cathy said...

my thoughts exactly! Love this Krissy!

Patty Selah said...

Beautiful page, great design and even better advice!

Lanette said...

Our dark little secret! I love the papers too and the ink and well just the mess, thanks for saying what no one else does :) (and a beautiful LO as aways Krissy!)

Ruth G said...

If we can't enjoy the process then it becomes work! Not a good thing! Glad you were willing to admit it and great job giving yourself the go-ahead to just do it!!! And thanks so much for sharing!!!

Lynn said...

I love your project and I loved your story!! Sometimes it's just fun to play!

Jean said...

This is gorgeous!

Kim Ryden said...

So fun! I love that little butterfly! :)

Christy said...

This is just so beautifully done!!!!