Monday, January 23, 2012

Back Home

 Friday morning I left in hopes of being a scrapbook queen.

Packed up way too much (but less than I have in my "earlier" years).

3 days of FOOD, FUN, FUN, sleep, Food, FUN, FUN, Food, FUN, Massage, FOOD, FUN, FUN, and so on.  You get the idea, right? 

56 12 x 12 scrapbook pages completed in my Family Album

12 8 x 11.5 scrapbook pages completed in my Christmas Album.

Not my finest scrapbook weekend.  
But it is more progress than if I hadn't gone on my scrapbook retreat.

I had a bit of a creative block.  It also was compounded with the fact that I took so many pictures of Button this year, that I have to have TWO albums for the year 2011 and I need to purchase a new album for a new volume of Christmas Cheer.

The album pages that didn't fit in my albums

Thank goodness Creative Memories is still having their sale on albums through the 25th this month for their 25th anniversary!!!  I can't believe that I have been using their products for the last 13 years!

Disclaimer:  Not receiving any monetary or products from them!

But I officially have all of our family pictures in albums from January 2009 through November 2011.  Not too shabby.


I had planned to take photos of the event.  I even had my "good" camera with me, but I just never did.  Maybe next time?  It is only in eleven weeks!

Oh, and I finished Baby William's quilt.  Pictures and the story of the surprise I received from my friend to be coming soon...


  1. I went on a crafty weekend too!!!! I didn't get as much done as I had planned, but it was SO nice to be away! Glad to hear you had a great time :)

  2. Oh wow! How nice to go away for the weekend and get some stuff done.

  3. Wow! I can't believe you got that many pages done. That is awesome! I won't even share how few pages I got done on my first and only retreat I went to. Haha Love Creative Memories!!!

  4. If 68 pages aren't as much as you anticiapted I am curios to know what would expect to be able to complete. Especially considering I have only done one page for my family in too many years to count though I sure have given a bunch away outside of my family.....

    1. I used to get between 125-150. It required a late first night and an all-nighter second night. But I was so tired when I got home!

      I used to borrow the rule my friend has...if I spend too long on one page, I have to do the next few quickly. And, of course, she is COMPLETELY up to date from when she started over 17 years ago. Her famous phrase? Stick it on and move on. The point is to preserve memories, not make fabulous showpieces:)!

  5. That is a lot of pages. Yay for progress. Can't wait to hear about the quilt.

  6. It sounds so much fun!!!! And productive, too!!!
    Looking forward to your next post!!!


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