a scrapbooking we will go

i am off to the mountains for a day of scrapbooking tomorrow. my friend emma’s parents have a cabin in helen, georgia, which is where we girls are heading. i think most of them are staying the night, but i’m probably going to come home tomorrow night. i’m a shy person and just going is really taking me out of my comfort zone. but we’ll just see how it goes, i guess.

i’m really excited though, despite the two-hour drive. i’ve said before that i really don’t have friends down here, since i don’t have a way to meet people my age, so it’ll be nice to meet some new people. maybe i can become friends with them! i told my mom about my plans, and she said, “oh, is joe going?” is joe going. hahaha. isn’t that cute?! 🙂
and, this was a great way to justify some new scrapbooking purchases. woo hoo! i got a *bunch* of paper, a container to keep my paper in, a mini-tote to keep tools and embellishments in, and a really cool tote to carry everything.

while we’re gone, joe and brandon, joe’s friend and emma’s fiance, have a “playdate” planned. it will be a fun day for all!

plugging away

i’m about halfway through with our wedding scrapbook. i’m doing a lot of extra pages, so it’s taking longer. i ordered some really pretty paper from bisous, and i can’t wait to get it! i’ve been so crafty lately! Read on to see my pages!

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cooperstown or bust

our hotel room is booked. at the end of july, we’ll be heading to new york where we’ll join thousands of people hoping for a semi-decent seat for the baseball hall of fame induction in cooperstown. i am so excited. we’re staying in albany, so we hopefully will get to meet up with lisanne, which i am very excited about as well. she will be the first blogging friend i will have met!

the downside is that i may not be able to go to my friend’s wedding. i am supposed to be a bridesmaid, but we had to book our trip to cooperstown early to even get a hotel room, and julisa still doesn’t know when she will be getting married. we were first told june, and i could have gone by myself then, but now she says it will be either in july or october. if it’s in july, there’s no way i could even go by myself. october probably would be doable. we will see.

last night, joe and i rented “the last kiss”. the previews looked pretty good, and i like zach braff and rachel bilson, so i was excited about it. i must say, however, that it was one of the most depressing movies i have ever watched. i won’t ruin it for those of you who still want to see it, but all the couples have troubles, and there are cheating and breakups aplenty. i asked joe if he took the movie back and said, “my wife left me after this movie,” would they give him his money back. hehehe. but seriously, that and “the break up”, the last two date movies we saw, definitely are not date nights.

on a happier note, i finished a few of our wedding scrapbook pages today, and i think they turned out really well. i really like them. i’m a big fan of ribbons and bows, and i’m using them a lot throughout. joe says they’re my trademark. i just think they’re pretty.

how i use my time

i’m finally getting close to being caught up on my scrapbooking. i have two pages left to be done until new year’s eve. i may get them finished before then, but we’ll see. i really like the christmas and hanukkah pages. here’s what i’ve managed to do:

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scrapbookin’

i finally got to do some scrapbooking. i’ve been working on holiday presents for the last couple of months, so i haven’t had a chance to do anything for myself. i really had fun with these pages. they’re simple, but i like them. i didn’t want them to be too busy. i still have several more pages to do. i got some really cool paper, and hobby lobby is having a *huge* sale on scrapbooking items, so i’m really excited.

this is a two-page spread i did. it’s the first one i’ve done, and i really like it. i’m still deciding whether or not to put text on the second page though.

i did this one on the dinner of honor we went to on dec. 3. it’s a huge event joe’s school hosts every year, and was a lot of fun.

creativity

i spent this afternoon watching the braves knock the astros out of the playoffs (woo hoo!) and working on pages for our wedding scrapbook. i think they turned out fairly well. they definitely are much better than the pages i did for our dating scrapbook. i’ve finished four pages so far.

so what do you all think? decent? half-way decent? hideous?? 🙂