Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Restored Joy in Scrapbooking!

35 pages shown here, finished over 40 pages!
I’m not the easiest person to keep occupied. I like to be on the move. Which means I don’t do things like knit or quilt or crochet, all things I would love to do… someday! I had to find something to keep myself occupied for Sunday otherwise I would have gone bonkers sitting around, and getting out by myself is just a hassle. Can’t go shopping because I can’t crutch and push a cart, I hate using the scooters and not all stores have them. So I finally got around to getting a scrapbook done for my friend Katie, I also organized all my 8.5x11 paper that has been messy and disorganized since l blasted out a ton of scrapbooking pages for Phyllis’s grad party. I don’t know why I felt so accomplished getting that done, plus, now I know what I have and how much. I certainly don’t need any of that paper! Every so often I clean out my scrapbooking stuff and donate it to a teacher or school because I am not going to use it. I’ve got a ton of paper scraps and after I am done with this book that I am making I am going to clean out the 12x12 paper and then I will donate it all!

It was a lot of fun putting together the book for my friends (and my little muffins). Show me your choppers (first teeth), Gotcha Day!, birthdays, Christmas, first food, ya-ya, Grandma & poppa, summer fun, cousins… lots of pages, lots of fun! I laid out all the pages and glued them down, got out the stickers, this week I will pull out my Cricut to do all the page titles. I need to go to JoAnn’s this week, get a book, extra plastic covers, more stickers, and a frame made for a new canvas I bought.

I think I will start scrapbooking again, it was fun and creative. I forgot how much I loved doing it. Also kept me occupied and away from the fridge. Earlier in the day I almost posted “there is a battle for my joy, and I don’t think I’m winning”. I turned that over to God. I told Him “I can’t fight this one, Lord”. He did. He helped me by giving me the time to do the scrapbooking, a peaceful house (that was clean), and the love of my friends as I designed each page and thought about how much joy they fill my heart with. As I finished scrapbooking for the day, my joy was restored!

I’m one blessed woman!

1 Thes 3:6 But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to see you


Deb said...

....and oh the joy that your friends will have once they receive your labor of love! :)
...a circle of joy...ya gotta love our God!

Pat said...

Good for you, you never waste a moment, plus others always benefit from your busyness! Like Deb said, a circle of joy!