Monday, September 12, 2011

Why I Scrap

Gosh, sometimes I hate this hobby
hate the way that I let it make me feel
and I will be specific...the way that I let it make me feel

When you put yourself out there for teams or to submit and you aren't hurts.  I let it make me feel not good enough.  I have sung this song before...many of us have.  I just want to stop comparing, stop wondering and just create.

I forget easily that I create for my two children.  Ella asked me the other day about what I am doing with all the photos that I take.  I giggled and reminded her about my scrapbooks.  I told her that she would have those one day.  She was quite amazed.  I want her and the rest of us to remember our stories.  Remember all the memories we built. 

When I remember that, I love this hobby...through and through.

I am lucky to get to scrap them.  That is my biggest success...the only one that should be important.


  1. This is gorgeous. Awesome post too - keeping it real. Even the super talented like yourself get rejected... I appreciate your candidness - if that makes sense. :)

  2. Beautiful layout, but more beautiful are the words you said. I think you are wonderfully inspiring and I respect your work as an artist and memory keeper!

  3. big sigh...yes! You hit the nail right on the head. Both the post and the LO are dead on. Thank you for being open, honest, and frank--we've all been there and it DOES hurt. But then like you said, it's not about the industry. We design to pass it on. Thanks for the reminder. And I must say that layout? Fabulousless. It's the reason for my big sigh. It's just so so so good! The colors really pop against the kraft and the design is perfect.

  4. **fabulousNESS** sorry about that. I guess that typo makes a big difference. oops!

  5. this is beautiful Stacey, love the color and pic.

  6. This is a gorgeous page, and I wish you could have gotten one of those happy emails. I know that we all get down when we don't make a team, I know I certainly do but you are so right in saying that we need to remember what it's all about- the memories, who we are doing this for. You are an incredible inspiration to me.

  7. Stacey, such poignant words. Your children are super lucky to have such a talented mommy documenting their stories! Another fabulous layout!hugs

  8. Amen!! I loveeeeeeeeeee that lo!! LOVING the photos and the way you used those Bella goodies! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  9. Amen! Thought I was the only one that thought that way....thanks for sharing I really appreciate you being open and honest. Your layout is FABULOUS BTW!

  10. Amen on all of it...

    The page is adorable, too. :-)

  11. So I attempted leaving a comment multiple times but I guess when I click on the facebook link it does weird things. So here I am, directly from blogger. You already know how I feel about this whole thing and you put it into words perfectly. And you already know this too... you ROCK in my book sister friend. :)


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