Scrapping, Here I Come!

I miss scrapbooking. I used to do it all the time,
but since I spent the last year or so doing tons of crafty stuff for the wedding, I didn’t have much time to scrap. That’s where Cathy Zieleske comes to my rescue!

Cathy’s blog is my favorite. She’s hysterical, her family is lovely and normal, and the woman can scrap like nobody’s business. She’s teaching a class next month for Big Picture Scrapbooking called “Me: The Abridged Version,” and I’m in the class!

That’s right, I’m going to do a book of 28 layouts just about me and my story. It’s never been done (by me, anyway). The coolest part? I won a spot in her online class completely at random. I commented (along with more than 1,000 others), and her random number picking thingy chose me and one other person for a free spot in her class. Word.

Not only do I get to be pushed back into scrapping in a fun and creative way, I’m going to do a parallel book about Mark for Nicholas. I’ve wanted to do a book about Mark for Nicholas since Mark died, but for some reason haven’t really been able to do it. I’m going to use Cathy’s class as the template for it, and I hope I’m able to capture a small part of who Mark was so that Nicholas can know that part of him too. I think it will be good for Mark’s family too, to help me capture some of the stories about him before the stories are all gone.

Who knows, maybe I’ll get to know myself a little better in the process too. And all I need are some pictures, my favorite patterned paper, and my trusty computer. Way cheaper than therapy.

That’s my favorite layout of N up there, typo and all.