Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Scrapbooking shouldn't be stressful

I usually get together with some girlfriends once a year to scrapbook at a B&B. I didn't participate last year, so I signed up for two weekends this year. Since I have to travel to the site, it involves a bit of juggling of time and planning. Work is extra stressful right now with lots of projects. I thought I might look forward to the break from work, but the reality is, I'm stressed about not being able to get everything done that needs to get done.

Unfortunately, I didn't buy my airline ticket at rock bottom prices so that was an extra hundred or so. Good thing I'm frugal in other areas. And I'm still trying to figure out transportation. I'll probably just rent a car unless I can find a ride from my mom's to the B&B (hope I don't get lost driving there).

I haven't organized a single page, printed out any photos. As I was looking through my stash, I wondered if I should just get rid of it all. The hobby doesn't bring me pleasure any more (although I still enjoy shopping and buying). If I got rid of it all, would I miss it?


Sharon said...

I do love looking at new stuff. But going digital has been a blessing. If I were to get the opportunity to go away to scrap, all I need is my laptop. ;)

Enjoy the time away. Perhaps seeing others scrap will renew your interest.

scrapper al said...

Thanks Sharon. I'd need to upgrade my computer to be able to digi scrap and unfortunately, that's not in the budget. I plan on sleeping in and making cards. That should help reduce my stash.

Miwa said...

I'm sorry to hear that you're not enjoying it so much anymore - but I think Sharon's right and that cropping with others might re-inspire you. I think it will also help when things at work calm down a bit... hang in there (in the meantime) and hope you have a fun and relaxing time there! :)