Still Trucking Along

Still Trucking Along

Wow! I thought this month was going to be all about how you can make scrapbooking a priority in your life, even when life gets hectic. And then I had an unexpected trip to NYC, and everything’s been off for the rest of the month.

You know how, sometimes, you just need to drop every outside influence, and become a turtle? Maybe that’s just me. But that was how my month went. Full on avoidance of anything and everything. I tried to not go into turtle mode this month, but apparently I still haven’t learned that I need to embrace turtle mode, so that it doesn’t last as long as when I try to avoid it.

The result? I’m still in catch up mode, and working on getting to having the same number of layouts done as the number day of the month. I’ve got 15 done, and ideas for one more, ready for me to work on. I’ll get that done today.

I love the feeling of being back on track.

Want to see what I have gotten done?

Yes? Good. Cos I’m going to show you anyway! ;)

First up? Another college page. I used up more scraps from my scrap bin, including an altered piece from a kit from Messtaken Identity.

Sooner saves the day || noexcusescrapbooking.com

Then there’s some more pics from the family photo shoot. Don’t you just love that Q?!

Digi love || noexcusescrapbooking.com

One of the prompts for LOAD was black and white, which made me think of Pokemon. I got my son involved in the journaling, and used my Silhouette Portrait to cut out a Pokemon title in a font similar to the official one.

Pokemon Play || noexcusescrapbooking.com

And then, it was time to use more scraps from my scrap bin. I love using a winter photo with July Fourth themed paper for a topic unrelated to either theme.

Parenting Practice || noexcusescrapbooking.com

And then it was time for another college page. There are so many little stories to tell about college life. So many wonderful people to remember.

Lainie's harem || noexcusescrapbooking.com

And finally a page about what I love most about summer. And no, it’s not bathing suits! ;) The two pocket page cards flip up and down to reveal journaling. This was a fun page to figure out.

I {heart} summer || noexcusescrapbooking.com

So that’s all I’ve gotten done this month, and the end is fast approaching. Am I going to get 28 pages done? Do I even want to?

I don’t know. I just know I am going to keep going though. Every page done is another story told, another thought shared with my family. That is why I do this after all.

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  1. Yes I know all about turtle mode too, that’s a great name for it. I haven’t heard that before but it’s very appropriate. When it clashes with things you really want to be doing it’s annoying but you’re right, trying to fight it doesn’t help. Considering how many pages you’ve made recently though it looks like you’ve come out fighting fit though – good for you!

    • Thanks Jodie! I figure turtle mode is telling me I’ve had way too much together time, and need to nurture my inner introvert.

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