I put too much pressure on myself~~getting caught up in the whole blogging and social media side of crafting~~ feeling like I should blog every day, keep up with Facebook, yahoo groups, Facebook groups, Ning sites....it's exhausting.
I also find myself falling into the trap of comparing myself to others. Which I know not to do, but I have caught myself lately thinking that I don't color as well as others, or I don't put my cards together as well as others. Stupid, I know.
In my heart I've been longing to get back to my roots so to speak. Scrapbooking. I have so many photos to scrap and you know what, it makes me so happy when I look through my scrapbooks and my photos. But I always get overwhelmed and never know where to start.
So I decided this weekend, enough is enough. I need to do what makes ME happy. In my style, my time and no pressure. I know, this is something I should do all along but I find it so easy to get wrapped up in all the other stuff. So I told myself to just go upstairs, grab an envelope of photos that haven't been put away yet and scrap them.
I was thrilled that the envelope I grabbed had zoo photos! and I scrapped. and I smiled. and I felt the happiness in my heart like I haven't felt in quite a while.
I used my stamps. I used my Cricut. I used punches. I used dies. I didn't try to find challenges. I didn't look at any sites for how I should make the perfect layout. I had fun.
Lesson learned or should I say re-learned...Do what makes YOURSELF happy!
There might not be as many posts on the blog....might not be as many cards...might be more layouts...maybe something else...but that's okay because it's my blog.
I do appreciate all the love and support from my blogging friends and I appreciate you all continuing to stop by when you have a chance!
With all that said, here's the layouts I made today.
Have a fabulous night! I think I might start another layout!