in my Library of Memories class has done with her dimensional letters (chipboard etc!) I believe this is one of those tool drawers from walmart — I’ve had so many questions about my Pottery Barn cabinet/drawers (which btw is not currently available) and this just makes me so happy to see that Lisa has adapted the idea to something less expensive and MORE readily available …
Thanks so much for sharing LISA!
and … great news from this new batch of LOM students. The "Ahas" are starting to come in (one of my favorite things for obvious reasons)
Here’s one from Michelle:
Yes, I am shouting…THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I get it! WOW!
I had a free morning after I took the kids to school and logged in to start this week’s lesson earlier this morning. I printed out everything and listened to your audio…I have to tell you that the particular exert from Cathy’s book is one of my all time faves too. Then, I got out our family’s scrapbooks and the sticky notes to see "where I have been."
When I was done, it was like a lighting bolt had struck me. Sure, I remembered scrapping most of those pages in the past seven years, but when I really looked at them as a whole, using your guidelines, it was an amazing revelation…
I learned so many important things this morning!
First off, where are the pages about all the people outside our immediate family that I love? Sure, here are pictures of them scattered in our scrapbooks. But there are virtually no dedicated pages (three spreads over the past seven years…argggg!) specifically telling WHY we love these people who are so important to us. What is it all about if it is not about the PEOPLE we love!?!
Second, the pages I liked the least were the "guilt" induced chronological pages. The ones that I felt like I had to scrap because I had not made a page about "X" holiday for "Y" year. I have quite a few that are populated with rather bad photos and no information other than "Christmas 2003" or something akin to that on them. Oh, man, WHY did I make these pages? To think about all the time I spent agonizing over them because they had no focal point and the photos really were not that great and I really did not have a story to tell and I took so long to scrap them because I really was not enjoying the process.
And, most importantly, the pages that I loved looking at the most were the ones that told the WHY and were filled with all of the tiny details that I had forgotten.
So, thank you for your insight today. I am enjoying this process more than you can imagine. My mind is racing with things I want to go write down so that I won’t forget these things…
I am getting the BIG PICTURE and it is really grand!
and on that note — go have a great day.
I am finally starting to feel ready for CHA (after two LATE nights) and am starting to feel the excitement. I always hear "I wish I could go to CHA — I bet it’s so fun" and it is, but it’s also a TON of work to prepare for and missing five days of work means you have to be really on top of deadlines etc… anyway, I’m starting to feel like I can pull it off ..
might even reward myself and go shopping this afternoon — having something new to wear is always FUN — too bad I’m so fashion-challenged that I don’t have a clue what to get — any ideas?