It’s been a long time. Too long, in fact. I believe the last time I picked up a rubber stamp and used it to make a card or anything else was October 2008. I wasn’t sure I would ever get back to stamping again. Especially after such a long break. There were even a few times I considered getting rid of everything. I just wasn’t excited or motivated to use my stuff. Add to that a growing obsession with crocheting (which I am still doing and I still love : ) ), and you get stamping supplies collecting dust. I thought about it many times…..how I would get back into it? I have plenty of cards made, so there wasn’t a need to make something for a birthday or other occasion. Finally it struck me…..what other hobby have I ignored for even longer than stamping? Scrapbooking!! Before I took my scrapbooking break I had started using divided page protectors. I would load 5 out of the 6 slots with photos and leave one slot open for a mini 4×6 page that would be journaling or some other design. They are a great way to get your scrapbooking done quickly, but still allow you to be creative. My idea was that I could basically make something similar to card fronts using my stamps. I could use stamps that would match the occasion I was scrapbooking about and also maybe use a journaling stamp to add some info about the photos. This would satisfy both my stamping AND scrapbooking hobbies! I spent a couple of hours cleaning and organizing my stamp area today, then organizing my photos into the page protectors. Finally, late this evening I stamped!!
Now mind you, this is a very basic and simple version of what I want to do, but people…come on!!!….LOL….I haven’t stamped in 10 months!! I am happy I came up with anything halfway decent! I am looking forward to creating more tomorrow.
P.S. I should also have some more crochet projects posted soon. I have many things on the crochet to do list and I just have a scarf to finish up before I move on to them.