I've been in a scrap funk lately. I want to work on layouts, but I feel like I lack the creative energy. And I'm overwhelmed by other stuff that I need to do.
On top of that, my crop corner shares my headquarters for the consignment sale. It's a big sale on April 5th that I have to get ready for. The bed is COVERED with clothes. The closet is FILLED with toys. I have to tag it all. It's overwhelming. So I can't crop without seeing that stuff and feel like that's what I should be doing.
Here's a picture of most of the clothes ... they're sorted into sizes now, and about a third are on hangers (they all have to be on hangers). In this picture, there are clothes in the front and back, it's not just one big pile, it's 4-5 separate piles of clothes. Some of them have been taken out and put back into storage since they're fall/winter and won't sell now. I have FIVE big storage bins for the fall sale, ack!
Anyhow, my goal is to get everything tagged this week, as my older kids will be visiting my parents. Natalie is a terror when I try to work on that stuff, but I will do the best I can with her underfoot. Because I sure would love to get it all done so I can crop again. I really need the release I get from doing creative stuff like that.
So I'll probably be somewhat scarce until it's done. I don't even like looking at some of the threads because I'm reminded of what I can't do right now. (I never NOT like looking at your work, girls, I really do love what I see - I just don't like how I feel about not doing it myself).
Just thought I'd update you on me and vent a little at the same time.
Yikes! That is a TON of clothes!!! I hope you're able to get through some of them so you can scrap soon.
I've been tempted to do a garage sale for that reason, but I'm really not up for that. the consignment sale benefits Catholic Charities (I make 80% as I'm a committee member, the 20% is donated) so everything has to be tagged. The big pain is that my tags have to be identical. It's really hard to match my tags from sale to sale sometimes (as I'm not about to retag stuff that didn't sell). I'm switching to an easier shade of yellow to match this go around.
I too have been in a funk, but for no good apparent reason. I guess I need to get my mojo back.
That's a lot of stuff to tag Gwen! I would be overwhelmed too!!! I hope the consignment sale goes great for you!
My problem is I hate getting all my stuff out on our table, to start a project, then have to clear the table to eat dinner, hide the stuff from Kayson in the closet, then start all over again. It's such a process. I wish I had a scrap space so badly. Sorry, not trying to hijack, just had to vent too!
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
oh, you totally need a place of your own! That's why I took a corner of the guest room, it's all mine! I clear the table when there's company, but other than that, it's my corner all of the time. I have a desk I don't clear as it's not in my visitor's way, and a pegboard on the wall filled with stuff. But it's not a huge space, seems just right.
I have a friend who took her entire living room and made it her scrap room. It's AMAZING! Who needs a living room anyway?
Anyhow, I hope we both get out of our funks soon! We have challenges to do!
Gwen- wow! That does look like a lot of work! I can totally see how you wouldn't have the energy (or room!) to do scrapbooking. Hopefully you will go through those piles and label what you need to do so you can back into the swing of things!
Not sure if getting the train will help or hurt your funk... hmmm...
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You have a lot on your plate right now. I wish I could come and help you out. I hope you are able to get out of your funk soon b/c I can't wait to see some new pages from you!
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Holy Cow! That's alot of clothes! I think I would probably just stand over them and cry! LOL! I hope you get through it all and in a hurry so you can get some scrapping done..I can't wait to see some more of your pages!
Well, if this counts, part of my funk is broken, because I just came up with my "favorite" subject idea for the challenge. Now I just need to take pics and scrap a page tomorrow. LOL.
How's the pile of clothes coming along? I would love to help, if we lived closer.
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10