Monday, February 27, 2006

Yeah, I scrapbook...

It's hard even for me to believe...I haven't scrapbooked in over a month now. I scrambled to finish my Hall of Fame entry after being released from the hospital and I think that it exhausted me. Not to mention the state of my scrap table...the thought of cleaning it makes me go crawl back in bed.

But, yeah, I really do scrapbook. And to prove it I will complete the challenge that Hilary tagged me with. Here goes:

What scrapbook lines/products, etc. do you dislike? I know it's just going to shock pretty much every scrapper I know...but I really don't like Basic Grey. There. I said it. I have some. And I've used it. But, it's definitely not my favorite.

What is the hardest thing you have ever had to scrap? I don't know that I have tackled many difficult scrapping subjects. I have been blessed with a pretty great life. I have recently scrapped about my highly complicated pregnancies...that's probably the hardest thing I've ever scrapped. You can see it by clicking here.

What technique do you use more than anything else? I'm going to say either inking or handcutting titles. Probably inking more, as I have lately been lazy and used a lot of letter stickers.

What is the smallest scrap of paper you save? Please don't judge me...remember my husband is still working on his doctoral degree and in my married life I have never had much money for my scrap budget. So I save anything that I could even use a punch on. I've recently become a bit more cavalier about throwing scraps away only because my scrap folders are bulging. Someone needs to teach me to look in them more often.

Have you ever had any scrapbook related injuries? I have poked myself with my paper piercer more than once. I have even drawn blood doing this. Otherwise, I've stayed pretty safe in this dangerous hobby.

Finish this sentence, "If I wasn't a scrapbooker/stamper, I would spend my money on..." Hard to say. I always have to be doing something creative. Maybe I would be a quilter and hoard fabric. I'd also probably buy more sheet music.

Give us your best storage or organizational idea. I have an itty bitty scrap corner. I found some fun spice racks and bucket things at IKEA that have served me well. Otherwise, I wouldn't say I'm all too organized with my scrap crap. Maybe when I move.

When you received your first publication notification, who did youtell? Joel. I had gotten up early and the request was in my email that morning. I ran into the bedroom and woke him up to tell him. He ran back to the computer with me to see for himself. AND, not an hour later I received a phone call from another publication wanting another layout. It was a pretty good day.

After answering the questions, tag four of your buddies. I'm only tagging 3. So there.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Wow, AGAINST BASIC GREY. You must be mutated. :)

  2. It's okay to be anti-BG... I think I am. Thanks for the tag!

  3. I share some bg feelings until the UC - I have high hopes for that! :) And you can send your scraps my way anytime! "I ain't too prou!" LOL :)

  4. Good Luck on the HOF. And is it ok that I still like BG? hehehe

  5. I did my tag assignment :)