Each Monday, I discuss my Scrap Happy project based on Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun.
The last task on the Boost Energy portion of my Scrap Happy project is to finish mostly complete albums. I put this task off. And then I put this task off again.
I knew one album needed a title page and closing page. I had already typed up the journaling for the opening page. I just needed to print it. I already had the other materials for the page. Sunday morning, I printed up and finished the page. Next, I finished the closing page.
I identified three other albums with things that needed to be completed. In my album from 2007, I had one page that was empty–saved for the page from my work’s holiday party. It didn’t get finished sooner because I had been waiting on getting the photo from a friend who took the group picture. I’ve had the printed photo now for probably a year. Well, now is the time to finish the page. Easy.
In my album about trips I took in 2005, there was one page that was damaged. I used these terrible rub-ons. If you have been scrapbooking awhile, you might be familiar with these rub-ons. Without naming names, they came out by a designer who essentially sold out to Target and then proceeded to make really terrible products. I was burned by this designer a second time, too. I will not give that designer any more of my money. Anyway, the rub-ons that I used for my title completely disintegrated. I ended up using my Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 373 Retractable Craft Scratcher in order to remove the rest of it. I took a piece of scrap cardstock (yeah! Another way to boost energy!), and placed it over where the original title had been. I used letter stickers to redo my title. Easy. And now I don’t get angry every time I look at the page.
I realize I should have taken a before and after photo but realized this after I had scraped off the rub-ons. Sorry!
Finally, I looked through one more album to see what needed to be finished. I noticed that I had a page of ticket stubs and one of the ticket stubs was for the concert event, but did not list who we actually saw at the concert. I wrote down the names of the artists we saw at that concert. Easy.
I have other albums with sticky notes to finish journaling or add a photograph here or there. I haven’t finished all my mostly complete albums, but am getting a sense of satisfaction out of completing these four albums. I am now inspired to complete the rest of my mostly complete albums.
Well, this concludes the Boost Energy portion of my Scrap Happy project. Next up, is Remember Love, which starts next Monday!
- Scrap Happy: A Happiness Project
- Scrap Happy: Boost Energy
- Scrap Happy: Back Up Digital Photos (File Under Boost Energy)
- Scrap Happy: Back Up Digital Scrapbook Supplies (File Under Boost Energy)
- Scrap Happy: Use My Supplies (File Under Boost Energy)
- Scrap Happy: Purging (File Under Boost Energy)
- Scrap Happy: Back-Up Printed Photos (File Under Boost Energy)