For as far back as I can remember, I have been waiting. For summer vacation, for Prince Charming, for a better job, for more money, for more time…my list is endless. I’m tired of waiting for life to begin. Aren't you?
Last week I tried to explain to a co-worker why scrappers put pins on projects. I am certain she now thinks I am totally bonkers. She kept on thinking the pin was something I was going to wear, and when I told her I would probably put the pin on a LO her question was, “What is a layout?”
There should be a scrapbook cheat sheet, something like scrapbook 101 for folks who have never stepped foot into the wonderful wacky world (WWW) of scrapbooking. An easy way to answer the everyday questions like, why do we put Bingo cards on layouts? Why do we make cards with so many flowers that you can’t put them in an envelope and mail? Why do we make a card/LO, glue everything down and then take out a sewing machine and stitch the paper? Why do we take a perfectly good tag, dip it into coffee and then distress, stamp and tie a ribbon on it - preferably one that has been wrinkled?
I could go on and on but the real question I need answered today is, why do we decorate our beloved crafts with beaded pins? If you can answer that age old question that has baffled historians for centuries, I will send you a super duper present - a bunch of pins on a tag!
This month I entered my first pin swap hosted by Victoria at Life on the Scrapbeach. Had to be LOVE/Valentine inspired and we could use Bo Bunny Enchanted papers, which I happened to have on hand. I am trying hard to enter the lace filled land of Shabby Chic but am having a difficult time. I love lace, have a garden full of roses and yet every time I try to get in, the door is locked shut. I am however pounding on the door really hard!
See what I mean about Shabby Chic? It looks more like Goth to me. Whatchathink? And yes, that is a Bingo card. And no, I haven't the foggiest why I added it.