29 May 2008

Scrapbooking Service?

So Ms. Almost-Six has completed kindergarten and now I have all this Stuff piled up - cool little art projects, worksheets, report card, diploma! I'd like to do something with it besides let it take up space on my already-cluttered desk and collect dust.

Scrapbooks are an obvious solution. You'd think. But the very idea of scrapbooking makes me shudder.

Don't get me wrong - I think scrapbooks are neat. I think all the little doo-dads and stickers you can buy to decorate scrapbook pages are really nifty. I love the thought of organizing all the Stuff into something that resembles a Story.

But I know just what would happen if I bought all the nifty doo-dads.

They would take up space right next to all the Stuff on my already-cluttered desk and collect dust.

My wedding album is a perfect example: I've been married almost nine years and all the wedding album Stuff is still sitting in a plastic bag on an already-cluttered shelf and collecting dust.

So I won't go there. But I wish somebody would. Somebody other than me. Somebody I could send all my precious Stuff to who would cull it for the really awesome bits, decorate it with nifty doo-dads and send it back to me all finished and ready for foisting upon unsuspecting visitors.

Wouldn't that be cool?



Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Back when we only had one monster and lived in MN (nearly 10 years ago), a bunch of my coworkers were into rubber stamping and scrapbooking. I bought a bunch of crap and started making a baby book for Princess Monster. I got a few pages done and gave some gifts away that first Christmas of pictures, etc. I planned to add to the book each year.

Well that never happened. We moved to MO and none of that stuff ever got unpacked. I started writing and quit any other hobby for the most part. I just don't have time.

Plus two more monsters...

Now we've had 2 monsters go through kindergarten and I have nothing. Gah. I suck!

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Bethanie, if you still have the time and inclination to beta read Road, can you drop me a line at joely AT joelysueburkhart DOT com? I don't think I have an e-mail addy for you.