I was much more efficient this time - only making the book from our cruise 1 year later...almost to the day! Bonnie and I were invited to an all-day scrapbooking workshop hosted by a Creative Memories consultant (Missey Kerens). It's $10 and she puts out all her tools so you don't have to bring your whole scrapbooking arsenal with you for the day. This is the perfect event for me because I have 8 hours to just work on the book, without allowing myself to be distracted by TV or dishes or shopping or whatever else life throws at you. I had started the book at another workshop months ago but was unusually slow and OCD that day, worse than normal, so I only finished 3 or 4 pages.
I had all my pictures, brochures, tickets and receipts organized by day so this time I was able to move more quickly. All my stuff took over a whole table and then some, but I finished! Crystal and Bonnie were crowded on the table they shared because my crap was everywhere :)
Bonnie worked on a family book and Crystal started a book for a trip to Mexico they took last year - she's no longer a scrapbooking virgin...
See how nice and neat those other tables are? Now look at mine :)
Cover of my cruise album :)
Here are some finished pages:
First page! Bon Voyage!
Nate on stage at the amateur comedy night!
Towel animals left on our bed every night...
Bonnie took all 3 of these - I think they're amazing!
Finally one of us won one of those damn '24 Karat gold plastic ships on a stick!' (I added the journaling on that blank green sheet later)
So glad this thing is done! And in only a year from the trip - haha! Here's hoping my efficiency will continue to improve :)