Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How to Scrapbook…

…when you haven’t in over a year. In six simple steps.

Step Number One: Get threatening tweets from your friends to get your ass in gear and make a layout. Please click for Exhibit A.IMG_6577Step Number Two: Clear off your desk. Clearly for me that was a bigger task than it might be for some. Luckily I had a big empty bed to clear it off too. (Notice I didn’t say clean it off). (You should note, I’m only a little embarrassed by the state of my desk. Most of my embarrassment stems from the empty juice boxes and chocolate bars.) IMG_6587Step Number Four: Pour yourself a glass of wine. You may choose to use this as either step one or step two.  You may also want to keep the bottle close by in case you need a refill.

Step Number Five: Find your favourite jumping off point for a layout. Something that works for you, that you keep going back to over and over again. Mine, as you can see is a piece of Kraft cardstock.

Step Six: (This is the final step, and the most important) Don’t think. Do. (The wine plays an important role in this step).IMG_6604Voila! Follow all of these steps and you too can have a completed layout like the one above. Yes, even after a year of not scrapbooking anything! (The title is kind of a play on words. Hello to my old friend Vicki, but also to my old friend scrapbooking. See what I did there? Good Right?)

And just let me know if you need help with step number one. I’d be more than happy to send you threatening tweets.

Happy Wednesday.


  1. I LOVE this layout Jer!! love you steps to getting back to it :) xo

  2. Awesome layout Jeremy, welcome back!

  3. Welcome back! Happy to see more of your awesome work!

  4. I haven't blogged or read blogs in a long while but this post title caught my eye and I'm so glad!!! I LOVE IT!! were you writing this for me? :\

    I think I just got the urge to touch paper for the first time in too long. thank you j. :)

  5. I looove your LO jeremyyyyyy! (what's step 3??)

    Ps-send me a threatening tweet/textie on Friday or Saturday.

  6. SO good! these were so close to the exact same steps I took when I finished a dare two weeks ago. whew, the desk cleaning is the hard part for me. :/

  7. I love step one! ;) yay for making things!

  8. yes.
    i love it.

    ps. keep em* coming.

  9. So good!! I just started back into it myself...and it feels good!

    Found you through katie.cupcake & I'll definitely be coming back!!

  10. i'm just about finished unpacking my office and then I will do these exact steps in order! ;) thanks for a great post! :D