i remember when i first started scrapbooking "for reals" (i.e. with actual scrapbooking products) i was sure that i had to scrapbook every single picture i took. why? i'm not exactly sure, it's not like someone told me that's how it had to be... or else. but nonetheless, it was a rule i had for myself. it took all of one album to break me of this self-imposed unrealistic expectation. after 40 some pages of torrey's first two months of life, i realized i would never be able to keep up. so rather than taking less pictures (clearly not an option for me) i decided to scrap only the pictures i felt like scrapbooking. FREEDOM! without the stress of crazy mad-minded rules, a whole new world of happy scrapping opened up for me.
ella publishing's latest book, a combined effort by stacy jullian and lain ehmann, 20 simple secrets of happy scrapbookers, nails real-life right on the head. with one of lain's tips, it's how you think about it, as inspiration i scrapped about a little change of heart that changed my perspective in a big way. check out this very cool book today, and watch the ella blog on wednesday for a chance to win some very fun goodies!