Fallen down the rabbit hole indeed! I love when a whole new craft world opens up to me… all new sites, new blogs, new awesome crafty products to search out. I am hooked on my Project Life journal in the worst (best!) way. It's been like a hundred light bulbs going off for me. I was playing around making thank you cards with a small pile of scrapbooking supplies that I couldn't resist getting for myself while shopping for a friend. At the same time I started working on putting together our 2012 photobook and was distracting myself reading blogs and this by Amy about how you can't beat the coolness of having physical things in your home to interact with was repeating in my head. I've always wanted to keep journals but have never seen it through. This blog was my most successful attempt at a journal but then when people started actually reading it I got all weird about what I could put out there. I've mostly kept it as a crafting/inspiration place but then all the main stuff of our family's life is just an endless stream of iphone photos. I love getting things off the computer and into an album and writing about them and sticking stickers on them. That's what's been missing in my life. Sticking stickers! It makes me so happy. As I'm getting more into this I'm realizing that so many things I love and collect — cool paper, cards, paper scraps from here and there, labels off my beer bottles, stamps I've carved, korean stickers I've ordered from etsy — have never had a real home. But they do now!
So right now I'm watching videos and spending way too much money on things I think I need. Enamel dots? I think so! A new fancy paper cutter? maybe that can wait. That cool sliding tape/glue dispenser? Oscar and I vote Yes! And I'm discovering so many blogs. It's awesome. I'm also trying to discover what my style is going to be for my new journal. I love the minimalist look. Just photos and very cool/simple design elements. It's beautiful. But really what I'm most attracted to is the more-is-more, throw-lots-of-stuff-at-it, more scrapbook type of thing. I want to encorporate lots of memorabilia and have a reason to buy cork stickers and wood grain sequins. I want to put washi tape on everything! Washi tape, another thing I've been hoarding that I really have had no use for up til now. So exciting! This reminds me of when I first became addicted to knitting. Ah, the joy of a new craft!
I've started pinning to here.