Friday, December 18, 2009

Stressful Scrapping Weekend

So, this weekend I am suppose to be working on finishing up the Scrapbooks that I am doing for my parents and grandmother for Christmas. However, fo some reason I have been having a really hard time getting motivated to finish them. I think that I have figured out why.

When it comes to scrapbooking, even though I do it as a creative outlet, I am a perfectionist! I have a problem. I like to be organized and since I seem to be horrible at it I get stressed out. With these scrapbooks I decided to do them so close to Christmas that I haven't spent as much time on them as I would have liked. Therefore, they are not exactly what I wanted them to be. So, I think that is discouraging me and makes me feel uncreative. And from there it is just a vicious cycle.

Now, I am lucky enough to have a wonderful husband who not only is letting me take all tomorrow to work on them, while he is cleaning out all of our kids toys and rooms to get ready for Christmas, but he is also always there with words of encouragment. When I was done on my work last night he said told me that the work I had done was beautiful and that everyone was just going to think that they were terrfic. How lucky am I? I try to always remember that!

Anyway, I think that I will feel better after Christmas when they have opened them and they like them, or dislike them, however I think I know my family and I have to remember that they will love them because I made them.